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Wool Applique Wallhanging Class

January 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Taught in two sessions on Friday, January 30 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and Friday, February 20 (9 a.m. to noon).  Teacher is Jeanie Rudich, owner of Ye Olde Schoolhouse in Cedarburg.  $90 fee, includes materials and patterns. The Wisconsin Quilt Museum offers a wool applique class taught by local quilt shop owner Jeanie Rudich. This two day class will result in a finished wall hanging. English Flower Garden is a timeless appliqué project resulting in a striking 16″ x 27″ wall…

Run Away from Home–Friday Gathering

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every Friday
Meets every Friday from 10:00 to 4:00 and the 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fly away from housework, phone calls and just everyday distractions! Need some time for to recharge your creativity? Come to the “Run-away from Home” gatherings at Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilt Shop and do just that. Every chair has a name and your chair is waiting for you! Bring whatever you might be working on – quilting, stitching, knitting, cross-stitching or whatever new craft you might…

Overshot Weaving with Hopewell Weaving

January 31 @ 9:00 am - February 1 @ 3:00 pm
Overshot is one of the most beautiful and picturesque weaves. From classic to contemporary there is a limitless number of patterns, colors and variations possible. Under the guidance of Jennie Hawkey, you will learn about the structure of Overshot and how to vary the treadling to get the look you want. This workshop is appropriate for intermediate level weavers or adventuresome beginners. Bring your own warped loom (at least 4-harnesses) or studio looms are available to use. Studio looms will be…

Sassy Schoolhouse Stitchers

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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1st Wednesday
Meets on the 1st Wed of each month at 10:00 (stay as long as you like). Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilt Shop is a gathering place for ‘Friends, Stitching, Laughter and Fellowship!’ Come and spend time working on your latest stitching project and sharing your latest projects or ideas. No charge for being “Sassy.”

Run Away from Home: Wednesday Evening Gathering

February 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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1st & 3rd Wednesday
MEETS EVERY FRIDAY FROM 10:00 TO 4:00 AND THE 1ST AND 3RD WEDNESDAY EVENINGS FROM 6:30 TO 8:30 P.M. Fly away from housework, phone calls and just everyday distractions! Need some time for to recharge your creativity? Come to the “Run-away from Home” gatherings at Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilt Shop and do just that. Every chair has a name and your chair is waiting for you! Bring whatever you might be working on – quilting, stitching, knitting, cross-stitching or whatever new craft you might…

Batik with Mary Mendla

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Take your textile art to new levels through the ancient art of Batik.  Batik is a fabric dyeing process that uses wax to define designs and patterns.  The textural beauty of batik is created as color is layered over color and a customary crackled effect emerges through the process. This one-day workshop gives you the opportunity to experiment with batik using a variety of tools and techniques:  painting with brushes, drawing with tjanting tools and printing with textile printing blocks.…

Northern Fibers Retreat: The Art & Craft of Fiber

February 12 - February 15
The Art & Craft of Fiber This event is co-hosted by North House Folk School and Grand Marais Art Colony. What could be better than focusing on fibers in the heart of winter? This event celebrates all manner of fiber arts featuring seminars and class offerings from long-time North House Instructors. Events Highlights A Wide Range of Coursework (see below) – Lunch & Learn Sessions Fiber Project Show & Share – Family Fibers Workshop Event Course Offerings Coursework for the Fiber Retreat…

Thursday’s Friendship Quilt Gathering

February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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2nd Thursday
Meets on the 2nd Thursday afternoon every month from 1:00 to 3:00. Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilt Shop’s Friendship Group works on various projects throughout the year, either from a pattern, book or ideas from friends. A recent endeavor is making pillows to be given to area hospitals for them to distribute to lumpectomy and mastectomy patients. 2015 projects are the following….. From the book,” The Road to Jericho” – select a block of your choice and make a 8” or 16” finished –…

Vesterheim Fiber Arts: Bandweaving Class for Couples!

February 14 - February 15
Bring your sweetie-pie and learn about traditional band loom weaving (carving, too)! Visit Decorah with a partner or friend, to learn about traditional European band loom carving and weaving! These two classes, one in weaving and one in woodcarving, make for a fun weekend together. Weavers will learn how to weave elaborate patterns on a band loom (also called tape loom or rigid heddle), while carvers will learn how to carve a one-piece band loom and shuttle. Band looms were…

Rug Weaving in the Amana Colonies Tradition

February 16 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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once a week
Monday evenings, beginning February 16, 5 sessions Come experience the joy of weaving your very own colorful rag rug on a loom. The class includes designing and preparing materials, weaving and finishing. The rug could be useful in your home or it might make a great gift. This activity will be held in the weaving studio located at the Amana Arts Guild Center in High Amana on Monday evenings from 7:00pm – 8:30pm beginning Monday February 16th and continue for…

Quilting in the Amana Colonies Tradition

February 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Once a week on Tuesday
Tuesday evenings, beginning February 17, 6 weeks Ever wanted to learn to quilt? Come join us for a chance to learn the history and techniques used in creating a traditional Amana Quilt. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Each person will create a beautiful hand quilted wall hanging. Participants will need to supply 2 yards of fabric (1 yard solid and 1 yard print) of their choosing. All other materials will be supplied. So come join us Tuesday evenings…

Quilt of Thanks–Wednesday Gathering

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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3rd Wednesday
Meets every month on the 3rd Wed at 10:00 and the 4th Sat from 10:00 to 4:00. Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilt Shop opens their doors for quilters and community members who would like to make quilts for our Veterans. Even if you don’t sew but would love to give back to those that have bravely served our country, come and join us!   There is always a need for people to iron and sort fabric. Quilts are patriotic colors, size varies…

Jo Morton’s ‘Little Women’ Quilt Club for 2015

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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3rd Saturday every other month
Meets every other month on the 3rd Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00 ( February, April, June, August, Oct, Dec) If you love Jo Morton fabric and little quilts, then this is the Gathering for you. You will receive her exclusive pattern for the Little Women’s club which will includes easy to- follow instructions and quilting tips. Bring your sewing kits, as the leader, Missy, often has a special activity for you to do as well.  Show and tell is a must. Inspiration…

Beyond Tie Dye: the ancient art of Japanese Shibori with Mary Mendla

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Shibori is the Japanese art of creating pattern by binding, stitching, folding and twisting during the dyeing process.  Intricate patterns and color blending takes place as color is layered through multiple dye baths. Create lovely designs in this beginning level workshop.  Students will learn some basic traditional techniques to use on silk scarf blanks.  Supplies and materials to create two 14 x 72″ scarves will be provided. Dress for class expecting to get messy and wet!  There will be a…

Lisa Binkley: The Art of hand stitching beads on cloth

February 27 - March 1
The Art of Hand Stitching beads on cloth Join us for three days of learning, stitching, exploring, growing and sharing the joys of bead embroidery! Lisa Binkley, whose work has received many awards and is included in private and public collections and who has written many articles about beading on fabric will inspire students to learn and create beaded designs on fabric in this three day workshop. This workshop is a combination of everything taught in Lisa’s “Beginning Bead Embroidery” and…

Quilt of Thanks–Saturday Gathering

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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4th Saturday
MEETS EVERY MONTH ON THE 3RD WED AT 10:00 AND THE 4TH SAT FROM 10:00 TO 4:00. Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilt Shop opens their doors for quilters and community members who would like to make quilts for our Veterans. Even if you don’t sew but would love to give back to those that have bravely served our country, come and join us!   There is always a need for people to iron and sort fabric. Quilts are patriotic colors, size varies…

Civil War Belles Quilt Gathering

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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2nd Wednesday every other month
Meets the 2nd Wednesday every other month from 6:30–8:30 pm: (Jan-March-May-July-Sept-November) Projects vary in this group and are always small. We have used Civil War books and pattern for our projects. Donna gives us a history lesson as well. We also do  show and tell on our projects. Cost varies with the projects chosen for the year, whether it be a book or pattern.

Warped! with Hopewell Weaving

March 14 @ 9:00 am - March 15 @ 3:00 pm
This is a beginner weaving workshop. Students will learn the basics of weaving, plan a simple project like a scarf, table mat or bookmark, thread a loom, and weave the project. Warping doesn’t have to make you warped! This is a relaxed, guided class where you can learn about weaving and gain confidence in warping a loom. Students may bring their own 4-harness loom or use a studio loom for the workshop. All materials and supplies are included. Hopewell Weaving…

Pam Buda’s Prairie Women’s Sewing Circle: Journey Five

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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3rd Saturday every other month
Meets every other month on the 3rd Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00 (January, March, May, July, Sept, Nov) We will be on Journey Five in the lives of Prairie Women. The art of quilting is rich in history. There are women, in untold numbers, who blazed the trail before us, leaving us with quilts and remnants of both fabrics and stories of how they lived, and what quilts meant to them. While the techniques of quilting for today’s quilter can be…

Arnhild Hillesland Knitting Retreat!

April 10 - April 12
A week-end knitting retreat in a rustic woodland setting with Arnhild Hillesland. Arnhild Hillesland, a native Norwegian and expert in knitting, will be providing instructions on finishing your Norwegian sweater at Norwegian Wood Retreat in Princeton, MN. Arnhild has an array of amazing techniques she would like to share with class participants. Her list includes the following: Stitching and cutting Attaching facings Shoulder seams (two versions) Knitting up stitches (picking up) Spacing buttonholes Making buttonholes Attaching front bands Knitting the…

