Scholarship for 2023 – Deadline WAS March 15!
Announcing the Anne Ashworth Scholarship for 2023!
The deadline was last week. Soon we’ll use this space to announce the winner!
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 the late 1970’s 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.
Guild members may apply for a scholarship now. Stephanie has advised the committee that there will be ONE $175.00 scholarships in 2023. Please note that this scholarship may be used for any rug hooking class in the United States or in any other country! The Scholarship must be used between April 15th and Dec. 31st 2023.
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.
In an email, please introduce yourself and then answer the following questions:
1. How long have you been a member of the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild?
2. Are you interested in teaching?
3. Are there other ways to pass on your inspirations and ideas that do not include teaching a formal class?
4. 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 Kris McDermet (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 15th, 2023.
The committee will inform you by April 1st, 2023. The honoree will be contacted by the committee via email and your name will be announced in the GMRHG June 1 newsletter. We ask that you write an article for the newsletter after your class telling readers about your experience.
The Ashworth Scholarship Committee,
Kris McDermet, Pat Dodge, Beth McDermet