From the Presidents' Corner
It is getting warmer (really, it is!). Pretty soon we might even be complaining that it is too warm. Or too humid. Or too whatever. Do you have big plans for this summer? Are you travelling? Are you planning to learn something—taking a computer course or a course in something that has always interested you?
What are your hooking plans? Do you have your next pattern ready? And the one after that? For some of us, it is a real problem. We probably have the next 4 patterns planned out in our heads, and we certainly have enough wool for the next 50 rugs, but that won’t stop us from buying more!! Have you signed up for camp? Do you know what you might be working on at camp? So many choices, so little time.
Will your camp rug be ready for the Festival? We sure hope so. We are so fortunate to have our awesome camp (there are still a few openings); we are so lucky to have our wonderful local vendors; we are so lucky to have such a wonderful Guild.
We do need to mention that next year will be the year of changes in administration. Our terms are two years, and many of us have served longer than that. Some folks would like a break. Please think long and hard about what position you can fill. It would be lovely to have two serve ain each position so there is always a back up. For example, we already know that Weezie will miss the September and October meetings, due to prior commitments, but Therese will be here. This happens frequently. Please think about what would happen to the Guild if “you” didn’t step forward, assuming someone else would.
Wishing you perfect loops! — Weezie and Therese
The Hunterdon County Rug Artisans Guild was founded in April 1977. We currently have over 130 members from nine states. The mission of the Guild is to perpetuate the tradition and art of rug hooking, to encourage creativity, to provide the means for an exchange of ideas and information and to promote educational activities to enhance the interest in rug hooking. Monthly meetings in Flemington, New Jersey offer programs for someone new to rug hooking as well as the seasoned artisan. Members have opportunities to participate in hooking demonstrations, rug exhibits, rug camps and “hook-ins”. A supportive environment is provided for those new to the craft and for those looking to refine their technique. New members are always welcome!