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May 2016

Rayna Gilman Workshop: Create your own free form quilt

May 24 - May 28
Woodland Ridge Retreat,
E4620 County Road C
Menomonie, WI 54751 United States
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Kick off the summer with a 5-day workshop on improv quilting from internationally known quilt artist, author, teacher Rayna Gilman! Is your creative muse on vacation? Take your own creative journey with no rules and no rulers (almost). Free-cut strips, sew together and create an original quilt as you slice, dice, and combine elements in a variety of ways. Ahhhhh...stress free sewing that's better than being on the beach! Rayna Gilman: Create Your Own Free Form Quilt Five Day Workshop May…

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June 2016

What’s Left: Lives Touched by Suicide

June 3 - July 30
Watermark Art Center,
505 Bemidji Ave
Bemidji, MN 56601
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(Bemidji,  MN)--What's Left: Lives Touched by Suicide What’s Left is a multimedia exhibit that creates a proactive dialogue on suicide to break the stigma that surrounds it. The goal of the exhibit is to depict the emotions of those who have lost loved ones to suicide. The exhibit opened at MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids, MN, in September 2015. In 2016 and beyond What’s Left will tour to communities across Minnesota. The opening reception is Friday, June 3, 2016. Artists…

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$105

Pine Needle Basketry Class

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Whispering Woodland,
1600 Speedway Road
Verona, WI 53593 United States
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(Verona, WI) -- Come and relax while you take a contemporary pine needle basket class with Roberta Condon in a woodland setting. Nature provides the raw materials for this charming basket design. How appropriate for the Whispering Woodlands setting. Participants need only bring minimal supplies, scissors and a needle nose pliers. All other materials needed are included to make your small coiled pine needle basket. Resources to continue on your own are provided. Intermediate students will be given materials and…

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Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration

June 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Czech and Slovak Museum,
1400 Inspiration Point SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Bobbin Lace making is presented at the Czech Slovak Museum the second Wednesday of each month throughout the year. Come and see a bobbin lace making demonstration by the Doris Southard Lace Guild. They will talk about the history of bobbin lace making and show viewers the intricate techniques of the lovely, beautiful art of bobbin lace making at the National Czech and Slovak Museum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This demonstration goes from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The demonstration is free,…

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Welcome to My World: Workshop by Carol Marshall

June 10 - June 11
Oliver Art Center,
132 Coast Guard Road
Frankfort, MI 49635 United States
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Welcome To My World Create an art quilt that explores your world, real or imagined, places that were important in your life, that are meaningful to you. Arrange and sew together small pieces of cloth in shapes that reflect the image you want to create. Whether you choose to make something representational or abstract, you will learn to layer and sew the cloth to design and construct a new form of fabric art. You may use photographs, pictures or sketches…

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Columbus Cultural Arts Center Felting Workshop

June 27 - June 30
Cultural Art Center Surface Design Studio,
139 West Main Street
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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Fusion Felting and Wearable Art! A four day workshop from visiting Illinois artist Andrea LeBeau. Students learn ways to create their own one-of-a-kind wearable art and accessories. Specifically, 3-D wool felted flowers and 2-3 silk and wool fusion felted scarves. Basic concepts behind felting, felting without silk, and the benefits of organic materials vs. synthetic are covered. Notes: Final payment of $145.00 and cancellations due by June 13 at 4 pm. Payment may be made in person with cc, cash,…

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July 2016

Jodie Madison: Quiltworx Workshop

July 6 - July 10
Woodland Ridge Retreat,
E4620 County Road C
Menomonie, WI 54751 United States
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Jodie Madison: Quiltworx Workshop Five Day Workshop July 6th-10th, 2016 Choose ANY of Judy Neimeyer's Quiltworx patterns for this workshop Jodie is a Judy Niemeyer Quilting Certified Instructor from Bloomer, Wisconsin, a small town in Western Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 1998 with a degree in chemistry education and math education. In 2009 Jodie obtained her master’s degree in physics also from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Jodie has spent the last fourteen years teaching…

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Run with Scissors! Textile Camp

July 11 - July 15
Crossings at Carnegie,
320 East Avenue
Zumbrota, MN 55992 United States
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Summer Camp! at Crossings in Zumbrota, Minnesota! Grades 3-12; 9am-3:30pm; Mon-Fri; $238 (Early bird discount through April 20th) Create your own wearable art with three different classes each day! Gender friendly. Classes include knitting, hand/machine sewing, surface design and embellishment, colorful duck taping and access to your own sewing machine to create your own look and style! New projects every year. Machine Sewing: All campers will have access to their own sewing machine; there will be pressing aids and other…

