Thursday, March 3, 2022 — Stitches West 2022 Morning Update

Good Morning! And welcome to the first day of Stitches West 2022 and the first edition of the Stitches West Morning Update.

The weather today in Sacramento, CA shows a projected high of 66° and a projected low of 45°.

We hope that the temperatures in the classrooms are as moderate.


the Stitches West 2022 Registration Desk team

Classes will be running from 9:00am–12:00pm PST and 1:30pm-4:30pm PST. If you’re interested in seeing which classes may still have spots open, please check out our list of Stitches West 2022 classes here.

Of course, if you’re onsite and you want to check available classes—or if you are registered and want to pick up your badge, today… you can go up the escalators and see our good folx at the Stitches Registration Desk. The Stitches Registration Desk will be open from 8:00am-7:00pm PST.

Please remember that anyone taking a class, attending a special event, or attending the Market must show proof of double vaccination and wear a mask while inside at the show as per our posted policy statements.


Tonight will be the Stitches West 2022 Market Previewfrom 5:00pm-8:00pm PST. Tickets for this preview can be purchased for $15 onsite or online here.

You can download a copy of the the Stitches West 2022 Show Book PDF here. You can download a PDF copy of the Stitches West 2022 Market floor map here. And since every exhibitor at this show has their very own online show book page, you’ll want to check out those listings here.


The Playground is the heart of the Stitches Market!

It’s a place to feel the pulse of what we consider our passion. And the red carpet is no accident; red is a sign of our love of crafting.

In a space that encourages Inspiration, Exploration, and Demonstration, The Playground plays host to artisans and crafters willing to share their work, skills, and advice.

Most of all, The Playground is a place to let the crafty child within you dream, experience…and yes, play!

During the Market we will have lots of cool stuff happening in The Playground! Tonight we have two short programs.


Also, tonight between 6:00pm – 7:00 pm PST, I will be on the Market Floor and streaming to all of you on Zoom. During these sessions, everyone will be muted. I will be going through the Market and other places with my phone, and I won’t be able to answer chat questions or open the Zoom sessions up to much participation from the audience. If I find that we have time at the end, I will do my best to switch to my computer and open things up.

Here is the Zoom link for tonight…
https://stitchesevents.zoom.us/j/82041867156?pwd=Q1JkY2NRcEMrSkErUTl1REN4UDN4QT09


And because I’m very interested (and some of you might be), here is what Rick Mondragon will be wearing for shoes today. These (right) are a pair of Donald J Pliner Pont.
We’ll be covering Rick’s shoes every morning throughout the show.


Here are today’s Market Highlights…


That’s it for now. Don’t worry, I’ll be back tomorrow morning with another update. In the meantime please check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The hashtags we’ve seen used so far are #stitcheswest and #stitcheswest22.

I hope you have an amazing, memory-filled weekend!

All my best.

Benjamin's Signature


Benjamin Levisay (he/him)
CEO & Host of Stitches Events

P.S. If you would like to email me a comment or suggestion, please do so at [email protected]. I do not promise to answer every email… but I will do my best to read every email. Thank you.


Here are some images from yesterday that we thought you might like to see…