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Canada 

Alberta

Gatherings


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. Website: www.edmontonrughookersguild.com.

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.

Events


Women’s Hands Building a Nation
May 6-Aug. 19, 2017. Women’s Hands Building a Nation, an exhibition commemorating Canada’s 150th birthday through fiber art.  Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton, AB. Presented by the Chinook Guild of Fibre Arts. Contact: chinookguild.ca.

Women’s Hands Building a Nation
Feb. 17-June 3, 2018. Women’s Hands Building a Nation, an exhibition commemorating Canada’s 150th birthday through fiber art.  Galt Museum & Archives, Lethbridge, AB. Presented by the Chinook Guild of Fibre Arts. Contact: chinookguild.ca.

Prairie Harvest Rug Hooking School
Sept. 17-22, 2017. Prairie Harvest Rug Hooking School, Edmonton, AB. Are you interested in learning how to hook traditional rugs, want to try a new way of hooking rugs or new technique?  Join us for fun, hooking, shopping and learning. Teachers: Laura Pearce, Michelle Wise, Cec Caswell, Holly Kingdon and Lise Marchant, offering a variety of courses. Contact Janet McLean: 780-554-9939.Website: prairieharvestrughookingschool.wordpress.com/2017-prairie-harvest/.

 

 

British Columbia 

Gatherings


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, www.rughookingteacher.ca.

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.  


Instruction 


Rug Hooking Classes with Michelle Sirois-Silver
1937 East 3rd Ave., Vancouver, BC V5N 1H4. Contact: (604) 253-4372, www.bigdogrugs.com.

Nadine Flagel, Rug Hooking Instructor
3837 Clark Dr., Vancouver, BC, V5V 4Y7, (604) 363-1330, www.pretextstudio.com.

 

Exhibit


Closing the Loop
Sept 6-Sept 29, 2017. Closing the Loop. Four textile artists explore the theme of “Home” through the medium of hand-hooked rugs. Britannia Art Gallery, 1661 Napier St, Vancouver, BC. Contact: Nadine Flagel (604) 363-1330.

 

New Brunswick 

Gatherings


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).

Grande-Digue
Meet every Tuesday morning, Sept. to May, 9:00 to 11:00, at Notre Centre, Grande-Digue, NB. Contact:  Marielle Poirier, 506-533-9578.

Carnegie Rug Hookers, Saint John, NB.  
Meet every Friday 9:30-12:00 from September-June at Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Peel Plaza, Saint John, NB. Visitors are always welcome!


Instruction 


Mary Grant, Certified Rug Hooking Instructor
232 Colonial Heights St., Fredericton, NB, E3B 5M1, Contact: (506) 459-8525, www.marygrantrughooking.com.

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador

Gatherings


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 http://www.rhgnl.ca.

The Rug Hooking Guild of Newfoundland and Labrador Hook-ins
Hosting various hook-ins throughout the province during the year.  For more information, please visit the website at www.rhgnl.ca.

 

 

Nova Scotia 

Gatherings


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.

Galleries 


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 Amherst's famous Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival in October! Contact: Avis Chapman, (902) 667-0988.

Hooked Rug Museum of North America
Open weekends in May and daily June to mid-October. 9849 Highway #3, (St. Margaret’s Bay Road) in Queensland/Hubbards, Nova Scotia, (902) 858 3060, hookedrugmuseum@gmail.com, www.hookedrugmuseumnovascotia.org.

Instruction


 

Events


Artist of the Year, Hooked Rug Museum of North America Hook In featuring Kate Thornhill
Sept. 30, 2017, Artist of the Year, Hooked Rug Museum of North America Hook In featuring Kate Thornhill. Pre-registration is required for Hook-ins and Workshops with details available on the Museum’s website. 9849 Highway #3, (St. Margaret’s Bay Road) in Queensland/Hubbards, Nova Scotia, (902) 858 3060, hookedrugmuseum@gmail.com, www.hookedrugmuseumnovascotia.org.

