Our MAFA 2023 Supporters

Advertisers and other supporters help 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, and vendors helps tremendously toward making the conference a success.

Complete info, and the advertising form are posted HERE. For questions about supporting conference events with an advertisement, please email ads@mafafiber.org.

The MAFA board and conference committee are grateful to our 2023 Advertisers and Supporters.

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Handweavers Guild of America

Gold Conference Supporter

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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Long Thread Media

Marketplace, Fashion Exhibit, Towel Exchange, Door Prizes

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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Peters Valley School of Craft

Silver Conference Supporter, Tuition Gift Certificate

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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Keynote Sponsor

Heddlecraft® is a digital weaving magazine designed for weavers who already know how to weave and desire a better understanding of weaving and weave structures.

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John C. Campbell Folk School

Tuition Door Prize

Experience our unique atmosphere of learning and growing together. Located in Brasstown, NC, the Folk School offers year-round weeklong and weekend classes for adults in craft, art, music, dance, and more.

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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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Tuition Gift Certificate

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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Yadkin Valley Fiber Center

Keynote Reception

Fostering creativity in the fiber arts, we offer ongoing instruction for beginning weavers on all types of looms. We host guest instructors for specialized learning and offer a Master Weaver Certification Program. We welcome all fiber arts students with an interest in cultivating their craft.

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L. Jean West: Peacock Expressions – Jewelry & Wearable Fiber Art

Wednesday Volunteer Dinner

As one of the original North Jersey Weavers/Westfield Weavers Guild members who met in 1980 to create the Mid Atlantic Fiber Association, I am happy to sponsor the Volunteers Dinner at the MAFA 2023 Conference to honor this year’s volunteers who are keeping the spirit of giving alive.

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Central Virginia Fiberarts Guild

Fiber Art Exhibit

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

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Touchstone Center for Crafts

Free Your Mind Interactive Exhibit

Celebrating 50 Years! Touchstone Center for Crafts is a unique three-seasons craft school located near Pittsburgh, PA. Founded in 1972 as Pioneer Crafts Council, Touchstone offers beginning and seasoned artists 1-5 day workshops taught by some of North America’s finest artisans.

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Frances Irwin Handweavers Guild

Morning Coffee

Frances Irwin Handweavers is a guild of more than 40 active fiber enthusiasts who meet once a month in person or on Zoom to explore weaving and fiber related topics. Feel free to look around our site, check out our work, and get in touch.

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Potomac Fiber Arts Guild

Morning Coffee

Potomac Fiber Arts Guild is an association of over 300 fiber artists located in the Washington, DC area, providing educational programs, study groups, collaboration, and fellowship around a wide range of fiber arts.

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Handweavers of Bucks County

Morning Coffee

Handweavers of Bucks County, Pennsylvania was formed in 1953 to further the appreciation and understanding of handweaving and its processes by means of study, research, lectures, workshops, exhibits and the sharing of weaving-related experiences among its members.

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Jockey Hollow Weavers Guild

Friday Night Entertainment in the Marketplace

Jockey Hollow Weavers is a New Jersey guild with more than 65 active members. Established in 1981, we meet monthly in person or virtually to exchange ideas, pursue knowledge, and find inspiration related to the practice of fiber arts.

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Sunnyside Weavers

Afternoon Yoga

Sunnyside Weavers, a small group of weaving friends in the Rockbridge County, Virginia area.

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The Fuzzy Ear

Afternoon Yoga

A licensed rabbitry raising English Angora and French Lop rabbits. We also carry a variety of yarns spun with sheep (Merino, Rambouillet, Cormo…), Alpaca and Angora. We are proud to be able to support MAFA this year.

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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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Ellen Turner

Viewers' Choice Exhibit Prize Ribbons

MAFA is grateful to Ellen Turner for creating the ribbons awarded to our 2023 Exhibits Viewers’ Choice winners.

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