Our MAFA 2021 Sponsors

Sponsors helped make the conference possible and accessible for more attendees

Since MAFA is a non-profit, all-volunteer fiber arts organization, support from guilds, other organizations, vendors, and individuals has helped tremendously to make the virtual conference a success.

The deadline to submit Sponsorships has been extended to May 15, 2021. For information about sponsorship opportunities and the sponsor form, visit this page, or email donations@mafafiber.org.

The MAFA board and conference committee are grateful to our 2021 sponsors for their generous support of the conference and its events.

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Gold Conference Sponsor

TATTER’s mission is to promote the consciousness of cloth by considering, and celebrating cloth’s intrinsic and essential relationship in human life.

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Lunatic Fringe Yarns

Silver Conference Sponsor

Unique yarns for unique people! Lunatic Fringe Yarns is your source for the brilliant Tubular Spectrum mercerized cottons and sustainable yarns, plus hemp, wool, looms, and equipment.

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Schiffer Publishing

Silver Conference Sponsor

Schiffer Publishing works with passionate artists and makers to help energize and enlarge the craft world.

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Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Tuition Door Prize

Arrowmont is a nationally recognized center for contemporary arts and crafts education, supporting learning opportunities for individuals of all skill levels and ages in an immersive, supportive environment.

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Bliss Design

Conference Graphics

Bliss Design takes your VISION, your concepts, and turns them into compelling packages. We are team players who thrive on collaboration to realize amazing, eye-catching final products that get your message across.

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Keynote Address Sponsor

Heddlecraft is a digital magazine for handweavers who love to weave and want to know more. Each issue of Heddlecraft is dedicated to an in-depth look at a specific weaving topic or weave structure.

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Harmony Weavers Guild

Fashion Show and Exhibit Sponsor

Harmony Weavers Guild is a group of creative textile and fiber enthusiasts in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania who get together monthly for inspiration, education and fun.

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Triangle Weavers Guild

Fiber Art Exhibit Sponsor

Triangle Weavers Guild provides community and shared learning for weavers, spinners, dyers, and other fiber artists, with members at every level of experience.

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Beth Palmer for MAFA Associates Everywhere

Towel Exchange Sponsor

MAFA Associates are members from all over the United States and Canada who are not members of a MAFA-affiliated guild.

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WEBS – America’s Yarn Store

Marketplace Sponsor

WEBS – America’s Yarn Store has been the destination for knitters, crocheters, weavers, and spinners for over 45 years.

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The Woolery

Marketplace Sponsor

The Woolery is the place for weaving, spinning, felting, dyeing, rug hooking, rug punching and knitting. Your Fiber Journey Starts Here!

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Handweavers Guild of America

Lecture Sponsor, Fashion Exhibit and Fiber Art Exhibit Awards

HGA’s mission is to educate, support and inspire the fiber art community through instruction, and networking opportunities for fiber artists of all skill levels.

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Lancaster Spinners and Weavers

Afternoon Lecture Sponsor

Lancaster Spinners and Weavers Guild is a welcoming group of fiber enthusiasts who meet several times a month to exchange ideas, provide programs and instruction for members, and to encourage interest in and appreciation of the fiber arts in its community.

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Long Thread Media

Lunchtime Lecture Sponsor

Long Thread Media publishes Handwoven, PieceWork, and Spin Off, as well as offering information, education, and community to crafters in those fields.

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Westfield Weavers Guild

Afternoon Lecture Sponsor

Westfield Weavers Guild was founded in 1947 to discuss weaving and other fiber related arts and encourage each other in our weaving endeavors. WWG was one of the guilds helping to found MAFA in 1980.

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Central Virginia Fiberarts Guild

Weaving 101 Series Classes Sponsor

Central Virginia Fiberarts Guild focuses on all fiber arts disciplines and artists/crafters at all skill levels.

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New York Guild of Handweavers

Spin the World Classes Sponsor

New York Guild of Handweavers provides inspiration, information and mutual support to anyone interested in weaving, tapestry, spinning, or fiber arts.

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Fiberworks PCW

Fiberworks PCW Class Sponsor

Fiberworks PCW weaving design software – making it easy for you to do your best designing, weaving, loom control, and publishing, with three proficiency levels.

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Jockey Hollow Weavers

Weaving 120 and Weaving 139 Classes Sponsor

Jockey Hollow Weavers celebrates its Ruby Anniversary this year. Our founders were so inspired by the first MAFA conference they decided to form a new weaving guild in Morris County, New Jersey.

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The Fuzzy Ear

Saturday Morning Coffee Sponsor

A rabbitry in Gloucester, VA with English Angora rabbits we use for therapy and for their fiber. We LOVE sharing our rabbits with the public as well as teaching about the breeds, rabbit care and fiber arts skills.

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Peters Valley School of Craft

Evening Drop-In Sponsor

Peters Valley is a vibrant community that enriches lives through the learning, practice, and appreciation of fine crafts through studio-based and virtual workshops.

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Elisa and Martin Eiger

Conference Angel

MAFA Past President Elisa says “Congratulations to the Conference Committee, whose remarkable foresight and determination made this virtual conference possible”.

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L. Jean West – Peacock Expressions

Conference Angel

Jean is one of the original North Jersey Weavers/Westfield Weavers Guild members who met in 1980 to create the Mid Atlantic Fiber Association and organize the first MAFA Conference in 1981.

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Margaret and Peter Briggs – Shareholder Strategies

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Margaret Briggs is proud to be the MAFA 2021 Conference Chair. Shareholder Strategies is a business valuation firm that specializes in Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs).

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Ontario Handweavers and Spinners

Conference Angel

Ontario Handweavers & Spinners is a not-for-profit organization that brings together a diverse community of fibre enthusiasts from across Ontario, Canada and Internationally. We have an exciting line-up of virtual events planned for our Biennial Conference “Fibres? Naturally!!” in October 2021.

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Complex Weavers

Fashion Exhibit Award

Complex Weavers is dedicated to expanding the boundaries of handweaving, to encourage weavers to develop their own creative styles, to inspire through research, documentation, and the sharing of innovative ideas.

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Ellen Turner

Fashion Exhibit and Fiber Art Exhibit Ribbons

MAFA is grateful to Ellen Turner for creating the ribbons awarded to our 2021 Fashion and Fiber Art Exhibit winners.

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Surface Design Association

Fiber Art Exhibit Award

The Surface Design Association is an international organization focused on inspiring creativity, encouraging innovation, and advocating for artistic excellence as the global leader in textile-inspired art and design.

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