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about us

In 2023, we will meet in person on the second Saturday each month at Legacy at Imperial Village, 1717 Bellevue Avenue, Richmond, VA.  Every other month, Zoom presentations will continue. If they coincide with the in-person meetings, they will be projected on a screen at the meetings. The Zoom link will be shared for those members who prefer to join at home. 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 2022 virtual meetings included Kim McBride Evans, Anne Berk, Kate Atherley, Assia Brill, Charles Gandy, and Lucy Neatby.

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

  • Knitting ideas, tips, and techniques

  • Discount on Guild-sponsored Events

  • TKGA monthly newsletter delivered to your inbox

  • 10% discount at local yarn stores in RVA:

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officers

  • President: Linda Martin

  • Secretary/Membership: Kat Jorgensen

  • Treasurer: Renny Cave

  • Programs Chair: Fran Freimarck

  • Charity Projects: Linda Poorbaugh

  • Communications/Web: Mary Horne

  • Board Member At-Large: Nelda Marecki

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 items for local shelters or From the Heart (https://fromtheheartstitchers.org). Many guilds, including ours, 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?

For virtual presentations, the Zoom link is emailed to all active (dues paid) members the week of the meeting. In-person meetings are usually the second Saturday of each month at Legacy at Imperial Village Richmond Room at 1717 Bellevue Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227. Please see the Contact Us section above for a map and directions.

Are COVID vaccinations required?

Yes. Everyone attending in person must bring proof of vaccinations to their first meeting. Masks are optional.

Does it cost anything to join?

Annual dues are $40, unless you are a resident of Legacy at Imperial Village. 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.

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