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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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Deconstructing Design Class with Sarah Nishiura

September 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Tuffet Workshop at WMQFA

September 28 @ 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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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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Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration

October 12 @ 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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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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Carol Colburn: “Norwegian Wool: Textile Treasures in a Telemark Stabbur”

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

(Minneapolis, MN)--Carol Colburn gives talk on international fiber project in Vinje, Telemark. Thursday, October 20th at 7:00 pm | Free; open to the public. Venue: to be announced Welcome Guest Instructor Carol Colburn will report on an international fiber project in Vinje, Telemark. In a two-week workshop setting, weavers created vadmel cloth of Norwegian indigenous Spelsau wool, and processed the cloth using the power of a mountain stream, with a reconstructed water-powered timber constructed fulling mill (stampa). This was a…

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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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Bishop Hill Weaving Retreat

November 5 - November 6

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

(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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Line, Shape and Texture with Polymer Clay

November 11

LINE SHAPE AND TEXTURE WITH POLYMER CLAY (St. Charles, IL)--Every maker must have mastery of their tools. And one of our most important tools is often neglected - design. This workshop will teach you the qualities and effects you get from consciously using these design elements. Learn to master these three basic design tools. #1 Synthesize your ideas through a series of remarkably-effective exercises. #2 Develop an idea from inspiration to finished piece. #3 Dream, experiment, analyze, play and create…

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Pine Needle Coiling and Basketry Class

November 12
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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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‘HOT’–a two day workshop by Susan Lenz

November 18 - November 19

“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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‘HOT’–A 2-Day workshop with Susan Lenz

November 18 @ 12:00 pm

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 windows and the colors and eco-friendly ideals…

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A Mom & Me Class at WMQFA

December 3 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

A Mom and Me Class – Delightful Felt Ornaments Create delightful embroidered felt ornaments just in time for Christmas. Felt ornaments make great gifts and add a personal touch to any tree. Mom and child will each create four ornaments. With a little embellishing, embroidery and stitching, everyone will have fun making these charming ornaments. This fun class creates a holiday memory for mom and children. Best for ages 9 and up. Participants Need to Bring: Scissors – medium is…

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Pine Needle Basketry Class

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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Magnolia’s Creative Rug Hooking Workshop

January 28, 2017 - January 30, 2017

Magnolia's Annual Rug Hooking Retreat! (Hudson, WI)--This weekend-long rug hooking workshop will focus on creative hooking and stitching techniques to give your rug hooking an extra dimension! You'll learn new finishing options and how to use unique fibers, too! Class fee includes lunches, piece of linen backing, some wool, and project pattern. Come to the Artist's Reception at Magnolia's Friday, January 27th from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Class fee is $240. Regrettably, registration is non-refundable. Contact Paulette at 715.808.0047 or…

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Heidi Parkes: Improvisational Piecing

February 3, 2017 - February 5, 2017

Join Heidi Parkes for the weekend! Create your own improvisational pieced quilt in this weekend workshop and learn the finishing touches to complete your project. Heidi is an award winning quilter, receiving a first and second at Quiltcon 2016 for Handwork and improvisational Piecing. Workshop is $405. Lodging packages start from $310 - $435 (double occupancy) Lunches included in workshop fees, lodging includes breakfast and dinner, too. Here's all the registration info! 

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Northern Fibers Retreat

February 16, 2017 - February 19, 2017

Northern Fibers Retreat at North House Folk School (Grand Marais, MN) -- This four day event celebrates all manner of fiber arts, featuring seminars and course offerings from long-time North House instructors as well as featured guest Nancy Bush. This year marks our 7th annual Northern Fibers Retreat, a collaboration between the Grand Marais Art Colony, North House Folk School and the Northwoods Fiber Guild. Returning this year are the Show n’ Share and the popular Lunch and Learn series. Also…

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Zen Doodle Quilts

February 18, 2017

Zen Doodle Quilts Workshop taught by Laura Wasilowski of Artfabrik Explore the mesmerizing world of Zen Doodling and design an original art quilt at the same time. You’ll soon discover how easy it is to doodle like a Zen master and learn how to convert that drawing into a pattern for your quilt. With an easy pattern transfer process for fused fabric, your drawing quickly becomes a fused art quilt. New fusing tips and tricks are presented to enhance your…

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Lucy Neatby: Knitting Workshop

March 10, 2017 - March 12, 2017

Woodland Ridge Retreat Center is hosting Lucy Neatby in March, 2017. Lucy will include short row wizardry, dabble in double and Tassel, Trims and Tidbits in her 3-day workshops. Knitting experience level is intermediate to experienced knitters. Registration opens soon--updates coming!

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Susan Carlson: Fabric Images

March 28, 2017 - April 1, 2017

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…

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Fabric Images workshop with Susan Carlson at WMQFA

April 6, 2017 - April 9, 2017

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 Bio: Susan Carlson…

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Mark Lipinski and the Slow Stitching Movement

June 9, 2017 - June 11, 2017

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…

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