Middleton Public Library
Address: 7425 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton, WI 53562
Phone: 608-831-5564     Email: info@midlibrary.org
Christensen Family Art Gallery offers 120 linear feet of exhibit space in the Middleton Public Library. It is the Library’s goal to present a diverse Middleton community with artwork and exhibitions that reflect a wide range of views, expressions, interests, and mediums. Preference is given to local artists.
Threading the Needle showcases the work of Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists, 40 artists from south-central Wisconsin who work in a wide range of fiber media, including quilting, embroidering, felting, beading, and weaving. In this exhibit, we invite you to think about what can be made with needles and about the idiom itself. “Threading the needle” means to find harmony or strike a balance, especially when harmony is difficult to achieve.

MCFA fosters the growth of members by providing a forum to explore contemporary fiber design and techniques, offering advice about works-in-progress, and stimulating creativity. The public part of our mission – to promote fiber as an art form – is accomplished primarily through group exhibitions and occasional public workshops.

The group meets from 6 to 8 pm on the fourth Tuesday of the month, January through October, at Blue Bar Quilts, 6333 University Avenue, Middleton. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in fiber arts. The cost is $20 per year.

An artists’ reception and bookmark-making workshop will be held from 10 to noon on Saturday, October 15, at the Middleton Public Library.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the works in the exhibit, please contact the exhibit curator at: deborah.kades@gmail.com