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November 2017

Fringe Elements

November 1, 2017 - July 1, 2018
Kent State University Museum, 515 Hilltop Drive
Kent, OH 44242 United States
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Free

(Kent, OH) -- Fringe Elements From leather strips to silken tassels, fringe takes an array of different forms. Fringe is one of the most basic forms of ornamentation on textiles since it is a natural finish for weaving. When threads of the warp extend beyond the last weft threads they create a fringe. While originally an integral part of the textile, most fringe is now applied separately to the garment. The beauty of fringe often derives from its motion. The…

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Miao Clothing and Jewelry from China

November 4, 2017 - July 1, 2018
Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 3rd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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(Minneapolis, MN) -- Miao Clothing and Jewelry from China One of the largest ethnic minorities in China, most Miao people live in the southern provinces of Guizhou, Hunan, and Yunnan. Like many cultures throughout Asia, Miao peoples employ textiles, clothing, and accessories to express their identity. For the Miao, elaborate festival costumes and silver adornments are the most important forms of visual art, and their embroidery and indigo-dyeing techniques are renowned. Clothing indicates the wearer’s age and marital status and marks…

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January 2018

2018 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 2018. If you have an event and would like it to be included on this list, please contact me.  Email: jennifer@fiberartalmanac.com For the full list, click here: 2018 Midwest Fiber Festivals and Farm Tours Cover yarn hand dyed by Alainn Yarn, St.…

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March 2018

Hennepin History Museum: From Underwear to Outerwear

March 23 - September 15
Hennepin History Museum, 2303 Third Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
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(Minneapolis, MN) -- Hennepin History Museum: From Underwear to Outerwear Record-breaking winter temps don't frighten Hennepin County residents - we're used to it. Ever since George Munsing took the itch out of long underwear, we know how to bundle up in style. Join us for this sweeping exhibition showcasing the depth and breadth of wearable items from the Museum's collections. See elaborate society gowns, early ready-to-wear from county seamstresses and department stores, uniforms and workwear, historic lingerie, and outerwear that ranges…

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April 2018

Stitching Histories: From the Holocaust

April 8 - September 16
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
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(Milwaukee,  WI) -- Stitching Histories: From the Holocaust After traveling to venues across the country, this highly acclaimed original exhibit returns to Jewish Museum Milwaukee. With this reinstallation, JMM is expanding the discussion around immigration and cross-continental communication, including two new stories of families attempting to flee the Holocaust. At its core, Stitching Histories From the Holocaust tells the story of Hedwig Strnad and her husband Paul through the letters to their Milwaukee cousin and the dress designs they sent in the hopes…

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Playing with Purpose: Victoria Finlay Wolfe Retrospective

April 17 - July 29
Iowa Quilt Museum, 68 E Court Avenue
Winterset, IA 50273 United States
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(Winterset, IA) -- Playing with Purpose: Victoria Findlay Wolfe Retrospective Opening Reception is April 21st, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. $10 per ticket.  

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May 2018

Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence

May 12 - September 17
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Point SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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(Cedar Rapids, IA) -- Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence This exhibition showcases a form of bead art developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The six featured artists call their “paintings in beads” ndwangos. The Ubuhle women work on a black background fabric, and by stretching this textile like a canvas, they transform the flat cloth into a contemporary art form colored with Czech glass beads. Ubuhle means “beauty,” and it…

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Historic Indian Agency House: New Monthly Quilt Exhibits

May 15 - October 31
Historic Indian Agency House, 1490 Agency House Road
Portage, Wisconsin 53901
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(Portage, WI) -- Historic Indian Agency House:  New Monthly Quilt Exhibits Each month from May through October, HIAH will feature a new quilt exhibit in its Museum. Quilting clubs, guilds, and other groups encouraged to visit. More details will be available as we get closer to event, please watch our Facebook page.  

