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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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June 2018

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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September 2018

Eco Print Workshop – Instructor Gina Studelska

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
North Shore Academy of the Arts, 1111 Broad St
Grafton, WI 53024 United States
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(Grafton, WI ) -- Eco Print Workshop - Instructor Gina Studelska Eco Printing is contact printing plants onto fabric. This workshop is for anyone that is interested in learning this interesting and creative textile technique using leaves from your garden and/or local florist. You will learn the tools, safety, equipment and bundling techniques that will get you started in this exciting media. Each student will create two 14" X 70" silk scarves using two different processing techniques. Gina will email students with a…

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Sip and Sew at The Electric Needle

September 26 @ 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

September 26 @ 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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Free

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

September 27, 2018 - January 13, 2019
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portland Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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(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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Tapestry Woven Faces Workshop with Ruth Manning

September 28 - September 30
Lost Art Fiber and Textile, 519 Wisconsin Ave
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186
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$150.00

(Waukesha, WI) -- Tapestry Woven Faces Workshop with Ruth Manning Enjoy learning to construct a woven face using tapestry technique; once you begin weaving it may remind you of someone you know. We will focus on a few key elements that play a part in creating expression such as choice of weft, use of the slit, and shape making using “hills and valleys”. The instructor will be providing a wide range of wefts for use in the weaving, but you may…

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Alpaca Farm Days at Lake Koshkonong Fiber & Livestock

September 29 @ 10:00 am - September 30 @ 4:00 pm
Lake Koshkonong Fiber & Livestock Farm, W9626 State Road 106
Edgerton, WI 53534
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Free

(Edgerton, WI) -- Alpaca Farm Days at Lake Koshkonong Fiber & Livestock LLC Join us the last weekend in September as alpaca farms across North America open their gates to the public. Experience alpacas up close • Feel the alpaca fleece • Tour the farm • View live demonstrations • Learn about raising and breeding alpaca • Shop for alpaca products • Enjoy a fun-filled day for the entire family! While you're visiting the Thomas Family Farm: Tour the farm Take a selfie with an alpaca or…

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October 2018

All Fiber Art Retreat

October 5 - October 7
Rowley’s Bay Resort, 1041 County Road ZZ
Ellison Bay, Wisconsin 54210
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(Ellison Bay, WI) -- All Fiber Art Retreat Classes, Vendors, Music, Massage Therapy, Yoga, Door Prizes, Demonstrations, Spinning, Weaving, Knitting, Crochet and much more! Vendors to include: Interlacements Yarns, Susan’s Fiber Shop, Ogle Designs, Happy Satyr, Hello Purl, and Hidden Valley Woolen Mill. Schedule of Events at Rowley's Bay Resort: Friday 3pm to 5 pm 'Meet and Greet', vendors not open, still setting up. Friday night Fish Boil, reservations to be made thru the resort. Call 1-920-854-2385 ask for Jewel. Yoga 8…

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Book Release + Signing Party at Cultural Cloth

October 5 - October 7
Cultural Cloth, W3560 State Road 35
Maiden Rock, WI 54750
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(Maiden Rock, WI) -- Book Release + Signing Party at Cultural Cloth Book Signing Release Party for Cultural Cloth's new book, "Rug Money: How a Group of Maya Women Changed Their Lives" Rug Money, co-authored by Cultural Cloth co-founder, Mary Anne Wise and Cheryl Conway, co-founder of Multicolores, will be published by Thrums Books and released in September, 2018. Rug Money tells the story of our innovative teaching curriculum in Guatemala and profiles 10 of the rug artists “in their own words.” We are thrilled…

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Club Indigo with Jen Falkowski

October 7 @ 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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Workshop: Creating the Illusion of Depth on a Two-dimensional Plane

October 8 - October 12
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portland Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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$525.00

(Cedarburg, WI) -- Workshop: Creating the Illusion of Depth on a Two-dimensional Plane This is a 5 day, 40 hours, intensive course. This technique workshop uses mixed media materials along with fabric to create the illusion of depth in a two-dimensional plane; in our case, a quilt. Through use of these materials along with principles of design, students will create small studies using these techniques. Specifically, overlapping, placement, size, value, and focus, will be areas of concentration using the collage approach. Students…

