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Blazing New Trails

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Enjoy cocktails, appetizers and Small Fiber Art! Come bid on small fiber art pieces created and donated by artists near and far in support of this special event.  

Then, head to the Barn Gallery for gourmet dinner catered by Shully’s, followed by our program featuring Midwest Fiber Arts Trail Founder Jennifer Wilder and our legendary live auction with Master of Ceremonies Daven Claerbout.       



Quilted Treasures

  • A Modern quilt from noted fiber artist, Jacquie Gering, quilted by Angela Walters

  • Sun Ra, a blended nine patch quilt in rich shades of orange, yellow and burnt sienna from local artist Kathleen Johnson

  • An 87” x 87” traditional sampler in rich French General fabrics created by Ellie De Lia and quilted by Terri Sankovitz

  • A favorite traditional quilt from quilting instructor Ann Wanke

  • A 20th century vintage quilt in lavenders from the collection of WMQFA founding mother Kay Walters

Fiber Arts Experiences

  • A workshop in the private Connecticut studio of Modern quilting rock star Denyse Schmidt

  • Enjoy a workshop at Lynn Schmitt’s studio and shop, A Different Box of Crayons in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, for you and a friend

  • Step out in style in a custom-made, custom-fitted garment made by Mary Sue Fenner

  • Learn wool applique stitches made famous by Sue Spargo with fiber artist Marilynn Wilke in a private session for you and a friend at WMQFA

For Our Sports Fans

  • A VIP Milwaukee Brewers baseball game at Miller Park on August 23, 2019


We have a charming Red Work raffle quilt donated by Ye Olde School House quilt shop in Cedarburg featuring the Quilt Barns Quilted pattern by Beth Ritter


Mariners Compass Level

Susan Graham Wernecke and Bill Wernecke, Jr.

Ellie and Julian De Lia

Split Rail Level

Kay and Jay Kaun

Marilynn Wilke and Lynn Carpenter

Log Cabin Level

Kay Walters, Cedarburg Woolen Mill

Peter and Sarah Damsgaard

Takako and Marc Willden

Joan Janssen

Churn Dash Level

Nina and Rich Edelman

Judy Hearst, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage & Coldwell Banker Commercial

Bank First

Teragram Consulting

Earlier Event: August 1
Museum Closed for Special Event
Later Event: August 2
Chiku Chiku Pincushion- Akiko Ike