Events & Gatherings


British Columbia


Sidney Hookers

Third Tuesday of each month, 2-4 p.m. Sidney, BC. Contact: Dianne Cross, 9600 Third St., Sidney, BC, (250) 656-4201,

Vancouver Rug Hookers

First Monday of each month, 7-10 p.m. Contact: Michelle Sirois-Silver, 1937 E. 3rd Ave., Vancouver, BC V5N 1H4, (604) 253–4372.

Gone Hooking Traditional Rug Hooking Group

Every Wednesday, 10:30-3 p.m., Maple Ridge, BC. Contact: Freda Jackson, (604) 463-0043.

Monday Hook-ups

Every fourth Monday, Sept.-May, excluding Dec. Contact: Michaele Freeman, (250) 595-6302,

The Rug Hooking Circle

Every Monday, 1-4 p.m., Studio 204, Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston, Kelowna, BC. Contact: Angela Possak, (250) 767-0206,

Blue Heron Rug Hooking Studio - Hook-in

4th Saturday of each month.  Free instruction with purchase of a kit.  375 Sunset Ave., Victoria B.C., V8S 4L3; 250-595-6406.


Rug Hooking Classes with Michelle Sirois-Silver

1937 East 3rd Ave., Vancouver, BC V5N 1H4. Contact: (604) 253-4372,,



Ottawa Olde Forge Rug Hooking Group

Second and fourth Thursdays and first Saturdays of each month (Sept.-June), Maki House. Contact: Helen, (613) 224-5229.

Rugs on the Rocks, Sudbury Ontario

 Each Thursday from 1-4 p.m., Parkside/Older Adults Center, 140 Durham Street, Sudbury. Contact: Nancy Barber, (705) 692-3433.

Simply Hooked

Third Tuesday of each month, 6-9 p.m., Hutton House, Oxford St., London, ON. Contact: Glee, (519) 473-5042.

The Monday Bunch

Every Monday at the home of Freda MacDonnell, RR 1, Meaford, ON N4L 1W5, (519) 538-2425.

Ajax Rug Hookers

Meet first Monday of the month (except summer) and the third Monday of the month is an evening of social rug hooking at St. Andrew's Community Centre, Ajax, ON. Contact: Shelley Carroll, (905) 683-0017 or Pat Norwood, (905) 839-4964.

Saugeen Rug Hookers

Third Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m., at St John's Anglican Church, Mill Street, Port Elgin, ON. All welcome. Contact: Joan Rigby (519) 797-3262,

Huronia Branch (Barrie)

Second Tuesday of each month except July and August, 7 p.m. Simcoe County Museum, 1151 26 Highway, Barrie, Ontario.

Etobicoke Rugcrafters

Toronto. Meet daytime on first and third Tuesdays and evenings on second and fourth Tuesdays. CONTACT: (416) 622-5294.

New Brunswick


Heritage Rug Hooking Guild

Heritage Rug Hooking Guild, Fredericton, NB meets between September and May every second Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 pm.  Meetings take place at St. Peter’s Anglican Church Hall, Woodstock Road, Fredericton. Contact: Mary Grant (506) 459-8525,

Kent Hookers

Alternate Thursday mornings, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Club D-Age D’Or, Main St., Richibucto, NB. Contact: (506) 523-0896.

Quoddy Loopers of St. Andrews, NB

Meet every Wednesday, year-round, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Catholic parish center, 210 Parr St. Contact:Mary Jones, (505) 529-9020 (work), (505) 529-3790 (home),


Mary Grant, Certified Rug Hooking Instructor

232 Colonial Heights St., Fredericton, NB, E3B 5M1, Contact: (506) 459-8525,,



Heritage Rug Hooking of Saskatoon

Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month,  7-9:30 p.m. at the Sherbrooke Community Centre. Contact: Rita Smith, (306) 997-2121,

Nova Scotia


Remsheg Rug Hookers


 Every Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Wallace Area Museum on the Sunrise Trail, Wallace, NS. Contact: Sarah C. Ladd, RR 1, Pugwash Junction, NS B0K 1M0, (902) 257-2267.

Seaside Matters

Second Monday if each month, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Timothy's Church, Hatchet Lake, NS. Contact: Donna Gass, (902) 852-4794,

Spruce Top Rug Hooking Studio

Hook-ins the first Saturday of each month, The Gallery, 255 Main St. West, Mahone Bay, NS. Contact: Carol Harvey-Clark, RR 3, Bridgewater, NS B4V 2W2.

Town and Country Thrummers

every Wednesday (Sept.-May) 7-10 p.m., Amherst, NS. Contact: Vicky Comeau (902) 667-1438,

Smith's Cove Rug Hookers

Meet every Tuesday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Oakdene School, Bear River, NS. Contact: Cris Murdock, (902) 467-0623, or Kathy Le Blanc, (902) 467-4154.

Fundy Group

 First Wednesday of the month, Kingston Legion, NS. Contact: Gail McKay, (902) 847-9358.


The International Gallery of Hooked Rugs


19 Lawrence St., Amherst, NS. Open Wed., Thurs., Fri, and Sun., noon to 4 p.m. A unique gallery and market of new and antique hand-hooked rugs in a house from the 1870s. Rugs from many countries; free exhibit space. Plan your exhibit during Amhest's famous Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival in October! Contact: Avis Chapman, (902) 667-0988.


Spring Rug School


May–6, 2016, Spring Rug School, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Nine courses plus On Your Own. Membership to the Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia (RHGNS) is required to attend. Classses: Rugwork to Stumpwork, Margaret Angel; Dye Class, Carol Harvey Clark; Teachers Training Course; Medieval Tiles, Cindy MacIntosh: 3-Dimensional Hooking, Heather Gordon; Monochromatic with a Twist, Doris Norman; Words-Imagine!, Edie Arsenault; Celtic Class, Gail Lambert; Designing with Your Stash in Mind, Anne Lockhart; Bringing Animals to Life, Jon Ciemiewicz; Water, Water Everywhere, Michele Micarelli; Buildings Within a Landscape, Ruth Downing. Contact: Shelley Jones Penney,;



Alberta Handicraft Guild

Calgary, AB. Tuesdays from 9-5, and some Thursday evenings. Meets at Spruce Cliff Community Hall, 1608 Poplar Road SW. Contact: Loraine Constable, (403) 241-1057.

Edmonton Traditional Rug Hookers Guild

First Thursday of each month (except July and August), 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pleasantview Community Hall, 109 St. and 58 Ave. McGown certified instructors, supplies, and workshops available with membership. Contact: Dianne Goodwin, (780) 464-9020, or

Edmonton Rug Hookers


Edmonton Rug Hookers Guild. Pleasantview Community Hall, 109 St. and 58 Ave. First Thursday of each month (except July and August). McGown certified instructors, supplies, and workshops available with membership. Contact: Janet McLean, (780) 554-9939,

Newfoundland and Labrador


The Rug Hooking Guild of Newfoundland and Labrador

The Guild hosts various hook-ins throughout the province during the year. For more information, visit the website at

The Rug Hooking Guild of Newfoundland and Labrador Hook-ins

Hosting various hook-ins throughout the provine during the year.  For more information, please visit the website at




Montreal West Quebec

Hook-ins the third Thursday of each month. Contact: Nancy Lorimer (514) 482-3205.

Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild

Every Monday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept-May, at Centennial Hall, 288 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield, QC. Courses offered. Contact: Denise, (514) 695-7177,




Hooker's Wood & Wool Studio Hook-In

HOOKER'S WOOD & WOOL STUDIO, sponsors a Hook-In twice a month at 422 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls, WI  54729.  Our afternoon group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 2 to 5 P.M. and our evening group meets the 4th Tuesday of each month from 6 to 9 P.M.  We welcome any and all visitors who wish to join us but encourage you to call the morning of our Hook-In to confirm that it hasn't been cancelled.  The coffee/tea pot is always on for your enjoyment as we gather.  Contact:  Caroline Dahlager @ 715-723-6875 or email @

Chippewa Valley Rug Hooker's Hook-in

CHIPPEWA VALLEY RUG HOOKERS meet for a Hook-In on the 4th Friday of each month from 9:30 - 12:30 P.M. at the Calico Shoppe, 214 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire, WI  54701.  Coffee is available as we hook in the loft of this charming shoppe.  We welcome all those passing through or anyone looking for a group to hook with on a regular basis.  We encourage a phone call or email to one of the following to confirm that we have not cancelled a monthly meeting for any reason.  Contacts:  Mary Ellen @ 715-404-7003 or the Calico Shoppe @ 715-834-9990 or Email:         

Heart of Wisconsin

Wautoma, WI. First Thursday of the month. Contact: Pam Schmelzle,

Cream City Rug Guild

Wauwatosa, WI. Meets the second Wednesday of the month. Contact: Joyce Krueger,

First Friday Hooking

Beaver Dam, WI. Meets the first Friday of the month. Contact: Louise Budde,


Cream City Rug Hookers Annual Hook-in

April 28, 2016, Cream City Rug Hookers Annual Hook-in. Tommy Thompson Bldg., Wisconsin State Fair Park, 640 S. 84 St., West Allis, WI. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Breakfast snacks, box lunch, great vendors, door prizes, and rug show. Contact: Sheryl Ellis,



By Hook or Crook

Every Wednesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.1st and 3rd Wednesday, Public Library, Kouts, IN. 2nd and 4th Wednesday, Public Library, Valparaiso, IN. Contact: Barbara Coulter, (219) 462-0335,

Hoosier Hills Rug Hooking Guild

Second Saturday of each month, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Carnegie Public Library, 300 W. Main St., Washington, IN. Contact: Colleen Schmidt, (812) 897-8161,

Tuesday Group

Every Tuesday, Community Room of Bank, Morristown, IN. Contact: Mary Wicker, 4864E 350N, Shelbyville, IN 46176, (317) 392-3326; lessons Wed., 7-9 p.m.

Puckihuddlers Rug Hooking Group

 Second Monday of each month, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fisher's Library, Fisher, IN. Contacts: Patsy Jones, (317) 849-4098, or Jan Hammond, (317) 284-1022.

House on the Hill Rug Hooking

Monday afternoons, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 8055 Caldwell Rd., Connersville, IN. Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 1505 E. St. Rd. 44, Connersville, IN. Contact: Tracy Burns, (765) 478-9539.

Red Saltbox Rug Hookers

Now located in Attica, IN.  If interested in joining a hooking group here at the studio, contact Wendy Miller, (765) 762-6292,

White River Ruggers

Every Tuesday, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., sack lunch, Lutheran Church of the Cross, 4401 N. Wheeling Ave., Muncie, IN. Contact: Dana Davis, (765) 358-3911, or Arline Johnstone, (765) 759-3872.

The Woolkeepers

Each Monday, 9-11 a.m. at Bev Stewart's home, 6583 So. Co Rd. 400 East, Clayton, IN 46118. All are welcome. Contact: Bev, (317) 839-3612,


Maple Wood Nature Center Rug Hooking Event

April 9, 2016, Maple Wood Nature Center Rug Hooking Event, Maple Wood Nature Center, 4550E 100S, LaGrange, IN. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A personal-project and show day for rug hook artists sponsored by Wooley for Ewe. Bring projects to work on while enjoying the woods setting. Participants are encouraged to bring finished projects for display; bring your own lunch. Seating is limited; prior contact required. Contact: Jan Ehle,



Northwest Ohio Rug Hookers

First Thursday of the month at the Maumee Senior Center. Third Thursday of the month at the Sylvania Senior Center. We are a very informal group and all levels of experience are welcome. For more information, visit or call Cindi at 419-287-3884.

The Emerald Chapter 5 Group of the McGown Guild

Fourth Friday of each month, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Middleburg Heights Library, Middleburg Heights, OH. Contact: Kay Forbush, (216) 676-0783,

Ladies of the Wool

First Saturday of each month, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Columbus, OH area (various locations). Contact: Phyllis Rees, (740) 943-2646,

ATHA Miami Valley Chapter

Dayton, OH area. Fourth Thursday of each month, 5:30-9 p.m., Beavercreek Fire Station 61, 2195 Dayton Xenia Rd., Beavercreek, OH. Contact: Cindy Trick, (937) 429-2535,; or Melissa Maxwell, (937) 429-1201,

Fox Cottage Hookers

First Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 150 Lyons Dr., Centerville, OH. Contact: Sue Fox, (937) 433-0172,

Old Crow Ruggers

Meet 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month,10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lima, Ohio. Contact: Janis Betts, (419) 221-0633,

Western Reserve Rug Hookers


First Thursday of each month from September toJune, 10a.m. to 2 p.m. Bainbridge Community Church, 17751 Chillicothe Rd., Bainbridge, OH. Contact: Pat Keith (440) 205-9855,

Kindred Hooking Club

Second Monday of each month, 6-9 p.m., 1524 Bowman Ave., Kettering, OH. Contact: Alice Strebel, (937) 299-6388, 

Brighton Wool Gatherings at That'll Do Farm

Sit-N-Hook the last Thursday of every month, 6-9 p.m., and the first Monday of every month, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Brighton Wool Gatherings at That'll Do Farm, 34634 State Route 303, Grafton, OH 44044, (440) 829-3644,,

Fort Lauren's Rugcrafters

Meets second Saturday of each month, 10-3, at Otterbein UM Church, 6025 Shepler Rd., Navarre, OH. Contact: (330) 262-3276.


Sauder Village Rug Hooking Week (Aug. 16-20, 2016)

Rug Hooking Week, Sauder Village, 22611 St. Rt. 2, Archbold, OH. August 16-20, 2016. Retreat, workshops, Rug Hooking magazine’s Celebration 26 Exhibit, vendors. Details available at in early November; registration begins Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at noon. Pre-registration is required.



Everlasting Stitches

First Thursday of each month, 6-9 p.m., Holt, MI. Contact: Pam Henrys, 2040 N. Aurelius Rd., Holt, MI 48842, (517) 699-1120.

