Archive: May 2024

Registration

What you need to know about registration for MAFA 2025 Registration Dates: Registration Info: Housing and Dining Info: Registration Costs Workshop students: Your registration fee includes: tuition for your selected 15-hour workshop, lodging and all meals from Thursday evening through Sunday lunch, as well as...

MAFA 2025 Workshop Proposal Form

Submit one complete form for each workshop proposed...

MAFA 2025 Workshop Proposals

The MAFA 2025 Conference will be held June 26 – 29, 2025, at Millersville University, Millersville, PA (between Harrisburg and Lancaster) We are seeking proposals for hands-on workshops in weaving, spinning, dyeing, felting, sewing/pattern-drafting (especially with hand-made cloth), surface embellishment, braiding, knitting/crochet, and more. All...

MAFA Conferences

Click HERE to go to MAFA 2023 Click HERE to go to MAFA 2025 If you have questions about the MAFA in-person conference, please email us at conference@mafafiber.org. MAFA Conference Committee...

Volunteer at MAFA 2025

The MAFA Conference is an all-volunteer effort, with many opportunities to get involved both before and at the conference. Before the Conference: planning for 2025 starts this Fall! Volunteers start working soon after each conference ends and in the two years leading up to each...

MAFA 2025

MAFA 2025 – June 26-29, 2025, at Millersville University! With dozens of in-person workshops in weaving, spinning, dyeing, felting, basketmaking, and other fiber arts, MAFA 2025 is sure to be a fun and inspiring experience! Shop the vendor marketplace, peruse the fashion, fiber art, and...

2023 Instructor Information and Links

Instructors for MAFA 2023, here is a compilation of information and links that have been sent out by email as we got to each milestone. We thought it might help to have them all in one place. Contacts If you have questions about your workshop,...

Instructor Travel Reimbursement Request

Fill out the form below completely for travel expenses you incurred for teaching at MAFA 2023. All expense fields are to be entered as dollar amounts except miles traveled which should be entered as total miles traveled (it will automatically calculate the amount to be...

MAFA 2023: Beta Tester Home Page

Beta testers, Thank you for helping review the draft 2023 Conference web pages! Please follow the links below from this page since not all are linked from the sidebar or menu yet until we finish our edits in the next couple of weeks. Any questions,...

MAFA 2023 Workshop Locations

Get acquainted with your workshop location and the Millersville University campus with this table and the campus map, which is here. (link coming in Spring 2023) Download the workshop locations handout as a PDF. (link coming in Spring 2023)...

Millersville University Campus Map 2023

Please note: this is the 2019 campus map, for information only. We will update this to the 2023 map when we have classroom buildings confirmed by MU. We will still use the West Village dorms, Student Memorial Center (SMC), and Gordinier Dining Hall. Millersville Campus...

Last Minute Information

Directions and Important Info for MAFA 2023 If you have questions after reading through the FAQ’s and links, email the Help Desk at help@mafafiber.org, or once we arrive at the conference, text the MAFA Hotline at 833-235-9921. We will not be able to answer calls,...

Getting There

The MAFA 2023 conference will be held at Millersville University, Millersville, PA. This university campus is located in south-central Pennsylvania’s historic Lancaster County. Directions to Millersville University Download the directions to Millersville University as a PDF Check-in Instructions Unloading for Workshops Directions to Millersville University...

Free Your Mind Interactive Exhibit

Our thanks to Touchstone Center for Crafts for their support of the Free Your Mind Exhibit   Free Your Mind – Public Textile Social Justice Art Project, an interactive exhibit with Theda Sandiford, in the Marketplace Learn more about the exhibit at Theda’s lecture for...

MAFA 2023 Welcomes Day Trippers!

The Marketplace and Exhibits are open to the public, including for “Shop ’til You Drop” on Friday evening. In addition, you are welcome to attend the Open Studio Tour on Saturday evening to see examples of the work that has been done over the weekend....

Schedule & Events 2023

Spend the weekend—or spend a day—with fiber artists from around the world at MAFA 2023 MAFA 2023 is not only about the weekend-long workshops and shopping in the Marketplace. Other highlights will include: MAFA 2023 Schedule Opening Session, Fashion Show, and Keynote Address Fashion, Fiber...

Workshop FAQs

Where will my workshop be located? Classroom locations will be posted on the website when they become available. Because classrooms are used by many groups at Millersville in the summer, we often do not know for sure which rooms we will have until shortly before...

Useful Information (FAQs)

You have questions. We have answers. MAFA has received lots of questions over the years, many of which are the same from conference to conference. This compilation is for those who have never attended a MAFA conference, as well as for regular attendees. Click the...

Housing and Dining Info

Housing and Dining Info: Housing Options Housing and Dining Questions Meal Questions and Costs for Day-trippers and Commuters What to Bring for the Dorm Room What housing options are available? In 2023, we will again be housed in West Village Dorm. West Village is close...

Registration

What you need to know about registration for MAFA 2023 Registration Dates: Early Registration: February 4, 2023,  9 a.m. Eastern, for MAFA-affiliated Guild members and Associate members only. Open Registration: February 18, 2023,  9 a.m. Eastern, for non-members, instructors, vendors, and day-trippers. Late Registration: April...

Towel Exchange 2023 – Project Info Form

Please fill out the Towel Exchange Project Info Form below to the best of your ability.  Info from this form helps us include your towel in the MAFA Sample Database. For information on the 2023 Conference Kitchen Towel Exchange, visit the Kitchen Towel Exchange info...

