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2021 Steffi Dotson Award Recipient

The Furni­ture Society is pleased to announce that Megan Tilston has been awarded the 2021 Steffi Dotson Service Award.

Megan Tilston Award Headshot

Megan Tilston is a long­stand­ing FS member and volun­teer who has given count­less hours to assist the orga­ni­za­tion in all of our commu­ni­ca­tion and market­ing activ­i­ties. Megan manages the FS Facebook page.

Megan joined our efforts in 2017

The Furni­ture Society owes Megan a debt of grat­i­tude, and the Board of Trustees is pleased to honor her for her service.

Megan’s volun­teerism will be cele­brated during the June FS Connects Summer Session taking place on Thurs­day, June 24 at 4:45pm EDT . We welcome you to join the festivities.

Congrat­u­la­tions Megan!

Why I volunteer…

I began volun­teer­ing with the Furni­ture Society in 2017 after my daugh­ter was born. Former Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Brigitte Martin placed an open call for volun­teers to join the Commu­ni­ca­tions team, and it seemed like a great way to stay connected with the furni­ture making commu­nity while I was on a hiatus from the work­shop. It’s been excit­ing to watch the Furni­ture Society grow through new initia­tives such as FS Connects and Craft For A Greater Good, and I’m honored to be able to share these initia­tives and promote the work of our incred­i­ble members. Being involved with such an inspir­ing orga­ni­za­tion repre­sent­ing a diverse group of makers has been a reward­ing expe­ri­ence, and I’m proud to work with so many wonderful people.

Megan Tilston is a furni­ture maker and designer based in Toronto, Canada. Her career in wood­work­ing began at Merganzer Furni­ture in 2004 after lending a hand on a steam bending project. With a back­ground in graphic design, she spent the next decade immersed in all aspects of wood­work­ing and furni­ture making through an infor­mal appren­tice­ship, while being encour­aged to pursue her own designs.

Megan is involved in commu­nity engaged design projects in Toronto and her work has been shown in exhi­bi­tions across North America. 

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