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Alabama

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Alaska


ALASKA RUG HOOKING GROUP
Alaska Locker Hooking Group meets the last Sunday of every month, at Alaska HomeCrafters Emporium, Anchorage, Alaska.

For more information, visit: www.lockerhooking.com
 


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Arizona

Springdale Rug Hookers
We meet the 1st and 3rd Mondays, September - April from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm a the Springdale Senior Center. You can bring lunch or buy one from the center.

Springdale Senior Center
John Powell Annex
610 Grove Street

For more information, contact Laura Thompson at thompson04@ritternet.com or (871) 428-5923


White DotJAVALINA HOOKERS
We meet iat Civic Center Library on Wed. 9AM till 12 noon. Contact Mary Kelly @ 480-945-0926 or Anne Jenkins @ 480-994-1465 for further information & exact dates. 

Civic Center Library
3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

OLD PUEBLO RUG HOOKERS (TUCSON RUG HOOKERS)
Old Pueblo Rug Hookers (Tucson) meet twice a month at Bella Quiltworks, 5648 E. Broadway Blvd.

1st Tuesday 10:00 - 1:00 and 3rd Tuesday 1:00 - 4:00. Contact Joelee Furrier at 520-299-6404.
 

 


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Arkansas


THE SPRINGDALE RUGHOOKERS
We meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month September through May at the John Powell Senior Center.

John Powell Senior Center
610 E. Grove Ave
Springdale, AR 72764
 

Contact Information:
Sue Gilbert, President - (479)855-1405
Paula Wentz, Secretary - (479)756-5404 or e-mail at esprainman@gmail.com

 

 

 


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California

KERS
Fresno Rug Hooking Group looking for new memebers. Great group of women to hook with. All levels of hookers welcome. We meet once a month. If interested please contact me at mindid93@yahoo.com or call 559-960-3214.
 
dot whiteFRESNO ARE RUG HOOKERS
Fresno Rug Hooking Group looking for new memebers. Great group of women to hook with. All levels of hookers welcome. We meet once a month. If interested please contact me at mindid93@yahoo.com or call 559-960-3214.
 


LETS GET TOGETHER - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
HELLLLOOO      Rug Hookers are you out there??  Would like to start a new rug hooking group in the northern California area.  Please call Saralynn or e-mail: sbillotti@c21selectgroup.com.  I am in the Paradise area.

LETS GET TOGETHER
(530) 514-9779

SAN DIEGO RUG HOOKERS
Interested in meeting other hookers in the San Diego area. Possibly for a bi-weekly bee. Please contact if interested.
E-mailBVSAPT@pacbell.net


BAY AREA RUG HOOKERS
Looking for fellow rug hookers in Silicon Valley or the San Francisco Bay Area. Evening or weekend sessions. Please email. Beginners welcome!
homealonedog@earthlink.net


GOLD COUNTRY RUG HOOKERS
New Bee meets the 4th Saturday of every month at San Andreas Library, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd.

For information, contact: price@caltel.com
209-785-3399
Angels Camp, California 95222

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


WINE COUNTY RUG HOOKERS (ATHA)
Group meets second Saturday of the month, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at

Friends House
Commons C.
684 Benicia Drive
Santa Rosa, CA

Bring your hooking and a bag lunch. No perfume or cologne, please.

CONTACT: KerMill@aol.com Telephone: 707-539-2858 or Fax: 707-538-3352.
 

 

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Colorado

RUG HOOKERS IN BROOMFIELD, CO AREA:

Rug Hookers in the Northern suburbs who would be interested in forming a daytime group to meet and hook, please call me.  Emily Scudder @ (720)-335-6382 or (612) 251-8262 or e-mail escudder@comcast.net

HERITAGE HOOKERS

Heritage Hookers meet the 3rd Saturday of each month at Lakewood Heritage Museum in the museum office conference room from 12 until 3:30. Address 801 S. Yarrow Street, Lakewood.   Contact person Cheri Talbot at  beezer6636@comcast.net or (303) 986-9360.

 

HOOKERS WITH A HEART PRIMITIVE RUG HOOKING CLUB

Hookers with Heart in Colorado Springs and the surrounding area meet every second Thursday of each month from 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM. We meet at 312 North Custer. We may be reached at 719-227-RUGS (7847) for more information. E-mail: IvyCottageRugs@aol.com



RUG HOOKING GROUP IN LONGMONT, CO
I have been hooking for three years. My instructor was (and is) Carol McDuffie, past president of ATHA. I know primitives, and am willing to help others get started. If you are interested, please write to this e-mail address, gmroot@netscape.net or: Gail Root; 922 Hover Ridge Cir.; Longmont, CO; 80501. Hope to hear from you--

 

 

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Connecticut

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOOKERS

Come join the fun!! The Wednesday Night Hookers meet from 7 'till 9pm each Wednesday night at Notforgotten Farm for Food, Fun and Frivolity!!!

Primitive Rug Hooking instruction, basic supplies, natural dyeing techniques, show & tell, and lot's of field trips!!!

No charge for hooking bee.

