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From the Presidents' Corner

November 2014

Tempis Fugit!!  The 300th Celebration has come and gone, and what a celebration it was.  If you missed it, you really missed something special.  There was a lovely rug display by those who brought rugs; and tons of excellent food, laid out by the ever capable hands of Deanna Kinney and Joan Lucas and provided by (and thanks to) everyone who responded to our plea for help.  A very special thanks to Cindy Boults for organizing the event.  Thanks also to Ellen DiClemente for handling the room set up and dealing with the county.  But most of all, a very special thanks to Kay Weeks, who gave a very thorough and moving account of the founding of the Guild by Jo Knobloch, to Cherry Halliday for teaching another flock of beginners, and to Karl Gimber, our featured “lecturer”, for doing a magnificent presentation of his tavern signs, including one from the John Ringos Tavern. We know it took a huge amount of effort on the parts of several people.  It was a spectacular day all around.  Our thanks are inadequate for all your efforts.

Please pay attention to the upcoming events:  Our November meeting will be “Hooking on Wool”, with a seasonal pattern from Kay Leisey.  Please read the article about the meeting, as it promises to be a good one.  The December meeting will be our Holiday feast (you never want to miss that!!), and the January meeting and retreat will be held a week later than usual, so please read the article about that. 

There are other things you need to pay attention to as well—such as Spring Fling and camp registration.  Please read the article about that, as things have changed since last year.
People are always telling us what an incredible Guild we have—great newsletter, great activities, etc.—but it is only as good as those who help out.  Please start to think about what you can do for your Guild—can you help with guild functions?  Can you shadow the Festival committee and learn a job there?  Can you hook something for the Festival? 

Wishing everyone a healthy fall, great tricking and treating, lots of turkey, and peace and calm heading into the holidays. — 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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