2017 Conference Fellows
- Kathleen Czarnecki, North Country Spinners (NJ) Dorosh Award
- Theresa Hill, Fiberguild (DE)
- Dayna Reidenouer, Lancaster Spinners and Weavers (PA) Dorosh Award
- Jerri Shankler, Jockey Hollow Weavers Guild (NJ)
About the Ellen Dorosh Memorial Award
The Dorosh Award was established by the MAFA Board in memory of Ellen Dorosh to support MAFA guild members who wish to improve their weaving skills. It has been funded through sales of fiber and equipment generously donated by the Dorosh family. In addition to the other Fellowship criteria, Dorosh Awardees must be weavers and guild (not associate) members.
The Grants Committee, in cooperation with the Board, designated two of the 2017 MAFA Fellowship applicants to receive the Dorosh Award. There was no separate application process for the Dorosh Award. All eligible Fellowship applicants were considered.