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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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April 2018

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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May 2018

Heidi Parkes Exhibition at Blue Bar Quilts

May 17 - July 14
Blue Bar Quilts, 6333 University Ave
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Free

(Madison, WI) -- Heidi Parkes Exhibition at Blue Bar Quilts In my work, I create a scaffolding of fabric, piecing, and quilting that allows me to reference many ideas on a single plane. The raw materials are textiles from domestic culture, fashion, family heirlooms, and scavenged prints. I integrate them with fabrics that I have embroidered, stained, dyed, or designed. These materials are pieced together to create the main imagery of the quilt, like a collage. This cloth is then beset…

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Exhibit at Cultural Cloth: Vintage Ralli Quilts from India

May 31 - July 1
Cultural Cloth, W3560 State Road 35
Maiden Rock, WI 54750
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(Maiden Rock, WI) -- Exhibit at Cultural Cloth: Vintage Ralli Quilts from India Ralli quilts are characterized by bold geometric patterns that utilize the pieced and appliqué quilting techniques. These hand sewn quilts are found in the Kutch (far western Gujarat, India) and Pakistan. We collected these pieces during a trip to the region in 2017. All quilts are affixed with tabs and ready to display on the wall. All pieces will be available for sale. Check our website in mid-May.…

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June 2018

Madison Art Guild Summer Salon

June 3 - July 29
University of Wisconsin Hospitals, 600 Highland Ave
Madison, Wisconsin
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(Madison, WI) -- Madison Art Guild Summer Salon Sandi Wysock, who uses wool and various felting techniques, will have two pieces in the summer show. Sandi is also a member of the Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail. The Madison Art Guild is one of the oldest guilds in Wisconsin. There are over 130 artists working in mediums such as painting, watercolor, jewelry, wood, ceramics, glass, fiber, and more. It is a juried Guild. Madison Art Guild is a non-profit organization…

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WMQFA Presents: 13th Quilt Nihon

June 21 - September 23
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portland Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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(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,…

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Shifting Perspectives Quilt Making Workshop

June 24 - July 1
Blue Bar Quilts, 6333 University Ave
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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$180.00

(Madison, WI) -- Shifting Perspectives Quilt Making Workshop Most traditional quilts are made with a repetitive block. In this class, Lorraine Torrence will show you how to use the Multi-View multiplying lens and find grid and block patterns in the world around you to make innovative quilts using a repetitive block that shifts every time you repeat it. Start by making nine 15" blocks from which you cut 12" blocks but in a different place each time. Best of all, don't…

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Sip and Sew at The Electric Needle

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 19, 2018

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 26, 2018

The Electric Needle, 4281 West Beltline Hwy
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
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$5.00

(Madison, WI) -- Sip and Sew at The Electric Needle Come and sew in an inviting atmosphere with other sewists. Much like an open sew, bring your current project and your sewing machine. Come with friends or make new ones. Reservations required. Bring your project and your sewing machine and supplies.

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Knit with dMarie at the Blue Spoon

June 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 26, 2018

Blue Spoon, 550 Water St
Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin 53578
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(Prairie du Sac, WI) -- Knit with dMarie at the Blue Spoon Join us on the last Wednesday of each month at the Blue Spoon Cafe in the River Room!  Bring a friend or meet new ones.  Every craft is welcome! Join our show and tell, win some door prizes donated by DMarie Knit and Fiber, LLC and enjoy great food! No RSVP needed!  Just show up!

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Tsukineko Japanese Ink Painting

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Bar Quilts, 6333 University Ave
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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$75.

(Madison, WI) -- Tsukineko Japanese Ink Painting Discover or refresh your creative repertoire with this rich medium and enjoy its soothing qualities. We will explore different painting surfaces ranging from Kraf-Tex fabric paper to assorted textiles.You will leave this workshop with 3 ink colors and tools to continue your artistic journey. All materials and supplies are provided. Wear and apron, smock or clothes you don't mind getting stained. Maday Delgado is a fiber enthusiast, Janome Artisan, avid urban gardener and student…

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Fiber Arts Jacket Workshop with Mary Sue Fenner

June 29 - July 1
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portland Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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$175.00

(Cedarburg, WI) -- Fiber Arts Jacket Workshop with Mary Sue Fenner Great news!  Mary Sue will return for a three-day fiber arts jacket construction workshop.  Each student will make a unique jacket using a pattern fit to their body.  Mary Sue will teach sewing and finishing techniques to create a one-of-a-kind wearable art jacket.  Her trunk show jackets will be available to try on for inspiration. Basic sewing machine knowledge is required.  Mary Sue will help each student personalize their jacket…

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July 2018

Club Indigo with Jen Falkowski

July 1 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2018

The Electric Needle, 4281 West Beltline Hwy
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
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(Madison, WI) -- Club Indigo with Jen Falkowski If you have ever taken a dye class with Jennifer Falkowski you are welcome to join Club Indigo. Jennifer will open up her indigo vats on the first Sunday of every month in the dye studio at the Electric Needle from 11 am to 3 pm. This is NOT a class. Jennifer will be dyeing but will be happy as always to give you her advice. If you want to work in shibori…

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Beginning Landscaping 101

July 7 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
The Electric Needle, 4281 West Beltline Hwy
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
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$25.00

(Madison, WI) -- Beginning Landscaping 101 Learn the basics of landscape quilting. We will be using the fused applique method. We will be making the Sunset Pine. Sign up with a friend and you each will get a $5 store credit.

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Beginning Sewing For Adults

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Electric Needle, 4281 West Beltline Hwy
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
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$25.00

(Madison, WI) -- Beginning Sewing For Adults Never learned how to sew? This class is for you. This is a beginning class for adults. Come and learn with us.

