Membership Fees:

For 2021-2022 Membership fees have been temporarily reduced to $45 from our regular fee of $50. Regular meetings will be held online via Zoom until at least January 2022.
  • $45 Full Membership for the full year 
    • A "membership year" runs from September to June
    • Reduced workshop & sew-in fees
    • Preferential registration for sew-ins, workshops, and special events.
  • $5 Drop-In (each meeting, non-members)
If you would like to pay online for your membership - you can do so by heading over to our Online Store.  If you would like to make alternative arrangements for payment, please contact us via email and we can work together to work something out.

Pay-it-forward memberships

We recognize that 2020 and now 2021 have been challenging years for many people, and if a membership fee is a luxury that you cannot afford this year, please send an email to so we can work together to help accommodate your membership in the guild. We very much want to include as many people as possible, and recognize your right to privacy and discretion in making these requests.

For those of you who wish to, there will again be an option when you purchase your membership to add on a “pay it forward” amount. If you are able to, please consider adding on the additional 5 dollars to your $45 membership fee. These donations, will allow us to assist members of our community who may not be able to afford a membership and also allow us to make donations on behalf of the Guild to community organizations that align with our mission.

What does my membership pay for?

The Ottawa Garment Guild is a non-profit organization, and all of our executive members are dedicated volunteers.  Your membership fee allows us to pay for our meeting space and online infrastructure, invite special guest speakers, and put on special events throughout the year.  Funds collected through membership fees may also be used towards things that help us make meetings better for you; such as a projector for meetings, website maintenance, and incorporating the guild as an official non-profit entity. 

If you have any questions about the financial status of the OGG, please email us: