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 teach a variety of courses and fiber vendors fill the Yarnover Market, which is free and open to the public.
2016 is the 30th anniversary of Yarnover. We're calling it Yarnover XXX or Yarnover Triple X. It's still early days in our planning process, but here's what we know so far. Please check back here for updated information as it becomes available.
It will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016.
New Venue! Yarnover 2016 will be held at Hopkins West Junior High School.
The Meet the Teachers Dinner will be held at the Marriott West Hotel on Friday, April 22, 2016. The keynote speaker will be well-known and beloved speaker, teacher, author, and knitting goddess, Meg Swansen. We're so excited!
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 16th. Registration dates have not been established yet for 2016, but are expected to be in early January.
Instructors and Classes
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. NEW! Here is the final list of 2016 instructors:
Susan B. Anderson Anne Berk JC Briar Nancy Bush Lily Chin Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark Carson Demers Romi Hill Melissa Leapman Patty Lyons Mary Jane Mucklestone Lucy Neatby Sarah Peasley Beth Brown Reinsel Theresa Schabes
2016 Vendor Information
Our vendor market is a very important part of the overall Yarnover event. We welcome vendors from across the United States and Canada, and look forward to seeing all the exciting items that will be offered to attendees each year. Booths sell out quickly, and vendors are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible once the registration period begins. Vendor registration for Yarnover 2016 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 March 14, 2016. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Shari O’Flanagan at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Guild today!
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.