MAWS Related Activities & Events


  • CANCELLED!!!!!!

    • September 25-26, 2020. Billings, MT

    • Prairie Handspinners Fiber Festival



  • June 2023

    • ANWG Conference in Billings, MT

    • MAWS will host the Association of Northwest Weavers semi-annual conference! Ruth Terry, conference chair, and her committee have already begun planning. Stay tuned for  updates.

Other Activities & Events

  • July 18-19, 2020. Whitehall, MT

         Copper K Fiber Festival

  • August 1-2, 2020. Eureka, MT 

         Eureka Fiber Fest

2018 MAWS Conference exceeded all Expectations!!!!

Guild Booths
Best Conference Theme: Lewistown
Best Use of Color: Helena Weavers Guild
Best use of Conference Color: - Billings Weavers Guild
Best Use of Guild Project: Missoula Weavers Guild
Judges Choice: Prairie Handspinners

An outstanding faculty coupled with excited fiber enthusiasts, a cornucopia of vendors and an amazing venue resulted in a learning experience we won't soon forget! Congratulations to the Bozeman Guild for putting together this quality conference!!!!

Open Show Results



Household Items


Handspun Yarn

Square Peg Creations


Handspun Finished Items

Felted Items

​1st Place


Jackie Boshka - Summer & Winter silk warp, alpaca weft 

Sharon Schroeder - Summer & Winter linen table cloth

Dawn Ahlert - Monet "Water Lilies"

Laurel Orthmeyer - Red/gray/green crochet plied


Sharon Schroeder - Free form felted & woven garment

Janet Reynolds - Knit Mittens

Jayne Lund - Hanging Balls

​2nd Place


Susan Lohmuller - M&O"S scarf, hand dyed

Bev Polk - "Threadcrumb" pillows

Helen Harris - "Carpet Bag" treasures

Laurel Orthmeyer - Green beaded yarn


Jaime Stevens - Tryptych - Iceland inspired

HGA Award: Dawn Ahlert 
Water Lilies Tapestry
Best of Show: Sharon Schroeder 
Linen & Cotton Tablecloth
Judges Choice: Jackie Boshka 
Summer & Winter Shawl
Chairperson Award: Helen Harris "Summer Colors" Tapestry
Peoples Choice: Jayne Lund 
Felted "King of Gnomes"