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Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Weekend 2016

Join us for the Second Annual Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Weekend! Quilts + classes, workshops + baskets, tours + stores, demos and more!

Join us for the Second Annual Cedarburg Fiber Arts Weekend!

Quilts + classes, stitches + baskets, tours + stores, demos and more!

Our second year! We are so excited to inspire you with the new things we’ve made and the new avenues we’ve explored in the past year. We invite you to take a basket weaving class, a contemporary mending class or learn the basics of the ancient art of Japanese Shibori dyeing. Have fun printing on fabric with Gelli paint. Make a wool flower lapel pin and be sure to peruse the vintage fabrics at the Cedarburg Woolen Mill.

The Wisconsin Museum of Quilt & Fiber Arts has an interesting exhibit called “My Grandmother’s Trunk”. The exhibit takes you from present day Cedarburg to Costa Rica and Mexico. The works of two Latin American quilters, Patricia Sanabria-Friederich of Costa Rica and Alicia Avila of Mexico are on display.

Since we know you love to learn and are always looking for ways to take your art to the next level, many of our studio artists are demonstrating their work processes. Ask questions and share what you find interesting so we can have a conversation.

Also new this year is our ‘After Hours’ Stitching Social Hour. Now that you’ve been inspired by amazing fiber art, here’s a great time and place to relax and share what you saw and even spend a little time working on your own projects. After hours Sip ‘n’ Stitch starts on Saturday at 5 p.m. at The Roastery in the Arts Mill in Grafton. The Glass Palette, a local wine shop, is right next door! It’s not a brown bag, so be sure to taste the yummy desserts made locally.

All of our trail members’ studio spaces are open. Click here for a PDF flyer and map.

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Cedarburg Spur Weekend General Info:

Dates: March 18 – 19, 2016

Hours:

  • Self-guided tour with workshops, artist demos, exhibits, open studios and woolen mill tour
  • Friday, March 18, 2016 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 19, 2016 10:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 19, 2016 5:00 – 8:00 Stitching Social Hour at the Arts Mill

Workshops + Classes

Workshop: Rug braiding + rug hooking at Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilt Shop

Thursday, March 17, 2016 10:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Friday, March 18 10:00 3:00 p.m

Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilt Shop
$80 + supplies

Take a rug braiding workshop at Schoolhouse Quilt Shop and kick-off the Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail weekend!

In this 2-day class, students have the option of learning Traditional Rug Braiding or Rug Hooking with wool fabric.  If choosing Rug Braiding, you can learn to make either a round chair pad, rug or an oval braided rug.  If you wish to learn Rug Hooking, students can choose from a variety of pattern designs by In the Wool.  (Terri will be in contact with students prior to class, for their pattern selection).

Registration

 

Workshop: Nest making with Laura Weber

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Friday, March 18, 2016 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Cedarburg Woolen Mill Shops
$12

A bird’s nest filled with bird’s eggs is a sure sign of Spring! 

Award winning basket weaver Laura Weber is teaching a nest making workshop for the Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Weekend. Her studio is on the Trail at the Cedarburg Woolen Mill Building in downtown Cedarburg. In this two hour workshop, participants will make a small bird’s nest using basket weaving skills and will felt several bird’s eggs to fit into the nest. It’s a beautiful way to welcome Spring in Wisconsin!
Registration

Workshop: Contemporary Mending with Heidi Parkes

Friday, March 18, 2016 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts
$20

Learn how to mend your treasured textiles!

Heidi Parkes introduces classes on mending, so you can learn to save your beloved garments and add personal touches too! Visible mending will allow you to proudly show your skills, and invisible techniques will gently heal garments back into usefulness. Japanese Boro, darning, and general repair will be emphasized in class. Bring an article to mend, or practice on a scrap of cloth. Don’t miss out on this exciting new trend! Adults Only: Sip n’ Stitch from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
Registration

Workshop: Shibori Dye with Mary Mendla

Saturday, March 19, 2016 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts–Lower Level Classroom
$45

Make interesting, truly unique hand-dyed fabrics!

