Textile Center Leadership Circle

Leadership Circle membership allows me to be part of an inner circle of makers, appreciators, movers and shakers in the textile and fiber art world. We meet amazing artists who let us in on their creative process and techniques, and we find a thread that connects us through the experiences and passions we share in common.”Sherri West, Leadership Circle Member for 7 years

The Leadership Circle celebrates Textile Center annual fund donors who support our mission of honoring textile traditions and promoting excellence and innovation in fiber art by making contributions of $500 and above. Because members of the Leadership Circle are invaluable advocates and connectors for Textile Center, we are pleased to recognize their commitment through special events and activities with nationally and internationally renowned artists, as well as opportunities centered on fiber art. Each level of the Leadership Circle includes a complimentary membership, plus:

Silk Thread (Supporter) – $500: special recognition as Leadership Circle Member, and unique, behind-the-scenes fiber experiences (up to 3)

Cashmere (Benefactor) – $1,000: a private studio tour with a fiber artist and a commissioned, limited edition work of fiber art

Spun Gold (Patron) – $2,500: an intimate event with an exhibiting fiber artist



The 2016 limited edition work of fiber art for Cashmere level members are llamas by artist Elsa Jo Ellison. The llamas are needle felted from wool from her family’s farm, Ellison Sheep Farm, from an assortment of Shetland, Icelandic, Gotland, and Lincoln sheep. Each one is a one-of-a-kind handcrafted wool sculpture.


Spun Gold ($2,500+)


Elinor and Michael Auge

John A. and Sonia Cairns

Marilee DesLauriers and Jack Militello

Nancy Fulton

Tina and Ken Hughes

Peggy Hunter and Douglas Wallace

Margaret Anderson Kelliher and David Kelliher

Rosemary Kessler

Kelly Marshall

Cyndi Kaye and David Meier

Paula and Larry Pfaff

Lance Radziej

Ella Ramsey

Paula Schad and Bruce Lilly

Mariana and Craig Shulstad

Cashmere ($1,000+)

Bess and Tyler Abell

Carla and Bruce Adams

Marty Allen

Jane and John Connett

Maggie and Chad Dayton

Melaura Duncan

Elise Frederick

Richard Gilyard and Sharon Emery

Carolyn Halliday and Charles Schult

Rose Herrera Hamerlinck

Audrey and Chris Henningson

Debra Hunt

Russell King

Joyce Melander-Dayton

Sandy Morris

Maggie O’Connor

Donna Peterson

Erica Spitzer Rasmussen and Kraig Rasmussen

Karl Reichert and Reynaldo Diaz

Sherri West and John MacDonald

Silk Thread ($500+)


Alice Adams

Wendy Anderson

Brenda Andrewson

Julie and Dan Aulwes

Marian-Ortolf and Ayers Bagley

Margaret Baldwin

Sharon Bigot

Robert Davidian

Scotty and Peter Gillette

Jennifer Gin

Elizabeth and Ed Hlavka

Darius Homayounpour

Patricia and Robert Huberty

Jenny Jones

Julie Kimble

Tracy Krumm

Patty Kuebker Johnson

Debi and Ray Lipkin

Kathryn Anne Mack

Jean McMahon and Robert Deck

Margaret Miller

Sharon Mulhollam

Leone Murphy

Cindy Owen

Mimie Pollard and Alden Drew

Rachel Rushing and Dwight Warkentin

Peggy Schultz

Nan Sorensen

Ruth and Dennis Stephens

Wendy and Rodney West