When we rescheduled STITCHES Midwest in early May, the situation with the pandemic seemed to be improving in the US. That is no longer true. Travel uncertainty and safety concerns increase daily.
The health and safety of our students, market attendees, instructors, sponsors, vendors, and staff are our highest priority; therefore, in light of the spikes we’ve seen in COVID-19 cases, we have made the difficult decision to cancel STITCHES Midwest. Please know that this decision was not reached lightly.
I apologize to our students, volunteers, market attendees, and everyone who was looking forward to this event. I apologize to the instructors who will miss this opportunity to teach. And I apologize to the sponsors and vendors who will be losing this opportunity to sell and promote their wonderful products in the STITCHES Market.
I want to thank all of you who supported STITCHES Midwest 2020*. We all look forward to getting past this crisis and seeing you at a future STITCHES Event or one of our upcoming ‘STITCHES at home’ virtual events. (We’ll send you news about this soon!)
Thank you for your support, trust, and consideration.
All my best.
XRX, Inc — STITCHES Events, XRX Books, & stitchips
* Our team has already reached out to the Midwest 2020 students, teachers, volunteers, vendors, and sponsors. If any of you have not heard from us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.