Non-Affiliated Meetings


Hook-In – Workshops – Shopping Winter Warm-Up Hook-in and Workshops at the Historic Lowe Mill, 2211 Seminole Drive, Huntsville, Alabama.
Saturday February 15, 2014 – 9:00-5:00

You have three great workshops to choose from! (Choose two)
Workshop 1 (afternoon)
Rug Hooking Workshop – with Lisanne Miller –
Workshop 2 (morning) – Learn How To Oxford Punch – with Lisanne Miller
Workshop 3 (Two sessions to choose from…morning or afternoon)
Learn to Appliqué with Wool – Diane Cunningham

Contact Jeannie if you need information or have questions. 256-457-1884


The Springdale Hookers meet this spring we are meeting the 2nd & 4th Mondays 10am to 3pm. bring a lunch or buy one at the Senior Center next door.
Location: Springdale Senior Center – John Powell Annex
 610 Grove St. (corner Grove & Cleveland)
 Springdale, AR 72764
We meet 6 times a year (no meeting in January), call or email for dates.

Contact information: Laura Thompson 870-428-5923
Paula Wentz 479-530-4504


Little River Inn Rug Camp, November 2 – 7, 2014 Little River Inn Rug Camp is on the beautiful Mendocino Coast in Northern California. Little River Inn offers fine accommodations featuring views of the Pacific Ocean, a full service restaurant, Ole’s Whale Watch Bar, a golf course, tennis courts and a day spa. In a congenial atmosphere, our 2 McGown accredited rug-hooking teachers, Tanya Graham and Brigitta Phy, offer instruction in all types of rug hooking and fiber manipulations. There are several mini-classes offered after class and a Rug Show on the walls, all week.

Contact: Laura Pierce 707-762-2595

Hooker Hill Rug Retreat, July 20-24, 2014.  Teachers will be Gene Shepherd and Michele Wise.  Join us for a relaxing 4-day summer retreat among the towering pines of the California foothills.

For more information visit

contact Carla Jensen at 559-916-2844.


Off The Ocean Rug Hooking Conference: Annually in January at the Embassy Suites, Jacksonville, Florida.  Teachers are available to teach all types of rug hooking from fine cut to wide cut.  Also On the Lake Rug Hooking Conference, annually at Cedarville Michigan in September at Intervarsity Campus.

For information contact: Judy Colley, 2451 Michael, S.W., Wyoming, MI 49509,
phone 616-531-9255, email:

Scrub Hooking, January 24-27, 2014 The In On The Lakes, Sebring, Florida
Teachers: Joan Reckwerdt, Diane Stoffel & Polly Minik

Contact: Anne Eastwood, 320 Greenwood Lake Dr., Venice Florida 34292-4524
ph; 941-408-9315

Scrub Hooking, March 21 – 24, 2014 The Inn On The Lakes, Sebring, Florida
Teachers: Vivily Powers, Katie Puckett, Carol Feeney

Contact: Anne Eastwood, 320 Greenwood Lake Dr., Venice Florida 34292-4524

Scrub Hooking, July 11-14, 2014 In On The Lakes, Sebring, Florida
Co teachers: Lou Centers & Anne Eastwood

Contact: Anne Eastwood, 320 Greenwood Lake Dr., Venice Florida 34292-4524
ph; 941-408-9315

Hooking & Looking Rug Seminar Nov. 9 – 14, 2014 In On The Lakes, Sebring, Florida. Teachers: Jeanne Benjamin, Diane Stoffel, Carrie Martin,
Dianne Kelly

Contacts: Joan Reckwerdt 541-318-4733:
Anne Eastwood: 941-408-9315

Scrub Hooking, January 24-27, 2014  The In On The Lakes, Sebring, Florida Teachers: Joan Reckwerdt Diane Stoffel & Polly Minik Contact: Anne Eastwood, 320 Greenwood Lake Dr,. Venice, Florida 34292-4524

Anne Eastwood: 941-408-9315


Rock River Ruggers Camp October 12-17, 2014 at the Bishop Lane Retreat Center, Rockford, Illinois All PRIVATE BED AND BATH ROOMS
 Teachers are: Jeanne Benjamin, Carol Kassera, Sibyl Osicka, Dorothy Huse, Tish Murphy, 
Mini & dye classes offered by our qualified staff. All Private Bed and Bath
(Optional Dorm housing)

For Camp information/flyer contact:
Joan Reckwerdt 541-318-4733
Jenny Podlasek 708-534-9263


Decorah Rug School June 15, 2014 thru June 20, 2014 
At Luther College Campus
Come join us as we celebrate our 44th year of rughooking!
Teachers for 2014: Carol Kassera,
 Sharon Beach, Kathy Morton, Marianne Storm
Decorah Rug School is an open school and our teachers offer instruction in either Tapestry or primitive hooking, on any designer’s pattern. Hooked Rug Exhibit-Wednesday Afternoon
, Mini classes offered all week. 
This is our 43rd year come and help us celebrate.

Contact Dorothy Huse 715-723-1455 or

Show Me Rug Camp, August 17-22, 2014, at AmericInn in Newton Iowa.  Teachers are Sally Ballinger, Dorothy Huse, and Michelle Micarelli.
For info contact Jenny Podlasek, 25738 Polk, Monee, IL 60449


Sebago Lake Rug School  Celebrating our 41st year at St. Joseph’s College in Standish, ME. Dates: May 18-23, 2014. Instructors: Martha Beals, Lois Dugal, Sarah Guiliani, Betty McClentic, Diane Stoffel. We welcome all  levels of hooking experience

Gail Walden 603-384-3914


Pearl K. McGown Northern Teachers’ Workshop Exhibit Free Admission
Wednesday July 23, 2014 12:00 – 7:00
At Nichols College Auditorium in Dudley, MA
124 Center Rd., Dudley, MA 01571 (860)928-4767

Flyer for Pearl K McGown Show

The Quabbin Chapter of ATHA (Association of Traditional Hooking Artists) will hold a Hooked Rug Exhibit on Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shelburne/Buckland Community Center, 53 Main Street, Shelburne Falls, MA. This will be an extensive exhibit of hooked rugs by members and others throughout the region, with many demonstrations of this early American art form. Admission is $5 per person or $10 per family.

Carol Ballard 774-262-4057





Caraway Rug School Held annually in June in Asheboro, NC. We have regularly 7 McGown teachers and an average of 100 students.

Contact Eric Sandberg, 20279 Deep Creek Road, Onancock, VA 23417 or call 757-709-4481


ATHA Region One-North October 20-23, 2014 located Meredith, NH held at the Inn at Church Landing on Lake Winnipesaukee. Every room has it’s own fireplace with either a balcony or a patio. There is a spa and massage therapist so you can be pampered and eat wonderful gourmet food. Instructors: Vivily Powers, Sarah Guiliani, Norma McElhenny
October 19 – 22, 2015

Contact Nancy Blood 607-687-0142; e-mail,


Rug Hooking Guilds Plan Regional Hooked Rug Festival

Hunterdon Rug Artisans Guild  We are a wonderful group of enthusiastic hookers. Our usual meeting time is 10-2 on the 2nd Friday of the month (except July and August), in the Administration Building in the Hunterdon County Complex on RT. 12 outside of Flemington, NJ

Call or email to confirm;
Cindy Boults (908)730-0146

Hooked Rug Festival at the Mill October 3 & 4, 2015 10 am – 4 pm. Entrance fee is $7 Three area rug hooking guilds sponsor the Hooked Rug Festival at historic Prallsville Mills, Stockton, NJ 08559 on   Hundreds of rugs hooked by artisans from southeastern, PA and New Jersey will be exhibited, most for the first time. Vendors, boutique, rug raffle, beginners’ workshops and door prizes.

For more information go to or call 908-735-7985.


DR 6 Rug School, Sept 8 -12 2014, at the Owego Treadway Inn.  Instructor: Nancy Blood

Contact Nancy Blood, 60 McMaster Street, Owego, New York 13827-1321; phone 607-687-0142; e-mail,


Rug Hooking Week and Exhibit at Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio

Celebrating our 18th Year on August 11-16, 2014! Over 500 amazing rugs in the Featured, Special, Group, Challenge, Main & Celebrations Exhibits. Over a dozen leading & innovative vendors. An extensive selection of half day, full day, 2-day, 3-day, & 4-day classes. Please join us for a creative, inspiring, & fun week.

To register, please visit our website click on: Special Events & Classes then on Rug Hooking Week. You can see this year’s Show on

For more information contact
Kathy Wright, Director at 513-757-4144


The Pittsburgh Rug Hooking Chapter #83, Allison Park, PA
We generally meet at 10:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Mondays, September through May, at Memorial Park Church, Allison Park, PA (north of Pittsburgh).

Contact Fritz Mitnick at, 412-767-5698


Hooker’s Wood & Wool Hooker’s Wood & Wool Diva’s meet at 422 W. Central Street, Chippewa Falls, WI  54729-2250.
Weekly Hook-In’s take place on Tuesdays as follows:  1st & 3rd Tuesdays are afternoon Hook-In’s, from 1:30-4:30 and 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month are evening Hook-In’s, from 5:30-8:30, during Sept. through May.  If there is a 5th Tuesday in a month, there is no Hook-In and we do not have them during June through August.  Please call the night prior to Hook-Ins to confirm that we are meeting and haven’t cancelled this event for the week you would like to join us.  Bring your current project and receive inspiration galore as we gather in the Studio, where the coffeepot is always on, the chatter is never ending and new ideas flow continually from your fellow hookers! Woolley Hugs to each of you at McGown!

422 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls, WI  54729
715-723-6875. Monday – Friday, 12 – 5 P.M. or By Appointment