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Common Thread: A Celebration of Fiber Arts

Date(s) - Sunday, April 2nd
12:00 pm CDT - 3:30 pm CDT

Jewish Museum Milwaukee

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:

  • Applique with Nina Edelman
  • Redwork with Ellie De Lia
  • Beading Applique in Native American Tradition with Barbara Gross
  • Embroidery 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

Thanks to our sponsor Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts. 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.

Common Thread Registration

Please register below. Admission will be charged for NON-MEMBERS at the front desk.


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