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September 2018

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts: Fiber Arts in the Digital Age

September 27, 2018 - January 13, 2019
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portland Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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(Cedarburg, WI) -- Fiber Arts in the Digital Age Living in the digital age means living in a time where we are increasingly able to do what was previously considered unimaginable. This era has touched every aspect of life and fiber art has been no exception.  To artists designing their work via software to the benefits of digitally printing textiles this exhibit explores various fiber art pieces that only exist due to the age we live in.

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October 2018

Miikanan Gallery: Spirit Of Ukambani

October 12 - December 29

Spirit Of Ukambani October 12 - December 29, 2018 Spirit of Ukambani is a mixed-media exhibit featuring fiber art and photography. In 2017, painter and fabric artist Mary Therese and photographer Monika Lawrence traveled to Kenya. This collaboration of work is an outcome of that journey, reflecting on the memories the artists shared from their time together experiencing this rich culture. The exhibit features silk batik paintings and black & white digital photography, depicting wildlife and landscapes from the Ukambani region of southern…

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Waste Not, Want Not Quilt Exhibit

October 16, 2018 - January 27, 2019

Waste Not, Want Not October 16, 2018 - January 27, 2019 Resourceful Quilters have a long history of making artistic quilts utilizing the smallest scraps and efficient piecing methods—adhering to the philosophy of “waste not, want not.” Address: 68 E. Court Avenue Winterset, IA 50273 Find out more: Iowa Quilt Museum

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Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America

October 19, 2018 - January 12, 2019

Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in AmericaOctober 19, 2018 - January 12, 2019Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America chronicles a history of American basketry from its origins in Native American, immigrant, and slave communities to its presence within the contemporary fine art world. Baskets convey meaning through the artists’ selection of materials; the techniques they use; and the colors, designs, patterns, and textures they employ.Historical baskets were rooted in local landscapes and shaped by cultural traditions. The rise of the industrial revolution…

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The Fabric of India

October 19, 2018 - January 9, 2019

The Fabric of India October 19, 2018 - January 6, 2019 Organized by the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum in London, this exhibition is the first to fully explore the dynamic and multifaceted world of handmade textiles from India. The exhibition showcases the finest examples from the V&A’s world-renowned collection together with masterpieces from international partners, leading designers, and additions from the Cincinnati Art Museum’s own outstanding permanent collection. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore a stunning range of historic dress,…

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November 2018

Textile Center Holiday Shop

November 1 - December 24

Holiday Shop Gallery November 1 – December 24, 2018 • Open Sundays 12-4! Known for her extraordinary hand-crafted felted wool sculptures, Elsa Jo Ellison is among 100 artists whose handcrafted work will be sold at this year’s Holiday Gallery Shop. For more than 20 years, Elsa Jo, a native of Wanamingo, Minnesota, has been sculpting wool from the sheep at the Ellison Sheep Farm, and she has created an endless variety of original figures and creatures, each with its own…

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Kringle Market at The Crossing Arts Alliance

November 9 - December 31

Kringle Market at The Crossing Arts Alliance November 9, 2018 - December, 2018 Each November and December our Gift Shop and Gallery are filled to the brim with one-of-a-kind art and fine craft. We call this Kringle Market.  The opening day is Saturday, November 10th, which kicks off the holiday season, and is part of a circuit of other arts and crafts fairs in the area. Join us from 10:00 to 4:00 for hot cider, treats, live music, and an amazing selection…

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Mazinigwaaso – She Stitches Fancy

November 9 - December 22

Mazinigwaaso – She Stitches FancyNovember 9 - December 22, 2018The Miikanan Gallery at Watermark Art Center announces the opening of Mazinigwaaso – She Stitches Fancy. This exhibit, opening November 9, features bead and quill work by three recent award-winning artists. Robyn Van Wert and Pamela Iceman are both 2018 Region 2 Arts Council Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Fellows. Cari Tabor is a 2018 Minnesota State Fair Merit Award winner.An artist reception for Mazinigwaaso will be held on November 9, from 5-7 p.m. In addition to the reception,…

