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Save the Date for Midwest Craft Con 2023!

Midwest Craft Con is back and we have so many exciting announcements to share! 

Who’s speaking at the CON?
Our keynote for 2023 will be: Toni Lipsey of TL Yarn Crafts.


Toni Lipsey, the designer and instructor behind TL Yarn Crafts, strives to inspire others’ creativity through online tutorials and modern, approachable crochet patterns. Toni learned to crochet from her mother as a teenager and has been exploring the possibilities of yarn ever since. Her current design obsessions are oversized shawls and modern home decor. When she’s not crocheting, you can find Toni cuddled with her 2 kittens and husband in her Ohio home, binge-watching the latest true-crime thriller on Netflix. Follow her daily crochet journey on Instagram and pick up her book, The Tunisian Crochet Handbook, and patterns on  Stay tuned for our full length keynote interview.

When is Midwest Craft Con returning?
Never Craft Alone at Midwest Craft Con which will be held March 31 – April 2, 2023 in Columbus, Ohio!

In addition to the 3 day conference, we are adding Craftin’ Outlaws, our annual marketplace on Sunday, April 2 to close the event. 

All experiences will be hosted at the Columbus Museum of Art. Attendees will gain access to the Museum and discounted room rate but it’s not required to stay at our contracted hotel. 

Ticket Breakdown:

  • $299.00 – Member tickets open 9/15/2022
  • $349.00 – Early Bird tickets open 10/1/2022
  • $450.00 – General admission tickets opens 11/01/2022
  • $175.00 – $200.00 Day passes open 1/15/2023

If you haven’t been to our conference, prepare yourself for an endless weekend filled with pom poms and googly eyes, while you build your creative business. Get ready for our keynote(s) to fill you with inspiration, meet your creative heroes you admire online, and prepare to see colleagues you only see across the aisle at craft fairs.  Make new friends who help provide the extra drive you need to keep your business growing, long after the conference has ended. 

Read more about joining us and lodging

Stay tuned for speaker & workshop sign ups, scholarship forms, roommate options, and interviews with our keynote(s) and so much more!

BAM · craft shows · Craftin' Outlaws

Bar Art Music

Join us the first Thursday of the month this Summer, starting in May through September, as we bring Craftin’ Outlaws to the Columbus Museum of Art for BAM (Bar, Art, Music).

Our crafting artists will be joining these live experiencing from 6pm – 8pm.

BAM Outlaws on Thursday, September 1

CBlake Art, marie+co studio, Studio Warped, Emergent Art + Craft

BAM Outlaws on Thursday, August 4

Art of GG, Glass Sky Jewelry, Pretty Papel, The Gift Box

BAM Outlaws on Thursday, July 7

Carol Isabel Art Twinzzshop, Restalgic

BAM Outlaws on Thursday, June 2

The Fabulous Fennyl, World Peaces, Adore Jewels, Dog Sweater Money

BAM Outlaws on May 5th

Squid Cat Ink, Mary Barczak, Alissa Renzitti, Global Gallery

Check back for June, July, August and September Outlaws joining us.

Contact us to learn how to participate and join the BAM lineup.