See our president, Gina Steen’s Television Interview: https://bit.ly/2LNHwiv
We’re looking to our members to help spread the word about the Introductory Workshop to be offered at the show in October.
Please see the workshop description here
Click the link below to download the poster which you can print out and post at your local craft hang outs, libraries, supply stores, or wherever!
Are you coming?
The GMRHG summer hook-in will be held July 21-22 at the Holiday Inn In Rutland, Vt.
Special rates at the hotel are available, but only through June 15th. — Call the hotel 802 775 1911 to get the $129 plus tax rate for Fri, Sat and/or Sun.
Choose between King plus pull out sofa or 2 Queen beds. Note: online specials may get you a better rate, or a different kind of room – maybe just one bed.
The two-day hook-in will feature a tea cup auction, door prizes, a speaker each day and vendors.
Molly Colgrove, fiber artist and rug hooker, will speak on Saturday July 21: Special Effects: Mixing various medias- with rug hooking. Think glitz, sparkle and drama….and porcelain teeth!
Sue Carey, needle felting artist will speak on Sunday July 22. Sue and her family have been raising sheep for over 30 years and she has been crafting her unique felted sculptures for over 25 years. Sue will talk about the art of needle felting, felting needles, wool types and processing and felting procedures. You can view some of her creations at marblemeadows.com.’
The list of vendors will be added later.
Members: $45 / day or $85 for both days
Non-members: $55 / day or $105 for both days
Consider joining! (Click here to join) It’s only $25 for a year!
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.
Jennifer Davey remembered and then found the video made at the show in 2011. See it here!
There are limited spaces in the four one-day workshops that will take place during the Rug Show next October.
A non-refundable $50 deposit will hold your space, with the balance due by August 24th.
Find each workshop listed in the Guild Events drop down menu – or go straight to registration at the Guild Events page.
Remember, there are two Patty Yoder Scholarships available to cover your tuition! The deadline for applying is May 9.
The Patty Yoder Scholarships will allow two members to each take a one-day workshop at Hooked in the Mountains in October. The scholarship covers the course fee, not additional supplies or kits. The deadline for applying is May 9th. Details and application instructions for the Patty Yoder Scholarship.
The Anne Ashworth Scholarship provides $175 to one member to take a rug class of their choice anywhere in or outside of the United States. Apply by May 9th and be notified on May 20th. Details and application instructions for the Anne Ashworth Scholarship.
October 17 – 21
Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Junction, VT.
Our 2018 Featured Artists:
Plan to take one or more of our one-day workshops with your favorite teachers. Click the workshop title for more details.
- Wednesday October 17: Kris McDermet — After the Hooking comes the Braiding
- Thursday October 18: Anne Cox — Hooking Without a Net
- Friday October 19: Diane Burgess — Learning to Hook Rugs
- Saturday October 20: Karyn Lord — Wool Applique and Embroidery
Each workshop runs for one day, 9:30 – 4:30, with lunch provided.
The workshops are $125 each – additional materials / tools / resources may be available at additional cost.
Registration opens March 1, 2018. Space is limited. You can pay in full, or make a non-refundable deposit of $50 to hold a space, with the balance due by August 24th.
We collected some sign-ups last fall for various jobs at the show, but we’re now encouraging folks to sign up online to help.
The volunteer form is available now! If you signed up last fall, we’ll enter your info and you’ll get an email “receipt” to remind you of what you volunteered for!
We never quite break even and donations help! Putting on the show involves renting space for 10 days, including the set-up and the 4 days of the show itself. Our walls and lighting have to be stored from one show to the next, so there’s monthly rental for the storage unit. Use our new online donation form, or you can make out a check to GMRHG and mail it to Biffie Gallant, 2024 Hebard Hill Rd, Randolph, VT 05060.
Show your work!
Online Rug Registration will open by April 15. or you’ll be able to Download a PDF registration form. A single $10 registration fee covers up to 4 rugs and/or any number of stars.
Make a star!
“Wish upon a star” is the theme for the show and we’re looking for members to hook a star-shaped piece to display. More about this challenge.
There is a new Rug Raffle featuring a rug by Kris McDermet named “Passion”. Preview the raffle rug. Tickets will be available online starting in August, and will be available at the show.
have been posted to the Member’s Bulletin Board, sometimes referred to as the Member’s Forum.
Don’t forget that this resource is here for all members to use when you have something to sell, something you’re looking to buy, a new discovery or accomplishment to share, or help needed.
The 9th Annual Fiber Fest will be held August 11 from 9-4 in the Community Hall, North Hero Village, North Hero, VT. $20 entrance fee – includes a.m. and p.m. snacks and lunch. We have an all day hook-in, a teacup auction and a live auction. Proceeds of auctions go to charities. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me via email or my cell: 802-373-0628, Lynn Soule
February 10th, 2018
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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!
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!
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.
Anne Marie Littenberg
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.
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.
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
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). Continue Reading
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