STITCHES Expo at home

September 9–11, 2022

Cottage, condo, cave, or castle, no matter where you live, bring Stitches Home.

Hello Friends!

Autumn is in the air! The days are shortening; the nights are getting cooler. We makers know what that means — sweater weather! Makers are turning their thoughts to winter wardrobes and holiday gifts. What better time to introduce them to your products?

Stitches’ worldwide community of makers are marvelously engaged, highly qualified buyers. Meet them in the Stitches Market to connect with and inspire them.

We look forward to working with you! If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected].

All my best,

Nathania Apple Signature

Nathania Apple
Exhibit Services Manager
Stitches Events

Connect with the community in the Stitches Market

Stitches Expo at Home is the virtual version of our destination shows. We offer students and market-goers a vibrant Market, incredible classes, meet & greets, sponsor presentations, Teacher Features, the Pajama Party, and other great features. Lots of ways to connect with makers from all over!

The Stitches Market is your opportunity to connect with customers from across the country and around the world. Customers can visit you in real time or, if you record your session, via your Show Book Webpage (see below for details). Bring your products to life with a trunk show or seasonal colorway reveal. Feature a designer or the inspiration for your colors. How you use your time in the Market is up to you!

You can host from 2 to 10 half-hour Zoom sessions (these can be combined for 1-hour spots) to introduce yourself and your products to Stitches students and market-goers. Your complimentary Show Book Webpage is a place for customers to get a sneak peek at your offerings, learn more about you, and further connect with you!

How Do I Exhibit at This Event?

1. If you are already registered as a Stitches Exhibitor or upon approval of your account, log in, then select your options from the menu below and add them to your cart. You can click the “Learn More About…” below each item for specific details.

If you’re not yet a Stitches Exhibitor, click the button below to complete the Stitches Exhibitor Registration Form and Stitches Exhibitor Agreement. Once your account has been registered you will be able to submit an event registration request. 

2. When you have made your selections, click on your shopping cart to review, add payment information, give us your scheduling preferences and conflicts, and submit your order. You will be prompted to electronically sign an event-specific agreement at check out. Your credit card will not be charged until we accept and complete your registration request.

Beginning August 12, you will have access to the Stitches Expo at Home Exhibitor Dashboard where you will find online forms to submit information for the event, event deadlines and details, and other exhibitor resources.

Have Questions? Contact Nathania Apple
Email: [email protected]
Call: 605-338-2682
Fax: 605-338-2994

Event Schedule

Please note: All times are listed in Central Time

Friday, Sept 9th…

9:30am – 10:30am Morning Coffee
10:00am -12:00pm Classes
10:30am – 12:00pm Market Open
12:30pm – 1:30pm Special Presentation
2:00pm – 4:00pm Classes
2:00pm – 5:00pm Market Open
6:00pm – 8:00pm Classes
5:30pm – 6:30pm Special Presentation
7:00pm – 9:00pm Market Open

Saturday, Sept 10th…

9:30am – 10:30am Morning Coffee
10:00am -12:00pm Classes
10:30am – 12:00pm Market Open
12:30pm – 10:30pm Special Presentation
2:00pm – 4:00pm Classes
2:00pm – 5:00pm Market Open
6:00pm – 8:00pm Classes
5:30pm – 6:30pm Special Presentation
7:00pm – 9:00pm Market Open
9:15pm…. ? Virtual Pajama Party

Sunday, Sept 11th…

9:30am – 10:30am Morning Coffee
10:00am -12:00pm Classes
10:30am – 12:00pm Market Open
12:30pm – 1:30pm Special Presentation
2:00pm – 4:00pm Classes
2:00pm – 5:00pm Market Open
4:00pm – 6:00pm Classes
7:30pm – 9:30pm Stitches Expo at Home Finale

Note: Stitches Management reserves the right to alter this schedule as needed.

“I love how the Stitches Expo at Home Market works! Vendors have scheduled times to present highlights of their offerings, and I don’t have to fight a crowd in a booth or hope I can catch someone’s attention if I have a question. The Stitches Dashboard gives a brief description of what each vendor is promoting or is known for, which lets me choose the sessions I am especially interested in. I have gotten acquainted with vendors I never knew before, and found products I am really interested in that I probably would have otherwise missed. Check it out!”

Jan Lee

Avid Crafting Consumer

September Products

Market Spots

The Stitches Market consists of half-hour Market Spots hosted by exhibitors from their Zoom accounts. Select 2 to 10 Market Spots and connect with new and established customers.

Ideas for your Market Spots:

  • Trunk shows
  • Designer showcases
  • Studio tours
  • Technique demos
  • Informational seminars
  • Introducing new product lines
  • Revealing seasonal or exclusive colorways
  • Informal chats with customers

Market Spots can be combined into one-hour sessions.

Cost: $50/half hour

This product can only be purchased by registered users. Login now, or register for an exhibitor account.

Sponsorship

Sponsorship offers an exclusive chance to stand out in the Stitches Expo at Home Market!

  • Capture the attentions of students and market attendees with a 40-minute Sponsor Presentation scheduled when the rest of the Market is closed.
  • Stitches Events provides the Zoom link and hosts the Sponsor Presentation
  • Sponsor Presentations are recorded and embedded onto the event dashboard for all attendees to view at their leisure
  • Recordings are available for 14 days following the event.
  • The sponsor’s logo is placed on the main Stitches Expo at Home page, linked to your website.
  • The sponsor’s logo with links are included on each event email before and during the event.

Cost: $375

This product can only be purchased by registered users. Login now, or register for an exhibitor account.

Market Highlight Ads

Market Highlight Ad Mockup

Our system features the ability to send email notices to our attendees. These go to both students and Market attendees and contain recaps of the previous day, reminders of upcoming presentations, and other event news. Trackbacks from these emails show a great deal of interaction—especially from our students.

For September Stitches Expo at Home, we offer 6 horizontal ads per day. We send emails before 8:00am CT on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The rectangular Market Highlight Ads are put in the body of each update email. The cost is $35 per ad.

These ads are limited to a maximum of three per company and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis until all spots have been reserved.

Ads must be submitted 10 days in advance of the show with notes about scheduling preferences and links for the ad graphics. We recommend that you link to either a portal page on your website, a show book webpage on the Stitches.events website, or your upcoming market spot via a Zoom link. We discourage you from putting Zoom links in the ad graphics–just in case we cannot accommodate your schedule.

Dimensions for these ads must be 675 pixels wide by 200 pixels high at 72 pixels per inch in JPEG format.

These ads sell quickly; reserve yours today!

This product can only be purchased by registered users. Login now, or register for an exhibitor account.

Included with Your Purchase

show book page example

Online Show Book Webpage

Your Show-book Webpage is a resource for customers before, during, and for 14 days after the event. Introduce yourself to customers, offer show specials and discounts, and give shoppers a sneak peek at what you’ll feature in the Market. Your page gives attendees an additional opportunity to get to know you, and buy your products. Your Market schedule is listed there with your contact information and logo.
Your page can also feature:
  • A brief description of your business and the products you’ll be featuring in the Market (approx. 250 words)
  • Up to 3 Product Images and descriptive captions
  • Up to 3 Embedded YouTube videos
In addition, you can record your Market Spots, send us the YouTube links, and we will insert them on your page so attendees who were unable to attend your session live can view them later!

Post Event PDF

Following the event we provide attendees with a list of Stitches Virtual Market exhibitors with links so they can find you after the event.