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Conference FAQs

The Venue           Workshops & Registration           Commuters & Day-Trippers         Evening Activities

The Venue

Will wifi be available?
Yes, Millersville University has wifi throughout its campus. Upon registration you will receive a userid and password to access the network.

Are single rooms available?

All the rooms are in suites of 2-4 rooms with shared bathrooms. Some of the rooms within the suites are doubles and some are singles. If you prefer a single, please indicate that on your registration form.

Do I need to designate a roommate?

If you want to room with someone, you both must indicate that on your registration forms. If you don’t indicate a roommate, the registrar will either assign you one or assign you to a single room in a suite. If you and a friend decide after registering that you want to room together, send an email to registrar@mafafiber.org before late April.

We’d like to have suites that are near one another. How do we request this?

Write your group’s request on your registration form or send an email to registrar@mafafiber.org before late April. Please note that while we’ll do our best, it’s possible that we will not be able to accommodate all requests. The current plan is that everyone will be in the same dormitory, so you will not be far from your friends and guildmates.

What do we need to bring for the dorm room?

Beds are furnished with a blanket, pillow, sheets, and pillowcase. Two towels are provided. You may wish to bring an additional blanket. Remember to bring soap, shampoo, drinking cups, hair dryers, and clothes hangers. All rooms are non-smoking. If you want snacks to share with your suitemates or guildmates, you might want to bring those too. The rooms do NOT have refrigerators or microwaves – although these appliances can be found in the dorm kitchen.

Is there a gym where we can work out? Or a pool?

Unfortunately, our contract with the university does not include access to the fitness center.

What’s the food like?

The dining facility is a full-service, all-you-can eat dining hall. It provides two hot lines, a salad bar, pizza, burgers, and vegetarian options. Special dietary needs can be accommodated – please note them on your registration form.

Is there an emergency contact number that my family could use to reach me at the conference?

They can call the Campus Security number at 717-872-3024. The campus police will be able to locate and/or get a message to you.

Where do we go to check in?

Check-in will be in the “Great Room,” in Hull Hall, the dorm we’ll all be using, from 2-5 PM on Thursday, July 16. More complete directions and parking information will be sent with your confirmation information.

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The Workshops & Registration

How many classes can I take?

Every conference participant will take for one 2-1/2 day workshop.

When will I find out what class I am taking?

The Registrar will acknowledge your registration shortly after she receives your registration form and payment, and will indicate what class you are tentatively scheduled to take. You will receive final confirmation in early May, with more detailed class information by early June.

What are the class hours?

Classes run from 9-12 and 1:30-5 on Friday and Saturday, and from 9-12 on Sunday.

I have a question about a class. How do I contact the instructor?

Please address your questions first to the Education Chair at educationchair@mafafiber.org. If she doesn’t know the answer, she will help you to get it.

Can I rent a loom?

Before you try to rent a loom, you might ask guildmates if anyone has one you can borrow. If you still need one after that, please indicate that on your registration form.  If you have already registered, please send an email to educationchair@mafafiber.org, telling her which class you have registered for,  and she will assist you in finding a loom. You will need to bring your warp ready to thread, and plan on warping the loom on Thursday afternoon so it will be ready at class start on Friday morning. There may be a minor rental fee for the loom.

What if I need to cancel my attendance?

Refund requests must be made in writing to the Registrar and must be postmarked or emailed before May 15, 2015. A non-refundable processing fee of $50 will be deducted from your refund. No refunds will be granted after May 15, 2015. Exceptions to this policy will be applied only in extreme circumstances and will require documentation.

Commuters & Day-Trippers

I’m commuting – Can I buy meals?

All-You-Can-Eat meals will be available for cash purchase in the dining hall. Costs for individual meals will be:

Breakfast: $5.00, Lunch: $9.50, and Dinner: $13.00.

There is also a Starbucks with salads and sandwiches, a food truck that will park near the vendor hall for lunch, and a Campus Grill in Gordinier Hall where meals can be purchased.

Is there a fee to come to the Vendor Hall if I’m not taking any classes?

No! The public is welcome to come to the Vendor Hall anytime it is open --- and also to attend the evening events – the Keynote Speech, the Fashion Show, the Open Studio tour. No cost, no fees. Join us to celebrate our love of all things fiber!

Evening Activities

What’s happening on Thursday night?

We are delighted to announce that Jennifer Moore, an accomplished weaver known for her luminous color gradations and distinctive designs has agreed to be our keynote speaker at our opening session on Thursday evening at 7:00. Her presentation will be followed by a reception with light refreshments. The speech and reception is open to the general public.

I don’t create “fashion garments” – why should I attend the fashion show?

The Friday night Fashion Show is all about celebrating our creations. We use the word “fashion” rather loosely. While you will see some amazing wearable creations, it’s also the place to show off a rug, a felted object, a tapestry – or any other fiber-related object you have created-- to a very appreciative audience. You don’t have to bring an item to enjoy the show – but everyone is welcome to participate. This event is also open to the public.

What’s the deal with “Open Studio”?

On Saturday evening, all the instructors will stay in their classes to answer questions as attendees move from class to class viewing the various techniques and subjects being taught. This is a great way for program chairs or guild members to get ideas for future workshops. Guild members who haven’t been able to attend the whole conference are welcome to attend – as is the general public.

When is the Tai Chi class?

Unfortunately, due to scheduling conflicts, we are not going to be able to offer this class this year.

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