STITCH-CON 2021

Dates:

  • Stitch-Con A: June 10th - June 13th, 2021

  • Stitch-Con B: June 17th - June 20th, 2021

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

Cost & Invoicing Process: began January 1st, 2021

  • Registration is $150 per person

  • The registration fee pays for your seat at Stitch-Con 2021. 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.

  • When Stitch-Con 2020 was cancelled, anyone registered to attend was given the option to have their registration fee roll over to 2021 or get a refund. If they got a refund after March 15th, 2020, they were guaranteed to NOT lose their chance to attend Stitch-Con 2021. That group of people was the FIRST to get invoiced.

  • The SECOND batch of invoices was sent to those who got a refund for Stitch-Con 2020 BEFORE March 15th, 2020 but asked to stay on the waitlist for Stitch-Con 2021.

  • The THIRD & final batch of invoices were sent to people on the wait list. The Stitch-Con 2020 wait list was rolled over to Stitch-Con 2021 & those people were invoiced for any open spots we have at either weekend.

  • We reopened the wait list on May 1st, 2021 to fill any openings we still had. We were able to get through all those people & filled many openings! Thank you so much!

  • Upon receiving your invoice, you had ONE week to pay. You received a PayPal reminder after FOUR DAYS. If you failed to pay your invoice, it was cancelled & we moved on to the next person on the wait list. 

PICKING A WEEKEND

  • For new attendees: within 24 hours of paying your invoice, you will get an email with a link to a Google Form where you will choose which weekend of Stitch-Con 2021 you'd like to attend.

    • 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.

  • You can change you choice of weekend at ANY TIME before June 1st, 2021. To do so, simply fill out & submit the Weekend Picker Google Form again. We will defer to your latest submission.

    • If you need to change your choice of weekend AFTER June 1st, 2021, please send call Keepsakes at (513) 563-6845 or email the Stitch-Con Team at barbarakeepsakes@gmail.com.​

Hotels: For 2021, there are Stitch-Con group rates at THREE hotels near the Convention Center. You are welcome to stay at any of these hotels, or if you wish, you can make reservations at any of the other surrounding hotels in the area. That information is posted below & in the Stitch-Con 2021 Facebook group under the Announcements tab. 

You are responsible for making your hotel reservations and, if desired, to 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: (513) 771-1718 - You MUST ask for the Stitch-Con block to get the group 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 Rate: $139/night

A. Specialty King with Spa Shower (1 King bed w/ sofa-sleeper) - $139/night

B. Specialty Queen with Spa Shower (2 Queen beds with sofa-sleeper) - $139/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. Standard King Room (1 King bed) - $99/night

B. Standard Double Room (2 Double beds) - $99/night

C. King Suite with Living Room (1 King bed) - $109/night

D. Double Suite with Living Room (2 Double beds) - $109/night

NEW FOR 2021! We've added a 3rd hotel with a 3rd block of rooms at a special Stitch-Con rate!

HOTEL #3: LivINN Hotel Cincinnati - Group Code: Stitch2020

Address: 11358 Chester Rd. Cincinnati, OH

Reservation Phone: (513) 772-7877 - You MUST use the Group Code: Stitch2020

  • If you make your reservation online, enter the Group Code Stitch2020 in the Group Code box on the website to get the rate listed below. If you try to add dates outside of the group block on the website, it WILL tell you that those dates are unavailable. We recomment anyone with special plans to call the hotel directly.

Check-In Time: 3pm

Check-Out Time: 11am

Hotel Features:

  • Free WiFi

  • Free Breakfast on the 2nd Floor

  • New Indoor Pool

  • Amenities in All Rooms include: Mini-Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Hairdryer, & Iron & Ironing Board

LivInn Room Rates:

A. King Premium - $99/night

B. 2 Queens Premium - $99/night

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

1. 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 10th & June 17th) 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, including Sunday the 13th​ & 20th. 

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 

  • 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!

  • Freebie Table: bring any charts 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 cords that come down from the ceiling, but they will be spread throughout the room, not one per table. Our advice to you is this: if you know you will definitely need a light to stitch, we recommend investing in a batter-powered light or one that clips on to your q-snap/hoop/frame. The Stitching Room is VERY well lit & we don't foresee any issues with lighting, but we wanted you to be aware of the situation. 

  • 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 you are 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, if you do!

  • 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:

    • On June 2nd, the mask mandate in Ohio will be LIFTED. Attendees will NOT be required to wear a mask, but if you're more comfortable wearing a mask, please do so.

    • You are NOT required to be vaccinated to attend.

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 2021. 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

  • You MUST fill out the Stitch-Con Weekend Picker Google Form before you will be approved in the group.

  • This forum is for attendees to ask questions, share excitement & to get excite about Stitch-Con 2021.

Spirit Wear:

  • T-shirts, sweatshirts, & other items branded with the Stitch-Con logo have been made for your purchase. We had THREE Spirit Wear sales before Stitch-Con A. Please refer to the SPIRIT WEAR tab above for more information. There was also a link to the Spirit Wear Shop in the Facebook group.

  • We will most likely have a final Spirit Wear Sale AFTER the second weekend of Stitch-Con 2021 for any attendees who missed the opportunity to get Spirit Wear. Details will be posted here, under the Spirit Wear tab, & also on the Stitch-Con 2021 Facebook group.

Refunds:

  • Due to the Coronavirus/COVID19 Health Crisis, we are flexible about refunds for extenuating circumstances. The last day to cancel & be guaranteed a refund was May 1st, 2021. If you need/want a refund AFTER May 1st, 2021 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, and embrace the environment of FlossTubers & their fans for a weekend of stitching you'll never forget!