Each year the Minnesota Knitters’ Guild has a day-long event called Yarnover held in the Twin Cities metro area. Prestigious local and national instructors (listed below) teach a variety of courses and fiber vendors fill the Yarnover Market, which is free and open to the public.
New for 2015: The expenses incurred for bringing these amazing teachers are quite high. We pay for the airfare, lodging and meals for each teacher in addition to their teaching fees. Since these expenses can't be altered, we either need to raise attendance fees or eliminate the purchase of gifts. We decided to eliminate the purchase of gifts, thus avoiding raising attendance fees.
Here's what we know so far about Yarnover 2015. Please check back here for updated information as it becomes available:
It will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015.
The Meet the Teachers Dinner will be held at the Marriott Hotel Friday, April 24, 2015. The keynote speaker is Amy Herzog, author of Fit to Flatter. She is delightful, as you will soon experience for yourselves.
On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, our regular Guild meeting will host Patty Lyons as our visiting guest speaker. Her talk, entitled, "Ooops, I Accidentally Knit a Dress: Tales of Lies, Denial and Heartbreak" sounds like it will be amazing!
Vendor registration will be in the fall instead of January.
One of the chief benefits of belonging to the Minnesota Knitters' Guild is early registration for Yarnover classes! Early registration starts about 2 weeks before general registration for anyone who joins or renews their membership in the Guild by December 31st. Registration dates have not been established yet for 2015, but are expected to be in January. Check back here for updates.
Instructors are invited to teach based on their class portfolios, current knitting trends and feedback from participants and the Yarnover committee. If you are interested in teaching at a future Yarnover or have a great suggestion for a teacher, please contact our current chairperson, Shelley Hermanson at email@example.com. Here is the list of 2015 instructors:
Susan B. Anderson Anne Berk Marly Bird Mercedes Tarasovich Clark Carson Demers Amy Detjen Franklin Habit Susanna Hansson Amy Herzog Patty Lyons Stephanie Pearl McPhee John Mullarkey Beth Brown Reinsel Myrna Stahman Myra Wood
The Vendor Application Process will begin in the fall. Check back here for more information as it becomes available..
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE A DOOR PRIZE - We are very grateful for the on-going support of local shops and national contributors who have generously donated yarn, books, subscriptions and other knitting-related items as door prizes for our event. To be listed as a door prize contributor in our main publicity and to receive additional door prize contributor recognition at the event, your door prize must be received by April 1, 2015. Check back later for the downloadable 2015 door prize donation form. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Shari O’Flanagan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAJOR SPONSOR –We offer vendors the opportunity to become a major event sponsor. As a major event sponsor, you will receive a ½ page ad space (b&w) in our Yarnover Brochure given out to attendees and a 16x20 promotional poster that will be prominently displayed at the event. To become a major sponsor, we are requiring a gift for each attendee (500) valued at a minimum of $5. Vendors to supply artwork and/or pre-printed poster. For questions on this exciting opportunity please contact Shari O’Flanagan at email@example.com.
Get the most out of your love of knitting! Membership benefits include pre-registration for Yarnover, a subscription to our quarterly Cable Gram, organized public service projects and camaraderie with fellow knitters. Annual dues are $30.