Welcome to the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild

It's Time to Start Registering Your Rugs!

Rug registration is now available for Hooked in the Mountains XVII being held October 15-19, 2014 at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, VT.    Easy on-line registration is once again available to Guild Members.  Click here for instructions on how to register your rug.  

Raffle Tickets on Sale for the XVII Hooked in the Mountains Raffle Rug

The raffle rug for the Hooked in the Mountains Rug Show is finished.   Special thanks to Sue Longchamps for taking the lead on designing and creating this year's rug!

We are raffling off this beautiful rug designed and hooked by GMRHG Members.   The "Autumn Leaves" rug is a colorful piece and shows off beautiful fall colors! 

On-line raffle ticket purchases are sold in increments of $5.00.    The drawing for the rug will be held on Sunday, October 19th at the XVII Hooked in the Mountains Rug Show. Meeting.   You need not be present to win.

Only 2000 tickets will be sold so buy your tickets now!

Sue Longchamps holding this year's raffle rug 


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.



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.                                            


Upcoming events

11 Oct 2014 • Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, VT
15 Oct 2014 • Champlain Valley Exposition
24 Jul 2015 • Fireside Inn & Suites, West Lebanon, NH

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Workshops Announced for XVII Hooked in the Mountains Rug Exhibition

The schedule of workshops has been announced for the XVII Hooked in the Mountains Rug Exhibition.  Registration is now open.  Don't delay, be sure to get your first workshop choice!

New to the offerings this year is a variety of one day and multi-day workshops.   Many of the Guild’s favorite teachers will be returning as well as a number of new, but well known instructors from around the country.

All workshops will be held at the Champlain Valley Exposition, the new site of the GMRHG Rug Exhibition.

Three (3) Day Workshops Offered

October 14 - 16, 2014

  • Pam Bartlett - Fur, Feathers, Fins & Fleece
  • Robin Blakney-Carlson - Compositions in Felt Making
  • Janet Conner - Bring Your Travel Photo to Life
  • Gail Dufresne - Fearless Dyeing
  • Louise Kulp - Contemporary Themes in Punch
  • Needle  Rug Hooking: Collage Effect
  • Anne-Marie Littenberg - Styling That Rug to Make It Your Own
  • Roslyn Logsdon - People and Places
  • Carrie Martin - One Rug, Two Rug
  • Kris McDermet – Braid Bowl, Chair Pad or Tablemat Galore
  • Jule Marie Smith - Big, Bold & Beautiful

October 17 - 19, 2014

  • Diane Burgess - Learning To Hook Rugs
  • Gail Dufresne - The Sky Is The Limit
  • Angela Foote - Jumping Off The Color Wheel 
  • Kris Miller - The Grand Finale-Finishing Techniques For Rug Hookers

One (1) Day Workshop Offered

Friday, October 17, 2014

  • Robin Blakney-Carlson - Felting 101
  • Rae Harrell - Untangle Zentangle
  • Nancy Jewett - Dyeing Demo
  • Louise Kulp - Beautiful, Bejeweled Hoop Art Punch Needle Technique 
  • Carrie Martin - Pumpkin Pie and Zipper Mouth
  • Kris McDermet - 9 Loop Braided Center Pin or Insert Into Hooking

 Saturday, October 18, 2014 

  • Diane Phillips - A Dog Portrait In A Day 

 Sunday, October 19, 2014 

  • Cyndy Duade - Hooking Colorful Leaves 

Details about each class and the instructor can be found along with registration information, hotel accommodations and registration forms at www.hookedinthemountainsworkshops.com.  



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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