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50 Years of Folk Art at Vesterheim

September 3, 2016 - April 23, 2017
Vesterheim, 502 W Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101

(Decorah, IA) -- Join Vesterheim as they celebrate this major milestone of the groundbreaking Vesterheim Folk Art School! Learn about the history of Norwegian folk arts, how Vesterheim has helped preserve and promote folk arts for Norwegian-Americans, and what the future holds for Norwegian-American folk arts. The exhibition will also feature the works of artists who

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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

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WMQFA Collection Highlight Hexagonal Quilts

February 2 - April 30
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portand Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012

(Cedarburg, WI) -- Utilizing pieces from our own collection, WMQFA is going to exhibit things with a design utilizing Hexagons. In the United States hexagon quilts became very popular during The Great Depression. We will look at how this happened, where the hexagon pattern came from, and maybe even have some modern hexagon inspired artwork

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Gaia Series: the Earth is Alive

March 10 - April 26
River Arts Center, 105 9th St
Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 United States

(Prairie du Sac, WI) -- Gaia Series: The Earth is Alive "The Gaia Series of paintings are my expression of love for our planet and grow out of a desire to learn about and portray many aspects of the Earth. In my exploration I cast a wide net and synthesize my findings visually. The paintings

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‘The Weather Diaries’ at American Swedish Institute

March 25 - July 2
American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, 55407

(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,

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Innovation in Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes

March 25 - July 2
American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, 55407

(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.

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Five Day Workshop with Susan Stein at Woodland Ridge

April 4 - April 8
Woodland Ridge Retreat, E4620 County Road C
Menomonie, WI 54751 United States

(Memomonie, WI) -- Five Day Art Quilting Workshop: From White Fabric to Finished (Almost) Wall Hanging Join experienced instructor Susan Stein for five days of quilt painting magic! Spend a day doing “splash and puddle” painting on fabric. Learn how to manipulate the fabric and use watercolor-type methods to make exciting colorful patterns perfect for

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$445

Fabric Images workshop with Susan Carlson at WMQFA

April 6 - April 9
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portand Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012

(Cedarburg, WI) -- By popular demand, Susan Carlson is back at WMQFA to teach classes after her exciting exhibit and lecture on “Crocodylus Smylus” in December, 2015. Create a fabric collage quilt of your own chosen subject using Susan’s innovative layering/collage method. Individual design, fabric selection, construction, borders, and quilting will be discussed. Class size

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