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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 19:39

Two new exhibits — “In Death” and “Lace: Works of Adornment” will run through Dec. 3 at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts in Cedarburg.
    “In Death,” which features the works of more than 20 contemporary fiber artists, lays bare the realities and mysteries associated with the end of life.
    Each piece in the exhibition expreses the ability of the artists while exposing their deeply personal and unique perspectives as individuals on death and dying.
    “Lace: Works of Adornment” features pieces from the Lois Markus Lace Collection, who handpicked more than 400 pieces of lace. She collected them over a 30-year span on traveled throughout the U.S. and Europe.
    The exhibit offers a glimpse at a time when owning and wearing a piece of well-crafted lace spoke volumes about the wearer and when lace was frequently used to embellish clothing in a variety of fashions.
    Other summer events at the museum include a “meet the artist” event with Ellen Grenier Bevill from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 29.
    A two-day workshop, “Bioregional Dyes: Natural Colors of the Upper Midwest,” will be taught by Donna Kallner from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12 and 13.
    Participants will learn to color fabrics, yarns and fiber with fresh and dried twigs, leaves, bark and other plant materials found in the Midwest.
    This introduction to natural dyeing and eco-printing includes pH modifiers and mordants that can be safely disposed of, to help produce a range of colors from items that may be growing in backyards.
    For more information or registration for programs, call the museum at (262) 546-0300 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
    The museum at N50 W5050 Portland Rd., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Ozaukee Press Logo RED