Leah A. Zieber is a quilt historian and quilt maker from Temecula, California specializing in Antique Reproduction Quilts from the nineteenth century. Her reproduction quilts have been exhibited across the country and most recently published in Stars: A Study of 19th Century Star Quilts and In War Time: A Study of Civil War Era Quilts 1850-1865.
Leah has worked closely with several Southern California collectors cataloging, managing and independently researching their textile collections. Her own collection of antique quilts and related textile items spans one hundred and eighty years and she shares her knowledge of American quilt history using her collection in lectures and workshops.
Be sure to pick up Leah’s debut historical fiction novel, Libby Morgan: Reunion. Set in 1855 New England and London, this tender, coming-of-age story is about a young girl who learns the truth about her family’s past, all the while learning the art of quilt making from her very talented grandmother. Libby's tenacity pushes her family into solving a mystery surrounding the death of her grandmother's first-born and helps to secure a family fortune. Leah is currently writing book two in her American Heritage Quilt Series, which follows the Morgan family through the Civil War.
Workshop January 9: Historic Doll Quilts Done Right
Using your left over scraps, unused blocks and tiny bits of your favorite fabrics, find new freedom in creating a truly historic looking treasure - the American Doll Quilt. Unleash your inner child and give up the restrictions of precision as you make your own unique heirloom.
Her talk on January 8 is an antique quilts trunk show on children’s and doll quilts. Step into the secret world of children and their dolls. Through antique and vintage quilts, trade advertising and images you will learn the important role children held in the American household and the significance their tiny treasures still hold today.