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Heidi Parkes Exhibition at Blue Bar Quilts

May 17 - July 14
Blue Bar Quilts, 6333 University Ave
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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(Madison, WI) -- Heidi Parkes Exhibition at Blue Bar Quilts In my work, I create a scaffolding of fabric, piecing, and quilting that allows me to reference many ideas on a single plane. The raw materials are textiles from domestic culture, fashion, family heirlooms, and scavenged prints. I integrate them with fabrics that I have embroidered, stained, dyed, or designed. These materials are pieced together to create the main imagery of the quilt, like a collage. This cloth is then beset…

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Exhibit at Cultural Cloth: Vintage Ralli Quilts from India

May 31 - July 1
Cultural Cloth, W3560 State Road 35
Maiden Rock, WI 54750
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(Maiden Rock, WI) -- Exhibit at Cultural Cloth: Vintage Ralli Quilts from India Ralli quilts are characterized by bold geometric patterns that utilize the pieced and appliqué quilting techniques. These hand sewn quilts are found in the Kutch (far western Gujarat, India) and Pakistan. We collected these pieces during a trip to the region in 2017. All quilts are affixed with tabs and ready to display on the wall. All pieces will be available for sale. Check our website in mid-May.…

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June 2018

Dubuque Museum of Art Craft Invitational

June 2 - September 9
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St
Dubuque, IA United States
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(Dubuque, IA) - Handmade Craft Invitational Handmade Craft Invitational Organized by the Dubuque Museum of Art. Sponsored by Premier Bank, McGraw Hill, and Humanities Iowa. Featuring functional objects in wood, ceramic, glass, leather, metal, and fiber arts. MFAT Cedarburg Spur Artist Laura Weber will have two of her handmade baskets included in the DUMA Craft Invitational. Weber's work is varied, ranging from strictly functional to sculptural. "Wonky " is a small lidded piece with colorful, playful embellishments. "Letting Go" is organic…

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Madison Art Guild Summer Salon

June 3 - July 29
University of Wisconsin Hospitals, 600 Highland Ave
Madison, Wisconsin
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(Madison, WI) -- Madison Art Guild Summer Salon Sandi Wysock, who uses wool and various felting techniques, will have two pieces in the summer show. Sandi is also a member of the Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail. The Madison Art Guild is one of the oldest guilds in Wisconsin. There are over 130 artists working in mediums such as painting, watercolor, jewelry, wood, ceramics, glass, fiber, and more. It is a juried Guild. Madison Art Guild is a non-profit organization…

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The Summer of Stitch, Stitch, Stitch

June 4 - August 18
Textile Center, 3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Summer of Stitch, Stitch, Stitch Monday, June 4 – Saturday, August 18, 2018 Artist Reception, Thursday June 7, 5:30 – 7:00PM Artists Susan Moss and Susan Brandeis will be present. They will speak about their work to the audience, beginning at 6:15PM Arriving and parking for the reception: • We are located across the street from the Prospect Park Green Line light rail stop and in proximity to a Nice Ride Station. • Parking is available in…

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Embroidery Club at The Electric Needle

June 19 @ 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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My First Tie Dye for Kids

June 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 8, 2018 at 10:30am

The Electric Needle, 4281 West Beltline Hwy
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
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$40.00

(Madison, WI) -- My First Tie Dye for Kids Have you ever wanted to try tie dyeing? This class is designed for kids age 7 - 12 and one adult chaperone per child. Bring up to 3 shirts or fabric pieces (up to a yard each) to dye. This is a two part class. one to dye and one to rinse out. Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 10:30 am to Noon Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 10:30 am to 11:30 am…

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WMQFA Presents: 13th Quilt Nihon

June 21 - September 23
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portland Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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(Cedarburg, WI) -- WMQFA Presents: 13th Quilt Nihon This traveling international exhibit features highlights from the acclaimed 2015 international quilt competition.  This biennial exhibition is the largest international quilting contest in Japan and one of the most prestigious in the world. It is sponsored by the JHIA, a group promoting handcrafted arts in Japan for over 40 years. Winning quilts from their traveling exhibit were first presented at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, and is broken down into two categories,…

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Common Threads Regional Quilt Show

June 21 - June 23
Century 2 Performing Arts and Convention Center, 225 W Douglas Ave
Wichita, Kansas 67202
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(Wichita, KS) -- Common Threads Regional Quilt Show The Common Threads Regional Quilt Show celebrates the workmanship and creative expression of quilters throughout the south-central region of Kansas. It is organized and hosted by Prairie Quilt Guild of Wichita. The public is welcome to come enjoy the quilts, learn about the art of quilting, and participate in the wide variety of activities available for all ages. Cost $10 for a one day entrance and $15 for a multiday entrance. Children 11 and…

