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 list and demos schedule.

Stay-over option for day trippers:
Day trippers not taking classes, and who don’t want to drive home after a day of fiber activities, may register for Friday and/or Saturday night stays. Click HERE for costs and more detailed information. No meals are included with this package, but they can be purchased individually at the dining hall.

Those who can’t attend the full weekend are encouraged to volunteer to help the vendors or to monitor the exhibits during open hours. Can you help?
Volunteer at the 2023 Conference


MAFA 2023 Schedule

A downloadable schedule PDF will be available shortly before the conference.

** Open to the public

DayTimeEventLocation
Thursday, June 22
12 noon - 6:00 p.m.Check-in at Registration,
Submissions accepted for fashion, art, hat, and towel exhibits,
Move in to dorms and classrooms
The Marketplace. Marauder Court, Student Memorial Center (SMC)
12 noon - 6:00 p.m.Marketplace Open**The Marketplace, SMC
5:30 p.m - 7:00 p.m.DinnerUpper Deck, Gordinier Hall
7:15 p.m. - 9 :00 p.m.Opening Session, Fashion Show, and Keynote Address, followed by a dessert receptionReighard Multipurpose Room and The Galley, SMC
Friday, June 23
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Morning CoffeeWest Dorm Lobbies
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.BreakfastUpper Deck, Gordinier Hall
8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.WARP - "Weave a Real Peace" meeting**Atrium, SMC
9:00 a.m - 12 noonWorkshopsClassroom buildings, SMC
12 noon - 1:30 p.m.Lunch - Guilds Networking by StateUpper Deck, Gordinier Hall
12 noon - 9:00 p.m.Marketplace and Exhibits Open**The Marketplace, SMC
12 noon - 9:00 p.m.Bobbin Boy open**The Marketplace, SMC
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Workshops
5:00 - 5:15 p.m.Yoga BreakAtrium, SMC
5:15 - 5:30 p.m.Yoga BreakAtrium, SMC
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.MAFA Grants Q&A**Atrium, SMC
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.DinnerUpper Deck, Gordinier Hall
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.Shop 'til You Drop** - shopping, vendor demos, door prize winners announcedThe Marketplace, SMC
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Book Signings**The Marketplace, SMC
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.Sheep and Wool in Story and Song** - with Martha Owen and Melissa Weaver DunningThe Marketplace, SMC
8:45 p.m.Viewers' Choice awards announced for ExhibitsThe Marketplace, SMC
Saturday, June 24
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Morning CoffeeWest Dorm Lobbies
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.BreakfastUpper Deck, Gordinier Hall
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.MAFA Representatives BreakfastUniversity/Kline Room, Gordinier Hall
9:00 a.m - 12 noonWorkshops
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.Marketplace and Exhibits Open, Vendor Demos**The Marketplace, SMC
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.Bobbin Boy open**The Marketplace, SMC
12 noon- 1:30 p.m.Lunch - Birds of a Feather Guilds NetworkingUpper Deck, Gordinier Hall
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Workshops
5:00 - 5:15 p.m.Yoga BreakAtrium, SMC
5:15 - 5:30 p.m.Yoga Break Atrium, SMC
5:00 p.m.Kitchen Towel ExchangeThe Marketplace, SMC
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.DinnerUpper Deck, Gordinier Hall
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.Open Studio Self-guided Tour **Breidenstine, Hash-Bassler, Luek, Osburn, SMC
9:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.Pick up fashion, art, and hat exhibit entriesThe Marketplace, SMC
Sunday, June 25
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Morning CoffeeWest Dorm Lobbies
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Breakfast and Pick up Box LunchesUpper Deck, Gordinier Hall
7:30 a.m - 9:00 a.m.Early Dorm CheckoutWest Village Dorm
9:00 a.m. - 12 noonWorkshops
12 noon - 2:00 p.m.Check Out of Dorms & End of ConferenceWest Village Dorm