Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild 

Annual Meeting and Fall Retreat
November 6-8, 2015

Stoweflake Resort and Spa
Stowe, VT

Once again we will be holding our Annual Meeting and Fall Retreat at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa. 

Join us for one day, two days or come for the entire weekend.  It's a great opportunity to relax, hook, and meet with old and new friends while in a beautiful setting.  In addition to the Retreat, there will be two workshops featuring favorite teachers and topics! 

Annual Meeting, Saturday, November 7
The Guild's Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 7th at 10:00am - 11:30am.  There is no cost ito members if you would like to attend the Annual Meeting ONLY. However, we do ask that you register in advance. Registering for the Annual Meeting only does not include the hook-in or lunch that day.  

Guest Speaker: 
Suzanne Dirmaier
"Lesson's From the Art World"
From Suzanne: "Believe me, I don't consider myself an artist, but I am inexplicably drawn to art books that espouse methodologies for unlocking the artist within each of us.  During a recent down time I read several books including a favorite small book titled, Steal like an Artist.  It encouraged me to think of rug hooking as another art medium and how the lessons from which all artists learn could be more easily applied to our own hooking.  I will share what I learned with pearls of wisdom from David Bowie to Jule Marie Smith in ways you can use every day."

Dates Are Set for 2016 Rug Show October 19-23

The dates have been set for the 2016 Rug Show!  We are excited to say that we'll be going back to the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, VT.  More details to follow, but mark you calendars now!

2014 Hooked in the Mountains a Big Success!

Thanks to everyone who made Hooked in the Mountains XVII a great event!  We'll have more pictures and stories to tell soon. 

Click here to see a larger image of the winners of the Hooked in the Mountains XVII Juror's Choice and Viewer's Choice Awards.  


Upcoming events

06 Nov 2015 • Stoweflake Resort and Spa
06 Nov 2015 8:30 AM • Stoweflake Resort and Spa
19 Oct 2016 • Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, VT

Fall Workshops

November 6-8, 2015


Exploring Color & Hooking, Angela Foote
All styles of hooking are welcome!  Let the knowledge of color stimulate you to step outside your color box. Use your favorite color in a new way. Have fun planning and choosing colors for your rug. Create dramatic color contrasts in your rugs. Break some color rules and gain confidence in your color choices. Explore a variety of dyed wools, spots, dips, and sparkling marbleized wools, swirling with color to enliven your rugs. Bring your love of color and hooking to class.
Shading for Dimension and Color, Molly Colegrove
Fine shading is not rocket science! This workshop will help take the guess work out of making an element in your rug appear three dimensional.  In this workshop you will learn fine shading techniques that can bring a simple design to life. With a few easy to learn methods you can open up new possibilities for your rug hooking. 

More information on the workshops are available Here.  If you register for a workshop you do not need to register for the Annual Meeting   It is included in your registration.

Website Coordinator Needed


The GMRHG is seeking a member to volunteer to coordinate the website.   This includes updating events, news and other rug hooking information.


If you are interested please contact Kathy Sweeten at


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Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the fine art of rug hooking.  For more information CLICK HERE to contact our Guild President Kathy Sweeten.  Mail:  GMRHG, c/o Kathy Sweeten, 50 Prospect Parkway, Burlington, VT  05401.

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