Textile Center was formed by a group of fiber artists and patrons and incorporated in 1994. As an umbrella arts organization for fiber artists and textile arts groups, the Textile Center’s goals are to:
Inspire and support fiber artists.
Increase public access to and education about fiber art.
Foster and promote diversity in all areas of fiber art.
Preserve fiber art skills and traditions.
Provide a central networking and resource facility for fiber artists.
During its first seven years, the Textile Center operated from a small rented office in St. Paul and presented three or four fiber art exhibitions in venues across the region annually. At the same time, Textile Center founders were building connections among textile guilds, fiber artists, and textile arts enthusiasts. They began an extensive search for a permanent home. In 2000, Textile Center found a 1920s one-story brick building in the Prospect Park neighborhood of Minneapolis, and a capital campaign was launched to pay for its purchase and renovation.
So, how do I get my name on the list?
The mission of Midwest Fiber Arts Trails is to honor the Midwest’s rich textile heritage and celebrate and promote the work of contemporary fiber artists.