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Anne Ashworth Scholarship

The Anne Ashworth Scholarship was initially funded by a close group of Anne’s friends in the Richmond, Vermont rug hooking group, to honor her devotion to hooking and its growth as an art form.  She also taught in the Richmond group for many years.

Anne was a co-founder in 1981 of the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild and founder of the Green Mountain Rug School, now run by her daughter Stephanie Allen-Krauss.  Anne started a hooked rug pattern business, was a nationally acclaimed rug hooker, and worked as a freelance custom dyer.

Guild members may apply for a scholarship now.  It may be used for any rug hooking class in or outside of the United States.

The amount of each scholarship is $175.00. Two scholarships were awarded for the time period Dec. 15, 2015 to December 31, 2016. The scholarships must be used before the end of 2016.

The Ashworth Scholarship is not based on financial need or the quality of your writing or your hooking. You must be an active member in The Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild.

Please submit your application by November 30, 2016 and you will be notified by December 31, 2016.  This will be for use during 2017.

What the committee is looking for:

A commitment to expand your rug hooking skills, and passing on these new skills to others.  You don’t have to be a teacher to apply but we are interested in how you might show others your ideas and creative innovations in hooking.  Rug hookers from beginners to advanced skills may apply.

Please answer the following questions:

  1. How long have you been a member of the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild?
  2. Have you served on the board in the last 2 years?
  3. Are you interested in teaching?
  4. Are there other ways to pass on your inspirations and ideas that do not include teaching a formal class?
  5. Why do you want to take a specific class or learn a particular skill?

Please submit 2 photos that you feel represent your work and interests and answer the above questions.

Please email to Kris McDermet at

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