Events / Special Events

Quilt Expo, Madison - Motor Coach Trip

Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. | $55

Cool evenings, the scent of autumn and the itch to stitch must mean it's again time for the annual journey to Madison's Alliant Energy Center to experience a remarkable day of all things quilted. From astonishing pieces of textile art, demonstrations and classes, to an array of nearly 200 vendors for your shopping pleasure, it will be a fabric adventure like no other. No matter what your level of expertise, you'll bring home new ideas, inspiration and appreciation for this highly treasured American art form. Fee includes admission and transportation via Progressive Travel motor coach. Your registration confirmation will offer additional itinerary details. Space is limited and this popular trip fills quickly.


Quilt Expo, Madison - Motor Coach Trip

An Afternoon with Author Michael Perry
Writing from the Middle of Nowhere

Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 1:00 p.m.

General admission $5 at the door
(no advance purchase available except for school groups)

Those of us who live far from "the Coasts" often feel as if we are writing from the middle of nowhere in every sense. Using humor, photos and stories, New York Times bestselling author, playwright, musician and rural Wisconsin resident Michael Perry will discuss his "accidental" writing career, how to survive the freelance life, and how "the middle of nowhere" can be the most powerful writing element of all. This sixty-minute session is for perfect for book clubs, readers and writers.

Michael Perry

Basket Weaving Classes

Treasure Box

Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Cost of materials and instruction is $55

This very useful container features a chase weave up the sides of a 5.5" x 3.5" mold. It has a beautiful wood base with pre-glued spokes and a matching hinged lid. Several wood options will be available to choose from in class. The perfect size for storing recipe cards or any treasures. It could also make an excellent Christmas gift.

Treasure Box

Half-Bushel Apple Basket

Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Cost of materials and instruction is $60

You'll be ready for the fall harvest with this handy basket that has the exact measurements of a half-bushel. Begin weaving a round base and learn to create this beautiful pattern with the black reed. Then top it off with two very sturdy leather handles and a pat on the back for a job well done.

Half Bushel Apple Basket

Note: Both baskets are appropriate for any experience level. Your registration confirmation will include a list of basic weaving supplies to bring to class. The sessions are held in the Spencer High School Commons, Door #22. Shirley Mount is the instructor.


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