$10/hour for instruction from well known designer of primitive doll patterns, school girl inspired counted cross stitch patterns and hooked rug patterns!!! Email Lori at Hookin2@aol.com or call 203-457-4292 for more information! If you are in Connecticut for a short stay and would like to learn to hook, arrangements can be made in advance for a ""crash course"" in Primitive style hooking!!! Please call ahead!!!

Primitive Rug Hookers, Primitive instruction, some supplies, kits...Dyeing with Naturals... Contact Lori at Hookin2@aol.com


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Delaware

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District of Columbia

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Florida

White DotSTRAWBERRY RUG HOOKERS:
Strawberry Rug Hookers Lakeland, Florida Meets each Monday (September - May) from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm at the Larry Jackson Library.

Contact Linda Anthony for more information.
lanthon1@tambabay.rr.com or call (813) 621-2754

White DotORLANDO, FL GROUP:
I am looking for other rug hookers that would like to gather every month or every couple of weeks in the Orlando area.  I cannot find other rug-hookers in this area and other guilds are too far away.  Drop me an email if you are interested in helping get a group together.  :)

NEQUALLS@AOL.COM

 


SILVER SPRINGS/OCALA GROUP:
Interested in meeting other rug hookers in the Silver Springs/Ocala area for bi-weekly classes or monthly bee? Contact Patti Gaufillet at (352) 236-6047 or e-mail pattigo@cox.net


HERITAGE RUGHOOKERS
Meeting at St. John's Episcopal Church, Clearwater, Florida Every Thursday 9:30-3:00.  Contact Mamie Adair 727 535-3218


THE WEDNESDAY NIGHTERS
Lake Placid, FL
Now meeting "hit and miss" from 5:30-8:30ish. For more information, you can reach me via e-mail: beverlys@htn.net call 863 465-0144; 863 414-2144. All levels of rug hooking welcome to this informal get together. Join us for fellowship, food, and rug hooking. 


HERITAGE VILLAGE RUG HOOKERS
The Heritage Village Rug Hookers meet every Thursday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

WHERE: Heritage Village in Largo, Florida
CONTACT: Please contact Mamie Adair (813) 535-3218 / E-mail to madair1@gte.net or Sarah Paddock at (813) 587-0142

ST. PETERSBURG RUG HOOKERS
The St. Petersburg Rug Hookers meet every Monday from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.

WHERE: Pinellas Park Library
CONTACT: Please contact Sarah Paddock at (813) 587-0142
 

 

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Georgia

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Hawaii

HAWAIIAN HOOK-IN
 
 If you are going to be in the area, on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, or even just visiting for the week (tourists bring their hooking!) and would like to participate in our hook-in please note the following date and time.
 
 Saturday February 26, 2000
 11:00 noon
 91-1050 Kahi'uka Street, Ewa Beach, HI 96706-3729
 E-mail beamerri@aol.com
 
 Bring your hooking for a wonderful gathering, and if you don't do rug hooking then come anyway and learn a wonderful new art form! Please RSVP if possible.
 See you then!!
 
 

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Idaho

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Illinois


BACKYARD HOOKIN

One evening a week students gather to work on hooking projects (usually primitive, some tapestry) and learn from a long time rug hooker, Diana Hanson. For more information, please go to www.bmtillinois.net/backyardhookin/


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 katiehooksrugs@aol.com

 

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Indiana

 

WOOLKEEPERS- Clayton, IN
Woolkeepers group meets each Monday morning from 9am to 11am and the first Wednesday night of each month. Please

Contact Bev Stewart
Tel: 317-839-3612 for additional information.

E-mail: cas13ie@aol.com
www.woolkeepers.com


HOOSIER HILL RUG HOOKERS
The Hoosier Hills Rug Hookers meet every second Saturday from 10 to 2 in Washington, IN at the Carnegie Public Library, 300 W. Main. Bring your lunch and join us to hook or just to visit. For more information e-mail sgmbud@charter.net .

 

BUFFALO TRACE HOOKERS

We now have a permanent home!!! The Buffalo Trace hookers will meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10 to 2 at the Mary Anderson Center for Art, located in Floyds Knobs, IN at Mt. St. Francis. Mt St. Francis is on Hwy 150. Bring your rug and lunch and join the fun. Our members come from all over southern Indiana and the Louisville, Ky area. Beginners as well as seasoned hookers are welcome. E-mail JBC5011@aol.com for information.

 


 

 

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Iowa

LIVING HISTORY FARMS HOOKRAFTERS GUILD
The Living History Farms Chapter of the Pearl McGown Rug HooKrafters meet the third Monday of the month, at the conference center at Living History Farms or at a member's home. Meeting time - 9:30 AM until 3PM. Bring a sack lunch.

WHERE: West Des Moines, Iowa
CONTACT: Please contact Jone Van Vleet at 515-225-2121 or E-mail jonevv@worldnet.att.net
 

jonevv@worldnet.att.net
 600 33rd Street
 West Des Moines, Iowa 50265-3114
 (515) 225-2121
 Fax: (515) 221-1385

 

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Kansas

WALNUT VALLEY RUG HOOKERS
For information regarding the Walnut Valley Rug Hookers in Wichita, please visit http://www.members.cox.net/~smilbourn/rughookers.html.
 

