MAWS Related Activities & Events

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  • June 25 - 30, 2020 

    • MAWS 2020 - Visions in Fiber!!!

    • Carroll College - Helena, Montana

    • Conference  June 25-28, 2020

    • Post Conference Workshops June 28 – 30, 2020

    • Up-to-date information can be found on the Helena website: helenaweaversandspinners.org

    • Attendee Scholarships - Five $175 scholarships will be awarded prior to the opening of registration. Click here

    • Living Treasures - Don't miss the opportunity to nominate an accomplished weaver for this award. Click here

    • Vendors - Please sign up with the helenaweaversandspinners.org

  • 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.

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

​Category:

Clothing

Household Items

Tapestries

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 - Tryptich - Iceland inspired


GRAND PRIZES
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"