ATHA Region 11
NW Rug Hooking


Laura Pierce in front of the Caswell Carpet Mats at Sauder Village

!!NEW!! 2018 Rug Challenge and Hook-in, Nov 10, 2018

Your Region XI board conducted a survey at the annual membership meeting in April, and again at the Hookity Doo Dah event in May.  We asked you to rank five areas related to rug hooking based on your personal preference.

Results: 61 ATHA members filled out the survey, including 45 from Friends camp, and 16 from the Hookity event.  In 1st place, by a wide margin, was an ATHA sponsored hook-in.  2nd place: an ATHA sponsored rug show.   3rd place: an ATHA sponsored workshop, 4th place: demonstration or outreach, and 5th place: an ATHA sponsored rug show.  Thank you to all who participated in the survey, and for your comments and suggestions.

Based on these results, we are excited to sponsor both a Hook-In and Rug Challenge to take place on Nov 10, 2018.


Hook-In: Kalama , WA


St. Joseph's Catholic Church Hall

Kalama, WA 9am-4pm.

Bring a bag lunch.  Dessert and beverages provided.

 If you want to attend the hook-in, but do not want to participate in the rug challenge, no registration is necessary.  Just bring your awesome self, plus your brown bag lunch, rugs to display, and hooking project and join us! 

For Region XI ATHA members, there is no fee for the hook-in.  For non-members, the fee is $5.

Rug Challenge

The theme of the challenge is Holidays/Seasons.  All Northwest Rug Hookers are invited to participate in our rug challenge.  Current Region XI members will receive a blank, serged 18" x 18" piece of linen, free of charge, when registering for the rug challenge.  The cost of the backing to those who are not Region XI ATHA members will be $12 for the linen, or they may supply their own backing.

Finished size: 12" x 12" with whipped edges ready for display.

Due Date: Nov 10, 2018

Where: at the Hook-in, of course!

If you'd like to participate, but can't make it to the hook-in, send your mat along with another member who will be attending.

Our day will close with a fun rug swap.  Click on the button below to submit your registration electronically.  (We will send you an email requesting more information if needed)

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About Us

Who we are

The Northwest Rug Hooking Chapter of ATHA region 11 was formed when the Northwest Hooking Guild joined ATHA.  The membership wanted a chapter that represented the entire northwest.

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What we do

We promote the art and tradition of traditional rug hooking as it applies to contemporary rug making through workshops, demonstrations, and gatherings.


Why join

Become connected nationally and with our region wide chapter to become more aware of hooking events and artists in our area.  Join ATHA today.

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Contact Us

Reach out and talk to us! We'd love to hear from you!

Better yet, see us in person, by checking our Events page!

Use the above  form if you want to reach your chapter officers, learn more about rug hooking, or just have questions.  We can also be reached by sending an email directly to

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ATHA Region 11 - NW Rug Hooking