Learn the basics of the ancient art of Shibori dyeing. Create lovely designs in this beginning level workshop taught by Mary Mendla at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts.  Students will learn some basic traditional techniques to use on a silk scarf blank.  Supplies and materials to create a 14 x 72″ shawl will be provided.  (Additional silk scarf blanks will be available for purchase at a discounted rate at the workshop.) Dress for class expecting to get messy and wet!  Wear old clothes or bring a water resistant smock to cover your clothes. Class details
Registration

Exhibits + Tours

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

Free Museum Admission for the Fiber Arts Weekend on March 18 – 19, 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 19 10:00 – 5:00 p.m. 

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

View the current exhibit, play with Gelli printing, shop and enjoy the farmstead.

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“My Grandmother’s Trunk” On exhibit from January 14 through April 17, 2016

This exhibit includes mosaic quilts by Patricia Sanabria-Friederich, inspired by church tiles from her native Costa Rica, quilts made by Costa Rican quilters, and more.  Costa Rican ceremonial costumes, dolls dressed in Costa Rican national dresses. Also included in this exhibit are the quilts of Alicia Alves, and award-winning quilter of Mexican-American heritage. More about WMQFA

Woolen Mill Tour: Historic Cedarburg Woolen Mill

Friday, March 18, 2016 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 19 10:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Cedarburg Woolen Mill–downtown Cedarburg

Take a tour of woolen carding machines that have been in service since before the Civil War.

The machines are huge, made of cast iron and painted black. The wooden slats are worn smooth and run very quietly. This machinery is from the original Cedarburg Woolen Mill, meticulously maintained by proprietor Kay Walters for many years. It is fascinating to watch the delicate, lighter than air wool fleece turned into lofty wool batts by this huge apparatus. Kay also has a unique collection of vintage fabrics and trims. More about the woolen mill

Beyond Tradition: Basketry of Laura Weber

Exhibit goes through April 3, 2016

Opening reception January 23, 2016 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Cedarburg Art Museum–downtown Cedarburg

Basketmaker Laura Weber moves beyond the rich tradition of Native American basketry in Wisconsin or the fine craftsmanship of earlier “old world” immigrant artisans to make her own artful creations.  Whether functional receptacles or playful creations, Laura Weber masterfully incorporates found objects, metal wire, or natural materials into otherwise traditional forms, newly transformed.

Laura is also a founding member of the Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail and a member of the National Basketry Organization.

Fiber Arts Demos

Fiber Art Showcase: In-Studio with Robin Fleming

Friday, March 18, 2016 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 19 10:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Cedarburg Woolen Mill Shops–2nd Floor Robin M. Fleming Studio

Come on up to Robin’s perch and see her new work!

Award winning fiber artist, fabric designer and jewelry maker Robin Fleming invites you to come and take a look at her new work. While she continues to create Gentlewomen and Gentle Ladies, she is working in paper mache, too. She will demo her paper mache process and you’ll be able to see riveting result in the form of birds and faces. More about Robin

Fiber Art Showcase: In-Studio with Nancee Ariagno

Friday, March 18, 2016 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 19 10:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Farmhouse Studio at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

Keep on punchin’! 

Award winning punch needle designer and artist Nancee Ariagno welcomes you to her studio filled with ‘primsical’ punch needle and (a few) rug hooking designs. Nancee has been included in several magazine spreads lately and it’s easy to see why. Her Farmhouse Studio is on the main floor of the old homestead with its thick stone walls, white woodwork, tables and punch needle supplies and designs filling every nook and cranny. More about Nancee

Fiber Art Demo: In-Studio with Ilze Heider

Friday, March 18, 2016 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 19 10:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Grafton Arts Mill–Riverwalk Studio

What goes into making a custom handbag?

Ilze Heider, whose handbags are carried by Senator Amy Klobuchar and have been written up in the New York Times (name dropping here) will lay out the steps to making a bag. From selecting the style and colors to the machines and leatherwork tools she uses to craft her time-honored style of handbag. Maybe she has one for you! More about Ilze

Fiber Art Demo: In-Studio with Gina Studelska

Friday, March 18, 2016 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 19 10:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Grafton Arts Mill–Second Floor Artist Studios and Boutique

Mark Making on Fabric: Rust, block printing, discharge paste, cyanotype and more

Throughout the Fiber Arts Weekend, Gina will have on-going demos  and a display of how she prints on fabric. She will also have hand-dyed scarves and art note cards available for sale in her studio. More about Gina.