 

Ontario 

Gatherings 


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.

Events


 

Quebec

Gatherings


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, www.beaconsfieldrughooking.com.

 

 

Saskatchewan

Gatherings


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.

Events


Women’s Hands Building a Nation
Sept. 4 - Oct. 29, 2017. Women’s Hands Building a Nation, an exhibition commemorating Canada’s 150th birthday through fiber art.  Western Development Museum, Saskatoon, SK. Presented by the Chinook Guild of Fibre Arts. Contact: chinookguild.ca.

Women’s Hands Building a Nation
Nov. 15 - Jan. 29, 2018. Women’s Hands Building a Nation, an exhibition commemorating Canada’s 150th birthday through fiber art.  Moose Jaw, SK. Presented by the Chinook Guild of Fibre Arts. Contact: chinookguild.ca.

 

 

 

Japan

Japan

Events


Gallery K

Sept. 14-19, 2017. Gallery K, Kichijoji, Tokyo.  http://www.galleryk.info/. 2-4-14 kichijojihon-cho Musashino-city Tokyo 180-0004JAPAN

 

Midwest

Arkansas

Gatherings


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.

 

Illinois

Gatherings


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. 

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, www.loopyladies.org/.

 

 

Indiana 

Gatherings


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.

 

 

Kansas

Gatherings


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.


Instruction


 

 

Kentucky 

Gatherings


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.

 

 

Michigan 

Gatherings


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: 4th Monday Jan.-May, Sept.-Dec., Our Savior Apostolic Lutheran Church, 54899 Eight Mile Road, 10 a.m.-1:30 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.

Events


Michigan's Apple Blossom Hooking Weekend
Sept 15-17, 2017. Michigan's Apple Blossom Hooking Weekend, Hyatt Place Detroit/Novi. Hooking, dyeing, classes, fun! Contact: Anne Bond, Visions of Ewe visionsofewe@gmail.com.

 

 

Minnesota

Gatherings


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 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.

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: http://www.rivervalleyartsguild.org.

1st Saturday Hook-ins
First Saturday of each month at Straight River Rug Hooking, 104 West Park Square, Owatonna, MN, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Everyone welcome: bring a project to work on, spend the day, shopping, and visiting with friends.

Instruction


Northern Lights Rug Camp
July 18-21, 2017  Northern Lights Rug Camp, Crosslake, MN.  Teachers will be Sally Kallin and Nola Heidbreder. Contact: Tracy Kellen, (320) 265-6319, www.northernlightsrugcamp.com.

Events


20th Annual Autumn Valley Hook-In
October 7, 2017. 20th Annual Autumn Valley Hook-In, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., $10.00 admission, Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1616 West Olive Street, Stillwater, MN 55082. Vendors, door prizes, rug show, raffle rug. For information:  www.autumnvalleyhookin.org.

Halloween Hook-In
October 27-29, 2017. Halloween Hook-In, Owatonna, Minnesota. Contact: Joyce at StraightRiverRugHooking@gmail.com

 

Missouri 

Gatherings


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 Lady's 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.


Events 


4th Annual Woolly Wisdom Workshop
Sept. 17-22, 2017. 4th Annual Woolly Wisdom Workshop. Kansas City, MO. Instructors: Victoria Ingalls, Kathy Morton, Carol Kassera, and Kathy Meentemeyer. Contact: Victoria Ingalls, (816) 833-1848,  ingallsrugs@sbcglobal.net;   www.victoriahartingalls.com.

 

Instruction


Victoria Hart Ingalls

Classes and workshops in traditional and wide cut rug hooking. 40 years of rug hooking know-how and 30 years of teaching experience. Classes in which you will be inspired as you learn. Contact: Victoria Ingalls, (816) 833-1848,  ingallsrugs@sbcglobal.net;   www.victoriahartingalls.com.

