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August 1, 2, 3, 2014 at the Lake County Fairgrounds, Grayslake, IL


we wanted to "pay it forward" when we were planning the first Fair. To do some good in the world that would positively affect fiber arts and future fiber artists. We got our opportunity to do so when we got together with Toni Neil of The Fold, we brought in the northwest area arts council...and a scholarship was born!

the Fiber & Textile Arts Award is a one-year scholarship for undergrad or graduate degree seeking students for the 2014-2015 academic year. Made possible by a generous donation from Toni Neil (The Fold), two students will be awarded $2000 each to be used for tuition and fees. Announcement will be made at the Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair in August 2014.

application: Download application

due date: must be received by April 30, 2014


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Thank you to our sole Scholarship Sponsor:

and our scholarship partner: Congratulations to the recipients of the 2013 FTAA Awards!

Urban Peacock Red
Susan Hanbury

Natalia Kalafut

The Protector
Alejandra Roig


Past FTAA Awardees:


Caroline Kipp

Billows detail
Brooke Peterson

Skye Livingston
Kate Nartker
Vivian Wise
Diana Leiva


Trudy Rogers-Denham


Anastasia Azure
Susan McClelland


Trudy Rogers-Denham
Sean Gibbons