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Hooked in the Mountains XIX

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.

Show Hours

Wednesday – Saturday,  9-5
Sunday,   9-3

Location

Champlain Valley Exposition Center
105 Pearl St, Essex Junction, VT 05452

link to Google Maps

Our 2018 Featured Artists:

Workshops:

Plan to take one or more of our one-day workshops with your favorite teachers.  Click the workshop title for more details.

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.

Rug Raffle

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

Vendors will be on hand with wool,  hooks, and other supplies.  See the vendor list.

Volunteer

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!

Donate

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.

 

Where to stay ….

Note:  this was in the newsletter, but some of you have been asking…..

The Guild has contracted with the Hampton Inn on Mtn View Dr in Colchester for discounted rooms during the week of the show. Starting Saturday Oct. 13th- Saturday Oct. 20th, we have a block of rooms for $159/night. Breakfast is included.
They will hold these until Sept.15th.
Call the hotel at (802) 655-6177 and mention the GMRHG rate, but check other available discounts like AAA and AARP.

Rug Registration Open!

We’ve opened up the Rug Registration process with your choice of a print form, or an online form.

Registration will be available through Rug Check-In on October 13, 2018.  but why wait?

I’m ready to Register!

Donations Welcome

Putting on the show is a labor of love — but it costs money, too!   Click to make an Online Donation.  GMRHG is a non-profit 501c3 organization.

Registration for Fall Workshops is now Open

There are limited spaces in the four one-day workshops that will take place during the Rug Show next October.

A non-refundable $50 deposit will hold your space, with the balance due by August 24th.

Find each workshop listed in the Guild Events drop down menu – or go straight to registration at the Guild Events page.

Remember, there are two Patty Yoder Scholarships available to cover your tuition! The deadline for applying is May 9.

A few new topics….

have been posted to the Member’s Bulletin Board, sometimes referred to as the Member’s Forum.

Don’t forget that this resource is here for all members to use when you have something to sell, something you’re looking to buy, a new discovery or accomplishment to share, or help needed.

Champlain Islands Fiber Bees 9th Annual Fiber Fest

The 9th Annual Fiber Fest will be held August 11 from 9-4 in the Community Hall, North Hero Village, North Hero, VT.   $20 entrance fee – includes a.m. and p.m. snacks and lunch.  We have an all day hook-in, a teacup auction and a live auction.  Proceeds of auctions go to charities.     If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me via  email or my cell: 802-373-0628,   Lynn Soule

Tinmouth Hook-In

February 10th, 2018

Can anyone provide a report on this event?   Photos?   Help us make this website a living thing!  Send your report and photos to barb@irislines.com.

 

November Hook In at the Sunset Ballroom

I’m sure there are wonderful Sunsets to be viewed from this room, but for us the Sunlit Ballroom would be a better name!

From Kris McDermet:

The Hook In last weekend was wonderful and fun and colorful with beautiful views and vendors and friends.  What could be better!  Thank you for all of your work and organization, Jane and Gail especially, and to the board for making it such a nice time.

The space for the Hook In was great – with good lighting for all – except when we wished we could have darkness for our presenters’ slide shows!

2017 Raffle — Game Table by Patty Yoder

Barbara Lukas won the table, designed and hooked by Patty Yoder.

The Shelburne Museum currently has an exhibiton of Patty Yoder’s work at the Pizzagalli Art and Education Building. Many of you knew Patty, but many new hookers may not know about her. She was one of our guild Presidents and very instrumental in bringing the Hooked in the Mountain Show to the Shelburne Museum. She is much missed.

Here is what the museum says about Patty’s work “Bringing together the artist’s first and last works alongside preparatory sketches and other ephemera, Hooked on Patty Yoder surveys the 13 -year career of American rug hooker Patty Yoder (1943-2005). Best known for her beguiling Alphabet of Sheep (2003), Yoder conceived of her designs as “paintings with wool to be hung and enjoyed as art.” Exacting attention to color, composition, and technique, paired with Patty’s penchant for high visual standards and whimsical designs, truly sets her work as a new standard within the field of American textile arts.”

