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Hennepin History Museum: From Underwear to Outerwear

March 23 - September 15

(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…

Stitching Histories: From the Holocaust

April 8 - September 16

(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…

Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence

May 12 - September 17

(Cedar Rapids, IA) -- Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence This exhibition showcases a form of bead art developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The six featured artists call their “paintings in beads” ndwangos. The Ubuhle women work on a black background fabric, and by stretching this textile like a canvas, they transform the flat cloth into a contemporary art form colored with Czech glass beads. Ubuhle means “beauty,” and it…

Historic Indian Agency House: New Monthly Quilt Exhibits

May 15 - October 31

(Portage, WI) -- Historic Indian Agency House:  New Monthly Quilt Exhibits Each month from May through October, HIAH will feature a new quilt exhibit in its Museum. Quilting clubs, guilds, and other groups encouraged to visit. More details will be available as we get closer to event, please watch our Facebook page.  

Music and Movement: Rhythm in Textile Design

May 18 - October 28

(Chicago, IL) -- Music and Movement: Rhythm in Textile Design A tapestry that depicts a violin fractured by vibrations as it produces a sonata, a printed fabric that illustrates the bright experimentations of jazz, a gift-wrapping cloth that portrays graceful and elegantly attired dancers moving in a procession—each of these works offers a small window onto the various ways visual artists engage with, interpret, and express rhythms. Understood here as a repeated pattern of sound or movement or a harmonious sequence,…

Dubuque Museum of Art Craft Invitational

June 2 - September 9

(Dubuque, IA) - Handmade Craft Invitational Handmade Craft Invitational Organized by the Dubuque Museum of Art. Sponsored by Premier Bank, McGraw Hill, and Humanities Iowa. Featuring functional objects in wood, ceramic, glass, leather, metal, and fiber arts. MFAT Cedarburg Spur Artist Laura Weber will have two of her handmade baskets included in the DUMA Craft Invitational. Weber's work is varied, ranging from strictly functional to sculptural. "Wonky " is a small lidded piece with colorful, playful embellishments. "Letting Go" is organic…

WMQFA Presents: 13th Quilt Nihon

June 21 - September 23

(Cedarburg, WI) -- WMQFA Presents: 13th Quilt Nihon This traveling international exhibit features highlights from the acclaimed 2015 international quilt competition.  This biennial exhibition is the largest international quilting contest in Japan and one of the most prestigious in the world. It is sponsored by the JHIA, a group promoting handcrafted arts in Japan for over 40 years. Winning quilts from their traveling exhibit were first presented at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, and is broken down into two categories,…

Gudrun Sjödén — A Colourful Universe

July 27 - October 28

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Gudrun Sjödén  — A Colourful Universe Gudrun Sjödén, considered the godmother of Swedish fashion, is a renowned textile designer and entrepreneurial force whose boldly feminine collections are inspired by nature and Swedish folk motifs. This American Swedish Institute collaboration with Sjödén examines her career and inspirations through a visually striking exhibition that shares her original watercolors and archival constructed catalogs. ASI's 2018 exploration of The Handmade focuses on master makers, the work they create and the global movements they have inspired, opening…

Art to Wear 2 at The Crossing Arts Alliance

September 7 - September 29

(Brainerd, MN) -- Art to Wear 2 at The Crossing Arts Alliance A showcase of wearable art made by area artists using a variety of approaches. This show prioritizes creativity over practicality and highlights pieces made from traditional and non-traditional materials. On display in The Crossing Arts Gallery Sept 7 - Sept 29. Free and open to the public. This will be the exhibit in our gallery during the Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail Tour.

Ripping the Seams: Unique and Activist Fibre Art

September 19 - October 27

(New York Mills, MN) -- Ripping the Seams: Unique and Activist Fibre Art Gallery Reception on Saturday, Sept 22 5-7pm Live Music Light Refreshments Cash Bar FREE | Open to All This show features regional fibre artists on the cutting edge of the fibre art world. Many artists explore the boundaries of fibre art and how issues such as motherhood, gender, domesticity, creation, queer issues, (and more) intersect art and life. Also featuring the debut exhibition of an original 1800s antique…

Quilt Exhibit by Prairie Point Quilters at Great River Arts

September 21 - September 22

(Little Falls, MN) -- Quilts by Prairie Point Quilts Back by popular demand, the Prairie Point Quilters of Little Falls, MN, will have an exhibit in the Front Gallery during the Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail Fall Tour. Traditional, contemporary, modern and always breathtaking, the quilters will showcase quilting arts in Central MN. For more information about Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail Fall Tour, click here!

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts: Fiber Arts in the Digital Age

September 27, 2018 - January 13, 2019

(Cedarburg, WI) -- Fiber Arts in the Digital Age Living in the digital age means living in a time where we are increasingly able to do what was previously considered unimaginable. This era has touched every aspect of life and fiber art has been no exception.  To artists designing their work via software to the benefits of digitally printing textiles this exhibit explores various fiber art pieces that only exist due to the age we live in.

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