Membership Information

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There is no age limit for membership, but to participate in a craft show, a minor must meet all show contract requirements.

Dues

Our crafting year runs from September 1 to August 31. Dues of $15.00 cover that period.

Dues must be paid and current for crafters to participate in the craft show held each year.

Meetings

2017 Meeting Dates (held at 7pm at Glenwood United Methodist Church):

  • Jan – NO MEETING
  • Feb – NO MEETING
  • Mar 2
  • Apr 6
  • May 4
  • June 1
  • July – NO MEETING
  • Aug – NO MEETING
  • Sept 7
  • Oct 5
  • Nov 2
  • Dec 7 – Christmas Party

The Erie Guild of Craftsmen meets once a month, eight times a year, in the months of March, April, May, June, September, October, November, and December. Guests are welcome to attend one meeting at no charge.

We currently meet at 7:00 PM the first Thursday of these months at:
Glenwood United Methodist Church
2931 Myrtle Street, Erie, PA

On the corner of Myrtle and Peach Streets

IMG_20141002_190529We take a winter break in the months of January and February and a summer break in the months of July and August. The meetings usually last about an hour and a half. The order of these meetings are as follows:

  • Bringing the meeting to order.
  • Show and Tell
  • Program
  • Reading of the minutes from the previous meeting
  • Reports of Standing Committees & Reports of Special Committees
  • Old Business
  • New Business
  • Announcements
  • Adjournment
  • Fellowship Time – Members enjoy refreshment of cookies & punch.

Craft Show

The Guild holds a fall craft show every year. For more information on this show, visit the craft show page.

Workshops

Workshops are an opportunity for our membership to learn about a new craft, a specific technique or be introduced to a new medium. The Guild charges a nominal fee to attend. Additional fees may apply according to the type of workshop and the materials required. When a workshop is scheduled, information will be provided in the newsletter and given at the prior meeting along with the workshop sign-up sheet.

Library

The Guild has a large, diverse selection of Art and Crafting Books for your use. These are located on the Library Cart located in the hallway. The Guild library books may be borrowed at each meeting and returned the following meeting. A fine of 50 cents shall be collected for each month a book is returned late.

Show and Tell

Members are encouraged to bring example(s) of their hand designed artwork or craft and recently completed works to any meeting.

Newsletter

A newsletter is mailed monthly to paid-up members, approximately one week prior to the next meeting. The newsletter consists of the meeting date, type of program, workshop information, cookie request list and Guild business. You are also encouraged to submit in writing to the Communications Chairman, information about upcoming shows, craft suppliers, craft articles you may have for sale, craft short-cuts n’ tips, and any other information regarding the arts. Please submit to: erieguildnewsletter@gmail.com

Social Media

As members, we encourage you to share comments, add photographs of your work and interact with our Social Media platforms: