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Anne Ashworth Scholarship

Details for 2022

Announcing the 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 1982 of the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild and founder of the Green Mountain Rug School, now run by her daughter Stephanie Allen-Krauss and family. Green Mountain Hooked Rugs is a 5 generation family owned business.  Anne started a hooked rug pattern business, was a nationally acclaimed rug hooker, and worked as a freelance custom dyer.  Her family continues this tradition of teaching, making beautiful rugs, and running an online and retail store.

Stephanie, the daughter of Anne Ashworth, whose name the scholarship is in, has generously offered two scholarships for 2022. Their value is $175.00 each and may be used in the US or in any country during 2022. If the pandemic cancels classes for 2022, the scholarships will be carried over to 2023.

Guild members may apply for a scholarship now. The deadline for making an application is May 15th, 2022 and you will be notified by May 30th. Please see Rug Hooking Magazine, the ATHA newsletter, among other online sources for possible classes.

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.

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. We will ask that you write about your workshop for our newsletter.

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 by May 15, 2022.  The committee will inform you by May 30th, 2022.

The Ashworth Scholarship Committee

Kris McDermet, Pat Dodge, Beth McDermet

Green Mountain
Rug Hooking