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Midwest Fiber Arts Trails
Everyone knows Midwesterners love road trips.
And fiber enthusiasts rarely need a reason to hop in the car with a bunch of friends to participate in a workshop, go to a festival, see a fiber arts exhibit or browse through the local museum. At Midwest Fiber Arts Trails, fiber enthusiasts can find useful information, resources, insights and inspiration for their own creative expression.
Midwest Fiber Arts Trails offer opportunities to participate in fiber arts activities and to plan fun trips around the Midwest!
Fiber Arts Trails
Each Fiber Arts Trail has its own personality shaped by the people and the places where they live. When you visit a Trail, you’ll see an exclusive community of fiber artists and makers, yarn and quilt shops, historic places, art centers, galleries, museums, farms, scenic drives and in some places—woolen mills. Annually, Trail members host a Trail Tour weekend when they throw open the doors, offer workshops, exhibits, maker activities, lectures and studio tours. Be sure to call ahead as some locations are not open to the public on a daily basis.
Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail
Cedarburg – Grafton – Thiensville – Mequon, Wisconsin Historic mills, stone buildings and meandering creeks and rivers describe Cedarburg, Grafton and Thiensville, Wisconsin. While all three villages are snug as bugs and within ten miles of each other end to end, each place has its own character. Cedarburg’s iconic downtown is the jewel tucked in the middle. Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail
Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail
Bemidji – Solway – Turtle River – 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 has a long history 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 that hug the city of Baraboo are the terminal moraine of the most recent advance of glaciers. Melt water flowed from under the ice sheet forming rivers that cut valleys as the rocks and sediment were deposited along their routes. Today’s streams are like shimmering ribbons, rippling along the surface of the land. Threaded Streams 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 featured three regional arts centers and offers Trail offers 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
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 jewel in the university system’s crown, 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
Midwest Fiber Arts Trails Program
Twin Cities, Minnesota Midwest Fiber Arts Trails seeks to build a network of community-based art trails to fulfill its mission to honor the Midwest’s rich textile heritage and celebrate and promote the work of contemporary fiber artists. Midwest Fiber Arts Trails Program Info
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