Welcome to MAFA Virtual!

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Our biggest takeaway from the MAFA 2021 virtual conference was the ability for all MAFA members to participate across our entire geographic area, many of whom cannot attend our in-person conferences. So, an important initiative for the board was to look for ways to keep our members connected and engaged, as well as to bring new and more diverse members into the MAFA community and our guilds. We think MAFA can do that by offering virtual programs in addition to our in-person conferences.

Starting September 2022, we will continue our Free Lecture Series with registration moving to Lessonface, and *NEW* join us for MAFA Movie Nights every month on second Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Register for Movie Nights HERE (link coming soon).

MAFA Virtual is a brand new project, so check back for more details in late-July 2022 as we get our first classes and events scheduled, and sign up for emails at the bottom of this page.

Questions? Want to help on the MAFA Virtual committee? Email virtual@mafafiber.org.

Interested in teaching online? Submit a class proposal.

Interested in speaking online? Submit a lecture proposal.

  • We will host virtual programs throughout the year, between our in-person conferences, and we hope to run online classes during the conference.
  • We particularly want to find new and more diverse instructors and topics that don’t quite work in the in-person conference’s 2-1/2 day single-class intensive format.
  • We will host one or two virtual events per month, in weaving, spinning, dyeing, felting, surface design, and other fiber-related practices.
  • We will use Lessonface, a company familiar with the fiber community and with a user-friendly interface, to manage registration and host the Zoom meetings and recordings.
  • Programs may include lectures, classes, and workshops, which can range from talks with Q&A, to 2-hour demos or hands-on classes, up to multiple 2-hour sessions spread out over days or weeks for more complex topics.
  • All classes will be recorded and available to registered students, usually for 30 days after class concludes.