We are pleased to announce that the preview for Stitches West 2022 is now live. Registrations for classes will open on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at noon CDT . While we’re all excited about getting together for Stitches West 2022 in Sacramento, CA in March, we realize that COVID remains a concern and threat for many. As we move forward with the in-person show we will take precautions for the safety of everyone.
As of today, all Stitches West 2022 instructors, attendees, exhibitors, market-goers, volunteers, third-party vendors, and staff will be required to show proof of double vaccination (or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine) and wear a face mask in order to enter and attend the Market, take any classes, and attend any special events. Please also read the COVID Policy and Waver of Liability that everyone who wishes to attend must agree to.
In making this decision, we have carefully weighed and taken into account many factors including guidance and policies of the Centers for Disease Control, city and county health and government authorities, our local business partners, other convention and event organizers, and our own internal discussions. For groups over 1000, proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test are currently mandated in California and at the Sacramento Convention Center.
Before announcing our evening events, we are in consultation with the hotels and convention center to make sure that we consider all options and take all necessary precautions before scheduling them.
There are still several months until Stitches West begins. As information develops, requirements and/or policies may change. We may add additional, reasonable measures for the safety of all—if the situation warrants it. We will post updates, both to the stitches.events website and through our social media outlets.
The past 18 months have been unprecedented for our world, our industry, and our community. We are truly all in this together. We look forward to putting on our first live event in two years, and welcoming visitors from all over the world to the first Stitches West in Sacramento, CA!
Thank you for your patience, support, and trust. We hope to see you in March!
All my best.
Benjamin Levisay (he/him)
CEO & Host of Stitches Events
P.S. A list of our upcoming events (in-person & virtual) can be found on the main stitches.events page. To make sure you are notified of the preview and opening of our events, please subscribe to our eNewsletter.