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Prize! One night and breakfast for two at the Lake Morey Resort

Once again, the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont has given us a prize which we will raffle off in advance of our meeting there in November 2024.  The prize is a room for one night and breakfast for two.

Tickets are available online via the Donation function of our Wild Apricot site, and will also be available at our Hook-in at Camp Meade, July 27th.

The Drawing for this will be at the end of the Camp Meade Hook-in. You do NOT need to be present to win!

Get your tickets.

Save the Dates!

May 14-18, 2025

Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild Rug Show / School  at Sugarbush, in Warren, VT.

  1. Get this on your calendar
  2. Think about how you can help the Guild — from publicity to hanging the show,  we’ll need lots of volunteers.
  3. Watch for details in our quarterly newsletter and on this website.

Here’s a “Home Page” for the show, where all details will be added, as we refine them.

Hooked in the Mountains 2025:  a fiber arts show, with classes.

Newsletter News….

Hilary Farquhar is taking over the Newsletter, starting with the December issue.

News items, recent projects, etc. should be sent to, which will forward to her.

Basic deadlines remain the 15th of the month prior, but we’re adjusting the publication date to the 15th of December, March, June, and September.  If you have content you want to share but can’t quite make the deadline, just drop an email to with your intentions, and she can save space for late arriving content.

Pending the voting on Saturday, November 18, Hilary will join the Board as a Member at Large, and this will give her inside access to the Guild news to share with all of you.

But the newsletter can also be YOU sharing with us….   Everyone is interested in what’s happening in other parts of the state.  Consider having someone from your local hooking group report out once or twice a year.

Barb Ackemann remains the Communications Chair and will focus on the website and improving the Wild Apricot integration.

Slate of officers voted in November 18, 2023

The following  new board members were voted in at our  meeting on November 18 at Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT.

Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild Board of Directors:


President:    Sharon O’Neill    2 year term

Treasurer:   Deb Campbell      2 year term

Membership: Biffie Gallant    2 year term

Education:     Sandy Grant      2 year term

At Large Member: Kris McDermet    1 year term

At Large Member: Suzanne Dirmaier    1 year term

At Large Member: Stephanie Allen-Krauss    1 year term

At Large Member: Patty Pirog      1 year term

At Large Member: Hilary Farquhar    1 year term

Remaining on board for second year of 2-year terms:

Vice President: Jen Davey

Secretary: Fern Strong

Communications: Barb Ackemann

Programs: Belinda Whipple Worth has agreed to finish out the term for Programs pending Board approval.

Zoom meeting on January 28th was recorded…

A link to the video recording of the Jan. 28th meeting is in the Member’s Only section – listed with Newsletters and Surveys.

Thank you to Sharon for facilitating the Zoom call, AND for taking the time to clean up and post the video!


Scenes from the Hanging and the Opening

a video shot and edited by Barb’s husband Scott Ainslie:

And the winners are….

For the 2022 Hooked in the Mountains Rug Show we had two jurors who together selected 3 Juror’s Awards and 3 Honorable Mentions. They took a long time deciding and looked closely at every single rug! And they wished they had been allowed to honor more rugs and artists.

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Juror’s Awards

Happy to See Ewe by Mary Jo Childs

Brown Barn by Davey DeGraff

The Bridge at Cushendun by Barb Ackemann


Juror’s Honorable Mentions

For the Love of Mother Nature by Kathy Hutchins

Playing Sea Tag by Phyllis Lawrence

Dad by Suzanna Brown


Viewer’s Choice Awards



Happy to See Ewe by Mary Jo Childs

The Greys (63 Shades of Grey) – by Sandy Ducharme

Sand Sea Boardwalk and Me by Nancy Thun

Beach Perspective  – by Judy Hotchkiss

Garden Bird Trio – by Tricia Miller

Eurasian Blue Tit “Reflections” – by Sandy Ducharme

Awakening – by Kris McDermet

Green Mountain Tapestry – by Stephanie Alllen-Krauss

Perfectly Paisley – by Gail Lapierre

Vermont Portraits – by Jenn Davey

For the Love of Mother Nature  – by Kathy Hutchins


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