Events and 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 Website: 


Prairie Harvest Rug Hooking School
September 16-21, 2022. Edmonton, Alberta. Well-known and talented teachers: Donna Hrkman, Sarah Judith, Shelia Mithchell, Lynne Powell, Lise Merchant. Contact: 



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.  

Dogwood Traditional Rug Hookers
Every Wednesday, September to June 10:00 - 3:00. Nanoose Place, 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. We offer supplies, workshops and instruction. Check us out on Facebook or contact:


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

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

Dogwood Traditional Rug Hookers
Nanoose Place, 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay, Vancouver Island, Meet every Wednesday 10-3 pm September to June. Supplies and instruction available with membership. Check us out on Facebook or contact us at:





September 30, 2021 - January 10, 2022. 
Snagged: An exhibition of contemporary hooked rugs. Nadine Flagel at the Michael Wright Gallery, #200-2253 Leigh Square Place, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3B8, Canada, 604-927-8400. The Michel Wright Gallery and Outlet Gallery in Leigh Square are open for in-person exhibition viewings on Saturdays from 1 pm to 4 pm.  Appointments may be required on other days. Visit for more information, including interviews with the artists and images of their artwork.


New Brunswick 


Heritage Rug Hooking Guild
Heritage Rug Hooking Guild, Fredericton, NB, meets between September and May, every second Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Meetings take place at St. James Presbyterian Church, 1991 Hanwell Road, Hanwell, New Brunswick. Contact: Sheila Black (506) 450-4467 for more information.

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).

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!


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




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


August 18 - August 21, 2022. Rug Hooking Guild of Newfoundland & Labrador Rug School 2022. Emmanuel Convention Centre, Lewisporte, NL, Canada. Courses available for beginners and experienced rug hookers. Newfoundlanders are known for their love of a good time and rug hookers are no exception. Come enjoy good food, good company and learn a thing or two. Registration opens April 2022. For more information visit the website

Woolly Good Hooking Retreat and Hook-In 2022
Retreat #1: Saturday, June 25 - Tuesday, June 28, 2022 inclusive.
Retreat #2:  June 29 - July 2, 2022. 
Public Hook-in: July 3, 2022.
Upper Island Cove (Avalon Peninsula) Newfoundland. #thisisnotyournansrughooking. Canadian modern heritage art festival - where tradition is cherished and change is welcomed.  Talented cutting-edge instruction in a combination of four-day retreat and/or two-day a-la-cart classes.  Plein-air hooking by the sea and in architecturally relevant sites.  Experience heritage and cultural touchpoint accommodations and experiences throughout - just an hour’s drive from St. John’s. For details & registration:

Woolly Good Hooking Festival 2022
Festival Session #1 July 4 - 5, 2022
Festival Session #2 July 6 - 7, 2022
Festival Session #3 July 8 - 9, 2022
Upper Island Cove (Avalon Peninsula) Newfoundland. #thisisnotyournansrughooking. Canadian modern heritage art festival - where tradition is cherished and change is welcomed.  Talented cutting-edge instruction in a combination of four-day retreat and/or two-day a-la-cart classes.  Plein-air hooking by the sea and in architecturally relevant sites.  Experience heritage and cultural touchpoint accommodations and experiences throughout - just an hour’s drive from St. John’s. For details & registration:

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.

Town and Country Thrummers
Every Tuesday evening 7 to 9 (Sept-June) at the Bridge workshop on Station Street in Amherst N.S. Contact: Lynn O'Brien Lines 902-667-2233

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: Joan Macfarlane, (902) 765-2373.




