Cottage Tulips
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Cottage Tulips

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Victoria Findlay Wolfe is a New York City-based Award-winning quilter, designer and author of 15 Minutes of Play:  Improvisational Quilts; Double Wedding Ring Quilts:  Traditions Made Modern; and Modern Quilt Magic:  5 Parlor Tricks to Expand Your Piecing Skills (C&T publishing).

Her work has been exhibited, written about, and featured on Sewing with Nancy and many other TV and online shows. Her quilt Double Edged Love, won Best in Show at the first QuiltCon in Austin, Texas, 2013.

Victoria has exhibited at the WMQFA, taught here multiple times, and serves on the museum’s Curatorial Advisory Board.

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"Silk Painting" With Sandy Melroy
Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

"Silk Painting" With Sandy Melroy

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About the Artist

Over a decade ago, while living in England, Sandy Melroy created an art inspired, textiles business called Silk Sensations. Her unique blend of international experience in teaching/education, retail, and design led her to incorporate painting on silk into her love of textiles and fashion design. Sandy loves to share the process of painting on silk through demonstrations and workshops for private groups, large scale format for corporate team building and school children of all ages.

Sandy trained as an instructor of textile arts and fashion design (B.A., Univ. of TN , 1979) and furthered her studies in silk painting with Liz Ashurst in London, England. She had a professional sewing business for 25 years in home and fashion textiles along with a 40 year teaching career in public and private settings for ages 4 – adult.

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Lecture  with Sonya Philip
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

Lecture with Sonya Philip

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Sonya Philip is an artist, writer and designer who conceived of 100 Acts of Sewing in 2012 as a social practice art project. She sewed and documented one hundred dresses in one year. Since then, the project has expanded to include a line of patterns and a forthcoming book. Sonya is excited to share the importance sewing and the way in which wearing what you make can create happiness.

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Beginning Weaving
Nov
15
9:00 AM09:00

Beginning Weaving

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About Catherine Jautz Bailey

Catherine has been weaving since 1984 and has taught weaving at the Midwest Weavers Conference, for the Wisconsin Handweavers, Inc and has also been a longtime teacher at the WMQFA. She is a member of Cedar Creek Unique Collectibles in Cedarburg and enjoys creating a variety of fabrics, including scarves, hand towels, table runners, placemats, and rugs on her several looms. In addition to offering her fiber arts at Cedar Creek Unique Collectibles, Catherine participates in a dozen juried art fairs annually. Catherine is a member of the Wisconsin Designer Craft Council, Cedarburg Artists Guild, and the Wisconsin Handweavers.

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Framed Quilt in a Day with Heidi Parkes
Nov
16
10:00 AM10:00

Framed Quilt in a Day with Heidi Parkes

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About Heidi Parkes

A highly skilled fiber artist, Heidi Parkes is a 2005 graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Active on social media, Parkes has 5,000+ followers on Instagram, and has her finger on the pulse of the contemporary fiber art world. She taught at the Modern Quilt Guild’s QuiltCon 2018, 2017 and 2016, where she has won 1st place in handwork, and 2nd place in improvisation.

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Beginning Weaving
Dec
12
9:00 AM09:00

Beginning Weaving

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About Catherine Jautz Bailey

Catherine has been weaving since 1984 and has taught weaving at the Midwest Weavers Conference, for the Wisconsin Handweavers, Inc and has also been a longtime teacher at the WMQFA. She is a member of Cedar Creek Unique Collectibles in Cedarburg and enjoys creating a variety of fabrics, including scarves, hand towels, table runners, placemats, and rugs on her several looms. In addition to offering her fiber arts at Cedar Creek Unique Collectibles, Catherine participates in a dozen juried art fairs annually. Catherine is a member of the Wisconsin Designer Craft Council, Cedarburg Artists Guild, and the Wisconsin Handweavers.

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Beginning Weaving
Sep
13
9:00 AM09:00

Beginning Weaving

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About Catherine Jautz Bailey

Catherine has been weaving since 1984 and has taught weaving at the Midwest Weavers Conference, for the Wisconsin Handweavers, Inc and has also been a longtime teacher at the WMQFA. She is a member of Cedar Creek Unique Collectibles in Cedarburg and enjoys creating a variety of fabrics, including scarves, hand towels, table runners, placemats, and rugs on her several looms. In addition to offering her fiber arts at Cedar Creek Unique Collectibles, Catherine participates in a dozen juried art fairs annually. Catherine is a member of the Wisconsin Designer Craft Council, Cedarburg Artists Guild, and the Wisconsin Handweavers.

