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, and Part 1 of HeyBrownBerry’s video tour.


Part 2 of 3 of HeyBrownBerry’s MAFA 2023 video tour.

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Click to download the brochure

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 exhibits, take part in the towel exchange, enjoy yoga in the afternoon, and make new friends — there’s a lot to look forward to!

The MAFA 2023 conference will be held at Millersville University, Millersville, PA. The campus is located between Harrisburg and Lancaster, in south-central Pennsylvania’s historic Lancaster County.

MAFA is grateful to our Gold Conference Supporter, the Handweavers Guild of America. Find their profile HERE.2021-Sponsor-Logos - HGA-logo-for-Square-with-words

We also appreciate the support of our Silver Conference Supporter, Peters Valley School of Craft. Check out their profile HERE.2021-Sponsor-Logos - PV_SHIRT_SQ_edited-3

Important Dates:

Save the DateEvent
February 4, 2023Early registration opens for MAFA guild members and associate members. Find the link on the Registration page
February 15, 2023Entry forms open for Fashion, Fiber Art, and Hats exhibits and Towel Exchange
February 18, 2023Registration opens for non-members, instructors, vendors, and day-trippers
April 1, 2023Late registration begins (late fee of $50 applies)
April 15, 2023
Deadline to apply for a MAFA Fellowship Award
(extended from April 1)
May 15, 2023Deadline to enter the Fashion, Fiber Art, and Hat Exhibits and Towel Exchange
May 15, 2023Deadline to submit conference advertisements
May 25, 2023Registration closes, last day to cancel
June 22-25, 2023MAFA 2023 Conference!

How can I get updates about MAFA 2023?

  • Check back here as we continue to update information and confirm events on the schedule.
  • Sign up for the MAFA Update email list HERE.
  • Follow MAFA on social media and use the hashtag #2023mafa. Links to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Ravelry are at the top of MAFA web pages.

COVID-19 Policy

Find our policy on the Useful Information (FAQs) page HERE.

Interested in volunteering for the conference committee?

We have several open positions on the conference committee that could use your organization skills and enthusiasm. Check the Volunteer page or email for more info.

We look forward to seeing you in Millersville!

MAFA 2023 Conference Committee