 

Nebraska

Gatherings


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

 

Events


The Nebraska Fall Hook In
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, 9:00 to 3:00 p.m., NEW VENUE! Oak Hills Country Club, 12325 Golfing Green Drive, Omaha, Nebraska (about 120th and Q Streets, close to Interstate 80). For info, contact Denise Hoffman, 402-297-3996, denisehoffman@cox.net. 

 

Ohio 

Gatherings


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 www.cindygayrughooking.com 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: Jen Kleinhenz, kleinhenzcrew@sbcglobal.net.

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 to June, 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, www.thatlldofarm.com.

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.

Events


21st Annual Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village
August 15-19, 2017. Rug Hooking Week, 21st Annual Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village, Archbold, OH. Largest exhibit of hooked rugs in the US, retreats, classes, workshops, gallery walks, and vendors. Everything a rug hooker could want in one location. Located in western Ohio, 5 miles off I80. www.saudervillage.org/RugHookingWeek . Contact Kathy Wright: wrighttraditions@aol.com or 513-757-4144. Check out our write-up of last year's show right here, and don't miss our article on one of the stars of last year's event: the Hutchinson exhibit.

Play Hooky in Cleveland, 2017 ATHA Biennial
Oct. 11-14, 2017. Play Hooky in Cleveland, 2017 ATHA Biennial. Holiday Inn 6001 Rockside Rd, Independence, OH. Classes, workshops, vendor marketplace, auction, and fun! Registration and more information: http://www.atharugs.com/.

Hooked in the Valley
Oct. 13-14, 2017, Hooked in the Valley, Pine Tree Barn, Wooster, OH. Classes, vendors, hook-in. Contact: Kathy Graybill: katfraktur@countryilink.net. Facebook: Hooked in the Valley. 

 

 

Oklahoma

Gatherings


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.

 

Instruction


 

 

South Dakota

Gatherings


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.

Black Hills Area Rug Hookers
Weekly meeting, Tuesdays from 10:00-1:00. Framing, Fibers and Curiosities, 230 Main Street, Rapid City, SD. Contact: V. Begeman, 605-716-0289, v.begeman@yahoo.com

Black Hills Area Rug Hookers
Monthly "Hook-In", first Saturday of each month at Betty's Quiltery, 1601 Mount Rushmore Road #4, Rapid City, SD. Contact: V. Begeman, 605-716-0289, v.begeman@yahoo.com

 

 

Texas

Gatherings


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.

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.

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, www.theoldoaksranch.com.

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.

The Stash Sisters
The Stash Sisters, Wednesdays, 10 am-3pm, Kingwood Branch Library,  4400 Bens View Ln, Kingwood TX; 1st Saturday, 10am-3pm, Second Baptist Church Kingwood, 22770 Hwy 59, Kingwood, TX. Contact: Sondra Ives, 713-665-7749. twoives@swbell.net

 

 

Wisconsin 

Gatherings


Hooker's Wood & Wool Studio Hook-In
Hooker's Wood and 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 at 715-723-6875.        

Heart of Wisconsin
Wautoma, WI. First Thursday of the month. Contact: Pam Schmelzle, https://heartofwisconsinrughookingguild.org/contact-us.

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.

Events


Heart of Wisconsin Hook-in
September 28, 2017. Heart of Wisconsin Hook-in, Spencer Lake Christian Center, Waupaca, WI, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Admission $22, including coffee, snacks, and lunch. Vendors, silent auction, door prizes, rug show. Information and registration at www.heartofwisconsinrughookingguild.org. Contact Carole, 715-323-0532, cbwithane@gmail.com.

 

 

Northeast

Connecticut 

Gatherings


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 on Saturdays, 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: Annette Caneschi

Quiet Corner Chapter of ATHA
Contact: Mary Thomson, (860) 928-0162.