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Beginning Weaving
Aug
23
9:00 AM09:00

Beginning Weaving

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About Catherine Jautz Bailey

Catherine has been weaving since 1984 and has taught weaving at the Midwest Weavers Conference, for the Wisconsin Handweavers, Inc and has also been a longtime teacher at the WMQFA. She is a member of Cedar Creek Unique Collectibles in Cedarburg and enjoys creating a variety of fabrics, including scarves, hand towels, table runners, placemats, and rugs on her several looms. In addition to offering her fiber arts at Cedar Creek Unique Collectibles, Catherine participates in a dozen juried art fairs annually. Catherine is a member of the Wisconsin Designer Craft Council, Cedarburg Artists Guild, and the Wisconsin Handweavers.

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Chiku Chiku Pouch - Akiko Ike
Aug
3
9:00 AM09:00

Chiku Chiku Pouch - Akiko Ike

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Artist Biography:

As a clothing boutique and gallery owner and Japanese native, Akiko Ike (pronounced “ee-kay”) , started big running stitch projects which she calls, “Chiku Chiku,” after she turned 60 years old. She loves fabric, and over the years, many stashes of Japanese “Boro” ended up in her possession. They include antique indigo-dyed cloth diapers, farmers' and fishermen work clothing and banners, and old (Boro) cloth used in Japanese households and mended many times over. She wanted to preserve these, and found ways to transform them into distinct, one-of-a-kind, free-style art pieces.

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Chiku Chiku Pincushion- Akiko Ike
Aug
2
9:00 AM09:00

Chiku Chiku Pincushion- Akiko Ike

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Artist Biography:

As a clothing boutique and gallery owner and Japanese native, Akiko Ike (pronounced “ee-kay”) , started big running stitch projects which she calls, “Chiku Chiku,” after she turned 60 years old. She loves fabric, and over the years, many stashes of Japanese “Boro” ended up in her possession. They include antique indigo-dyed cloth diapers, farmers' and fishermen work clothing and banners, and old (Boro) cloth used in Japanese households and mended many times over. She wanted to preserve these, and found ways to transform them into distinct, one-of-a-kind, free-style art pieces.

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Blazing New Trails
Aug
1
5:00 PM17:00

Blazing New Trails

Join us to celebrate WMQFA’s unique place in the fiber arts world as a one-of-a-kind innovator! Rooted in treasured traditions while blazing new trails to fulfill our mission to create, preserve, and educate.

Enjoy the small fiber art auction, live auction, delicious dinner, and our keynote speaker, Jennifer Wilder, founder of the Midwest Fiber Arts Trails and the Fiber Arts Almanac.

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 Beginning Weaving
Jul
17
9:00 AM09:00

Beginning Weaving

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About Catherine Jautz Bailey

Catherine has been weaving since 1984.  She is a member of the Cedar Creek Unique Collectibles in Cedarburg. She enjoys creating a variety of fabrics, including scarves, hand towels, table runners, placemats, and rugs on her several looms. She has taught weaving at the WMQFA, at the Midwest Weavers Conference, and for the Wisconsin Handweavers, Inc.  In addition to offering her fiber arts at Studio 6, Catherine participates in a dozen juried art fairs annually. Catherine is a member of the Wisconsin Designer Craft Council, Cedarburg Artists Guild, and the Wisconsin Handweavers.

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Beginning Weaving
Jun
20
9:00 AM09:00

Beginning Weaving

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About Catherine Jautz Bailey

Catherine has been weaving since 1984.  She is a member of the Cedar Creek Unique Collectibles in Cedarburg. She enjoys creating a variety of fabrics, including scarves, hand towels, table runners, placemats, and rugs on her several looms. She has taught weaving at the WMQFA, at the Midwest Weavers Conference, and for the Wisconsin Handweavers, Inc.  In addition to offering her fiber arts at Studio 6, Catherine participates in a dozen juried art fairs annually. Catherine is a member of the Wisconsin Designer Craft Council, Cedarburg Artists Guild, and the Wisconsin Handweavers.

