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Cedarburg Spur's 5th Annual Fiber Arts Trail Tour

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Cedarburg Spur's 5th Annual Fiber Arts Trail Tour


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. 

WMQFA is hosting two SPUR Artist for the 5th Annual Fiber Arts Trail:

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Linda Sweek

Fiber & Mixed Media Art Pop-Up Studio plus Workshop


Friday, March 15, 2019, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Workshop: Crazy Quilting with Linda Sweek

Crazy quilting is a patchwork technique where random shaped pieces are stitched to a foundation fabric. Everyone will piece one block. Then we will add embellishment – there is an endless variety of ways in which embroidery, ribbon, lace, braids, buttons, beads and charms can be manipulated to add dimension and beauty to crazy quilting.

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Saturday, March 16, 2019, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Pop up Studio and Make & Take: Faux Marbling on the Gelli® Arts® Gel Printing Plate Only $5, No Registration Required

Stop in and make a unique and beautiful Gelli Arts monoprint! This Make & Take will have participants creating their own hands-on faux marble print on paper.


Community Whole-Cloth Quilt with Fabric Beads

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On last year’s Spur weekend, you were invited to create fiber beads to be sewn on a Community Whole-Cloth Quilt. Come see the finished quilt displayed in the WMQFA lobby.


Heidi Parkes

Quilts, Mending Pop-Up Studio, plus Workshop


Friday, March 15, 2019, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Mends for Split Seams

$5 No Registration Required

Bring a sweater, shirt, jacket, purse, or other item with a split seam, and she will mend it by hand, on the spot, in the color of your choice.  Heidi will explain the technique while you watch.  (This offer is valid for seams up to 5" long, where the fabric has not ripped, but the thread holding the seam together has ripped. Heidi is also offering the rare opportunity to 'fake' a mend, and she will embellish a seam of your choice with stitches for the same fee.)

Free mending estimates are also available.  Bring any item in need of mending, and get a quote for the mend.  If you like, leave the item with Heidi, and arrange for pick-up at a future date.

Heidi has lectured around the country, and exhibited her mending in galleries and museums.  These clothing repairs can be worn with pride!


Saturday, March 16, 2019, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Workshop: Mending with Heidi Parkes

Heidi Parkes introduces a contemporary approach to mending clothes and quilts. Mending allows us to breathe life into our most-loved clothing and quilts. Parkes blends this traditional techniques with new insights based on comfort, strength, and beauty. Believing that a mend should never apologize for itself, you will learn to make repairs with confidence!

Gift Shop

Visit the WMQFA Museum Gift Shop for a rare shopping treat. We offer unique, hand-crafted gift items made by artists as well as our featured exhibitors. You’ll find wearable art, quilt art, jewelry, accessories and more. Our Museum Gift Shop aims to be a shopping destination filled with beautiful, unusual, high-quality fiber-related items. More than half of our merchandise is consigned by artists who represent a wide variety of fiber arts, materials and techniques. 

To see all the participants and activities on the Trail, click here