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November Hook In at the Sunset Ballroom

I’m sure there are wonderful Sunsets to be viewed from this room, but for us the Sunlit Ballroom would be a better name!

From Kris McDermet:

The Hook In last weekend was wonderful and fun and colorful with beautiful views and vendors and friends.  What could be better!  Thank you for all of your work and organization, Jane and Gail especially, and to the board for making it such a nice time.

The space for the Hook In was great – with good lighting for all – except when we wished we could have darkness for our presenters’ slide shows!

2017 Raffle — Game Table by Patty Yoder

Barbara Lukas won the table, designed and hooked by Patty Yoder.

The Shelburne Museum currently has an exhibiton of Patty Yoder’s work at the Pizzagalli Art and Education Building. 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.

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. The show opened September 30 and comes down January 21. Many guild members took advantage of being close by and fit in a trip to the museum while in the area for the Hook In. If you couldn’t make it, there is still time!

2016 Raffle Rug – Update!

raffle-rug-finishedThis is the raffle rug for the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild’s Hooked in the Mountains XVIII Rug Show at the Champlain Valley Expo Center in Essex, Vermont, October 19-23, 2016.

The following rug hooking artists made the 8 rectangles and many thanks to them for creating such imaginative designs.  They donated their pieces to the guild several years ago.  The 8 rectangles had been part of the Circus Train Exhibit at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, VT.

Joanne Millen
John Woodard
Susan Gingas
Anne Marie Littenberg
Polly Alexander
Debra Boudrieau
Kim Dubay
Judith Osler Phillips

Each rectangle has been surrounded with braid, then joined together with a hooked border on the top and bottom and finished off with 2-3 more rows of braid.

The overall size is approximately 3 feet 10 inches by 6 feet 11 inches.

UPDATE:  Joanne Heidkamp recently got in touch.  She wrote:

I am the person who won the Circus Train hooked rug at the Rug Show last year.

It was too big to display properly in my little ranch house, so I reached out  through some friends, and eventually donated it to the Cobleigh Library in Lyndonville. They have it displayed on the wall in their Children’s Room

If anyone in the Guild has time, it would be neat if someone could contact the Library and give them background on the people who hooked the various squares, and maybe some basics on caring for a hooked rug.   And of course if you have members over in that area, they might enjoy visiting the rug on display.

Their webpage is http://cobleighlibrary.org/main/

It is nice to know that many people will have the chance to see and enjoy the rug.    We’ll be providing the library a copy of the book that was made about the Circus Train Exhibit at the Shelburne Museum.  The eight panels in this rug were part of that exhibit several years ago.

Summer Hook-in 2017

 

Saturday July 29, 9AM- 4PM

Rutland Holiday Inn;  476 Holiday Dr, Rutland, VT 05701

http://www.hivermont.com;   802-775-1911

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.

Spring Membership Meeting and Hook-in

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 : Continue Reading

Scholarship Winners 2015 – 2016

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

 

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