Highlights

Highlights

  • Opening Night and Keynote, The Possibilities are Endless,  by Madelyn van der Hoogt, followed by a dessert reception and the opportunity to socialize with other conference attendees.
  • Spotlight on Fashion — The Fashion Showcase will be an exhibit of garments and accessories created by conference attendees. Open all day Friday and Saturday of the conference, the exhibit will enable conference participants to study the works up close. The Fashion Show will be a runway event on Opening Night and will feature selected works from the Fashion Showcase.
  • Sample Exchange  — An exchange of inspiration and ideas through the sharing of handwoven samples and the drafts used to create them.
  • Shop ’til You Drop**  — An evening in the Marketplace with teacher book signings, demonstrations, spin-ins, and other fun activities.
  • Demonstrations and fiber equipment assessments and repairs** by Bobbin Boy.

    Alan Dewey, Bobbin Boy

  • Sample Book Exhibit**  — A collection of sample books from previous conferences.
  • Fiber community meet-ups and games**  — Knit-in, Spin-in and Spinning Games.
  • Sheep & Wool in Story and Song** Join Martha Owen and Melissa Weaver-Dunning for some pre-dinner musical entertainment.
  • Open Studio** — Visit workshop  classrooms to see what other workshop participants have been doing all weekend. A great way tMAFA_15_419_SO_001-GailGondekLoomo meet teachers, be inspired and get ideas for guild workshops
  • MAFA Reps Meeting and Election — A breakfast meeting at which new MAFA officers will be elected.
  • Door prizes! There are some very special door prizes lined up.
  • WARP presentation and meeting** — A chance for attendees to learn more about Weave for a Real Peace, an international organization that supports textile traditions as a means for cultural preservation and economic development.

**Open to the Public The MidAtlantic Fiber Association’s conference is about more than just workshops. Many events are open to the public. Even if you can’t come for the whole weekend, please join us and participate in some of exciting fiber opportunities.