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Online Seed Bead Botany with Nancy Eha

February 17 - March 17
Seed Bead Botany Online Class with Nancy Eha! Small glass pixels of color and light, beading adds a layer of beauty to all fabric based projects like no other medium can! Your instructor Nancy Eha has spent over 20 years exploring and teaching beading. This course is based on Nancy’s personal beading techniques which she calls Crazy Beading,beading inspired by the opulent embroidery on traditional crazy quilts. Seed Bead Botany is a 4-week online class filled with videos, images, patterns,…

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…

Rug Weaving in the Amana Colonies Tradition

March 2 @ 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

March 3 @ 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…

Sassy Schoolhouse Stitchers

March 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

March 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…

Indiana Heritage Quilt Show

March 5 - March 7
Welcome to the 24th Annual Indiana Heritage Quilt Show! Come and experience the “Moo”velous Cow Parade as it  stampedes  through the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show March 5 – 7, 2015.This exhibit was curated by Mary Lou Weidman & Melanie McFarland.  Mary Lou and Mel  challenged their friends to use the “Purple Cow” pattern from “Out of the Box with Easy Blocks” to create a “Moo”velous quilt. This book will be available for purchase by cash or check only at the…

Run Away from Home–Friday Gathering

March 6 @ 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…

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.

Thursday’s Friendship Quilt Gathering

March 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 –…

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…

WI Quilt Museum: Color College with MaryJo Busch

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Color College with MaryJo Busch Saturday, March 14, 2015, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;  Fee is $50 per student MaryJo Busch teaches you how to use a color wheel to help students better choose and use colors in creating quilts.  Class begins with a lecture/PowerPoint presentation and trunk show.  Next students get started on cutting some strips and creating blocks, including stitching at least one block, beginning with the easiest color combination. Students will continue creating a 9-block quilt, with…

Calendar Girls Club (2nd Saturday)

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Every month until December 12, 2015
Meetings are the Second Saturday 9:00-10:00 of the month OR The Fourth Thursday 1:00-2:00 Pick your background color way…cream tones, (traditional) black & whites (brights)  or grays (solids) or White on Whites for (anything goes) to achieve your desired look… We will start 2015 using the 365 Perpetual calendar. (avaiable at $22.95 and required for club. We will hold one for you here with your sign up.) We will be working in a 12” finished block size.   At the…

Quilt of Thanks–Wednesday Gathering

March 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…

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…

Calendar Girls Club (4th Thursday)

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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4th Thursday of the month
Meetings are the Second Saturday 9:00-10:00 of the month OR The Fourth Thursday 1:00-2:00 Pick your background color way…cream tones, (traditional) black & whites (brights)  or grays (solids) or White on Whites for (anything goes) to achieve your desired look… We will start 2015 using the 365 Perpetual calendar. (avaiable at $22.95 and required for club. We will hold one for you here with your sign up.) We will be working in a 12” finished block size.   At the…

Quilt of Thanks–Saturday Gathering

March 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…

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…

Extreme Warp Makeover Weaving Workshop

April 11 - April 12
Peoria Handweavers Guild presents EXTREME WARP MAKEOVER. A two day workshop for beginner to advanced members and non-members teaching participants how to warp a 4-shaft loom in one of 3 different 4-shaft threadings. On April 11-12, 2015, the Peoria Handweavers’ Guild of Peoria is sponsoring a workshop featuring the nationally known instructor Robyn Spady. The workshop, “Extreme Warp Makeover” is for the beginner to advanced weaving student. In this workshop you will warp your 4-shaft loom in one of 3…

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…

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

April 18 @ 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…

Denyse Schmidt Pure Improv Workshop at WI Quilt Museum

April 18 @ 10:00 am - April 19 @ 4:00 pm
Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19, 2015, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.  $395 Every quilter wants to take a class with modern quilt pioneer Denyse Schmidt!  This is your chance to work side-by-side with this amazing quilter from our convenient central US location. In this two-day workshop, we will explore the farthest reaches of improvisational patchwork—and your own creativity­­—using traditional patterns as a foundation. We’ll begin with fun, fast-paced exercises to become completely familiar with a single…

Black Hills Fiber Arts Fair

April 23 - April 25
Spend a weekend in the Dakotas! Three days of fabulous fiber at the Black Hills Fiber Arts Fair in Rapid City, SD! Our VENDORS are from the Black Hills and neighboring states. They are by invitation and provide a broad selection of quality products. Fiber vendors offer over 15 varieties of wool, llama, alpaca, buffalo and silk, fleece to roving, hand-spun and commercial yarns. Need a spinning wheel, loom, drop spindle, needles or a beautifully hand-crafted tool, our VENDORShave them…

Yarnover 2015

April 25
Each year the Minnesota Knitters’ Guild has a day-long event called Yarnover held in the Twin Cities metro area. Prestigious local and national instructors (listed below) teach a variety of courses and fiber vendors fill the Yarnover Market, which is free and open to the public. New for 2015:  The expenses incurred for bringing these amazing teachers are quite high. We pay for the airfare, lodging and meals for each teacher in addition to their teaching fees.  Since these expenses…

Spring University Days: quilts & so much more!

May 1 - May 2
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts presents Spring University Days May 1 & 2, 2015 Highlights: Friday, May 1, 2015:  Keynote Speaker:  Jennifer Wilder, “Midwest Textiles:  A Photo Journal Tour” Three-hour workshops:   Embroider Your Own Band Sampler – Jane Edgar;  Exploring Hardanger – Carol Fisher;  Spring Floral Needle Punch – Nancee Ariagno;  Locker Hooking — Pat Jacobson;  Decorative Crocheted Edgings — Jim Kennedy; Embellished Silk Ornaments — Sue Wojciechowski One-hour classes/lectures/demos:  A Journey to Modern Quilting – Joan Cain;  The…

Shepherd’s Harvest Sheep and Wool Festival

May 15 - May 17
Fleece, Fiber and Family at Shepherd’s harvest 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…

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…
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