Anniversary Shindig!

Plucky Knitter Tenth Anniversary Celebration

Friday and Saturday, October 27 – 28, 2017
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

Remember this?  Well, it’s time to let you in on every little detail, and we hope you are as excited as we are!!!

This is a weekend that has been 10 years in the making! Its solid foundation is rooted in past events, so while it’s not quite an open house at our studio (that seems eons ago) or a retreat in Holland (City Flats, you were great), or the campfires we shared while Glamping (Islandwood you still have piece of our hearts), it does have the best bits from each of these, like…knitting with mimosa’s, fashion shows and karaoke!  Toss all that in with our favorite parts of the past few Shindigs and this year we have no words other than ‘Party’ to describe what we have in store for you!

We hope you will allow us to share our love of what we do with the folks we do it for! And that’s YOU! Please join us as we celebrate 10 years of laughter, love, adventures in color, unruly hair, crazy dogs and wonderful friendships!!

Without you, our dear Plucky friends, we would not have this beautiful community to celebrate, so whether you join us in person or in spirit, our 10th Anniversary Party promises to have fun in store for everyone!

Warmly,
Sarah, Hayley, Lorilee & The Crew

 

 

SCHEDULE

Thursday, October 26

Guest arrivals. No scheduled activities.

Friday, October 27

(Breakfast on your own.)

  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Arrivals and registration

  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Mingle and knit together in the Knitting Parlor

  • 10:00 – 11:00 AM – Anniversary Collection Technique Class A with Lorilee

(Lunch on your own.)

  • 1:00 PM – Grand Welcome from Sarah and Hayley.

  • 1:00 – 2:00 PM – Exclusive shopping hour for registered attendees at the Tenth Anniversary Trunk Show and Marketplace

  • 2:00 – 5:00 PM – Tenth Anniversary Trunk Show and Marketplace

  • 2:30 – 4:00 PM – Sarah & Hayley Sit & Knit in the Knitting Parlor

  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM – Anniversary Collection Technique Class B with Lorilee

(Dinner on your own.)

  • 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Plucky Collection Fashion Show in the Imperial Ballroom. Cash Bar. Desserts and snacks served.

  • 9:00 – 11:00 PM – Karaoke in the Imperial Ballroom. Cash Bar.

  • 6:00 – 11:00 PM – Knitting Parlor open for informal Sit & Knit

Saturday, October 28

(Breakfast on your own.)

  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Registration and help desk

  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Mingle and knit together in the Knitting Parlor

  • 10:00 AM -11:00 AM – Exclusive shopping hour for registered attendees at the Tenth Anniversary Trunk Show and Marketplace

  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Anniversary Collection Technique Class C with Lorilee

  • 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Tenth Anniversary Trunk Show and Marketplace

  • 10:00 – 11:30 AM – Mimosa Bar, coffee, tea & pastry buffet in Knitting Parlor

(Lunch on your own.)

  • 1:00 – 2:00 PM – Anniversary Collection Technique Class D with Lorilee

  • 2:30 – 3:30 PM – Anniversary Collection Technique Class E with Lorilee

  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM –  Anniversary Collection Technique Class F with Lorilee

(Dinner on your own unless you have an evening event ticket.)

  • 6:30 – 9:00 PM – Buffet Dinner and Attendee Fashion Show. Cash Bar. (ticketed event)

  • 6:00 – 11:00 PM – Knitting Parlor open for informal Sit & Knit

Sunday, October 29

Guest departures. No scheduled activities.

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EVENT REGISTRATION
Event registration occurs at the Plucky Knitter blog on – Friday, May 19th at Noon EDT.

Non-registered Guests
The Plucky Knitter crew wants to thank all our guests for celebrating ten years with us, so please come and enjoy! Guests who choose not to register may participate in these things for free:

  1. See the trunk show and shop in the marketplace on Friday from 2:00 – 5:00 and on Saturday from 11:00 – 5:00.
  2. Special Sit and Knit Time with Sarah and Hayley on Friday 2:30 – 4:00 in the Knitting Parlor. Snacks served.
  3. Mimosas and Pastries with Sarah and Hayley on Saturday 10:00 – 11:30 in the Knitting Parlor.
  4. All-day and evening access to our Knitting Parlor both days.
  5. Access to the hotel guest room block at reduced rates.

Registered Guests
Your $225 registration fee includes items 1 – 5 above, plus:

  1. Your name badge, which is your ticket to the following:
  2. An exclusive event tote bag with some goodies inside that are not for sale in the Market.
  3. Exclusive access the first hour of each of Friday and Saturday Market and Trunk Show hours.
  4. Mini-classes from Lorilee focusing on techniques used in the new collection, sign up on site.
  5. Friday evening Plucky Collection Fashion Show Party in the Imperial Ballroom. Desserts and snacks served. Depending on the level of interest, this evening may be divided into two sessions, 7:00 – 8:00, and 8:00 – 9:00. We want to fit in everyone who wishes to attend, so we will keep you posted.
  6. Friday Night Karaoke Party after the fashion show.
Registration does not include meals or hotel rooms. Book your guest room through the link provided to get our block rate. Find link and instructions below.

Ticketed Event:
The $90 ticket includes the Saturday night Buffet dinner and our favorite event – theAttendee Fashion Show where we get to see you strut your stuff and show of your wonderful creations!

BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM
Amway Grand Plaza Booking Instructions

We have a block of rooms reserved at a rate of $159 per room per night, plus taxes. The room tax rate is 15% (6% state tax and 9% hospitality tax) per night and will be added to your final bill. Rooms have two queen beds and the rate is the same whether there are one, two, three, or four guests in the room. Some rooms are available on Wednesdaynight for the few of you who like to arrive very early. Most of our group will arriveThursday for three nights. Some will not be able to arrive until Friday for two nights.Saturday night is the last night in our block. Our group departs Sunday.

Online and phone reservations are now open.

Online:
Guests are able to make, modify and cancel their hotel reservations online, as well as take advantage of any room upgrades, amenities or other services offered by the hotel. (Spa treatments, anyone?) For the booking website, please click the following link:https://aws.passkey.com/e/49136912

By phone:
If you prefer to make your reservations by phone, please use the following dedicated group reservations phone numbers in order to make sure you are able to access special block rates and ensure you book within the block.

  • Reservations Toll Free: (800) 253-3590

  • Reservations Local Phone, Grand Rapids: (616) 776-6450

  • Important: Please do not use the direct line to the hotel you may find posted elsewhere.

Self-parking is $24/night. Valet parking with unlimited in/out privileges is $29/night.

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