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Three Fine Folk: A Collaborative Exhibit in Cedarburg

January 25 - March 19

(Cedarburg, WI) -- The Thrum Chum Guild provides artful reinterpretations of traditional rug hooking designs as well as original contributions to an age-old practical craft. These often surpass their original practical purpose and now serve as artful family records and personal expression. This exhibit is part of the Three Fine Folk collaboration of shows between the Cedarburg Art Museum, Cedarburg Cultural Center and the Wisconsin Museum of Quilt & Fiber Arts. Companion Exhibits Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts exhibit opens November…

WMQFA Collection Highlight Hexagonal Quilts

February 2 - April 30

(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 to look at.

Hexie Lecture and Workshop with Mickey Depre

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - February 24 @ 12:00 pm

(Cedarburg, WI) -- Hexie Lecture and Workshop with Mickey Depre To compliment their hexagonal quilt exhibit, WMQFA is offering a lecture and workshop with author and quilter, Mickey Depre. The interactive lecture is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2017. The workshop is on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. INTERACTIVE LECTURE: "Let's get hexxed!" $20.00 Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7 p.m. An interactive lecture/demo/audience participation event that includes a small trunk show of English Paper…

Donna Tronca Gallery Show: Reimagined Fiber as Art

March 4 - April 2

(Cedarburg, WI) -- The PInk Llama Gallery welcomes Donna Tronca as the featured artist for the 3rd Annual Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Weekend! Donna stretches the fiber art boundaries to create beautiful works of art out of her Palmyra, Wisconsin home. Tronca re-interprets life in texture and color via weaving, felting, braiding and fusing plastics; using both hand-made work and pieces she has reimagined. Opening Reception is March 4, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Donna Tronca Artist Statement: Born…

Piecing as Painting

March 5 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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(Cedarburg, WI) -- Piecing as Painting--Five Sunday Sessions March 5 - April 2, 2017 Join Heidi to learn a more painterly approach to your piecing.  A graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Parkes is keenly aware of the contemporary art world, and often looks to the world of painting for inspiration.  Texture, color, concept, abstraction, passion, and materiality can all be explored in both mediums.  Visit an art museum, watch PBS Art 21, or flip through…

‘Lunch & Punch’ at the Cooperage Punch Needle Studio

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Join Nancee Ariagno for Lunch & Punch at the Cooperage Studio at the Farmhouse Gallery on the second Saturday of every month. Lunch & Punch is a great time to get together and work on punch needle projects, start a new project or learn all about the old European art of punch needle. Nancee, a punch needle artist who designs her own charming patterns, has every type of supply needed for working on this art. Nancee serves a light lunch in…

Wool Sampler Series 2017

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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(Cedarburg, WI) -- Wool Sampler Series for 2017! For those of you who enjoyed the Fall University Day class opportunity with Sue Wojciechowski to learn and practice embroidery stitches – we heard you wanted more!  Create (or continue to create) your personal glossary of stitches and embellishments.  In each class you will have the opportunity to learn 3 to 4 embroidery stitches, using them in different ways and directions on wool.  Experience different threads, learn their properties and applications.  Learn…

Laura Weber Basketry Pop-Up Studio

March 17 - March 18

(Cedarburg, WI) -- Laura Weber will have a pop-up studio at The Pink Llama Gallery during the Cedarburg Fiber Arts Trail Weekend! Artist Statement: I create, sell and teach workshops for functional and sculptural baskets and mixed media fiber art. Most of my work is plaited and twined, with varying patterns such as twill weave and randing. Currently I am focusing on using upcycled/recycled materials in my work, such as recycled copper wire, and recycled leather, including horse halters, harnesses and…

Itajime Shibori Dyeing Workshop With Mary Mendla

March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

(Cedarburg, WI) -- Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail Weekend Class Itajime Shibori Dyeing Workshop! Class Description: Students will learn the Japanese technique of Itajime Shibori. Itajime is a folded, blocked, and clamped Shibori technique that creates geometric shapes, textures, and blendings of color. Supplies will be included in the class fee to create up to 3 fabric pieces. Kits, including four multiple shaped blocks (square, circle, triangle, & hexagon) and 1 yard of prepared for dyeing* cotton fabric will be…

Contemporary Mending with Heidi Parkes

March 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

(Cedarburg, WI) -- Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail Weekend Class Contemporary Mending with Heidi Parkes $30 per person Back by popular demand, Heidi Parkes is offering her mending class as part of the Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail Weekend! In this class, you can learn improve your ‘cost-per-wear,’ help the environment, save your beloved garments, and add personal touches too! #VisibleMending will allow you to proudly show your skills, and invisible techniques will gently heal garments back into usefulness. Bring…

Bead Embroidery Class with Jamie Lyn Kara

March 18 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 pm

(Cedarburg, WI) -- Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail Weekend Class Jamie Lyn Kara Bead Embroidery Workshop Learn to create a textural surface using a needle, thread, and beads! We will cover basic techniques of sewing beads to a flat surface, and then dive in to experimenting with a variety of Japanese glass beads and gemstones. Using the beads as inspiration, we will create a small wearable pendant. Bead embroidery is a versatile skill that can be incorporated in other projects…

Pat Bishop Workshop: Abstraction Distraction

March 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

How to Make Abstract Art with Fabric! (Cedarburg, WI) -- Pat Bishop comes to My Material Matters Quilt Shop for a one day workshop! Renowned quilt maker, Pat Bishop, who is from Shawano, WIsconsin, will teach this full day class. This class teaches some of the basics of abstract design. Exercises will involve experimenting and playing with abstracting your images from photos or magazines. Fusing, no machine required, no sewing in class. Box lunch included in class fee. To register,…

Postcard Making Station: Make a vintage postcard!

