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Hooked in the Mountains XX in 2022

We’re SO Excited to be having a show again!

Welcome visitors, members, and would-be-members!

Rug Registration for November 3-6 Show opens June 2.

Please see the Rug Registration Page, with information about a slightly easier online registration process:  No images have to be uploaded via the form.

Instead we’ll ask you to take a picture and email it to  These images are mainly for insurance purposes, so the smaller file size is fine.

Also new this time around are options to have your rugs photographed for a Virtual Show in 2023.  And IF we’re taking photos, you have the option to have those high resolution photographs  sent to you for your own use.

There will be NO Registration at Rug Drop Off Day on October 29.

You CAN opt to download and print out the form, fill it out, and mail it it.  It must be received by October 15.

Online registration will close at midnight on October 15, 2022.

We’re so excited to see what you’ll be exhibiting!  It’s been TOO long!



Hooked in the Mountains Workshop Registration Opens June 2

Class descriptions and teacher bios:   Workshops2022

Please review our Refund Policies and Covid Considerations, as you’ll be asked to confirm things when you register.

Then go to the Guild Events page,  or, directly to our site at the membership software site:

Class sizes are limited per the requests of the teachers.   A waiting list option will show up if a class you want is full.

You can pay in full now ($140 or $260, for 0ne- or two-day workshops)  or submit a $50 or $100 deposit, with balance due by September 1, 2022.   Your deposit will hold a spot, but if you don’t pay balance, we may give that spot to someone on the waiting list.



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Friday February 18 at noon: Members “In Conversation”

Virtual event with Susan Feller, Kris McDermet and Tracy Jamar

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

I happened Friday February 18   12:00 – 1:00 pm,

but you can watch the recording here!

Members in a show ending in early March.

“Textures and Patterns” is a combined show with rug hooking and mosaics.
At the Mad River Valley Arts Gallery from   January 19 – March 5th.

Festival Gallery hours:

Wednesday-Saturday, 1:00-5:00 PM

Please check for last minute changes

Artists include  Ellen Berlan, Julie Burns, Diana Gauthier, Sandra Grant, Nancy Phillips.
And Sue Stoehr.    All members of the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild.







Minutes from Annual Meeting now available.

See  About –> Board Documents  for all agendas and minutes, of board meetings and general membership meetings, organized by date.

Our “Door Prize” winners were Pam Finnegan, Pat Dodge, and Fern Strong.  Congratulations!


Teachers and Vendors announced for Rug Show in November

The teachers and topics are:

  • Diane Burgess- Learning to Hook Rugs (1 day)
  • Judith Hotchkiss- Punching with Novelty Yarns and Wool Strips (1 day)
  • Deana David- Art Deco-style Proddy Bouquet with Confetti Background (1 day)
  • Davey Degraff- Country Landscapes (2 days)
  • Rose Raymond- Hooking a Purse (2 days)
  • Ania Knap- Torn Strip Poppy Rug (2 days)

The vendors are:

We’re working hard to get all the details together so we can get you as excited about a show next November as we are!

The March Newsletter should have lots more details about registering for the show and for the classes,  and signup forms for volunteering to put on the show.   Watch for the email on March 1 telling you the newsletter is ready to download!

Not a member?   Now would be a great time to join or re-join!

Membership is a requirement for showing your rugs in the show.

Anne Ashworth Scholarship application deadline is March 1, 2022

Our Scholarship Committee is ready to receive your application for one of two $175 scholarships towards the workshop fees for any workshop in the US or Canada. Active Guild Membership is required.

Two Patty Yoder Scholarships will also be awarded in 2022. Info will be updated when plans for the school at the show get finalized. Application deadlines will be announced at that time.

See details: Anne Ashworth Scholarship

International Rug Hooking Day

Our December newsletter should be ready for downloading by the end of the day — my way of celebrating International Rug Hooking Day!   Sorry to have missed my December 1 target, but December 4 being an International Celebration seems like a good alternative. — back to editing and proofreading!

Of note in that newsletter is the upcoming “In the Studio” talk by member Kris McDermet  on December 8 at 1:00 EST.

Get your $6.00 ticket for this Zoom talk:

Together Again in 2022 – Hooked in the Mountains Rug Show returns!

22 = 2-gether 2-gether (again!)

The board is working hard on getting plans together for an in person Rug Show for November 3-6, 2022.

We’re making arrangements with the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier for a show, school, hook-in and vendors.

There is much to be done, and we’ll be looking for Guild members to step up and help out.

The December 2021 newsletter will have lots of information about how you can be involved.