May 1-6, 2022. Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia Rug School. Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS. Offering 12 Classes from well known teachers. You must be a RHGNS Member to attend. Go to to register


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
Hooked Rug Museum of North America, 9849 St. Margaret's Bay Rd., Hubbards/Queensland, Nova Scotia. Open week-ends in May and 7 days a week June - mid October, 10:00am-5:00pm. The Museum has over 8700 square feet of gallery space exhibiting historic and contemporary Rug Hooking art and artifacts featuring an exhibit from a Canadian and International Artist of the Year and local rug hooking groups.   Our Fibre Market Place sells rug hooking supplies.    Events include workshops and hook-ins. Contact Suzanne Conrod (902) 275-5222 or Sherry Chandler (902) 275-4743;  http//










Ottawa Olde Forge Rug Hooking Group
Second and fourth Thursdays and first Saturdays of each month (Sept. to June), Maki House. Contact:; 

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.

Lion's Head area
Lessons every Monday at the home of Holly McLay, Certified McGown Instructor and certified OHCG teacher. 2886 Hwy #6, Lion’s Head, ON N0H 1W0, Contact:Holly McLay, (519)793-6189, email:  

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.


OHCG Annual Conference and Rug Show





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,





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.















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.




ATHA Foxy Lady Rug Hookers Guild
West suburban Chicago area: second Saturday of each month, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Lisle Library, 777 Front Street, Lisle, IL. Contact: Linda Songco:, phone: 630-272-7353.

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, St. Lawrence Episcopal Church, 125 W. Church Street, Libertyville, IL 60048. Park in the lot behind the building (Free) and use the rear entrance; there is an elevator. Meets every third Sunday of the month (except Dec. and Jan), 12:30–3:30. Contact: Jane M. Mason, 314-330-0561





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.







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.






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.





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. through May, Sept.through 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 Saturday, Sept. through June. 10-2. Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church, 24110 Cherry Hill Road Dearborn, MI. Contact: Pamela Landon, (248)626-5807


Michigan Great Lakes Rug Hooking Guild 
Every Wednesday 9:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m  Washington Township, Michigan meets at the Washington Township Senior Center 57900 Van Dyke Washington Township, Michigan. Contact: Suzanne Zarins (248) 656-6082 or  Atha Guild

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.






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
Meets the 1st Monday of the month, at 10:00 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 2415 Ensign St. Duluth MN. Look forward to a fun day of hooking and visiting. Everyone is welcome. Contact Sue Archbold, email:

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:

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.

Straight River Rug Hooking
1st Saturday and 3rd Thursday Open Rug Hooking: Held  at Straight River Rug Hooking, 104 West Park Square, Owatonna, Minnesota (ph. 507-413-0130) 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Everyone welcome to spend the day working on a project, shopping and visiting with friends.


Beginning Rug Hooking Classes at Straight River Rug Hooking, Owatonna, Minnesota. Contact store or visit website for Registration and more information. or







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.




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,




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







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: Jen Kleinhenz,

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,

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.

Greater Mohican Area Rug Hookers
First Monday of the month from January to December (except September), 9 AM - 3:30 PM. Lexington Community Senior Center, 67 E. Main St, Lexington, OH. Contact: Martha Gray 419-884-7196.



Oct. 6-7, 2022, Fall workshop with Caroline Twigg, Buckeye Rug Hooking Guild, Newark Ohio. Contact to register.





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.



North Dakota



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.

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,

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,





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,

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.







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,

Cream City Rug Guild
Wauwatosa: Meets the second Wednesday of the month. 
Waukesha: Meets fourth Wednesday of the month. 
Contact:; website

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









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

ATHA Nutmeg Chapter Meets monthly on the third Saturday (except June), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact: Susan Riley

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






Tin Pedlar of Maine Chapter
Second Saturday, Sept.-June. Pine Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Rd, Scarborough, Maine. Contact: Sara or Donna,

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 










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:

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. - 2 p.m., Eight Point Sportsman's Club, Sterling, MA, 01564. New Board President Dianne Babineau Contact: Donna Corio, 860-817-5920 or Cyndy Janik 508-829-2372

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
Gathering of Rug Hooking enthusiasts Wednesday 1-3:30 pm at the Hopedale Community House, 43 Hope Street, Hopedale MA 01747. Annual fee of $40. Contact: Ellen Gould 508-641-2521 or HCH 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 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 September through April (2nd Saturday if holiday) from 10 am to 2 pm at the Hooksett Public Library. More info:; Facebook @white mountain woolen magic.


