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GUILDS AND CHAPTERS

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ATHA - ASSOCIATION OF TRADITIONAL HOOKING ARTISTS

ASSOCIATION OF TRADITIONAL HOOKING ARTISTS
ATHA was formed in 1979  for the promotion of rug hooking, educational activities and the exchange of ideas and information among members.

ATHA has regions in the continent of North America (Canada and the United States), and one designated as "International". There are members in England, Australia and Japan. 

ATHA also publishes a Newsletter issued six time annually. The Newsletters provide information on the national and local level, articles on the "How To" of rug hooking, as well as advertisements from various suppliers, designers, teachers, rug camps, etc. 

If you are interested in membership, please contact: 
Joan Cahill, Membership Chairperson
600 1/2 Maple Street, Endicott, NY 13760
607-748-7588
jcahill29@aol.com

 

Chapters of ATHA:

The Brandywine Rug Hooking Guild
 The Brandywine Rug Hooking Guild, a chapter of ATHA, meets monthly from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Hankin Library, Chester Springs, PA. Active guild with speakers, workshops, more. New members welcome!
5th Annual Hook-In is
October 24, 2009, 9-4.

www.brandywinerughookingguild.weebly.com
Allie Barchi at star-extra@comcast.net


The WOOLWRIGHTS, Leola, PA
 The Woolwrights, ATHA Chapter 110, meets every 2nd Friday of the month from 10 am - 2 pm at the Zion Lutheran Church in Leola, PA 17540.  Please contact Anne Stevens at maggie562@frontiernet.net (717)-656-2471) or Mary Lynne Naples at marylynnelan@aol.comm (717-464-5364) for details.

COLONIAL RUG HOOKING GUILD OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
We are an ATHA chapter located in Northern Virginia.  We meet monthly, September to June, usually on the second Sunday of each month, at the Sully Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly, VA 20151, from noon to 4:00 p.m.  To confirm meeting dates and location, please contact ColonialRuggers@gmail.com
 

GOOSE CREEK RUGGERS ATHA CHAPTER, LEESBURG, VA
Meets every 2nd Thursday from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at Balch Library, Leesburg, VA. 

Contact Jerry Spears at jerryspears@yahoo.com for more information.


The Maine Tin Pedlar 

The Maine Tin Pedlar Chapter meets monthly (except January, July &
August) in Ocean Park, Maine, near Old Orchard Beach. For more details on
our group, a schedule of meetings and activities, information on New
England events, and more, please visit our web site at
www.mainetinpedlar.org

White Mountain Woolen Magic 

The White Mountain Woolen Magic guild meets at the First Congregational Church on Main St in
Hopkinton NH on the 2nd Wednesday of March, April, May, June, September, October, November and sometimes December. We also occasionally have a Saturday meeting in place of the Wednesday meeting for those who work during the week. The meeting is from 10am to 2pm and
bring a bag lunch. 

For more information please contact:
Karen Balon, guild secretary
603.497.8410 
karen@artinthewool.com


Buffalo Trace Rug Hookers

The Buffalo Trace Rug Hookers are located in Southern Indiana in the
the New Albany, Louisville area. Our meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd
Thursdays of the month. For more information call Jyl Clark or Mary Silva at
812-945 7847. 

Shockoe Slip Rughookers

The Shockoe Slip Rug Hookers are a new ATHA Chapter in Virginia.  For information, please contact: 

President- Mary Henck 
Richmond, VA 
Meet once a month
E-mail: mhenck1@juno.com 


Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild

The Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild is an ATHA (Association of Traditional Hooking Artists) chapter consisting of about 500 members from 33 different states plus Canada and Japan. Please visit the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild's website for more information. greenmountainrughookingguild.org.  


The Wine Country Rug Hooking Guild

The Wine Country Rug Hookers, an ATHA guild in Sonoma County, meets the 2nd Saturday every
month, except August. We meet from 10am until 3pm, at Friends House in Santa Rosa, to hook, share ideas and plan our next event. We welcome guests and enjoy sharing information about rughooking.  Our dues are $30/year and members must join ATHA. We have held workshops with nationally known teachers, such as Nancy Miller, Jane Olson, Elizabeth Black, and Helen Connolly Howe. For more information, e-mail or phone Laura W. Pierce at lwpierce@comcast.net, (707) 762-2595 or Catherine Siegel at cathseigel@aol.com, (707) 769-9674. 


