The Professional Upholsterers' Association of Minnesota is an organization of individuals and firms, joined together to advance, support and promote the field of upholstery.
The Professional Upholsterers' Association was started in 1988. It was established to promote professional workmanship, technical proficiency, sound business practices and ethical conduct in the field of upholstery. The organization has participated in annual vendor shows, Home & Garden Shows and educational seminars, enhancing the image and respect of upholsterers while promoting high quality upholstered products for the client.
The technical colleges throughout the State of Minnesota closed the doors on upholstery programs. Although many individuals want to learn the skill, opportunities to learn have been very limited to all but the self-taught. In 2005, seventeen years later, the Association is working hard to tackle the challenging task of promoting education for the next generation of upholsterers, as well as offering continuing study for those already in the business. The organization provides continuing education through presentations and publications, including the Upholstery Journal, and a newsletter which lists current events and offers free advertising to its' members.
One of our members, Cynthia Bleskacheck of The Funky Little Chair, is working hard to bring upholstery education to anyone who would like to learn. Click here for more information.
The Association also creates a forum for people in the trade to exchange ideas and socialize. It allows members to problem solve together. The organization invites anyone interested in the field of upholstery, furniture creation and preservation and design to attend our monthly meetings. Membership is not a requirement. Check this site frequently for meeting dates, news and events.
Professional Upholsterers' Association of MN
PO Box 1204
Minnetonka, MN 55345