THE LITTLE APPLE RUG CRAFTERS
The Little Apple Rug Crafters meet on the second Thursday of each month in member's homes. Everyone is welcome!

WHERE: Manhattan, Kansas
CONTACT: Helene Schmitz at 2218 Cedar Acres Drive, Manhattan, Kansas 66502, (913) 539-4178

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Kentucky

COUNTRY CLUB HOOKERS
Informal group meets the first Monday of each month. 10am - 3pm. Bring a sack lunch. Guests welcome! Contact Melissa 859-879-0311 or elliottky@yahoo.com for info.

 

 

 

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Louisiana


 LES BRODEUSES CHAPTER 50 OF THE PKM RUGHOOKRAFTERS INC.

Les Brodeuses meets the first Tuesday of each month from 10:00 am- 2 pm.

CONTACT: Dorothy McFatter at 4318 Dean Street, Lake Charles, LA, 70605 (318) 477-3715

LOUISIANA HOOKRAFTERS
Meets every Tuesday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm and Thursday afternoons from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

WHERE: TUESDAYS at the home of Ruby Turnbull at 110 Grove Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601 (318) 439-5124. THURSDAYS at Second Hand Rose Bookstore at 223 South Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601 (318) 439-4115
 

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Maine

 


POINTS EAST RUG HOOKING CIRCLE
Bi-monthly hooking circle on Saturdays from 3-5. Informal instruction available, free. New rughookers encouraged. Please call for dates. (207) 354-6200. Located within Local Talents of Maine. 

 

DAY HOOKERS
We are starting a hooking bee (free) at Borders Books Music Cafe at
116 Bangor Mall Blvd
Bangor, Me. 04401
We plan to meet at Borders on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month starting November 2000. You can call me if you have any questions. 207-667-7304. We will meet in the cafe. Thank you, Rosemary Levin

LOOKING FOR GATHERING
Hi! I am very new at rug hooking but am enjoying it immensely! Are there any people out there in the Wells, Ogunquit, Kennebunk area or within a 30-60 minute drive who would like to get together and hook? Please e-mail me if so, many thanks, Deborah.

WHERE: Wells, Maine 04090
CONTACT: Call (207) 641-2476
-or- email at homeatlast@cybertours.com


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Maryland


 

Frederick/Washington Co.
Looking to start a group of rug hookers in the Frederick County area or looking to find one if one exists! Please call Susan at 301-293-1970 if you would like to help me start a group or if you know of one in this area somewhere. Thanks!


 I am going to move to Brunswick, MD in November. I am looking to become involved with a rug hooking group, or rug braiding group. Please write me at my temp. address above until Oct. 15th 2002, if you have similar interest! 

Karen Owen
10301 N. Grosvenor Pl. #408
N. Bethesda, MD 20852

 

TBD
I am interested in joining or starting a bee in southern MD, i.e., the Charles, Pr Georges, or St Mary's counties area. Was a member of an informal bee in Staunton VA until I moved just over a year ago. Thanks, Linda

E-mail: lcutlip@cerf.org
Tel: 202-785-6438

GATHERING
On the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, September through May, a friendly group of hookers gather at the Choptank Power Company in Denton, Maryland. Everyone is welcome to join us from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

WHERE: Choptank Power Company, Denton, Maryland

THE TIDEWATER CHAPTER OF ATHA
 NEW ATHA CHAPTER ON THE EASTERN SHORE OF MARYLAND
 The Tidewater Chapter of ATHA has just been organized and will meet at member's homes the first Monday of January, March, May and September. If you live near us, we would like you to join this new Chapter.
 
 WHERE: Eastern Shore of Maryland
 CONTACT: Call (410) 778-4939
ATHA MASON-DIXON CHAPTER
 
 
ATHA'A Mason-Dixon Chapter meets the third Tuesday of the month.
 WHERE: Abiding Savior Lutheran Church , Columbia, Maryland
 
 CONTACT: Sally D'ALbora at 1160 Hitching Post Lane, Rockville, MD 20852, (301) 881-1244
 


 
 
 


 

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Massachusetts

 MARY LIPMAN - NEW GROUP ON THE NORTH SHORE
I am looking to form a rug hooking group that meets once or twice a month on the North Shore new Newburyport, Ipswich and Gloucestor.

Contact Mary Lipman at 978-869-1379 or marebarr@gmail.com

 

CAPE COD HOOK-INS
Come hook with us in the old victorian building known as the Old Town Hall, Brewster, MA.,
All rug hookers welcome, new hookers also. Saturdays: Oct 19th, Dec 14th, Feb 15th, April 12th.
$5 per day. Vendors welcome - please contact: Debby 508-896-2581

NORTH SHORE MA AREA
Novice hooker with a head full of designs would love to 'hook-up' with others for sharing of experience, company, etc. Are there any Bees in existence (or in the planning stages) in the North Shore area of MA, or southern NH/ME?

