Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild 

Join Us for the April Hook-in!
April 4, 2015 - Berlin, VT

Some rugs are just meant to speak—maybe just a word or two like “Welcome” or “Thank you.” And some rugs might have quite a bit to say—the words could actually be the focal point of the entire design. If you would like to hear more, this presentation will interest you.

Our guest speaker, Ellen Banker will present a slide show of rugs that will speak to you—antique and contemporary, traditional and outlandish. You will get a feel for what has been done and what could be done when words end up on rugs.

You’ll learn how you can easily incorporate some of your own words onto your rugs by adding them to an existing design or creating a design from scratch.

We’ll cover the basics of fonts, simple typesetting techniques, how to print out your designs, and how to transfer words to your rugs.

You will also see actual rugs with words and receive a list of font resources—many of which are free. And, if you get inspired to hook some words immediately, you’ll have a chance to design your own name tag from a hand-drawn alphabet using one of the templates provided or on a template of your own design. We’ll provide the design resources—templates and alphabet—and you will just need to bring an extra piece of linen.

We are really looking forward to our “talk.”  Click Here to register.

Applications for Anne Ashworth Scholarship Being Accepted

Applications for the Anne Ashworth Scholarship are now being accepted.  The Scholarship was initially funded by a close group of Anne’s friends in the Richmond, Vermont rug hooking group, to honor her devotion to hooking and its growth as an art form. 

Anne was a co-founder in 1981 of the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild and founder of the Green Mountain Rug School, now run by her daughter Stephanie Allen-Krauss.  Anne started a hooked rug pattern business, was a nationally acclaimed rug hooker, and worked as a freelance custom dyer.

Guild members may apply for a scholarship now.  It may be used for any rug hooking class in or outside of the United States. The amount of each scholarship is $150.00 and one will be awarded each year between March 15, 2015 and December 31, 2015.   The scholarship must be used during that year.

The Ashworth Scholarship is not based on financial need or the quality of your writing or your hooking.  You must be an active member in The Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild.

Click here for application guidelines and more information.

2015 Schedule of Events Planned

The GMRHG Board of Directors held its winter retreat in January.  We had two days of wonderful conversation resulting in what we believe is a great schedule of gatherings for 2015.  You’ll find the schedule in this newsletter and on the website, so be sure to mark your calendars!   


Many thanks to our members who returned the survey providing us with feedback on Guild activities and the 2015 Show.   That feedback helped us to look at the year ahead. 

This year there will be five opportunities for members to gather.   We’ve listened to the members and will be offering a variety of opportunities around Vermont.  


Each one is a little different, but they all have a commonality – meet old and new friends, learn from each other, show and tell, hook, and shop!  As the year goes forward you’ll be hearing more about each event.   Whether you can make one event or all the events we hope we’ve planned something for everyone.

We hope to see you at one or more of our events!


Upcoming events

04 Apr 2015 8:30 AM • Hilltop Inn, Berlin, VT
06 Jun 2015 8:30 AM • All Souls Unitarian Church, Brattleboro, VT
24 Jul 2015 • Fireside Inn & Suites, West Lebanon, NH
06 Nov 2015 • Stoweflake Resort and Spa

2014 Hooked in the Mountains a Big Success!


Thanks to everyone who made Hooked in the Mountains XVII a great event!  We'll have more pictures and stories to tell soon. 

Click here to see a larger image of the winners of the Hooked in the Mountains XVII Juror's Choice and Viewer's Choice Awards.  

Website Coordinator Needed


The GMRHG is seeking a member to volunteer to coordinate the website.   This includes updating events, news and other rug hooking information.


If you are interested please contact Kathy Sweeten

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Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the fine art of rug hooking.  For more information CLICK HERE to contact our Guild President Kathy Sweeten.  Mail:  GMRHG, c/o Kathy Sweeten, 50 Prospect Parkway, Burlington, VT  05401.

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