Yarnover 2022 Registration Information

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Yarnover 2022 registration opens for Minnesota Knitters’ Guild members this Saturday, Feb. 5th at 8:00am CST. Non-members will be able to register starting Saturday, Feb. 12th at 8:00am.

 

There are a few changes to Yarnover this year due to Covid and the responses to the Yarnover survey we sent out earlier this year.

 

Yarnover will be a one-day event on Saturday, April 30th – That day will consist of classes, a boxed lunch, and the Marketplace. The Yarnover dinner on Friday night, Yarn Bingo on Saturday night, and the MKG meeting on Sunday have all be canceled.

 

Safety Requirements – All attendees, teachers, vendors, and volunteers will need to provide Proof of Vaccination (two Pfizer/Moderna shots or one J&J shot) at least two weeks before Yarnover and wear masks on site. (Please note: While the hotel does not currently require their staff to be vaccinated, they are all required to wear masks. Other hotel guest are not currently required to wear masks or be vaccinated, but will not be allowed in our classrooms or marketplace.)

 

Marketplace Access – We will be issuing free, timed-entry tickets to the Marketplace for those who are not attending classes as we get closer to Yarnover. Those attending classes will have their own shopping time from 8:00am – 9:00am and again from 12:00pm to 2:00pm.

 

New Yarnover Registration – As we have a new website, the Yarnover registration page is also new, but we think you’ll find it easy to use. Member registration will be available through the dashboard, so you must be signed in to access it. You’ll see a big green button that says Yarnover 2022 Registration at the top of the page. Non-Members will find a registration button on the Yarnover page.

 

Here are a few tips…
  • Sign in Early – If you are a MKG member, make sure you can sign in to your MKG account before Saturday morning. If you are having issues signing in please contact Nikky at [email protected]
  • Review the Classes & Teachers on the Yarnover page of the website or in this revised version of the Yarnover Brochure. We have had three teachers cancel since the original brochure, so make sure the ones you want are still available.
  • Picking your Class – If you are taking morning and afternoon classes, pick your morning class first and then the option to pick an afternoon class will appear.
  • Completing the Form – Make sure to answer all the required questions, including checking the Covid Policy box before checking out. If you do not, you will get an error and need to start over.
  • Uploading Proof of Vax – You do not need to upload your Proof of Vaccination at the time of registration, though it is an option. You can upload it anytime before April 15th here. You can even do it now to get ahead of the game.
  • Making Your Payment – You can pay through your PayPal account or with a debit/credit card. When you click the PayPal button, a pop-up will appear where you can choose your payment option. You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay with a debit or credit card.

Screenshot of the PayPal checkout pop up.

  • PayPal currently automatically adds a Pay Later button, but that is not an option and if you do click it you will still have to pay in full.
After you register, you will receive an email confirming which class(es) you signed up for and also which lunch you have chosen.

We can’t wait to see you all in April!

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