Each year the Minnesota Knitters’ Guild has a weekend-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 Marketplace. Classes are open to members only, but the marketplace is free and open to the public.
One of the primary benefits of belonging to the Minnesota Knitters' Guild is early registration for Yarnover classes! Make sure your dues are current by December 31st so you can qualify for early registration (2017 dates TBD). For the most up-to-date information on Yarnover 2017, join the Guild for email updates.
Yarnover 2017 Key Details:
It will be held Friday, April 21 - Sunday, April 23.
Friday evening is the meet-the-teachers dinner and keynote address
Saturday is the marketplace and classes
Sunday morning is the April member meeting featuring a TBA Yarnover guest
We have a NEW location - the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest. 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.
Instructors and Classes
Instructors are invited to teach based on their class portfolios, current knitting trends and feedback from participants and the Yarnover committee. Although the list of 2017 instructors and classes have been finalized, we are always looking for future suggestions. Please contact our current chairperson, Shelley Hermanson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Yarnover Marketplace
The Yarnover Marketplace is a big draw for fiber enthusiasts every year. The Marketplace is open to vendors from the United States and Canada applicants are encouraged to sign up early to secure a spot. Registration 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 email@example.com.
DOOR PRIZES - 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 events. 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.
MAJOR SPONSORSHIP- We offer vendors the opportunity to become a major event sponsor. As a major event sponsor, you will receive a ½ page ad 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 must supply artwork and/or a pre-printed poster.
If you have questions or need additional information about donating door prizes or becoming a major sponsor, 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.