While growing up in Central New York, Tracy Haylor loved swimming, playing outdoors and enjoying the summers. During her younger years, she spent many hours playing with fabric to create outfits for her dolls. She always loved textiles. Over the years, she honed her artistic skills in drawing and painting and won awards for her work throughout high school. In college, she discovered weaving, spinning and fiber arts and started working with the medium she fell in love with as a young girl. After college, she worked with children to share her love of fibers with them.
Tracy passed away in 2006 but her love of fibers and handmade fine crafts live on through this fund, established by her family. This fund honors artistic excellence and high levels of craftsmanship among young artists, with a particular preference for students participating in the Scholastic Arts competition in the areas of fine crafts such as textiles, ceramics, woodworking, jewelry and mixed media.Donate Now