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February 2017

2017 Midwest Fiber Festivals

February 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 2017. If you have an event and would like it to be included on this list, please contact me.  Email: jennifer@fiberartalmanac.com Click here for the list by month.

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March 2017

‘The Weather Diaries’ at American Swedish Institute

March 25 - July 2
American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, 55407
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(Minneapolis, MN) -- American Swedish Institute presents 'The Weather Diaries First Look: The Weather Diaries Exhibition Preview Party Friday, March 24, 6:30 - 11 p.m. Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North With stunning photographic artworks and one-of-a-kind installations, The Weather Diaries probes the roots of fashion in Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands, examining a cultural identity that runs centuries deep and the inescapable impact of nature and weather. Be the first to…

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Innovation in Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes

March 25 - July 2
American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, 55407
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(Minneapolis, MN) -- Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850, as city fashions came in, the folk clothing began to fade away.  Ironically, during an era of increased national romanticism, wealthy city dwellers would dress in folk costumes. Reproductions of the costumes can still reflect regional pride. This exhibition from ASI’s permanent collections and displayed in conjunction with The Weather Diaries, illustrates types…

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May 2017

Quilt National ‘15 on Exhibit at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

May 4 - July 9
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portand Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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(Cedarburg, WI) -- Quilt National ‘15 on Exhibit at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts (WMQFA) is proudly exhibiting Quilt National ’15 from May 4 to July 9, 2017. Produced and circulated by The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio, Quilt National was started in 1979 to demonstrate the transformations taking place in the world of quilting, far beyond its traditional parameters, and to promote quilt making as what it always has been — an…

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Quilt National ’17

May 27 - September 4
Dairy Barn Arts Center, 8000 Dairy Lane
Athens, 45701
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$10.00

(Athens, OH) -- 20th Quilt National and the Crazy Quilt Crawl This summer brings the 20th biennial of Quilt National and the whole town will be celebrating. May through August, visitors to Athens will not only experience 85 incredible contemporary quilts in Quilt National ‘17 at the Dairy Barn, they will also have the opportunity to go on the Crazy Quilt Crawl, which will feature contemporary and traditional quilts from local Athenians at over 45 locations in town and throughout…

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