Fall Tour September 21 – 22, 2018
Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail
Little Falls – Brainerd – Randall – Staples – Wadena – New York Mills, Minnesota
Art by Karla Overland
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 • ‘Evolution of an Artist: Carolyn Abbott Retrospective’ 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.
Fall Tour Weekend Locations
Great River Arts – Little Falls • The Old Creamery Quilt Shop – Randall • The Old Creamery Woolen Mill – Randall • Cherrywood Fabrics – Baxter • The Crossing Arts Alliance – Brainerd • Landmark Inn – Staples • Piecemakers Quilt Club – Staples • Pam Collins Art – Staples • Hometown Craft – Wadena • New York Mills Cultural Center – New York Mills, Minnesota
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
Make a Spirit Doll at Crossing Art Alliance
Sleepy Baby Mouse Needle-Felting Workshop
September 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Color Wheel Make and Take Class
Backstrap Loom and Weaving Class with Bruce Engebretson
Woolen mill tours and spinning, weaving and knitting demos
Piecemakers Quilt Club Mini Classes and Demonstrations
The Landmark Inn, 631 3rd Ave Staples, MN 56475
Weaving Waters Demonstrations and Talks:
Making “YoYos” for quilt projects Friday 11 am
Bed Turning with antique quilts Friday Noon
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
Bed Turning with antique quilts Saturday Noon
Baby Burp Pads – How to make Saturday 1 pm
“Improv Tools” Our Favorite Tools Saturday 2 pm
Minnesota Quilt Project Documentation Day
September 22 @ 10:00 pm – 4:00 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
(Brainerd, MN) — Evolution of an Artist: A Carolyn Abbott Retrospective Carolyn Abbott’s fiber art career began when her mother and great-grandmother taught her to sew and expanded with the help of many week-long workshops taught by well-known fiber artists. Evolution Of An Artist, is a retrospective of Abbott’s work, and includes pieces from the 1970’s when she was weaving and spinning, art quilts from 1985 – 2018 and surface design, shibori, and paper laminations from 2009-2018.