Monday, March 23, 2015

Highlights of the March 2015 meeting ...

The Hoosier Hills Rug Hooking Guild met at the Library in Washington on Saturday, March 14.  There were 16 members present and there was no official business meeting this month. 

Mary Jane Todd met with several members and conducted a class on rug yarn needle punch.  The remainder of the members gathered in a separate area and worked on their current rug hooking projects or other needlework items.

Reminder! -- At the April meeting Sug McClain will be teaching a class to Guild members on needle punch using floss.  If you wish to participate you need to bring the following items: a pattern of your choice, a punch needle for floss, and a frame.  Sug indicated that supplies can be purchased at various local stores.

Teresa Kinman took the raffle rug home to finish.  She will take a photo of the completed rug, make color copies, and distribute them with raffle tickets at the April meeting.

The library meeting room has been reserved for Guild meetings in April, May and June.

Jan Cable brought some delicious cookies to share.  Thanks Jan; you are one terrific baker!

Here's some pictures taken at the March meeting ...

Jan Cabel was working on this wool applique project ...
Also, Jan just completed this hooked Easter bunny on a stick and brought him for show n' tell ...
Chrystal Goodpaster is working on this mat from a pattern drawn by her 5-year-old neighbor ...
Teresa Kinman hooked this piece using some very interesting techniques ...
TA-DA!  Steve Sims finished his large rug!  Steve's enjoyed hooking this rug but he's ready to move on to his next project.
Susan Sims hooked this really cute cat mat and is getting ready to bind it ...
Mary Jane Todd hooked these two mats, a sheep and a rabbit, using the rug punch method she taught today!

Have a great month, and "happy hookin'" from the Hoosier Hills Rug Hooking Guild!

Notes for this month's update were provided by Marsha Mulroony.  Photos by Marsha.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Highlights of the February meeting ...

The Hoosier Hills Rug Hooking Guild met for their second meeting of the year at the Library in Washington on Saturday, February 14. 

After some time to visit, Amy Best, President, called the business meeting to order.  She welcomed 10 members and one guest, Sue from Vincennes, to the meeting.  Sue read about the group on this web page and expressed interest in getting to know more about rug hooking and the Guild.

Here are highlights of the business discussed at this meeting:
  • Reminder that 2015 member dues of $15 are now due.
  • To clarify an item discussed at the last meeting, it was decided that if children attend Guild meetings, they must be accompanied by a Guild member or a responsible adult.
  • Everyone who wanted to participate in the May 1st & 2nd hooking retreat in Santa Claus, Indiana will be able to attend.  The 15 members who signed up are urged to contact the instructor, Lori Cravens, at their earliest convenience to let her know what their project will be.
  • Reminder that Mary Jane Todd will teach a punch needle class at the March meeting for those interested.  Others may hook.
The brief business meeting was adjourned.  Members stayed to hook, share and socialize.

[Notes for this meeting were taken by Marsha Mulroony, for which this member is sincerely grateful.  Thanks Marsha!]