E-MAIL: SAKIAB@aol.com

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Michigan

RUG HOOKING FRIENDS
We are trying to set-up a rug hooking group that meets near St. Clair (Port Huron) Michigan. If you are near this area and have interest, please e-mail us and we will try to get one started. Tahnks and happy rugging!
Contact: Alice @ gwenalpha2@embarqmail.com

 

TIP OF THE MITT HOOKERS
Group meets monthly on Thursdays from 10am to 3pm in northern lower Michigan near Mackinac Bridge. Looking for more hookers to join us. If you are interested, please email me at  maca@nmo.netooking


RIVERTOWN HOOKERS
Looking for Hooks in the Grand Rapids Mi Area. We would like to start a new Rug Hookers Bee or if you have one in Grand Rapids, let us know.

Wyoming, MI
E-MAIL: MIKRODRIGU@AOL.COM
 

             
 

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Minnesota

 

MUDDY SHEEP HOOKERS
We meet every Wednesday at 10AM at Rosebud's Cottage to hook and work on wool projects. Everyone is welcome. We call out for lunch. 2580 Seventh Ave, North St Paul MN, 55109

THE WOOLY RED RUG
THE WOOLY RED RUG Hooking Groups meet monthly on the 2nd Saturday, from 11:00 til 3:00 and the 3rd Thirsday from 7:00pm til 9:00pm. Come and join us!

For information and directions visit our website at www.ljfibers.com or contact Laurie at 612-824-1131 or ljfibers@hotmail.com

 

 

 



 

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Mississippi

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Missouri


 NAOMI MILLER'S ST. LOUIS GUILD
 Open hooking and assistance is available each Thursday with members of the
 St. Louis Guild. Our library of catalogs and references are also available. Hooking from 10am to 2pm. Open hooking also held the first Thursday of each month from 8:30 til 11am prior to Guild
 meetings. Evening sessions are also held during the week. Call or send
 email for more
 info.
 
 WHERE: St. Louis, Missouri
 CONTACT: LAM 314-773-4528
 E-MAIL: moorela@nima.mil

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Montana


 OSPREY NEST RUG HOOKERS
 We have started a rug hooking group here in Montana. Please contact us for more information.
 
 WHERE: Kalispell, Montana
 CONTACT: Karen Nagelhus, 406-857-3714
 E-MAIL: nagel@cyberport.net
 
 

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Nebraska

Antiques & Treasures:
 I am interested in finding other rug hookers in my area, and starting a weekly rug hooking bee at my store. We have just started offering beginner rug hooking classes. We carry all primitive rug hooking supplies, antiques, seasonal decor, and gifts. Interested parties, please call Mary Nyffeler, owner/manager of Antiques & Treasures at 402-564-9100
 
 FRIDAY HOOK-INS
 Open hook-ins, every Friday 12:30 to 3:00p.m. Everyone welcome, bring your latest project and enjoy the company of fellow "hookers". Located at The Rug Hooking Store at BLACK HORSE ANTIQUES in Valley, Nebraska.  Call Janice at 402-359-2699 for directions.

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Nevada


 

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New Hampshire

 

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New Jersey

 

HEART IN HAND RUG HOOKING, INC.
Evening Hookins are the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Daytime hookins are the first and the third Thursdays of the month from 10:00a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Call for directions.

WHERE: Glen Ridge, New Jersey
CONTACT:1-800-290-5242: P.O. Box 8117, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028
E-MAIL: G_Batastini@email.msn.com

 

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New Mexico

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New York

 


I am a new rug hooker and i am looking for fellow hookers to get together and share ideas and resources and just hook. i am located in Park Slope Brooklyn but I would be willing to form a group wherever it is most convenient for people to attend. Please email me if you are interested

katyejayne@hotmail.com

KINDERHOOKERS
2nd Kinderhooker Hook-In at the Churchtown NY. Vendors and hookers alike are invited.Reserve spot early as space is limited.

For inquiries call Jody at 518-851-6920 or Elaine 518-799-3240


THE RUG HOOKERS OF THE FINGER LAKES (ROFL)
The Rug Hookers of the Finger Lakes (ROFL) meet every Monday at the
Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 Williams St., Palmyra NY 14522. Summer
hours are 12:30 to 3pm. Fall and Winter hours are 10-2 pm with the
group monthly meeting the first Monday of the month. The group has
several workshops a year as well as a splendid group of friendly
faces all the time. We welcome beginners as well as seasoned veterans.
Come and enjoy the fellowship just a few short steps from the Erie Canal
in historic downtown Palmyra. Visit the Alling Coverlet Museum as well
for a world class collection of handwoven coverlets. For more
information, email Caryn at hookrugz@rochester.rr.com.

RUG HOOKING CAMP
333 Main Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527
Rug Hooking Camp to be held at Watson Homestead in the beautiful finger lakes area of NY state. October 6,7&8, 2003.Three wonderful days of hooking while someone else does the cooking!  
Contact Carol Oswald at carolosw@adelphia.net

NEW RUG HOOKING GROUP
I would like to start a regular rug hooking group in Western New York please contact me, if you are interested.
cindyfridenberg@hotmail.com


PECONIC RUGGERS
"The Peconic Ruggers" -  meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Hallockville Museum Farm, Sound Av, Riverhead NY.  New members always welcome.

