Cast On

about us

We meet monthly alternating between in-person meetings and virtual meetings via Zoom.  Meetings include an educational presentation and show-and-tell of recently completed projects.

 

Meeting virtually on Zoom enables us to invite experts and designers beyond the central VA area. Presenters at 2021 virtual meetings included Celcelia Campochiaro, Carson Demers, Lucy Neatby, Alasdair Post-Quinn, and  Stephen West.

For the upcoming meeting schedule check out the Knit Wit page or Events on our Facebook page.

In-person meetings are held at Legacy at Imperial Village, 1717 Bellevue Avenue in Richmond VA.

Annual dues are $40.  Links to Zoom meetings are emailed to active (i.e. dues paid) members in advance.  If you are interested in joining, please use the Contact form below to send us your email address and we will send you a New Member Packet with more information.

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membership benefits

  • Monthly Programs

  • Annual Book and Yarn Swap

  • Knitting ideas, tips, and techniques

  • Discount on Guild-sponsored Events

  • 10% discount at local yarn stores in RVA:

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officers

  • President: Linda Martin

  • Secretary/Membership: Nelda Marecki

  • Treasurer: Renny Cave

 

Committees:

  • Board Members At-Large: Fran Freimarck

  • Communications/Web: Carolyn Pitts

  • Charity Projects: Linda Hague

frequently asked questions

What is a knitting guild?

A knitting guild is a group of knitters who gather to enjoy knitting programs, bring in skilled instructors, share their triumphs and mistakes, and enjoy the craft of knitting. Most guilds, like ours, also perform community service projects, such as knitting chemo caps. Many guilds are associated with a larger organization such as TKGA, The Knitting Guild Association.

 

How often do you meet?

We meet once a month.  Meetings are usually on the second Saturday of the month but subject to change depending on the availability of guest presenters.

Where do you meet?

All meetings are virtual until further notice.  The Zoom link is emailed to all active (dues paid) members the week of the meeting. We look forward to when we can resume meeting in the Brookdale Imperial Plaza Richmond Room at 1717 Bellevue Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227. You can click here for directions.

Does it cost anything to join?

Annual dues are $40, unless you are a resident of Brookdale, Imperial Plaza. Residents can join free. We use this money to fund activities such as hiring guest instructors for knitting classes and to support tools like this website.

Do I have to be a member of TKGA (The Knitting Guild Association) to join?

No. We are affiliated with TKGA, but regular members do not have to join TKGA in order to join River City Knitters.

Can you teach me to knit?

We don’t teach beginning knitting at our meetings, but some members may teach out of their homes, Also, the local knitting stores offer great classes for beginners.  We can help troubleshoot and with  techniques, as well as provide knitting techniques at each meeting.

Do I have to be an experienced knitter to join?

Absolutely not! We have members at all skill levels, from beginners to advanced knitters. We have found we always learn and progress with help from each other.