2017 Student Design Competition Sponsors

The AOA Student Design Competition (SDC) is funded through donations from alpaca farms, businesses, affiliates, and organizations who believe in the mission of the program. Through the generous donations of yarn, roving, fabric, and cash, over 400 students in design schools across North America were exposed to working with alpaca in 2017, and 76 entries were received in the final competition. Thanks to the generous material donations of sponsors, the 2017 Student Design Competition was able to provide over 40,000 yards of yarn, 20 pounds of roving, and 50 yards of fabric to the schools participating in the program. The cash donations provided scholarship and travel funds for the finalists to be with us for the 2017 AOA National Fleece Conference in Sacramento, California. Thank you to all our sponsors!


Platinum ($1,000–$2,000)

Helwig Alpacas

Terry Swanson
Plymouth, CA

Hickory Bluff Farms

Ruth and Bill Fuqua
Mt. Juliet, TN

www.hickorybluffalpacas.com

Imperial Yarn

Lynn Edens and Stacie Chavez
Tygh Valley, OR

www.imperialyarn.com

Midwest Alpaca Owners & Breeders Association (MOPACA)

www.mopaca.org

New Era Fiber/Long Hollow Alpacas

Karl and Jan Heinrich
Gallatin, TN

www.newerafiber.com

 

Gold ($500–$999)

Chimera Ranch

Norm and Sandra Johnson
Bennett, CO

www.chimera-ranch-alpacas.com

Fashion Forum

Debbie Weiss and Steve Stefanski

www.debrannweissandco.com

Inca Brands, Inc.

Kim DeVos-Brooks
Pittsburgh, PA

www.incabrands.com

Just Right Alpacas

Janice and John Robinson
Jones, OK

www.justrightalpacas.com

M&M Alpaca Farm of NC

Mary and Marty Raynor
Pittsboro, NC

www.mmalpacafarmofnc.openherd.com

The Midnight Moon @ R&R Suris

Gary and Kali Wilson
Elmhurst, IL

themidnightmoonalpacaranch.com

 

Silver ($250–$499)

Heart & Soul Alpacas and Spinnery

Karen Ball and Russell Ratti
Penn Valley, CA

www.heartandsoulspinnery.com

Kendall Creek Farms Alpacas

Chris and Lori Works
Bradford, PA

www.kcfalpacas.com

Luxe Fiber Designs

Matt and Linsey Carey
Hayward, WI

www.luxefiberdesigns.com

Pioneer Fiber Mill

New Smyrna Beach, FL

www.pioneerfibermill.com

Shalimar Alpacas

Olivier and Patricia Gillotin
Warwick, NY

www.shalimaralpacas.com

 

Bronze ($101–$249)

Bluebird Hills Farm

Laurel and Timothy Shouvlin
Springfield, OH

www.bluebirdhills.farm

Bluebonnets and Bluegrass Alpaca Farm

Denise and Rusty Coonley
Crestwood, KY

www.bluealpacas.com

Double Creek Farm Alpacas

Melody Weist
Lebanon, TN

www.doublecreekfarmalpacas.com

Macedo's Mini Acre

Maureen and Larry Macedo
Turlock, CA

www.macedosminiacre.com

 

Student Sponsors ($100)

Alpacas of Oklahoma, Inc.

www.alpacasofoklahoma.com

Arapaho Rose Alpacas

Karen Kelly
Redding, CA

www.arapahorosealpacas.com

EasyGo Farm

Barry and Linda Bolewicz
Hillsboro, OR

easygofarm.net

Kent State University

sponsoring
Heather DeSimone

www.kent.edu

Land Run Alpacas

John and Sheila Robinson
Agra, OK

www.landrunalpacas.com

Roaring Acres Alpacas

Alison Mnich
Suffield, CT

www.roaringacresalpacas.com