WHERE: Hallockville Museum Farm, Riverhead, NY.
CONTACT: peconicrughookers@gmail.com
www.peconicrughookers.blogspot.com

 




HUDSON RIVER RUG HOOKERS
We meet Thursdays from 12:15 to 12:45 from September through May. Led by Marily Bottjer.

Contact on-line: mparked@aol.com 
Website: members.aol.com/HRRugHookers  

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North Carolina


 MURPHY, NC - NEW GROUP
I have just moved to the area and would like to start a rug hooking group or like to join one that is already established....please contact me at 330-231-5314 cell...Laura Schnelker - Murphy, NC and surrounding area...I am willing to drive up to 100 miles to join a guild....

 

THE CARDINAL POINTS RUG HOOKERS
We are a group of 20 rug hookers of all skill levels meeting weekly in Hertford, North Carolina. Instruction available -Visitors welcome!

Please call Eda Van de Bogart for more information at (252) 426-4882 or email her at SuffolkEwe@aol.com.
 

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North Dakota

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Ohio


 FOLK 'n' Fiber, RUG HOOKING & FOLK ART

Ohio folk artist and rug hooker, Sally Van Nuys, hosts classes and casual rug hooking groups in her home studio. Please contact Sally for dates and times for group hooking or classes.

Sally designs original hooked rug designs for Create and Decorate magazine and was selected as one of Early American Life magazine's Top 100 American Artisans. Sally specializes in primitive designs and color planning for antique looks in hooked rugs.

Folk 'n' Fiber, Rug Hooking & Folk Art
255 N. Ridge Rd E.
Lorain, OH 44055
(440)233-6246
www.amherst-antiques-folkart.com
E-mail: sally@amherst-antiques-folkart.com


 BUCKEYE RUG HOOKING GUILD
 Ohio

State guild with Spring Workshop  and meeting at Cherry Valley Lodge, Newark and Fall meeting at various locations.  Checl out our website for details.
www.buckeyerughookingguild.com

 

LADIES OF THE WOOL RUG HOOKING GROUP
Central  Ohio

Central Ohio rug hooking group that meets on the first Saturday of the month from 11AM to 4 PM at local libraries.  Contact Phyllis Rees to get information about the location of the meeting that month or to get placed on the meeting e-mail list.
Phyllis Rees
madre37@verison.net

AULT'S RUG HOOKING GROUP
Shelby, Ohio

Our shop is open for hookers to visit, sit a while, color plan, hook, or finish a rug or share ideas. Thursday afternoon is our Hooking Bee time. Please feel free to contact us at 419-347-9957.

KINDRED SPIRITS HOOKING GROUP
This is a very active hooking group open to new members and meets in the Cincinnati / Dayton area. The group meets on the 2nd Monday of the month, from 7pm - 9:30pm, at Kindred
Spirits. The telephone number is 937-435-7758.

COUNTRY HOOKERS
Would like to start a primitive hooking bee in my area. All ages and skill levels welcome.
E-mail me at kankerdoodle@aol.com. Happy hooking...

BITTERSWEET RIDGE HOOKERS
Group of ladies of all ages gathering for hooking mostly primitive designs in a wonderful reproduction of a 1700's saltbox home. It feels a little like stepping back in time hooking among the quilts, candles &antiques!!! We meet twice a month every other Thursday night from 6:00 - ???

E-mail for information: Jkurty@aol.com


WOOLIE RUGGERS
This is a small gathering of primarily primitive rug hookers who meet in the evening once every 6 weeks.

WHERE: 7045 Pinemill Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio
CONTACT: Jenny Rupp jlrupp@fuse.net

THE EMERALD GROUP
The Emerald Group meet on the fourth Friday of each month.

WHERE: Middleburg Heights Library, Middleburg Heights, Ohio
CONTACT: Betty Conley at 292 Fowles Road, Berea, Ohio 44017, (216) 234-6657.
 


 

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Oklahoma

TULSA RUG HOOKERS GUILD
The Tulsa Rug Hookers Guild meets at Hardesty Regional Library in Tulsa OK on 1st Thursday evening from 6-9 pm. Contact Mitzi Thomas at 918-299-4797. 

 

NEW HOOKING BEE IN CENTRAL OK
I learned to hook from my 91 year-old grandmother, Virgia Jones and now I am trying to start a group of hookers, beginners through experts, in Oklahoma. I live in central Oklahoma and will host it in our home. Please e-mail me at lcchugh@provalue.net and we can determine a date and time to get together and hook. I know there are persons interested in hooking and I am anxious to hear from you!

 

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Oregon


ROGUE VALLEY RUG HOOKERS
We meet on the First and Third Tuesday of every month. 9am to around 2pm
For information call 541-660-6401  or e-mail: monikaj1@earthlink.net


THE HIGH DESERT RUG HOOKERS
We meet most Tuesdays. Visitors are always welcome. First and Third Tuesdays we meet at the High Desert Museum and second and fourth Tuesdays at the Nativity Luthern Church. Please call for more information.

WHERE: Bend, Oregon
CONTACT:Norma Gillette at 61078 Chuckanut Drive , Bend Oregon 97702 (541) 388-1751 or Chris Ward at 21910 Rickard Road, Bend , Oregon 97702 (541) 389-9814

HERITAGE RUG HOOKERS
The Heritage Rug Hookers meet most Tuesday afternoons.

