Archive: August 2022

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)...

2023 Instructor Exhibit

Instructor Exhibit Full details about the exhibit will be posted here in Fall 2022.    ...

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

Check list for MAFA 2023 Directions to Millersville University (MU). Click here. MU campus map. Click here. Need the updated map from Tina. Workshop locations. Click here. Schedule for MAFA’s 2023 Hands On! conference is here.  Need the schedule handout from Tina. Activities open to...

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 directions to Millersville University as a PDF (link coming soon) Check-in Instructions Unloading for Workshops Directions to...

19th Century Fiber & Textile Tools Exhibit

19th century Fiber Tools Exhibit with Milissa Ellison Dewey Milissa returns to MAFA 2023 with an exhibit of late-19th century fiber and textile tools and equipment.  Find the exhibit adjacent to the Bobbin Boy booth in the Marketplace.  Full details about the exhibit will be...

Free Your Mind Interactive 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 Virtual on March 28, 2023, at 7 p.m. Eastern.  Lectures are free. Register to attend on...

MAFA 2023 Welcomes Day Trippers!

The Marketplace and Exhibits are open to the public. 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. Visit the Marketplace page for details on the vendor...

Trivia Night 2023

Gather your friends or play solo, and test your fiber trivia knowledge at Trivia Night, Friday June 23, at 7:30 p.m. EDT Open to in-person and virtual participants! Host Jen Weber (a MAFA Instructor) will guide us as we wind our way through twenty fun...

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...

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 housing options are available? In 2023, we will again be housed in West Village Dorm. West Village is close to the Student Memorial Center, which will...

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

*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 all conference attendees, as well as MAFA members who are unable to attend in-person. The exhibit...

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

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 works with the theme Hands On: The Art of Making. Fiber artists, including conference attendees, as...

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

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 members who are unable to attend in-person. Located in the exhibit area of the Marketplace,...

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

Even though the October 15 deadline has passed, we have a few spaces still open so MAFA will continue accepting applications for the vendor hall at its 2023 Conference to be held Thursday, June 22 through Sunday June 25, 2023 at Millersville University in Millersville,...

Marketplace 2023

VENDORS:  Apply HERE to be a 2023 in-person or virtual vendor. 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. With a diverse range of fiber-related products, there will be...

Volunteer at MAFA 2023

The MAFA Conference is an all-volunteer effort, with many opportunities to get involved both before and at the conference.   Before the Conference Volunteers are already working – Many hours of behind-the-scenes work take place in the two years leading up to the MAFA Conference....

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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! With dozens of classes in weaving, spinning, dyeing, felting, basketmaking, and other fiber arts, MAFA 2023 is sure to be a fun and inspiring experience! Shop the vendor marketplace, peruse the fashion, fiber art, and hat...

MAFA Logo Items

Help support MAFA and the conference by shopping for swag with the MAFA 2021 conference graphic or MAFA logo! CLICK HERE to go to our shop on Redbubble. All items are print-on-demand. Shop items include: mugs, travel mugs, water bottles, aprons, tote bags, note pads,...

Trivia Night – Entry Form

For additional information, visit the Trivia Night info page. If you have questions, please email secretary@mafafiber.org. Entries for 2021 Trivia Night will open May 17, 2021 and will close June 15, 2021....

Trivia Night

Gather your friends or play solo, and test your fiber trivia knowledge at Trivia Night, Saturday June 26, at 7:30 p.m. EDT Host Jen Weber (a MAFA Instructor) will guide us as we wind our way through twenty fun fiber-y facts, ranging from fairly straight...

2021 Exhibits Test Post

A virtual fiber art exhibit featuring artwork that is a reflection of the artist’s  escape from the chaos of 2020 will be showcased during the MAFA 2021 Conference.  The exhibit entitled “Escape” is open to fiber artists working in any fiber medium. Interpretation of the...

MAFA 2021 – Temp

Temp page for testing. MAFA 2021 – Our “Virtual” Creative Community will be held June 24-27, 2021  ...

Virtual Vendor Application Form

The 2021 Conference has gone virtual! MAFA will accept applications starting October 5th for the virtual vendor hall at its 2021 online conference to be held Thursday, June 24 through Sunday June 27, 2021. To apply, please submit the form below. We are looking for...

Schedule and Events

Spend the weekend—or spend a day—with fiber artists from around the world at MAFA 2021 MAFA 2021 is not only about the weekend of classes and shopping in the Marketplace. Other highlights will include: MAFA 2021 Schedule Welcome Session with the Conference Committee Keynote Address...

Registration

What you need to know about registration for MAFA 2021     Early registration opens for MAFA guild members, associate members, instructors and sponsors: April 10, 2021 at 9 a.m. EDT. Registration opens for non-members and vendors: April 24, 2021 at 9 a.m. EDT. Registration...

Frequently Asked Questions

Oops, anyone arriving here looking for Arrowmont workshops info, CLICK HERE. You have questions. We have answers. This year, with an entirely different virtual format, we know you will have questions. This compilation is for those who have never attended a MAFA conference, as well...

Exhibits Test Page

Gallery in Conference Post/Page, thumbnails: Smaller Gallery with Caption, Medium:   Embed video:   A virtual fiber art exhibit featuring artwork that is a reflection of the artist’s  escape from the chaos of 2020 will be showcased during the MAFA 2021 Conference.  The exhibit entitled...

Towel Exchange – Project Info Form

For additional information on the 2021 Conference Towel Exchange, visit the Towel Exchange info page. If you have additional questions, please email towel.exchange@mafafiber.org. Please complete the Project Info Form no later than May 1, 2021....

Towel Exchange – Entry Form

For additional information on the 2021 Conference Towel Exchange, visit the Towel Exchange info page. If you have additional questions, please email towel.exchange@mafafiber.org. Entries to the 2021 Towel Exchange will open January 15, 2021 and must be completed online by midnight, March 31, 2021...

Art Exhibit – Entry Form

For additional information on the 2021 Conference “Escape” Fiber Art Exhibit, visit the art exhibit info page. If you have additional questions, please email arts.exhibit@mafafiber.org. Entries to the 2021 “Escape” Fiber Art Exhibit will open January 15, 2021 and must be completed online by midnight,...

Z TEST PAGE 2021

This Test Page is used to test forms, tables or other items before we place them on live pages. Marketplace Demos Schedule – Included in the Conference Pass Check back before the conference as we continue to add demos.  All demo sessions will be accessed...

Fashion Show & Exhibit 2021 – Entry Form

For additional information on the 2021 Conference Fashion Exhibit and Show, visit the fashion exhibit info page. If you have additional questions, please email fashion.show@mafafiber.org. Entries to the 2021 Fashion Show and Exhibit will open January 15, 2021 and must be completed online by midnight,...

“Escape” Fiber Art Exhibit

We are delighted to announce the Fiber Art Exhibit has been sponsored by Triangle Weavers Guild.   As we continued to face uncertain times, the 2021 Conference planned a Virtual Fiber Art Exhibit with the theme “Escape”. The year 2020 was challenging for many of...

Kitchen Towel Exchange

The 2021 Kitchen Towel Exchange is generously sponsored by Beth Palmer on behalf of MAFA Associate Members everywhere.   The 2021 Towel Exchange eBook is now available for download! The eBook will allow you to navigate by weaver as well as number of shafts. You...

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...

2021 Sponsors

MAFA is grateful to the following sponsors who have made the 2021 Virtual Conference possible! Gold Conference Sponsor – TATTER The mission of TATTER is to promote the consciousness of cloth by considering, and celebrating cloth’s intrinsic and essential relationship in human life – through...

Exhibits and Towel Exchange 2021

Even though MAFA 2021 is going virtual, we are planning a fashion show and exhibit, a fiber art exhibit, and our first towel exchange was so popular, we’re offering it again.  Visit the pages below for detailed info on each exhibit, how you can participate,...

2021 Sponsorship Form

Fill out the form below to submit a sponsorship for the MAFA 2021 Virtual Conference.  We will follow up with you to confirm your sponsorship, and for logos or additional info as needed. Payment by PayPal is preferred, and you may pay by credit card...

Sponsor a Conference Event

See our current list of sponsors. Sponsorship Opportunities for MAFA 2021 Who are we? MidAtlantic Fiber Association is a non-profit, all-volunteer fiber arts organization consisting of 50+ member guilds from upstate New York to North Carolina, with a combined membership of 3,000+. Our major benefit...

2021 Vendor Payment Form

Please use this form to make payment for the booth space you have requested. The Submit button will take you to PayPal to complete your transaction securely using your PayPal account or any major credit card. The deadline for Vendor Virtual Booth payments is May 1,...

