Mark your calendars and plan to attend monthly programs following our membership meetings on the second Saturday of the month. Meetings and workshops are offered at 10:00 AM at Gaenslen School, 1250 E. Burleigh St., Milwaukee, WI.
*There are no meetings held in January, June, July or August.
2016/2017 PROGRAM LIST
September 10: "Looking Back/Moving Forward." WHI members will share highlights from their experiences at HGA Convergence, Wisconsin State Fair and other summer weaving adventures. We will also provide information, insights and inspiration to encourage your participation in our Loominosity Exhibit and Sale, coming in October. Everyone is invited to stay for the Pot Luck Lunch and Social following the program.
October 8: "Exploring our Craft: Sharing our Skills." Meet and learn from WHI members and special guests as they demonstrate their talents and creativity in a "round robin" format. You will have an opportunity to move from station to station to see the artists and craftspeople at work, ask questions and share ideas.
Our program presenters will be:
Judy Kabriel: Polymer Creations
Charlie Neumann: Pin Looms Great and Small
Clare Cross: Navajo Weaving
Erika Diamond: Tapestry Art
November 12: "A Journey in Art," ABK Artist-in-Residence, Erika Diamond, will present the story of her journey as a fiber artist as well as her plans for her residency at the ABK Weaving Center. Ms. Diamond is a conceptual artist who will be working at the ABK this fall. Her work includes sculpture, textile and performance techniques. Check out erikadiamond.com
December 10: Our always popular "Make-It: Take-It" returns with old and new ideas for simple gifts and crafts. WHI members will teach you how to create simple items. This is a day to try a new craft or technique and go home with a new creation or two.
There is no meeting in January!
February 11, 2017: "Market Day." Shop for bargains and explore new materials and techniques as WHI members clear out their "stash" of fibers, weaving tools and books.
March 11: "Woven Coverlets and the Milwaukee Connection." Ms. Valerie Davis, textile historian and Honorary Curator for the Textile and clothing collection at the Milwaukee Public Museum will share her expertise on the museum's woven coverlets collection. Potluck to follow.
April 8: "What is Tapestry?" Madison tapestry artist Ruth Manning uses simple looms, bold colors and tapestry techniques to create intricate and expressive weavings that capture and express the stories of her subjects. In her presentation Ruth will explain what defines tapestry and how it is different from other weaving. She will also cover some of the various techniques of tapestry weaving. Check out ruthmanningtapestry.com
May 13: "Textiles of the World" presented by Judie Yamamoto. Judie will take us on a whirlwind tour, based on garments and other textiles collected in her travels.
WHI seeks to provide interesting and informative programs for our members. We would love to hear from you if you are interested in presenting a program or workshop for our members. For more information about WHI programs, contact Paula Holman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OTHER EVENTS OF INTEREST
Through March 5, 2017: Story Quilts by Rumi O'Brien and Origami by Ruthanne Bessman, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Human Ecology, https://sohe.wisc.edu/research-development/design-gallery/
Through March 18, 2017: Getting Warmer with Modern Quilts, 4 artists including a weaver, Grove Gallery, 832 S. Fifth St., Milwaukee. www.gallerygrove.com
March 17 - 18, 2017: Cedarburg Spur Midwest Fiber Arts Weekend, http://midwestfiberartstrails.org/cedarburg-spur/
March 23 -25, 2017: Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail Studio Tour, http://midwestfiberartstrails.org/threaded-streams-fiber-arts-trail/
June 12 - 17, 2017: Midwest Weavers Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana. Registration opens January 8, 2017, www.midwestweavers.org/conference
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