Fort Carson Warrior Recovery Center 719-526-4465 3033 0 Wounded Warrior Project (904) 528-6798 2913 0 Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center 719-772-7000 1074 0 Angels of America’s Fallen (719) 377-8264 2687 0 Army Community Service 719-526-0423 2366 0 Institute for Veterans and Military Families: Onward to Opportunity 719-244-6634 2567 0 Operation Homefront 719-368-3898 2555 0 El Paso County Veterans Services 719-520-7750 2277 0 Pikes Peak Community College Department of Military & Veterans Programs 719-502-4100 2425 0 Fort Carson Warrior Transition Battalion 719-526-9350 2347 0 2376 70 connect@textileswest.org militaryarts@textileswest.org

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About the Artist Facilitator

Mary Madison is an avid fiber artist. She is a weaver, quilter and potter. She is the author of “Plantation Slave Weavers Remember-An Oral History.” Madison was the Founder and Executive Director of the Berwick Art Center in Berwick, Nova Scotia. She also created and managed Textiles Arts and Vets, a fiber arts center in Colorado Springs designed to introduce veterans and family members to weaving as a creative and stress-reducing endeavor. In addition to being a fiber arts instructor, Madison is the Outreach Coordinator for Textiles West and the Textiles West Project Coordinator for Military Arts Connection. Madison also has a MS Degree in Organizational Development and an AAS Degree in Veterinary Medicine.

MY EXPERIENCES

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About this Experience

Create a unique piece of wall art for your home or a housewarming gift for a friend.  Select from a wide range of fabric colors and designs.  In addition to fabric for top, material available for lining and backing.  We’ll also show you how to prepare for hanging.





Level:
Beginner
Type:
Group - Open to Community
Age:
Specifically for Adults
Venue:
Textiles West
Located at:
6545 N. Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs
Date(s):
Sunday, Oct 13th
Time(s):
10:00AM-3:00PM
Art Quilt

About this Experience

Substitute yarn for traditional wool strips to create a colorful pillow cover or area rug.  Yarn, backing material and needle provided.  No previous experience necessary.





Level:
Beginner
Type:
Group - Open to Community
Age:
Specifically for Adults
Venue:
Textiles West
Located at:
6545 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs
Date(s):
Tuesday, October 15th
Time(s):
10:00AM-3:00PM
Yarn Rug-hooking Techniques

About this Experience

Traditional punch-needle motif of cat with florals.  Ideal gift for new baby’s room.  Instructions include mounting and hanging technique.





Level:
Beginner
Type:
Group - Open to Community
Age:
Specifically for Adults
Venue:
Textiles West
Located at:
6545 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs
Date(s):
Thursday, October 17th
Time(s):
10:00AM-3:00PM
Punchneedle Art

About this Experience

Learn basic weaving techniques applying color blends and design elements to create wall art or book marks.   No previous weaving experience necessary.





Level:
Beginner
Type:
Group - Open to Community
Age:
Specifically for Adults
Venue:
Textiles West Innovation Lab@ Manitou Art Center
Located at:
513 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs
Date(s):
Wednesday, October 23rd
Time(s):
10:00AM-3:00PM
Weaving
Level:
Experience Level 1 Beginner
Experience Level 2 Intermediate
Type:
Individual Individual
Group/ Public Group - Open to Community
Group/ Private Group - Military/Veteran Only
Age:
All Ages All Ages
Youth Youth
Adult Adult
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