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Sew-Days Quick Zip Bag Class

July 11 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Electric Needle, 4281 West Beltline Hwy
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
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$5.00

(Madison, WI) -- Sew Days Quick Zip Bag Class In his Sew Days class we will be making a Quick Zip Bag. This project includes simple machine quilting and an easy zipper instillation. The techniques learned in this project are machine quilting and zipper insertion. Come on your own or come with a friend, We would love to teach you how to sew.

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Sashiko Tote Bag Class

July 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Electric Needle, 4281 West Beltline Hwy
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
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(Madison, WI) -- Sashiko Tote Bag Class In this beginning Sashiko class you will learn how to use basic rulers and marking tools to prepare your own Sashiko projects. Using the techniques taught in the book - Simple Sashiko by Susan Brisco. Class will conclude with a demonstration on how to finish this month's project.

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Sew Days Quick Zip Bag Class

July 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Electric Needle, 4281 West Beltline Hwy
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
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$5.00

(Madison, WI) -- Sew Days Quick Zip Bag Class In his Sew Days class we will be making a Quick Zip Bag. This project includes simple machine quilting and an easy zipper installation. The techniques learned in this project are machine quilting and zipper insertion. Come on your own or come with a friend, We would love to teach you how to sew.

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Kaleidoscope Weave with the Wefty Needle

July 13 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Electric Needle, 4281 West Beltline Hwy
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
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$45.00

(Madison, WI) -- Kaleidoscope Weave with the Wefty Needle Come and have some fun! Learn to weave the triaxial kaleidoscope design. Choose an ombre set of fabric. All skill levels Welcome. Use your 16' X 18" woven panel as you would any other textile.

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Creating a Ghost: Layered Wholecloth Hand Quilting

July 14
Blue Bar Quilts, 6333 University Ave
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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$180.00

(Madison, WI) -- Creating a Ghost: Layered Wholecloth Hand Quilting Join Heidi Parkes in this dynamic full day handwork class. Students will learn about composition, layering, fabric selection and hand quilting while creating a 24" square quilt. Students are encouraged to bring scrap fabrics, threads and a variety of odd fiber bits that may look better layered or in tiny pieces than they do individually. These fabrics and fibers will be thoughtfully placed, covered with a transparent piece of wholecloth fabric…

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Sewing Machine 101

July 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The Electric Needle, 4281 West Beltline Hwy
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
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$15.00

(Madison, WI) -- Sewing Machine 101 Learn the anatomy of your sewing machine! What is that knob there? We’ll tell you! We’ll cover how to thread your machine, bobbin winding, locating and adjusting your stitch length and width, reverse, thread tension and more! All you need to bring is your sewing machine (in good working order), your accessories, and your manual.

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Embroidery Club at The Electric Needle

July 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 18, 2018

An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 18, 2018

The Electric Needle, 4281 West Beltline Hwy
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
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$20.00

(Madison, WI ) -- Embroidery Club at The Electric Needle Join us once a month ( Third Tuesday of the Month) for a hands on class featuring some of the wonderful things that can be done on an embroidery machine. This class is open to any current embroidery machine owner or anyone interested in trying an embroidery machine. Each class will highlight a technique, include written instructions and an embroidery design. June- curling iron caddy A kit is available from…

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Trunk Show at Cultural Cloth: Master Jeweler Elhadju Koumama

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cultural Cloth, W3560 State Road 35
Maiden Rock, WI 54750
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(Maiden Rock, WI) -- Trunk Show at Cultural Cloth: Master Jeweler Elhadju Koumama Elhadji is the 25th generation of jewelry makers in his family. He is a member of the Tuareg nomadic group in Niger. His work is featured in collections around the globe and he is a perennial favorite at the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the world’s most rigorously juried folk art market. This is Elhadji’s first trip to the Midwest.

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Richfield Art at the Mill

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Richfield Nature/Historical Park, 1896 State Road 164
Richfield, WI 53076
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$2.00

(Richfield, WI) -- Richfield Art at the Mill Juried art and fine craft fair held in a lovely outdoor setting. 70+ artists and vendors. Music, food, tour of historic buildings (small fee), free wagon ride to exhibit area. Artist/Vendor Information: Ample space between booths, easy unload/load; nearby parking; free coffee/homemade pastries during setup; tickets for building tour; friendly staff. This event is held rain or shine. Quota for jewelry artists has been reached. Art at the Mill Guidelines Art at the Mill Application…

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August 2018

Fiber Arts Jacket Workshop with Mary Sue Fenner

August 3 - August 5
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portland Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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$175.00

Cedarburg, WI) -- Fiber Arts Jacket Workshop with Mary Sue Fenner Great news!  Mary Sue will return for a three-day fiber arts jacket construction workshop.  Each student will make a unique jacket using a pattern fit to their body.  Mary Sue will teach sewing and finishing techniques to create a one-of-a-kind wearable art jacket.  Her trunk show jackets will be available to try on for inspiration. Basic sewing machine knowledge is required.  Mary Sue will help each student personalize their jacket…

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My First Tie Dye for Kids

August 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 8, 2018 at 10:30am

The Electric Needle, 4281 West Beltline Hwy
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
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$40.00

(Madison, WI) -- My First Tie Dye for Kids Have you ever wanted to try tie dyeing? This class is designed for kids age 7 - 12 and one adult chaperone per child. Bring up to 3 shirts or fabric pieces (up to a yard each) to dye. This is a two part class. one to dye and one to rinse out. Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 10:30 am to Noon Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 10:30 am to 11:30 am…

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