STITCH-CON 2022

Dates:

  • Stitch-Con A: June 9th - June 12th, 2022

  • Stitch-Con B: June 16th - June 19th, 2022

Location: Sharonville Convention Center at 11355 Chester Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45246

Cost & Invoicing Process: invoicing begins Wednesday, October 6th, 2021 at Noon (Eastern)

  • Registration is $200 per person

  • The registration fee pays for your seat at ONE WEEKEND of Stitch-Con 2022. This one-time fee is all you pay to us. It does NOT include the cost of travel, accommodations, food, or any other costs you have during your stay in Cincinnati.

  • Upon receiving your invoice, you have ONE week to pay. You will receive a PayPal reminder after FOUR DAYS. If you fail to pay your invoice, it will be cancelled & you will give up your spot & we'll move to the next person on the waitlist. 

PICKING A WEEKEND

  • When you put your name on the waitlist, you are asked what weekend you'd like to attend. We will fill spots on a first come, first served basis. When you get your Stitch-Con invoice, PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY to ensure the weekend you're being invoiced for is correct.

    • You will NOT receive any kind of follow-up email confirming your choice of weekend. The reason for this is because YOU ARE GUARANTEED THE WEEKEND YOU CHOOSE. We've carefully calculated the number of open spots for each weekend & are NOT overbooking.

    • If you choose the option "I can come to either weekend" we will pick your weekend for you based on what weekend we have the most openings. Again, please READ YOUR INVOICE to see what weekend you're being invoiced for.

  • If you need to change your choice of weekend, please call Keepsakes at (513) 563-6845 or email the Stitch-Con Team at barbarakeepsakes@gmail.com. We cannot guarantee we'll be able to switch you, but we'll do our best!​

Hotels: For 2022, there are Stitch-Con group rates at TWO hotels near the Convention Center. There are also numerous hotels in the surrounding area that are great options too!

You are responsible for making your hotel reservations &, if desired, find a roommate(s).

HOTEL #1: Hyatt Place Cincinnati/Sharonville Convention Center - connected via walkway to the Convention Center

Address: 11345 Chester Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45246

Reservation Phone :1-800-341-3207 - You MUST ask for the Stitch-Con block to get the group rate!

Reservations must be made by May 18th, 2022 to guarantee this rate.

Check-In Time: 3pm

Check-Out Time: 12pm

Hotel Features:

  • Free WiFi

  • Free daily breakfast

  • Indoor saltwater pool

  • 24/7 gym

  • on-site laundry

  • on-demand dry cleaning services

Hyatt Room Rates:

A. King (1 King bed w/ sofa-sleeper) - $142/night

B. Queen (2 Queen beds with sofa-sleeper) - $152/night

HOTEL #2: La Quinta Inn & Suites Sharonville

Address: 11029 Dowlin Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45241

Reservation Phone: (513) 771-0300 - You MUST ask for the Stitch-Con rate to get the promised rate!

Check-In Time: 3pm

Check-Out Time: 12pm

Hotel Features:

  • Free WiFi

  • Free Bright Side Breakfast

  • Indoor pool

  • Fitness center

  • Small market

  • Late-Night Stitching Room from 11pm-2am

La Quinta Room Rate:

A. King Bed, Executive Room - $104/night

B. 2 Queen Beds - $104/night

C. 1 King Bed, Suite - $124/night

D. 2 Queen Beds, Suite - $124/night

Aside from the two hotels we've contracted with, there are numerous other hotels in the area. Here are a few:

1. LivINN Hotel Cincinnati

Address: 11358 Chester Rd. Cincinnati, OH

Phone: (513) 772-7877

Distance from the Convention Center: 0.2mi.

2. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Cincinnati North/Sharonville

Address: 11320 Chester Rd. Cincinnati, OH

Phone: (513) 842-9112

Distance from the Convention Center: 0.2mi.

3. Delta Hotels by Marriott - Cincinnati Sharonville

Address: 11320 Chester Rd. Cincinnati, OH

Phone: (513) 771-2080

Distance from the Convention Center: 0.5mi.

4. Red Roof Inn Cincinnati - Sharonville

Address: 2301 E Sharon Rd. Cincinnati, OH

Phone: (513) 771-5552

Distance from the Convention Center: 1mi.

5. Baymont by Wyndham Cincinnati

Address: 10900 Crowne Pointe Dr. Cincinnati, OH

Phone: (513) 401-8750

Distance from the Convention Center: 1.1mi.

6. Drury Inn & Suites Cincinnati Sharonville

Address: 2265 E Sharon Rd. Cincinnati, OH

Phone: (513) 771-5601

Distance from the Convention Center: 1.2mi.

7. Hilton Garden Inn Cincinnati/Sharonville

Address: 11149 Dowlin Dr. Sharonville, OH

Phone: (513) 772-2837

Distance from the Convention Center: 1.2mi.

8. Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Cincinnati

Address: 11180 Dowlin Dr. Cincinnati, OH

Phone: (513) 354-1000

Distance from the Convention Center: 1.3mi.

9. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cincinnati-N/Sharonville

Address: 11160 Dowlin Dr. Sharonville, OH

Phone: (513) 771-9080

Distance from the Convention Center: 1.3mi.

The Stitching Room at the Convention Center will be open on THURSDAY before each weekend (June 9th & June 16th) at NOON. It will close at 10pm. For the remainder of each weekend, the Stitching Room at the Convention Center will be open from 8am - 10pm, excluding Sunday the 13th​ & 20th, when it will close at 3pm. 

THE LATE-NIGHT STITCHING ROOM will be available for our use at the LA QUINTA from 11pm-2am on Thursday, Friday, & Saturday nights. Transportation to the La Quinta Late Night Stitching Room at 11pm & back to your hotel at 2am will NOT be available via the Stitchy Bus. We encourage you to either carpool or use Uber & Lyft.

Activities, Agenda, & Important Info for Attendees:

  • There will be a Welcome Gathering at 7pm Thursday night in the Stitching Room.

  • Shopping Annex: across the hall from the Stitching Room at the Convention Center will be a room filled to the brim with trunk shows from some of your favorite designers & vendors! It will be open during the event with hours TBD. The trunk shows will be the exact same for both weekends.

  • Brag Table: there will be A LOT of tables set up to show off your beautiful stitching. We encourage you to bring a piece or two to show off, if you'd like. It can be FFO'd, FO'd, or even a WIP...if you're proud of it...we wanna see it! Please also provide a small piece of paper with pertinent information about your piece (chart name, designer, stitcher, etc.)

  • Freebie Table: bring any charts, floss, fabric, or notions you have in your stash you'd like to pass on to other stitchers. While at Stitch-Con, feel free to peruse this table and take whatever you'd like!

  • Smalls Exchange (optional): stitch & finish a 'small' (no larger than 6"x6" stitched) and we will do an exchange. Please bring this item fully-finished & wrapped. The wrapping must indicate the theme of the stitched piece. For example, if your stitched piece is a Christmas ornament you could wrap it in red & green wrapping paper! Please also include your name & city, state for identification inside the package. Examples of smalls include: ornaments, biscornus, cubes, scissor fobs, flat-folds, etc. 

  • Needleminder Swap (optional): bring needleminders to swap amongst your friends at Stitch-Con. Maybe bring something with your FlossTube channel name on them or some unique minders you made yourself. Regardless, have fun with this!

  • Electrical Outlets: It is Convention Center policy that NO electrical cords run across the floor, as they consider it a tripping hazard. We WILL have electrical outlets underneath each table. The Stitching Room is VERY well lit & we don't foresee any issues with electric.

  • Parking: there are marked parking spots for those staying at the Hyatt, connected to the Convention Center. If you are staying at the Hyatt you will receive a parking tag for your vehicle & are therefore welcome to park in those marked spots. If you are NOT staying at the Hyatt, please do NOT park in the marked Hyatt parking spots...your car WILL be towed, at your own expense.

  • Convention Center Entrances: there are two entrances to the Convention Center, Entrance A & Entrance B. You CAN get to the Stitching Room from either entrance, but the best entrance to use ENTRANCE B. But don't worry, there will be signage throughout the Convention Center to direct you if needed.

  • Food/Drinks/Alcohol: there will be a concession stand open for the event, directly outside the Stitching Room, for you to purchase beverages & snacks. You can bring snacks & drinks for yourself, but you CANNOT order food to be delivered to the Convention Center. There is a strict NO alcohol policy inside the Convention Center/Stitching Room. Please be respectful of these policies.

  • COVID-19 Protocol: As we all know, a lot can happen in a year, & no firm decisions have been made about protocol or requirements for next year's event regarding COVID. We'll update you as this changes.

Airports:

  • Cincinnati International Airport (CVG): 35 minutes south of the Convention Center

  • Dayton International Airport (DAY): 50 minutes north of the Convention Center

  • Transportation to your hotel/Convention Center: rental cars are available at the airport you fly into. Uber & Lyft are very active in the greater Cincinnati area.

Facebook Group:

  • To join, search within Facebook for Stitch-Con 2022. This group is CLOSED & therefore, you MUST request to join. Once you request to join the group, your attendance will be confirmed. This group is for PAID ATTENDEES ONLY

  • This forum is for attendees to ask questions, share excitement & to get excited about Stitch-Con 2022.

Spirit Wear:

  • T-shirts, sweatshirts, & other items branded with the Stitch-Con logo will be made for your purchase. More information on Spirit Wear Sales will be announced as the event gets closer.

Refunds:

  • The last day to cancel & be guaranteed a refund will be June 1st, 2022. If you need/want a refund AFTER June 1st, 2022 please reach out by either calling Keepsakes at (513) 563-6845 or by emailing the Stitch-Team at barbarakeepsakes@gmail.com.

Aside from all this information, most importantly, we want you to come to Stitch-Con to HAVE FUN! Come as you are, no more, no less, & embrace the environment of FlossTubers & Fans for a weekend of stitching you'll never forget!