Virtual Class & Lecture Info Form 2021

This form is for classes already selected and confirmed by the conference Education Committee. To submit a new proposal, please email the conference chair for instructions. Confirmed Instructors: Please submit one class information form for EACH class or lecture you will be teaching at MAFA...

2021 Virtual Vendor Application Form Submitted

Thank you! We have received your Virtual Vendor Application for the 2021 MAFA Online Conference. If you have any questions, email the Vendor Coordinator at vendors@mafafiber.org....

Volunteer at MAFA 2021

Before the Conference Volunteers are already working – Many hours of behind-the-scenes work take place in the months leading up to the MAFA Workshop weekend. Our heartfelt thanks to the MAFA Conference Steering Committee–a group of volunteers spread throughout the Mid-Atlantic region who are already...

Marketplace 2021

The 2021 Conference Marketplace has gone virtual! Visit our virtual marketplace for vendors selling yarn, fiber, tools, equipment and other items that complement the weaving, spinning and dyeing classes taught during the conference.  Check out the special vendor coupons just for conference attendees.  During the...

2021 Vendor Application Form

MAFA will accept proposals starting August 1st for the vendor hall at its 2021 conference to be held Thursday, June 24 through Sunday June 27, 2021 at Millersville University in Millersville, PA (near Lancaster).  To apply, please submit the form below. We are looking for...

Thank You to MAFA 2019 donors

Scholarships John C. Campbell Folk School Touchstone Center for Crafts Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Yadkin Valley Fiber Center Peters Valley School of Craft Gifts and Door Prizes The Basket Maker’s Catalog Button Babes Flannel Cakes Fluffy U Fiber Farm Frederickburg Spinners and Weavers...

MAFA 2019 Welcomes Day Trippers!

Click to download The Marketplace map MAFA runs on volunteers: Can you help? Option to Stay Overnight. Guild members not taking classes, but who don’t want to drive home after a day of fiber activities may register for Friday and/or Saturday night stays for a...

MAFA 2019 Workshop Locations

Get acquainted with your workshop location and the Millersville University campus with this table and the campus map, which is here....

Spinning Games Sign Up Form

Please submit your sign up by 6 p.m., June 22, 2019.  If you have any questions, please email spinning.events@mafafiber.org....

Sheep and Wool in Song and Story

Martha Owen and Melissa Weaver Dunning, accompanied by Martha’s banjo, will delight their audience with songs and tales of sheep and wool. Learn a waulking song, join in the chorus, or just listen and laugh at some crazy tales from Scotland, Ireland, and Appalachia....

A detail vendor page template

DESCRIPTION Website:  SPELL OUT WEBSITE Contact: XX Email: ADDRESS CITY, ST PHOTOS...

Vendors at a Glance

Here are our confirmed vendors for MAFA2019 Click on the vendor’s name for more details and photos. A Touch of Twist Susan Cooper & Stephen Ableman Pattersonville, N.Y. www.atouchoftwist.net Yarn, roving, weaving, felting, spinning tools and equipment. Allen B. Carr, Works in Wood Allen B. Carr...

Open Studio

Open Studio takes place on Saturday evening and is an opportunity to see what has been happening in the other classes over the weekend. You can chat with the instructors, and get lots of great ideas for workshops for your guilds. In the past, many...

Vendor Application Confirmation

Thank you for your vendor application for the MAFA 2019 Conference! If you have any questions or concerns please email vendors@mafafiber.org. Note: Your application does not guarantee booth space at the MidAtlantic Fiber Association’s 2019 conference and juried show. After review, all applicants can expect...

Silly Spinning Games

These games are purely for fun – but they require spinning expertise, too! Competitors will gather in our Marketplace to test their spinning skills in short spurts by spinning blindfolded, wearing gloves, using unusual ‘fibers,’ or working in teams.  If we have a large number...

Skein Competition & Exhibit

Rules for entry Entrants must submit entry form(s) by Saturday, June  22, 2019 to enter the competition. Find the entry form HERE. Skeins that have not been entered via the online entry form by June 22, 2019 will not be accepted for the competition. Entries...

Kitchen Towel Exchange

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 on display for all conference goers to enjoy....

Threads of Communication Artist Exhibit

New to the 2019 conference will be an exhibit featuring artistic works with the theme “Threads of Communication.” Entries have closed, but plan to visit the exhibit! Fiber artists may express an event, story, message, conversation through the use of fibers and are not restricted...

