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September 2017

Renewing What They Gave Us: Native American Artists in Residence Exhibit

September 23, 2017 - April 22, 2018
Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
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View original beadwork, birch bark, and textile artworks by five contemporary American Indian artists selected for our Native American Artists-in-Residence program. Works from Jessica Gokey, Pat Kruse, Denise Lajimodiere, Gwen Westerman, and Holly Young will be exhibited alongside the MNHS collections objects that the artists studied during their residencies.

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November 2017

Fringe Elements

November 1, 2017 - July 1, 2018
Kent State University Museum, 515 Hilltop Drive
Kent, OH 44242 United States
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Free

(Kent, OH) -- Fringe Elements From leather strips to silken tassels, fringe takes an array of different forms. Fringe is one of the most basic forms of ornamentation on textiles since it is a natural finish for weaving. When threads of the warp extend beyond the last weft threads they create a fringe. While originally an integral part of the textile, most fringe is now applied separately to the garment. The beauty of fringe often derives from its motion. The…

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Miao Clothing and Jewelry from China

November 4, 2017 - July 1, 2018
Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 3rd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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Free

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Miao Clothing and Jewelry from China One of the largest ethnic minorities in China, most Miao people live in the southern provinces of Guizhou, Hunan, and Yunnan. Like many cultures throughout Asia, Miao peoples employ textiles, clothing, and accessories to express their identity. For the Miao, elaborate festival costumes and silver adornments are the most important forms of visual art, and their embroidery and indigo-dyeing techniques are renowned. Clothing indicates the wearer’s age and marital status and marks…

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January 2018

2018 Midwest Fiber Festivals

January 1 - December 31

Do you enjoy going to a fiber festival, taking a class, or watching stock dogs herd sheep?  Midwest Fiber Arts Trails gathered a list of events including yarn crawls, conferences, sheep producers events and more. All take place throughout 2018. If you have an event and would like it to be included on this list, please contact me.  Email: jennifer@fiberartalmanac.com For the full list, click here: 2018 Midwest Fiber Festivals and Farm Tours Cover yarn hand dyed by Alainn Yarn, St.…

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March 2018

Biitoosinoon – There Are Layers

March 9 - April 28
Watermark Art Center, 505 Bemidji Ave
Bemidji, MN 56601
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(Bemidji, MN) -- Biitoosinoon - There Are Layers Textile exhibit featuring the work of Karl Rangikawhiti Leonard, Chholing Taha, Rebekah Crisanata de Ybarra, Penny Kagigebi, Rick Kagigebi, and Courtney Olson. Exhibit will include quilts, shawls, papel picado, birch bark quill work and Māori weaving. Closing Reception April 28, 2018. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Meet the artists featured in the Biitoosinoon exhibit! Karl Rangikawhiti Leonard, Chholing Taha, Rebekah Crisanata de Ybarra, Penny Kagigebi, Rick Kagigebi and Courtney Olson will be available to…

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Clarey Wamhoff: The Quilted Landscape

March 10 - April 22
The Pink Llama Gallery, W62N580 Washtington Ave
Cedarburg, WI 53012 United States
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Free

(Cedarburg, WI) -- Clarey Wamhoff: The Quilted Landscape This work is an exploration of color and pattern in paint and fabric. Artist Clarey Wamhoff combines her talents to create original quilts and paintings that visually compliment each other. Join us for the opening on Saturday, March 10, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The show runs through April 22, 2018. Complimentary beverages and appetizers will be available. The event is free and open to the public.

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Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince

March 15 - June 17
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portland Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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(Cedarburg, WI) -- Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textile Tribute to Prince This special exhibition celebrates the life and art of Prince through vibrant and exciting fiber art.  "These quilts are pulsating, vibrating, and alive with Prince's music," says Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, one of the nation's experts in African American quilting and juror for this exhibit. Quilt: In Honor of Prince by Betsy Shannon

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Hennepin History Museum: From Underwear to Outerwear

March 23 - September 15
Hennepin History Museum, 2303 Third Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
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(Minneapolis, MN) -- Hennepin History Museum: From Underwear to Outerwear Record-breaking winter temps don't frighten Hennepin County residents - we're used to it. Ever since George Munsing took the itch out of long underwear, we know how to bundle up in style. Join us for this sweeping exhibition showcasing the depth and breadth of wearable items from the Museum's collections. See elaborate society gowns, early ready-to-wear from county seamstresses and department stores, uniforms and workwear, historic lingerie, and outerwear that ranges…

