Instructors

Liz Schreiber

Liz Schreiber is a 15 year veteran of the State Fair and has won multiple ribbons over the years. When not winning ribbons, she has worked as an illustrator for multiple publications using crop art as her medium including VitaMN, The Growler, and Edible Twin Cities.  Liz has taught workshops on Crop Art at the…

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Lizabeth Towers

Lizabeth Towers is an experienced knitting teacher who has earned the two teaching certificates available from the Craft Yarn Council of America. A friend to every knitter, she enjoys making tough techniques accessible to average knitters, teaching rank beginners the joy of knitting, and best of all, learning from her students. She is found on ravelry.com as…

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Lynn Berens

Lynn Berens is an avid crafter and gardener.  She enjoy sewing, needle felting, counted cross stitch, and embroidery. Lynn loves to grow natives, annuals, perennials, and vegetables. She harvest seeds from most of my plants every fall. Lynn is a retired elementary school Librarian and teacher. Lynn’s work can be found on Etsy: Bloomandgrowmn

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Maddy Bartch

What led to your interest in fiber arts and natural dyeing? My mother did ‘tactile’ crafts such as basket weaving and ceramics, while my aunt was a seamstress. I received a sewing machine in high school and found I didn’t just want to learn about how to make garments, I wanted to learn how to make fabric…

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Maggie Wescott

Chef Maggie Wescott is a chef, cooking instructor and recipe creator. Her focus is on empowering people with food sensitivities and allergies to enjoy cooking and eating delicious food despite their dietary restrictions. She is passionate about getting more vegetables on everyone’s plate, encouraging people of all ages to get in the kitchen, and helping…

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Manuel Escalante Posse

My name is Manuel Escalante Posse (please call me Chef Manu).  I was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina and I’ve been a professional chef since 2005. Beginning in 2006 I lived in a small town in remote Southern Patagonia, El Calafate, where I was the bakery chef at a 5 star hotel for…

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Marge Barrett

Marge Barrett is the author of a chapbook of poems, My Memoir Dress, a book of poetry, If You Have Something to Say, Margaret, and a memoir, Called: The Making & Unmaking of a Nun. Her work also appears in numerous journals and anthologies. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of…

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Maria Bjorkman & Gary Bjorkman

Gary started collecting and boiling sap as a Spring hobby about 12 years ago.  Maria decided that the best Christmas gifts are those that are homemade so suggested 5 years ago they make a little more for Christmas gifts.  Three years ago Gary decided to turn it into a business and two years ago they…

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Mark Chilefone

Mark sees the color chart when he looks at the world.  He has a long standing art background that he draws from as he creates warm and wonderful environments.  He loves plants, gardening and KNITTING. Mark learned to knit 12 years ago and has not stopped.  He particularly loves to knit the same thing over…

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Mary Jo Harris

Mary Jo Harris lives in the knitting mecca of Madison, WI. She has been a teacher all of her adult life and has formally taught knitting for about 15 years at various Sheep and Wool Festivals, Fiber Festivals, Knit-In’s, and teaches locally for Madison College, Olbrich Gardens, and Sunset Yarns. In the last several years,…

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