Events & 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 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, 9 a.m.-4:30 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, 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,


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.