From the Presidents' Corner
As we write this letter, we are watching unbelievable weather issues happening all over the East Coast—record snow, record cold temperatures, ice breakers in Boston Harbor, people having to shovel their roof, roofs collapsing, and unbelievable shots of people skidding on black ice. While we pray for all those in dire circumstances, and hope that spring will eventually arrive (and we would like to barbeque Puxatawny Phil), there is one silver lining — when you put your shovel away, there is more time to hook. You can’t get to the gym, you can’t go out and walk. You can’t even get to the store to shop. So, what are you going to do with your newly found time? Plan a new rug? Dye some wool? Finish all those unfinished pieces? Your choice. Use your time wisely, and stay safe.
The other thing that is happening, is that several members of our guild are having health issues. We hope and pray that everyone heals well and quickly. We miss, care about, and need every one of our members – you are important to us, as individuals, and as a guild. We are only as strong as our membership is healthy.
Please check the articles in this issue to see all the exciting stuff that is coming up—Spring Fling, which is now a 3 day retreat (with a few openings) for $40; trip to the Cloisters in May; camp in August; lots of info about the Festival in October.
Wishing you healthy days, unbroken pipes, and great ideas!
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!