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WMQFA Lecture: The Impact of technology in quilting

October 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portland Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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$20.00

(Cedarburg, WI) -- WMQFA Lecture: The Impact of technology in quilting From the Industrial Revolution to the invention of the Square, this lecture focuses on the impact of technology on quilting and quilting industry. Artist Biography Deborah Fell is a full time studio artist committed to the quilt medium.  She is a professional member of the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), Surface Design Association (SDA) and Art Quilt Network (AQN).  Deborah’s art focuses on abstract, organic shapes while using surface treatment…

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Madtown Yarn Shop Hop

October 12 - October 14

(Madison, WI) -- Madtown Yarn Shop Hop Twelve Shops. One weekend. *Classes, events and prizes* The more shops you visit, the bigger the prizes you could win! Prize categories include: visiting 1-3 shops, 4-7 shops, 7-10 shops and 10-12 shops. If you make it to all 12, you'll be entered for a special Grand Prize! Includes prizes from all of the participating shops plus event sponsors. When: October 12-14 Hours may vary by shop. At Knitcircus: Join us at the Knitcircus Studio & Store for…

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Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour features Cedarburg Spur Trail Members

October 12 - October 14
Free

(Cedarburg, WI) - Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour features Cedarburg Spur Trail Members The Covered Bridge studio artist tour showcases 45 working artists in their annual fall tour organized by the Cedarburg Artists Guild. Several artists who are also on the Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail are included in the 2018 tour. They are: Ilze Heider Leather Designs at the Grafton Arts Mill Gina Studelska Mixed Media--Fibers at Grafton Arts Mill Laura Weber Fiber Arts and Basketry at The Pink Llama…

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Embroidery Club at The Electric Needle

October 16 @ 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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Beginning and Overshot Weaving with Catherine Jautz Bailey

October 25 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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One event on September 13, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on October 25, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on November 16, 2018 at 9:30am

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portland Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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$120.00
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(Cedarburg, WI) -- Beginning and Overshot Weaving with Catherine Jautz Bailey Beginning Class "Sample the Satisfaction of Weaving: Not Your Grandmother's Rag Rugs!" 2018 Dates all 9:00 am - 3:30 pm. Thursday, July 19, 2018 - This Class is Full Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Thursday, September 13, 2018 Thursday, October 25, 2018 Friday, November 16, 2018 Beginning Class Description:  Catherine will help you to complete a small mat in a color of your choice in one lesson. You will learn to…

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November 2018

Free Range/Improvisational Knitting Workshop

November 3
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portland Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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$100.00

(Cedarburg, WI) -- Free Range/Improvisational Knitting Workshop For many knitters there comes a time when they desire to create their own designs and patterns rather than following those of other people. At the same time they may not wish to deal with the complexities of designing sweaters or other types of clothing that requires focused attention of measuring and counting.  A solution to this dilemma is learning to create knit scarves and shawls by combining colors, textures, and stitches of various…

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Fall 2018 Documentation Day at WMQFA

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, N50 W5050 Portland Rd
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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(Cedarburg, WI) -- Fall 2018 Documentation Day at WMQFA For Quilt Documentation, please make an appointment in advance by emailing Documentation@wiquiltmuseum.com. Rug Documentation is walk-in, for a fee of $5 per item. Calling all quilts (and hooked rugs) and the people who love them!  Help us save the stories in the stitches by bringing your precious family heirlooms (or modern creations) to Documentation Day at the WMQFA’s farmstead.  For just $10, we will record the history of the quilt, create a…

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Gina Studelska: Artist-in-residence at Cedarburg Cultural Center

November 6 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on November 8, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on November 13, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on November 15, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on November 27, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on November 29, 2018 at 11:00am

Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Ave
Cedarburg, WI 53012
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(Cedarburg, WI) - Gina Studelska: Artist-in-residence at Cedarburg Cultural Center Gina Studelska, local fiber and mixed media artist from Grafton, WI is participating in a month-long artist residency at the Cedarburg Cultural Center (CCC). Gina will be on-site at CCC each Tuesday and Thursday during November. The specific dates and times are November 6, 9, 13, 15, 27, 29 from 11:00pm - 3:00pm each day. Please note, Gina will not be in residence during the week of Thanksgiving. She will be…

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