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Common Thread: A Celebration of Fiber Arts

Date |

April 2

Time |

12:00pm - 3:30pm

Venue |

Jewish Museum Milwaukee
1360 N. Prospect Avenue - Milwauke

Info |

Celebrate the common thread of fiber arts and the spirit of resilience that permeates Fabric of Survival. Learn needle working techniques for all ages and ability levels from local quilters, needle-workers and crafters. Hands-on demonstrations will be held throughout the day. You can even bring your kids to learn crafting activities in our Kid’s Fiber Corner. Demonstrations include: - Decorative stitching and applique with Nina Edelman - Red work with Ellie De Lia - Decorative beading with Barbara Gross - Applique with Nancy Ware - Basic quilting with Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts Tour the Fabric of Survival and study the intricacies involved in the creation of the textiles panels some of which will be demonstrated on site! Then experience the exhibit through the eyes of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz by viewing Through the Eye of the Needle, an award-winning documentary that examines Esther’s life – how she survived the Holocaust as a teenager and how she came to tell her life story in a series of 36 fabric collage and embroidered panels. General Admission $10 (includes the cost of admission) | Members FREE Free Parking | RSVP by Friday, March 31 Special thanks to our sponsor Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts for helping to organize and provide demonstration supplies. This program is being offered in connection with the exhibit, Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz, on display from February 17 – May 26, 2017.