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September 2018

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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December 2018

Sip and Sew at The Electric Needle

December 12 @ 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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Embroidery Club at The Electric Needle

December 18 @ 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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Knit with dMarie at the Blue Spoon

December 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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January 2019

Beginning Botanical Dyes with Kipp Inglis

January 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - January 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Beginning Botanical Dyes - Build A Basic Color Wheel January 5 - 19, 2018 (4 sessions) 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. In 4 sessions, Kipp Inglis will teach students how to use botanical dyes (all natural) Indigo for Blue, Weld for Yellow and Madder for Red to build a basic color wheel on cotton and then to combine them for green, orange, and purple. Learn the scouring and mordanting preparation process as well as the dye recipes. First session in an…

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Layering: Transparent Fabrics and Handwork with Heidi Parkes

January 12, 2019 - January 13, 2019

More info to come.Address: N50 W 5050 Portland Road Cedarburg, WI 53012Find out more: Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

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Native Fiber Exhibit at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

January 17, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Native Fiber Opens January 17, 2019 The Native Fiber exhibit  will serve both as an interesting dialogue of what is "native" art while also testing the boundaries of "fiber" art. Native Fiber will feature quill work and birch biting along with quilting, weaving and other forms of fiber art. This exhibit is being co-curated with Karen Ann Hoffman. Address: N50 W5050 Portland Rd. Cedarburg, WI 53012  Find out more: Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

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Iroquois Raised Beadwork Workshop with Karen Ann Hoffman

January 26, 2019

Raised Iroquois Beadwork with Karen Ann HoffmanJanuary 26, 2019Participants will sit together and create a 3” beaded pincushion in the Iroquois style. We will sew, laugh, learn and share stories and meaning.   This art is a material language which embodies, preserves and expresses Iroquois Worldview. Is an artform of the peoples of the Eastern Great Lakes. Its forms and designs reach back over 10 thousand years. First executed with bone and shell, later with moose hair and hide, and now with glass…

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February 2019

Kid’s Indigo – Creating Blue Bandanas with Kipp Inglis

February 3, 2019

Kid's Indigo - Creating Blue Bandanas with Kipp InglisFebruary 3, 2018Using safe and commonly found kitchen ingredients and organic indigo, children will learn to bundle, tie, fold and clamp 2 bandanas to achieve interesting shapes as they dip their bandannas in this safe indigo dye. Magic happens before their eyes as they watch their pieces go from green to blue!2 pre-prepared cotton bandannas, non-latex gloves, a vat of prepared indigo dye, marbles, string, craft sticks and other items used to…

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Lecture: You’ve Got a Friend Named Elmer

February 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Lecture: You’ve Got a Friend Named Elmer February 7, 2019 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. As ‘piecers’ we all want to achieve PERFECT seam alignment, pattern matching and show-quality bindings, right? In this lecture, I’ll GUARANTEE it. Done – forever!! PLUS, I’ll show you how to eliminate bias stretch, create specialty borders and sew perfectly pieced circles, all WITHOUT the need for pins, clips or gadgets! A MUST-SEE lecture that will ROCK your piecing world! Sue’s passion is teaching and she brings…

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Domestic Bliss with Sue Heinz

February 9, 2019

Domestic Bliss  with Sue HeinzFebruary 9, 2019An Introductory Class to Free-Motion Quilting on a Home Sewing MachineExcited about free-motion quilting on your domestic machine but not quite sure how to start? Come and see how having step-by-step instruction, ‘game changer’ tools and one-on-one machine time with an experienced quilter equals future success. Sue will share all of her favorite tools and some of her unique designs to get you on the right path towards achieving blissful quilting. Ahhhhhh!Fee: $180 including kit fee.Address:…

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March 2019

Make + Take: Contemporary Mending with Heidi Parkes

March 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Make + Take: Contemporary Mending with Heidi ParkesMarch 16, 2018 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.Heidi Parkes introduces a contemporary approach to mending clothes and quilts. With the advent of “fast fashion,” clothing is worn less and worn out faster. This is taxing on the environment and our pocketbooks. Mending allows us to breathe life into our most-loved clothing and gives us the confidence to invest in high quality garments because we know they can be repaired.Parkes takes inspiration from the Japanese…

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