Tucked warmly inside the office at Sievers during these winter days, we continue to work on our 2014 season. We will welcome three new instructors this year, Julie Lambert (Machine Quilting), John Mullarkey (Tablet Weaving) and Kay Rashka (Etched Metalwork Jewelry). All three come recommended by both existing Sievers instructors and students and we’ve already had the pleasure of meeting John when he visited here for an afternoon last summer. Julie Lambert started quilting in 1985 and began machine quilting three years later. Now it is her specialty and favorite part of making a quilt. Her quilts have been juried into national shows and received awards along the way including Best Machine Quilting. Julie lives in Erlanger, KY and you can visit her and her quilts at www.julieylambert.com.
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From nature’s etchings, due to winter winds or animals looking for shelter in the snow, to capturing some of the morning or late afternoon golden light on the evergreens against the clean, white snow it feels like you’re viewing a Christmas card everywhere you turn. We’re looking forward to our January and February Sievers in Winter classes. Quilting with Ellen Graf, Weaving with Connie Westbrook, Knitting with Sandy De Master and Mary Germain and Basketry with Jeanette Biederman and Rich Prange all have good enrollments. Ellen shared a photo of her own “Latest, Greatest Quilt” with us: For the basketmakers, here are more project options, the Arrows or Winnebago Picnic Basket. In the office, we’ve […]
Now that it’s winter for sure (just look at the thermometer), we’re busy doing some of the same things we do in the summer such as working, volunteering, serving on committees and attending community events. We have a bit more time though for other activities…fiber arts wise and otherwise. Patricia Hewitt knit and Connie Westbrook wove new shawls and agreed to model them for this photo. I found Kathleen Morris working with the Trinity Quilters, squaring off pieces of fabric in their upstairs location while the downstairs space is being remodeled. Ann, Carolyn and Cindra took time out for lunch at the Danish Mill. (Thanks to 3W Media’s Barbara Luhring for taking the photo.) We […]
Happy Thanksgiving from Washington Island!
Our “Sievers in Winter” class schedule is set! Starting on Monday, December 9 and finishing on Saturday, February 15, there are seven different classes to choose from. Open this to see the titles, dates, descriptions and details: Sievers in Winter 2013-2014 Schedule of Classes (Note: More project photos will be posted in the future. In addition, remember that ferry reservations for your vehicle must be made in advance after December 21. Check the schedule at www.wisferry.com or call the Washington Island Ferry Line at 920-847-2546.) Ellen Graf’s beginning quilting students will learn the fundamentals using the nine-patch block in “The Little Black Dress of Quilting: Nine-Patch” during the week of December 9-13. Continuing with quilting will be “My Latest, Greatest Quilt”, also […]
Here we are in mid-November, transitioning from our 2013 season into 2014. The shop almost echoes as the last of the consignment items are packed up and sent off to the artists. If you are familiar with Pinterest, you’ll find that Sievers has created several boards with photos of class projects, students working in the studios and photos of instructors work. The link to our boards is http://www.pinterest.com/sieversfiber/. Caution: Pinterest can be addictive! Color in November can be hard to come by, so we take what we can in a November sunrise filtered through the evergreens.
Today is the last day of the season for regular hours at the consignment and yarn shop. Already, a number of artists have had their handmade items returned to them for art fairs or for the holidays. These boxes await the rest of the inventory. Yesterday marked the last days for a few other places on the Island. The folks at the Red Cup Coffee House are taking their own well-deserved “coffee break” and will re-open next spring. The Lavender Shop at Fragrant Isle closed yesterday. The shop will be moving to a new location, being built at the corner of Town Line and Airport Roads, about a half-mile west of the Historic Dairy. New lavender fields are being prepared for planting […]