MAWS Biennial Conference – Registration Opens January 18 2018

Big Sky, MT
June 12-17, 2018

Important Date Change:
Registration for the Under the Big Sky Conference will begin JANUARY 18.
Online reservation: bozemanweaversguild.org/maws-2018/

“The Sky’s The Limit” The Montana Association of Weavers and Spinners (MAWS) will hold its biennial conference at Big Sky, MT, June 12-17, 2018. The Bozeman Weavers Guild (BWG), the host for the 2018 conference, is happy to be able to welcome participants to find inspiration in our beautiful corner of southwest Montana.

The conference colors for MAWS 2018 are inspired by our beautiful Montana Sky – blue, silver, golden yellow and coral.

Headlining instructors include Jason Collingwood, Jane Patrick and Linda Hartshorn. These artists will lead workshops on weaving and dyeing while regional instructors will share expertise on these and other fiber arts disciplines including spinning, felting, knitting and basketry. Participants can choose to hone existing skills and/or try something brand new. Class descriptions are posted on the website and registration will open in mid-January, 2018.

In addition to a wonderful selection of classes, there will be a variety of events including:

“Reach for the Stars: Fiber Artistry in the Big Sky” – The 2018 MAWS Open show will be hosted by the Helena Weavers and Spinners Guild. Display your artistry and enter fiber and/or ‘square peg’ creations made since the last MAWS conference. Information on categories and the guidelines for the open show are available on the website.

“True Colors of the Big Sky” Fashion Show – The Billings Weavers and Spinners will be hosting the open show and the 2018 show will be category and competition free. To help the show flow and to be well organized, the Billings Weavers Guild would like entries to be submitted by June 5th. Details and the entry form are available on the website.

Conference Exchange Items – Everyone is invited to participate in The Sky’s the Limit! conference exchange. Bring a handwoven tea towel or a handspun skein for the exchange! Your towels and skeins will be displayed until, at the end of the conference, some lucky attendee will take home your ‘gift’ and you will receive a towel or skein in exchange.

The BWG invites everyone to make plans to come weave, spin, dye, felt and knit with us under the Big Sky! Additional and updated information on the 2018 MAWS conference is available on the BWG website: www.bozemanweaversguild.org/maws-2018