Lakeshore Rug Hookers

Every Monday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Joseph Public Library, 500 Market St., St. Joseph, MI. Contact: Marlene Kuypers, (269) 465-0125,

Rockford Chapter of ATHA

(Divas by the Dam): third Monday of each month, Sept.-June, 10-2 upstairs at Arnie's Rockford restaurant, Squires St., Rockford, MI. Contact: Sally Charnley, (616) 866-3725.

ATHA Heirloom Hookers Guild

Northville, MI: every fourth Monday (third Monday in May, December) at Mill Race Village, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact:Vicki Walls 734-730-5576,

Thrums and Chums

Second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., First National Bank of Brighton, Challis Rd., Brighton, MI. Contact: Kris Miller, (517) 546-7732,

Michigan Rugg Artistes

Second Monday September through June. 10-2. McFaddee-Ross House, 915 Brady, Dearborn, MI. Contact: Marie Johnson, (734) 671-6502,

Great Lakes Rug Hooking Guild

Meets at the Washington Township Senior Center, 57900 Van Dyke, Washington Township, MI, every second and fourth Wednesday from 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.  Contact: Shirley Dusky, (586) 752-7484,

Middle of the Mitt Rug Hookers, Midland, MI

First Friday of each month (Sept.-June). Contact: Jill Lorden,, (989) 631-7054.

National Guild of Pearl K. McGown Hookrafters Southern Michigan Chapter (Chapter 2)

Meets the last Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Smith-Kimball Community Center in historic Clinton, Michigan. Contact: Pat Sahakian, (734) 428-7029,

Rug Hookers of West Bloomfield

A new rug hooking group is forming in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Contact: for meetup times.


Southeast Michigan Annual Hook-In

April 23, 2016, Southeast Michigan Annual Hook-In. Location: Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor, MI. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Join us for a day of rug hooking! Vendors, door prizes and a rug show. Seating is limited. Contact: Please type “Hook-in” in subject line.



ATHA Foxy Lady Rug Hookers Guild

West suburban Chicago area: second Saturday of each month, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Lisle Station Park in Beau Bien Tavern, 921 School St., (3 Blocks E. of Main) Lisle, IL. Contact: Beth Morris, (630) 420-2276,

Bloomington-Normal Rug Hooking Guild

Fourth Tuesday of each month, 6:30- 8:30 p.m. at Heartland Community College, Workforce Development Bldg., Rm. 1401. Contact: Jean Ann Dargatz, (309) 452-8528 or Kay Kjeldgaard, (309) 663-5497.

Hooking in the City

First and third Monday of each month, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Old Irving Park, Chicago, IL.  Please contact Dawn Walczak at 773-842-7667 or email at:

Loopy Ladies Guild

Northeastern Illinois, Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St. Meets every third Sunday of the month (except Dec. and Jan), 12:30 - 3:30.  Contact Phyllis Monjar, 847-331-3245,;



Between the Rivers Rug Hookers

Iowa Chapter of ATHA: second Thursday of each month, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Buchanan Co. Extension Office meeting room, Independence, IA. Contact: Wendy Goins, (319) 334-4550,



Arkansas Hot Springs Village Rug Hookers

Every Tuesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the McAuley Senior Center. Contact: Aileen Anderson, (501) 915-0696,

Central Arkansas Rug Hookers

One Saturday a month at the Jacksonville, AR, Main Library. Contact: Aileen Anderson, (501) 915-0696,

Happy Hookers

Third Thursday of each month, 10 a.m., Winslow, AR. Contact: Connie Wright, (479) 634-7011, evenings.

Springdale Rug Hookers

Springdale Senior Center, John Powell Annex, 610 Grove (corner of Grove and Cleveland), Springdale, AR 72764. First and third Mondays of each month, September through April. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring a lunch if you wish, or you can buy one from the Senior Center next door. Contact: Laura Thompson, (870) 428-5923,; or Paula Wentz, (501) 530-4504,



Kirby Hooking Circle

Third Saturday of every month except holidays, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., casual hook-in, Bethany Christian Church, 3223 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX. Contact: Lurie McAdow, or April DeConick,

Hill Country Rug Hooking Guild

Second Monday of each month, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., EMS Building, 221 Friendship Lane, Fredericksburg, TX. Contact: Linda Gartner (830) 990-6676.

Kerrville Rug Hookers

First Monday of each month, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Activities Bldg. of First United Methodist Church, 321 Thompson Dr., Kerrville, TX. Contact: Karen Maddox, (830) 257-3741.

Lone Star Rug Hooking Guild

Lone Star Rug Hookers meet Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lakewood Methodist Church. Contact:  Martha Reynolds (214)697-5141,

ATHA, The Stash Sisters Chapter, Region 9

First Saturday, second and fourth Thursday at 10 a.m., Octavia Fields Branch Library, 1503 S. Houston, Humble, TX.  Third Thursday at 10 a.m., The Hen House, 5702 Louetta Rd, Spring, TX.  Contact: P.D. Hankamer, (409) 374-2258,

The Old Oaks Ranch

Every Wednesday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 601 Old Oaks Ranch Rd., Wimberley, TX 78676. Contact: Dawn Hummer, (512) 847-8784,,

Hub City Rug Hookers

Fourth Monday of each month at the Garden and Arts Center, Lubbock, TX. Contact: Teresa, (806) 794-3332.

Rug Runners ATHA Chapter

Second Saturday of each month 1-4 p.m.,Town Village Retirement Community, craft room, Arlington, TX. Contact: Leslie Annen (817) 468-5179,



Bear Rug Hookers

Every Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.; third Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. Contact: Bear Patch Quilting Co., 2199 4th St., White Bear Lake, MN 55110, (651) 429-1039.

The Lake Nokomis Rug Hookers

Second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, Lake Nokomis Community Center, Minneapolis, MN. Contact: Kathy Morton, 9860 Crestwood Terrace, Eden Prairie, MN 55347, (612) 934–0966.

Arrowhead Hookcrafters Guild

First Monday of each month, Christ Lutheran Church, Duluth, MN. Contact: Sandy Krumwiede,, or Kay Despard, (763) 242-1704.

Pine Country Rug Hookers

Every Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m., at Rosebud’s Cottage, 2580 7th Ave. E, No. St. Paul, MN, (651) 426-1885.

The Wooly Red Rug

Second Saturday of each month, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; 4630 Wentworth Avenue., Minn., MN. Contact: Laurie Lausen, (612) 964-1165.

Hopkins Rug Artists

Every Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Hopkins Activity Center, 33 N. 14th Ave., Hopkins, MN 55343. Contact: Cindy, (952) 933-1642, or Bette, (952) 888-3916.

West Enders Hooking Group

Fourth Tuesday of each month, 5-8 p.m., Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., Delano, MN. Contact: Jeanne Stephens,

Hookin at the Farm

Third Wednesday of the month, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and 6-9 p.m. Contact: Sally Kallin, Pine Island Primitives, (507) 356-2908, (Please RSVP to make sure we are meeting).

