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Upcoming Art and Creativity Workshops with Helen Klebesadel

June 7 - October 27

Creativity Workshops with Helen Klebesadel Helen Klebesadel maintains an art studio in Madison, Wisconsin. A popular instructor, coach and consultant, she is best known for her large scale narrative watercolors addressing women-centered and environmental themes. Helen offers art creativity coaching and consulting sessions, as well as classes and workshops in a number of formats custom designed to fit the group, the space, and the creative needs of the participants. Watercolor from the Center Series II Threshold Spaces for Community, Creativity…

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The Power of Maya Women’s Artistry

July 7 - August 27

Featuring vibrant contemporary work by the textile artists of the Maya Women’s Rug Hooking Cooperative of Guatemala / Cooperative de Alfombras de Mujeres Maya en Guatemala, a program that encourages Maya women to produce innovative textiles combining the art of rug hooking with design elements and colors inspired by motifs from traditional, hand-woven Maya clothing. The rugs symbolize innovation, artistic endeavor, and economic empowerment. Special Events Reception + Talk Rug Money: The Power and Triumph of Maya Women’s Artistry Mary…

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dMarie Knit and Fiber Summer Camps in July!

July 26 - July 28
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Weekly on the same day until July 28, 2016

Fun Classes All Summer Long! This summer program is for students entering 6th through 12th grades. It's a great way to spend a little time with your crafting friends and make some cool fiber-y gifts and wearables, too! Learn to knit, crochet, needlepoint and weaving. Summer packages for just $95 include unlimited attendance for our 21 class dates and all materials needed! The dates are June 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30th. July 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21,…

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Backyard Botanicals for First Aid!

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Backyard Botanicals for First Aid Meet Master Herbalist Amy Shea and learn to relieve common summer ailments with plants readily available in most back yards! Amy will demonstrate how to create solar-powered (sun) herbal oil infusions using jewelweed, comfrey, plantain, yarrow and common “weeds”. This jar of “bug goop” is useful for bites, stings, itchy skin conditions and minor injuries. Amy is happy to answer questions about other plants that aid healing, and keep you well. Workshop Fee: $20 due…

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Improvisational Piecing and Hand Quilting with Heidi Parkes

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until September 21, 2016,
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Improv Quilting with Heidi Parkes August 3, 10, 24, 31 and September 7, 21, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm (not 8/17 or 9/14) Heidi Parkes is a local quilter with an innovative approach to quiltmaking. She blends Western, African American, Japanese, and Native American techniques to create her machine pieced and hand quilted works. Learn her approach, and find your own unique voice as a quilter in this 6 week series. The class will begin with an introduction and history…

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Laurie Ceesay Workshop: Bella

August 6

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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dMarie Knit and Fiber Summer Camps in August!

August 9 - August 11
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Weekly on the same day until August 18, 2016

Fun Classes All Summer Long! This summer program is for students entering 6th through 12th grades. It's a great way to spend a little time with your crafting friends and make some cool fiber-y gifts and wearables, too! Learn to knit, crochet, needlepoint and weaving. Summer packages for just $95 include unlimited attendance for our 21 class dates and all materials needed! The dates are June 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30th. July 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21,…

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Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration

August 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 14, 2016

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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Pine Needle Coiling and Basketry Class

August 13
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Once on August 13, 2016,
and Once on November 12, 2016

(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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Weaving I: Intro to Weaving

August 13

Become a hand weaver in just 2 full day sessions! You will learn a new lingo, new skills ad how to operate a floor loom. You will measure your warp (included with your materials fee,) dress your loom and weave your first project. We will weave a soft wool scarf to warm the chills away or make a fashion statement that you will be so proud to wear. Recommended Text: Learning to weave by Deborah Chandler. Supplies: Pen/ pencil, eye…

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Esterita Austin: Fabulous Fabric Art Portrait Workshop

August 16 - August 20

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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Mend Your Quilts Class at WMQFA

