2023 Hats Cover
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*NEW* at the 2023 conference will be a Hat Exhibit featuring hats of all sorts, functional and artistic, appropriate to the theme Mad Hatter!  The Hat Exhibit is open to all conference attendees, as well as MAFA members who are unable to attend in-person. The exhibit will be located in the Marketplace and on view all day Friday and Saturday of the conference. New for 2023 we will also record a virtual tour of the exhibit for those not at the conference. Finally, at the end of July 2023, we will post an eBook of all exhibit items on this page.

Click HERE for the complete Mad Hatter Hat Exhibit Rules, Requirements, and Entry Form


Information for Hat Exhibitors:

  • Dropping off your hat: You may drop off your hat during registration on Thursday, June 22nd, from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at the designated table near Registration.
  • Remote Participants Only – Shipping your hat: Once accepted to the exhibit, the Hat Exhibit Coordinator will provide shipping information.
  • Display of your Hat: Do you have a hat or wig stand that you can loan us for the Hat Exhibit Exhibit? Please contact us at hats@mafafiber.org.
  • Picking up your Hat: Participants will pick up their artwork after the Open Studio event on Saturday, June 24th, 9:00-9:30 p.m. If you are unable to pick up your piece, please designate another person for this task and let us know in advance at hats@mafafiber.org.
Questions? Check out the FAQs below, or contact the Hat Exhibit Coordinator at hats@mafafiber.org.

Hat Exhibit FAQs

How does this exhibit differ from the Fashion Exhibit?
This exhibit is open to fiber artists working in any fiber media and not restricted to garments and accessories.  Entries can express an event, story, message, conversation through the use of fibers. This is not restricted to a literal interpretation; an abstract approach may be leveraged.

Where can I find the exhibit rules and entry form?
Click here for exhibit rules, guidelines, and entry form.

Will any of the Hat Exhibit items be for sale?
The Hat Exhibit is not geared to sales. However, interested attendees are encouraged to contact the artist directly.

Can instructors submit entries to the Hat Exhibit?
Yes. Instructors may submit items, but may not be eligible for prizes awarded.

What if I will be unable to pick up my hat at the scheduled time? Will someone else be allowed to pick up my piece?
Entrants unable to pick up their hats must make arrangements for pickup by a designated person and provide that person’s name to the Hat Exhibit Coordinator when the item is delivered to the Hat Exhibit.