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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 the brochure and visit the pages linked below for all our conference information. Wondering what virtual classes will be like at MAFA 2021? Watch the videos of two Sample Class sessions we recorded on March 11th. Recordings and text from the chat are posted on the FAQs page.

Margaret Briggs, MAFA 2021 Conference Coordinator

Need help? Contact us at, or text the hotline 434-373-0629, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. EDT (or leave a voicemail as we generally won’t be able to answer calls).

Many thanks to our entire 2021 Conference Committee!

MAFA 2021 Conference Committee
Margaret BriggsConference
Elizabeth AtorPhotos
Tina BlissConference
Aileen CampbellTowel Exchange
Patty ChrismanEvents, Surveys, Zoom Admin,
Annette DevittFashion Exhibit &
Ellie DivitoVolunteer
Elisa EigerTowel eBook
Nancy EverhamSocial Media/
Deborah FaehnerEducation
Chris Field-FunkEducation
Debbie FisterCommunications Committee
Carol IrelandExhibits
Charlene MariettiCommunications
Gigi MatthewsSocial Media/
Paige McAfeeEducation
Julia McDonaldEducation
Kathleen RemsaFiber Art
Lillie RizackCatering
Wendy RobertsSocial Media/
Jenny SethmanSocial Media/
Carol SteuerVendor
Melissa TerrelsEducation
Dornan TrainerSponsors/
MAFA Board
Helena ValentineMAFA
Sara Keene RobbinsMAFA First VP/
Margaret BriggsMAFA Second VP/
Marla CampbellMAFA
Patty ChrismanMAFA
David BanksMAFA
Mary StrouseMAFA Grants
Karen MillerMAFA

Questions? Check out the most current FAQs here.

Dates to Remember

Save the DateEvent
March 11, 2021Live Sample Classes in interactive and webinar format. Recordings are posted in the FAQ's.
March 31, 2021Deadline to enter the 2021 Towel Exchange.

Deadline for vendor applications.
April 10, 2021Early registration opens for MAFA guild members and associate members, sponsors and instructors. Find the link on the Registration page.
April 24, 2021Registration opens for everyone, including non-members and vendors. Find the link on the Registration page.
May 1, 2021Deadline to submit Conference Sponsorships
May 15, 2021Deadline to enter the Fashion Show/Exhibit and Fiber Arts Exhibit.
June 15, 2021Attendee Hub opens.
June 17 & 19, 2021Attendee Hub Orientation Sessions
June 24, 2021The MAFA 2021 conference begins.

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Our Conference Sponsors (find details here)

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Conference Details

Schedule and Events

Find out about all our conference activities.


Everything to know about registration – dates, costs, details, and questions answered.  Member registration opens April 10th at 9 a.m. Eastern.


Check out our class schedule, formats, skill levels and our complete list of classes.

Exhibits and Towel Exchange

Sign ups for the Fashion Exhibit and Show, Fiber Art Exhibit, and Towel Exchange are still open.  Find more info about each exhibit and the entry forms here.


Visit our virtual vendor Marketplace to shop for class supplies and check out the special vendor coupons just for conference attendees. Check back in May for the fiber demonstrations and talks schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions. We have answers.


Is your guild or organization interested in sponsoring an event, exhibit or placing an ad at the conference?  Find information about sponsorship opportunities here.


Have some experience with Zoom? Then there are ways you can help at the virtual conference.

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