Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail Grand Opening Weekend

'Postcards from the Trail!' March 21-22, 2015!


Postcards from the Trail! 

Hit the Fiber Arts Trail and visit all 15 Fiber Arts Trail stops for an inspiring weekend with award winning fiber artists, see their studios, visit art galleries, quilt shops, a yarn store, tour the woolen carding mill, and see the current exhibit at the Wisconsin Quilt Museum! And be sure to stop by our p.s. Postcard (making) Stations where you can make your own postcard from the Trail! The historic villages of Cedarburg, Grafton and Thiensville are a fiber arts destination!

Grand Opening Weekend Info:

  • Dates:  Saturday and Sunday, March 21 – 22, 2015
  • Hours: Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Sunday 12: 00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Location: Cedarburg, Grafton and Thiensville, Wisconsin
  • Type of tour: Self-guided.

 On-Trail Activities!

Grand Opening Weekend Activities Trail Map PDF 

artistTake a self-guided tour of 15 inspirational Trail Stops!


As a souvenir, Fiber Arts Trail members are offering collectible ‘Postcards from the Trail’ Artist Cards to the first 150 visitors. The collectible cards are 5” X 7” and feature the artists’ own designs. They are so lovely, they should be framed!

artistMeet award winning fiber and mixed media artists, visit their studios and learn how they are inspired!

woolenTour the Cedarburg Wool Carding Mill! Are you mesmerized by big machines? See how the carding machines make wool batts. These are big and OLD machines–operating smoothly since the Civil War. Tours are Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.

shopsSpend a little time at The Pink Llama–voted Milwaukee’s ‘Best Art Gallery 2014’. A local and regional artist haven.


Housed in historic Hamilton’s 125-year old  schoolhouse, quilters and friends can explore Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilt Shop!


Take in the current exhibit at the Wisconsin Quilt Museum. ’30 Quilts for 30 Years: A retrospective of Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry”.

shopsBe sure to browse through the Quilt Museum Gift Shop for a Trail souvenir and remember to check out their roster of events and classes for your next time in Cedarburg!

artistTour the Grafton Arts Mill and listen to the soft sound of the Milwaukee River rushing over the dam. Pop up to the second floor and chat with the fiber artists who welcome you! Mary Mendla will be demonstrating Shibori dye techniques both days! Make sure you ask her about her classes, too!

shopsVisit the Arts Mill Boutique where Fiber Arts Trail members sell their work!

farmsIn search of fabulous knitting patterns? You will love the Grafton Yarn Store at the Arts Mill!

textileHead south to Thiensville and get your eyes goggled by Material Matters–a quilt shop with a contemporary twist!

festivalsVisitors can reflect on their Fiber Arts Trail experiences and make their own ‘Postcard from the Trail’ at one of two activity stations called p.s.Postcard (making) Stations. The stations are at the Quilt Museum and the 2nd floor gathering room at Cedarburg Woolen Mill Shops.

festivals“What is the coolest thing you’ve seen on the Trail?” Sign our Guest Register and tell us what you think! Yep, the paper book method is a little old fashioned, but we’d like to hear about your experiences and also keep in touch. The Guest Registers are located in The Pink Llama Gallery and at the Wisconsin Quilt Museum!

 Going Off-Trail?

Here are some suggestions. The official hub of ‘all things Cedarburg’ is the Chamber of Commerce. www.cedarburg.org If the weather is nice, stretch your legs along the 30-mile hike and bike trail. Ozaukee County Interurban Trail. 

Restaurants here, there and everywhere! Seriously, you could play ‘pin the fork on the restaurant’ and you wouldn’t miss. My fave for breakfast food is PJ Piper. There are gift shops of all types and because Cedarburg-Grafton area is known for its arts culture, check out the Cedarburg Art Guild, Cedarburg Cultural Center. The Cedar Creek Settlement has shops and a winery along the banks of the creek. Two lovely places to stay right downtown Cedarburg are the Washington House Inn and The Stagecoach Inn. Two wineries are Cedar Creek Winery and The Chiseled Grape.

If you’re up in Grafton, be sure to swing by Colectivo Coffee.

It’s all good. Enjoy your time in the area and feel free to drop us a line. Scroll down a little more and the form is right there. Thank you.

The mission of Midwest Fiber Arts Trails is to honor the Midwest’s rich textile heritage and celebrate and promote the work of contemporary fiber artists.

Address: 229 Minnetonka Ave S #181 Wayzata, MN 55391 • Phone : 612.961.1601 • Email: jennifer@fiberartalmanac.com