March 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

(Cedarburg, WI) -- Make your own vintage postcard on the Cedarburg Spur! Linda Sweek Designs offers trail visitors a place to make their own vintage Postcard from the Trail! Linda will have a variety of materials from paper to lace, buttons and fabric and pre-stamped postcards for you to use your imagination. Look for Linda in her Pop-Up Studio at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts. About Linda Sweek: "My own passion is fabric and textiles with my paint…

Demystify Design and Composition

March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

(Cedarburg, WI) -- Demystify Design and Composition Class with Gina Studelska How do you know if your ideas will look great when you're done? Understanding the principles and design and composition will help you understand how things should go together. Gina, who has 34 years of art education, will walk you through making a piece by taking design and composition standards into account. You will be doing directed exercises with the goal of using the most successful on a small…

Fabric Images workshop with Susan Carlson at WMQFA

April 6 - April 9

(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 is limited to give students the extra attention toward each of their unique subjects. Pre-approval of the photo or design by Susan is required. Instructor…

Quilt National 2015 at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

May 4 - July 9

(Cedarburg, WI) -- Quilt National 2015 Exhibit “Quilt National was intended to demonstrate the transformations taking place in the world of quilting. Its purpose was then, and still is, to carry the definition of quilting far beyond its traditional parameters and to promote quilt making as what it always has been — an art form. The works in a Quilt National exhibit display a reverence for the lessons taught by the makers of the heritage quilts. Many of the works…

Family Fun Days at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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(Cedarburg, WI) Family Fun Days at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts Thanks to a generous grant from the Kohler Foundation, Family Fun Days have free admission to the museum. Join us at the barn for a variety of fun, family activities! Sunday, Feb. 12 from 12-4 Sunday, May 7 from 12-4 Sunday, July 16, from 12-4 Saturday, Nov. 11 from 12-4

Exploring Eco-printing for adults

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

(Grafton, WI) -- Exploring eco-printing for adults with Gina Studelska Eco Printing is contact printing plants onto fabric. For anyone that is interested in learning this interesting and creative textile technique using leaves from your garden and/or local florist. You will learn the tools, safety, equipment and bundling techniques that will get you started in this exciting media. For this class we will be using protein fibers (Silk scarves). Each student will create two 14" X 70" silk scarves using two…

Yoga for Makers with Heidi Parkes

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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(Cedarburg, WI ) -- Yoga for Makers with Heidi Parkes--Four Wednesdays June 7 - 28, 2017 Wabi-Sabi, or Collaboration with Nature This gentle yoga practice centers on the Prana-Sancalana Kriyas, during which we allow our bodies to move with gravity. This practice is about accepting the bodies we have now, and preparing our joints for making! These deeply therapeutic movements will be engaging for advanced yogis, and accessible for beginners. Art connection: The aesthetic of wabi-sabi asks us to embrace…

Mark Lipinski and the Slow Stitching Movement

June 9 - June 11

Mark Lipinski comes to Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts One of the most entertaining quilters in America will be at the WMQFA next June for a lecture and two, all-day workshops. Quick, fast, easy. In our busy, multitasking world, those buzzwords capture our attention. But speed can kill creativity and the enjoyment of our creative pursuits. Maybe what we really need to do is slow down, enjoy the process, and create fiber art that we’re really proud of. But…

Throw me a curve! Mystery Quilt Workshop with Mark Lipinski

June 10

Mystery Quilt Workshop with Mark Lipinski Saturday, June 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  — Fee $150 Why a Mystery Quilt? There is nothing better than finding a single block that can inspire you to make one, two, three or more different quilt designs. Not knowing the end result before you start the project makes the trip even more of an adventure. It is a fast and easy-to-piece design with the only limitations being your willingness to play with color…

Stars and Stripes Workshop with Mark Lipinski

June 11

A quilt in a day! Sunday, June 11, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Fee $150 A short time ago I received a telephone call from Marianne Fons inviting me to participate in a PBS special for Iowa Public Television to showcase The Quilts of Valor Foundation. The special was designed for viewers to learn that making a Quilt of Valor can be both enjoyable and rewarding, even if they had never sewn anything before. During the “how to” segments,…

In Death Textile Exhibit and WMQFA Lace Exhibit

July 13 - December 3

(Cedarburg, WI) -- In Death Textile Exhibit and WMQFA Lace In our exhibits we hope to tell stories that are meaningful and relevant to the audience but also to challenge their preconceptions about different topics we tackle. Death is a subject that can be difficult to talk about, deal with, or explain. When studying the subject it is clear that each culture, family, and person deals with this inevitability in a different way. Archaeologically we see many different cultures leave…

Victoria Finley Wolfe at WMQFA

September 22 - September 24

(Cedarburg, WI) -- A Victoria Finlay Wolfe quilt making lecture and workshop presented by Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts in September, 2017. Complete info coming soon. About Victoria Finlay Wolfe: With a fine art training and a painter at heart who has sculpted, still does photography and basically isn't happy unless making something, Victoria always knew she'd become some kind of artist but to her surprise QUILTS became her greatest passion. Growing up in Minnesota, her grandmother, was…

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