Press Release 2022
For publication in advance of a biennial event November 2-6, 2022.
Contact: Barb Ackemann, Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild email@example.com 802 779 4444
Subject: Hooked in the Mountains Rug Show
The Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild is pleased to present their 20th Hooked in the Mountains Show November 3-6, 2022 in Montpelier, VT at the College of Fine Arts. A reception and premier viewing of the hooked pieces will be held the evening of November 2nd from 5-8 pm with an opportunity to meet our two featured artists, Sandra Grant and Grace Collette.
Rug Hooking has been around for a long time and has changed over time; from making practical floor coverings out of worn woolen garments and burlap grain sacks, to making fine art pieces never intended to be floor coverings. We still call them “rugs” but many end up as wall art, or functional as seat pads, cushions, pillows, etc. And of course, some are still made intended to be used as rugs!
In 2020, when the pandemic forced us to cancel our show, we presented a virtual show instead. You can view over 150 rugs, and read about the artists, their inspirations, and the history of the guild at https://rugshow2020.gmrhg.org.
Recently WCAX did a lovely profile of one of our members, Sandy Ducharme: https://www.wcax.com/202/06/06/mivt-vermont-rug-hooking-studio/
The show, which is open 10 – 6:00 Thursday through Saturday and 10 – 2:00 on Sunday, will offer about 200 rugs and wall hangings featuring contemporary designs, mixed mediums, traditional styles, all by members of the guild, most of them Vermonters. Classes, vendors selling supplies, and live demonstrations are also offered daily in our “hook-in” room. Admission: $15.00/day or $20 for a multi-day pass. Visit: Hooked in the Mountains » Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild (gmrhg.org) for full details.