Mamie Francis Blanket Competition

Mamie Francis was a weaver of small blankets or lap robes. She is remembered by her husband, daughter and two sons with the endowment that funds this competition.


  1. This blanket competition is part of the Skein & Garment Competition and all Skein & Garment Competition rules apply.
  2. Both warp and weft in the blanket must be 100% wool except for Class T84.


  • T80  Lap Robe in any weave, 36-50” wide and any length
  • T81  Blanket in any weave, larger than 50” wide and any length
  • T82  Lap Robe or Blanket in any weave woven by a Junior (18 or under), minimum 36” wide and any length
  • T83  Baby Blanket in any weave, less than 36” wide
  • T84  Lap Robe or Blanket in any weave or size above made from at least 50% wool


  •  Grand Prize – $300
  • (4) First Place Awards – $60
  • (5) Second Place Awards – $40
  • (5) Third Place Awards – $20
  • Best Blanket Made of Maryland Wool – $100

There will be five classes. A First Place blanket will be selected in each class. From these first place blankets, a Grand Prize winner will be selected to receive a $300 check.


Thank you to Sandy Spring Friends School for supporting this event with a generous $500 donation.

In addition, the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival donates $100 for the Best Blanket Made of Maryland Wool.

2017 Catalog Cover Art Competition Winner

Congratulations to Britt Silkey of Frostburg, MD for her winning entry in the 2017 Cover Art Competition.

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