Exhibit Hours



Fiber Art and Functional Fiber - Graves Hall Upstairs (203 & 204)

Friday, May 31, 2019

8:00 AM - 6:30 PM


Saturday, June 1, 2019

8:00 AM - Noon



Fashion Exhibit - Graves Hall First Floor (119)

Friday, May 31, 2019

8:00 AM - 6:30 PM


Saturday, June 1, 2019

8:00 AM - Noon


Guild Exhibits and Plate Challenge - Maas Conference

(Across from Phelps Cafeteria)

Friday, May 31, 2019

8:00 AM - 6:30 PM


Saturday, June 1, 2019

8:00 AM - Noon



Judged Exhibits

Judged Exhibits

There will be four exhibits judged for prizes:

Fashion, Fashion Accessories, Fiber Artand Functional Fiber


Fashion Garment Entry Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [145.2 KB]
Fashion Accessories Entry Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [144.8 KB]
Fiber Art Entry Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [192.7 KB]
Functional Fiber Entry Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [85.3 KB]

Guidelines for Entrants 

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!


The following information will help you create a prize winning piece.


The criteria for judging will be: Craftsmanship, Originality, Suitability to Purpose and

Communication of Thought. The criteria attributes are:


Craftsmanship: Skilled work by hand or machine, attention to detail, impeccable

workmanship, structural soundness. Are edges finished well? Is the display technique

compatible with the piece?


Originality: New use of materials, unusual combinations of fiber, innovative structure,

use of design and color, updating old patterns, lack of copying, change in concept,

individual artistic growth, as well as pushing the limits of the form.


Suitability to Purpose: ‘Form follows function.’ Art made for use. How well does the

piece fulfill its reason for being? Does the garment fit the body well? Is a sturdy fiber

used for a rug, not a delicate baby wool?


Communication of Thought: The difficult-to-define thing that good art accomplishes,

the intuitive, the spiritual idea. Emphasis is on the aesthetic qualities. Art can

communicate a political statement, express feeling for beauty, pleasure, pain, awe, or

celebrate color and pattern. Does the piece evoke a response?


The judges for the exhibits are:

Fiber Art Cameron Taylor-Brown

Functional Fiber Barbara J. Walker

Fashion Garments Nancy Peck

Fashion Accessories Jennifer Moore


All work entered will be exhibited. The judge will critique your work and award prizes.

We hope this information encourages all our members to enter something in at least

one of the exhibits. Each entrant will receive the judging form with the judge’s

comments. Specific information for each exhibit, such as guidelines, entry forms, and

exhibit tags are included in this registration booklet.


First, second, and third prizes in each category are $250, $150 and $100, respectively.


General Guidelines for Entrants/Entries

  • Entrants must be MLH members
  • Only three entries per member per category
  • Work must be completed within the last two years
  • Original work only, no work from classes or workshops
  • Give credit for all sources such as patterns, verbal and written instructions
  • Entry forms must arrive by April 1, 2019 to the contact person listed for each exhibit category
  • Completed items must arrive by May 1, 2019.
  • Attach the Exhibit Tag as directed in the instructions for each exhibit category
  • Insurance is entrant’s responsibility
  • Submissions should be sent in a reusable container with the entrant’s name on the outside Enclose return postage if the piece is to be returned by mail or UPS
  • All items not returned by mail are to be picked up between Noon and 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 1, 2019 
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