Welcome

Stitches Expo at Home is the virtual version of our destination shows. Now, all that energy and excitement comes to you at Home.

Never been to Stitches? This is the time! It’s a Maker’s dream—38 classes, 17 extraordinary instructors, a Market, special events, presentations, and other features.

First, there are The Stitches Classes. Polish a favorite technique, build your confidence, maybe try something entirely new. We have something for everyone! Choose from knitting, sewing, weaving,  and crochet. You will find bargello, shirt lace button, pin loom, and tapestry classes. Make bags with granny squares, hand-stitch a zipper pouch, stencil and sew a tote, or maybe felt a sweater and sew it into a knapsack.

Each workshop is served up in one or two 2-hour Zoom class sessions. With a limited size, you always have a front-row seat and end each day in your own bed. That’s why we call it Stitches Expo at Home!

Then there is The Stitches Market. You’ve been craving it, and our exhibitors are ready! Each will host individual half-hour spots to show what they’ve been up to, what they have, and what’s hot. Market access is free to students; Market Tickets are also available for purchase.

There’s even more! Learn more about the Stitches community through special presentations and teacher features. Get to know your fellow crafters and the Stitches staff during the Welcome, Morning Coffees, the Stitch Together on Saturday night, and of course, the Stitches Finale!

When our creative communities go virtual, Stitches Expo at Home is here!

Note: All times listed are Central Daylight Time.

Access to your Dashboard will be available beginning August 23 at 12:01 am CDT. Access to the Dashboard will remain available through October 9 at 11:59 CDT. This includes access to vendor information and presentation videos. For instructions on accessing your dashboard click here.

Check out the September Stitches Expo at Home Preview!

See the classes and meet: Jody Alexander, Florencia Correa Campos, Lily Chin, Alexandra Davidoff, Phyllis Bell Miller, Sarah Peasley, Xandy Peters, Linda Pietz, Catherine Redford, Amy Snell, Jennifer Stern, and Karen Stevens

Market Hours

Friday, September 9
10:30 am – 12:00 pm CDT
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm CDT
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm CDT

Saturday, September 10
10:30 am – 12:00 pm CDT
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm CDT
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm CDT

Sunday, September 11
10:30 am – 12:00 pm CDT
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm CDT

Stitches Expo at home Market Tickets are only $5. Stitches Market access is included with class purchase.

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Exhibitor Listings and Schedules are avaliable. Check back for updates.

Classes

We have something for everyone! Knitting, crochet, weaving, embroidery, hand- and machine-stitching, bag making. Join us and explore fiber through color, texture, design, and theory.

We have 17 amazing instructors teaching 38 classes. You can see the classes online via the button below. Or download a linked PDF of the classes.

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Download a Linked PDF of the class schedule!

 

Meet our extraordinary instructors!

Teachers for Stitches Expo at Home Sept 2022 (From top to bottom; left to right): Ramalakshmi Pasumarthy, Karen Stevens, Heather Storta, Jody Alexander, Florencia Campos Correa, Amy Snell, Phyllis Bell Miller, Lily Chin, Jennifer Stern, Denise Bell, Linda Pietz, Alexandra Davidoff, Harry Wells, Xandy Peters, Kennita Tully, Catherine Redford, Sarah Peasley

Do you want to find classes by class type? Here is a quick link index that will help you!

crochet (6)  •  knitting (23)  •  hand sewing (4)  •  machine sewing (3)  •  patchwork (1)  •  weaving (4)  •  embroidery, needlepoint or surface design (4)

Special Presentations

Stephanie BryantOne of the things I love about the Stitches at Home experience, and why I recommend it to other crafters, is that the crew has done such an excellent job of creating the sense of community that is missing in a lot of online events. The morning coffee time, the stitches-together get-togethers, and the show and share times are all great ways to bring people together. Over time, I see many of the same faces in these social gatherings, and that spark of recognition builds that sense of belonging. I don’t feel like I’m just ‘taking a class’. I feel like I’m joining up with my friends.

Stephanie Bryant

knitter and author

Expo at Home Schedule

Individual schedules will vary based on class selection(s). Class registration includes access to the Market and event activities. Market ticket holders will have access to all event activities. 
All times are in Central Daylight Time.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
11:00am – 1:00pm Student Virtual Check-in

Thursday, September 8, 2022
5:00pm – 8:30pm Student Virtual Check-in
7:30pm – 8:30pm Stitches Expo at Home Welcome

Friday, September 9, 2022
9:30am – 10:30am Morning Coffee
10:00am -12:00pm Classes
10:30am – 12:00pm Market Open
12:30pm – 1:30pm Fall in Love with Quick Kits with Tom and Cindy Garland of Stunning String Studio
2:00pm – 4:00pm Classes
2:00pm – 5:00pm Market Open
5:00pm – 7:00pm Classes
5:30pm – 6:30pm I am in Stitches with Veronique Diligent
7:00pm – 9:00pm Market Open

Saturday, September 10, 2022
9:30am – 10:30am Morning Coffee
10:00am -12:00pm Classes
10:30am – 12:00pm Market Open
12:30pm – 1:30pm How to Score Big at Thrift Stores and Estate Sales with LaCheryl Cillie of Thriftstyleliving
2:00pm – 4:00pm Classes
2:00pm – 5:00pm Market Open
5:00pm – 7:00pm Classes
5:30pm – 6:30pm Walking Foot Quilting – Take It Out of the Ditch with Catherine Redford
7:00pm – 9:00pm Market Open
9:15pm…? Stitch Together with Brittani-Pearl MacFadden

Sunday, September 11, 2022
9:30am – 10:30am Morning Coffee
10:00am -12:00pm Classes
10:30am – 12:00pm Market Open
12:30pm – 1:30pm Getting the Most from the Dye Pots with Esther Rodgers
2:00pm – 4:00pm Classes
2:00pm – 5:00pm Market Open
5:00pm – 7:00pm Classes
7:30pm – 9:30pm Show and Share Finale

Stitch Together

Group of women in Pajamas

Let your hair down, kick off your shoes, and unwind.

Whether you’re catching up on your latest WIP, tackling your homework, or looking for motivation to keep stitching, join us for a casual evening of crafting and conversation. It’s always good to come together to share our love of fiber crafts.  Grab your project, a beverage, and stitch along!

Here are a few classroom pics from Stitches at Home.

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