Jackets by renowned fiber artist Mary Sue Fenner will again be featured in the Wonderful Wisconsin Wool display in the Activity Center.
The Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival is again privileged to welcome the members of the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts (WMQFA) and thanks them for their continued support. They feature rotating national and international exhibits in the Museum’s Barn Gallery, many special events, plus adult and youth education classes and programs.
And once again, Mary Sue Fenner’s new and magnificent wool jackets will be on display this year! Fenner is noted for use of bright colors, her own hand spun yarns, beautiful hand-dyeing and for teaching seminars in weaving, sewing and jacket construction. Fenner received broad training in fiber arts, first as a Clothing, Textiles and Design major at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, and later in England, Kansas and UW-Milwaukee. She was an instructor at the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, and has taught her One-Of-A-Kind Jacket class at the Sievers School of Fiber Arts for many years. Fenner’s clothing and accessories can be seen in area shows, galleries and shops, and have been featured in Handwoven, Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot, Belle Armoire, Altered Couture, Sew Somerset and Haute Handbags magazines.
The WMQFA, located just east of historic downtown Cedarburg, Wisconsin, is dedicated to educating the public about the artistic, cultural, historic and social importance of quilts and fiber arts. They also seek to increase the awareness of historic structure preservation evident when visiting the repurposed 1850s farmstead the WMQFA is located on.
A robust offering of lectures and classes is available for all adults, beginner to advanced, on topics including quilting, needle felting, beading, embellishment, fabric painting and dying, wearable art, rug hooking, basket weaving, paper making, punch needle, mixed media art, hand appliqué and machine appliqué.
For youth, the WMQFA offers specific workshops for Girl Scouts and workshops for other youth groups such as 4H, clubs and home schoolers. The workshops include: Weaving for Beginners, Quilting for Beginners, Knot your own Bracelet, Finger Knitting, Sew your own Doll, Paint & Stitch and Explore the Arts in 2 ways. We also offer tours for school-aged children.
And don’t miss a Family Fun Day! This event usually happens four times a year and coordinates activities based on a current exhibit. Plus, Family Fun Days are free.
For information about upcoming exhibits, adult classes, youth programs and the benefits of membership, visit the website www.wiquiltmuseum.com or call 262-546-0300. The Museum, including its one-of-kind Gift Shop is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm; and Sunday, Noon – 4 pm. Groups are welcome too! The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts is located at N50 W5050 Portland Rd., Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival is privileged to again welcome the return of the Cream City Rug Hooking Guild and an impressive display of handcrafted rugs, ‘Art Under Foot’. The rugs and mats vary from simple to complex, small to large. The Cream City Rug Hooking Guild was formed to develop interest in rug hooking and encourage creativity and high standards in the art form of rug hooking. The guild provides an environment in which our members, new to hooking or founding members, can improve their hooking skills, exchange ideas and enjoy socializing. The sixty plus guild members from the greater Milwaukee area help to increase the knowledge and quality of rug hooking by demonstrating the art as well as planning educational activities. Guild members meet twice a month and have workshops twice a year. Members will be demonstrating at the ‘Art Under Foot’ display throughout the festival. This year our special display will be “Old Maids.” Remember that card game? For additional information email: creamcityRHguild@wi.rr.com. Or check out our new web site at www.CCRHG.net.
Brought to you by the Marshall Pleasant Spinners, traditional fiber arts will be demonstrated in the Wonders of Wool Building 1 from 10:00 until 3:00 on Sunday. For over three decades, the members of this guild have shared a common interest in the skills and artistry of the world of fiber. For more information on the group’s activities, contact Allen Holzhueter at firstname.lastname@example.org.