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December 2018

Holiday Events at Watermark Art Center

December 7 - December 23

Holiday Events at Watermark Art CenterDecember 7 - 23, 2018The holiday season is bringing lots of festivities to Watermark Art Center. Enjoy three weekends filled with classes, artist demonstrations, shopping specials and more!December 7-9 will be the Holiday Open House. This year’s event will include the annual tree ornament fundraiser, with handmade ornaments created by local artists for sale in the gallery shop. Plus, on December 8, the artists featured in the “Mazinigwaaso – She Stitches Fancy” exhibit will be…

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Sip and Sew at The Electric Needle

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 19, 2018

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 26, 2018

The Electric Needle, 4281 West Beltline Hwy
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
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$5.00

(Madison, WI) -- Sip and Sew at The Electric Needle Come and sew in an inviting atmosphere with other sewists. Much like an open sew, bring your current project and your sewing machine. Come with friends or make new ones. Reservations required. Bring your project and your sewing machine and supplies.

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Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration at NCSML

December 12 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 12, 2018

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Point SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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(Cedar Rapids, IA) -- Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration See members of the Doris Southard Lace Guild demonstrate this beautiful craft. Demonstrations take place at the museum each month on the second Wednesday in Rozek Grand Hall.

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Hooked Fish Stringer Class

December 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$45.00

(Mahtomedi, MN) -- Hooked Fish Stringer Class This class has been cancelled. Monthly Native fish hooking pattern with specially dyed wool. Rug hook some trophy fish! Can’t wait to dye some wonderful wool for you to form a trophy of a stinger. This class runs each month January through December, 2018. Future dates:  Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, Aug 9, Sept. 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13. Great group to join!!  $45 includes monthly pattern and wool.

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Embroidery Club at The Electric Needle

December 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 18, 2018

An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 18, 2018

The Electric Needle, 4281 West Beltline Hwy
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
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$20.00

(Madison, WI ) -- Embroidery Club at The Electric Needle Join us once a month ( Third Tuesday of the Month) for a hands on class featuring some of the wonderful things that can be done on an embroidery machine. This class is open to any current embroidery machine owner or anyone interested in trying an embroidery machine. Each class will highlight a technique, include written instructions and an embroidery design. June- curling iron caddy A kit is available from…

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Knit with dMarie at the Blue Spoon

December 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 26, 2018

Blue Spoon, 550 Water St
Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin 53578
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(Prairie du Sac, WI) -- Knit with dMarie at the Blue Spoon Join us on the last Wednesday of each month at the Blue Spoon Cafe in the River Room!  Bring a friend or meet new ones.  Every craft is welcome! Join our show and tell, win some door prizes donated by DMarie Knit and Fiber, LLC and enjoy great food! No RSVP needed!  Just show up!

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January 2019

2019 Fiber Festivals and Farm Tours

January 1, 2019

2019 Midwest Fiber Festivals January 1 - December 31 Do you enjoy going to a fiber festival, taking a class, or watching stock dogs herd sheep?  Midwest Fiber Arts Trails gathered a list of events including yarn crawls, conferences, sheep producers events and more. All take place throughout 2019. If you have an event and would like it to be included on this list, please contact me.  Email: jennifer@fiberartalmanac.com Find out more: 2019 Midwest Fiber Festivals and Farm Tours

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Prism — Art Quilts of Jean Leeson Exhibit

January 3, 2019 - March 31, 2019

Prism -- Art Quilts of Jean Leeson ExhibitJanuary 3 - March 31, 2019The art quilts of Jean Leeson -- inspirations from nature, represented in fabric -- will be exhibited at Tivoli, the Portage Center for the Arts location at Divine Savior Healthcare. Jean employs a complicated piecing technique to turn designs, abstracted from her photographs, into unique art quilts. She also makes one-of-a-kind bed quilts using distinctive fabrics and patterns.Address: 2805 Hunters Trail Portage, WI 53705Find out more: Tivoli - Divine…

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Beginning Botanical Dyes with Kipp Inglis

January 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - January 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Beginning Botanical Dyes - Build A Basic Color Wheel January 5 - 19, 2018 (4 sessions) 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. In 4 sessions, Kipp Inglis will teach students how to use botanical dyes (all natural) Indigo for Blue, Weld for Yellow and Madder for Red to build a basic color wheel on cotton and then to combine them for green, orange, and purple. Learn the scouring and mordanting preparation process as well as the dye recipes. First session in an…

