Hello Fiber Enthusiasts!

STITCHES Midwest 2013 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL is one week away. We hope you’ve finished your homework and are getting your shopping lists ready.

As usual, the STITCHES Midwest 2013 Show Book is now online – and we have a few different download options for you. You can download the 68 page 64 Mb Show Book in zipped PDF format (complete with bookmarks & hyper-links) or you can view the Show Book as separate JPEG files on our Knitting Universe Facebook page, Knitting Universe Google+ page, or as a set on Flickr. Note: If you’re on an i-device of some kind please use this PDF download link so that you can open the Show Book in Apple’s iBooks.

Within the pages of the Show Book, you’ll find not only a guide to vendors with the most amazing assortment of yarn, needles, buttons and notions (including a two page section just for crocheters starting on page 42); but also all the ‘happenings’ – featuring some of the most inspiring people in the Knitting Universe—including book signings (page 26), appearances, & demonstrations (page 28) by some of the greatest fiber artists in the industry. And Prizes! Did we mention there will be prizes (page 56)? But of course you’re going to have to get yourself to the market to take advantage of all that these wonderful vendors (pages 33-39) have to offer!

If you want to get a double-dose of what the vendors are offering in the market, you won’t want to miss the Vendor Preview thread in the STITCHES Midwest group on Ravelry.

We also wanted to remind you about online tickets… When you purchase your tickets online you save a few dollars and lots of time! With a quick scan of your printed ticket at the door, you can zoom past the crowds and start shopping right away! Just click on the ticket at the right to use our easy, online ticket service.

If you purchased any market sessions, classes, or events you do not need to purchase an online ticket. Simply stop at the Registration Desk (outside the Market entrance) and pick up your badge. Your badge is your ticket to the Market ALL weekend long. There are still some open spots in our classes and events if you want to sign up. It's not too late to take advantage of everything that STITCHES Midwest has to offer.

That’s all for now. We can’t wait to see you at STITCHES!
team STS




P.S. Our good friend Erin Garcia has also published her own STITCHES Midwest 2013 Market Map. You can download that PDF here. Thanks Erin.

We wish to thank STITCHES Midwest 2013 Sponsors for their support!sponsors