December 15, 2020

The MAFA 2021 Conference Is Gearing Up!

June 24-27, 2021 – Online

Going virtual will bring a new format to our event, with a variety of class lengths from 2-hour classes to 1-day and 2-day workshops. You can register for any combination of classes on weaving, spinning, dyeing, felting, baskets and other fiber arts. Notable teachers will include Robin Spady, Daryl Lancaster, Mary Zicafoose, John Marshall and Patsy Zawistoski.

Along with exciting classes, there will be a keynote address by Jane Dunnewold, lectures, fiber art exhibit, fashion show and exhibit, towel exchange, and the vendor marketplace.  Check here for updates as we have more info to post.  Join the MAFA News email list by adding your address at the bottom of any page.  And follow us on social media for updates – find those links at the top of the website.

Catalog and Registration

The conference catalog will be available February 20th with full details about classes, instructors, registration, and events. Registration will open April 10th.

Exhibits and Towel Exchange

Sign ups for the Fashion Exhibit and Show, Fiber Art Exhibit, and Towel Exchange will open on January 15th on the MAFA website.  Find more info about each exhibit and the entry forms here.


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

Margaret Briggs
MAFA 2021 Conference Coordinator

Please check back here and on social media in the coming months – we will add conference details as they are confirmed.  Or join the mailing list at the bottom of this page for emailed updates.


We ARE planning a virtual vendor marketplace, with an option for interaction with attendees in “virtual booths”, or a simple logo and link to your website.  The virtual vendor application is now open on the Vendors page.  The deadline to apply is March 31, 2021 or when we are full.
Questions? Email the Vendor Coordinator at

Interested in helping plan the conference?

If you would like to volunteer for the 2021 planning committee, or if you have any questions about the conference, please email Margaret Briggs, 2021 Conference Chair at

As we dream about the 2021 conference, remember how much fun we had in 2019 here: