Tickets are now available for our 2017 Raffle, winner to be drawn at the November Hook In.
The GMRHG Fall meeting and Hook-in will be held in South Burlington in November.
Where: Sunset Ballroom at the Comfort Suites; 1712 Shelburne Rd., South Burlington ((802) 860-1112
When: Nov 4-5, 2017; 9-4 each day
Since this is a non-Show year we are having a two-day hook-in at the Sunset Ballroom in South Burlington. Jane Griswold and Gail Lapierre have spearheaded this event so many thanks to them for their work. There will be many new and long-loved vendors there as well as door prizes, speakers, etc. Lunch included!
Cost: $35/day or $65/two days Members
$45/day or $85/two days Non-Members
Hotel room costs: $80+ per night
(More info about rooms on our event listing.)
Speakers: Saturday: Jane Sittnick “My Hooking Journey”
Sunday: Pam Finnigan “Healthy Hooking Habits”
The Shelburne Museum will concurrently have an exhibiton of Patty Yoder’s work at the Pizzagalli Art and Education Building so you will be able to make the short drive to Shelburne to see it while at the hook-in. 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. Jon Ciemiewicz has donated a card table Patty made to our guild (photo below) and we will be auctioning it at the hook-in!
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.
Contact Jane Griswold if you have questions: 802-775-6807, email@example.com,
8 Alta Terrace
Saturday July 29, 9AM- 4PM
Rutland Holiday Inn; 476 Holiday Dr, Rutland, VT 05701
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.
$40 for the day including a delicious lunch.
Registration Now Open: (http://gmrhg.org/events/)
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 (see below):
Vera Longtoe Sheehan will discuss her family background making Abenaki twined bags, the process of making them as well as her research into Wabanaki archeology and first hand studies of surviving historic twined pieces. The audience will have the opportunity to examine plant fibers, samples of twined weaving and learn how it connects to the land and Abenaki history in Vermont.
Hook-In at Tinmouth Community Center
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Hundreds of rugs and 3-D fiber art pieces were on display at the XVIII Hooked in the Mountains Rug Show and Fiber Arts Exhibition. After all the votes were counted, the following winners for Viewer’s Choice were announced (in no particular order).
Spirit of the Lake by Sandra Grant
Heathen Hill by Nancy Thun
Mirror Mirror by Nancy Thun
Hawk Eye by Sandra Grant
Dream Garden by Emmy Robertson
Coriolus by Anne Cox
Beyond the Bridge by Reggie Price
Belgians and Berners by Barbie Beck-Wilczek
Aboriginal Patterns by Liz Guth
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
Anne Marie Littenberg
Judith Osler Phillips