The Edmonton & District Quilters’ Guild (EDQG) is a non-profit organization that started in 1979 with 35 members that has grown to over 200 members.
The objectives of the guild are to:
promote the appreciation of fine quilts
- sponsor and support quilting activities
- encourage quilt making and collecting, and
- contribute to the growth and knowledge of quilting techniques, textiles, patterns, history and quilt makers through educational meetings, travel and fellowship.
The EDQG is run by volunteers who oversee the operation of the guild. The following paragraphs outline a few of the activities of the Guild.
The Edmonton Weavers’ Guild was founded in 1953 to encourage local weavers and spinners to meet, exchange ideas and learn. Initially meeting in member’s homes, then the Southwest Cultural Centre, King Edward School and the Prince of Wales Armouries. Now we are located in the Strathcona Community League Hall, at 10139-87 Ave. We are more than weavers and spinners. Many of our members are also dyers and felters.
Currently we have over 100 members. We are a community of like-minded textile and fibre lovers who benefit through friendship, study groups, a library, equipment rentals, studio space and our Annual Sale, as well as classes and workshops. Our classes and workshops are open to non-members.
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is to encourage, foster, and develop excellence and appreciation of fibre as an art form among the community.
started in February 1998 when Focus on Fibre Art Association was incorporated as a not-for-profit association to provide a showcase for fibre artists. This step was taken in response to the decision of Edmonton’s long-standing summer fair in 1996 to discontinue its exhibition of arts and crafts.
In 1998, FFAA established a biennial competition and exhibition to provide an opportunity for fibre artists to showcase their ability and progress in their chosen crafts, to receive feedback from respected teachers/judges, and to exhibit their art to the public.