A network of fiber artists and artisans, shops, quilt museums and arts centers in the Midwest where fiber enthusiasts can discover resources and inspiration for their own creative expression. And, plan fun trips around the Midwest!
EXPERIENCE • YOUR OWN • CREATIVITY
Renew yourself with a creative getaway! 29 workshops, a historical fiber faire, ‘Fabrication’ – The Runway Show, Prism, Jean Leeson Quilt Exhibit, ‘From Artisan the Closet’ 1960s funky wearables art exhibit, Alpaca farm tour and more! Indigo by Kipp Inglis.
March 21 – 23, 2019
Baraboo • Portage • Lodi • Prairie du Sac • North Freedom, WI
4th Annual Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail Member Exhibit
Head North to the Headwaters! Woven blankets, basketry, tapestry, funky improvisational weaving, hand-dyed yarn, wool applique, needle felting and much more!
Exhibit: April 5 – May 28, 2019 Tour: April 26 – 27, 2019
This week’s highlighted fiber festivals, workshops, exhibits and events.
5th Annual Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail Tour
(Cedarburg, WI) – CONTEMPORARY FIBER ART • TRADITIONAL CRAFT Talk with award-winning artists and find out where they get their creative energy.Visit award-winning galleries and shops on this self-guided tour. Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Art (WMQFA) presents Native Art; an exhibit co-curated by Karen Ann Hoffman. Free Admission on Friday and Saturday only • Tour the Arts Mill maker spaces+ 2nd floor boutique • Shop two local quilt shops and a yarn store • Full-day and half-day textile workshops • See the 1860s carding mill in action at the Cedarburg Woolen Mill • Watch experienced makers demonstrate their skills • Stay in a historic B&B in Cedarburg and stroll through two local wineries and chocolate shops! March 15 – 16, 2019. 10 – 4 p.m. daily. More info
'A Maker's Experience' on the Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail
(Baraboo – Portage – Lodi – Prairie du Sac, WI) – ‘A MAKER’S EXPERIENCE’ Renew yourself with a creative getaway! Three days of inspiration to enrich your life with hands-on workshops and class offerings • Watch experienced makers demonstrate their skills • Conversations with artists–be inspired with their maker stories and spaces • View Jean Leeson’s solo art quilt exhibit at Tivoli in Portage • Visit the scenic Wisconsin River Valley and Baraboo Hills • Book a room at the restored, historic Ringling House Bed & Breakfast in Baraboo or the vintage Victorian Dreams Bed & Breakfast in Lodi and relax • Shop local makers and businesses. March 21 – 23, 2019 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. Daily. More info
FABRICATION - The Runway Show
(Baraboo, WI) – Fun, fast paced runway Fiber Arts Fashion Show on the “Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail”. Featuring Garments – Accessories – Art Work Created by the Threaded Streams, teachers, shop owners and students. Front Row $10. All other $5 at the door. Socializing start at 6:30 PM Beverages (Beer, Wine, Soda) available. Open to the fiber trail participants and the public. Makers Market Shopping after the Runway!!! “Shop the Runway” March 22, 2019. 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. Baraboo Arts Building 323 Water St. Baraboo, WI More info
Looking for a road trip?
Check out the Trails for maker studios, woolen mill tours, workshops, exhibits, shopping & more!
Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail
(Cedarburg – Grafton – Thiensville – Mequon, Wisconsin) – Award-winning galleries, shops and artists make up the member roster on the Cedarburg Spur. Known for historic mills, stone buildings and meandering creeks and rivers; Cedarburg, Grafton and Thiensville are snug as bugs and within ten miles of each other end to end. Each village has its own character but Cedarburg’s iconic downtown is the jewel tucked in the middle. Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail
Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail
(Bemidji – Solway – Tenstrike, Minnesota) – The word ‘headwaters’ is used a lot around here. Heading north and west out of Itasca before curling around in an easterly fashion, the Mississippi River flows through Lake Bemidji, giving Bemidjians an honest right to call their home the ‘First City’ on the river. The diverse culture in this area mirrors Trail members’ eclectic variety of fiber art. Both share stories of indigenous peoples, voyageurs, settlers and pioneers. Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trails
Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail
(Baraboo – Portage – Lodi – Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin) – The name Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail is an artful reference to the geological formation that makes up this part of Wisconsin. The beautiful Baraboo Hills are remnants of the last ice age when melt water flowed from under the glaciers forming rivers and deep valleys. Today’s streams are like shimmering ribbons, rippling along the surface of the land. Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail
Madison Fiber Arts Trail
(Madison, Wisconsin) – Everyone knows Madison is a fun town. Whether you’re a student, bureaucrat or a fiber artist, the chances of finding someone else to share your groove are high. Home to UW-Madison, the town is wide-open high energy and creativity. Balance that with state government HQ and you’ve got a place that’s hip, political and surrounded by cornfields. Madison Fiber Arts Trail
Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail
(Little Falls – Randall – Brainerd – Staples – Wadena – New York Mills, Minnesota) – Articulture’ — where art is our agriculture! Located right smack-dab in the middle of the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Weaving Waters feature three regional arts centers and offers Trail visitors an opportunity to experience Central Minnesota’s rich textile heritage and celebrate the work of the area’s contemporary fiber artists. Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail
From the blog…
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Members of the Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail, the first Fiber Arts Trail in the Midwest Fiber Arts Trails network, are happy to invite you to their 5th Annual Fiber Arts Trail Tour in the Cedarburg-Grafton-Thiensville area of southeastern Wisconsin.
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