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.





New Jersey


Hunterdon County Rug Artisans Guild
Second Friday of each month (Sept.-June), 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Hunterdon County Library Complex, Rt. 12, Flemington, NJ. website: Contact:

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.







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.

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.  

Rug Hookers of the Finger Lakes
First Monday of each month at 10 am, Perinton Presbyterian Church, 6511 Pittsford-Palmyra Road, Fairport NY. Contact:  Pat Olson (315) 945-2229.



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









Blue and Gray Rug Hookers
Second Monday of the month, 10:00 - 2:00, Bethel Mennonite Church, 2335 Biglerville Rd, Gettysburg, PA, 17325. Contact: Joan Strausbaugh, 717.677.9119,

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.; St. Edward's Episcopal Church, 2453 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA. Contact: Magbis Vizcaino-Green, President, at 717-507-9801 or, or Deb Burcin, Communications Chair, at 717-464-5271 or

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 Humble Stitch, Newport, PA. 6:30 p.m., fourth Monday of each month. Beginners welcome! Contact: Karen Larsen,

Holly Hookers
Group meets on the second Wednesday of each month, 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Amelia Givin Library, Mt. Holly Springs, PA.  New hookers welcome, and instruction is available.  Contact: Cynthia Thompson 


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.


Fiberart International 2022 – June 3 to August 20, 2022. Fiberart International 2022 will exhibit the best of contemporary art reflecting a wide range of works related to the fiber medium. The exhibition is recognized around the world as a benchmark that documents trends and innovations in the field. The exhibition includes innovative work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structure, processes and history. Visit for more information.



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.





Green Mountain Hooked Rugs Hook-ins
Select Saturdays. From 1-5 pm, visit the website for specific dates. Green Mountain Hooked Rugs Hook-ins, Montpelier, VT. Contact:

Hooked in the Mountains XX
Nov 2-6, 2022. Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild presents Hooked in the Mountains XX. Postponed from 2020, this Exhibition and Rug School is at a new venue: The Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier, VT. We expect to have 250-300 rugs by our members on display, including award winners from 2018 and 2020, and works by featured artists, Sandra Grant and Grace Collette. One- and two-day workshops from six teachers. Eight vendors, plus a Guild consignment sales room, with frames, cutters, hooks and patterns. You must be a member to exhibit. Rug registration opens June 2. More details:  Questions?  email 






Caloosa Rug Hookers
Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church, 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33919. 9-2 every Wednesday. Contact: Barbara Wodarczyk at 239-278-4739 or Lorrie Morton at 239-910-2427.

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,

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.

Fort Lauderdale
Meetings 1st and 3rd Thursdays at the Beach Community Center from 1:30-3:30 pm, and the 2nd and 4th fourth Fridays at the Galt Reading Room Branch Library from 2-5 pm. Beach Community Center, 3351 NE 33rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL. (Kyle Miller is our City Liaison at 954-828-4610). December meetings will begin December 13th at the Galt Reading Room, 3403 Galt Ocean Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL. (Library Liaison Michael Kelly at 954-357-7840.) Contact: for more information. 


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
Tuesdays, 10:00 - 2:00. Silver Springs, FL, (941) 276-4113

Rug Classes with Nancy Wood, Hudson, FL
Contact: Rug Parlour Studio, (727) 863-8637.


Feb. 23-25, 2023. Florida Hookin’ and Fiber Arts Convention, Punta Gorda, Florida. Searsport Rug Hooking. Contact:



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.







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. 





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.


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



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. 

