CKC Membership Changes and July 2020 Membership Drive

Jennifer Lindsay, President  

CKC Board Approves Membership Change

New scholars are everywhere, and CKC members’ needs and interests are vital to developing CKC’s online resources to better serve makers and the public.  CKC’s Board of Directors recently voted to update and expand CKC’s membership structure to be more inclusive and affordable.  

Starting July 1, 2020, during our first Annual Membership Drive, CKC membership levels will be as follows

  • Sustaining Members (formerly Charter Members) — $35 to join ($20 annually to renew) 
  • Annual Members (formerly Student Members) — $10 per year

We believe these changes will support CKC’s growth in positive ways, enabling more people who share the love of knitting and crochet to become active CKC members, content-creators, scholars, and leaders, and ultimately improving the scope and relevance of the online resources CKC is creating.  Both membership levels are open to anyone; you decide what contribution feels right for you.  Please support CKC’s latest step to ensure the future of our crafts!  

  • To find out more about CKC’s vision and July 1, 2020 membership changes, please see our most recent newsletter.
  • To join or renew your membership, please see our membership page. 

Your membership donations directly support CKC’s development of free, open access to online collections, exhibitions, and other resources that enable makers everywhere to preserve and share their histories of knitting and crochet, creating opportunities for new discoveries that keep our crafts alive and thriving.   Thanks to the generosity of CKC Members and donors, anyone can visit CKC’s website and digital collections to browse, uncover, discover, record, correct, value, appreciate, study, connect, preserve, & share historical and contemporary knitting and crochet – 24/7! CKC Members are eligible to volunteer on projects and to serve on CKC’s committees or Board of Directors, whenever such opportunities arise.  If you join or renew as a Sustaining Member, you will receive a free digital download of CKC’s new, exclusive American Beauty Rose Doily pattern as a “thank you” gift.  Join CKC today! 

Image of the American Rose doily, crocheted in red, pink, and black yarn
The new American Beauty Rose Doily pattern, by R.J. Dvorak, recreated for modern makers by Suzann Thompson, with history researched by Mary Claire Phillips.  Exclusive to CKC Members until June 30, 2021.  Free to Sustaining Members, $10 to Annual Members.  All pattern proceeds support CKC.