Non-Affiliated Meetings


The Springdale Hookers meet this spring we are meeting the 2nd & 4th most Mondays 10am to 3pm. bring a lunch or buy one at the Senior Center next door. Please call to confirm that there is a meeting. Paula Wentz 479-530-4504

Location: Springdale Senior Center – John Powell Annex
 610 Grove St. (corner Grove & Cleveland)
 Springdale, AR 72764
We meet 6 times a year (no meeting in January), call or email for dates.

Contact information: Laura Thompson 870-428-5923
Paula Wentz 479-530-4504


Little River Inn Rug Camp, October 29 – November 3, 2017.  Enjoy a week at this intimate Rug Camp on the beautiful Mendocino Coast in Northern California!  Little River Inn offers fine accommodations featuring views of the Pacific Ocean, a full service restaurant, Ole’s Whale Watch Bar, golf, tennis and a day spa.  Trish Johnson & Anita White offer instruction in all styles of Rug Hooking and fiber manipulations.  There are several mini-classes offered after class, a short slide show showcasing the art of rug hooking and a Rug Show on the walls all week!

Join us! Contact: Laura Pierce 707 762-2595,




Off The Ocean Rug Hooking Conference: Annually in January at the Embassy Suites, Jacksonville, Florida.  Teachers are available to teach all types of rug hooking from fine cut to wide cut.  Also On the Lake Rug Hooking Conference, annually at Cedarville Michigan in September at Intervarsity Campus.

For information contact: Judy Colley, 2451 Michael, S.W., Wyoming, MI 49509,
phone 616-531-9255, email:

Scrub Hooking, January 24-27, 2014 The Inn On The Lakes, Sebring, Florida
         Joan Reckwerdt, Bend, OR.
         Diane Stoffel, Brewster, MA.
         Norma Batastini, Glen Ridge, NJ.

Contact: Anne Eastwood, 320 Greenwood Lake Dr., Venice Florida 34292-4524
ph; 941-408-9315

Scrub Hooking, March 21 – 24, 2014 The Inn On The Lakes, Sebring, Florida
          Vivily Powers, Manchester, CT.
          Carol Feeney, Bonita Springs FL.
Kris McDermet, Dummerston, VT.

Contact: Anne Eastwood, 320 Greenwood Lake Dr., Venice Florida 34292-4524

Scrub Hooking, July 7-20, 2017 Inn On The Lakes, Sebring, Florida

Anne Eastwood, Venice, FL.
Lou Centers, Sarasota FL.

Contact: Anne Eastwood, 320 Greenwood Lake Dr., Venice Florida 34292-4524

ph; 941-408-9315

Hooking & Looking Rug Seminar Nov. 9 – 14, 2014 In On The Lakes, Sebring, Florida. Teachers: Jeanne Benjamin, Diane Stoffel, Carrie Martin,
Dianne Kelly

Contacts: Joan Reckwerdt 541-318-4733:
Anne Eastwood: 941-408-9315

Scrub Hooking, January 24-27, 2014  The In On The Lakes, Sebring, Florida Teachers: Joan Reckwerdt Diane Stoffel & Polly Minik Contact: Anne Eastwood, 320 Greenwood Lake Dr,. Venice, Florida 34292-4524

Anne Eastwood: 941-408-9315


Rock River Ruggers Camp October 12-17, 2014 at the Bishop Lane Retreat Center, Rockford, Illinois All PRIVATE BED AND BATH ROOMS
 Teachers are: Jeanne Benjamin, Carol Kassera, Sibyl Osicka, Dorothy Huse, Tish Murphy, 
Mini & dye classes offered by our qualified staff. All Private Bed and Bath
(Optional Dorm housing)

For Camp information/flyer contact:
Joan Reckwerdt 541-318-4733
Jenny Podlasek 708-534-9263


Decorah Rug School June 4 thru June 9, 2017.
This is going to be our 47th year at Luther College in beautiful Decorah Iowa.
We will having Carol Kassera, Kathy Morton, Marianne Storm and Patty Pie-Groth as our teachers.
Our web site is and it is ready to receive registrations at this time.

Contact Dorothy Huse 715-723-1455 or


Sebago Lake Rug School  Celebrating our 44th Annual Sebago Lake Rug School (St. Joseph’s College, Standish, ME)

Dates- May 21nd – 26th, 2017
Teachers – Diane Stoffel, Betty McClentic. Kathy Spellacy, Loretta Scena, Sarah Guiliani
For more information contact – Gail Walden
                                                 108 Center Rd
                                                  Weare, NH 03281
                                                  (603) 384-3914


Caraway Rug School always starts on Father’s Day!  Located at Caraway Retreat Center in Asheboro, NC.  We have 7 – 8 teachers; many of whom are McGown Teachers and an average of 125 students.  FMI:
Contact Lisanne Miller,, 404 Littlefield Road, Wells ME or call 1-800-626-7847


ATHA Region One-North October 17 – October 20, 2016 located Meredith, NH held at the Inn at Church Landing on Lake Winnipesaukee. Every room has it’s own fireplace with either a balcony or a patio. There is a spa and massage therapist so you can be pampered and eat wonderful gourmet food. Instructors: Loretta Scena, Vivily Powers, Sarah Guiliani

Contact Carol Lachance, 603.534.5421; email:



Rug Hooking Guilds Plan Regional Hooked Rug Festival

Hunterdon Rug Artisans Guild  We are a wonderful group of enthusiastic hookers. Our usual meeting time is 10-2 on the 2nd Friday of the month (except July and August), in the Administration Building in the Hunterdon County Complex on RT. 12 outside of Flemington, NJ

Call or email to confirm;
Cindy Boults (908)730-0146



DR 6 Rug School, July 30, 2017 – August 4, 2017, at the Parkview Restaurant, Owego, NY
Instructor: Nancy Blood
Contact Nancy Blood, 60 McMaster Street, Owego, New York 13827-1321; phone 607-687-0142;


Rug Hooking Week and Exhibit at Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio

Celebrating our 18th Year on August 15-19, 2016! Over 500 amazing rugs in the Featured, Special, Group, Challenge, Main & Celebrations Exhibits. Over a dozen leading & innovative vendors. An extensive selection of half day, full day, 2-day, 3-day, & 4-day classes. Please join us for a creative, inspiring, & fun week.

To register, please visit our website click on: Special Events & Classes then on Rug Hooking Week. You can see this year’s Show on

For more information contact
Kathy Wright, Director at 513-757-4144


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, 412-767-5698


Hooker’s Wood & Wool Hooker’s Wood & Wool Diva’s meet at 422 W. Central Street, Chippewa Falls, WI  54729-2250.
Weekly Hook-In’s take place on Tuesdays as follows:  1st & 3rd Tuesdays are afternoon Hook-In’s, from 1:30-4:30 and 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month are evening Hook-In’s, from 5:30-8:30, during Sept. through May.  If there is a 5th Tuesday in a month, there is no Hook-In and we do not have them during June through August.  Please call the night prior to Hook-Ins to confirm that we are meeting and haven’t cancelled this event for the week you would like to join us.  Bring your current project and receive inspiration galore as we gather in the Studio, where the coffeepot is always on, the chatter is never ending and new ideas flow continually from your fellow hookers! Woolley Hugs to each of you at McGown!

422 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls, WI  54729
715-723-6875. Monday – Friday, 12 – 5 P.M. or By Appointment