General Information:

What is a Craft Guild?

The Craft Guild of Iowa City is a non-profit organization of crafters from throughout East Central Iowa who come together to share knowledge and promote interest in traditional crafts and provide opportunities for creative development. The crafts currently practiced by members include ceramics, spinning, weaving, knitting, quilting, beading and  ply-split braiding.  

Membership is open to those 18 years and older who want to explore, expand and share their skills. Members share in various activities within and outside the Guild to promote interest in their craft and our organization.  They volunteer their time and talent by serving on committees, working on Guild projects, sharing in maintenance, participating in local events like the Iowa City Arts Festival and supporting statewide and regional craft organizations. Our nonprofit status prohibits the use of Guild facilities  for personal profit and we do not have personal studio work space.  Dues and fees are for operation of the house and grounds, class supplies and equipment maintenance.  

The Woolery - use this link to support the Guild! The Craft Guild receives 5% of all purchases made using this link. 
Spinners are just having fun on Distaff Day.


To all members of the Craft Guild of Iowa City:

Johnson County is now allowed to open some businesses, gyms, and dental offices.  The Guild Board has decided it is appropriate to modify our policies regarding building use to be consistent with the local guidelines.  

Use of the Craft Guild building will be allowed for craft activities with the following provisions:

Only one person may work in a room at a time.  Masks must be worn at all times.  

If more than one member is working in the building (in separate rooms) they must use social distancing when passing in the common areas.

All guild rules must be strictly followed, including cleaning of all work areas, sanitizing of all common areas accessed, and no work produced for personal sale.  

The Board hopes all members are doing well and staying safe.  We will continue to modify our recommendations as the situation changes.  Thanks for your cooperation.  

Deb Zeitler, President

Weaving a Teddy Bears Picnic