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 upholstering. 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.
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.