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Association of Traditional Hooking Artists
NW Rug Hooking Chapter


Group Meetings


One of the best ways to learn rug hooking is to find a group.  Rug hookers are normally excited to share their craft, so reach out!  See below to look for a group in your area.



Need Supplies? In our area, supplies can be hard to find.  Try one of our vendors listed here.



Looking for one of our application forms?  Membership, Scholarship, or Education Fund forms and guidelines can be found here.

Hooking Groups

Hansel and Gretel, Hooked by Katy Powell


Not all hooking groups want to publicly list their information.  If you cannot find a hooking group listed in your area, please use the contact us information form to reach out and ask!

Why Hook with a group?

Finding information and help to learn about rug hooking is extremely difficult in this area.  Joining a group will help you find access to supplies, experience, and help.



Astoria - Columbia River Rug Hookers

  • When: first Wednesday of each month, 10am to 2pm
  • Where:  Heritage Museum - 1618 Exchange St., Astoria, OR
  • Contact: Dian Kazlauskas, 503-325-4226
  • Notes: Bring a lunch  

Bend - High Desert Rug Hookers

  • When: Every Tuesday, 10:30am to 2:30pm
  • Where: Bend Senior Center, 1600 SE Reed Market Rd.
  • Contact: Barb Powell, 503-801-3419

Corvallis/Albany - Heart of the Valley Rug Hookers

  • When: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 to 9:00pm
  • Where: Location varies, at group members' homes
  • Contact Patti Stephens, 541-760-9380 or

Eugene - Dyed in the Wool Rug Hookers

  • When:   2nd & 4th Thursdays, 9:30am to 12:30pm
  • Where:  Campbell Community Center, Eugene, OR.
  • Contact: Carol Fegles, 541-343-5896 

Portland - Ladies of the Hook

  • When:  2nd & 4th Thursdays, 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Where: Location varies, at group members’ homes
  • Contact: Emily Wied, 503-638-0948
  • Notes: Bring a sack lunch, beverages and desert available.  

Portland - Evening Group

  • When:  Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm, 
  • Where: Locations vary, but 1st and 3rd Wednesdays are at Owen Carey Photography, 1026 SE Woodward.
  • Contact:  Emily Wied, 503-638-0948  


Salem - Heritage Hookers

  • When: Tuesdays from 1:00-3:00pm
  • Where: Anne Jeter's home
  • Contact Anne Jeter, 503-371-6982 or Phoebe Swank, 503-375-9026.  

Salem - Heritage Moonlight Hookers

When: 2nd Wednesday of each month, 5:30pm

  • Where: Aunt Bee's  House, 2679 Commercial St SE.
  • Contact: Jenifer Rudolph, 503-580-0562, or Deborah Cagle, 503-510-5732, dccagle7@comcast.

Tillamook - Ocean breeze Rug Krafters

  • When: Fridays, 10:00am 2:00pm
  • Where: Latimer Quilt & Textile Center
  • Contact:  Libby Reid, 503-322-2536
  • Notes: Bring a lunch  



Gig Harbor Ruggers - for Rug Hooking or Braiding

Ilwaco - Ocean Park Rug Club

  • When: 2nd & 4th Fridays, 10:00am- 2:00pm
  • Where: Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 SE Lake
  • Contact: Jerre McDaneld at 360-665-4127
  • Notes: Bring your lunch  

Ocean Park - WIllapabay Wool Gatherers

  • When: 1st & 3rd Friday Afternoons
  • Where: Ocean Park Methodist Church
  • Contact: Joanne Schuky, 360-665-5572  

Bothell - North Seattle Area Rug Hooking

  • When: 1st Sunday of each month
  • Where: Holly Hills Community Center, 19200 Hollyhills Dr NE
  • Contact: Beth Kovich, 206-940-5490  

Snohomish Area Rug Hookers

  • When: 3rd Thursdays (subject to change)
  • Where: Snohomish Library
  • Contact: Diane Hover, 206-930-1910


Spokane - Inland Empire Rug Club

  • When: Saturdays, 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Where: Locations vary
  • Contact: Joan Durkoop,

Vancouver Rug Hooking Group

  • When: Wednesdays, 10:30am - 3:30pm
  • Where: Sunnie’s House
  • Contact: Sunnie Andress, 360-828-1260
  • Notes: Water and snacks provided, but you may bring a lunch