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 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.
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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