WHERE: Salem, Oregon
CONTACT: Anne Jeter at 6765 Continental Circle, Salem, Oregon 97306, (503) 371-6982 or Marge Christianson at (503) 588-1273.

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Pennsylvania


GRANT STREET WOOLWORKS, Chambersburg, PA
 Meet every Thursday starting at 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Grant Street Woolworks
240 Grant Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201

Please contact Linda Keller at lsrk26@comcast.net (717)-8604628 for details.


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.

 

PITTSBURGH RUGCRAFTERS

"Hookers Meet Mondays" at Memorial Park Church, Peebles and Duncan Aves., North Hills, Pittsburgh, PA from September through May, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring lunch and your project. Call Connie Hughes for more information, 412/741-4421.


MEMORIAL PARK RUGCRAFTERS

Memorial Park Rugcrafters meet the first, third and fourth Mondays of the school year, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, PA. Bring a bag lunch, $1 contribution, and your rug hooking. Please call Connie, 412/741-4421, or email her at chpgh@home.com for more information.


BLUE AND GRAY HOOKERS
Come join the Blue and Gray Hookers in Historic Gettysburg for Hooking and Luncheon. No dues are necessary to be apart of the fun! We meet 10:00 am - 3:00 pm the second Monday of each month.

WHERE: the Adams County National Bank, North Branch, Business Route 15, Gettysburg, PA.
CONTACT: Ann Nevitt, 1055 Belmont Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325 (717) 334-8609


THE FERNWOOD RUG HOOKERS
The Fernwood Rug Hookers meet once a month, usually the second Wednesday from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Please call me for more information.

WHERE: Cochranville, Pennsylvania
CONTACT: Cecilia E. Clement at 130 Fernwood Road, Cochranville, PA 19330


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Rhode Island


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South Carolina

 

COLUMBIA WOOLIES, ST. SIMON & ST. JUDE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, IRMO, SOUTH CAROLINA
We now have about 6 people who meet regularly the 2nd Thursday of each month @ 5 PM to hook at the church.  Please call 803-957-4424  or e-mail hkitnow@sc.rr.com for more information.

MT. PLEASANT, SOUTH CAROLINA HOOKING BEE
We have a hooking group that meets every Tuesday from 10:00 to 3:00 at Alhambra Hall on McCants St. We have a great time - come join us. If you want to learn to "hook", we'll gladly teach you! For additional information, you may call one of us at 843-884-2211 or 843-884-5789.

 

ANDERSON, SOUTH CAROLINA HOOKING BEE
Once a week evening bee - approximately 7-9:30. Day of the week and time of day yet to be determined. I am new to the southeast, originally from the Pacific Northwest, and I have had no luck trying to find a group of rug hookers in my area, or even close! I am interested in forming a group, I have a large house and would be willing to host once-a-week meetings. PLEASE contact me if you are interested!! Telephone:864-375-1954.

 

SOUTH CAROLINA HOOKING BEE
There are just 2 of us in this area (Lexington, SC) looking for others to join us to hook on a regular basis. If you are interested in starting a group, please call me or e-mail me .

South Carolina Hooking Bee
803-957-4424
hkitnow6@cs.com

 

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South Dakota

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Tennessee

FRANKLIN, TN GROUP
I am looking to start or join a rug hooking group in the Franklin, TN area, Wlliamson County or Middle TN.  I look forward to meeting other hookers in the area. For information, e-mail Leah at lkaro@mcarthursanders.com

MEMPHIS TRADITIONAL RUG HOOKING GUILD
We meet the second Thursday of every month.  For information, e-mail Karen Godwin at   kgodwin@hbginc.com .

KINGSPORT (NE) TENNESSEE HOOKING BEE
I just moved to NE Tennessee and am anxious about meeting other rug hookers. I have just started and really enjoy it, but would love to learn move and get some tips. I'd love to join a guild and start one here in Kingsport. I'd be happy to provide my home as a place to meet. Thanks.  Marilyn Call 423-239-4675 

CLEVELAND (SE) TENNESSEE HOOKING BEE
I would like to start a rug hooking guild/bee in SE Tennessee. Will be glad to host in my home or community room in Cleveland, TN. Dates and times will be arranged as interest dictates. Please email at cmyost@msn.com, or phone (423) 559-2584.

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Texas


ELO'S HOOKING BEE
Would love to get together with other crafters in the El Paso area.
Eloisa
6131 Taos, El Paso TX 79905


PRAIRIE PRIMITIVE RUG HOOKERS
Weekly meetings with instruction for beginners and intermediate primitive rug hookers. All supplies available. Call Laura Schulze at 903-566-4202, Tyler, TX.

PAULA'S PRIMITIVES WEEKLY HOOK-IN
Paula's Primitives and Wool Barn is a complete rug hooking studio and internet and mail order business.We are the exclusive distributor of David Harden Folk Art rug patterns and original designs by Paula Alders plus many other artists, and we stock a fabulous selection of imported British and domestic wool, plus a huge selection of hand dyed solids and textures. We teach beginners through advanced classes and offer individual instruction. We host frequent hooking events. To be notified of our special rug hooking events contact us at paulasprimitives.net or call 936 348-2787 or 713-858-7197.

