MAWS 2018

The Montana Association of Weavers and Spinners Conference, MAWS 2018, will be hosted by the Bozeman Weavers Guild



Conference registration is now OPEN!

Please click HERE to register.

Check out the conference schedule and timeline or download the Registration Program.

We have added a few more spaces in Jason Collingwood’s classes!

Pre-conference Costs:

The MAWS 2018 Pre-conference offers three, two, and on-day workshops.  Costs include instruction, and breakfast and lunch on the days of instruction.   Dinner is on your own at Big Sky Resort restaurants.
  • Three-day workshop (June 12-14):      $244
  • Two-day workshop (June 13-14):         $168
  • One-day workshop (June 14):                 $82

**Pre-conference costs include instruction, breakfast, and lunch each day

Main Conference Costs:

The main conference will begin:

Thursday night, June 14 with the Big Sky BBQ

and end:
Sunday morning, June 17.

Main Conference (Instruction June 15-16):  $335

**costs include 2 full days of instruction (June 15-16), all meals from dinner Thursday evening till breakfast Sunday morning, all special conference events including:

  • Big Sky Barbecue – Meet the Instructors
  • Living Treasures Ceremony
  • Vendor Grand Opening
  • Open Show and Guild Booths
  • Instructor Show
  • Business Over Breakfast with Jane Patrick
  • Keynote Speaker: Doris Florig on “Weaving an Adventure”
  • Special dessert and book-signing
  • Top Ten Fiber Tips with Collingwood, Hartshorn, and Patrick
  • Awards Dinner
  • Fashion Show
  • Spin In

We have an exciting selection of classes for the conference!


The MAWS 2018 Pre-Conference promises to be both stimulating and relaxing! Sounds contradictory? Well, yes and no. Our smaller pre-conference will allow you the pleasure of seeing old friends and making new in the cozy setting of the Yellowstone Conference Center, surrounded by the glories of nature in SW Montana. With a choice of eight fabulous workshops, you’ll spend your pre-conference days being instructed, challenged and encouraged by some great talents of the weaving and spinning world. Evenings you will be free to relax, check out the various wonderful restaurants at Big Sky Resort, and plan your own perfect down-time activities, from hiking nearby peaks to soaking in the pool. Remember, it won’t be getting dark until close to 10:00 p.m., near as we will be to the summer solstice, so enjoy every waking minute! At the pre-conference, you’ll be able to do it all.

Main Conference

Busy but wonderful seems to best describe the MAWS 2018 main conference! You will immerse yourself in topics of interest to you, brought to you by our amazing lineup of instructors. You’ll enjoy meals with friends, the creature comforts of Big Sky Resort, as well as all the fun and inspiration of the special events described in the events link on the links to the right.





Knitting, Basketry, other

*Level Key

  • E = Everyone
  • B = Beginner
  • AB = Advanced Beginner
  • I = Intermediate
  • A = Advanced