Barn Blast – 8/7/15

Aug 7, 2015   //   by Amy William   //   Blog  //  No Comments
"Second Fiber Arts Biennale"
On exhibit now through 
October 18
Sassaman Class Nov. 7 & 8
Join this world-class quilter for "Abstracting From Nature," using natural themes to create amazing visual results.  Get more info or register online at:
Volunteer at our Museum Gift Shop
Along with new vendors and a new look, we are looking for new volunteers to welcome guests and staff our retail operation.  We offer three-, four- and six-hour shifts working with the friendliest people!  Be the first to see our new merchandise, too. For more information, contact our Volunteer Director: Volunteers
 Luella Doss Steps Down  
    Luella Doss, our longstanding curator and co-founder of the WMQFA, is stepping down from her roles as Director and Curator at the museum.  Doss is pictured above.   Doss was one of the founders of the Wisconsin Quilt History Project, our predecessor organization dedicated to documenting quilts owned by state residents.  Over 8,000 quilts have been documented since the WQHP was founded in the late 1980s.   Doss was also one of several people instrumental to creating the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts.  "Without Luella's vision, and the hard work of that group of founding mothers, the WMQFA would never have been built," says Executive Director Melissa Wraalstad.  "We owe Luella our deep thanks and wish her well."   Brenda Nemetz, our staff Exhibit Curator, will carry on in her role, managing our curatorial efforts. Nemetz was hired in this role earlier this year, and has already made significant contributions towards our exhibition systems and operation.    
  N50 W5050 Portland Road PO Box 562 Cedarburg, Wisconsin 53012
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10-4
 Sundays, noon-4
Focus on Fall UDays:  All About Wool, Oct. 3 "Proddy, Poked or Pegged Rug" is a three-hour class taught by Joyce Krueger.  Prodded mats were traditionally made from good sections of worn out clothing.  Short strips of fabric were poked or pulled through some sort of backing to make a type of shag rug.  In this class, you'll use new, hand-dyed wool and linen backing to create your own 9" x 11" rug. To sign up for this class or get more information, go to: Fall University Day 2015
Museum Gift Shop Feature
Ilze Heider makes colorful leather pocketbooks, embellished with paint, beads, buttons and more.  We just started carrying her beautiful work in our Gift Shop!

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