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Greetings on this gorgeous summer day!

 

Earlier this year, Artisans, Shops, and Galleries from Baraboo, Lodi, Portage and Sauk came together for our very first Midwest Fiber Arts Trail tour with the guidance from Jennifer Wilder from https://midwestfiberartstrails.org/

 


 

Our trail is diverse, fun, community driven and extremely creative. The tour, held on the last weekend in March, is filled with workshops, lectures and so much more.

 

This past March I had workshop participants from all over the Midwest and some made a weekend out of it. We had an inspiring keynote speaker at the Ringling Mansion Bed and Breakfast to kick off our event. 

 

I'm way behind on posting photos from all 3 of my workshops but I wanted to share how successful and humbling these three days were. I'm sure that the talented artists that participated, feel the same way I do. It was a memorable weekend where positive memories were made and great hopes for the future were forged.

 

United communities through Art, Diversity & Tourism, is something that I'm proud and passionate about. The name of our Trail is Threaded Streams and you can find all of the participating artisans and businesses here  https://midwestfiberartstrails.org/threaded-streams-fiber-arts-trail/

 

Please share with your communities; the more we empower makers, the best chance we have to discover, learn and share with those near and far; our communities also benefit as friends visit our towns and discover places to eat and rest. 

 

This is an amazing group and I look forward to our futures together. Please check out the artisans listed; some of them are opening new studios and embarking on great collaborations. 

 

There is no stopping us now!

 

Cheers...






 
some of the slow stitching workshop participants (pictured above)

 

 Every one of my 13 slow stitching participants received a beautifully packaged, goodie pouch, carefully curated. 

 

 

The photo above is from an artist that took 2 of my workshops in Baraboo. She traveled from far and enjoyed a quiet evening at Durward's Glenn. 

 

I invite you all to check out our local artisans and businesses in the trail and beyond.