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.

Rules

  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.
  3. Width will be measured from selvedge to selvedge.

Classes

  • T80 Blanket in any weave, less than 36” wide and any length
  • T81 Blanket in any weave, 36-50” wide and any length
  • T82 Blanket in any weave, greater than 50” wide and any length
  • T83 Blanket in any weave, sized in T80-T82 above, woven by a Junior
  • T84 Blanket in any weave, sized as in T80-T82 above, made from at least 50% wool

Prizes

  •  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

A First Place blanket will be selected in each of classes T80-T84. From these first-place blankets, a Grand Prize winner will be selected to receive a $300 check.


Donors

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

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

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