Classes & Workshops
The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts offers lectures and classes for all adults, beginner to advanced, on topics including quilting, knitting, needle felting, beading, embellishment, fabric painting and dying, wearable art, rug hooking, basket weaving, paper making, mixed media art, hand appliqué, and machine appliqué.
- Two New Weaving Classes
Taught by master weaver Catherine Jautz Bailey. Two new dates offered:
July 17 (Beginning Weaving) This class has filled.
Class fee is $60. A $20 kit fee will also be collected by the teacher on the day of the class (check or cash only). Registration deadline is July 7.
Complete a small mat in a color of your choice in one lesson. You will learn to read a pattern, make a warp, thread a loom, choose a w…
- Rummage Sale June 13-14
Friday, June 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, June 14, 9 a.m. to noon
Are you ready to clean up your fiber arts workspace to make room for new treasures? The WMQFA comes to the rescue with its annual rummage sale Friday, June 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, June 14, 9 a.m. to noon.
This is your chance to clean out your fiber arts stash and help the museum, too! We’ll be accepting fabrics, yarn, patterns…
- Documentation Days: June 28-29
Saturday, June 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 29, noon to 4 p.m.
Calling all quilts (and hooked rugs) and the people who love them! Help us save the stories in the stitches by bringing your precious family heirlooms (or modern creations) to Documentation Day at the WMQFA’s farmstead. For just $5, we will record the history of the quilt, create a detailed description, take a digital image, and sa…
- A Day to Give Back
Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Inspired by our current exhibit, From the Heart, the museum invites you to a community service event for anyone interested in participating. Come all day or help for a few hours, sewing children’s quilts, patriotic quilt blocks, pillow cases, and other small projects. Yarn artists can join us to knit or crochet baby hats or prayer shawls. Items produced w…
- Four Seasons Yurt Challenge
The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts is seeking quilted wall hangings for our yurt. A yurt is a portable, circular dwelling on a collapsible framework, traditionally used by nomads in Central Asia.
WMQFA first exhibited the current quilted panels and yurt in 2011. Since then, it has been featured at the AQS Quilt Show in Des Moines, the International Quilt Market and Festival in H…