Join Us

Is OOTB right for you?

  • Do you produce original fibre works not from a pattern?
  • Are you looking to grow as an artist?
  • Are you willing to share your work with the group and participate in the critiquing process?
  • Are you interested in encouraging and building up others, and do you have a sense of humour?
  • Are you willing and content to work cooperatively with other members in group projects?

If you answered Yes to all of the above, consider attending an OOTB meeting or joining our group.

You are welcome to meetings as a visitor (fee of $5 - or $10 if we have an outside speaker). Meetings may be virtual, hybrid or in person.

Virtual meetings are by invitation only, so you must pay by the Friday before our meeting to receive your invitation. Virtual guests should e-transfer their payment to our treasurer at for e-transfer directions and provide your email for the Zoom invitation.

In-person guests at meetings can pay by cheque or cash at the venue: City View United Church, 6 Epworth Ave, Nepean, ON

Membership Fees

The annual fee to join or renew membership to OOTB for 2022-2023 is $45/year. Our membership year is from September 1 to August 31 and membership fees are due in September of each year, although new members may join at any time.
Click here for a copy of our Membership Form.
For more information please contact our Membership Coordinator.

Membership benefits and privileges:

  • networking with a fascinating group of very creative people
  • receive the monthly newsletter
  • monthly programs include guest artists, demonstrations of new techniques and products, challenges, trunk shows, discussions about inspiration, design, ideas, critiques, artistic processes and the business of exhibiting and selling art
  • View speaker presentations online in (Members' section of website) when permitted by speaker
  • workshops with a variety of talented artists from across Canada and internationally
  • playdates led by members with exercises on design, creativity, techniques and products used in their art
  • access to a library with books, magazines, and DVD's about interesting techniques, people, exhibitions and much more
  • opportunity to participate in exhibitions and shows
  • opportunity to learn to organize and promote exhibitions
  • membership card that provides access information to the Members section of the website and to present to some suppliers for discounts
  • member list sent in November each year for personal contact between members
  • presence on our website through:
    • participation in the Artist Gallery on the website
    • inclusion of your artwork from exhibitions on our website
    • opportunity to promote your fibre related activities on our site

Responsibilities of membership:

Volunteers are essential to successfully run and enrich our organization. Our tradition is to rely on members to provide program content and artistic support so we actively encourage participation from each and every member.

Each member is encouraged to have a presence on the website in the Artist Gallery, contribute and periodically send updates of new artwork. Guidelines to help you in this process are in the Members only area of the website.