Foxy Ladies Rug Hooking Guild

Founded in September 1999, we are an ATHA guild dedicated to the craft of
rug hooking. Guests and prospective members are welcome to our monthly
hook-ins where we work on individual projects and share ideas and
information about our craft in a casual and supportive atmosphere. All levels
from beginners to the most experienced rug hookers are welcomed. 

We meet monthly at historic Beau Bien Tavern at Lisle Station Park, Lisle,
Illinois, on the second Saturday of each month except December, from 10:00
a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (bring a bag lunch). Lisle Station Park is located on School
Street in Lisle, 2 streets south of Ogden Avenue and 2 blocks east of Center
Street. E-mail  cahbam@sbcglobal.net


Nutmeg Chapter

Nutmeg meets the third Saturday from September to June. In December it will be the second Saturday (14th) for a pot luck. The location varies as our members are from all part of CT. and we are always looking for new members and locations (usually libraries) for meetings. Dues are $10.00 and you have to be a member of ATHA. Any one who wants more info can contact me. megebhardt@snet.net


Cranberry Rughookers

Cranberry Rughookers is an ATHA chapter and our members our from Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts . For more information, please visit our web site at www.cranberryrughookers.org 


The Old Pueblo Rug Hooking Guild
The Old Pueblo Rug Hooking Guild in Tucson, Arizona is an ATHA chapter. We have about 20 active members, as well as several "visitor" members. Tucson is the winter home or vacation area for many people from the north, and several of our rug hookers come from this population. We hosted a statewide hook-in in December 2002, and are planning a 3-day workshop with Nola Heidbreder in March 2003. 

We meet regularly at the Woods Memorial Branch Library on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 10 am till 1:30 pm. We welcome new members, visitors, experienced hookers and beginners. We even have beginner kits we will sell you to help get you started! Call Myra Ransick (520-577-9422) or e-mail mlransick@comcast.net for more information.


The Lone Star Hooking Guild
The Lone Star Hooking Guild (and ATHA chapter) meets from 2 pm to 5 pm the second Saturday of every month in the Dallas area. We welcome traditional rug hookers of all ages and abilities. For details, please contact President Liza Leggett, 214/528-7454.

Please visit here for the Lone Star Hooking Guild Mug Rug Kit Sales to Benefit Victim's Education Fund for the September 11, 2001 tragedy. 


Piedmont Rug Hookers
North Carolina
Piedmont Rug Hookers (PRH) is a chapter of ATHA and was formed to further rug hooking in the North Carolina area. We hold monthly meetings in a member's home. The meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Saturday of every month and are from 10.00am to 2:00pm. The meetings are held to hook rugs, socialize and discuss PRH issues and upcoming events.
http://www.geocites.com/piedmontrughookers/


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PEARL K. MCGOWN

 

PEARL K. MCGOWN HOOKRAFTERS
The Pearl K. McGown Hookrafters has chapters throughout the US and Canada.
Their Web site contains wonderful information on the history of rug hooking, membership information, chapters teachers and more.  
www.mcgownguild.com

Chapters of Pearl K. McGown Hookrafters:

THE OCALA RUGCRAFTERS GUILD

 


The Ocala Rugcrafters  Guild, Mc Gown Chapter #120, meet the 4th Thursday of the month, September through May, 12pm-3pm in Ocala, Fl.  Please call or email to verify location.  Contact: Pat Gaufillet, 5543 NE 61st Ave. Rd., Silver Springs, FL  34488  (352) 236-6047  E-mail:  rugwool@gmail.com


 

NORTH FLORIDA RUG HOOKING GUILD

The North Florida Rug Hooking Guild, chapter of the McGown Hookrafters, meets on a monthly basis around Jacksonville, Florida. For information, please contact Katie Puckett at kissrughooking@yahoo.com.