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April 2018

Quilt Walk in Ft. Madison

April 2 - April 30
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(Ft. Madison, IA) -- Quilt Walk in Ft. Madison The town of Fort Madison will have quilts on display in their downtown businesses during the month of April creating a unique Quilt Walk for visitors and residents alike. Visitors to Fort Madison can shop while they view these beautiful works of art and learn the history behind their creation. North Lee County Historical Society will also have quilts on display at 814 10th Street. Pick up a punch card to have punched…

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Stitching Histories: From the Holocaust

April 8 - September 16
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
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(Milwaukee,  WI) -- Stitching Histories: From the Holocaust After traveling to venues across the country, this highly acclaimed original exhibit returns to Jewish Museum Milwaukee. With this reinstallation, JMM is expanding the discussion around immigration and cross-continental communication, including two new stories of families attempting to flee the Holocaust. At its core, Stitching Histories From the Holocaust tells the story of Hedwig Strnad and her husband Paul through the letters to their Milwaukee cousin and the dress designs they sent in the hopes…

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Playing with Purpose: Victoria Finlay Wolfe Retrospective

April 17 - July 29
Iowa Quilt Museum, 68 E Court Avenue
Winterset, IA 50273 United States
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(Winterset, IA) -- Playing with Purpose: Victoria Findlay Wolfe Retrospective Opening Reception is April 21st, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. $10 per ticket.  

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Beginners Nuno Felting Class

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
AKT Design Workshop, 2433 N 7th St.
Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53083-4928
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$75

(Sheboygan, WI) -- Beginners Nuno Felting Class This "Introduction to Nuno Felting for Beginners" is a class where you will make a scarf using basic nuno felting of fine merino wool on to silk chiffon. I'll be teaching the "dryer" method of nuno felting thus removing the most physical, arduous part of the nuno felting making process. This is the perfect class for those who want to "dip their toes" into nuno felting before taking on more complex pieces, designs and…

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Intermediate Nuno Felting Class: Embellishments and surface design

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
AKT Design Workshop, 2433 N 7th St.
Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53083-4928
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$90.00

(Sheboygan, WI) -- Intermediate Nuno Felting Class: Embellishments and surface design Expand your nuno felting skills by making a scarf richly embellished using various embellishment techniques. You will learn how to incorporate different fabrics, create surface designs and ruching techniques. Do you have pieces of lose weave fabric or crochet pieces that have sentimental value but you don't know what to do with them? Bring them along and incorporate it into your scarf! They don't have to be natural fibers…

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47th Annual Kalona Quilt Show and Sale

April 26 @ 5:00 pm - April 28 @ 5:00 pm
Kalona Quilt and Textile Museum, 715 D Avenue
Kalona, IA 52247
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$6.00
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Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail Exhibit + Studio Tour

April 27 - April 28
Free

(Bemidji, MN) -- Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail Exhibit + Studio Tour Celebrating three years of fiber arts; Pine to Prairie Trail members welcome you to their neck of the woods April 27 - 28, 2018 for an exhibit of their work, classes and a studio tour. Thinking about a visit to the Bemidji area? In addition to visiting the Pine to Prairie Trail members, here are some places that top my list: Sculpture Art Walk in downtown Bemidji Paul…

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NWICDC- Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail – Indigenous Arts Demonstrations and Vendors

April 27 - April 28
Northwest Indian Community Development Center, 1819 Bemidji Ave N
Bemidji, Minnesota 56601
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Free

(Bemidji, MN) -- NWICDC- Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail - Indigenous Arts Demonstrations and Vendors NWICDC will be hosting several practicing artists who will be demonstrating and vendoring various Ojibwe traditional and contemporary art. Wenona Kingbird will be demonstrating how to make Ojibwe style moccasins, Sharon Rosebear will be demonstrating on traditional Ojibwe birch bark basket making, Nancy Kingbird will be demonstrating and displaying her traditional/contemporary beadwork. There will be various art vendors. Two feature vendors will be Sharon Nordrum…

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Eve’s Weave’s – Pine To Prairie Fiber Trail

April 27 @ 10:00 am - April 28 @ 5:00 pm
Eve’s Weaves, 481 Lake Ave NW
Tenstrike, Minnesota 56683
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(Tenstrike, MN) -- Eve's Weave's - Pine To Prairie Fiber Trail Visit my weaving studio and see the materials and tools I use in my weaving, and a demonstration of basket weaving! Try weaving a few rows yourself or shop for a special basket to take home! If you are interested in learning how to weave your own basket, click this link for my 'Memo Pad Basket' Class I'm holding on April 27, 2018.

