This list of 2017 Midwest craft shows and fairs is for makers who want to branch out to new markets, but also for shoppers who are up for a road trip! … More 2017 Fall + Holiday Craft Shows around the Midwest
Want to share your craft business knowledge with the entire Midwest? Midwest Craft Con is looking for experienced creative business owners to share their experiences with our attendees. Our target audience is what we call mid-career makers, people who have run a creative business for at least two years. A successful session pitch will keep those … More Want to talk at Midwest Craft Con 2018?
Midwest Craft Con is back! We are returning to Columbus, Ohio, in 2018 for our third Con with three days of programming and three amazing keynote speakers! Write it on a Post-It, save it to your phone’s calendar, wrap some yarn around your finger… whatever you gotta do to remind yourself that Midwest Craft Con … More Save the Date for 2018 + Keynotes Revealed!
It’s been a few months since we were all together for Midwest Craft Con! How you doing? Here’s a midsummer update from your organizers. … More Summer Catch-up with Midwest Craft Con
The funny thing about organizing a creative conference is that you don’t get to experience it like your attendees do. For that reason, Megan and I decided to splurge on tickets to Craftcation in Ventura, Calif., this year. Believe it or not, I’m not always the most outgoing person. The idea of spending a weekend with … More Mixing Business with Pleasure: Our Craftcation Experience
Last weekend was a truly beautiful time: More than 150 makers from all over the Midwest and from across the country converged on the Columbus Hyatt for three days of learning. If you were among the makers who joined us, please fill out the attendee survey so we can make next year even better! Now that … More THANK YOU!
This is just a quick message as we get ready for the con — by the time you read this, we will already be in Columbus, getting ready for conners to arrive Friday! If you weren’t able to get your ticket booked ahead of time, you can still buy a day pass on site. A … More See you in Columbus!
Tara Swiger is the author of Market Yourself, a system for creating a marketing plan for your craft business. She began her entrepreneurial journey as a yarn-maker, and quit her day job in 2009 to be a full-time maker. She has been writing and teaching about handmade business for over five years, via (free) weekly … More Meet a Speaker: Tara Swiger
Midwest Craft Con comes just once a year, but we are deeply rooted in the DIY craft show scene. This list of Midwest craft shows (and shows within driving distance) is for makers who want to branch out to new markets, but also for shoppers who are up for a road trip! We’ll also put together a … More Spring + Summer 2017 Midwest Craft Shows
Midwest Craft Con is just one week away! If you’re anything like us, you’re probably used to making lists on lists on lists to keep your business, creative projects and private life somewhat organized. Here’s a starter list of things you should plan to bring to the con! Conference essentials: Our program doubles as a place to … More Countdown to the Con: What to Pack