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Annual Fiber Rummage Sale - Famous Bag Sale
Jun
15
9:00 AM09:00

Annual Fiber Rummage Sale - Famous Bag Sale

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It's that time of year again!

Items Accepted for the Sale Include: Fabric, patterns, thread, yarn, knitting supplies, wool fabric, craft-related items, crafting and sewing tools, finished craft or fiber art items, quilt and fiber art books, novels related to quilts and fiber arts, cookbooks, children's craft or art books, craft-like decorative and seasonal items.  

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Annual Fiber Rummage Sale
Jun
14
10:00 AM10:00

Annual Fiber Rummage Sale

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It's that time of year again!

Items Accepted for the Sale Include: Fabric, patterns, thread, yarn, knitting supplies, wool fabric, craft-related items, crafting and sewing tools, finished craft or fiber art items, quilt and fiber art books, novels related to quilts and fiber arts, cookbooks, children's craft or art books, craft-like decorative and seasonal items.  

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Lecture: Passage Quilting
Jun
8
4:30 PM16:30

Lecture: Passage Quilting

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Description:

Passage Quilting is an improvisational process about relationships, past and present. Working with materials that carry meaning, memory and emotions, the creative process of Passage Quilting fosters a healing heart. In this multimedia presentation, I review the traditions of memorial and scrap quilting with historical images, and share stories from my practice which illustrate how Passage Quilting supports the bereavement and growth process we all experience during times of transition.

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Wedge Curve Improv with Sherri Lynn Wood
Jun
8
to Jun 9

Wedge Curve Improv with Sherri Lynn Wood

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About the Artist:

Sherri Lynn Wood is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors, two MacDowell Colony Fellowships, as well as arts residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and most recently at Recology San Francisco in 2016. An interdisciplinary artist based in Cincinnati, OH, she has exhibited and performed locally at The Lab, Southern Exposure, Adobe Books and the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Folk Art. She holds an MFA from Bard College and a Masters of Theological Studies from Emory University.

Her 2015 publication The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters: A Guide to Creating, Quilting & Living Courageously (Abrams) provides frameworks for creative exploration, along with practical instruction in stitching techniques and color theory.  Sherri teaches and speaks about improvisational patchwork and flexible patterning at art and craft schools, guilds, and conferences nationally and abroad.

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Beginning Weaving
May
17
9:00 AM09:00

Beginning Weaving

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About Catherine Jautz Bailey

Catherine has been weaving since 1984.  She is a member of the Cedar Creek Unique Collectibles in Cedarburg. She enjoys creating a variety of fabrics, including scarves, hand towels, table runners, placemats, and rugs on her several looms. She has taught weaving at the WMQFA, at the Midwest Weavers Conference, and for the Wisconsin Handweavers, Inc.  In addition to offering her fiber arts at Studio 6, Catherine participates in a dozen juried art fairs annually. Catherine is a member of the Wisconsin Designer Craft Council, Cedarburg Artists Guild, and the Wisconsin Handweavers.

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Modern or Not? Lunch and Lecture With Trisha Frankland
May
10
10:30 AM10:30

Modern or Not? Lunch and Lecture With Trisha Frankland

Treat yourself to a program and spring luncheon at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts! Trisha Franklin, challenge designer for Project QUILTING, teacher, graphic designer and a sassy chick with a really big laugh presents an interactive lecture and discussion of the modern movement, and a chance for the audience to bring a Mod? Or Not? quilt to share.

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HOT! Exploration in contemporary fiber arts
May
3
to May 5

HOT! Exploration in contemporary fiber arts

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About Susan Lenz

Susan Lenz is a full time, professional studio artist in Columbia, South Carolina. Her studio is located at Mouse House, Inc. at 2123 Park Street where she has both a studio for 3D sculptural and installation work and a separate fiber art studio. Susan's work has been juried into numerous national and international exhibits, featured in solo shows all over the United States, and shown on television and in print. She has been awarded eight full scholarship art residencies and several "Best of Show" ribbons.

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Theme & Variation
Apr
13
to Apr 14

Theme & Variation

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I grew up in central Massachusetts in an area of old textile mill towns. Both my parents made things: my mom sewed a lot of her own clothes as well as clothes for four kids, and my dad made furniture. They were both very skilled—nothing ever looked homemade—and while they took pride in their work, they never considered themselves craftspeople or artists. They had careers (my dad was an engineer, my mom an educator with two masters degrees), but having grown up during the depression, they, like others of their generation, did not spend money if they could help it! When you needed something, you made it yourself.

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Beginning Weaving
Mar
22
9:00 AM09:00

Beginning Weaving

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About Catherine Jautz Bailey

Catherine has been weaving since 1984.  She is a member of the Cedar Creek Unique Collectibles in Cedarburg. She enjoys creating a variety of fabrics, including scarves, hand towels, table runners, placemats, and rugs on her several looms. She has taught weaving at the WMQFA, at the Midwest Weavers Conference, and for the Wisconsin Handweavers, Inc.  In addition to offering her fiber arts at Studio 6, Catherine participates in a dozen juried art fairs annually. Catherine is a member of the Wisconsin Designer Craft Council, Cedarburg Artists Guild, and the Wisconsin Handweavers.

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Mending with Heidi Parkes
Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Mending with Heidi Parkes

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Artist Biography:

A highly skilled fiber artist, Heidi Parkes is a 2005 graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Active on social media, Parkes has 9,000+ followers on Instagram, and has her finger on the pulse of the contemporary fiber art world. She’s exhibited in museums across the country.  She’s a regular instructor at The Modern Quilt Guild’s QuiltCon, and at QuiltCon 2016, she won 1st place in handwork and 2nd place in improvisation, and in 2018 she won 3rd place for handwork. Learn more about her quilting, and listen to her podcast episodes at HeidiParkes.com

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Cedarburg Spur's 5th Annual Fiber Arts Trail Tour
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Cedarburg Spur's 5th Annual Fiber Arts Trail Tour

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Cedarburg Spur's 5th Annual Fiber Arts Trail Tour

CONTEMPORARY FIBER ART • TRADITIONAL CRAFT

Cedarburg • Grafton • Thiensville, Wisconsin

March 15 - 16, 2019

 10:00 am – 4:00 pm both days

Free Admission on Friday and Saturday at WMQFA!

Spend time with award-winning artists and visit award-winning galleries and shops on this self-guided tour. Historic mills, stone buildings and meandering creeks and rivers describe Cedarburg, Grafton and Thiensville, Wisconsin. While all three villages are snug as bugs and within ten miles of each other end to end, each place has its own character. Cedarburg’s iconic downtown is the jewel tucked in the middle. 

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Cedarburg Spur's 5th Annual Fiber Arts Trail Tour
Mar
15
10:00 AM10:00

Cedarburg Spur's 5th Annual Fiber Arts Trail Tour

Cedarburg Spur's 5th Annual Fiber Arts Trail Tour

CONTEMPORARY FIBER ART • TRADITIONAL CRAFT

Cedarburg • Grafton • Thiensville, Wisconsin

March 15 - 16, 2019

 10:00 am – 4:00 pm both days

Free Admission on Friday and Saturday at WMQFA!

Spend time with award-winning artists and visit award-winning galleries and shops on this self-guided tour. Historic mills, stone buildings and meandering creeks and rivers describe Cedarburg, Grafton and Thiensville, Wisconsin. While all three villages are snug as bugs and within ten miles of each other end to end, each place has its own character. Cedarburg’s iconic downtown is the jewel tucked in the middle. 

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Crazy Quilting – Creating a Block to Embroider & Embellish
Mar
15
8:30 AM08:30

Crazy Quilting – Creating a Block to Embroider & Embellish

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About Linda Sweek

After a successful 25-year career in marketing, public relations and communications leadership roles, Linda Sweek has had the good fortune of pursuing her passion of fiber and mixed media art and starting her own business – Linda Sweek Designs. Besides fiber and mixed media artistry, Sweek teaches workshops and is the founder and host of Sew & Sew Retreats.

Sweek started to embroider at the age of eight – to her it was like painting a canvas. Additionally, her grandmother, who was an artist, took her to art museums and galleries for instruction, and welcomed Sweek into her studio to work with clay, pastels and paints. Applying this knowledge of studio art, Sweek’s preferred medium became fiber.  

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