 

 

 

Maine

Gatherings


Maine Tin Pedlar Chapter
Second Saturday, Sept.-June. Pines Community Center, Ocean Park, ME. Contact: Cheri, www.mainetinpedlar.org.

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 member's 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 www.parrishousewoolworks.com. 

Events


Maine Harvest Hook-in
Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2017, Maine Harvest Hook-in, 2-day hook-in with vendors and hooking. Located at Jeff’s Catering, Jeff's Catering, 15 Littlefield Rd, Brewer, ME 04412, Brewer, ME. Information: www.searsportrughooking.com

 

Massachusetts

Gatherings


ATHA Cranberry Chapter
Third Saturdays in Sept., Nov., Jan., March, May (formal meetings) and in October, December, February, April, June (informal meetings), at the Harwich Community Center on Oak Street in Harwich, MA. Contact: Mary Lou Ricci, (508) 392-9585. Email: cranberryrughookers@gmail.com.

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.

 

Instruction


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

 

Events


ATHA Region 1 Hook-In Shelburne
August 19, 2017, 10:00 to 4:00, ATHA Region 1 Hook-In Shelburne. Shelburne/Buckland Community Center, Shelburne Falls, MA  01370. Again this year: the Hook-In will be held at the same time and in the same facility as the Rug Registry. Bring your own brown bag lunch or stroll to town for something delicious. Contact: Judy Jewett, 67 Shutesbury Rd, New Salem, MA  01355.

 

New Hampshire

Instruction


Rug Hooking Classes with Pam Bartlett
Day and evening classes at Red Horse Rugs, Loudon, NH . Contact: (603) 783-9848.

 

Gatherings


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.

 

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New Jersey

Gatherings


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.

 

Events


Rugs by the Sea
Sept. 10 – 15 and Sept. 17 – 22, 2017. Rugs by the Sea, a traditional rug hooking school, celebrating 30 years at the Chalfonte. Contact: Norma Batastini, 973-746-2936, Nlbatastini@verizon.net; Linda Woodbury, 862-253-4343, Linda.woodbury@gmail.com.

 

 

New York

Gatherings


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, www.spinnershill.com.

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.

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. There are planned programs, instructors and members share many ideas and hints. We bring our lunch and desserts are provided by the members. Contact persons: Lana Roske (607)-239-5029; Sue Spencer-Kellman (607) 692-7432; or Barbara Reining (607) 754-0417.  

 

Instruction


Rug Hooking Classes with Loretta Scena (McGown Certified)
Long Island, New York. Contact: (631) 254-3930.

 

 

Pennsylvania

Gatherings


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: www.brandywinerughookingguild.org.

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; www.woolwrights.com.

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!
 

Instruction


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. (412) 767-5698.
 

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Rhode Island

Gatherings


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

 

 

Vermont

Events


Green Mountain Hooked Rugs Hook-ins
April 1, May 6, and June 3. From 1-5 pm, Green Mountain Hooked Rugs Hook-ins, Montpelier, VT. Contact: info@GreenMountainHookedRugs.com. 
 
Green Mountain Rug School
June 16-19, 2018 and June 20-23 2018. Green Mountain Rug School, Montpelier, VT. Contact: info@GreenMountainHookedRugs.com.

8th Annual Champlain Islands Fiber Bees Fiber Fest
August 12, 2017, 8th Annual Champlain Islands Fiber Bees Fiber Fest. 9:00-4:00, North Hero Community Hall, North Hero, VT. Lunch and snacks provided. Contact: Lynn Soule at soulemates01@aol.com.

 

Southeast

Florida

Gatherings


Caloosa Rug Hookers
Cypress Lake Pres. Church, 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33919. The meeting time is 9-2 every Wednesday. 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 Rug Hookers
Every Monday, 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Lakeland, FL at the Larry R. Jackson Library, 1700 N. Florida Ave., Contact: Barb Caplinger (937) 336-2336.

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, www.picturetrail.com/homepage/hookershaven.

