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 Came From!

Although the 2019 conference was full, experience a ‘taste’ of this biennial workshop weekend conference through the lens of the 2017 event:

Master weaver and author Tom Knisely will keynote MAFA 2019! Tom has been studying and teaching others about weaving and spinning for more than four decades, making him one of the most well versed fiber arts instructors in North America. Resident instructor and manager of the Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center in York Haven, Pa., Tom weaves professionally and is the author of several instructional weaving books including Weaving Rag Rugs, Handwoven Table Linens, Handwoven Baby Blankets, and Huck Lace Weaving Patterns with Color and Weave Effects and a frequent contributor to Handwoven magazine. .

Download the conference brochure to take your time perusing the workshops, learn about the instructors, and select a first and second choice before registration opens.

Contact Coordinator Theresa Hill at with questions or click here to volunteer to help at the conference.

Dates to Remember

Feb 2Early registration opens for MAFA-affiliated guild members and associate members only at
Feb 16Registration opens for all registrants.
April 1Late registration opens (Late fee of $35 applies)
Deadline to apply for MAFA Fellowship Award
Midnight, May 19Deadline to apply to participate in the Fashion and Artist Exhibits and Skein Competition.
May 15Instructors send email with final workshop information, instructions and supply lists to all students.
May 31Last day to register for conference.

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