Spotlight on Fashion

The Fashion Exhibit will feature garments and accessories created by conference attendees and will be located in the Marketplace. Open all day Friday and Saturday of the conference, the exhibit will enable conference participants to study the works up close. A representative selection of the...

MAFA 2021 – June 24-27, 2021

    MAFA 2021 – Our “Virtual” Creative Community With dozens of online classes in weaving, spinning, dyeing, felting, basketmaking, and other fiber arts, plus lectures, an interactive vendor marketplace and special events, MAFA 2021 is sure to be a fun and inspiring experience. Download...

Registration

Registration Registrations are closed for MAFA 2019, United in Fiber. See you in Millersville, Pa. in June! Not taking a workshop? The Marketplace and many other activities are open to the public. Click here for a complete schedule. Questions or concerns? Contact the Registrar at registrar@mafafiber.org...

Marketplace

The Marketplace has convenient access to yarns, fiber, tools, and equipment related to weaving, spinning, dyeing and related allied arts including many workshop-related items. With a diverse range of fiber-related products, there will be 28 vendors in The Marketplace. Find more information at Vendors at a...

Emergencies and Problems

Emergency Contact In case of emergency, families can call the Campus Security number at 717-871-4636. The campus police will be able to locate and/or get a message to you. Lost & Found The Lost and Found box is located at the Student Information Desk in the Student...

Volunteers and Membership FAQs

Volunteering There are numerous ways you can participate and assist in the conference, as you can see from the list on our website. On the registration form, you will see a list of jobs from which you can choose. An electronic sign-up sheet will be...

Mobility and Special Need FAQs

I have special requirements for housing or food. Will I be able to have these needs met? The University has been very responsive in handling special requests. Please list any special needs on your registration so we can address them in advance. How far are...

Activities Open to the Public FAQs

What activities are open to the public? The public is invited to shop and to attend all events in the Marketplace as well as to attend the Open Studio evening. See the conference activities open to the public here. Guild members who can’t attend the...

Events and Get-together FAQs

What’s Open Studio all about? Open Studio takes place on Saturday night and is an opportunity to see what has been happening in the other classes over the weekend. You can chat with the instructors, and get lots of great ideas for workshops for your...

Housing and Dining FAQs

What housing accommodations are available? We will be housed in West Village Dorm. A fairly new dorm, West Village is close to the Student Memorial Center, which will host the the Marketplace and other MAFA activities, and the dining hall. There are two types of...

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...

Registration FAQs

When can I register? Early registration: February 2, 2019 at 9 a.m. and continues through February 15, 2019 for MAFA-affiliated guild members and associate members only. Open registration: February 16, 2019 through March 31, 2019 for all registrants. Late registration: April 1, 2019 through May 31,...

FAQs

Lots of questions. Lots of answers. MAFA has received lots of questions over the years, many of which are the same. This compilation is for those who have never attended a MAFA conference, as well as for regular attendees. Divided into main categories, these both nice-...

Schedule & Events

Spend the weekend — or spend a day — with fiber artists from around the world at MAFA 2019! MAFA 2019 is not only about the weekend-long workshops and shopping in the Marketplace. Other highlights will include: Opening Keynote with Tom Knisely Artist Exhibit: Threads...

Getting There

The MAFA 2019 conference will be held at Millersville University, Millersville, Pa. This university campus is located in south-central Pennsylvania’s historic Lancaster County . GPS Coordinates to Millersville University Use these GPS coordinates to take you directly to the entrance for Registration and the Marketplace...

General Information

MAFA’s 2019 conference will be held June 27 – 30, 2019 at Millersville University in central Pennsylvania and offer 40 in-depth workshops in weaving, spinning, dyeing, felting, and other fiber-related arts.  Shopping in the Marketplace and many events are open to the public. Registration opens February...

Volunteer at MAFA 2019

Before the Conference Volunteers are already working – Many hours of behind-the-scenes work take place in the months leading up to the MAFA Workshop weekend. Our heartfelt thanks to the MAFA Conference Steering Committee–a group of volunteers spread throughout the Mid-Atlantic who are already giving...

MAFA 2019

MAFA 2019 — United in Fiber It was a weekend of inspiration, education, and community. Read the highlights here. Watch this space for photo highlights and mark your calendars for the 2021 conference! More than 400 fiber artists took classes at MAFA 2019 See Where We All...