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News:

– The WMQFA is pleased to team up with fashion designer Mary Sue Fenner for a motorcoach tour June 19 – 22. We will be traveling to all of Fenner’s favorite shops and her sources of fabric for cottons, wools, silks, linens and other textile inspiration – really whatever you can imagine that can’t be found in Wisconsin.  Join us in traveling to Minnesota as the Fabric Shopping Tour stops include something for everyone.

Press Kit

All You Need to Know About the WMQFA 2017

WMQFA Staff Bios_2017

WMQFA Board Biographies-2017

Quilt National ’15 Photos – click on photo then right click and “save image as” to download. Each photo is named after artist. For  additional info please contact marketing@wiquiltmuseum.com.

Press Releases

One-of-a-Kind Fabric Shopping Motorcoach Tour

June 19-22, 2017 with Mary Sue Fenner  

 Cedarburg, Wis., May 5, 2017 – The WMQFA is pleased to team up with fashion designer Mary Sue Fenner for a motorcoach tour June 19 – 22. We will be traveling to all of Fenner’s favorite shops and her sources of fabric for cottons, wools, silks, linens and other textile inspiration – really whatever you can imagine that can’t be found in Wisconsin.  Join us in traveling to Minnesota as the Fabric Shopping Tour stops include something for everyone…

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Quilt National ‘15 on Exhibit May 4 – July 9, 2017

Wisconsin Museum of Quilt & Fiber Arts Proud to Display Esteemed Exhibit

April 28, 2017 Cedarburg, Wis.  – The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts (WMQFA) is proudly exhibiting Quilt National ’15 from May 4 to July 9, 2017. Produced and circulated by The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio, Quilt National was started in 1979 to demonstrate the transformations taking place in the world of quilting, far beyond its traditional parameters, and to promote quilt making as what it always has been — an art form. The exhibit consists of 25 quilts by quilt makers from all over the world. Additionally, WMQFA will hold a Family Fun Day during the Quilt National ’15 opening weekend on Sunday, May 7 from noon to 4:00 pm with FREE admission to the public.

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Folk in Fiber Features Narrative Quilts by Pauline Parker; Hooked Rugs & Costumes

Part of a collaborative exhibit with the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, the Cedarburg Cultural Center and the Cedarburg Art Museum entitled Three Fine Folk

 Cedarburg, Wis.  – On November 17, 2016 the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts (WMQFA) new exhibit, Folk in Fiber, opened.  The exhibit is part of a collaborative with the Cedarburg Cultural Center and the Cedarburg Art Museum entitled Three Fine Folk. The WMQFA is pleased to be working with these other great Cedarburg institutions to simultaneously feature exhibits in folk art. Folk in Fiber features narrative quilts by Pauline Parker, hooked rugs from Joyce Krueger, Lyle Drier, and Lorraine Williams that will make you rethink where you step; and costumes by Kimberly Masopust Evans from the museum’s collection.

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Watch this story of WMQFA and current show Fiber in Folk on  CBS58 Sunday Morning

31 Folk Art Quilts by Pauline Parker

November 20, 2017, Ann Arbor, Michigan – Pauline Parker, while living in Viola, Wisconsin, discovered how to tell lively stories through fabric and stitchery – when she was in her seventies. Thirty of her narrative quilts are on display at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts (WMQFA) exhibit Folk in Fiber, exemplifying the theme of seeing folk art through a fine art lens.

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Arts institutions in Cedarburg collaborate in Three Fine Folk exhibitions

 November 2016, Cedarburg, Wisc., – Three area arts institutions are collaborating to provide a unified programming approach to four upcoming exhibitions in Cedarburg.  Three Fine Folk is the collective title of shows having a joint opening reception time of 5 – 8pm on Thursday, November 17 at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, and the Cedarburg Art Museum.  Folk art in all its permutations will be present in three simultaneous exhibitions at each of Cedarburg’s three arts institutions.

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Quilt Nihon – Treasures from Japan on Exhibit August 18 – November 13

August 16, 2016— The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts (WMQFA) will feature 32 award-winning quilts in an exhibition that will open August 18. The quilts are from the 12th Quilt Nihon international competition held by the Japanese Handicraft Instructors’ Association (JHIA). This biennial exhibition is the largest international quilting contest in Japan and one of the most prestigious in the world.

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Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts Proudly Displays Childrens Art Show

Thru November 11, 2016; presented by Partnership Bank

August 26, 2016. – The Children’s Art Show, featuring first place winners of the 2016 Ozaukee County Fair Art Contest, will run from August 18 to November 11 at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts (WMQFA). Thirteen winners were selected out of the 827 pieces submitted by 4K-8th grade students attending school in Ozaukee County. This exhibit, sponsored by Partnership Bank, is free and open to the public. The main exhibit, the internationally acclaimed Quilt Nihon – Treasures from Japan, will run simultaneously.

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It’s “All About Wool” for the October 1, 2016 Fall University Day at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

August 28, 2016.  – The highly popular Fall University Day will once again be held at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts. This one-day program of classes, lectures and workshops is Saturday, October 1, 2016. The day features a keynote speaker, a selection of up to four, individual classes taught by over 20 Midwestern fiber artists, a fashion show, a delicious catered lunch and free access to the museum’s Barn Gallery exhibit – Quilt Nihon, Treasures from Japan.

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Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts Invites Public to Two Great Events! 5th Birthday Bash and Family Fun Day

July 12, 2016 – August holds lots of excitement at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts (WMQFA). First, Thursday, August 11 marks the fifth birthday of the grand opening of the renovated barn gallery on the WMQFA’s 1850s German farmstead, which will be celebrated with an all day party on Saturday, August 13!  Then, on Thursday, August 18 the much anticipated international Quilt Nihon – Treasures from Japan exhibit opens with a Family Fun Day planned for Sunday, August 21 from noon to 3:30pm. Both events are free to the public!

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A Fun and Busy Summer at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

June 3, 2016 – There is a great line-up of things to do this summer at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts. From youth programs and adult education, the annual fiber art Strawberry Challenge, a Rummage Sale,  the current exhibit Coverlets and Stevengraphs – Historical Woven Treasures and the next exhibit Quilt Nihon –Treasures from Japan opening August 18, there are sure to be events for everyone.

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Coverlets and Stevengraphs – Historical Woven Treasures

April 21, 2016  – From April 21 to August 17, the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts (WMQFA) will exhibit a portion of its private collection of Coverlets and Stevengraphs. The museum’s James A. Taylor Coverlet Collection consists of woven coverlets from the 19th century and the Stevengraph Collection has numerous silk Jacquard-woven novelties also from the 19th century.

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