Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair Do It In Public Retreat

Saturday, October 20, 2012 to Sunday, October 21, 2012

Join Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair for their first retreat! DIIP is a public service provided by the Fair - there are no dues. It hopes to encourage and promote fiber arts, artists, and fiber art guilds and businesses. For complete information about what is Do It In Public visit www.fiberandfolk.com/diip.htm, or for this event see http://mad.ly/8bfc13.

On Saturday, we’ll be DIIP’in alfresco (if weather permits, if it looks like it will be rainy we’ll post an alternate site – check the website and email!). We’ll meet up on the library terrace, but there are coffee shops, ice cream, Italian fare and other shops nearby to explore and indulge your other senses!

On Sunday, we'll be in Paoli, located a few miles south of Madison, a small town of art galleries and shops! We’ll meet at the Lovely Days Gallery where we can DIIP on the terrace (weather permitting) or inside in the upstairs room. DIIPers can also explore several art galleries, cheese shop, gifts, ice cream shop and “chicken store” (for raising backyard chickens) nearby.

Those of you coming locally - feel free to join us for either day. No need to stay overnight, etc. Those of you coming from IL or from afar in WI, please make your hotel reservations NOW! There is a game in Madison on our weekend and rooms are filling fast.

DIIPs are free to attend, and you are responsible for your own accommodations, meals, etc. if you choose to stay. We are staying at the AmericInn on Grand Canyon Blvd, where rooms are going fast. If you cannot get a room in Madison, please google hotels in Verona & Fitchburg, which are between Madison and Paoli. Hotels in Madison have raised their normal rates because of the game; you may find Verona and Fitchburg more economical as well as accessible.

Time and Location: 

Saturday, October 20, 12pm-4pm at Sequoya Commons
525 South Midvale Boulevard, Madison, WI

Sunday, October 21, 12pm-4pm Lovely Days Gallery
6890 Paoli Road, Paoli, WI

Meetings: Doors open 5 pm, KnitAid 5 pm, Meeting 6:30 - 8:30 pm
2nd Monday of each month (September-May)

Bishop O'Connor Center
702 South High Point Road
Madison, Wisconsin