Fiber Art Demo: Pop-up Studio with Mary Mendla

Friday, March 18, 2016 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 19 10:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts–Lower Level Classroom

Using Shibori Dye techniques

In addition to her workshop, fiber enthusiasts can get a taste of how the ancient Japanese art of Shibori dye techniques are used to make unique fabric for quilt making, clothing and all types of fiber art. Mary will also showcase her own fashion designs through her company, Facets Fashions, More about Mary.

Fiber Art Showcase: Pop-Up Studio with Heidi Parkes

Friday, March 18, 2016 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 19 10:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

Heidi Parkes Art: Improv Quilting

In addition to her Contemporary Mending workshop on Friday night, Heidi will have a pop-up studio at the quilt museum on Friday before her workshop and on Saturday. Heidi will talk about her improvisational style of piecing and quilting. This tradition is well known in ‘The Quilts of Gee’s Bend,’ and they are often referred to as having a jazz aesthetic in their art.  By improvising Heidi knows the general direction in which she wants the piece to go, but hasn’t pre-planned, sketched in detail, or gridded the design in advance—much like an abstract expressionist painter.
More about Heidi.

Stitching Social Hour

After Hours: Stitching Social Hour at The Arts Mill

Saturday, March 19 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Grafton Arts Mill Coffee Roastery and The Glass Palette

Sip. Stitch. Repeat.

Now that you’ve been inspired by amazing fiber art, here’s a great time and place to relax and share what you saw and even spend a little time working on your own projects. Stitching Social Hour starts on Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Arts Mill in The Roastery. The Glass Palette, a local wine shop, is right next door! Just for fiber enthusiasts, The Glass Palette is offering $1 off a glass of wine or beer! It’s not a brown bag, so be sure to taste the yummy desserts made locally.

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Make + Take

Hands On: Make a wool flower at Material Matters

Friday, March 18 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Saturday, March 19 10:00 – 5:00 p.m.

My Material Matters Quilt Shop–Thiensville

Make a wool flower lapel pin! 

Maureen invites you to play with wool! Select from her stash of wool, and by using a pattern and simple embroidery stitches make a souvenir from the Trail! More about My Material Matters

Hands On: Gelli printing activity with Linda Sweek

Saturday, March 19 11:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts–Lobby

Make a Gelli Printed a ‘Postcard from the Trail’!

Back by popular demand!  Join us at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts and make your own ‘Postcard from the Trail’. Have you heard of this new, fun technique that paints designs on fabric? Give it a try and take home a FREE souvenir from the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts and Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail!  Linda Sweek from Sew & Sew Retreats will be your guide!

Shops

Shop for Art: The Pink Llama Gallery

Friday, March 18, 2016 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 19 10:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Pink Llama Gallery–Cedarburg Woolen Mill and Shops–First Floor

An assortment of local and regional art and gifts.

The Pink Llama was voted ‘Favorite Art Gallery’ in 2014 by Milwaukee area television viewers because of their fabulous assortment of local and regional art and their incredible customer service! Painting, sculpture, fiber, wood, pottery, jewelry and fun gifts. More about Tammie

Quilt Shop: Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilt Shop

Friday, March 18, 2016 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 19 10:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilt Shop–Cedarburg

An historic building filled with traditional and reproduction fabrics and quilting supplies. 

Ye Olde Schoolhouse is a Better Homes and Gardens Top 10 Quilt Shop for 2010. Housed in a 1887 historic former schoolhouse in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, Ye Olde Schoolhouse is brimming with reproduction prints and old-world charm. The shop displays many bed sized quilts on display, offers classes and groups who meet regularly. As Jeanie says, “a good quilt shop is like a library. It’s inspiring and makes you want absorb all the knowledge in it.” More about Jeanie

Quilt Shop: My Material Matters Quilt Shop

Friday, March 18, 2016 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 19 10:00 – 5:00 p.m.

My Material Matters Quilt Shop–Thiensville

A quilt shop for the contemporary, modern quilter.

Are you looking for bright, colorful fabrics with a contemporary twist? My Material Matters offers the latest in fabric trends, supplies, classes and friendly quilting knowledge.  More about Maureen

Yarn Store: Grafton Yarn Store

Friday, March 18, 2016 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 19 10:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Grafton Arts Mill–Grafton

A yarn store for the fiber enthusiast!

Anna and Mai Wyn excel at pattern writing and merchandising the patterns in vignettes that bring their designs to life! It all looks so wearable and doable! More about Grafton Yarn

Contact us here.

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