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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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Fashions of the Forties: From World War II to the New Look

November 1, 2017 - March 4, 2018
Kent State University Museum, 515 Hilltop Drive
Kent, OH 44242 United States
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Free

(Kent, OH) -- Fashions of the Forties: From World War II to the New Look The 1940s was a tumultuous period in history and the fashions of the time reflected the upheaval. World War II led to restrictions on what Americans and Europeans could wear because of rationing for civilian populations and uniforms for those who enlisted. The end of the war brought new freedoms. Christian Dior’s groundbreaking 1947 collection was known as the ‘New Look’ which came to refer more…

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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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(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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December 2017

WMQFA Third Biennale: Keeping Warm

December 7, 2017 - March 11, 2018
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portand Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts Third Fiber Arts Biennale: Keeping Warm (Cedarburg, WI) -- A special tradition and juried exhibition limited to Wisconsin fiber artists displays the common threads of our shared winter experience. The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts (WMQFA) is proud to present a new exhibition exclusively showcasing Wisconsin artists. On view from December 7, 2017 to March 11, 2018, WMQFA is proud to continue its tradition of hosting a biennale for the sixth year…

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‘Étude’ Exhibit by Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists

December 12, 2017 - March 4, 2018
Madison Overture Center, 201 State Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
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(Madison, WI) -- 'Étude'  at the Madison Overture Center Étude is French for a study. In music, an étude is a composition that emphasizes a certain technique. It compels a musician to focus on and become skilled in this technique. Over time, étude work provides the musician with intense technical practice—and in time, mastery—in selected areas, opening themselves up to the possibilities of full creativity with their chosen instrument. Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists (MCFA) members created fiber art that visually expresses their use…

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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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Feed Sack Quilt Exhibit at Iowa Quilt Museum

January 1 - April 15
Iowa Quilt Museum, 68 E Court Avenue
Winterset, IA 50273 United States
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(Winterset, IA) -- Feed Sack Quilt Exhibit at Iowa Quilt Museum This may be our most ‘colorful’ exhibit to date. Not just because of the color in the quilts, but because we’re pushing the envelope of what an exhibit looks like at the Iowa Quilt Museum. This display not only includes examples of quilts made from feed sack material but also authentic feed sacks themselves and clothing, dolls, and other utility items made from feed sacks. Four quilts are hanging from…

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A Common Thread Exhibit at Textile Center

January 8 - March 10
Textile Center, 3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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Free

(Minneapolis, MN) ─ Now in its 18th year, A Common Thread showcases the breadth and talent of Textile Center members. 120 artworks will adorn the walls of Textile Center's galleries in an exhibition that is as diverse in technique as it is prolific in scope. Submitted from among more than 1,000 Textile Center members, fiber art techniques represented will include weaving, quilting, knitting, crochet, sewing, dyeing, felting, needlework, hand construction, polymer clay, lace making, basketry, beading, sculpture, and mixed media.…

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Skilled Hands: Works by Weavers Guild of Minnesota Instructors

January 9 - February 24
Paradise Center for the Arts, 321 Central Ave N
Faribault, Minnesota 55021
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(Faribault, MN) -- Skilled Hands: Works by Weavers Guild of Minnesota Instructors Skilled Hands: Works by Weavers Guild of Minnesota Instructors Join us for an upcoming group exhibition celebrating the work of WGM instructors in the areas of weaving, spinning and dyeing at the Paradise Center for the Arts (“PCA”) in historic Faribault, Minnesota. The exhibition will run January 9-February 24, 2018 with an opening reception on January 19, 2018 from 5-7pm. This exhibition will be juried by the Weavers…

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Paper is a part of the picture: contemporary paper and book arts

January 19 - February 25
Anderson Gallery at Drake University, 2505 Carpenter Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311 United States
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(Des Moines, IA) -- The Paper is Part of the Picture: Contemporary Paper and Book Arts Presented by the Anderson Gallery @ Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa In this day and age of digital immediacy, the allure of handmade and tactile qualities of paper continue to draw interest. This exhibition seeks to bring the use of paper to the front and center of the artwork created. Seeking works on (or of) paper that celebrate the medium of paper. Accepting paper art, artists’ books,…

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Mike Murray and Roberta Condon Exhibit at River Arts Gallery

January 24 - March 31
River Arts on Water Gallery, 590 Water St.
Prairie du Sac, WI United States
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(Prairie du Sac, WI) -- Mike Murray and Roberta Condon Exhibit at River Arts Gallery Join us for an evening on the river! River Arts Gallery is pleased to welcome to brand new artists to the gallery, Roberta Condon and Mike Murray. Meet with the artists, see their new work, and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres provided by the gallery. It’s a can’t-miss evening! Reception: Friday, February 9, 5:30-7:30pm River Arts on Water Gallery Artist talk begins at 6pm, includes live demo…

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50th Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal Wood

January 26 - April 7
Octagon Center for the Arts, 427 Douglas Ave
Ames, IA 50010 United States
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(Ames, IA) -- 50th Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal Wood 2018 marks the 50th annual All-Media juried exhibit at the Octagon Center for the Arts. The first Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Woodopened in 1968, two years after the organization's founding in 1966. The Octagon was founded out of the community's desire to provide exciting art experiences for the public and professional opportunities for artists. This show the organization's attempt to fully embody the founding vision. As a result, it has a reputation for being one of the…

