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Museum at the Portage: a special exhibit of historical textiles

March 23 @ 10:00 am - March 25 @ 5:00 pm

(Portage, WI) -- A very special exhibit of the museum's collection of historic textiles, clothing, handwork, embellishments and period pieces. The past is illuminated through hundreds of authentic pieces from this unique place at the intersection of the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers. Discover the story of Portage as you explore area history and culture shaped by the influences of rivers, native people, early explorers, brickyards, railroads, and local residents. The Museum at the Portage is housed in the Georgian Revival-style home…

Free Spirit Designs: Open Studio

March 23 @ 10:00 am - March 25 @ 5:00 pm

(Baraboo, WI) -- Visit Maday, while not in class, at Ardyth's Sew 'n' Vac in downtown Baraboo during the Fiber Arts Weekend. She's teaching the following classes: http://midwestfiberartstrails.org/event/barn-quilt-wood-fusion-painting-woodworking-quilting/ http://midwestfiberartstrails.org/event/slow-stitching-workshop-free-spirit-designs/ http://midwestfiberartstrails.org/event/simple-patchwork-quilting-free-spirit-designs/

Beads and Buttons with Lisa Binkley

March 25 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

(Prairie du Sac, WI) - Bead & Button Embellishment: Simple to Spectacular with Lisa Binkley In this half-day class students learn a dozen different ways to embellish quilts, garments, and other fiber art using simple buttons and beads together. Students also learn about variations on these 12 techniques so they can go home with many new ideas for how to have fun adding texture and design focal points to their quilts and fiber art. This class is suitable for all levels of stitchery. Class Info:…

Hand Dyeing Wool Yarn–Saturday Class

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

(Portage, WI) -- Learn how to hand dye yarn! Have you wanted to try to dye your own yarn? Instructor Suzanne Huber will get your started in this three hour workshop. She'll provide all materials to dye 200 yards of merino wool and dyes, and will instruct and show examples of color schemes, techniques of monochromatic, and variegated patterns. Participants will be shown a variety of color effects. Class is 3 hours. Class Details: Price: $45.00 Class times:  Friday 1-4…

Eco Printing on Paper Workshop with Katherine Hartline

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until March 25, 2017

(Lodi, WI) -- Eco Printing on Paper Workshop with Katherine Hartline McMahon, Graphic Designer/Textile Artist Learn to create beautiful note cards with flowers and plants (provided). You will receive instructions and materials to create 10 note cards (with envelopes) during the class, plus information to go, so you are able to create more cards your own.  Expect the unexpected, as you may achieve precise imprints with the natural pigments or beautiful, flow-y colors that mimic watercolor art.  Class Details: Classes are offered 3/23, 3/24,…

Felted Brooches with Embellishments with Briony Jean Foy

March 25 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

(Prairie du Sac, WI) - Felted Brooches with Embellishments with Briony Jean Foy With scraps and affordable materials, we’ll create colorful one-of-a-kind brooches and/or embellishments in two and three dimensions.  With “wet” felting and needle-felting techniques we can incorporate almost any materials.  You can’t go wrong and are guaranteed happy results! Class Info: Class & Kit Fee: $45 Kit includes all required materials Max Class Size: 16  This programming is part of the Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail. Learn more about…

Kipp Inglis: Indigo and Shibori Dyeing Class

March 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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(Lodi,  WI) -- Kipp Inglis is teaching a two-hour primer on Indigo and Shibori dyeing! During the Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail Grand Opening weekend, Kipp is offering three two-hour classes that walk students through the basics of using indigo dye with Shibori wrap techniques. Class Details: Fee: $40 Class Times: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. on March 23, 24, 25, 2017 Students work with a silk scarf or a fat quarter of quilting cotton Students will receive written instructions to…

Piecing as Painting

March 26 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Sunday, repeating until April 2, 2017

(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…

Susan Carlson: Fabric Images

March 28 - April 1

Susan Carlson will teach you how to create a fabric collage quilt in the five-day workshop! 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. Intermediate to advanced quilters will get the most out of the workshop. Workshop Cost $750 includes lunch Tuesday through Sunday. Lodging and…

Wool Sampler Series 2017

March 29 @ 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…

Five Day Workshop with Susan Stein at Woodland Ridge

April 4 - April 8

(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 cutting up or backgrounds for your art quilts. The second day you’ll print on fabric using simple tools and images so you can start to…

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…

Treadling Variations Workshop with Susan Wilson

April 7 - April 9

(St. Charles, IL) -- Treadling Variations with Susan Wilson Every weave structure is defined by its own threading and treadling, but there is no "law" that says we have to weave in the traditional manner. In this workshop learn how familiar pattern weaves can be dramatically altered by treadling in the manner of other weaves, e.g. Bronson lace, and by using special treadling methods, e.g. polychrome, boundweave, swivel. Students will choose one 4-shaft weave structure (overshot, summer and winter, or…

‘Lunch & Punch’ at the Cooperage Punch Needle Studio

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

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…

Birch Bark Basketry Introductory Workshop with Clyde Estey

April 21 @ 9:00 am - April 22 @ 12:00 pm

(Bemidji, MN) Introductory Birch Bark Basketry Workshop Clyde Estey will lead this one and a half day introductory workshop featuring the weaving techniques of split ash basketry. Participants must be present both days. Class Fee: $50.00 Materials Fee: $35.00 Pre-registration by April 20, 2017. Contact Watermark Art Center to register. For all Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail Weekend events, click here!

Quill Work with Betsy May

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

(Bemdiji, MN) -- Quill Work Class with Betsy May Students will create a pair of earrings using tradtional quilling and beading techniques in a workshop led by Betsy May. Class Fee: $30.00 Materials Fee: $25.00 Pre-register by April 20, 2017. Contact Watermark Art Center to register. For all Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail Weekend events, click here!

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…

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,…

Victoria Findlay Wolfe: The Double Wedding Ring Improv

July 11 - July 15

Victoria Findlay Wolfe - The Double Wedding Ring Improv Five Day Workshop July 11th-15th, 2017 Workshop is full: Contact us if you would like to be added to the waitlist Class Description: Improvising on a traditional pattern: Explore the patterns within a traditional double wedding ring quilt. We start by manipulating fabric using several fun and easy techniques from 15 Minutes of Play. We will work on the layout to build your own unique version of a Double Wedding ring…

Sue Benner Workshop: Sewing the Land

July 18 - July 22

Landscape Quilt Workshop with Sue Benner Sue began making landscape images from raw edges, selvedges, and other odds and ends from scrap bags. From there she went on to add other techniques and develop a body of work inspired by wetlands in her childhood-home state, Wisconsin. In this workshop each participant creates two or three landscape quilts along with several small studies. The class studies different approaches to representing landscape, including those of other artists in a variety of media.…

Janet Fogg Workshop–Image Overlays

September 12 - September 16

Image Overlays Quilt Workshop with Janet Fogg Janet Fogg is a quilt artist and teacher from the Portland, Oregon area. With an equal emphasis on traditional and contemporary designs, her award winning quilts combine the two genres into a unique and captivating body of work. She has traveled throughout the United States sharing her quilting stories and techniques. Artist Bio: Skill and imagination are key words for describing Janet Fogg as an artist and teacher. They are what she strives…

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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