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From the Presidents' Corner

Decmeber 2014

This letter finds us somewhere between our holiday of thanks and December holiday celebrations. We do indeed have so much to be thankful for. Our November meeting was fabulous from the many wonderful rugs during show and tell to the informative and wonderful program of hooking through wool, provided by Kay Leisey from Homespun. There will be a few finished pillows for our December show and tell, no doubt. Many thoroughly enjoyed learning about hooking through wool and plan to do some more! Thanks again to Kay for providing the expertise and all those kits!!

We welcome seven new members this month (two of them were previous members). We are growing at a steady pace thanks to our ongoing efforts to have beginner classes available (thanks Cheryl Halliday) as well as our Mentoring Program (thanks Donna Kolznak). There were two new members at the November meeting who brought their log cabin squares that were started at the beginner class in October. They were wonderful and it was great to welcome two new members to our group.

Remember that our retreat in January is the weekend of January 16-18, 2015. As of this newsletter there are still four open spots. Please contact Weezie if you are interested. Diane Liberto is still taking names for Spring Fling, there are openings for both teachers. And please contact Eleanor Dunker or Anndee Byers for the most up to date information on summer camp. Eleanor was pleased to announce that everyone who signed up for camp got either their first or second choice. More detailed info on all these events are further on in The Loop….keep reading!

Remember to bring your holiday goodies and your donations for Victims of Domestic Violence in Hunterdon (formerly known as “SAFE”) to our December meeting. We are back at our regular location but remember that we start an hour later than usual at 11:00. Weezie had hip replacement surgery in mid November so we are hopeful for her continued recovery and hope to see her at our holiday meeting! Also bring your show and tell and any items you may be making for the Festival. It’s always encouraging to see these as they are made. So, come to eat, share, and hook in December…it’s always an enjoyable time!

— Weezie and Therese

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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!

For more information, please contact Weezie Huntington at weezie711@gmail.com or Therese Shick at etshick@gmail.com

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