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Layering: Transparent Fabrics and Handwork with Heidi Parkes

January 12, 2019 - January 13, 2019

More info to come.Address: N50 W 5050 Portland Road Cedarburg, WI 53012Find out more: Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

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Native Fiber Exhibit at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

January 17, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Native Fiber Opens January 17, 2019 The Native Fiber exhibit  will serve both as an interesting dialogue of what is "native" art while also testing the boundaries of "fiber" art. Native Fiber will feature quill work and birch biting along with quilting, weaving and other forms of fiber art. This exhibit is being co-curated with Karen Ann Hoffman. Address: N50 W5050 Portland Rd. Cedarburg, WI 53012  Find out more: Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

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INTRODUCTION TO OVERSHOT with Hopewell Weaving

January 26, 2019 - January 27, 2019
Hopewell Weaving, 227 Illini Dr.
Hopewell, IL 61565
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$90.00

(Hopewell, IL) -- INTRODUCTION TO OVERSHOT Overshot is one of the most beautiful and picturesque weaves. From classic to contemporary there is a limitless number of patterns, colors and variations possible. ellYou will learn about the structure of Overshot and how to vary the treadling to get the look you want This workshop is appropriate for beginning and intermediate level weavers. Looms will be warped and ready to weave.

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Introduction to Overshot with Hopewell Weaving

January 26, 2019 - January 27, 2019

Introduction to Overshot with Hopewell WeavingJanuary 26 - 27, 2019Overshot is one of the most beautiful and picturesque weaves. From classic to contemporary there is a limitless number of patterns, colors and variations possible. You will learn about the structure of Overshot and how to vary the treadling to get the look you want. This workshop is appropriate for beginning and intermediate level weavers. Looms will be warped and ready to weave.Class size is limited so please sign up early. Payment for…

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Iroquois Raised Beadwork Workshop with Karen Ann Hoffman

January 26, 2019

Raised Iroquois Beadwork with Karen Ann HoffmanJanuary 26, 2019Participants will sit together and create a 3” beaded pincushion in the Iroquois style. We will sew, laugh, learn and share stories and meaning.   This art is a material language which embodies, preserves and expresses Iroquois Worldview. Is an artform of the peoples of the Eastern Great Lakes. Its forms and designs reach back over 10 thousand years. First executed with bone and shell, later with moose hair and hide, and now with glass…

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February 2019

Kid’s Indigo – Creating Blue Bandanas with Kipp Inglis

February 3, 2019

Kid's Indigo - Creating Blue Bandanas with Kipp InglisFebruary 3, 2018Using safe and commonly found kitchen ingredients and organic indigo, children will learn to bundle, tie, fold and clamp 2 bandanas to achieve interesting shapes as they dip their bandannas in this safe indigo dye. Magic happens before their eyes as they watch their pieces go from green to blue!2 pre-prepared cotton bandannas, non-latex gloves, a vat of prepared indigo dye, marbles, string, craft sticks and other items used to…

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Lecture: You’ve Got a Friend Named Elmer

February 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Lecture: You’ve Got a Friend Named Elmer February 7, 2019 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. As ‘piecers’ we all want to achieve PERFECT seam alignment, pattern matching and show-quality bindings, right? In this lecture, I’ll GUARANTEE it. Done – forever!! PLUS, I’ll show you how to eliminate bias stretch, create specialty borders and sew perfectly pieced circles, all WITHOUT the need for pins, clips or gadgets! A MUST-SEE lecture that will ROCK your piecing world! Sue’s passion is teaching and she brings…

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Domestic Bliss with Sue Heinz

February 9, 2019

Domestic Bliss  with Sue HeinzFebruary 9, 2019An Introductory Class to Free-Motion Quilting on a Home Sewing MachineExcited about free-motion quilting on your domestic machine but not quite sure how to start? Come and see how having step-by-step instruction, ‘game changer’ tools and one-on-one machine time with an experienced quilter equals future success. Sue will share all of her favorite tools and some of her unique designs to get you on the right path towards achieving blissful quilting. Ahhhhhh!Fee: $180 including kit fee.Address:…

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