Almanac Journal

Textile stories from the American Midwest.

Cross Section by Diane Núñez of Southfield, Michigan. Featured in Quilt National ’15.
Now on exhibit at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts.

Watermark Art Center’s Grand Opening in Bemidji, Minnesota

In early November, I spoke with Lori Forshee-Donnay, Watermark’s Executive Director, and she shared the excitement of five years of hard work starting with organizational mission statement and identity work, outreach to underserved members of the area’s arts communities, wonderful support and long hours by many volunteers and committee members and, finally, the generosity of area residents and donors who embrace a new arts center in downtown Bemidji. All this culminates in a brand-new building with four galleries and a start on a new generation of arts programming for the region.

Threaded Streams’ 2018 Workshops Highlight: The Business of Fiber Art

Our theme for the 2018 annual weekend event on the Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail is ‘experience your own creativity’. Char and Mariella, sisters who co-own Helen’s Daughters, are not teaching sewing technique classes (sewing is the primary method of making their handbags) but they are teaching the subject matter of how to run a fiber arts business.

Maday Delgado: A free spirited quilter

Dear Friends, A force of personality, Maday is passionate about her life. She approaches her sewing projects, sewing classes and community projects with equal verve and dynamism. As I’ve gotten to know Maday I’ve come to realize she’s more of a city gal; taking off on...

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