Chapters

Arizona

Desert Divas of Rughooking, Chapter #130- Tucson, AZ

We meet monthly in member’s homes on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 1-4 p.m. Please e-mail or call ahead for more information.

Contact: President: Kathryn Kovaric booklady246@hotmail.com  520-207-3453

CALIFORNIA:

The Camellia City Rug Hookers’ Guild,  Chapter #100- Sacramento, CA
Meets Second Saturday of every month at the Sacramento Friends Meeting Hall, 890 57th Street, Sacramento, CA 95819.

For more information call: Kathryn Perry, President –  916-208-0019
e-mail:   kathrynperry@surewest.net

FLORIDA:

Ocala McGown Guild, Chapter #120- Ocala, Florida
The officers of the Ocala Chapter in Central Florida invite you to join our monthly guild meetings on the fourth Thursday of the month from October to May.
We do not have a regular meeting place so please contact one of the officers for directions. Educational programs and a guild project are planned including an auction and luncheon with another guild. We welcome new members. Come join us. Bring your lunch and your hooking.

Gerry Stanley 352-750-1137 tomger@comcast.net

IOWA:

The Minowa Rugcrafters McGown Guild- Decorah, IA
Meets the first Monday of each month, January through May – no meeting in July, then again August through November – no meeting in December. We meet from 10 AM-2 PM. Brown bag lunch. We are a small group of hookers that had the honor of being the first McGown Guild in Iowa.

We gather in Guild members homes so please contact:
Ann Duder at annduder@msn.com or phone (563-382-5728) for current information.

LOUISIANA:

Baton Rouge Rugger Roux McGown, Chapter #109-  Baton Rouge and New Orleans, LA

The Baton Rouge Rugger Roux meets the third Monday monthly 10:30 – 2:00. We hook, have programs and show and tell and share lunch. We meet in members homes so the venue changes but will offer our southern hospitality and welcome visitors. Call or email to find the next venue.

Carrie Martin 985-893-3285 or mart3285@bellsouth.net

MARYLAND:

Anne Arundel Rug Hooking Guild McGown Guild, Chapter #72

We meet the 4th Monday of each month August-May (December and May are held at guild members homes)  Meetings are held 10:00am-2:00pm at Ark and Dove Presbyterian Church, 8424 Piney Orchard Pkwy, Odenton, MD 21113.

Contact: President Holly Garman,  hgarman199@aol.com or Pam Brune, PLBrune2@aol.com

 

MICHIGAN:

Southern Michigan Rug Hookrafters, Chapter #2; Clinton, MI
Meets: Last Saturday of every month January – August and October; also First Saturday in December. Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Location: Smith Kimbell Community Center, Clinton, MI
President: Pat Sahakian psahakian@gmail.com

The Great Lakes Rug Hooking Guild, McGown Chapter #88; Washington Township, MI

Meets at the Washington Township Senior Center, 57900 Van Dyke, Washington Township, MI, every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact: Shirley Dusky, (586) 752-7484 or shirleydusky@sbcglobal.net. Come join us!

Michigan Rugg Artistes, Chapter 121- Dearborn, MI
Meets: 2nd Saturday of every month September – June. Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Location: McFadden-Ross House 915 Brady, Dearborn, MI

President: Janet Burg diddlyceo@comcast.net
Treasure: Cheryl Singley bcsingley@comcast.net 313-563-7656 

MISSOURI:

The Naomi Miller’s St. Louis Guild of Rug Hookrafters, McGown Chapter #40- St. Louis, MI
Formed in 1977 and meets in the Kirkwood/Webster Groves area of St. Louis County.  We meet at Webster Groves Christian Church at 1320 W. Lockwood in the Parlor Room.  We have a wonderful lending library which has rug hooking books, catalogs, back issues of our national newsletter, copies of RUG Hooking and The Wool Street Journal magazines.  Meetings are the third Thursday with the business meeting beginning at 10:30 AM.  A light lunch is served following the meeting.  We have the room until 2:00 PM so everyone is welcome to bring their hooking with them.

President: Judy Schreiber, 636-946-2504 email: judy_schreiber@sbcglobal.net.
Secretary: Donna McHargue, 314-422-7771 email: donna@mrlogo.com

NEW YORK:

 

Pearl McGown Rughookrafters Guild of the Southern Tier–Chapter #1- Vestal, NY
The #1 Guild celebrated its 40th year anniversary in 2012 as the first McGown chapter formed by two teachers, Helen Moore & Peg Schneider of Vestal, NY at Pearl McGown’s urging.   The members meet the 2nd Tues. of every month except July & Aug. at the Vestal Methodist Church from 10-2pm.  (With some variation)
Contact Lana Roske at 
proske@stny.rr.com for updates to the schedule if you are new and planning to attend.

At our meetings, programs are planned, a “Show & Tell” of finished projects exhibited, and fellowship among our hooking friends enjoyed.  Instructors & members are invited to further their “hooking skills”, whether its color planning, hooking techniques & or learning new ideas. We bring our lunch & the members provide desserts.  New or experienced hookers are welcome. We have a yearly May “HOOK OUT” at “Sky Lake” a church camp for the day with a catered lunch and enjoy the beautiful lake setting.  Every other year we have a two day Rug Show at the Church, open to the public for “free”.  We are fortunate to have six Pearl McGown teachers as members in our Guild:  Claire de Roos, Nancy MacLennon, Gail Kirch, Barbara Gott, Marian Rutty & Betsy Sarver in our Guild.  Come join us, we have a wonderful time.

President: Lana Roske 607-239-5029, e-mail  proske@stny.rr.com
Vice-President:  Sue Spencer-Kellman – 607-692-7432, email: sspencerkellman@gmail.com

 

BIENNIAL RUG SHOW HOSTED BY CHAPTER 1 NOVEMBER 

 

Rugs and other hooked pieces by over 50 Guild members (as well as those of several
teachers’ students.)  Sponsored by the Vestal  United Methodist Church’s Bird Mission Circle.
Contact Lana Roske – 607-239-5029 or proske@stny.rr.com

 

The Long Island Guild of Rugcrafting Artists, Chapter #13- Melville, NY

Our guild has been in around since 1979. We have a rug show every other year and a few workshops in between. Our next Rug show is on Saturday May 5th 2012 and will be held at The Presbyterian Church of Sweet Hollow, Melville NY.  We meet 4 times a year on a Monday, at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Members of our Guild have been involved in hooking reproductions of the village’s beautiful Antique rugs. The rugs we hook replace the existing rugs which are very tattered and worn.

For information Contact: Loretta Scena at lorettascena@verizon.net

 

OHIO:

The Emerald Guild, McGown Chapter #5- Middleburg Heights, OH

The Emerald Guild meets the last Friday of every month, excluding December, at the Middleburg Hts Library from 10AM until 3PM.We offer fellowship and sharing of information & talents. Please join us – bring your lunch, beverage, and hooking project.

Contact: Carol Paulicka, 440-816-1494, or sasseecp@aol.com.

 

PENNSYLVANIA

The Pittsburgh Rug Hooking Chapter #83, Allison Park, PA
We generally meet at 10:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Mondays, September through May, at Memorial Park Church, Allison Park, PA (north of Pittsburgh). We bring in teachers twice annually for workshops and have a biennial show of our Chapter’s recent work.

Contact Fritz Mitnick at fritzmitnick@comcast.net, 412-767-5698

The Conestoga Guild in Lancaster, PA meets on the first Saturday quarterly; February, May, August and November at the Homestead Village, Lancaster, PA

For more info, contact Cindy Irwin: cindy@cindyirwinrughooking.com 717-201-5461