Stitch is drawing closer and closer and we, the little Stitch elves, are slaving away. As with every year, this Stitch is going to be bigger and better than every year before. We're so excited that we can keep growing - and we've made it to our 5th anniversary! Hooray! So what's on the agenda for this year??
A NEW LOCATION
Yep - we've moved again! Stitch 2007 will be held right downtown at the Austin Convention Center at 500 E. Cesar Chavez Street. This new location is much larger than last year which means that this year we're bringing you about 100 vendor booths and some amazing sponsor booths. The Convention Center serves food too so you can stay and shop for hours and not worry about any gnawing hunger distracting you from the fun. We'll have some of Austin's best DJs spinning, the Super Sonic Soul Squad will be dancing again... and I've heard something about a double dutch team performing??? For real. You'll want to be there all night because we're capping off the evening with a runway show featuring about 20 of the best designers we could find. We've got folks flying in from around the country to show so you won't want to miss it.
YOU SAY IT'S GONNA BE AWESOME, BUT PROVE IT
Okay - we will prove it! Go here and check out our booth and runway line-up. Now would we lie to you??? Our sponsor booths are not to be missed either. We've got a make and take booth again from Duncan Paints, Carlo Rossi and Jug Simple will be there with their fantastic furniture and much much more, the ladies from the Indie Craft Documentary will be there (and we're showing a new preview of the upcoming film, featuring your favorite crafting superstars!), Simplicity will be there with their new Built by Wendy pattern line, Etsy's making an appearance.... and too much more to mention. Oh but wait.... I will mention the....
RAFFLE AND STITCH GRANT
The Stitch grant is making it's second appearance this year. We're hunting down two very deserving Stitch participants to win one cash grant and one grant in the form on crafting supplies from a host of sponsors including Dremel and Babylock. Are you participating in Stitch and think you deserve this grant? Well check it out here.
How do we plan on raising this grant money you ask?? Well holding a majorly kick-ass raffle. We'll be raffling off prizes from many of our vendors and runway designers as well as several Babylock sewing machines (these babies are top of the line!) and other prizes from local businesses. In the past we've raffled off prizes such as spa gift certificates, dinners for two and skydiving lessons... so this you will not want to miss.
If you would like to donate raffle prizes, grant prizes or money that will go directly to the grant winner please email email@example.com. Your donation will be welcomed with open arms and you'll receive a special thank you in our program.
Oh - of course - tickets! Tickets will be on sale at our website a few weeks prior to the show or you can purchase them at the door. We'll send out a note once they're available for sale. In the meantime just know, we did sell out last year so even if you do purchase tickets online, plan to arrive early. Plus, we've got goodie bags donated by our vendors and stuffed to the brim with treats from our participants and sponsors for the first 500 folks through the door. You wouldn't want to miss that, now would you.
I CAN'T ATTEND BUT I STILL WANT TO PARTICIPATE!
No problem - we love sponsors. We get to chat you up in our program, stuff your things in our goodie bags and more. To read all about it go here. As mentioned above, we also would love to add your products to the raffle or grant prize in exchange for a thank you in the program. Let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOLUNTEERS ANYONE? ANYONE?
We already have a ton of volunteers signed up but we could use a ton more since this show is going to be huge. To volunteer for set-up or helping out during the show please contact email@example.com and we'll fill you in.
In the meantime - thank you all again for all the support.... and a big thank you to all of our sponsors, some of whom are Carlo Rossi, Duncan Paints, Babylock, Bust and 31 Corn Lane.
See you at Stitch!!
Jesse, Jennifer, Karly and Tina