This is a directory of Upstate area clubs and organizations compiled by library staff based on information provided to us by the organizations themselves. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information. Please send any corrections or additions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (864) 527-9241.
An organization formed to create and encourage interest in Quilt making and quilts. Visitors are welcome at monthly meetings. The Guild has programs and classes on quilting by nationally known instructors and participates in local festivals, schools, and quilt shows. Monthly meetings are held the 1st Thursday at 7:00 pm at Grace Baptist Church Fellowship Hall (located on the lower level) at 5020 Old Spartanburg Road, Taylors, South Carolina. For more information on the monthly meetings, please e-mail the Guild at the address below and a reply will be sent as soon as possible.
The focus of the organization is for the enjoyment of those who are interest in coins and currency, and to promote numismatic education. There is a short business meeting followed by an auction of coins and currency.
The club aims to assist members with improving their woodworking skill level, to assist other upstate charitable organizations with their skills, and to elevate the public's knowledge of woodworking as an art form. The Guild operates an Education Center Shop: a fully equipped woodworking shop usually open weekdays from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturdays.
Meetings are held at the Jean M. Smith Library of Greer on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 9:00 am-11:30 am. No December meeting.
The Palmetto Cutlery Club is an organization dedicated to trading and collecting cutlery related items, combating fraud, counterfeiting and opposing misguided and unwise information in the knife collecting circles. The club welcomes anyone with an interest in cutlery. Regular scheduled meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Greer Tennis Club, 226 Oakland Avenue, Greer, SC.
The Palmetto Pleaters are a local nonprofit chapter of the Smocking Arts Guild of America. The group organized in 2002 with the purpose of offering exciting opportunities for anyone interested in heirloom needlework. Guests are invited to visit one of the monthly meetings to learn more about the art and improve skills while sharing the group’s love of many types of needlework, especially smocking. Beginners or experts are encouraged to join. Please email the club for information on joining.
An American Contract Bridge League sanctioned club whose members play duplicate bridge. The club meets Mondays from 9:30 am -1:00 pm at St. James Episcopal Church at 301 Piney Mountain Road.
The club promotes wood carving as an art form and teaches interested persons to carve. Activities include weekly and monthly meetings and an annual competition show in the fall. The club meets on the 3rd Saturday for a carve-in from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. The club also meets on Wednesday and/or Thursday evenings from about 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Meetings are at the Mauldin Cultural Center, Room 17, 101 E. Butler Rd. Mauldin, SC.
The South Carolina Knitting Guild is a group of hand knitters of all levels of experience who meet to learn and have fun. Programs address areas of interest to the group and include new techniques, ways to improve knitting, and exchange of ideas. The group contributes hundreds of hand-knitted items to various charity groups each year. Meetings are the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:45 pm at the University Center in the Old McAllister Square at 225 South Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, S.C.
The guild promotes the art and tradition of basketry through instruction, public service, and community awareness. Guild meeting are the place to find instructors and mentors who help individuals learn and refine their skills. Monthly meetings are held at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior at 2600 Wade Hampton Blvd., Taylors, SC. Check the website for the date and time of the next meeting. Members participate in seminars and the bi-annual convention called Weave-In which brings together basket makers of every level to share techniques, to marvel at each other’s talents, and to collect new supplies from the vendors.
The Western South Carolina Gem & Mineral Society, Inc. of Greenville, SC was organized June 15, 1955 and has as its purpose the study and enjoyment of all fields related to gems, minerals, and earth science. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 7:30 pm. (Refreshments from 7:15-7:30 pm) at Northside United Methodist Church, 435 Summit Drive, Greenville. Visitors are welcome and are invited to become members of the organization. Annual dues are $15 for a single membership and $25 for a family membership.