Raised Iroquois Beadwork
Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

Raised Iroquois Beadwork

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Karen Ann Hoffman is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. Her works are in the permanent collections of the: Smithsonian Institution -NMAI. The Wisconsin State Museum, The New York State Museum, Indianapolis Childrens' Museum, Memorial Hall Museum, Deerfield, MA, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS, and the Iroquois Indian Museum, Howes Caverns, NY. Selected as a Wisconsin Master Folk Artist by the Wisconsin Arts Board Winter 2007.

Karen Ann's award winning Beadwork has been displayed at: Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, Evanston, IL; Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Appleton, WI; The Neville Museum, Green Bay, WI; The Castellani Art Museum, Niagara Falls, NY; The Ukrainian National Museum, Chicago, IL. Karen Ann was a member of the Skanikwat Project, Nakuru, Kenya, Africa. The project, lead by Samuel Thomas, used tribal beadwork as a medium to foster peace across languages, races, religions, and continents.

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Take Two!-Simple Shapes
Feb
8
9:00 AM09:00

Take Two!-Simple Shapes

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Sue’s passion is teaching and she brings to each of her classes a Fine Arts and Education background, over 25+ years of quilting experience, a sense of humor, design expertise and a commitment to help each of her students reach new levels of quilting excellence. She has authored four books, each brimming with fresh design ideas for free-motion quilting and has also designed several innovative marking tools - all to delight, intrigue and inspire. In addition to teaching at guilds and national shows across the country, her designs, books and tools have been featured in online TV and national and international publications. For more information about Sue, her classes, books and tools and to see samples of her work, visit www.SueHeinz.com.

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Domestic Bliss
Feb
9
9:00 AM09:00

Domestic Bliss

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Sue’s passion is teaching and she brings to each of her classes a Fine Arts and Education background, over 25+ years of quilting experience, a sense of humor, design expertise and a commitment to help each of her students reach new levels of quilting excellence. She has authored four books, each brimming with fresh design ideas for free-motion quilting and has also designed several innovative marking tools - all to delight, intrigue and inspire. In addition to teaching at guilds and national shows across the country, her designs, books and tools have been featured in online TV and national and international publications. For more information about Sue, her classes, books and tools and to see samples of her work, visit www.SueHeinz.com.

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Beginning Weaving
Feb
13
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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Fiber Arts Jacket Workshop with Mary Sue Fenner
Mar
8
to Mar 10

Fiber Arts Jacket Workshop with Mary Sue Fenner

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Mary Sue Fenner will be back again this year for a three-day fiber art jacket workshop! Each student will make a unique jacket using a pattern fit to their body. Mary Sue will teach sewing and finishing techniques to create a one-of-a-kind wearable art jacket. Her trunk show jackets will be available to try on for inspiration!

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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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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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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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Beginning Weaving
Apr
12
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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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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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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Copy of Beginning Weaving
May
17
9:00 AM09:00

Copy of 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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Cottage Tulips
Sep
20
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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Layering: Transparent Fabrics and Handwork
Jan
12
to Jan 13

Layering: Transparent Fabrics and Handwork

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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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Beginning Weaving
Jan
11
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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Fiber Art Jackets
Aug
3
to Aug 5

Fiber Art Jackets

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The wonderful Mary Sue Fenner will be back again this summer for a three-day fiber art jacket workshop! Each student will make a unique jacket using a pattern fit to their body. Mary Sue will teach sewing and finishing techniques to create a one-of-a-kind wearable art jacket. Her trunk show jackets will be available to try on for inspiration!

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Junior Dye Lab
Jul
23
to Jul 27

Junior Dye Lab

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Although tie dye might be difficult to do, there are some easier ways for younger kids to be able to join in on the fun. This summer camp teaches kids how to blend colors and learn alternative methods to getting great tie dyed items! Within 3 days, each kid will walk away with 4 different types of dyed materials or clothing items. 

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Beginning Weaving with Catherine Jautz Bailey
Jul
19
9:00 AM09:00

Beginning Weaving with Catherine Jautz Bailey

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In just six hours learn how to complete a small mat! Catherine Jautz Bailey will teach you how to read a pattern, make a warp, thread a loom, choose a weft, weave an article and secure ends. You will be able to take home a completed product along with a copy of your pattern. All workshops are two students with one instructor to guarantee hands on help.

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Dye Lab
Jul
17
to Jul 20

Dye Lab

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Who doesn’t love doing tie dye? This summer camp dye lab not only provides kids with the chance to learn the tradition but non-traditional dyeing methods. Within 4 days, each student will walk away with at least 6 different types of dyed materials or clothing items.

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Fiber Art Jackets
Jun
29
to Jul 1

Fiber Art Jackets

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The wonderful Mary Sue Fenner will be back again this summer for a three-day fiber art jacket workshop! Each student will make a unique jacket using a pattern fit to their body. Mary Sue will teach sewing and finishing techniques to create a one-of-a-kind wearable art jacket. Her trunk show jackets will be available to try on for inspiration!

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WMQFA Quilt Appraisal Program with Carol Butzke
Jun
16
11:30 AM11:30

WMQFA Quilt Appraisal Program with Carol Butzke

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Carol Butzke is certified by the American Quilters Society as an appraiser of quilted textiles. She currently serves as an instructor and board member for the American Quilter’s Society Appraisal Certification Committee, has successfully completed the USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) course on personal property appraisals and is a member of PAAQT, (the Professional Association of Appraisers—Quilted Textiles).

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Annual Rummage Sale - Famous Bag Sale
Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

Annual 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 Rummage Sale
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Annual 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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When This You See Remember Me, a Look at Inscribed Quilts
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

When This You See Remember Me, a Look at Inscribed Quilts

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Explore the intentions, differences and similarities and identify characteristics of quilts that were made as tributes, tokens of friendship and memorials through a power point program followed by a trunk show of lecturer’s quilts of this genre. Students are encouraged to bring a quilt of this type to share as time allows. One hour lecture with samples of inscribed quilts. If you have an example of an inscribed quilt, you are encouraged to bring it along to lecture.

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Beginning Weaving with Catherine Jautz Bailey
May
16
9:00 AM09:00

Beginning Weaving with Catherine Jautz Bailey

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In just six hours learn how to complete a small mat! Catherine Jautz Bailey will teach you how to read a pattern, make a warp, thread a loom, choose a weft, weave an article and secure ends. You will be able to take home a completed product along with a copy of your pattern. All workshops are two students with one instructor to guarantee hands on help.

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Beginning Weaving with Catherine Jautz Bailey
Apr
26
9:00 AM09:00

Beginning Weaving with Catherine Jautz Bailey

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In just six hours learn how to complete a small mat! Catherine Jautz Bailey will teach you how to read a pattern, make a warp, thread a loom, choose a weft, weave an article and secure ends. You will be able to take home a completed product along with a copy of your pattern. All workshops are two students with one instructor to guarantee hands on help.

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The Peaceful Art of Embroidery with Linda Sweek
Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

The Peaceful Art of Embroidery with Linda Sweek

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In this class we will discuss other mandala images and their historical art and meditative properties. Then you will embroider a hand-stamped mandala on fabric in a circular motion to create a lovely embroidered piece. Embroidery offer users a peaceful state of mind, where you can become so immersed in the stitching experienced that time and self are no longer disruptive.

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