Edmonton’s long standing summer fair changed focus in 1995 and discontinued its exhibition of arts and crafts.
February 1998 Focus on Fibre Art Association was incorporated as a not for profit association to provide a showcase for fibre artists.
FFAA plans a biennial competition and show to promote fibre artists and awareness of fibre as art.
The board of directors of FFAA are volunteers drawn for the Edmonton fibre art community including Edmonton & District Quilters Guild, Edmonton Rug Hookers Guild, Edmonton Needlecraft Guild, Black Gold Quilt Patch, Edmonton Weavers Guild, and members at large.
Each biennial competition and show requires approximately 1500 to 2000 volunteer hours to produce.
In 2012 FFAA began organizing fibre art workshops for members and the general public. This is made possible by volunteers fundraising with the Alberta Gaming Commission.
OUR GOALS ARE:
to promote fibre artists,
to create an awareness of fibre as art
and to highlight the benefits of creating fibre art.