General Information

Registration is now Open

January 7, 2019


Registration Deadline is April 12, 2019!


With this conference, we are celebrating six decades of existence. THINK RETRO!

Choose a decade and celebrate it by creating fashions, home furnishings and fiber art reflective of the style, colors and design popular during those 10 years!

Workshops and Seminars


This year we have eight 3 day workshops, eight one-day seminars and 16 half-day (two- hour) seminars consisting of lectures or hands-on exercises. You may sign up for four half-day seminar sessions, a one-day seminar and two half-days, two one-day seminars, or individual half-day seminars.


Thursday, May 30th is the set-up day for the Conference, kicking off the conference with a Fashion Show followed by a reception. The Conference will continue through Saturday, June 1, with keynote speaker, Cameron Taylor Brown, exhibits, and vendors.


The three-day workshops will begin on Sunday, June 2 ending Tuesday, June 4, 2019. You must be a MLH member to attend the conference and/or workshops. If you are not a member, you must join MLH in order to register, and you may do this on your registration form. If your membership has expired you may send the renewal along with your registration.


Conference Fee: $50.00 each two-hour seminar, $100.00 each full day seminar, or $200.00 for the full two day conference (any mix of two-hour/full day seminars). Fashion Show and reception in Graves Hall is $20.00 or $25.00 at the door.


Workshop Fee: $320


Housing will be available in Cook Hall this year for those attending Conference and Workshops. Parking lots are near the dorm and are free.


Check-In is in Cook Hall with temporary parking in front while checking in.


Keynote Speakers

Cameron Taylor Brown is our Conference keynote speaker on Friday, May 31 at 7:00 P.M. in Graves Hall. Sunday, June 2 at 7:00 P.M., Jennifer Moore will present a workshop keynote address.


Fashion Show

The Fashion Show kicks off this year’s conference on Thursday, May 30 at 7:00 P.M. in Graves Hall. Fashion Show tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased when you register for conference or $25.00 at the door.


The MLH Breakfast Quarterly Board Meeting is Friday morning, May 31, at 7:30 A.M. Martha Miller 158.  At the Board Meeting you will hear committee reports, discussion on projects and issues involving MLH. During the year we report back to you through your guild reps and the newsletter, but here you can see firsthand the inner workings of your organization.


MLH Annual Meeting

All MLH members are encouraged to attend the Annual meeting, where you will hear year end committee reports and vote for officers. Vice President and Treasurer are up for election this year. The MLH Annual Meeting is Friday, May 31, at 6:30 P.M., in Graves Hall, immediately followed by the Keynote speaker at 7:00 P.M. Awards will be presented for the MLH Exhibits at the end of the Keynote address.


All attendees (students, instructors, and vendors) must register for seminars and workshops, housing and meals, on-line through the Hope College registration site. A link will be placed on our website ( the morning that registration opens (January 7, 2019). A special newsletter will also be sent out with the link. Only credit card payments will be accepted.


If you have trouble registering on-line, do not hesitate to send an email to or call 269-779-5476 and ask for assistance. Registration deadline is April 12, 2019.


E-mail Confirmation: Hope College will then send you an email letting you know that your registration has been completed.


Confirmation letters: Confirmation letters will be mailed out to all registrants with important information regarding parking, your seminar and workshop choices, and roommates. This letter will be sent out around the first of May.


Changes, Fees, Cancellations, Refunds Policy

Full refunds will be made up to April 12, 2019. From April 13, 2019 to May 20, 2019, refunds will be made only for food and room.An administration fee of $5.50 plus a 3.75% merchant fee will be deducted from the total amount paid. After May 20, 2019, no refunds will be made.



You must be a member of MLH to attend a workshop or the conference. 

You may include your membership dues when you register for Conference and Workshops. To renew membership or join MLH: 1 year is $20.00 2 years is $37.00 You are encouraged to add $5.00 to your dues payment for the Learning Grant Fund. 




To renew membership or join MLH: 1 year is $20.00 2 years is $37.00

You are encouraged to add $5.00 to your dues payment for the Learning Grant Fund.



Check-In and housing will be in Cook Hall. Cook Hall is a residence dorm which has suites consisting of two rooms with a shared bathroom. Each room can be single or double occupancy. All rooms are air conditioned.


What to Bring:

It is suggested you bring a sweater or jacket, a fan, and an extra blanket. You might also want to include hangers, an umbrella, your own pillow, an alarm clock, a light for reading at night, soap, shampoo, and a hair dryer. Each person will be provided with 2 sheets, 1 pillowcase, 1 pillow, 1 blanket, 2 towels, and 2 washcloths.


Overnight Parking While at Hope College.

Please do not park on the streets overnight as this will earn you a parking ticket! You may park in the parking lot north of 9th Street behind the Martha Miller Building and behind SCHAPP Science Building. A map of parking lots will be included in your registration materials.


Emergency Phone Number for Hope College In case of an emergency while you areat Hope, the number is 616-395-7000.




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