SEPT 27 & 28, 2014: Saturday & Sunday
NATIONAL ALPACA DAYS OPEN HOUSE
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Waldron Grove Alpaca Farm
39W856 McDonald Road
Elgin/Campton Hills, IL 60124
National Alpaca Days open house is almost here! There are 3 alpaca farms in close proximity, all open for visiting: Waldron Grove Alpaca Farm, Heiniger Hill Farm (just East of us), and Rivendell Alpacas. At Waldron Grove we have a farm store with all of the items created by hand with fiber from our own alpacas. Other fiber artists and a potter will also be here.
Come and learn all about fiber from the animal to the finished product:
• Felt and Fiber demonstrations – in spinning, carding, & felting
• Alpaca yarn and roving – kits to learn felting
• Original Artwork and paintings
• Originally designed Alpaca clothing and accessories
• Alpacas for sale
GREAT SHOPPING AND LEARNING.
FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING.
Follow signs for parking. Looking forward to seeing you!
OCT 19, 2014: Sunday
FINE LINE SHOW - UNCOMMON THREADS
Held at Q Center
1406 N. Fifth Avenue
St. Charles, IL 60174
10:00 AM - Boutique
12:00 PM - Lunch
1:00 PM - Fashion Show
Don't miss this national juried, one-of-a-kind wearable art runway show and luncheon.
NOV 7, 8, & 9, 2014: Friday - Sunday
FINE ART OF FIBER
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Held at Chicago Botanical Gardens
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Complimentary Opening Night on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
6:30 to 9 p.m.
Stunning quilts, lovely knitted artwear, woven wonders, and breathtaking beadwork are among the abundant handcrafted items on view and for sale during the Fine Art of Fiber, held at the Garden's Regenstein Center. The area's oldest, largest, and most unique fiber art event, the Fine Art of Fiber is hosted by Illinois Quilters, Inc., North Suburban NeedleArts Guild, and the Weavers Guild of the North Shore. A complimentary opening night, including early buying privileges, is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday evening.
Viewers will enjoy an exhibition of more than 150 pieces, including quilts, various types of needle art, knitting, weaving, wearable art, dolls, and jewelry. Sales boutiques offer a similarly wide variety of items for sale, including woven and knitted pieces, artwear, traditional and contemporary quilts, handmade holiday gifts, and much more. For more information, visit fineartoffiber.org.
• FASHION SHOWS
11:00 AM - Friday and Saturday
• SPECIAL EXHIBITION
There is no fee to attend the Fine Art of Fiber. Parking fees apply. Check the Chicago Botanical Garden website for directions and parking details/fees.
NOV 22, 2014: Saturday
CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
WALDRON GROVE & HEINIGER HILL FARM
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Held at Heiniger Hill Farm
39W680 McDonald Road (just East of Waldron Grove Alpaca Farm)
Elgin, IL 60124
Heiniger Hill Farm (224) 633-6795
Waldron Grove Alpaca Farm (847) 888-3934
Two Alpaca Farms combing to showcase our Alpaca items.
FIRST CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE. Get youR Christmas shopping started in a fun, relaxing environment while buying from local artisans.