Our January meeting was spent hooking AND making patterns from templates provided in the Magdalena Briner Eby primitive design tradition. I saw many completed designs and several who added their own design elements in addition to using some from the templates. I went to Kinkos and had a couple of designs enlarged so that they are ready to transfer onto backing. Will bring them to the next meeting - not hooked already. . . . but ready to hook!!!
The Sew Expo was a lot of fun! We talked to many women who were excited to learn more about our guild and rug hooking. Many thanks go out to Theresa for setting this opportunity up for us and to Rusty Bucket Productions for donating booth space to us for this event. Thank you also to Sharon, Carolyn, Mary Ann, Jenny, Judy and Quink for helping to mind the booth during this 3 day event.
Can you believe it is time to gear up for another Hook In? Wow! We will be discussing the Hook In at our February Meeting.
Cathy Murphy has already lined up 7 or 8 vendors for the Hook In. We have several new vendors this year and several from last year's event. There WILL be wool available!
We have an ad that will be printed in the April/May ATHA magazine inviting folks to come hook with us on May 19th. Also, please do be thinking about things that you might want to donate to the Silent Auction. Sue Rust is already busy gathering items for this fund-raising auction.
Speaking of fund raising. . . . . the wonderful 4 seasons mats hooked by Sharon Oppegard, Cathy Murphy, Mary Ann Goetz, and Sue Rust will be featured in the June/July ATHA magazine. The raffle tickets are going to be offered to all ATHA national members! Tickets will be printed on the white mailer cover that protects your magazine. So when you get it - be sure to purchase a few tickets . . . . and sell some to your friends! All proceeds from this raffle will go to our guild's education fund.
I have loaded up an image of the free pattern that was distributed at the Denver Hook In last year. Please feel free to print it out and get hooking!
More to come. . . . . .