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February 2018

Native Skywatchers – Earth Sky Connections Exhibit

February 5 - February 28
Watermark Art Center, 505 Bemidji Ave
Bemidji, MN 56601
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(Bemidji, MN) -- "Native Skywatchers – Earth Sky Connections" The Northwest Indian Community Development Center & the Miikanan Gallery at Watermark Art Center present "Native Skywatchers – Earth Sky Connections". Opening: February 5. For the month of February only! This traveling art exhibit brings artists together to share compelling visual stories about multi-dimensional relationships to earth and sky. The Native Skywatchers Initiative weaves together art, science and culture and is at the cutting edge of defining Indigenous STEM and what it means to work…

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Michigan League of Handweavers Biennial Show

February 6 - March 11
Shiawasse Art Center, 206 Curwood Castle Drive
Owosso, MI 48867 United States
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(Owosso, MI) -- 20th Biennial Fiber Show The Michigan League of Handweavers 2018 Biennial Fiber Show will be held at the Shiawasse Art Center, Owosso, MI February 6 - March 11, 2018.  An artists' reception will be held Sunday, February 11, 2018 and hosted by the Eastside Handweavers Guild.  Awards will be presented and the show's juror will give a talk. ENTRY FORMS AND PIECES MUST ARRIVE BY JANUARY. 29, 2018 to CINDY GREENFELDER, 2182 VAN ANTWERP, GROSSE POINTE WOODS, MI 48236 Eligiblity: Each…

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Creative Spirit Fiber Festival

February 23 @ 5:00 pm - February 24 @ 5:00 pm
Calvary Lutheran Church, 2508 Washington Ave SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
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$10.00

 

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Fine Arts & Craft Sale at Olbrich Botanical Garden

February 24 - February 25
Olbrich Botanical Garden, 3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI United States
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Free

(Madison, WI) -- Fine Arts & Craft Sale Annual Spring juried fine arts and craft sale. Three rooms of high quality artwork and fine craft of all types. No admission fee. Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail member Kipp Inglis will have her eco print and indigo shibori hand-dyes available for sale. 

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Polymer Clay Sampler

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portand Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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$80.00

(Cedarburg, WI) -- A Polymer Clay Sampler with Lynne Bergschultz Whether your specific interest is in beads, buttons, jewelry or simply exploring the possibilities of polymer clay for the first time; this class has something to offer. Those little blocks of color adapt easily to a wide variety of projects. Students will learn to build simple canes, create mokume gane patterns and work with texture stamps and metallic powders. There will be opportunities to produce everything from big beads to an amulet…

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March 2018

HIgher Fiber II

March 2 - March 31
DSquared Studios, 141 Lodi St
Lodi, WI 53555 United States
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(Lodi, WI) -- HIgher Fiber II This exhibit features the works of Lodi area fiber artists - Jan Clingman, Lodi Alpacas; Katherine Hartline McMahon, Hartline Designs; Dana Slowiak, dls studio; Kipp Inglis, A Botanical Dyery; and guest artist Kathryn Ertl, Thorntree Pass. Opening reception is March 2, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The Gallery show and workshops continue as part of Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail, March 22 - 24, 2018. For workshops list go to: https://midwestfiberartstrails.org/threaded-streams-2018/ Gallery hours are Thursday…

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Winter Breakout

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
R. Condon Gallery & Studio, 223 West Cook Street
Portage, WI 53901 United States
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(Portage, WI) -- Winter Breakout in Downtown Portage "Winter Breakout" Downtown Portage will be a mix of free activities, games, shopping and dining specials. R. Condon Gallery will be featuring an "Out With the Old, In With the New" tag sale, with tagged items at 75% off. We will also have an "Artist for a Day" activity with pastels, charcoal, pencils, and paper, and a still life set-up, so all can try out materials, experiment, and create an individual piece…

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Hooked Fish Stringer Class

March 8 @ 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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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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(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 Portand 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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4th Annual Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail Weekend!

March 16 - March 17
Free

(Cedarburg, WI) -- 4th Annual Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail Weekend! Workshops, pop-up maker spaces, demonstrations and more! If you are interested in taking a workshop, you may fill out the Workshop Sign-Up form below. This form does not take payment, but allows you to select all the workshops you'd like to take. We'll then route the info to the workshop organizers and they will contact you for payment.      https://midwestfiberartstrails.org/event/mother-goose-punch-needle-demo-cooperage-design-studio/   https://midwestfiberartstrails.org/event/bead-embroidery-jamie-lyn-kara/ https://midwestfiberartstrails.org/event/alchemy-in-the-microwave/ https://midwestfiberartstrails.org/event/stick-class/all/ https://midwestfiberartstrails.org/event/peaceful-art-embroidery/ https://midwestfiberartstrails.org/event/improv-wholecloth-hand-quilting/ https://midwestfiberartstrails.org/event/pat-bishop-workshop-abstraction-distraction-2/ https://midwestfiberartstrails.org/event/im-little-rusty-rust-dyeing-class-gina-studelska/ https://midwestfiberartstrails.org/event/sheryl-thies-crochet-class/…

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Mother Goose Punch Needle Demo at Cooperage Design Studio

March 16 - March 17
Cooperage Punch Needle Design Studio, W50 N5050 Portland Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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(Cedarburg, WI) -- Mother Goose Punch Needle Demo at Cooperage Design Studio PART OF THE CEDARBURG SPUR FIBER ARTS TRAIL WEEKEND Nancee Ariagano describes her punch needle design studio as ‘Primsical’. It’s both primitive and whimsical! Nancee designs all her own punch needle patterns and for this weekend, she’s made a series of new patterns based on Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes. Full of charm and fun to work! Nancee’s studio will be open to give punch needle a try, so stop…

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