251 Towns in Vermont – 251 Hook-Ins?

We have set two challenges for our members this year:

  1.  Hook a Door  –  see details of this challenge.
  2.  Hooking in Public in all 251 towns in Vermont.   One or more members can host an outdoor hook in at a park, town green, gazebo, or other space.  Share your plans on our Facebook Group, and then, on the day, take a photo with some identifying landmark.  Submit photos, and town locations to for inclusion on a web page.  — Our version of the 251 club.


The 251 Progress Report:

Members have hooked in  35 towns  that we know of!   But we think there are more to be reported.   Send your reports  of  “hooking in public”  to    Our goal is to be seen doing our art to raise awareness and interest.


January Membership Meeting — Minutes and Jamboards

We’ve posted minutes and copies of the “sticky notes” posted on “jamboards” during the meeting.

A jamboard is a collaborative tool that allowed many of the 30+ members in attendance at our Zoom meeting to respond to a few requests for input.

You’ll find the minutes and the jamboard notes linked on our About / Board Documents page.

The Board (including our FIVE new board members !) will meet via Zoom this Saturday to follow up on all the ideas generated at the January meeting.   Bookmark this home page, and watch for new initiatives and projects.

2021 Door Challenge

GMRHG Challenge 2021:

hook a door:   

·         any size

·         decorate it anyway you want – Christmas, spring, etc

·         can be your door or a door you saw in a magazine, your mother’s door,etc.

·         any color

·         with or without a house/barn/shed etc.

·         could be one you saw leaning on stuff at an outdoor flea market (like Brimfield)

·         Use your imagination

Once you are finished, post a picture to the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild group on FaceBook. Let’s see how many doors we can get hooked in 2021.

Newletter Content Wanted – Deadlines Announced.

All content for Newsletters should be sent to Barb  (with GMRHG in the subject line, please!)

Newsletters for 2021 and 2022  will come out early March, June, September, and December.

Deadlines are the 15th of the month before:  so….  February 15,  May 15,  August 15, and November 15.

For each newsletter, we’ll do a random drawing from the member contributors for a great “door prize”.

Send YOUR ideas for collaborative “articles” to

All kinds of content are welcome.  Please include photo of project, photo of yourself, and at least a caption, if not a paragraph or whole article.

  • Recently finished rugs

  • Works in progress

  • Results of a recent day of dyeing

  • Great new finds for your stash….. or stash busting projects….  or organizational tips!





Members in the News

Our president has challenged all of us to get Rug Hooking into our local news papers.

Click here to see a recent posting featuring our member Lynn Soule and her RBG rug that is part of our virtual rug show.


Virtual Rug Show 2020 is Open!


The Hooked in the Mountains 2020 online Show is available to view NOW! 

Go to

and enjoy.

Doing an online Show is a new venture for the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild and we have a lot of content for you. There are videos, essays, featured artists’ work and of course the members’ rugs themselves.

There are 3 jurors’ awards and 3 honorable mentions. We hope to return to an in-person show but we also hope this format helps get our work out there and maybe make it available to more people than ever.

Please send out the link to everyone you can think of, and share via facebook, pinterest, twitter or the platform of your choice.

The Show will be up and available for about a year.

Local Hook ins Added….

The newsletter went out this week with a list of Local Hook ins.   We did indeed scare up another that hasn’t been on our website:

Green Mountain Hooked Rugs, Montpelier, VT:

First Saturday of the month, October to June 1:00-5:00.

Free and open to all. Tea, coffee & snacks. For more information, contact Stephanie Allen-Krauss, 802-223-1333

Please send any additions / corrections to and she’ll get them in the calendar, and in this update.

Hooked in the Mountains XIX Awards

Note: You can click on any image to open it in a larger format.

Juror’s Awards:

The juror was Katie Kirschoff, a curator at the Shelburne Museum.


Marty Liptak  –  “Nevertheless She Persisted”

Kim Mizcik  – “Light Blocks”


Kathy O’Donnell  – “Sweeny’s Hardware” (both Jurors and Viewer’s awards)

Viewer’s Choice Awards:


Barb Ackemann  – “Eleanor”


Sandy Ducharme – “Snow Leopard”


Sue Gault – “Cross Words”


Suzanne Girouard – “Asparagus Spring”


Gail Lapierre – “Domestic Zoo”


Amy Lindsay – “Graba’s on Vail Pass Bike Trail”


Trisha Miller – “Winter Roost”


Kathy O’Donnell  – “Sweeny’s Hardware”  (both Jurors and Viewer’s awards)


Ed O’Keeffe – “Graffiti II”


Dayle Wheeler-Young  – “Ruler of the Roost”

Dayle Wheeler Young – “Maiden by the Shore”


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.

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