Julie Kornblum earned her BA in Art, with a concentration in fiber and textile art, at California State University Northridge. But, being a fiber artist was hereditary. She learned sewing from her mother; knitting, and crochet from her grandmother. Kornblum attended fashion design school at Los Angeles Trade Technical College, worked as a patternmaker in the garment industry and taught at Otis College of Art and Design. She exhibits nationally and has won numerous awards for her fiber wall pieces and sculptural basketry.