Since opening the shop this season quite a few of you have asked us to present a slide talk about our work and to “hear more stories.” And so we’ve planned our first Tuesday Talk. We’ll discuss about how we got started in this work, we’ll touch on our winter travels and more. We chose a Tuesday afternoon knowing you might want to combine our talk with dinner at A to Z Pizza Farm too.
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Above: Jody and Mary Anne with Multicolores members Reyna and Carmen, Guatemala
May 31- July 1, 2018
Ralli quilts are characterized by bold geometric patterns that utilize the pieced and appliqué quilting techniques. These hand sewn quilts are found in the Kutch (far western Gujarat, India) and Pakistan. We collected these pieces during a trip to the region in 2017. All quilts are affixed with tabs and ready to display on the wall. All pieces will be available for sale. Check our website in mid-May.
Come explore the Great River and the Chippewa River Valley’s woodlands, wildflowers, fields and farmlands which have nourished our souls for generations. The artists who live and work in the area’s villages and backroads open their doors to share their inspirations, offer their works, and enchant you with some of the best views that spring has to offer on this relaxing self-guided tour of Western Wisconsin. Enjoy the journey!
The tour is self-guided, down load a map here https://www.freshart.org/map or pick up a brochure at any of the sites. Watch for the FRESH ART logo signs. Cultural Cloth is site #7.
Elhadji is the 25th generation of jewelry makers in his family. He is a member of the Tuareg nomadic group in Niger. His work is featured in collections around the globe and he is a perennial favorite at the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the world’s most rigorously juried folk art market. This is Elhadji’s first trip to the Midwest.
above: silver earrings by Elhadji
Rug Money, co-authored by Cultural Cloth co-founder, Mary Anne Wise and Cheryl Conway, co-founder of Multicolores, will be published by Thrums Books and released in September, 2018. Rug Money tells the story of our innovative teaching curriculum in Guatemala and profiles 10 of the rug artists “in their own words.” We are thrilled to host Thrums founder, Linda Ligon (founder, former owner of Interweave Press) and Thrums editor, Karen Brock during the fall Fresh Art Tour. The Thrums team will discuss and present their extraordinary collection of books and fellow Thrums author, Deborah Chandler (Learning to Weave, Traditional Weavers of Guatemala, Their Stories Their Lives) will be present to sign her books, too.
Meet your neighbors over breakfast at a pancake fundraiser for Maiden Rock's fire department, visit Santa, and take a sleigh ride through the village. Then kick off your Christmas shopping by supporting your local merchants!