River Valley Arts Guild Rug Hookers Meet

Eagles Nest Coffee House, Wabasha, MN. Every Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information:


Spring Vendor Show & Rug Hook-in


April 9, 2016, Spring Vendor Show & Rug Hook-in, Holiday Inn & Suites, (adjacent to Cabela's) 2365 43rd St., Owatonna, Minnesota. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission $10/person. Some 25 vendors with wool, rug hooking supplies, and patterns, applique and quilt supplies and patterns; baskets, door prizes and much more. Bring your project to work on; catch up with friends. Contact:

Southeast Michigan Annual Hook-In


April 23, 2016, Southeast Michigan Annual Hook-In, Washtenaw Community College, 4800 East Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor, MI. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join us for a day of rug hooking! There will be vendors, door prizes, and a rug show. Seating is limited. Contact: Please type “Hook-in” in subject line.

Annual May Day Hook-in

April 29-30-May 1, 2016, Annual May Day Hook-in, AmericInn, Owatonna, MN. Three days of hooking, wool vendors, door prizes, rug show-‘n-tell. Contact: Joyce Weese,


Northern Lights Rug Camp

July 19-22, 2016, Northern Lights Rug Camp, Crosslake, MN. Teachers will be Sally Kallin and Nola Heidbreder.  Contact Tracy Kellen, (320) 265-6319,



Blue Valley Rug Hookers

First Wednesday of each month, Marysville, KS. Contact: Arvila Wolfe, 900 N. Kansas, Frankfort, KS 66427, (913) 292-4492.

The Little Apple Rug Crafters

Manhattan, KS: second Thursday of each month in members’ homes. Contact: Cecelia Clement, 1728 Westbank Way, Manhattan, KS 66503 (785) 539-8949, or Deb McGlashon, 2905 Dickens, Manhattan, KS 66502 (785) 776-6829.



Great River Rug Hookers

Anyone in the area of Northeast Missouri or Hannibal. Day or evening instruction for beginners. Contact: Bonnie Johnson (573) 439-5854, 

Aux Arcs Rug Ladys Gathering

Every second Thursday of each month, 4-8 p.m., Boonslick Regional Library, Warsaw, MO. Contact: Nelda Johnson (660) 438-7145,

Naomi Miller St. Louis Guild of Rug Hookcrafters

First Thursday of each month, Webster Groves Christian Church, Webster Groves, MO. Contact: Janet Mickow, (314) 822-8999,

Heartland Rug Hookers of Columbia

Meetings are held the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Contact: Judy Allen (573) 286-8808,


Hook-In St Louis & Rug Show


April 23, 2016, Hook-In St Louis & Rug Show, 111 S Geyer Rd., Kirkwood, MO. Hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Hook-In, vendors, rug show, classes, door prizes, demos.  Lunch available with pre-registration.  Contact: Donna, (314) 422-7771,;

3rd Annual Wooly Wisdom Workshop

September 11–16, 2016, 3rd Annual Wooly Wisdom Workshop, Kansas City, Missouri. Instructors Instructors Victoria Ingalls, Kathy Morton, Donna Hrkman, and Vicki Hardcastle. Contact:  Victoria Ingalls, (816) 833-1848,;


Victoria Hart Ingalls

Classes and workshops in Traditional and Wide Cut Rug Hooking. Thirty-nine years of Rug hooking know-how and 29 years of teaching experience. Classes in which you will be inspired as you learn. Contact: Victoria Ingalls, (816) 833-1848,;



Valley Hill Rug Hookers

Second Wednesday of each month, Noon-8 p.m., Springfield, KY. Traditional and primitive punch needle for arthritic hands demonstrated. Contact: Rosemary Gillum Bailey, (606) 336-0255.

Hookers Occupy a Church

First and third Mondays of each month, 7 to 9 p.m., Hookers Occupy a Church (HOC) in Lexington, KY.   All hookers welcome.  Contact: Lisa Collins (859) 797-0011,

South Dakota


Black Hills Rug Hookers

Usually fourth Saturday of each month, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Rockerville Community Center. Contact: Dolores Mattson, Keystone, SD, (605) 666-4316.



Log Cabin Woolkeepers

Every month at Prairie Woolworks (South Lincoln, NE) Roca, NE. Contact: Twila, (402) 792-3178.



Tulsa Rug Hookers

First Thursday of each month, 7-9 p.m., and second Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Hardesty Regional Library, Tulsa, OK. Contact: Mitzi Thomas, (918) 299-4797 or




Champlain Islands Fiber Bees 7th annual Fiber Festival

August 13, 2016, Champlain Islands Fiber Bees 7th annual Fiber Festival, sponsored by Green Mountain Hooked Rugs, North Hero Village, VT, in the middle of Lake Champlain, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $25 for a full day of hooking/spinning/knitting/quilting and meeting new or old friends. Morning and afternoon snacks provided. We are small, but worth it! Contact: Lynn Soule (802) 373-0628,

Hooked in the Mountains XVIII

October 19–23, 2016, Hooked in the Mountains XVIII, Champlain Valley Exposition Center, Essex Junction, VT.  Special exhibit of hooked rugs and fiber art.  Hundreds of hooked rugs on display with an emphasis on 3-dimensional hooked pieces. Featured artists: Liz Alpert Fay, Davey DeGraff, and Jackye Hansen. Demonstrations, workshops and classes; vendors and food. Contact:



Brandywine Rug Hooking Guild

Third Thursday of each month, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Hankin Library, 215 Windgate Dr., Chester Springs, PA. Contact: Jeri Livingston, (610) 363-2557. Please check our website for details and directions:

Pittsburgh Rug Hooking Guild

Second and fourth Mondays, 10:30 a.m.- 2p.m., Sept. through May, Memorial Park Church, 8800 Peebles Rd., Allison Park, 15101. Sunday meetings, 2-4 p.m., various locations. Contact: Fritz Mitnick, (412) 767-5698,

Southwestern PA Rug Hooking

Gathering: once a month on Saturdays, Washington, PA. Contact: Dona C. Hamilton, (724) 225-8560,

State College Rug Hookers

First Wednesday (3-5 p.m.) and third Saturday (1-5 p.m.) each month in Centre County, PA. Contact: Alice Kelsey, 637 Loveville Rd., Warriors Mark, PA 16877, (814) 692-4438,

The Woolwrights

Second Friday of each month, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; fourth Tuesday of each month, 6-9 p.m.; fourth Friday “Tea Cozy” group, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Zion Lutheran Church, 18 Quarry Rd., Leola, PA. Contact: Deb Burcin, (717) 464-5271;

The Old Barn Rug Hooking Guild, ATHA Chapter

Fourth Tuesday of the month, 1-4 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Library, Tunkhannock, PA. Contact: Janet Schleeter, (570) 928-9190,

Cumberland Valley Rug Hooking

Falling Spring Education Building, Room 202, North Main St., Chambersburg, PA 17203. Contact: Marion Lesher, (717) 264-5390,

Cranberry Rug Hooking Gathering

First and third Wednesday of each month. Hooking and sociability. Contact: Shirley Engel, 222 Northfield Rd., Cranberry Twp., PA, (724) 776-5791,

Scenery Hill Rug Hooking Guild

Newly formed group meets every Wednesday 10-3 at Two Olde Crows Primitive Shop on Route 40, National Pike in Scenery Hill.  Newcomers and beginners welcome.  Contact Patricia Anders (724) 945-6755.

