Virtual Show Planned for November 2020!
The Board has decided to move forward with a different kind of Rug Show for 2020 — A virtual show that will allow us to share our recent projects, stories, and even videos about those projects.
Members only can submit one or two rugs for this virtual show. No rugs that have previously been displayed in HitM shows may be submitted, BUT rugs submitted for the virtual show MAY be re-submitted for our Physical show in 2022.
Juror Awards for Hooked in the Mountains Online Show 2020
We have two gracious jurors in Susan Feller and Karen Miller. Each is a well known and fantastic fiber artist in her own right. Each has also judged for Rug Hooking Magazine’s “Celebrations”. Because they will not see your rugs in person they do need good photos to properly judge them. Do your best with that!
We are asking them to choose their 3 favorite pieces in the Show. They will not judge by category but choose their overall favorites regardless of category. I imagine agreeing on 3 will be a challenge. We have asked them to write a bit about why they chose them. That will be interesting and educational for us.
And as a first for us we will award $150 to each of the 3 winners. So send in your best and good luck!
Not a member? Join!
Membership lapsed? If you need help getting renewed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Janice McKnight has stepped down from Membership Chair, and in the meantime, Barb can work with the membership database.\
Rug Registration will be via an online form OPEN August 24 – September 15 — the usual questions — but with added ability to submit your main photo AND other photos of details, or the rug “in situ”, or yourself working on the rug. You’ll also be able to submit a .txt or .doc file with a longer story about your rug. You can even record a short video about the rug, or you working on the rug.
Our virtual show will be an introduction to rug hooking for some viewers — as the physical show often is. We have the opportunity to celebrate, demonstrate, and inspire a much larger audience — since no one will have to travel to Vermont, or get a hotel room, in order to see our show. Help us make it a great show!
Barb Ackemann, our Communications chair, agreed to put together the website for this Virtual Show — but only on the condition that we have great photos to work with.
Photography Service Available to Members
The board has decided to hire Anne-Marie Littenberg to do three days of photography for our members and to ensure that we have great photos needed for the online show.
Members will be able to request this photography service (provided free of charge by the guild) by emailing Jennifer Davey. A letter to all members went out Thursday July 23 — with all the details. Not a member? Join!
We are collecting names and home towns from members interested, and will schedule three Saturdays in August or September in three locations: northern, central and southern Vermont locations.
Here are the locations and dates:
South Royalton – Saturday August 22 9:30 – 2:00
Brattleboro – Saturday August 29 10 – 2:30
South Burlington – Saturday September 12 10 – 2:30
You need to email Jennifer Davey to sign up for one of these photo shoots.
Flat work only and no larger than 4×7 feet. (Limitations are for the free photo shoot, not for the show. You’re welcome to submit excellent photos of 3-d projects and larger rugs.)
Members will be encouraged to arrange “rug-pooling” — designating a driver from a local hook in group to bring rugs in the morning and perhaps a different “designated driver” to pick up rugs at the end of the shoot.
Anne-Marie likes to photograph rugs outdoors, so we’ve chosen venues with good parking, some shade, and an indoor alternative in case of rainy weather.
Here’s a link to an excerpt of an article from June-July-August 2019 on Photographing Your Rugs: https://www.rughookingmagazine.com/Rug-Hooking-Articles/How-to-Photograph-Your-Rugs-Part-1
Part 2 was in the September-October 2019 issue.
Maybe someone in your local group has this issue with the full article?