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$100

Rainbow Dyeing Class

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts,
N50 W5050 Portand Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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Color Explosion! This day will be a color explosion of quick, easy, no-fail, rainbow dye techniques. Spinners, knitters, crocheters and weavers will all enjoy dyeing yarns for their projects. Using simple injection, spot, canning and painting techniques, you will turn a variety of beautiful yarns into an amazing multi-colored rainbow! This class will be a perfect introduction to dyeing; no previous experience needed. Class fee includes a generous supply of beautiful yarns, handouts, dyes, and use of all dyeing equipment.…

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$80

Rigid Heddle Weaving Class

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts,
N50 W5050 Portand Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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Learn to weave at the Quilt Museum! Rigid heddle looms have become a very popular and versatile weaving craze! They provide a perfect introduction to weaving for those looking for greater affordability, simplicity, and portability than the larger floor looms provide. In this workshop you will learn to warp the rigid heddle loom using the direct warping method as well as weave a beautiful scarf to learn the basics of the loom. There will also be time for some demonstrations…

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Frieda Anderson: Seaside Village Quilt Workshop

July 16
Woodland Ridge Retreat,
E4620 County Road C
Menomonie, WI 54751 United States
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Frieda Anderson: Seaside Village July 16th, 2016 One Day Class Details: Everyone has fond memories of vacation time--at the beach, in the mountains, staying at a cozy cabin...now you can bring that memory to life with this fun and bright wall hanging. Raw-edge fusing makes this class fun and easy, and you’ll learn new techniques to make it fast. A kit takes the worry out of fabric selection, and Frieda shows you machine-quilting tricks to complete this colorful wallhanging at…

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Just Bead It! Textile Camp

July 18 @ 9:30 am - July 22 @ 12:30 pm
Crossings at Carnegie,
320 East Avenue
Zumbrota, MN 55992 United States
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Summer Camp! Just Bead It! Grades 5-12; 9:30am-12:30pm; Mon-Fri $148 Design your own jewelry! Learn real jewelry-making techniques while you create beads out of paper and fiber and combine them with a fun bead soup to make colorful necklaces and stretchy bracelets. Learn different knots to feature your custom beads, how to string and crimp, and awesome ways to create patterns by weaving seed beads with needles and thread. Take home several new pieces of jewelry. Tracy Van Voorst has…

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August 2016
$220

Exploring Embellishment with Lisa Binkley

August 1 - August 2
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts,
N50 W5050 Portand Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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Join Lisa Binkley for a two-day workshop on August 1 and 2, 2016! 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Have you ever wanted to embellish fabric but weren’t sure where to start? Here’s your chance to give it a try in this two-day workshop. Begin with a small printed fabric panel that is just begging to be embellished. Explore a variety of bead embroidery stitches, thread embroidery stitches, and approaches to design while developing unique embellishment plans for a…

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Laurie Ceesay Workshop: Bella

August 6
Woodland Ridge Retreat,
E4620 County Road C
Menomonie, WI 54751 United States
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Artsy Chick Quilts: an applique and color theory workshop Laurie Ceesay: Bella August 6th, 2016 Level: Advanced Beginner Level. 6 Hours. This class combines a love of scrappy quilts and a desire for an appliqued female portrait in this contemporary 22.5" quilted wall hanging. Color and value will be studied in the arrangement of the background squares with a portrait that looks like a line drawing fused over the top. Machine quilting and embellishments will add to create the details…

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Pine Needle Coiling and Basketry Class

August 13
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Driftless Folk School,
Viroqua, WI 54665 United States
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(Viroqua, WI) -- Do you like the look of contemporary pine needle baskets? Roberta Condon is teaching a class at the Driftless Folk School. Participants will be provided with all the materials needed to make a small pine needle basket with a wooden base. The skills of coiling will be learned, and examples of more advanced techniques will be on display. Students will come away with all the skills to complete a basket from start to finish, treat raw pine needles,…

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Esterita Austin: Fabulous Fabric Art Portrait Workshop

August 16 - August 20
Woodland Ridge Retreat,
E4620 County Road C
Menomonie, WI 54751 United States
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Esterita Austin: Fabulous Fabric Art Portraits 5 day Workshop August 16th-20th The focus in this class is on creating dramatic, expressionistic portraiture. Rembrandt, La Tour, Caravaggio, all incorporated the technique of using a single, directional light source to create depth and drama in their imagery. Using traditional compositional elements, further enhanced by textile paints, you will create a large expressive portrait juxtaposing light and dark as your tools of intrigue. Esterita has an MS in Art Education from SUNY, Buffalo,…

