The Hunterdon County Rug Artisans Guild was founded in April 1977. We currently have over 100 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!
From the Presidents' Corner
The arrival of our December Loop comes in the pause between holiday celebrations, allowing a moment to reflect on what an exciting year this has been of accomplishments and memories of creative and informative gatherings. We learned hooking history, mushroom magic, made a hen house full of chickens, learned that even a devastating event like a hurricane can be transcended by creating a rug; and far exceeded our hopes and expectations with our fabulous Festival. We welcomed and provided support for a record number of new members due to all the efforts throughout the year to demonstrate and showcase our beloved craft. We continue to generously provided encouragement and support for each other’s creative work, and express concern and interest in times of need. And share a bounty of recipes. Our Guild is a gift for all seasons.
Our December holiday pot luck gathering will begin an hour later at 11:00. As always the request for recipes will be numerous as we share another aspect of members creativity. “Thank You” to our Hospitality Committee who always makes the banquet a seasonal delight. We will have a short meeting, Show & Tell and a special raffle to add an additional monetary donation to our gifts of much needed clothing to “SAFE”. This effort was very appreciated last year and the raffle item is well worth the $2 “chance”; and then enjoy our time to socialize, eat, laugh and hook.
Cindy & Therese