Association of Traditional Hooking Artists
NW Rug Hooking Chapter

Summer 2019

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Yamhill County Harvest Festival - Aug 17-18, 2019

Carolyn and Barbara have been hosting rug hooking demonstrations at this venue for at least a couple of years.  If you would like to learn more about rug hooking and enjoy the Harvest Festival as well, come on over!  It is hosted by the Yamhill County Historical Society, 11275 SW Durham Lane,. McMinnville, OR.

Harvest Festival Info

Hooker Hill Rug Retreat, July 28-August 1, 2019

This event is held in the Sierra Nevada foothills in Oakhurst, CA.  Teachers this year are Gail Dufresne and Catherine Kelly.

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An August To Remember, August 24, 2019 - !!NEW LOCATION!!

!!NEW LOCATION!! The Portland Evening Rug hooking group will once again sponsor this event,, however the location has changed!  Join us at our new location Trinity United Methodist Church, 3915 SE Steele St, Portland OR.  Lunch is Provided.  Hours are 10-3pm.  Bring a completed rug to display.  Vendors will be on site!

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Demos at the Oregon State Fair Aug 23 - Sept 2

Oregon rug hookers will once again demo at the state fair on selected days.  Be sure to submit your rugs/mats for entry, and we will be there on selected days.

Fair information

ATHA Biennial in Denver, August 28-31

This is the national ATHA event that is held once every two years.  Each biennial is in a different location, and this year, it will be in Denver, Colorado.

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Fall 2019

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Campin' Hook-In, Sept 3-6, 2019

Join Rug Hookers from around the region at Silver Falls State Park, near Silverton, OR.  It's up to you to grab a campsite.  Then it's camping combined with hooking.  What could be better?

Oregon Flock & Fiber, Sept 28-29

This is one of our favorite venues for Demos plus hook-in!  What could be better than hooking your piece in the outdoors in the presence of other textile/wool enthusiasts.  Traditional Rug Hooking is poorly represented here, so come on down and join us.  The more the merrier!

OFF Info

Autumn in the Northwest - !!NEW DATE, NEW LOCATION!! October 3-5, 2019

The Iron Horse Ranch is not yet ready for a return of the hooker, however, Heidi has found an alternate location:  8275 SW Elligsen Rd, in Wilsonville, OR at the Pheasant RIdge RV Resort.  $18/day, or $45 for all three days.  Same bunch of awesome hookers, different location.  Come join us!

Hooking Event info

Woodinville Hook-In, October 9, 2019

Festive day of hookin, fabulus rug display, vendors on site, raffles and door prizes!  Brightwater Center, 22505 State Route 9 WE, Woodinville, WA.  Hours are 10-3pm.

Fall Frolic Hook-In, October 10, 2019

The Eugene group will host all comers at the Campbell Center, Eugene, OR from 9:30-3pm

Little River Inn Rug Camp, October 28 - November 2, 2019

Held on the Mendocino Coast in Northern California at the Little River Inn.  Camp Director is Laura Pierce.  2019 teachers will be Suzan Farrens and Sara Judith.

Spring 2020

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Puget Sound Rug School, March 19-23

Held in Federal Way, WA, teachers in 2020 will be Sheila Mitchell, Lynne Powell, and Michele Wise.

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Friends By the Sea, March 29 - April 3, 2020

The 33rd year for this event.  The featured artist will be Robin Haruna.  Click on the button below to go to their website.  (Registration information will be available later this fall from this website)

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