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December 2022 Newsletter and January 28, 2023 Zoom Meeting at 10:00 a.m.

Your December 2022 Newsletter is ready to be viewed online or downloaded and printed — pick your preferred way to get the news.

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Mark your calendar for an important Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild business meeting via Zoom — January 28, 2023 at 10:00 am.  We’ll elect new officers, and discuss the show and plans for the coming year.

Registration will be necessary to get the link for the Zoom meeting.

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 Floral Leaf Fantasy – by Stephanie Alllen-Krauss

Perfectly Paisley – by Gail Lapierre

Vermont Portraits – by Jenn Davey

For the Love of Mother Nature  – by Kathy Hutchins

 

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.

Hooked in the Mountains XX in 2022

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

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

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.

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 barb@irislines.com 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 barb@irislines.com.    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   barb@irislines.com  (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 barb@irislines.com.

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

https://rugshow2020.gmrhg.org/

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 barb@irislines.com and she’ll get them in the calendar, and in this update.

Hooked in the Mountains XIX Awards

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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”

Sandy-Ducharme-Snow-Leopard-Viewers-Choice-2018

Sandy Ducharme – “Snow Leopard”

Sue-Gault-Cross-Words-Viewers-Choice-2018

Sue Gault – “Cross Words”

Suzanne-Girouard-Asparagus-Spring-Viewers-Choice-2018

Suzanne Girouard – “Asparagus Spring”

Gail-Lapierre-Domestic-Zoo-Viewers-Choice-2018

Gail Lapierre – “Domestic Zoo”

Amy-Lindsay-Grabas-on-Vail-Pass-Bike-Trail-Viewers-Choice-2018

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

Trisha-Miller-Winter-Roost-Viewers-Choice-2018

Trisha Miller – “Winter Roost”

Kathy-O'Donnell-Sweenys-Hardware-Viewers-Choice-Jurors-Award-2018

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”

 

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