Mission Statement

The Marian G. Wilburn Foundation for Fiber Arts is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote fiber and needle arts through education, professional development, research and preservation. Fiber arts includes; but is not limited to, crewel; crochet; cross stitch; embroidery; knitting; lace making; needlepoint; quilting; rug braiding; rug hooking; sewing; smocking; tatting; weaving.


– Encourage education in fiber and needle arts through:
— workshops and symposiums
— academic scholarships and stipends
– Recognize excellence in emerging talent of young designers
Congratulations to Grace Rosburg, winner of the 2015 Young Designer’s Prize, Crochet Guild of America, sponsored by Marian G Wilburn Foundation.
– Assist museums in the acquisition and display of fiber and needle art objects through gifts and grants
– Develop a network of skilled artisans who apply their talents in restoration and preservation of fiber and needle arts
– Raise public awareness of the artistry that is fiber and needle arts
– Encourage publication of articles about fiber and needle arts in trade publications, popular press and scholarly journals