Paula Alders
P.O. Box 249
Dayton, Texas 77535
Tel. 936-258-8008 or 713-858-7197
E-mail: WoolLadyA@aol.com


EL PASO HAPPY HOOKERS
Group meets every Saturday morning from 9-12 AM.
WHERE: 4829 Caseta Road
El Paso, Texas 79922
915-833-3608

Contact: Sandy Van der Burgh at 915-833-3608


LONE STAR HOOKING GUILD
Howdy! If you're a fan of rug hooking, good fun and fellowship with people who share your passion for rug hooking, you'll love the Lone Star Hooking Guild. Begun in March 1997 as a chapter of the Association of Traditional Hooking Artists (ATHA), our nonprofit guild now boast 36 talented members. We meet from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. the second Saturday of each month in the Dallas area. Meetings feature a little "bidnez," a presentation on some aspect of hooking, show and tell, tips, a door prize and lots of hooking. Our members range from newcomers to hooking to those who've been hooking for decades. And we demonstrate our beloved art at public forums throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. We'd love for you to join us. Please call or write with questions.

Janan Cull Ott,
President
Lone Star Hooking Guild
214-321-5511 Fax: 214-328-4277
otters@swbell.net



 


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Utah

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Vermont


Blue Ridge Rug Hookers
Charlottesville, VA

Blue Ridge Rug Hookers meet the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 10 - 3 in Charlottesville, VA.  Contact Pat Cross at 434-244-5755 or Dye4Wool@aol.com

Notforgotten Farm Primitive Rug Hookers
Amherst, VA

Gathering for primitive rug hooking at Notforgotten Farm...Monthly hook-in's.....instruction/group classes.......designing....dyeing....FUN FUN FUN !!!! P
Please email Lori at not4ogt@aol.com for hook~in schedule....thanks friends!!!!

Green Mountain Hooked Rugs Hook-Ins
Montpelier, Vermont

Join us for our weekly hook-ins at the Green Mountain Hooked Rugs Shop. Hook-ins are free. 

For more information, contact Green Mountain Hooked Rugs at:
http://www.GreenMountainHookedRugs.com
Telephone: (802) 223-1333
E-mail: vtpansy@greenmountainhookedrugs.com

 


WOOLLEY HOOKERS!
Wallingford, Vermont

Our group meets weekly on Wednesday from 10-4p.m. All levels welcome. Bring your lunch, and/or drop in when you can.

Phone Elizabeth@802 446-2230  or e-mail emorgan@vermontel.net

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Virginia


White DotNOTFORGOTTEN FARM, AMHERST VA
Open Hooking at NotForgotten Farm Saturdays 10:00 - 3:00. Bring your lunch and your work in progress. We can accomodate 6 to 8 hookers. I'll supply the inspiration and the fun!!

If you are traveling a distance, please call 434-263-6508 or e-mail me at not4got@aol.com to make sure we're not away at a show or class. Hope to see you soon!

Lori Brechlin
Notforgotten Farm
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, Virginia 24521
not4got@aol.com
(434)263-6508


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.


IN SEARCH OF A GATHERING!
February 2003
I will be moving to the Fredericksburg area in the summer/fall of 2003. I am very interested in finding other primitive rug hookers so that we can start a hooking bee or if there is one in this area I would love to join.

Please email me at argenzio@msn.com

 

SHOCKOE SLIP RUG HOOKERS
Shockoe Slip Rug Hookers meets on the 4th Saturday of every month from 10am-3pm. New hookers welcome.

For more information email
mhenck1@juno.com
Richmond, VA


OLD DOMINION CHAPTER OF PEARL MCGOWAN
We meet once a month on the 2nd Thursday at 10:00 am from September to June. Anyone interested please contact:
Toni Jette
sjette@erols.com



PUNGO HOOKERS
Small group of beginners and old timers meeting second Saturday of every month in Pungo (Virginia Beach) for hookin, lookin & fun.
Please contact:
Cammie Halley
(757)721-5800
cameohunter@yahoo.com




HOOKERS, STRIPPERS & COMPANY
We are an ATHA Chapter of 25 happy rug hookers of all skill levels meeting monthly on the 2nd Saturday in southern middle Virginia and over the line in northern middle North Carolina. A typical meeting has a business component and lunch. Members receive the group newsletter. Instruction available, visitors welcome!

Please call Robin Hasty at (804)374-5830 or email: robinsnest@kerrlake.com for more information.



THE JAMES RIVER RUG HOOKERS
Meets 2nd Saturday of each month in Chuckatuck(Suffolk County) and Williamsburg, Virginia. 10-3pm. Beginners welcome. For information contact: Mary Henck mhenck1@juno.com or 804-740-6511 


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
 

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Washington


  INLAND EMPIRE RUG CLUB
Meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.

SouthHill Senior Center
3151 E. 27th (at Ray)
Spokane, WA
Call Lorraine for information: (509) 456-5668 or Julie (509) 475-1918.
Every one welcome. 



