|Promoting the Fiber Arts -
Weaving and Spinning
Felting and Embellishment
Knitting and Crocheting
Basketry and Tatting
|Welcome to MAWS!
|October 2014 Issue
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|WHAT'S NEW AT MAWS!
MAWS - It’s all about connection!
MAWS is a non - profit organization whose purpose is to promote and encourage fiber arts throughout the state of Montana,
and to help fiber artists forge links to their peers.
THE organization promotes interest in the fiber arts - including weaving, spinning, felting, basketry and associated fiber arts. The
primary vehicle for this is the MAWS Conference held every two years in a different city in Montana. At this conference members
the opportunity to study with top-notch instructors, participate in shows, and meet others who share the same passion for fiber
arts. A variety of vendors provide equipment, books, fiber, and more.
MAWS strives to foster communication between individuals and groups engaged in handcrafted fiber arts.
MAWS keeps members in touch through its quarterly newsletter.
MAWS provides grants to guilds who wish to sponsor a workshop, and are willing to open it to others in the state. These
workshops allow students to gain knowledge in specific fiber arts from great instructors.
IN short, membership in MAWS is the best way to improve your craft and meet others doing the same. In a state where people
are so spread apart, MAWS brings you together!
MEMBERSHIP privileges include the biannual conference, MAWS newsletter, and access to great workshops.
THE annual membership fee is $8. You can join through your local guild or as an individual.
Send your check to:
Linda Shellhammer, Treasurer
446 Tabriz Drive Billings,MT 59105
406 259 9160
|Membership in MAWS
Each issue is packed with the
latest Fiber News from
Montana and the region!
|The next MAWS Board Meeting will be
held during the
Big Sky Fiber Arts Festival in Hamilton, MT
June 12-14, 2015
Ravalli County Fairgrounds
Plan to attend!
Read the MAWS BYLAWS -
|Click on the map of
Montana to find
|Mark your 2016 calendars for the next MAWS
Fibers on the
Fibers on the Flathead 2016 will be hosted by the
Alpine Weavers and Spinners Guild. The
conference location is the newly renovated Flathead
Lake United Methodist Camp at Rollins on the west
shore of Flathead Lake - dates June 23 - 26, 2016.
Check the "Conferences and Events" page for
|Workdays at the camp
Thursday May 14 - Saturday May 16, 2015
Come camp out at the beautiful lake and help prepare for the
2016 MAWS Conference! Contact Joan Goldstein for more