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Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail Annual Member Exhibit & Tour

4th Annual Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail Member Exhibit

Head North to the Headwaters! Woven blankets, basketry, tapestry, funky improvisational weaving, hand-dyed yarn, wool applique, needle felting and much more!

Exhibit: April 5 – May 28, 2019 Tour: April 26 – 27, 2019

Bemidji, Minnesota

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A network of fiber artists and artisans, shops, quilt museums and arts centers in the Midwest where fiber enthusiasts can discover resources and inspiration for their own creative expression. And, plan fun trips around the Midwest!

5th Anniversary Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail Tour

Contemporary Art • Traditional Craft

Take a class or two, tour the Cedarburg Woolen Mill, FREE! admission to Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts! View Native Fiber and play with textiles along the trail at hands-on make & take stations. Small quilts by Heidi Parkes.

March 15 – 16, 2019

Cedarburg • Grafton • Thiensville, WI

'A Maker's Experience' on the Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail

EXPERIENCE • YOUR OWN • CREATIVITY 

Renew yourself with a creative getaway! 29 workshops, a historical fiber faire, ‘Fabrication’ – The Runway Show, Prism, Jean Leeson Quilt Exhibit, ‘From Artisan the Closet’ 1960s funky wearables art exhibit, Alpaca farm tour and more! Indigo by Kipp Inglis.

March 21 – 23, 2019

Baraboo • Portage • Lodi • Prairie du Sac • North Freedom, WI

Featured Happenings!

This week’s highlighted fiber festivals, workshops, exhibits and events.

Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail Exhibit and Tour

(Bemidji, MN) – Trail Member Exhibit • April 5 – May 28, 2019 Our popular Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail Member Exhibit returns for its third year. The opening reception is on the First Friday Art Walk, April 5, 2019 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. This annual exhibit showcases basketry • handwoven tapestry art • knitting • hand-dyed yarn • linen wovens • wool blankets • wool applique quilting • hand embroidery • sculptural basketry • mixed media • knotting • needle-felting • wet felting & more. On the Trail April 26 – 27 At Watermark Art Center: Needle Felt Bear Project Class taught by Patty Lovegreen $20 Patty Lovegreen • Fiber Arts Trunk Show Minogwaasowag – They Stitch Well Exhibit in Miikanan Gallery • At Northwest Indian Community Development Center: Carrie Jessen & Kristin Majkrzak traditional & tapestry weaving demos Native American textile arts • At Willow Wood Market Design Studio w/Bonnie Lundorff, Alainn Yarns &  Peg Loom Weaving demos with Aliza Novacek Olson • At Forbes Studios w/ Karen Forbes, Eve Sumsky & Shannon Lucas-Westrum. For a detailed description of the event, workshops, map and exhibits, click here: Pine to Prairie 2019

 

Ziigwan - It is Spring!

(Bemidji, MN) — Ziigwan (It Is Spring) activities planned for visitors to Northwest Indian Community Development Center include Earth Day demonstrations, agricultural information booths, small make and take activities for adults and children and a vendor market. Ziigwan is a part of the Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail Tour, April 26 – 27, 2019!

Earth Day demonstrations include ‘Red-Wiggler Composting’ with Katelyn Meyer, ‘Making Your Own Laundry Soap’ with Rachel Hill, and ‘Recycling’ with Sarah Headbird. Information booths include the ‘Heritage Bean Project’, ‘Growing Mushrooms’ with Matt Ratliff, ‘Tobacco Seeds’ with Emily Anite, ‘Invasive Plant Species’ and ‘Honey and How to Raise Honey Bees’ with Les Hiltz.

The vendor marketplace at NWICDC will feature items made by Sara Pemberton, Dee Croaker, Vickey Fineday, Jonie Johnson, Tana Morgan, Share Lussier, Flora Jones and Sadie Allen. Sadie will host a birch bark quilling demonstration on Saturday from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. The Phyllis Bunker family,  who are members of the White Earth Ojibwe Nation, will show quilts, regalia, beadwork and basketry with granddaughter Courtney Olsen demonstrating black ash basketry.

Adult and children’s activities include ‘Make Your Own Choker’ with Kenn Mitchell, felt make and take projects with Jane Carlstrom and needle felt and felt applique projects with Sharon Nordum. More info about the Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail Tour

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Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail

(Cedarburg – Grafton – Thiensville – Mequon, Wisconsin) – Award-winning galleries, shops and artists make up the member roster on the Cedarburg Spur. Known for historic mills, stone buildings and meandering creeks and rivers; Cedarburg, Grafton and Thiensville are snug as bugs and within ten miles of each other end to end. Each village has its own character but Cedarburg’s iconic downtown is the jewel tucked in the middle. Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail

Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail

(Bemidji – Solway – Tenstrike, Minnesota) – The word ‘headwaters’ is used a lot around here. Heading north and west out of Itasca before curling around in an easterly fashion, the Mississippi River flows through Lake Bemidji, giving Bemidjians an honest right to call their home the ‘First City’ on the river. The diverse culture in this area mirrors Trail members’ eclectic variety of fiber art. Both share stories of indigenous peoples, voyageurs, settlers and pioneers. Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trails

Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail

(Baraboo – Portage – Lodi – Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin) – The name Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail is an artful reference to the geological formation that makes up this part of Wisconsin. The beautiful Baraboo Hills are remnants of the last ice age when melt water flowed from under the glaciers forming rivers and deep valleys. Today’s streams are like shimmering ribbons, rippling along the surface of the land. Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail

Madison Fiber Arts Trail

(Madison, Wisconsin) – Everyone knows Madison is a fun town. Whether you’re a student, bureaucrat or a fiber artist, the chances of finding someone else to share your groove are high. Home to UW-Madison, the town is wide-open high energy and creativity. Balance that with state government HQ and you’ve got a place that’s hip, political and surrounded by cornfields. Madison Fiber Arts Trail

Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail

(Little Falls – Randall – Brainerd – Staples – Wadena – New York Mills, Minnesota) – Articulture’ — where art is our agriculture! Located right smack-dab in the middle of the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Weaving Waters feature three regional arts centers and offers Trail visitors an opportunity to experience Central Minnesota’s rich textile heritage and celebrate the work of the area’s contemporary fiber artists. Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail

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The mission of Midwest Fiber Arts Trails is to honor the Midwest’s rich textile heritage and celebrate and promote the work of contemporary fiber artists.

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