Events & Gatherings

West

Arizona

Gatherings

Javelina Hookers

First and third Wednesdays of each month, Pauite Neighborhood Center, 6535 E. Osborn, Scottsdale, AZ. Contact: Mary Kelly, (480) 945–0926.

Old Pueblo Rughookers

First Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and third Tuesday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at Bella Quiltworks on Broadway between Craycroft and Wilmot. Contact: Kathryn Kovaric, (520) 207-3453, booklady246@hotmail.com, OPRH_Guild@comcast.net.

Wild and Wooly Hookers

Second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Scottsdale, AZ. Contact: Diane Eaton, (602) 920-3800, dianeeaton@cox.net.

Hassayampa Rug Hookers

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

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, ticklepie@cox.net.

California

Gatherings

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, lakesiderugs@surewest.net.

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, ktude@sbcglobal.net.

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, lachretien@aol.com.

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, wbran438@sbcglobal.net; or Susan Kleidon, (925) 371-6035, skleidon@sbcglobal.net.

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, jmcortez@aol.com.

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, lachretien@aol.com.

Loopy Ladies of La Quinta

Every Monday, 9 a.m.-noon. La Quinta, CA. Contact: Janelle Leslie, (760) 777-0916, jleslie914@yahoo.com.

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, themerryhooker@themerryhookerwoolens.com.

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: www.ca1strughooking.com.

Instruction

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 gene@geneshepherd.com

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, gene@geneshepherd.com.

Events

Wine Country Rug Hooking 2014 Harvest Hook-in & Rug Show, October 25, 2014

 Liberty School Community Auditorium, 170 Liberty School Road, Petaluma, CA 94952.  10 AM to 4 PM.  Registration Forms are available on our website: www.winecountryrughookers.blogspot.com or contact Nada Ferris at 1987enc@comcast.net.

 

Colorado

Gatherings

Florissant Mountainnaire Rug Hookers

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

The Wool Basket Hook-ins

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

Heritage Hookers

Third Saturday of each month, 12-3:30 p.m., Lakewood, CO. Contact: Cheri Talbot, (303) 986-9360, beezer6636@comcast.net.

Mile High Rug Hooking Guild

Third Friday of each month 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial, CO. Contact: Lynda Miller, (720) 870-6417, linda.miller1@comcast.net.

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, cdboll@msn.com.

Washington

Gatherings

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, llskylandia@msn.com.

Willapabay Wool Gatherers

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

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, teatimeGMC@juno.com.

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, pdmckeever4@aol.com.

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, Ilwaco Heritage Museum, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Contact: Jerre McDaneld, 21707 Pacific Way, Ocean Park, WA 98640, (360) 665-4127.
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, gabygirl@centurytel.net.

Seattle/Bellevue

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, jtodderud@yahoo.com.

Events

Rug Show, October 8, 2014

Brightwater Center (new location), 22505 Hwy 9 SE, Woodinville, WA 98072. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wool, patterns, frames, hooks, dyes, rug braiding supplies, and more for sale. Bring your rugs to hook on and display. Salad and dessert potluck. Contact: Lisa Engle, (425) 333-4208.

Oregon

Gatherings

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, ayntbee@comcast.net.

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, moandchardy@yahoo.com.

Idaho

Gatherings

Treasure Valley Rug Hookers

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

Instruction

Susan Elcox, New World Rug Hooking

Certified McGown Teacher, Boise, ID. Group classes and private instruction. Contact: (208) 229-3319, newworldhooking@msn.com; www.newworldrughooking.com.

Montana

Gatherings

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.

Utah

Gatherings

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.