Museum admission is $10. The show opened September 30 and comes down January 21. Many guild members took advantage of being close by and fit in a trip to the museum while in the area for the Hook In. If you couldn’t make it, there is still time!

2016 Raffle Rug – Update!

raffle-rug-finishedThis is the raffle rug for the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild’s Hooked in the Mountains XVIII Rug Show at the Champlain Valley Expo Center in Essex, Vermont, October 19-23, 2016.

The following rug hooking artists made the 8 rectangles and many thanks to them for creating such imaginative designs.  They donated their pieces to the guild several years ago.  The 8 rectangles had been part of the Circus Train Exhibit at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, VT.

Joanne Millen
John Woodard
Susan Gingas
Anne Marie Littenberg
Polly Alexander
Debra Boudrieau
Kim Dubay
Judith Osler Phillips

Each rectangle has been surrounded with braid, then joined together with a hooked border on the top and bottom and finished off with 2-3 more rows of braid.

The overall size is approximately 3 feet 10 inches by 6 feet 11 inches.

UPDATE:  Joanne Heidkamp recently got in touch.  She wrote:

I am the person who won the Circus Train hooked rug at the Rug Show last year.

It was too big to display properly in my little ranch house, so I reached out  through some friends, and eventually donated it to the Cobleigh Library in Lyndonville. They have it displayed on the wall in their Children’s Room

If anyone in the Guild has time, it would be neat if someone could contact the Library and give them background on the people who hooked the various squares, and maybe some basics on caring for a hooked rug.   And of course if you have members over in that area, they might enjoy visiting the rug on display.

Their webpage is http://cobleighlibrary.org/main/

It is nice to know that many people will have the chance to see and enjoy the rug.    We’ll be providing the library a copy of the book that was made about the Circus Train Exhibit at the Shelburne Museum.  The eight panels in this rug were part of that exhibit several years ago.

Summer Hook-in 2017

 

Saturday July 29, 9AM- 4PM

Rutland Holiday Inn;  476 Holiday Dr, Rutland, VT 05701

http://www.hivermont.com;   802-775-1911

Directions: On route 7 in Rutland (Hampton Inn and Days Inn are just north of the Holiday Inn)

Our summer hook-in will be a one day affair this year BUT you can arrive Friday and hook in the hall Friday evening. So come with friends and make it into a 2-day event.

The vendors will be in the hall with us this time (Green Mountain Hooked Rugs, Mary Lee O’Connor, and Nancy Jewett). Our speakers will be Amy Tatro talking about Mexican hooking artists she has met and Karen Lord speaking about penny rugs.

Spring Membership Meeting and Hook-in

Saturday April 22, 9AM-3PM

Capital City Grange, Berlin, Vermont (6612 VT Route 12)

Directions: Take the Montpelier exit off I-89. Go through several lights to the intersection with route 12 / Northfield rd and take this right. Follow route 12 for several miles until you go under the interstate and start to descend. The grange will be on your left and has a good large sign.

Our Spring Meeting will be in this charming Grange Hall. It has many big windows so we will have great natural light. We will have our meeting from 10:30 to 11:30. The event is free to guild members ($20 for nonmembers). Please register for the meeting on our website so we can set things up well for you. Bring your own lunch. We will provide hot water, tea and coffee and any goodies you contribute. There will be a table for members to sell or donate items they have to bring. We will also have 2 vendors (Mary Lee O’Connor and Green Mountain Hooked Rugs)  and a tea cup auction (donations welcome).

Our exciting speaker is Vera Longtoe Sheehan : Continue Reading

Scholarship Winners 2015 – 2016

Each year two scholarships are awarded to Guild members.  Read about the awards and the people they honor in our Members Only section.

Patty Yoder Scholarship winners for 2016:

  • KC Carr
  • Lauri Troutman

Anne Ashworth Scholarship  winners for 2015 and 2016:

  • Bethany Thompson
  • Leah Karo

 

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