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Guild Business Meeting – Sunday July 19th, 6-8 pm

We will hold a business meeting via Zoom on Sunday evening July 19th from 6-8:00 pm.

Members will get an email with a link to sign up for the meeting. The reply to your R.S.V.P. will include the link to the Zoom meeting.

Online Multi-Prize Raffle opened July 1, 2020

The 2020 Online Raffle is OPEN at

https://bit.ly/rugraffle2020

Visit the site,  buy tickets and submit them for the prize or prizes of your choice.

Tell your friends — include the address in emails, facebook posts, etc.

Below are links to a one-sheet with all the prizes, ticket package prices etc.  and an ad which you can download and then send in emails to your friends.

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ad that will appear in Celebrations coming out in August

As you saw in the May Newsletter, Suzanne Girouard has finished a great rug she calls “Scrappy 1” which was intended for a raffle at the Hooked in the Mountains show in October, 2020.

When the show had to be cancelled due to the uncertainties of face-to-face events in the time of Covid-19, we decided to proceed with the raffle as an online event.

Other board members offered other prizes, the Hinesburg Hookers donated the rug they had made for the show and the online raffle will function like a “tea cup auction” where you buy your tickets, and then submit them for the prize or prizes you most want to win.

See the raffle, read descriptions, and get your tickets today —

https://bit.ly/rugraffle2020

You BUY tickets and then SUBMIT them for the prize(s) you choose.  Don’t forget that 2nd step!

May 2020 Newsletter

A link to the 15-page May 2020 Newsletter was sent out to members on May 5.   Check your email!

Or…. Members can log on to this site and find the link to  newsletters in the Members Only menu.

Non-members can click here to see our newsletter.  We’ll just ask for your email address.

 

 

 

First Online Guild Hook In and Show and Tell…

Our Spring Hook-In, scheduled for April 25, 2020 is also cancelled, but REPLACED by a Virtual Hook In and Show and Tell using the web conferencing platform Zoom.

At 10:00 on Saturday April 25, members will be able to log into a Zoom meeting, sit in the comfort of their own homes, and see other members as they share recently finished projects, or their current project.  Sharon O’Neill will moderate the session and call on members to share one at a time.

See Guild Events to RSVP.  You’ll then get a letter with all the details for logging into the Zoom meeting.

Here’s a screen shot from our recent board meeting, to give you an idea of how this might work. There were only ten of us, so we could all fit on the screen.  For the April 25 event,  you’ll see one person at a time sharing their projects.  And it can really be a hook in, because you can hook while you watch!  Just be ready when it’s your turn to to share!

GMRHG Board Meeting via Zoom

Un-Save the Dates! Hooked in the Mountains XX postponed to 2022

The Board of the Guild met April 15 via Zoom, and came to the decision that we should postpone  Hooked in the Mountains XX to next year.

We will need to assess the status of the pandemic, and look into possibilities for 2021.  We promise to keep you posted right here as decisions can be made.

When we met in June, we concluded, that to avoid competition with ATHA and TIGHR we’d postpone to late fall of 2022.

We are still looking into possibilities for other events in 2021.

UPDATE:

We will be doing an online raffle with multiple prizes, including a rug, a rug frame, and many more….

That raffle will open July 1, 2020 and winners will be picked in October.

Fall Hook-In 2019

A large group of hookers enjoyed the two-day Fall Hook in at the Stoweflake Inn in Stowe. The room was packed with enthusiasm. People from near and far shared the camaraderie of hooking. Several vendors were set up around the outside of the room. The colorful displays drew many a hooker over for a few more “must have” pieces of wool or accessories. Besides a Guild meeting run by our leader Gina and our very capable Board, we heard from two speakers and did some group sharing.

Judith Hotchkiss 

http://www.judithhotchkiss.com/

Judith HotchkissJudith Hotchkiss spoke to the group on Saturday afternoon. Judith has turned to punch rug hooking and punch needle embroidery and is currently most interested in combining punch and traditional rug hooking. She is an Oxford Certified Punch Needle Instructor as well as McGown certified to teach traditional rug hooking. She dyes all her own yarns and wool yardage and occasionally includes her own handspun wool. Judith lives and works in Deer Isle, Maine where she is constantly inspired by the colors and beauty of Downeast Maine.

 

Judith Hotchkiss hooked mat

Sunday before lunch:  Loretta Scena

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Loretta Scena

Loretta Scena gave a presentation on Sunday. She shared the story of her rug hooking journey and displayed many of her creative rugs. Loretta is a McGown certified Traditional rug hooking Teacher from Long Island New York. She is a self-taught fiber artist who loves to create embellishments and ornaments using beads, yarns and scraps of fabric. She is a member of ATHA, TIGHR, and the Pearl McGown National Guild, as well as several east coast guilds. She is the past president of the Long Island Guild of rug crafting artists. She has had her work published a few themed rug hooking Books, as well as Rug Hooking Magazine. She is the curator along with Michele Micarelli of the Exploring the Tarot Rug Exhibit.

 

 

Summer Hook-In

July 13 and 14 we were at the Lake Morey Inn in Fairlee, Vermont

A big thank you to our new Program Chair, Sharon O’Neill for researching venues and making all the arrangements.

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Spring Meeting and Hook In was a great event!

About 50 of us met April 27, 2019 at the Capital City Grange in Berlin, VT, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Our presenter, Kathy Giroux, is a fiber artist who specializes in needle felting.   Kathy gave a brief history of needle felting, and then focused on the process using many examples of how she uses needle felting in her art.  We got a good overview of what Kathy means when she says, “I paint with fiber.”

We had two vendors for the spring hook-in in Barre/Montpelier:

  • Mary Lee O’Conner – Hooked in the Mountains Wool
  • Stephanie Krauss – Green Mountain Hooked Rugs

 

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 barb@irislines.com 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.

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Marty Liptak  –  “Nevertheless She Persisted”

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Kim Mizcik  – “Light Blocks”

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

Viewer’s Choice Awards:

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Barb Ackemann  – “Eleanor”

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Sandy Ducharme – “Snow Leopard”

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Sue Gault – “Cross Words”

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Suzanne Girouard – “Asparagus Spring”

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Gail Lapierre – “Domestic Zoo”

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

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Trisha Miller – “Winter Roost”

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

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Ed O’Keeffe – “Graffiti II”

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Dayle Wheeler-Young  – “Ruler of the Roost”

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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.

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.

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