Community Outreach &  Demonstration Opportunities

Due to changing mandates for gatherings on a state-by-state basis due to Covid-19, check with the individual organization or institution before venturing out.

MAFA News:
Virtual Conference June 24-27, 2011
More news on the virtual conference will come in January.
● MAFA plans to publish the catalog late February with a complete class listing and registration details.
● MAFA will offer sample classes in early March so you can get a feel for what a virtual hands-on class or lecture-style class will be like.
● Registration will open in early April — a little later than usual since there will be no travel arrangements to make.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the virtual conference: lectures, keynote, exhibits, demonstrations, events. Contact

Next grant deadline: January 8, 2021

MAFA is seeking volunteers for the conference committee ( and grants committee (

News & Community Events

Saturday, Nov 14, 2020
10 am - 11:30 am Pacific time
Saturday University Lecture Series: Color in Asian Art - Material and Meaning, presentation by John Marshall
Registration required

Deadline November 15, 2020
Call for entries: a virtual 3-D walk-through exhibition (online only)
Pushing the Limits, curated by Lala de Dios and Olivier Masson.
Open to shaft weavers worldwide. On view from Dec. 1, 2020 through Dec. 1, 2021.

SOFA-Chicago virtual
November 5-12, 2020.
Wednesday, Nov 11 is focused on fiber

Building Bridges virtual exhibit
On view now through June 30, 2021
Weavers Guild of Greater Baltimore

Thread of Consciousness: The Tapestries of jon Eric Riis
Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
On view Nov 20 through May 2, 2021

To watch the recordings from HGA's 2020 Spinning & Weaving week as they are loaded, subscribe to the YouTube Channel "HGAWeaveSpinDye".

June 24-27, 2021
MAFA virtual

July 17-18, 2021
NEWS virtual