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.


Instruction


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, www.picturetrail.com/homepage/hookershaven.

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.

Events


Florida Harbor Hookin'
Feb 20-22, 2018, Florida Harbor Hookin'. 3 days of hooking in Punta Gorda, FL. Vendors and hooking. Information: www.searsportrughooking.com.

 

 

Georgia

Gatherings


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 Hookers

Meets on Mondays 10:30am to 4:00pm at On The Hill, 1800 Crescent Lane, Athens, Georgia. Contact: Sharon Craig at 770-207-7075.

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.

Events


Hookers Gone Wild in Georgia
November 3-4, 2017. Marietta, Georgia. Hookers Gone Wild in Georgia, Atlanta Hilton/Marietta Conference Center. $75 per person, non-refundable, deadline for registration May 1, 2017. Contact: Sharon Craig at madhenprims@yahoo.com, 770-207-7075.

 

 

Louisiana

Gatherings


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. 

 

 

Maryland

Gatherings


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, www.forestheart.com.

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.


Instruction


Rug Hooking Classes with Roslyn Logsdon
Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel, MD 20708, (301) 807-6261.

 

 

North Carolina

Gatherings


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, www.piedmontrughookers.com.

Murphy, NC Area
If interested in attending a weekly hooking group, Contact: Laura Schnelker, (330) 231-5314. 

 

Instruction


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, www.folkschool.org.

 

 

South Carolina

Gatherings


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

 

Instruction


 

 

Tennessee

Gatherings


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 (423) 753-2842.

Englewood Rug Hookers
The Englewood Rug Hookers meet at the Englewood Textile Museum and Country Store on 109 North Niota Road in Englewood, TN from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Contact: Gail Anderson at 423-507-3625, or the museum at 423-887-5455.

 

Instruction


Rug Hooking Classes in Northeastern Tennessee
Tri-Cities Area. Beginners welcome. Contact: Eva Valentine  eevavalentine@gmail.com

 

Events


Great Smoky Mountain Hook-In
July 28-29, 2017, Great Smoky Mountain Hook-In. Brookside Resort, 463 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. This will be a two-day event. Cost is $50 per person and non-refundable. Price includes a champagne/dessert reception, coffee and cold drinks both days, lunch on Saturday, and vendor demonstrations. Door prizes will be drawn Friday and Saturday for those who have purchased a two-day ticket. $15 open-shop on Saturday afternoon.Contact: Rhonda Thistlethwaite: smokymountainrughooking@gmail.com.

 

 

Virginia

Gatherings


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 http://www.crhnv.org for dates and more information.

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.

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.

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.


Events


 

 

West Virginia

Gatherings


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.

 

 

West
Arizona

Events


 

Gatherings


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, www.meetup.com/Tucson-Arizona-Rug-Hookers/

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 Tuesday except the third Tuesday of the month, October through April, at BMO Bank 270 W Continental. 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.

 

 

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: Pres. Karyn Meyreles  916 354-0561; Vice Pres. Robin Price 209 785-3399.

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.

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: Pres. Karyn Meyreles  916 354-0561; Vice Pres. Robin Price 209 785-3399.

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.

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.

 

Events


 

 

Colorado

Gatherings


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

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.

 

 

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.

 

Instruction


Susan Elcox, New World Rug Hooking
Certified McGown Teacher, Boise, ID. Group classes and private instruction. Contact: (208) 229-3319, 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.

 

 

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.

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

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.

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.


Events


Rug Show and Hook-In
Oct. 11, 2017. Rug Show and Hook-In. Wed., 10 am to 2 pm.  Brightwater Center, 22505 Hwy 9 SE, Woodinville, WA  98072. Free.  Rug hooking and braiding vendors, raffles, door prizes. Bring your rugs to hook on and display! Bring a salad to share, desserts provided. Contact: Irene Shell (206) 669-5279.

 

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