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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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Backyard Botanicals: Teas and Tisanes

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Backyard Botanicals: Teas and Tisanes” Meet Master Herbalist Amy Shea and learn the difference between a tea infusion and decoctions, as well as how to create solar-powered tea, and tisanes. Tea can be used internally and externally for healing, and a wide range of plants are suitable, making teas one of the most versatile ways to incorporate plants into your wellness program! Amy is happy to answer questions about other plants that aid healing, and keep you well. You’ll leave…

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Deep Into Indigo: Playing with Patterns, Dye and Fabric

August 26 - August 28

Deep Into Indigo: Playing with Patterns, Dye & Fabric Women’s Indigo Dye Weekend Retreat Featuring Food, Hands-on Projects, and History Madison-area indigo dye expert and textile artist Jennifer Falkowski will be hosting a weekend-long indigo dyeing retreat for women who are interested in learning about, and experiencing the magical process of dyeing with indigo. The weekend will feature instruction in Japanese shibori fabric techniques, open access to indigo dyeing vats and direction, as well as gourmet dining, including a brief…

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Pine Needle Basketry Class

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Once on September 10, 2016,
and Once on December 3, 2016

(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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Tuffet Workshop at WMQFA

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 28, 2016

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

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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The Ancient Art of Japanese Shibori Dyeing

September 16 - September 18

The Ancient Art of Japanese Shibori! Instructor: Mary Mendla Friday – Sunday, September 16-18, 2016 10:00 am – 4:00 pm $325 Class Fee Shibori is the Japanese art of creating pattern on fabric through binding, stitching, folding, and twisting during the dyeing process. Intricate patterns, texture, and color blending takes place as color is layered through multiple dye applications. Color is further enhanced through the use of discharge (color removal) and over dye. Create lovely designs on silk in this…

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Japanese Shibori Workshop with Mary Mendla

September 16 - September 18

The Ancient Art of Japanese Shibori! Shibori is the Japanese art of creating pattern on fabric through binding, stitching, folding, and twisting during the dyeing process. Intricate patterns, texture, and color blending takes place as color is layered through multiple dye applications. Color is further enhanced through the use of discharge (color removal) and over dye. Create lovely designs on silk in this three day workshop. You will be provided with four silk scarf blanks with hand rolled edges; two…

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Exploring Eco Printing on Fabric Workshop

September 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

(Grafton, WI) Join Gina Studelska for a fun workshop that combines gardening, printing and textiles! Eco printing is contact printing plants onto fabric. For anyone that is interested in learning this interesing and creative textile technique using leaves from your garden or nearby woodlands. You will learn the tools, safety, equipment and bundling techniques that will get your started in this exciting media. For this class we will be using protein fibers (silk/wool) and the class fee includes two -…

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Deconstructing Design Class with Sarah Nishiura

September 25

Deconstructing Design Class with Sarah Nishiura For many quilt makers taking the leap from following a pattern toward designing your own quilts is a daunting prospect. Beginning with an examination of some well known traditional quilt patterns, and moving through a series of hands on design exercises, this workshop will introduce students to fundamentals of design, offer practical advice on ways to approach design, and also include exercises to help students develop their own designing voice. Recognizing that no two…

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Fall University Day 2016

October 1

Fall University Day is returning on Saturday, October 1, 2016. The theme will again be ‘All About Wool’ with opportunities for exposure and experience with wool, fiber, and fabric in many forms. The full-day event includes a keynote; choices of 4 one-hour classes – or – a single one-hour class plus a three-hour workshop; lunch; wool wearable fashion show; and raffle. The keynote will be Ingrid and Peter McMasters, owners of Spry Whimsy Fiber Arts in Stoughton, Wisconsin. The store…

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Fiber Arts Jacket Workshop with Mary Sue Fenner

October 20 - October 22

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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Sew & Sew Fall Retreat 2016

October 28 - October 30

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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