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Knitting and Needlework Group at Hibbing Library

June 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until August 16, 2018

An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until August 16, 2018

Hibbing Public Library, 2020 5th Ave E
Hibbing, Minnesota 55746
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(Hibbing, MN) -- Knitting and Needlework Group New Summer Hours: 3-5. Join us every first and third Thursday of the month to share and learn tips, talk, and enjoy the fun while you do your craft of choice. Bring whatever project you’re working on, drop in, and join the group! Some supplies will be provided, but bring what you will need for your project. Donations of knitting, embroidery, and sewing supplies are very much appreciated. Drop them off at the front…

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Quilt Jam @ The Sewing Lounge

June 22 - June 24
The Fabric Chic, 170 English Landing Drive, Suite 111
Parkville, Missouri 64152
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$75.00

(Parkville, MO) -- QUILT JAM @ The Sewing Lounge by The Fabric Chic The Fabric Chic's first Quilt Jam (my version of a retreat)! No frills, non-stay, bring your own food, all day sewing for 3 days! Come experience The Sewing Lounge, my new space for classes, workshops and quilt jams! Envision adjustable tables that don't shake or vibrate when you sew, adjustable chairs, pressing stations with wool pressing mats, cutting stations, power strips at each table and design wall…

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First Annual Quilt Square Walk

June 23
Historic Downtown Liberty, 117B N Main St
Liberty, Missouri 64068
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(Liberty, MO) -- First Annual Quilt Square Walk Join us on June 23rd as Downtown Liberty celebrates the art of quilting with the first annual Quilt Walk! *Quilts from Angela Walters, as well as other local quilters, will be displayed in local shops. *Participating shops will be handing out free quilt block patterns and finishing instructions. *Exclusive sales and scheduled demos at Quilting Is My Therapy. *See quilty eye candy with special lectures by Angela Walters. *Family Activities and giveaways Whether…

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Shifting Perspectives Quilt Making Workshop

June 24 - July 1
Blue Bar Quilts, 6333 University Ave
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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$180.00

(Madison, WI) -- Shifting Perspectives Quilt Making Workshop Most traditional quilts are made with a repetitive block. In this class, Lorraine Torrence will show you how to use the Multi-View multiplying lens and find grid and block patterns in the world around you to make innovative quilts using a repetitive block that shifts every time you repeat it. Start by making nine 15" blocks from which you cut 12" blocks but in a different place each time. Best of all, don't…

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Sip and Sew at The Electric Needle

June 27 @ 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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Family Art – Tree Branch Weaving

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Watermark Art Center, 505 Bemidji Ave
Bemidji, MN 56601
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$5.00

(Bemidji, MN) -- Family Art - Tree Branch Weaving Join Watermark for an evening of family fun! Combine nature and fiber to create a colorful branch weaving. This event is for all ages, so bring the whole family! Kids must be accompanied by an adult. No pre-registration required. Only $5/family - pay cash or check at the door. This is a drop-in style class. Stop by anytime between 5-6:30 to start your project. Watermark is open until 7 p.m.

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Tsukineko Japanese Ink Painting

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Bar Quilts, 6333 University Ave
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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$75.

(Madison, WI) -- Tsukineko Japanese Ink Painting Discover or refresh your creative repertoire with this rich medium and enjoy its soothing qualities. We will explore different painting surfaces ranging from Kraf-Tex fabric paper to assorted textiles.You will leave this workshop with 3 ink colors and tools to continue your artistic journey. All materials and supplies are provided. Wear and apron, smock or clothes you don't mind getting stained. Maday Delgado is a fiber enthusiast, Janome Artisan, avid urban gardener and student…

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Fiber Arts Jacket Workshop with Mary Sue Fenner

June 29 - July 1
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portland Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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$175.00

(Cedarburg, WI) -- Fiber Arts Jacket Workshop with Mary Sue Fenner Great news!  Mary Sue will return for a three-day fiber arts jacket construction workshop.  Each student will make a unique jacket using a pattern fit to their body.  Mary Sue will teach sewing and finishing techniques to create a one-of-a-kind wearable art jacket.  Her trunk show jackets will be available to try on for inspiration. Basic sewing machine knowledge is required.  Mary Sue will help each student personalize their jacket…

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