October 17 – 21
Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Junction, VT.
Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 16, 5:30-8:30 pm
Just $10 to join the fun and see the show before it officially opens. Meet the featured artists, enjoy finger foods and cash bar. There will also be a live auction of a rug by Peg Irish.
Wednesday – Saturday, 9-5
Champlain Valley Exposition Center
105 Pearl St, Essex Junction, VT 05452
Our 2018 Featured Artists:
Plan to take one or more of our one-day workshops with your favorite teachers. Click the workshop title for more details.
- Wednesday October 17: Kris McDermet — After the Hooking comes the Braiding
- Thursday October 18: Anne Cox — Hooking Without a Net
- Friday October 19: Diane Burgess — Learning to Hook Rugs
- Saturday October 20: Karyn Lord — Wool Applique and Embroidery
Each workshop runs for one day, 9:30 – 4:30, with lunch provided.
The workshops are $125 each – additional materials / tools / resources may be available at additional cost.
Registration opened March 1, 2018. Space is limited. The Anne Cox workshop is full.
There is a new Rug Raffle featuring a rug by Kris McDermet named “Passion”. Preview the raffle rug. Tickets will be available online starting in August, and will be available at the show.
Hook In at the Show
Guild members will be working on projects at the show, so you can see HOW this work is done. We’ll have a frame set up for you to try your hand at pulling a loop!
Vendors will be on hand with wool, hooks, and other supplies. See the vendor list.
There are many ways to help at the show – from helping with rug registration, to hanging rugs, to manning a table, to clean-up.
The volunteer form is available now!
We never quite break even and donations help! Putting on the show involves renting space for 10 days, including the set-up and the 4 days of the show itself. Our walls and lighting have to be stored from one show to the next, so there’s monthly rental for the storage unit. Use our new online donation form, or you can make out a check to GMRHG and mail it to Biffie Gallant, 2024 Hebard Hill Rd, Randolph, VT 05060.
Show your work!
Online Rug Registration is open or you’ll be able to Download a PDF registration form. A single $10 registration fee covers up to 4 rugs and/or any number of stars.
Make a star!
“Wish upon a star” is the theme for the show and we’re looking for members to hook a star-shaped piece to display. More about this challenge.