For Immediate Release
PUBLIC INVITED TO KNITTERS CONNECTION CLASSES AND EXHIBITS FROM JUNE 15-17
“This is our sixth year,” said Knitters Connection representative Jan Emerick.
The Knitters Marketplace in Exhibit Hall D will be open the evening of June 15 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a student preview, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 17. Vendors range from the Buffalo Wool Co. to Lucky Cat Craft.
The “Saturday Evening Event” will feature a book signing, hors d’oeuvres and a fashion show.
Registration packages range from “The Whole Kit & Caboodle” to a la carte offerings for which attendees can register in person when arriving at the venue.
Morning classes convene from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., afternoon classes will meet from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., while the all-day classes will be conducted from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and include a two-hour lunch break.
Classes range from “10 Things Your Mother Never Told You About” to “The Perfect Skirt for Any Body.”
Knitters Connection is sponsored by Knitters Mercantile, a full-service yarn shop located in Graceland Shopping Center in Columbus.
“During this event, top fiber artists have the opportunity to meet with knitting and crocheting instructors, authors and vendors introducing new products,” said SMG Regional General Manager Craig M. Liston.
The Greater Columbus Convention Center, located in downtown Columbus, hosted an estimated 2.5 million visitors in 2011. The facility is owned by the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority and is managed by SMG.
Since 1977, SMG has provided management services to more than 220 public assembly facilities including arenas, stadiums, theatres and performing arts centers, equestrian facilities and convention, congress and exhibition centers. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 11 million square feet of exhibition space. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides construction and design consulting, pre-opening services, venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through an in-house catering company, Savor, currently servicing more than 100 accounts worldwide.
Visit www.columbusconventions.com and www.smgworld.com for more information.
Jennifer B. Davis
Marketing & Communications Manager
Greater Columbus Convention Center