For the most up-to-date information on Yarnover 2017, join the Guild for email updates.
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.
It's still early in our planning process, but here's what we know so far.
It will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017.
We have a NEW location - the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest (formerly Northland Inn). This location has ample parking, plenty of class space with adult-sized tables and chairs, and the ability to host all vendors in the same spot.
The Meet the Teachers Dinner will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017.
One of the chief benefits of belonging to the Minnesota Knitters' Guild is early registration for Yarnover classes! Early registration starts 1 week before general registration for anyone who joins or renews their membership in the Guild by December 15th. Registration dates have not been established yet for 2017, but are expected to be similar to previous years 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 email@example.com. The list of 2017 instructors will be posted here once finalized.
2017 Vendor Information
Our vendor market is a large and successful part of our Yarnover event each and every year. 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 2017 will begin in the fall. Check back here for more information as it becomes available.
If you have any questions regarding the registration process or becoming a vendor, please contact Sue Traczyk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. PLUS for ALL door prize donators there will be large posters and name cards at the Door Prize pick up center at the Yarnover event and a special card attached to all the prizes with the contributor’s information! AND if you are planning to be at the event as a Vendor – we will tag your door prize with a special card listing your location at the event so the winner of your prize can find you there! 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 donation(s) must be received by April 1st, 2017. 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.