Charlotte, NC Area
Working Girl Rug Hookers
: a Saturday group for the working and non-working girl. Every other Saturday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Contact: Ann Radford at (704) 604-2032     



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,



Brevard, NC. March 8-29, 2019. Hooking in the Mountains: Traditional to Contemporary. Exhibit and sale by the Tarheel Ruggers at the Transylvania Community Arts Council, 349 S. Caldwell Street, Brevard, NC. 9:30 am. to 5:00 pm daily. Contact: Transylvania Community Arts Council, 828-884-2787,




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.        







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.



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



McMinn County Living Heritage Museum
March 4 and 5, 2022.
Hook-In at  McMinn County Living Heritage Museum, 522 W. Madison Avenue, Athens, TN 37303. For more information, call the museum at 423-745-0329; check the website: heritage






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., King of Glory Church, Longhill Rd., Williamsburg, VA. Contact: Christine Dube at 757-869-2688

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.

Goose Creek Ruggers
Second Saturday of each month, 10 am to 2 p.m. Catoctin Presbyterian Church, Waterford, VA. For information:

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.


Oct. 4 – Nov. 26, 2022. Woolen Wonders Rug Exhibit, Barns of Rose Hill Art Center, 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville, VA 22622. Admission is free. Open Tuesday-Saturday from noon to 3:00 pm.

October 14 - 15, 2022. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Angela Jones, Certified Oxford Punch Instructor. Mini Holiday Oxford Punch  Project. Barns of Rose Hill Art Center, Berryville, VA. Register:

November 5 - 6, 2022. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Cindy Irwin, Certified McGown Instructor. Embellishing Fine Hooked Rugs. Barns of Rose Hill Art Center, Berryville, VA. Register:



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.








Old Pueblo Rughookers
October to May: 1st Tuesday at 1-4 p.m.; 3rd Tuesday at 9 a.m.-noon. Dunbar Center, 325 W. 2nd Street, Tucson, Arizona. Contact: Kathryn 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.

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.


New Mexico


Adobe Wool Arts Guild. Meets third Wednesday of the month, 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Demonstrates the first and fourth Tuesdays, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Albuquerque BioPark, Botanic Garden’s Heritage Farmhouse (except June and July). Facebook page: Contact: Laura Salamy, 508/930-4175;




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: President Robin Price (209-785-3399); Vice president: Dianne Tobias (530-759-9877).

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.

SFB Rug Hooking Guild
Meets the 3rd Saturday of each month, 10 to 2 pm. Stanley Dollar House, Walnut Creek, CA. Contact: Nada Ferris 510-581-4469

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: Jane Artinian  760-342-4142,

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.

Camilla City Rug Hookering Guild
Second Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sacramento Friends Meeting Hall, 890 57th St., Sacramento, CA 95819. Visitors welcome. Contact: President 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:

Palm Desert Loop Ladies    
Mondays, September through July, 9-12. St Margaret's Episcopal Church, Palm Desert, California. Contact: Jane Artinian at 760-342-4142,


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.  Beginners 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.







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.





Treasure Valley Rug Hookers
Boise, ID. Meets first and third Saturday afternoons monthly. All skill levels welcome. Contact: Susan Elcox, 208-229-3319,  



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.




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: Linda Hendrix, 541-382-5337 or Lois Summers 541-419-9733.  

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

Dyed in the Wool Rug Hookers
Meet 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Eugene, OR. For information contact: Carol Fegles, 541-343-5896,




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.





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.


October 12, 2022. The Woolkeepers Rug Show and Hook-In. Brightwater Center, 22505 Hwy 9 SE, Woodinville, WA  98072. Free event! Wednesday, 10 am -- 3 pm. Rug hooking and braiding vendors, raffles, door prizes. Bring rugs to work on and display. There will not be a potluck luncheon this year. Coffee and tea provided. Contact: Irene Shell (206) 669-5279


Wild West Rug Hookers, Cody, WY. Meetings are the third Saturday of each month; check our blog, for correct meeting dates and location.Contact: Sylvia Gauthier at, or 307-272-2688 for more information.




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