Kitchen Towel Exchange 2023 – Entry Form

Kitchen Towel Exchange Entry Rules, Requirements and Information: Show off your weaving and towel making skills by having a good old-fashioned kitchen towel exchange. Everyone who participates takes home a new addition to brighten up their kitchen! During the conference, all towels submitted will be...

Kitchen Towel Exchange 2023

Our thanks to Long Thread Media for their support of the Towel Exchange. Show off your weaving and towel making skills by having a good old-fashioned kitchen towel exchange. Open to all conference attendees, as well as MAFA members who are unable to attend in-person, everyone...

Hat Exhibit – Entry Form

Hat Exhibit Entry Rules, Requirements and Information: MAFA conference attendees and members are invited to submit hats of all sorts, functional and artistic, appropriate to the theme Mad Hatter!  Entries to the 2023 Hat Exhibit will open February 15, 2023 and must be completed online by...

Hat Exhibit 2023 – Mad Hatters

View or download the 2023 Hat Exhibit eBook HERE.              *NEW* at the 2023 conference will be a Hat Exhibit featuring hats of all sorts, functional and artistic, appropriate to the theme Mad Hatter!  The Hat Exhibit is open to...

Fiber Art Exhibit – Entry Form

Fiber Art Exhibit Entry Rules, Requirements and Information: MAFA conference attendees and members are invited to submit non-wearable, artistic works with the theme Hands On: The Art of Making. Fiber artists may express an event, story, message, or conversation through the use of fibers and...

Hands On: The Art of Making – Fiber Art Exhibit

View or download the 2023 Fiber Art Exhibit eBook HERE.              Our thanks to Central Virginia Fiberarts Guild for their support of the Fiber Art Exhibit. Returning to the 2023 conference will be a Fiber Art Exhibit featuring non-wearable, artistic...

Fashion Show & Exhibit – Entry Form

Fashion Entry Rules, Requirements and Information: MAFA conference attendees and members are invited to submit original wearables. Consider choosing an item related to the 2023 Conference theme: Hands On. We hope this opportunity will inspire you to apply your creativity and fiber arts skills in...

Spotlight on Fashion

View or download the 2023 Fashion Exhibit eBook HERE.              Our thanks to Long Thread Media for their support of the Fashion Exhibit. The 2023 Fashion Exhibit will feature garments and accessories created by conference attendees, as well as MAFA...

Exhibits and Exchange

MAFA 2023 brings us back to Millersville for an in-person conference, and we have added the ability for those who can’t attend to participate in our exhibits! We are planning the ever-popular fashion show and exhibit, a fiber art exhibit, a new hats exhibit, a...

2023 Advertiser Form

Fill out the form below to submit an advertisement for the MAFA 2023 Conference.  We will follow up with you to confirm placement of your ad, and for logos or additional info as needed. Payment by PayPal is preferred, and you may pay by credit...

Advertise at the Conference

Advertising Opportunities for MAFA 2023 Who are we? MidAtlantic Fiber Association is a non-profit, all-volunteer fiber arts organization consisting of 50+ member guilds from Connecticut to North Carolina, with a combined membership of 3,000+. Our major benefit to members is a biennial fiber arts conference,...

2023 Virtual Vendor Application Form Submitted

Thank you! We have received your Vendor Application for the 2023 MAFA Conference. If you have any questions, email the Vendor Coordinator at vendors@mafafiber.org....

2023 Vendor Payment Form

If you have been approved as a 2023 vendor, please use this form to make payment for the booth space or page for which you have been accepted. The SUBMIT button will take you to PayPal to complete your transaction securely using your PayPal account...

2023 Vendor Application Form

GOOD NEWS! We have a few Vendor booth spaces still available, so we are accepting new applications for the vendor hall at our 2023 Conference to be held Thursday, June 22 through Sunday June 25, 2023 at Millersville University in Millersville, Pa. (near Lancaster). To...

Marketplace 2023

The Marketplace has convenient access to yarns, fiber, tools, and equipment related to weaving, spinning, dyeing and related fiber arts including many workshop-related items. The vendor list is here! MAFA 2023 Marketplace Hours Marketplace highlights will include: “Shop-’til-You-Drop” on Friday night, including entertainment, door prizes,...

Volunteer at MAFA 2023

The MAFA Conference is an all-volunteer effort, with many opportunities to get involved both before and at the conference.   At the Conference Signups to volunteer at the conference are now open on SignUp Genius! Volunteer positions include: setup helpers at various events, exhibit monitors,...

MAFA 2023 Workshop Proposal Form – Extended Deadline

Submit one complete form for each workshop proposed...

MAFA 2023 Workshop Proposal Form

Submit one complete form for each workshop proposed...

MAFA 2023 Workshop Proposals

The MAFA 2023 Conference will be held June 22 – 25, 2023, at Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania (between Harrisburg and Lancaster). We are seeking proposals for workshops in weaving, spinning, dyeing, felting, sewing/pattern-drafting (especially with hand-made cloth), surface embellishment, braiding, knitting/crochet, and more. All workshops...

MAFA 2023: June 22-25, 2023

MAFA 2023 – Back to In-person at Millersville University! Click here for the recording of the MAFA 2023 Opening Session (Note, these are completely un-edited, so you really get the live, in-person feel – Margaret) Click here for the recording of the Open Studio Tour,...

Fashion Show & Exhibit

We are delighted to announce the Fashion Show and Exhibit have been sponsored by Harmony Weavers Guild.     Once again, the 2021 Conference included a Fashion Show and Exhibit. Of course, this year it was virtual! All garments and accessories submitted are part of...