Additional Events

Shake the Sheep — Gallery of Felt Art

The gallery is open to all felters who would like to showcase their artwork. If you would like to display and optionally sell your art, please submit it to the event registration table no later than 12:00 PM on Thursday, June 21. Please be assured that the gallery will be monitored at all times during display hours.

Artwork that is for sale will be subject to a 20% MFS commission fee, which will be withheld from the proceeds should the item sell.

Gallery Hours

Thursday
5 – 8:30 PM

Friday
9 AM – 6 PM

Saturday
9 AM – 6 PM

Sunday
9 AM – Noon

Evening Events

Midwest Felt Fashion 2018

Monday, June 18, 7:30 PM
Clarion Suites

Enjoy an exhibition of high fashion felt, featuring jackets, dresses and vests crafted by our skilled presenters.

Presentation by Katia Mokeyeva

Tuesday, June 19, 7:30 PM
Buffet area in Hall A

More information coming soon!

Presentation by Pat Spark

Wednesday, June 20, 7:30 PM
Buffet area in Hall A

Felt — Understand and Manipulate the Basics for Creative Design

From renowned fiber artist Pat Spark: I have been making for 42 years and I am still learning new and wonderful things about the fabric. Luckily, my early training in Crafts and Textile Design gave me a way to look at a process and interpret how to design using that process. So as my understanding of feltmaking has grown over the years, my ability to design using some of the most basic aspects has grown and changed as well. In this slide lecture I will delve into some of the basic concepts of how wool makes felt and show how to manipulate these concepts for design purposes. These basics include fiber migration, shrinkage, and connections.

Gallery and Vendor Opening

Thursday, June 21, 5:00 – 8:30 PM
Exhibition Hall at Alliant Energy Center

Pam MacGregor Retirement Gathering

Friday, June 22, 7:00
Exhibition Hall at Alliant Energy Center

Fashion Show

Saturday, June 23, 7:30 PM
Clarion Suites

Bring any of your felted wearables and model them. All are welcome.