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Welcome to the National Guild of the Pearl McGown Hookrafters! If you aren’t new to the craft of rug hooking, you may have already heard of us, but if you are a new rug hooker, or just enjoy crafts, then come take a look at what Traditional Rug hooking is all about. On this site you will find links to the stores that sell supplies for rug hooking, and everything you will need for fine and primitive crafting.

You will also find links to the McGown guilds and schools around the world. This is the only site where you can actually find a teacher and contact them by phone or e-mail address. By having the McGown certification you are assured that their expertise is proven and an accumulation of both experience and tradition.

Mission Statement:

The purpose of the National Guild of Pearl K. McGown Hookrafters Inc. is to educate and inform the public about the craft of rug hooking. We hope that you will enjoy exploring more information about the craft.

Questions, Comments, or Suggestions: Pearl K. McGown Hookrafters Guild Webmaster


The National Guild of Pearl K. McGown Rughookrafters, Chapter #1 

Southern Tier of New York

          Biennial Rug Show


Friday, NOVEMBER 1, 2019 from 10 am to 7 pm &

Saturday, NOVEMBER 2, 2019  from 10 am to 4 pm


328 Main Street, Vestal, NY 13850

Sponsored by the Red Bird Mission Circle of Vestal United Methodist Women and the National Guild of Pearl K. McGown Rughookrafters, Inc.

  • No admission fee – donations to Red Bird Mission in KY welcome.
  • Displays and demonstrations by guild members: featuring

traditional rug hooking, wool applique, braiding, needle felting,

punch needle and spinning.  Supply vendors available.

Contact Person:  Lana Roske, 117 Hazel Drive, Vestal NY 13850

    • The Pearl K McGown Hookrafters Guild is pleased to offer for its members the ability to study Pearl’s writings that have only been available in private collections. These documents are now available under Guild Services.
    • The McGown Guild is now accepting requests for grants to help McGown Hookrafters Guild Chapters or Members at Large to produce Rug Shows.
  • For information on how to apply for one of the grants download Grant requirements and Grant application download:

Requirements and Application Form For Educational Grant

Sally Ballinger

Benita Raleigh