 

CAMELLIA CITY RUG HOOKERS
The Camellia City Rug Hooking Guild (Chapter 100 of the National Guild of Pearl
K. McGown Rug Hookrafters, Inc.) meets on the second Saturday of each month at
the Sacramento Friends Meeting Hall from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Non-members are
welcome. If you would like directions or additional information, please contact Tracy
Johnson - Email:tjohnson3968@comcast.net

 


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ARROWHEAD HOOKCRAFTERS GUILD OF DULUTH, MN

ARROWHEAD HOOKCRAFTERS GUILD
 We are the Arrowhead Hookcrafters Guild located in Duluth, Mn The Guild 
 was established in approximately 1985 and we have had a Workshop with 
 McGown certified teachers every fall since then. We have 24 members and 
 meet the first Monday of each month. We welcome new members to join us. 
 Some of us are teachers and we all love this fiber art.
 
 I am Asst Director for the Workshop, publicity director and supply 
 coordinator. If you need more information please contact Bonnie Pearson via e-mail at pearson@discover-net.net or 715-364-2684


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BEACONSFIELD HOOKING CRAFTERS GUILD


The Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to promote rug hooking as a fiber art form.  It is located in Beaconsfield, 20 minutes from downtown Montreal.

Meetings are each Monday from 10 am to 3 pm at Centennial Hal located at:

Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild
Centennial Hall
288 Beaconsfield Boulevard
Beaconsfield, Quebec H9W 4A7
(514) 695-7177
http://www.beaconsfieldrughooking.com



Our Web site provides information about rug hooking, a gallery of members, rugs, tips, events calendar, a photo album and much more. 

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HUNTERDON COUNTY RUG ARTISAN GUILD, NEW JERSEY

HUNTERDON COUNTY RUG ARTISAN GUILD
We were founded in April 1977. We currently have over 90 members from seven states. The mission of the Guild is to perpetuate the tradition and art of rug hooking, to encourage creativity, to provide the means for an exchange of ideas and information and to promote educational activities to enhance the interest in rug hooking.

Monthly meetings in Flemington, New Jersey offer programs for someone new to rug hooking as well as the seasoned artisan. Members have opportunities to participate in hooking demonstrations, rug exhibits, rug camps and “hook-ins”. A supportive environment is provided for those new to the craft and for those looking to refine their technique. New members are always welcome! For more information please contact Guild co-president Weezie Huntington at  weezie711@gmail.com


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OHCG - ONTARIO HOOKING CRAFT GUILD

ONTARIO HOOKING CRAFT GUILD ~ OHCG
 The Ontario  Hooking Craft  Guild Web site contains information on OHCG, upcoming events, and special features.
www.ohcg.org/

Chapters of OHCG:

Rags To Riches
North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Member of the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild

Visit with Rags To Riches Hooking Guild to view some of the members wonderful hooked projects.
http://tnt.vianet.on.ca/~etaylor/

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RHGNL- RUG HOOKING GUILD OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR, CANADA

RUG HOOKING GUILD OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR, CANADA ~ RHGNL
The Rug Hooking Guild of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada contains information about past RHGNL events and upcoming Workshops/Rug Schools.
www.rhgnl.ca

RHGNS - RUG HOOKING GUILD OF NOVA SCOTIA

RUG HOOKING GUILD OF NOVA SCOTIA ~ RHGNS
 The Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia Web site contains their purpose and mission statement, information on membership and rug camps available through RHGNS.
 ycn.library.ns.ca/hook/homepage.htm


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TIGHR - THE INTERNATIONAL GUILD OF HANDHOOKING RUG MAKERS

 

THE INTERNATIONAL GUILD OF HANDHOOKING RUGMAKERS ~ TIGHR
The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers is based in a different country every three years, a Tri-Ennial Conference ends the term. Open to spread friendship world wide among fibre artists.

For more information, visit www.tighr.net

 

 

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TOTALLY HOOKED - QUEBEC, CANADA

TOTALLY HOOKED
 Visit the Totally Hooked web site for the activities of the Montreal group "Les Tapissiers de Saint-Henri and Saint-Henri Rug Hooker'.
www.totally-hooked.com

 

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