Magdalena Rug Hookers

Meetings at the New Bloomfield Public Library, 7-9 p.m., fourth Monday of each month. Beginners welcome! Contact: Karen Larsen at


Fritz Mitnick and Susanne McNally--Pittsburgh

Instruction by McGown accredited teachers Tuesdays 10-12 at the Boyd Community Center in O'Hara Twp.
   Also the first Sunday of each month from 2-4 p.m. in the Fox Chapel area.
Contact:, (412) 767-5698.



ATHA Goodwives Chapter

Third Wednesday of each month September to May (except December) at the Rowayton Community Center in Rowayton, CT. Contact: Benita Raleigh, president, (203) 644-2245,

ATHA Nutmeg Chapter

Meets monthly, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
1/18/14, 5/17/14--Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington, CT 06032
2/15/14, 3/15/14, 4/19/14--Unitarian Church, 382 Paddock Ave., Meriden, CT 06450

6/14/14--United Methodist, 305 Main St., Watertown, CT 06795
Contact: Ruth Collins, (203) 263-7122,; or Susan Bruno, (860) 673-2140,

Quiet Corner Chapter of ATHA

Contact: Mary Thomson, (860) 928-0162,



Maine Tin Pedlar Chapter

Second Saturday, Sept.-June. Pines Community Center, Ocean Park, ME. Contact: Cheri,,

Searsport Rug Hooking's Rug Hooking Group

Second Sunday of every month, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Searsport Rug Studio, 396 E. Main St., Searsport, ME. Contact: Julie Mattson, (207) 548-6100,

Hillside Hookers

Tuesdays at Freeport Library, Freeport, ME, 1-4 p.m. Contact: (207) 865-3307.

Maine-ly Woods Rug Hookers

First and third Mondays of each month, 9 a.m.-noon; in members’ homes. Contact: Linda, (207) 793-8404, or Norine, (207) 625-3927.

Seacoast Ruggers

Third Thursday of the month, Oct;-May, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Kittery Estates, Kittery, ME.  Contact: Jan Smith,, (603) 431-8894.

Parris House Wool Works Studio Hooking

The Maine studio will be open for hooking on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 12 noon to 7 p.m., and the first and third Saturdays of the month from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The studio address is 546 Paris Hill Rd., Paris, ME.  Call Beth for more information at 207-890-8490 or visit the website at

New Hampshire


Rug Hooking Classes with Pam Bartlett

Day and evening classes at Red Horse Rugs, Loudon, NH . Contact: (603) 783-9848,


ATHA White Mt. Woolen Magic Chapter

First Saturday of March, April, May, Sept., Oct., & Nov., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., in the Maxfield Library, 8 Route 129, Louden, NH. Contact: Pam Bartlett, (603) 783-9848,

Seacoast Ruggers

Third Thursday of the month, Oct;-May, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Kittery Estates, Kittery, ME.  Contact: Jan Smith,, (603) 431-8894.


40th Annual New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival


May 14–15, 2016, 40th Annual NH Sheep & Wool Festival, Deerfield Fair Grounds, 34 Stage Rd., Deerfield, NH. Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun. 9a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults $7, ages 62 and over $5, ages 13 to18 $5; free for children 12 and under. Contact: New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Growers Association,

New York


Bainbridge New York Gathering

Third Saturday of each month, Spinner's Hill Shop, Bainbridge, NY. Contact: Lisa Merian, 1377 County Rd. 17, Bainbridge, NY 13733, (607) 967-8325,

Guilford Rug Hooking Group

Every Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Guilford, NY. Contact: Cathy Treffeisen, (607) 895-6477.

Kinderhook Rug Hooking Group

 Kinderhook, NY. Every Wednesday night, 7:30-10 p.m. Contact: Jayne Hester, (518) 758-1850.

Long Island Guild of Rugcrafting Artists

 (McGown): Sept., Nov., Jan., April, and May, Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Contact: Sibby,

Peconic Ruggers

Third Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m., Hallockville Museum Farm, Riverhead, NY. Hook-ins held Jan., Feb., July, Aug. Contact: Judy, (631) 294-2134,

McGown Mark Twain Chapter

Fourth Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, Elmira, NY, Contact: Marian Rutty, (607) 734-0074 or Marge Dovi, (607) 734-6953.

Dutchess County Rug Hooking Guild

Meets the third Tuesday of the month, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., September-June at the Pleasant Valley Town Hall, 1554 Main St., Pleasant Valley, NY. Beginners welcome. Contact: Sarah Jones, President, (518) 398-7003.

Chapter #1 of Pearl K. McGown Hookrafters

Second Tuesday of every month (except July and August) at Vestal Methodist Church, 328 Main St., Vestal, NY. Hours: 10-2. A couple of evening times are scheduled for working members. There are planned programs, instructors and members share many ideas and hints. We bring our lunch and desserts are provided by the members. Contact: Eileen Danton, (607) 748-0973; or Melissa Rocks, (607) 722-0404.


Rug Hooking Classes with Loretta Scena (McGown Certified)

Long Island, New York. Contact: (631) 254-3930 or email


Rug Hookers of the Finger Lakes Hook-in

May 14, 2016, Rug Hookers of the Finger Lakes Hook-in, Perinton Presbyterian Church, 6511 Pittsford-Palmyra Rd, Fairport, NY, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rug show, raffle rug, door prizes, local vendors, and light refreshments. Bring a lunch and spend an enjoyable day hooking with new friends and old. Contact: Caryn Devlin,



ATHA Cranberry Chapter

Third Saturdays in Sept., Nov., Jan., March, May, at the South Dennis Senior Center on Cape Cod. Contact: Patricia White, (508) 398-1355,

ATHA Quabbin Chapter

Rug Hooking Guild: fourth Saturday of each month (Sept.-June), 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Jones Library, Amherst, MA. Contact: Carol Ambrozy, (978) 249-7304.

Pioneer Primitive Rug Hooking Group

Every other Thursday, 7-9 p.m., Bangs Community Center, Amherst, MA. Please call to verify meeting date. Contact: Linda Repasky, (413) 548-8040,

ATHA Mayflower Chapter

Saturdays, September-June, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church, 239 Woburn Street, Reading, MA. Contact: Donna Allen, (978) 448-6089, or Heidi Lee, (978) 887-7348,

ATHA Wachusett Chapter, Region 1

Second Friday, Sept-June. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eight Point Sportman's Club, Sterling, MA  01564.  Contact: Sally Gardner, (978) 466-6544,

ATHA Charles River Rug Guild

Boston area. Meets Fridays 10-2 in September, October, November, and January through June. Contact: Susan Barry, (508) 785-1755,

Hopedale Community House Hookers

43 Hope St., Hopedale, MA 01747. Wednesdays 1-3:30 p.m., October through June. Cost for gathering is $30 for 9 months. Contact: Ellen Gould,, (508) 478-5194; or Community House, (508) 473-0820.


