Toi Maori: The Eternal Thread was organized by the Pataka Museum of Arts and Culture in partnership with Toi Maori Aotearoa (Maori Arts New Zealand) and Te Roopu Ranga Whatu o Aotearoa (Maori Weavers' Collective of New Zealand).

Local sponsorship has been made possible through gifts from Air New Zealand; New Zealand Consulate-General, Los Angeles; The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation; Port Blakely Tree Farms, L.P, and Blakely Pacific Ltd. (New Zealand); John and Joyce Price; and the Quest for Truth Foundation.

Additional support has been provided by the D.V. & Ida McEachern Charitable Trust; the Muckleshoot, Suquamish, and Tulalip Tribes; the Northwest Association of Pacific Americans; the Rosemary Horwood Trust; and the Seattle Christchurch Sister City Association and its members. Special thanks to the University of Washington's Department of Anthropology, Office of Minority Affairs, Polynesian Student Association, and the Burke Museum's Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Coast Art.