FOURTH CORNER RUG HOOKERS
We have an active group that meets every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center. We fire up the dye pots almost every Tuesday! Please join us! For more information, call or e-mail Mary Ellen Wolff: 360-384-6679 or mnmwolff@comcast.net .

WHERE: Bellingham, Washington

 


2ND SUNDAY OPEN HOUSE HOOKING
Drop in session between 11:00 and 3:00 on the 2nd Sunday of the month from September till May. Brown Bag lunch if you wish, the coffee and tea pot are always on. No instruction provided, but opinions are never in short supply! We have fun, please join us if you can.

WHERE: Beacon Hill Area, Seattle, Washington
CONTACT: colson@w-link.net


CLASS E
Class E meets the fourth Tuesday of every month.

WHERE: Grace Lutheran Church, Vancouver, Washington
CONTACT: Barbara Crowley (360) 695-8799

PUYALLUP VALLEY RUGGERS
Puyallup Valley Ruggers meet in Puyallup, Washington every week. You're invited to bring a brown bag lunch and come for fun.

WHERE: Puyallup, Washington
CONTACT: Norma Bryant at (206) 840-5352 or write at 3108 17th Street Place, S.E., Puyallup, Washington 98734


OLYMPIA HOOKING BEE
a small group meets wed afternoons contact Debbie for more information

WHERE: Olympia, Washington
CONTACT: Debbie Nelson :813 Midway NW, 360-352-7982
E-mail: dnelsona@pacifier.com
 

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West Virginia

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Wisconsin

HOOKER'S WOOD & WOOL DIVA'S
 Special Instructions: MONTHLY "HOOK-IN" THE 2ND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 2-5 P.M. AND THE 4TH TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 6-9 P.M.
Please call (715-723-6875) to make sure we haven't cancelled our gathering for any reason.

Hooker's Wood and Wool Studio
422 W. Cwntral St
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
715-723-6875
rdahlager@charter.net 

HORICON MARSH AREA RUG HOOKERS CLUB
 Monthly meeting at local library on the second Saturday of the month. New hookers and experienced hookers welcome. 1:00 - 4:00.  Contact Louiseb8850@msn.com for more 
 
 
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Wyoming

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Canada

JUST HOOKING
Wildwood Park Community Centre
271 North Drive
Winnepeg, Manitoba R3T 0A1

Join us once a month to just hook, peruse hooking books and magazines, share tips and ideas with other hookers and have fun! For more information, call 284-1863 or email wildwood8woolly@yahoo.com


EDMONTON, CANADA AREA
Traditional rug hookers wanted. I would like to start a "Bee" one or two evenings a month. If you are interested please contact Janet at 482-3708


DOGWOOD TRADITIONAL RUG HOOKERS
Nanoose Bay, Nanoose, British Columbia
The group meets every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. New rug
hookers and experienced are invited to join us. 
Contact: Shirley Burns at sgburns1@shaw.ca

 
THE SIDNEY HOOKERS
Sidney, B.C.
The group meets the third Tuesday afternoon of each month in various members homes. New members welcome. (250)656-4201 


CHAPTER OF ALBERTA HANDICRAFT GUILD
I live in the Calgary, Alberta area. I am part of a rug group that has been meeting for many
years. We have 75 members. We are part of the Alberta Handicraft Guild. We have several
good teachers, and many interesting rugs are produced by our members.  Laura Johnson Laura@legacystudio.ca .


VICTORIA RAGGED ART GROUP
Victoria Ragged Art Group of rug hookers meets the second Wednesday evening of each
month. 
Contact: Martha Barchyn, 250-598-7286 or E-mail barchyn@island.net


PENTICTON, BC
I'm wondering if there is anyone in the south Okanagan interested in forming a periodic rug hooking get together. Anyone interested please send me an e-mail and we can figure out further details.

carolrifka@yahoo.com

THE FIREHOUSE HOOKERS

The Firehouse Hookers get together the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from September through June. We meet upstairs at the Black Point Fire Hall on Highway #3 in Black Point, Nova Scotia from 11:00am-3:00pm. Bring your lunch, your hooking project and a $2 donation for the Fire Dept. Beginners and people who want to learn or just see how it's done are most welcome to drop by.

Black Point Fire Hall
Black Point, Nova Scotia B0J 1G0
Tel: 902-826-7147
ai222@chebucto.ns.ca

BURLINGTON HOOKING CRAFT GUILD

Meets the first Tuesday of each month (except July and August) from 7:30pm to 10:00pm. Informal Hook-ins every Tuesday from 7:30pm to10:00pm and Thursday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

WHERE: Burlington Art Centre, 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, Ontario L7S 1A9
CONTACT:(905) 632-7796
 

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Australia


 HAPPY HOOKERS DELORAINE
 Tasmania, Australia
 

 We meet at Elizabeth Town Bakery Cafe at 11am on the last Sunday of each month. We share recycled wool colours from the Tascot Carpet Factory (East Davenport) & support each other.  For more information, e-mail wildj@activ8.net.au&nbsp or visit our website at lasting-impressions.com.au

 

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United Kingdom

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Japan

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Pakistan

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