Vesterheim Fiber Arts: Icelandic knitting sampler

April 17 - April 19
Join Icelandic knitting expert and designer Hélène Magnússon as she shares her passion for Iceland’s rich knitting heritage. LESSON 1 Knit a miniature Icelandic lopapeysa sweater. Learn to combine sleeves and body, read color charts, Icelandic bind-off, and close underarms. LESSON 2 Learn to steek (cut extra stitches) a garment knit in the round. Knitters will see different ways to finish the steeks once they are cut. LESSON 3 While knitting a doll-sized triangular shawl with typical lace motifs in…

Shepherd’s Harvest Sheep and Wool Festival

May 15 - May 17
Fleece, Fiber and Family The fairgrounds are filled with music, food, artisans and animals. Events include Minnesota’s largest fleece competition, sheep shearing, fleece skirting demos, book-signings and more. Families always enjoy the sheep and goats in the barn and this year there will be a new Farm Work Stock Dog Trial! There’s a lot of room to picnic–weather permitting! Bring your spinning wheel, your friends, and spin the day away. Shepherd’s Harvest Festival is an opportunity for rural and urban people…

Great Lakes Fiber Show 2015

May 23 - May 24
The 20th Annual Great Lakes Fiber Show is coming to the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, Ohio on May 23 & 24, 2015! Getting bigger and better every year, the Great Lakes Fiber Show runs from 10a–5p on Saturday and 10a–4p on Sunday, bringing your favorite vendors and activities for two days of fun.With over 80 vendors signed up to sell their products at the Show, the always-popular workshops are starting to take shape! Take a look at a few reasons to…

Vesterheim Fiber Arts: Bunad Camp

June 6 - June 9
Each area of Norway has a different bunad (national costume) design. This class is for anyone who wishes to construct their own authentic formal or everyday bunad, or an authentic purse, cap, shawl, belt, or blouse to complete the costume. Sue will have many different fabrics, colors, and ideas to help you start or complete a bunad or accessory. Materials: Must bring your own sewing machine. Location: Class will be held at Luther College Baker Commons with overnight accommodations available.…

Vesterheim Fiber Arts: Norwegian boundweaves

June 10 - June 14
Norwegian boundweaves or ‘Crooked Path’ Weft-faced pattern weaves, or boundweaves, can be woven on two or more harnesses, and are rich in design possibilities. Boundweaves are woven on either a cotton or linen warp that is completely covered by a tightly packed wool weft. Weft-faced textiles are suitable for table runners, rugs, coverlets, or wall hangings. This class will focus on krokbragd, a three-shaft point twill and rosebragd, a boundweave on a four-harness rosepath threading. The threading and treadling for…

Midwest Weavers Conference 2015

June 15 @ 8:00 am - June 20 @ 5:00 pm
Urban Fiber with a Minnesota Twist! The Weavers Guild of Minnesota invites you to the Midwest Weavers Conference 2015: Urban Fibers with a Minnesota Twist. The conference will be held at the University of St. Thomas and Textile Center in the Twin Cities. There are pre-conference workshops held at at those two locations June 15 – 17, 2015. The conference is June 18 – 20, 2015. Here is a list of workshops: More Double Weaves on Four – Jennifer Moore…

Vesterheim Fiber Arts: Weaving a Rya

July 18 - July 21
Weaving a Rya on a Goose-eye Twill background technique Norwegian ryer were used for coverlets and provided protection and warmth at sea for centuries. Borrowing from a rya coverlet design in the Vesterheim collection, you will weave rya on a goose-eye twill background. The rya knots will not show on the non-pile side. Your weaving will be appropriate for a wall hanging or bench cover. Level of instruction: Appropriate for any weaver who has experience warping a floor loom. About…

Vesterheim Fiber Arts: Spinning Wool into Yarn

July 27 - July 30
Spinning Wool into Yarn Interested in learning about the mysteries that seem to surround spinning? This class will teach you about sheep fleece and how to card it for efficient use. Spinning instruction will start with a handspindle and progress to the spinning wheel. We will concentrate on how and why things work, so you will be spinning your own yarn in the workshop and exit with confidence in this ancient art. Level of Instruction: Non-spinners and spinners welcome. About…

Vesterheim Fiber Arts: Norwegian pick-up bandweaving

September 17 - September 19
Pick-up woven bands Historically, pick-up woven bands were used in Norway to tie up baskets of food, to swaddle babies, and as hairbands, apron bands, stocking bands, trim for clothing, and more. In this class you will weave two types of pick-up, each on a different threading, and you will have a variety of patterns from which to choose. The traditional band heddles will be warped for you prior to class. Your finished samples will make nice ribbons or bookmarks.…

Vesterheim Fiber Arts: Nalbinding

September 18 - September 20
Nalbinding-a practical fiber art Scandinavians have used the ancient nålbinding technique for hundreds of years to make mittens, strainers, stockings, and a multitude of other useful items. It fits perfectly into contemporary fashion and household uses and its simplicity and portability make it wonderful. Using a single-eyed needle, you will make a pouch, mittens, and various other small items as time permits. Most objects will be made of wool and finished by hand with a traditional fulling treatment. Participation: Youth…
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