Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Register Now for ZK2020 @ Home

While we can't be physically together, we can still connect in June!

ZK2020 @Home is an at home retreat experience!
Wed June 24th - Sat June 27th, 2020

Virtual events include:
* Fabulous Speaker LIVE Fri June 26th
* Daily video chats, and break outs on specific topics
* Designer Showcase
* Market
* 5K
* KAL, mail swaps, and lots of opportunities to connect with fellow crafters!
* And of course, goody bags!


There are 2 goody bag kit options, with both options including the virtual events listed above.
Goody bag kits will ship late June to early July 2020.  Please contact us about International shipping options.  There are no refunds or cancellations for ZK2020 @Home.

Full Kit - $95 includes US domestic shipping.
This kit includes:
* Deneen hand-thrown mug with custom logo
* Skein of custom dyed yarn from either Mitchell's Creations or Northern Bee Studio
* Wax canvas bag with custom interior fabric from The Silver Shed USA
* ZK2020 enamel pin

Mug Only Kit - $50 includes US domestic shipping.
This kit includes:
* Deneen hand-thrown mug with custom logo

Monday, April 27, 2020

ZK2020 Event Cancellation

In response to the continued, varied, and ever-changing physical distancing, travel, and quarantine restrictions in Minnesota and across the nation, it is with heavy hearts that we are cancelling ZK2020 as an on-site event.

If you are a registered attendee, please check your email for more details about refunds and deferral options. And if your spam filter got our email, please email us (or use the contact form) if you did not receive the email with the same subject as the title of this post.

Also, many of you have shared your concerns about and desire to support our market vendors. We are organizing a virtual market event to help support our vendors who are deeply impacted by all of the recent fiber event cancellations. We will share more details about this virtual event soon.

Finally, we are working on a package we are calling ZK2020 @ Home with a mostly surprise kit (like a ZK2020 goodie bag) with virtual interaction surprises to take place close to the original ZK2020 time frame.We will share more details about this virtual event soon.

We are sad that we won't be able to see your wonderful faces in person in June, but we know that this too shall pass. Like all things, this pandemic will have a beginning, a middle, and an end. And we will be back together in person soon next June.

Stay safe and well. Megan and Amy.

Friday, March 13, 2020

ZK2020 and COVID-19 Concerns

We are closely monitoring the situation and evaluating options should changes need to be made for the ZK2020 event, but at this point it is too far out in the future to know if the event will be impacted.

We understand that travel plans and your health are a deeply personal decision.  If you wish to cancel your retreat spot now  the same cancellation policy is in effect. 

We will continue to communicate any changes as the situation unfolds.

Friday, September 27, 2019

ZK2020 Registration

The time is NOW to book your spot for another great year of knitting, fun, and friends in Rochester, MN, starting Wed June 24th, 2020!!!!
We will once again be at the wonderful Doubletree in Rochester, MN.
      More information about the retreat and schedule can be found here: What is ZK?

* 2020 Retreat fees are $145 and are non-transferable.
* 200 spots are available, after these are filled, we will have a public wait list.
* Cancellation policy: $60 refund before 12/31/2019, $30 refund before 4/30/2020.
     No goodie bags are available for those unable to attend in person (no mailing or friend pick-up allowed)
* By paying the registration fee, you agree to these terms and conditions.
* You book your own lodging, and it is not included in the retreat fee.  Our group has discounted rates for the Double Tree and Hilton Garden Inn.
Links for these group rates will be sent via email to registered attendees Mon September 30th.
Rates are:
     DoubleTree $155 / night + taxes & parking
     Hilton Garden Inn $145 / night + taxes & parking, 400ft away from DoubleTree
You can choose to book a hotel room at these rates, or choose to stay at a different hotel or off-site.   We highly recommend finding a roommate on our Ravelry forums to split the room cost.

So sorry, as of 9PM CDT, all spots for ZK2020 have been filled! Please grab a spot on the wait list >>HERE<<

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

ZK2020 Apply to Vend

The ZK marketplace has wonderful, enthusiastic shoppers, from all over the world, who love the fiber arts! 


The ZK2020 marketplace will be Saturday June 27th, 2020 at the Doubletree Hotel in Rochester, MN.
      Vendor Set-up is  6-9:30AM
      Inter-Vendor shopping (limit of 1 booth helper can shop) is 9:30AM-10AM
      Private retreat attendee shopping is 10AM-Noon
      Lunch break is Noon-1PM
      Free admission public shopping is 1-3PM
      Take-down is 3-4PM

* 10x10ft Booth rental fees will be $225 (no tables included).
* Additional 6ft skirted tables (this is not a pipe and drape) are available at $25/table, and electricity is $5.
* You may request multiple 10x10ft booths, and multiple tables.
* All vendors/companies must be listed on application (if sharing)
* There are NO refunds on booth fees.
* Vendors interested in attending the whole retreat will be offered and invoiced for retreat spots after selected to vend at the retreat.

We are accepting applications through November 1st 2019. After Nov 1st, contracts will then be sent out and official announcements of market vendors will be made.

We'd love to feature your hand-crafted knitting related products in our market!!
Please fill out the information below if you are interested in vending at the 2020 retreat marketplace.

Please contact us if you have questions or concerns!