Fall Tour September 21 – 22, 2018

Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail

Little Falls – Brainerd – Randall – Staples – Wadena – New York Mills, Minnesota

Art by Carolyn Abbott

Fall Tour Weekend Highlights

Old Creamery Woolen Mill Tours in Randall • Cherrywood Fabrics Dye Room Tour & Color Workshop in Brainerd • Drive the scenic Central MN Barn Quilts Trail • Piecemakers Quilt Club Raffle and mini-classes at Landmark Inn, Staples • Prairie Point Quilt Guild Exhibit at Great River Arts in Little Falls • ‘Ripping the Seams: Unique and Activist Fibre Art’ Exhibit at New York Mills Cultural Center • ‘Art to Wear 2: Textiles and Beyond’ Exhibit at Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd • ‘Mark Making’, Needle Felt & ‘Spirit Dolls’ workshops at Crossing Arts in Brainerd • Bill & Kate Isles Concert at New York Mills Cultural Center • Pam Collins Art Open Studio Staples • Drop in classes, on-going spinning, knitting and weaving demos at Old Creamery Quilt Shop.

Weaving Waters Fall Tour Keynote Talk

“The Way of Water”

Pam Collins, Artist

Pam will talk about her experience of turning fabric, mosaic and paint into the western shores of Ireland.

Pam Collins is mostly a self taught artist, who works in watercolors, mosaics, and fabric. (not simultaneously). She has studied under nationally known artists in pursuit of her favorite medium.  Collins has lead numerous watercolor and mosaic workshops in her studio, at area art centers and school districts.  Her passion is contagious and inspirational.

Friday, September 21, 2018

6:00 Social Hour
Appetizers — Cash bar (wine/beer/soft drinks/coffee)
Talk begins at 7:00 p.m.
Great River Arts — 122 1st St SE — Little Falls, Minnesota
$8.00 Advance tickets available via Eventbrite or at Great River Arts. You may also purchase the tickets at the door.

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Weaving Waters Fall Tour Workshops & Demos

For more information about each workshop, click the ‘Find out more’ link next to each workshop. To register for a workshop, you can click the registration link on the workshop listing or click the link below and go to the sign-up form.

Mark-Making with thickened dyes with Carolyn Abbott

September 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Crossing Arts Alliance711 Laurel St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Thickened Procion Fiber reactive dyes can be used for painting, stamping, monoprinting, scraping, silk screening, and drawing on fabric. Create your own fabrics to cut up for quilt-making, for whole cloth quilting, or as art cloth. In this class we will explore easy ways to apply […]
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Sleepy Baby Mouse Needle-Felting Workshop

September 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Crossing Arts Alliance711 Laurel St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Participants will make a sweet sleepy mouse in this needle-felting workshop with Lisa Jordan. Using a specially-barbed needle and fluffy wool, students will create a small sculptural piece using the needle-felting method. Lisa Jordan has been needle-felting since 2006 and teaches frequently in the Lakes area. Her work […]
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Make a Spirit Doll at Crossing Art Alliance

September 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Crossing Arts Alliance711 Laurel St
Brainerd, MN 56401
In this 2 hour workshop, participants will create a Spirit Doll using twigs and a variety of fabrics, fibers, and trims. Spirit Dolls serve as messengers to us, from ourselves – providing the exact message(s) we need to hear, at the exact moment we need […]
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Color Wheel Make and Take Class

September 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Learn the basics of color theory by playing with gorgeous hand dyed fabric. Karla uses the color wheel when formulating the dye recipes to create the gradations of color that Cherrywood has become famous for. Students will complete a small design suitable for framing or making into […]

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Woolen mill tours and spinning, weaving and knitting demos

Woolen mill tours and spinning, weaving and knitting demos at The Old Creamery Woolen Mill

Tours @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Demos ongoing throughout the weekend

The Old Creamery Woolen Mill132 Sunwood Lane 
Randall, MN 56475 United States

During the Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail Tour, the Old Creamery Woolen Mill will offer tours of the mill. We will have sheep on display and other woolen products produced from the mill. Each Day Tours at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Spinning, weaving and knitting demos ongoing throughout the weekend. Find out more »

Piecemakers Quilt Club Mini Classes and Demonstrations

The Landmark Inn, 631 3rd Ave Staples, MN 56475

Weaving Waters Demonstrations and Talks: September 21

Making “YoYos” for quilt projects    Friday 11 am
English Paper Piecing (Hexagons)     Friday  1   pm
Baby Burp Pads – How to make         Friday  2 pm
“Invisible Binding” on a quilt       Friday 3  pm

September 22, 2018

Tool Talk: Best Basic Tools for Quilting      Saturday 11 am
Baby Burp Pads – How to make                Saturday  1 pm
“Improv Tools”  Our Favorite Tools            Saturday 2 pm

Piecemakers Quilt Club Raffle Quilt

A queen size quilt entitled: Day, Honor, Country will be raffled. Drawing will be held on Saturday, September 22 at 3 pm. at the Landmark Inn in Staples. Tickets are available through Piecemakers Quilt Club and during the Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail Tour at Landmark Inn in Staples, MN.

Quilt Raffle Rules:

Need not be present to win.
$2 per ticket.
Must have a ticket to win the raffle.

The quilt pattern is:  Duty, Honor and Country by Kelly Corbridge. It is an Ohio Star variation.
(McCall’s Quilting Magazine February, 2005. Pp 58-60)
Mary Theurer did the major sewing on the quilt with help from Annette Good, Beth Fabian and Nancy Johnson. It was machine quilted by Jace Hennagir of StrongArm Quilting in Perham, MN. Size: Queen

Regional Fiber Art Exhibits

Ripping the Seams: Unique and Activist Fibre Art

September 19 – October 27
New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, 24 N Main Avenue
New York Mills, MN 56567 United States

This show features regional fibre artists on the cutting edge of the fibre art world. Find out more »

Bill & Kate Isles Concert

September 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
New York Mills Regional Cultural Center24 N Main Avenue
New York Mills, MN 56567 United States 
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Bill & Kate Isles Concert This live music performance by Bill & Kate Isles will cap off a weekend of Weaving Waters activities at the Cultural Center in New York Mills. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Center’s historic gallery, surrounded by the fiber exhibit titled Ripping the Seams: Unique and Activist Fiber Art. Bill & Kate Isles are an acoustic singer/songwriter duo based in Duluth, Minnesota. Using a wide variety of musical…
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Art to Wear 2 at The Crossing Arts Alliance

September 7 – September 29
The Crossing Arts Alliance, 711 Laurel St
Brainerd, MN 56401

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. Find out more »

Quilt Exhibit by Prairie Point Quilters at Great River Arts

September 21 – September 22
Great River Arts, 122 1st St. SE
Little Falls, MN 56345
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. Find out more »

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