The Midwest Fiber Arts Trails explore the Midwest’s rich textile community through the promotion of fiber artists, fiber arts activities and cultural tourism.
Cedarburg’s Annual Fiber Arts Weekend
March 18 – 19, 2016
Just north of Milwaukee, the historic communities of Cedarburg, Grafton and Thiensville are a delight of fiber arts exploration. The Cedarburg Fiber Arts Trail is a gathering place of vibrant, diverse, creative and innovative fiber artists who value the tradition of making and are a part of the resurgence of textile arts.
Grand Opening Weekend!
April 8 – 10, 2016
The diverse culture in this area has a long history of indigenous peoples, voyageurs, settlers and pioneers. Commonalities include a sacred connection to the land and a strong sense of self-reliance. The textile consciousness in this region shares those values, too. Intentional sustainability restores and keeps people grounded while it also inspires innovation in northern Minnesota fiber traditions.
Fiber Art Almanac Call for EntryEssays from the American Midwest: The Quilt Maker's Story
The August, 2016 Fiber Art Almanac is a curated online exhibition of quilts from our great grandmother’s heritage quilts forward to contemporary quilt makers whose focus is on self expression with textiles.
Whether the quilt’s aesthetic is traditional, contemporary, modern, embellished, machine or hand stitched, whole cloth or pieced; there is a story. The quilt maker’s story.Call for Entry details
Check our calendar for the latest textile and fiber festivals, events, exhibits and education in every corner of the Midwest. 650 + events have been posted on our calendar in the last two years from small church quilt shows to regional fiber festivals, classes and announcements. The Midwest Fiber Arts Trails Happenings! calendar keeps you up to date! To include your event on the free calendar, drop us a line.