Midwest Fiber Arts Trails Newsletter Listed below are some of the many fiber arts exhibits, events and classes that are happening in the next few weeks. Hit the road for a couple of days or a week--explore!
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Gina Studelska
Fiber and Mixed Media Artist

Hello Fiber Enthusiasts,
You may have met her before…Gina is a member of the Cedarburg Spur Fiber Arts Trail, so I know I have shown some of her lovely hand-dyed work. Gina continues to experiment with eco-printing and dyeing, using found objects and hand stitching to accent her work. She feels the vintage fibers and fragments she uses are a bond to fiber artists before her.  She has worked in different media, but always comes back to fibers. The feel, color and response that natural fibers have as a medium are an inspiration to her and she feels her work is a prayer of respect and gratitude.
Gina will be the featured shop artist June 15 – August 15 at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts. She is a member of the Cedarburg Artists Guild, Cedarburg Cultural Center and has a studio at the Arts Mill Co-op in Grafton, Wisconsin.

Click her to see a gallery of her work--it's really lovely!


Fine Line Creative Arts Center is pleased to serve as host for Complexity 2016: The International Biennial Exhibition, a juried art show featuring the textile work of members of the Complex Weavers organization.

Complexity showcases original textile art that employs complex weave structures to create intricate designs and textures. The textiles in this exhibition employ a variety of techniques, and the finished results are exquisite.

Exhibit open now through June 30, 2016. More Info

The annual PrairieFest Quilt Show, hosted by the Quilters Dozen Quilting Club at Oswego’s historic Little White School Museum will be held June 17 to June 19. The quilt show will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 17 and June 18, and noon to 4 p.m. June 19.

June 17 - 19, 2016. More about PrairieFest Quilt Show


Straps and bands are used for many accessories including handles on purses, straps for musical instruments, and trim on clothing. Using a 4-harness loom allows the weaver to make complex, colorful weaves.

From the inspiring book “Sashes, Straps & Bands” by Ruth Johnston & Ralph Johnston, students will choose colors and a pattern, warp the loom and weave a unique band.

July 8 - 10, 2016. Does your guitar need a new strap? 

In addition to the "Coverlets and Stevengraphs" exhibit in the Barn Gallery, here is a quick list of happenings on the WMQFA campus in the next couple weeks.

2016 Strawberry Challenge coincides with one of Cedarburg's summer festivals. Through July 9, 2016.
Annual Rummage Sale June 17 - 18, 2016
Everything you want to know about Featherweights! Two parts to this--a lecture and a class. June 23, 2016. $25 and $45 respectively.
Arm knit your own Infinity Scarf! June 28, 2016 $15
Rainbow Dyeing Class on July 13, 2016. All day $100


A fun and educational, fiber filled experience you don’t want to miss, including classes, vendors, and demonstrations! 

Fiber “U” is all about promoting Fiber Arts education in the Midwest and providing the opportunity to expand your knowledge and skill in working with fiber. There is a wide assortment of classes available for both the beginners and the experienced artisans alike. You can take up to SIX classes for a flat registration fee (plus any additional material fee), but you must pre-register as classes are limited in size and are filled on a first come basis.

July 8 - 10. 2016 MO info on stash acquisition here!

(Indianapolis, IN)--Indianapolis Museum of Art

A Joy Forever: Marie Webster Quilts
This exhibition celebrates the legacy of Marie Daugherty Webster (1859-1956), who is considered one of the leading designers in the history of early 20th-century quilt making. Born and raised in Indiana, Webster designed and made her first appliquéd quilt in 1909. In the following years, her quilts were featured in Ladies' Home Journal, which brought her international fame and recognition. The exhibition consists of 25 appliquéd quilts designed and made by Marie Webster, which date from 1909-1930, 13 patterns, and original pages from Ladies' Home Journal. Marie Daugherty Webster's scrapbook are also displayed.

Visit the Bret Waller Gallery from June 24 to September 4, 2016 to see Dialogues: Contemporary Responses to Marie Webster Quilts, a juried exhibition of approximately 27 small scale contemporary quilts inspired by Marie Webster quilts.

Through January 8, 2017 Marie Webster Quilts

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