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Memo Pad Basket Class

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Eve’s Weaves, 481 Lake Ave NW
Tenstrike, Minnesota 56683
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$30.00

(Tenstrike, MN) -- Memo Pad Basket Class Weave a fun basket to hold your memo pads and pens! We will start with a 2" X 6" oval wood base that has been prepared with the stakes ready to weave. Basic weaving techniques are used and beginners are welcome. There will be a few color and decorative choices to complete your basket. Dimensions: 7 1/2" X 4" X 4 1/2" *Students should bring these items to class: old towel, tape measure, pencil,…

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Grand Opening of Cultural Cloth’s Rug Showroom

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cultural Cloth, W3560 State Road 35
Maiden Rock, WI 54750
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(Maiden Rock, WI) -- Grand Opening of Cultural Cloth's Rug Showroom Featuring rugs from artisans in Morocco, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Guatemala, and India.

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Spring Trunk Show at The Pink Llama Gallery

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Pink Llama Gallery, W62N580 Washtington Ave
Cedarburg, WI 53012 United States
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(Cedarburg, WI) -- Spring Trunk Show at The Pink Llama Gallery Four local artists will bring their latest pieces to freshen up your spring wardrobe. The artists are Beth Hustad, Kim Wilson, Ilze Heider and Gina Studelska.

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Fabric is Paint! with Pam Collins

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Crossing Arts Alliance, 711 Laurel St
Brainerd, MN 56401
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(Brainerd, MN) -- Fabric is Paint with Pam Collins FABRIC IS PAINT! Join artist Pam Collins for a unique and interesting way to paint. You will learn to use fabric as paint. You will discover how to make a piece of fabric take on dimension and depth. You will learn to look at fabric in a whole new way! This class will show you how to make a landscape or seascape painting. You'll be guided through the whole process of design,…

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“Biitoosinoon – There Are Layers” Closing Reception

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Watermark Art Center, 505 Bemidji Ave
Bemidji, MN 56601
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(Bemidji, MN) -- "Biitoosinoon - There Are Layers" Closing Reception eet the artists featured in the Biitoosinoon exhibit! Karl Rangikawhiti Leonard, Chholing Taha, Rebekah Crisanata de Ybarra, Penny Kagigebi, Rick Kagigebi and Courtney Olson will be available to answer questions about their work. The Biitoosinoon exhibit includes a variety of textile artwork, including shawls, papal picado, quilts, Māori weaving and more. Artwork by Rebekah Crisanata de Ybarra.

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Modern Quilts – Designs of the New Century

April 29 - June 17
Dairy Barn Arts Center, 8000 Dairy Lane
Athens, 45701
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(Athens, OH) -- Modern Quilts – Designs of the New Century Modern quilts mean different things to different people. Modern quilts are utilitarian. They are art. They tell stories. They are graphic, improvisational, or minimalist. They break the rules. They make a statement. No matter the design aesthetic, modern quilts are creative expressions made with needle and thread, fabric, and time. Experience the power of modern quilts firsthand in this exhibit of innovative and inspiring quilts that represent the best modern…

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May 2018

Introduction to Māori Weaving taught by Karl Rangikawhiti Leonard

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Watermark Art Center, 505 Bemidji Ave
Bemidji, MN 56601
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$100.00

(Bemidji, MN) -- Introduction to Māori Weaving Learn how to make a taniko head or wristband with Karl Rangikawhiti Leonard in this three-day, hands-on workshop. Materials fee is included in $100 registration cost. Some weaving experience is beneficial, but not required. This workshop is May 1 - 3, 2018 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. all three days.  About the Instructor: Karl Rangikawhiti Leonard is one of New Zealand’s finest practitioners of Māori weaving. He has exhibited his works in New Zealand…

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Hooked Fish Stringer Class

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 13, 2018

Magnolias in Mahtomedi, 86 Mahtomedi Avenue
Mahtomedi, Minnesota 55115
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$45.00

(Mahtomedi, MN) -- Hooked Fish Stringer Class Join us for this new monthly class! Monthly Native fish hooking pattern with specially dyed wool. Rug hook some trophy fish! Can’t wait to dye some wonderful wool for you to form a trophy of a stinger. This class runs each month January through December, 2018. Future dates:  Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, Aug 9, Sept. 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13. Great group to join!!  $45 includes monthly pattern and wool.

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