The Guild Spring Meeting Will be Held April 12th
The Guild Spring Meeting will be held on April 12, 2014 at the Hilltop Inn, Berlin, VT.
We're changing things up a bit in 2014. The Spring and Fall Membership Meetings will be at no cost to members. Instead, members are asked to bring a "brown bag" lunch. We'll provide coffee and tea. In addition, we're asking any member who chooses to bring a morning or afternoon snack to share.
Bev Conway will be the speaker at the Spring Meeting. Bev is a long-time Guild Member and was a Featured Artist at the 2011 Hooked in the Mountains Rug Show.
Back by popular demand, we will also be holding the "Teacup Auction". Members are encouraged to bring an item for the auction. Be creative - it's always fun. Proceeds will help fund the expansion of our Show to the new venue, the Champlain Valley Exposition.
Although there is no cost to attend, we do ask that you register in advance so that we can plan accordingly. Click here to register.
The Countdown is Underway for the 2014 Hooked in the Mountains Rug Show
"Meet Me At the Fair!" October 15-19, 2014 as the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild presents its 17th Rug Exhibition.
This year's new venue, the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, VT offers 20,000 square feet of exhibition and classroom space that will feature some 450 rugs, 20 vendors, a variety of workshops and demonstrations.
Featured artists include: Peg Irish, Rachelle Leblanc , and Roslyn Logsdon . And, new this year, we have a featured vendor, Stephanie Allen-Krauss, Green Mountain Hooked Rugs.
Members can join in the fun by participating in one of three mat challenges, all with a fair theme. Be creative hooking a Ferris Wheel Car, collaborate on a "Face in a Hole" cut-out, or be whimsical with a Carousel Figure. All to be displayed throughout the exhibits.
It's fall foliage season in Vermont. Plan on coming for an extended period. Take a class, enjoy the exhibits and participate in one of the many demonstrations going on throughout the Show.
For more information on the featured artists and the mat challenges click on 2014 Hooked in the Mountains Rug Show tab.
ATHA 1 Region Newsletter Now Available
The ATHA Region 1 newsletter has been sent to all ATHA Members. Included in the newsletter is information on the upcoming ATHA Region Hook-in, the ATHA Region 1 Rug Registry, a report from the Biennial Meeting in Long Beach, and other chapter and local guild news.
Click here to read the newsletter.
Volunteer Website Coordinator Needed!
The Guild is looking for a volunteer to take over the coordination and maintenance of the Guild's website.
The website is in need of a "new look" and we know there is a creative member out there with the skills to take on the job! It's the perfect opportunity to put your "signature" on a new look, while giving back your time as a volunteer to the Guild.
Please contact the Guild's President Kathy Sweeten if you are interested or would like more information.