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$40

Mend Your Quilts Class at WMQFA

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts,
N50 W5050 Portand Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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Learn the Japanese approach to mending in this class on ‘Boro.’ The Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi values impermanence, economy, intimacy, and appreciates the ingenious integrity of nature. Boro invites us to think of the wear-and-tear that inevitably show up on well-loved quilts as a ‘collaboration with nature.’ Using these 17th century mending techniques, we can breathe new life and beauty into into any quilt.This is not an archival repair class, but instead a fun way to make quilts useable again…

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September 2016

Tuffet Workshop at WMQFA

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts,
N50 W5050 Portand Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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Wednesdays, Sept. 14 and Sept. 28, 2016, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (with a lunch break) Taught by Cheryl Schenk Tuffet (noun) – A low upholstered seat or footstool, hassock, ottoman While you’ll want one for yourself, tuffets make wonderful gifts for special occasions including weddings, new babies, anniversaries and special birthdays. These heirloom creations will bring a touch of charm to any room! Join Cheryl, a certified TuffetSource affiliate, and create your own masterpiece in a two-part workshop. After you…

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Lisa Binkley Workshop: The Meditative Hand-Made Stitch

September 15 - September 17
Woodland Ridge Retreat,
E4620 County Road C
Menomonie, WI 54751 United States
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Lisa Binkley: "The Meditative Hand-Made Stitch" Three Day Workshop Sept 15th-17th, 2016 "One of the joys of hand embroidery, whether with beads or embroidery thread, is the relaxing, meditative effect it can have on the stitcher. Radially symmetrical motifs are found throughout the natural world, traditional fine crafts, and mindfulness practices. Join us for three days of combining focused bead and thread hand embroidery with the creation of a medallion or mandala motif as we immerse ourselves in the creative…

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October 2016
$175

Fiber Arts Jacket Workshop with Mary Sue Fenner

October 20 @ 9:00 am - October 22 @ 4:00 pm
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts,
N50 W5050 Portand Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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Returning by popular demand!  October 20-22, 2016 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day $175 class fee Mary Sue Fenner inspired everyone who took her class in August 2015.  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…

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$345

Sew & Sew Fall Retreat 2016

October 28 - October 30
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts,
N50 W5050 Portand Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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Join us for a get-away weekend at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts! Bring your sewing machine and excitement to Cedearburg, WI for a Sew and Sew Retreat. Highlights Include: FREE Admission to the Museum's Exhibit - Quilt Nihon - Treasures from Japan's International Quilt Show Four Workshops! Plus Bonus Project! Great Activities: Notions Swap Batik Fabric Excange Free Time to Relax or Explore Historic Cedarburg and Grafton - Restaurants, Fabric & Yarn Stores, Art Galleries & More…

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November 2016

Bishop Hill Weaving Retreat

November 5 - November 6
Bishop HIll Heritage Association,
103 North Bishop Hill Street
Bishop Hill, IL 61419 United States
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Weekend Weaving Retreat in Historic Bishop Hill Immerse yourself in a creative and relaxing environment as you learn to weave. The schoolhouse offers a beautiful setting to learn something new, meet new friends and enjoy the comforts of this lovely historic village. Hosted by Hopewell Weaving and the Twinflower Inn at Bishop Hill Saturday, November 5, 2016 Sunday, November 6, 2016 Workshop from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day Last Year’s Participants say….. "Jennie's excitement and passion about weaving…

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Contemporary Pine Needle Basket Class

November 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Seno K/RLT Conservancy,
3606 Dyer Lake Rd
Burlington, WI 53105 United States
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(Burlington, WI) -- Create a beautiful pine needle basket right in time for the Holidays! Artist Roberta Condon will guide us through the process of creating a beautiful pine needle basket right in time for the holidays. Two levels of basketry will be presented – one for those new to the art form - one for people with some experience. All materials will be provided – except – learners need to bring a sharp pair of scissors and a small…

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‘HOT’–a two day workshop by Susan Lenz

November 18 - November 19
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts,
N50 W5050 Portand Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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“HOT” A 2-Day Workshop by Susan Lenz – Exploration in contemporary fiber arts This workshop is an introduction to heat-activated processes for contemporary embroidery. The sessions will include experimentation with painted adhesives, metallic foiling, household irons, soldering irons, hand stitching and free motion machine embroidery, and a variety of novelty fibers. Each student will create a unique, professionally matted finished project. Using needle and thread for self-expression and heat-activated processes, Susan’s works reflect her passion for historic buildings, especially stained glass…

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