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November Fiber Club (2019)
Nov
21
10:30 AM10:30

November Fiber Club (2019)

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Do you need space to work on a project? Or would like a second opinion from other sewers/crafters/fiber artists? Join us on the third Thursday of each month from 10:30am- 3:30pm to work on some of your UFO’s (unfinished objects) or just to get together with like minded people and work on something that you love?

Join us for Fiber Club on the Third Thursday of each month!

We have great space for laying out large quilts!

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December Fiber Club (2019)
Dec
19
10:30 AM10:30

December Fiber Club (2019)

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Do you need space to work on a project? Or would like a second opinion from other sewers/crafters/fiber artists? Join us on the third Thursday of each month from 10:30am- 3:30pm to work on some of your UFO’s (unfinished objects) or just to get together with like minded people and work on something that you love?

Join us for Fiber Club on the Third Thursday of each month!

We have great space for laying out large quilts!

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Improv Life, Improv Quilts Lecture with Heidi Parkes
Feb
1
10:00 AM10:00

Improv Life, Improv Quilts Lecture 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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Improv Hand-Pieced Curves: Fast! with Heidi Parkes
Feb
1
to Feb 2

Improv Hand-Pieced Curves: Fast! 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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"The Playful Color Quick Start" Lecture with Rebecca Bryan
Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

"The Playful Color Quick Start" Lecture with Rebecca Bryan

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Can I tell you a secret? I might be known for my use of color, but did you know that I firmly believe you don’t have to learn about color theory. Not learn color theory... what?! Yes! It's true! Why learn about color theories and "sciency" stuff when you can invest your time and energy learning tools and tricks that allow you to easily work and play with color? By learning Playful Color strategies, not only will you start building your Playful Color Toolbox, but you'll actually end up learning about color theory in the end. Go figure! 

Apart from my "don't learn color theory" manifesto, in this lecture I'll be sharing a few of my favorite tools and strategies to quick start your Playful Color Toolbox. Oh, and there will be plenty of quilts to see!

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 The Playful Color Theory Workshop: Murmuration with Rebecca Bryan
Apr
18
9:00 AM09:00

The Playful Color Theory Workshop: Murmuration with Rebecca Bryan

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Hey I'm Rebecca Bryan, of Bryan House Quilts. I love teaching people how to make quilts. My passion is helping quilters bring more color to their work by teaching my Playful Color tools and strategies. 

You may recognize my work from my books Modern Rainbow - 14 Imaginative Quilts that Play with Color (Stash Books, 2015) or Modern Triangle Quilts: 70 Graphic Triangle Blocks - 11 Bold Samplers (Stash Books, 2017). I've also been featured in numerous quilty magazines and TV Programs. I teach quilters, just like you, all over the world. 

And when I'm not quilting or teaching, I can be found enjoying a hot cup of coffee (Mocha's are my go to treat!) and a good book, with Bruce Wayne the Weiner Dog curled up on my lap. I also enjoy painting and spending time with my family, husband, and four children. 

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Fabric Images with Susan Carlson
Nov
2
to Nov 6

Fabric Images with Susan Carlson

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About Susan Carlson

I've been creating art with fabric since 1983 while attending the Maryland Institute, College of Art. There, I used any excuse I could to use fabric as an art medium for my illustration assignments. I painted on fabric, inked, dyed, drew with thread, did traditional piecing, appliqué and reverse appliqué. My influence was my mom, who trained as a dressmaker and seamstress. From her I inherited my love of fabric. I think it's the tactile nature of it. My husband has more than once noted that when I shop for fabric, my hands are as busy fondling fabric as my eyes are drinking in the pattern and color.

As I continued to experiment with fabric for a few years after college, I yearned for something more immediate, more like painting and less like construction. In 1990 I drew on my collage skills, though this time with fabric and not paper, though still using glue. Since I had approached quilting from an art direction rather than a traditional one, I didn't realize how out-of-the-box gluing fabric was. A true quilter was not supposed to glue. But that's what I did, and I've never looked back. And there's even raw edges! As you may have figured out, I don't worry too much about what I'm not supposed to do.

I grew up in a crafty household with parents who like to "figure things out" and made things to sell. My mom sews and my dad does woodwork. The first decade of my career (the 1990s) I spent a lot of time making small quilts—16 x 20 inches or so—to sell. My first ones were mostly of fish—I must have made a thousand of them. I started to teach my fabric collage process in 1994 and slowly the teaching overtook the production of pieces for shows or galleries. These days I concentrate on making the quilts I want to make, usually for myself, unless they're commissioned. I make on average one big quilt a year allowing me to put a lot of myself into every piece. They're not usually for sale, but I do submit them into quilt shows, and use them as examples for my teaching.

By the end of 2016, I will have spent fifteen weeks teaching. For a homebody like me, that's a lot. I try to limit teaching to one week per month on average. But between prepping for a trip, travel, teaching, and recovering from a trip, each week of teaching actually uses up about two weeks of my time and energy. Which helps to explain why the remainder of the year I want to concentrate on my own work.

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Fiber Club (2019)
Oct
17
10:30 AM10:30

Fiber Club (2019)

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Do you need space to work on a project? Or would like a second opinion from other sewers/crafters/fiber artists? Join us on the third Thursday of each month from 10:30am- 3:30pm to work on some of your UFO’s (unfinished objects) or just to get together with like minded people and work on something that you love?

Join us for Fiber Club on the Third Thursday of each month!

We have great space for laying out large quilts!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Alchemy in the Microwave with Mary Mendla
Mar
16
12:00 PM12:00

Alchemy in the Microwave with Mary Mendla

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Create beautiful, subtle color shifts along with permanent texture on silk in this beginner level workshop. We will use microwaves to heat set dyes and permanently texture silk scarf blanks creating one of a kind “Crinkle Scarves”. Two 14×72” scarves will be completed in this three hour workshop.

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