Norma McElhenny Monday Classes


Norma McElhenny. Monday morning classes at new location in Plymouth, MA. Contact: Norma McElhenny,, (508) 224-5969.

New Jersey


Hunterdon Rug Guild

Second Friday of each month (Sept.-June), 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Hunterdon County Library Complex, Rt. 12, Flemington, NJ. Contact: Joyce Combs (609) 737-9281,, or Dee Rosebrock (609) 771-0596,

Mercer County Rug Hookers

First Thursday of each month, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Hopewell Library, Pennington, NJ. Contact: Weezie Huntington, (609) 466-1882.

ATHA Alice Beatty Chapter

First Wednesday of each month (Sept.-June), 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Community Center, 614 Greenbrook Rd., N. Plainfield, NJ. Contact: Janet Bosshard, (732) 528-1125,

ATHA Spring Lake NJ Chapter

Second Monday of each month (Sept.-May), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. Andrew's Methodist Church, 907 4th Ave., Spring Lake, NJ. Contact: Janet Bosshard, (732) 528-1125,

Rhode Island


Little Rhody Thrummers

One Saturday a month in Sept., Nov., Jan., March, May; various locations in Rhode Island. Contact: Dolores Bannister, (401) 783-7507.




Delmarva Friendship Rugcrafters, McGown Chapter 106

 Second Wednesday of each month year round and third Wednesday Sept.-May, Ocean Pines Branch Library, Ocean Pines, MD, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact: Janice Russell, (410) 289–4110,

Forestheart Gathering

Forestheart Studio, Woodsboro, MD. Contact: Mary Klotz, 200 S. Main St., Woodsboro, MD 21798, (301) 845-4447,

ATHA Mason-Dixon Chapter

Third Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Rd., Ellicott City, MD. Contact:Barbara Barton,

Delmarva Friendship Rugcrafters, McGown Ch. 106

Delmarva Friendship Rugcrafters, McGown Chapter 106: second Wednesday of each month year round and third Wednesday Sep.-May, Berlin Senior Center, Berlin, MD, 10am-2pm. Contact Janice Russell,  Please confirm. (410) 289-4110 or


Rug Hooking Classes with Roslyn Logsdon

Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel, MD 20708, (301) 807-6261.



Gatherings September to April, Irvington

Second and fourth Mondays of each month at home of Nancy Drake, Irvington, VA, (804) 435-8808.

Hookers, Strippers, & Co.

Second Saturday of each month, Sept.-June. Contact: Robin Hasty, 2359 Hwy. 58, Buffalo Jct., VA 24529, (804) 374-5830,

James River Rug Hookers

Second Saturday of each month, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Suffolk, VA. Contact: Mary Henck, (804) 740-6511,

Williamsburg Rug Hookers

First and third Thursdays of each month, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Rd., Williamsburg, VA. Contact: Nancy Norton, (757) 345-6439, 

Colonial Rug Hookers of Northern Virginia ATHA Ch. 49

Meeting monthly, Sept.-June, 12-4 p.m., Sully Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly, VA 20120. Visit for dates and more information, or inquire at



Goose Creek Ruggers

Second Thursday of each month, 6:30-9 p.m. Northern VA. Contact: Kathy Hottenstein, (540) 338-6264,

Shockhoe Slip Rug Hookers

Fourth Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Richmond, VA. Contact: Mary Henck, 2300 Bridgehaven Terr., Richmond, VA 23233, (804) 334-0058,

Notforgotten Farm Rug Hookers

First Saturday of each month, 3530 Tye River Rd., Amherst, VA 24521, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact: Lori, (434) 263-6508,

Fiber and Friends Salon

Fourth Wednesday of each month, 7-9 p.m., Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 16th St. South, Arlington, VA. Contact:

Blue Ridge Rug Hookers

Charlottesville, VA. Second Wednesdays of each month, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact: Peg Jess, (434) 293-7883.

Traditional Rug Hookers of Yorktown, VA

First and third Tuesdays of each month, 10-2:30, Grace Church Parish Hall.  Contact: Mary Beth Hawks, (757) 898-8021, or Jean Knowlton,

Old Dominion, McGown Chapter 30

Second Thursday of each month, except August. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet in members' homes. Contact: Anne Strahan, (703) 442-9390,

Mountain State Fiber Artists

Third Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., various locations in and near Winchester, VA.


Virginia Rugfest Rug Show & Hook-in


April 9, 2016, Virginia Rugfest Rug Show & Hook-in, Cool Springs Baptist Church, 9283 Atlee Station Rd., Mechanicsville, VA. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Guest speaker and featured artist is Kris McDermet, whose original rugs and wall hangings combine rug hooking and braiding. Plus, 2016 "Geometric Worm Challenge Rug." Contacts: Mary Henck,; Missy MacKimm,;



Caloosa McGown Chapter #107

Fort Myers, FL: each Wednesday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Cypress Lake U.M. Church, year round. Contact: Marge Ciminelli, 1146 SE 32 St., Cape Coral, FL 33904, (239) 542-6734..

Emerald Coast Rug Hookers

Contact: B. Meloy,

Gulf Coast Rug Hookers

Various times and places in Sarasota and Venice, FL. Contact: Anne Eastwood, 320 Greenwood Lake Dr., Venice, FL 34292-4524, (941) 408-9315,

Pioneer Settlement Hooking Bee

Fourth Saturday of each month, Barberville, FL, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact: Bettina Drake Maraldo, 551 Johnson Lake Rd., DeLeon Springs, FL 32130, (904) 985-5602.

Strawberry Hookers

Every Monday, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., (Oct.-May) Lakeland, FL. (Contact for location). Contact: Linda Anthony, (813) 621-2754.

The Gator Group

Third Tuesday of each month, United Church of Sebastian, 1251 Fellsmere Rd., Sebastian FL. Contact: Dee Giel, (772) 388-5033.

Heritage Rug Hookers

Every Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m., St. John's Episcopal Church, Clearwater, FL. Contact: Mamie Adair, (727) 535-3218,


Rug Parlour Hookers

Every Monday, 1-4 p.m. at the Rug Parlour Studio, Bayonet Pt., FL. Contact: Nancy Wood, (727) 863-8637.

Zephyrhills Not-So-Old Crows

Every Tuesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Hookers Haven, 4919 Allen Rd., Zephyrhills, FL 33541. Contact: (813) 322-3803,

McGown Chapter #120

Fourth Thursday of each month, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ocala, FL. Educational programs and a guild project, Oct.-June.  Join us, and bring your lunch and your hooking; coffee, tea and friendship provided!  Contact: Karen Duncklee, (352) 861-6363,


Rug Hooking classes with Nancy Wood

The Rug Parlour, Bayonet Pt., FL 34667, (727) 863-8637.

Primitive Classes

Second and fourth Saturdays each month, 9 a.m.-noon at Hookers Haven, 4919 Allen Rd., Zephyrhills, FL 33541. Contact: (813) 322-3803,

Central FL Rug Hooking Classes with Pat Gaufillet

Day or evening, Monday and Tuesday, Silver Springs, FL, (352) 236-6047,

Rug Classes with Nancy Wood, Hudson, FL

Contact: Rug Parlour Studio, (727) 863-8637.


