Once each week for the past several months, we’ve been sharing Sievers history, in words and photos on our Facebook page. We will continue these posts in 2018, but on a more intermittent basis. As we come to the end of the year, this blessing of Jackson Studio and Tomson Hall given in 1981 soon after Tomson Hall (the barn) was completed, seemed appropriate. Within the walls of Jackson Studio and Tomson Hall one feels a center of breathless activities and hears a restful breathing Surrounded by hours of moving one finds a moment of quiet stillness In the heart of much involvement one feels the words of withdrawal In the midst of the action of the day there is contemplation And […]
Finishing our 2016 season of classes with a flourish of color and design were eight students in Deb Sharpee’s Rag Rug Weaving class. It’s such fun to see the rugs come to life. Many times, the fabrics used in the rugs have stories behind them. Every time, students go home with one, two or more rugs that are sure to delight the floors awaiting them! This teal and grey Diamond rag rug is a gem! Deb brings a mangle for students to prepare fabric strips for weaving. These rugs are sure to make happy feet! When we started our first class of the season on June 3, we didn’t realize how quickly the next five months would […]
We are well into the first class of our 38th season, Open Quilt Studio. Twenty quilters are still sewing on a variety of new and “continuing” projects, including one from a Doreen Speckmann class in 1993! It all started with moving sewing machines, special tabletops, swivel chairs and a quilt frame (not to mention fabrics and threads) into the studios. Let the quilting begin! So many designs, fabrics and creative ideas are part of this week, they don’t all fit in this one newsletter! Look for more photos on the Sievers Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest pages. And there’s more… One of the features of the Open Quilt Studio concept is unstructured time to explore and enjoy Washington Island and all it has to […]
We have set our Sievers in Winter 2016 class schedule! It includes a new option, Rag Rug Weaving with Deb Sharpee and of course, our continuing favorites of Quilting with Ellen Graf, Splint-Woven Basketry with Jeanette Biederman and Rich Prange, and Knitting Retreat with Sandy De Master and Mary Germain. Rag Rug Weaving with Deb Sharpee January 11 – 15, 2016 $ 210 (Intermediate – Must know how to warp and weave on a multi-harness floor loom.) Using recycled or new fabrics, weave a rag rug of your own design. Sewing machine in good working order recommended. Quilting Workshop with Ellen Graf January 18, 20-22, 2016 $ 185 (Intermediate to Experienced Quilters) Bring an idea or project in progress and Ellen will help […]
A few days into what the calendar tells us is winter, we’re experiencing a bit of a warm-up and most of the lovely snowy scenes shown below from last week have given way to the greens and browns underneath. We know it won’t be too long before everything is sparkling white again. Until then… All of us at Sievers, Ann, Butch, Cindra, Carolyn, Barb, Kathleen, Connie, Pat and Stefanie send our best to you, our Sievers family, in the new year.
Since we’ve had a touch of winter already, it’s high time we share our Sievers in Winter class schedule. Starting on January 5 and running through February 20, there are six classes offered. Quilting Workshop with Ellen Graf-Jan. 5, 7, 8, 9 Quilting: Beginners & Second Year Beginners with Ellen Graf – Jan. 6, 7, 8, 9 Wool Never FELT Better with Judith Yamamoto & Phyllis Kirchner – Jan. 15 & 16 Knitting Retreat with Sandy De Master & Mary Germain – Feb. 4-8 or Feb. 5-8 Splint-Woven Baskets: Independent Study with Jeanette Biederman & Rich Prange – Feb. 12-14 Weaving Workshop with Connie Westbrook – Feb. 16-20 For all the details, click on the full schedule. Sievers in Winter 2015 Schedule of […]
What a wonderful weekend we had! The workshops, Daryl Lancaster’s Friday evening program and the many events on Saturday, all surrounded by the loveliest weather. Seeing all of you who were able to attend the Gathering was the best part. Late Friday afternoon, the “Landscape ‘Painting’ on Fabric” workshop participants had some of their ready-to-frame pieces displayed. Friday evening, after cookies, coffee and cider, Daryl Lancaster presented her program “Parallel Threads that Parallel Life”, sharing her story and how it is incorporated into her garments. On Saturday, the garage sale led off the Gathering events. The total raised at the garage sale was just over $2,300.00. Besides improvements to the barn at Sievers, the proceeds will be shared with the Art and Nature Center and […]
(If you are receiving this in an email notice, you may want to go directly to the webpage https://sieversschool.com/news/ in order to see the correct layout and better view of this post.) Our eighteenth biennial Gathering is set for September 25 – 27! This is a great way to keep in touch with each other, meet Sievers instructors and it’s also an opportunity to return to the Island and share a sample of what happens at Sievers School with a friend. All visitors are welcome and all events are open to the public. Here’s what’s waiting for you… Workshops – Three workshops are scheduled during the Gathering. For the first time, two of them are one and one-half day sessions […]