Spring Fiber Fling

March 12, 2016, Spring Fiber Fling, Wildwood Community Center, 6500 County Road 139, Wildwood, FL, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors, demonstrations, rug and fiber exhibit, and catered lunch. Contact:



Cajon Rug Hookers

Third Wednesday of each month, 4-7 p.m. Contact: Amzi Collins, 1500 Kirkman St., Lake Charles, LA 70601, (337) 437-3902, or Amzi's Rug Hooking Studio,  

West Virginia


West Virginia Hookcrafters Guild

Second Tuesday and fourth Wednesday of each month (except July and August), 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Charleston area. Contact: Mary Jane Vredeveld, (304) 925-4687.

Mountain State Fiber Artists

Third Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., various locations in and near Winchester, VA,


'Words in Wool' Exhibition

Through February 28. "Words in Wool," one-woman show by Abby Chapple. Hall of Dreams, Ice House, Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Weekends 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through Friday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Includes A Log Cabin God's Eye, a mixed-media work featured in the March/April/May 2011 issue of Rug Hooking magazine. Contact: Morgan Arts Council, (304) 258-2300,;



Wiregrass Rug Hookers

Every Monday, 2-4 p.m., Thomasville County Public Library, Thomasville, GA. Contact: Jane Bussom, (229) 227-1504.

ATHA Crescent Lane Rug Hooking Guild

Hooking every Monday from 10:30 to 7:30 at Main Street Yarns & Fibers, 100 Barnett Shoals Road, Watkinsville, GA  30677; contact July Carter at (770) 725-2966 for further information. 

Monthly Hook-in

Second Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact: Leslie Peck, Quilted Hearts, 2415 G Old Cornelia Hwy., Gainesville, GA 30507, (770) 536-3959.

Forsyth County Rug Hookers

Meet twice a month on Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Sharon Forks Library, Sharon Forks Rd., Cumming, GA. Bring your lunch. Contact: Carolyn Folsom, (770) 889-1019, or Karen Fuller, (770) 887-0747.

South Carolina


ATHA Carolina Wrens Chapter

North and South Carolina: Devenger Rd. Presbyterian Church, Greer, SC. Contact: Sharon Richmond in NC at (828) 697-8791.

Bluffton Branch Library Rug Hooking Group

Beaufort County, SC. Second Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. Contact Amanda Brewer at the Bluffton Branch Library at or (843) 255-6503.

North Carolina


ATHA Hornets Nest Chapter, Region 4

Second Monday of each month, 9:45-2 p.m., Providence Presbyterian Church, 10140 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC. Contact: Mary Calder, (704) 849-9803.

ATHA Piedmont Rug Hookers

Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durham, NC: third Saturday of each month, September through June. Contact: Mary L. Peterson, (919) 967-2846,

Murphy, NC Area

If interested in attending a weekly hooking group, Contact: Laura Schnelker, (330) 231-5314 or


John C. Campbell Folk School

John C. Campbell Folk School offers adult courses in traditional crafts, including several different rug hooking options. Located in the mountains of western North Carolina, the school offers weeklong and weekend courses. Contact: (828) 837-2775,



From Crook to Hook Wool Studio

Meeting most Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 174 N. Crest Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37404. All Rug Hookers welcome. Bring your hooking and lunch and join us. Contact: Sheri Bennett, (423) 622-3322,

Hixson Hookers (Chattanooga area)

Meet every Tues, 10:00 to 3:00, at North Rivers Civic Center, 1009 Executive Drive, Hixson, TN. Contact: Linda Rugina, (423) 870-8045.

By Hook or By Crook

Every third Wednesday of each month, 9am - 2pm, Crossville, TN.  Contact Sharon Smith, (931) 456-6303,

Northeast Tennessee Rug Hookers

Jonesborough Area. Third Sunday of the month, 2:00 to 4:00; some weekdays--call for times. Visitors welcome. Contact: Joani,, (423) 753-2842.

Englewood Rug Hookers

Second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at the Englewood Textile Museum, Englewood, TN. Contact: Gail Anderson, (423)507-3625.


Rug Hooking Classes in Northeastern Tennessee

Tri-Cities Area. Beginners welcome. Contact: Joani Douglas,, (423) 753-2842.




Old Pueblo Rughookers

First and third Tuesday of each month, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Ellie Towne Community Center, West Ruthrauff Rd, Tucson, AZ. Contact: Kathy Kovaric (520) 207-3453;

Wild and Wooly Hookers

Second Saturday of each month,10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Scottsdale, AZ. Contact: Diane Eaton, (602) 920-3800,

Hassayampa Rug Hookers

Second Wednesday of the month, 10 a.m. Prescott AZ. Contact: Ginger Carlson (928) 445-1226,

Green Valley Rug Hookers, Green Valley, Arizona

Every Monday (December through May) at various recreation centers. Contact: Rosemary Strube, (520) 260-1293 (cell) or (520) 625-3708 (home).

Mesa Rug Hookers

Monthly meetings on third Saturday at Alta Mesa Golf Club, 1460 N. Alta Mesa Dr., Mesa, AZ. Contact: Carol Miller, (480) 699-5871,



The Camellia City Rug Hookers Guild

Second Saturday of each month, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sacramento Friends Meeting Hall, 890 57th St., Sacramento. Contact: Shelly Lencioni, (916) 765-7165,

Central California Traditional Rug Hookers

Last Saturday of February, April, June, and August, 9 a.m.-noon, Fresno, CA. Contact: Katie Ude, (559) 255-5545,

North Country Woolgatherers

Last Saturday of each month (January-October), 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Fallbrook Public Utilities District Offices, 990 E. Mission Rd., Fallbrook, CA. Contact: Marjorie Chretien, (858) 530-2203,

Orange Coast Classics Rug Hookers

Every Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.-noon, The Colony, Newport Beach, CA. Contact: Jean Coon, (949) 706-1393. Everyone welcome, including beginners.

Peninsula Rug Makers Guild

Third Thursday of each month, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., (except Sept. and Dec.), San Jose Rose Garden Library. Contact: Wendy Brannan, (831) 438-6628,; or Susan Kleidon, (925) 371-6035,

Wine Country Rug Hookers

Second Saturday of each month, except August, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 684 Benicia Dr., Commons B, Santa Rosa, CA. Contact: Judy Cortez, (707) 545-1811,

Central California Traditional Rug Hookers

Second Saturday of Feb., May, Aug., and Nov., Clovis/Fresno area. Contact: Sharon, (559) 297-5156.

East Bay Guild

First Friday of each month, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., in Walnut Creek, CA, and members' homes.  Contact: Carol Bagot, (925) 932-5159.

The Oceanside Rug Hookers

Second and fourth Fridays of each month, Senior Center, Oceanside, CA. Contact: Alice Taylor, 3929 San Lorenzo Ct., Oceanside, CA 92057, (760) 433-3175.

San Fernando Valley Rug Hookers

Each Monday, 7-9 p.m., Pasadena; each Tuesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Burbank or Northridge; each Thursday, 7-9 p.m., North Hollywood; alternate Saturdays, 12-4 p.m., Agoura Hills. Contact: Carla Fortney (818) 502-2156.

Schaberg Ruggers

Every Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Schaberg Library, Redwood City, CA. Contact: Merle Lovell, (650) 593-3671.

North County Wool Gatherers (ATHA chapter)

Last Saturday of each month, Fallbrook (CA) Public Utilities District offices, 990 E. Mission Rd., 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. New members welcome. Contact: Marjorie Chretien, (858) 530-2203,

Loopy Ladies of La Quinta

Mondays 9 a.m. to noon. St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Palm Desert; Oct. thru May. Contact: Janelle Leslie, (760) 777-0916,

The Merry Hooker Woolens Hook-Ins

Last Saturday of each month, Oakland, CA. Jack London Square studio of The Merry Hooker Woolens. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact: Marita,

Cameron Park Rug Hookers, Cameron Park, California

The Cameron Park Rug Hookers meet weekly in Cameron Park, California. Contact: Rosemary Strube, (520) 260-1293.

Camellia City Rug Hookers Guild

Second Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sacramento Friends Meeting Hall, 890 57th St., Sacramento, CA 95819. Visitors welcome. Contact: Kathryn Perry, (916) 208-0019.

California's First ATHA Chapter

Third Saturday of the month at Trinity Episcopal Church, 4195 South 4th St., Redlands, CA. For more information:


Open Rug Hooking Classes with Gene Shepherd

1st Saturday of every month (except June), 9AM-2PM and most 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month, 10 AM-3PM.  Gene's Studio, 108 North Vine Street , Anaheim, CA, 92805.  Beginner's welcome.  Dye classes by request.  For details call 714.956.5150 or write

Open Rug Hooking Classes with Gene Shepherd

First Saturday of every month (except June), 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and most first and third Thursdays of every month, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gene’s Studio, 108 North Vine St., Anaheim, CA 92805. Beginners welcome. Dye classes by request. Contact: (714) 956-5150,



Florissant Mountainnaire Rug Hookers

Third Monday of each month, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact: Nancy Schell (719) 687-2110,

The Wool Basket Hook-ins

Every Wednesday, 1-4 p.m., Loveland, CO. Contact: Karen, (970) 203-0999,

Heritage Hookers

Third Saturday of each month, 12-3:30 p.m., Lakewood, CO. Contact: Cheri Talbot, (303) 986-9360,

Mile High Rug Hooking Guild

Third Thursday of each month 10 a.m.-2 p.m., South Glenn Library, 6972 South Vine, Centennial, CO. Contact:Carolyn Gress (720) 440-9272,

ATHA Colorado Rug and Fiber Guild

Every fourth Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Consolidated Mutual Water Board, 12700 W. 27th Ave., Lakewood, CO. Bring your project and come play! Contact: Cheryl Bollenbach, (303) 216-2424,



Inland Empire Rug Club

First and third Wednesdays of each month, 1-4 p.m., So. Hill Senior Center, 27th and Ray St., Spokane, WA. Contact: Lorraine Owens, (509) 456-5668,

Willapabay Wool Gatherers

First and third Friday afternoons each month, Ocean Park Methodist Church, Ocean Park, WA. Contact: Joanne Schuky, (360) 665-5572,

Class E Hooking Artists Guild

Fourth Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, Vancouver, WA, Contact: Gina Conway, (360) 887-4665,

Gig Harbor Ruggers

Hookers and Braiders meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Peninsula Library. Contact: Donna McKeever, (253) 853-4583,

Lady Bug Rug Hookers

Each Tuesday in members' homes. Contact: Sonja Flarety, (360) 424-9881 or Joyce Sorensen, (425) 252-6053.

Ocean Park Rug Club

Second and fourth Fridays of each month, Columbia Heritage Museum, Ilwaco, WA,  10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring your lunch and have fun hooking! Contact: Jerre McDaneld, (360) 665-4127,


Every Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m. and the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month (excludes summer), 9:30 a.m.-1p.m. Visitors/beginners WELCOME! Contact: Bridget Todderud, (425) 442-5609,


National Rug Braiders Conference

September 28–October 1, 2016, National Rug Braiders Conference, The Inn at Gig Harbor, Gig Harbor, WA.  Join experienced and beginner rug braiders from across the country for this unique event. Welcome gathering evening of September 28, followed by 3 full days of structured classes, workshops, and discussion groups. Registration deadline April 15, 2016. Contact: Donna McKeever (253) 853-4583,;

Puget Sound Rug School

March 11–14, 2016, Puget Sound Rug School, Dumas Bay Center, Federal Way, WA. A school to challenge your thinking about the possibilities of rug hooking as an art form, providing tools to spark creativity. Teachers: Susan Feller, Laura Pierce, and Diane Learmonth. $635 fee includes four days of classes, and room and board. Contact: Michele Wise,;



Kind-hearted Woman Rug Hooking Group

Most Mondays in members' homes, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Contact: Carol McDuffie, (541) 753-9242 or Janet Cline, (541) 928-5921.

Ocean Breeze Rugkrafters

Second and fourth Friday of each month, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Garibaldi, OR. Contact: Jo Stoltenberg, (503) 368-5274.

The Olney Rug Club

First Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m. Contact: Florence Lindgren, Rte. 1, Box 593, Astoria, OR 97103.

Heart of the Valley Rug Hookers (Corvallis/Albany OR area)

 Second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, 7-9 p.m. Contact: Patti Stephens, (541) 929-5116,

Heritage Rug Hookers

Most Tuesday afternoons, Salem, OR. Contact: Anne Jeter, 6765 Continental Circle, Salem, OR 97306, (503) 371-6982 or Marge Christianson, (503) 588-1273.

The High Desert Rug Hookers

Every Tuesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bend Senior Center, Bend, OR. Contact: Louise Yoshihara, (541) 318-8345 or Jean Vogel, (541) 318-0819.

Rogue Valley Rug Hookers

First and third Tuesdays of each month. Call for location. Contact: Maureen Lowrey, Grants Pass, OR, (541) 476-1628,



Treasure Valley Rug Hookers

Boise, ID. Meets first and third Saturday afternoons monthly. All skill levels welcome. Contact: Helen Code, (208) 871-3343,


Susan Elcox, New World Rug Hooking

Certified McGown Teacher, Boise, ID. Group classes and private instruction. Contact: (208) 229-3319,;



Grizzly Country Hookers

First and third Thursdays, noon-4 p.m., Timeless Quilts, 2412 River Rd., Missoula, MT. Contact: Peggy Bloom, (406) 728-4375 or Vervian Stephenson, (406) 549-8426.

Sweet Pea Ruggers Guild

Second Thursday of each month, 5:30-7 p.m, at Sturdy Stitching Upholstery, 608 W. Beall St., Bozeman, MT, (406) 587-9848. Contact: Kathy Stephens, (406) 585-3555.



In the Loop Group

Third Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Village Dry Goods, Brigham City. Contact: Victoria Rogers, (435) 725-3546.

Utah Ruggers

Second Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Mormon Handicraft, Salt Lake City, UT. Contact: Nancy Raybould, (801) 364-8005.