Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Stitch in Time Bucket

A small group met on Saturday to continue working on a wool applique project that is so fun! It's a small bucket  made to carry our rug hooking supplies. The pattern is designed by Under the Garden Moon and it can be purchased here.

 It was so much fun to see all the different versions and colorways. Here's a group shot of some of the attendees.

And a large variety of different squares that will become pockets n the bucket.

We hope to see some finished buckets at our Hookoween meeting in October!

Monday, February 22, 2016

URFG Library

These books, magazines and DVDs are available for checkout, and rather than bringing all of them to every meeting, please contact our guild librarian and she will bring your requested items to the meetings.  Email the guild at for more information.

Utah Rug & Fiber Guild Library

(last updated – 5/13/2015)




Better Homes and Gardens. Rug Making, Meredith Corporation, 1978.


Black, Elizabeth. Hooked on the Wild SideRug Hooking Magazine, 2004.


Bonanomi, MaggieA Day at Sunny BrookPrimitive Projects to Recall Home Life in the 1800’s.  Kansas CityStar Books, 2012.


Bonanomi, Maggie. Book of DaysCreate Your Own Primitive Book Full of Days. Kansas City Star Books,2011.


Bonanomi, Maggie. Button Wood Farm: 19 New Primitive ProjectsKansas City Star Books2011.


Bonanomi, Maggie. Comfort Zone: More Primitive Projects for You and Your Home.

Kansas City Star Books, 2010.


Bonanomi, Maggie. Nature’s Offerings: Primitive Projects Inspired by the Four Seasons.  Kansas City Star Books, 2009.


Bonanomi, Maggie. With These Hands19th Century-Inspired Primitive Projects for Your HomeKansas City Star Books, 2008.


Boswell, Thomas. The Rug Hook Book: Techniques, Projects and Patterns for This Easy, Traditional Craft. A Sterling/Lark Book, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 1994.


Brown, Barbara Evans. Preserving the Past in Primitive RugsRug Hooking Magazine’s Framework Series, Edition III. David Detweiler, 1999.


Carroll, Barbara. American Folk Art Rug Hooking: 18 Folk Art Projects with Rug-Hooking Basics, Tips & TechniquesLandauer Books, 2005.


Cross, Pat. Purely Primitive. Martingale & Company, 2003.


Darr, Tara. Wool Rug Hooking. KP Books, 2005.


Davies, Ann. Rag Rugs: How to Use Ancient and Modern Rug-Making Techniques to Create Rugs, Wallhangings, Even Jewelry – 12 Projects. Henry Holt & Company, New York, 1994.



Finishing Hooked Rugs: Favorite Techniques from the Experts.

Rug Hooking MagazineStackpole Books, 2013.


Hooked on Wool:  Rugs, Quilts, and More. Martindale & Company, 2006


Krull, Betty with Susan Huxley, The Secrets of COLOR in Hand-Hooked Rugs: Your Complete Guide to Selecting and Using Color. Rug Hooking Magazine, 2004.


Lais, Emma Lou & Carroll, Barbara. Antique Colours for Primitive Rugs - Formulas Using Cushing’s Acid Dyes. W. Cushing & Company, 1996.


Littenberg, Anne-Marie. Hooked Rug LANDSCAPESRug Hooking MagazineStackpole Books, 2009.

Norwood, Cynthia SmesnyCreating an Antique Look in Hand-Hooked RugsRug Hooking Magazine’s Framework Series, Edition XII. Stackpole Books, 2008.


Oxford, Amy. Hooked Rugs TodaySchiffer Publishing, 2005.


Oxford, Amy. Hooked Rugs Today: Strong Women, Flowers, Animals, Children, Christmas, Miniatures, and more. Schiffer Publishing, 2006.


Oxford, Amy. Hooked Rugs Today: Holidays, Geometrics, People, Animals, Landscapes, Accessories, and more.Schiffer Publishing, 2006.


Oxford, Amy. Hooked Rugs Today IV: Expect the UnexpectedSchiffer Publishing, 2009


Projects for Fiber Art LoversRug Hooking Magazine & The Quilter Magazine, 2006.


Reakes, LizzieBeautiful Ragwork. St. Martin’s Press, New York, 2002.


Rupp, Jenny & Yeago, Lisa. Designs for Primitive Rug HookersRug Hooking Magazine’s Framework Series, Edition X. Stackpole Books, 2007.


The Americana Collection: Hooked Rugs by Polly Minick. Martingale & Company, 2007.


Warm Up to Wool: Projects to Hook and Stitch. Martingale & Company, 2004.





Rug Hooking. Volume XIII, Number 3. M. David Detweiler, November/December 2001





ATHA NewsletterIssue No. 126, December 2000/January 2001.


ATHA NewsletterIssue No. 150, December 2004/January 2005.


ATHA Newsletter. Issue No. 151, February/March 2005.


ATHA Newsletter. Issue No. 152, April/May 2005.


ATHA Newsletter. Issue No. 155, October/November 2005.


ATHA NewsletterIssue No. 164, April/May 2007.


ATHA Newsletter. Issue No. 166, August/September 2007.


ATHA Newsletter. Issue No. 167, October/November 2007.


ATHA Newsletter. Issue No. 168, December 2007/January 2008.


ATHA NewsletterIssue No. 170, April/May 2008.


ATHA NewsletterIssue No. 171, June/July 2008.


ATHA NewsletterIssue No. 173, October/November 2008.


ATHA NewsletterIssue No. 175, February/March 2009.


ATHA NewsletterIssue No. 179, October/November 2009.


ATHA NewsletterIssue No. 180, December 2009/January 2010.


ATHA NewsletterIssue No. 188, April/May 2011.


ATHA NewsletterIssue No. 190, August/September 2011.


ATHA NewsletterIssue No. 191, October/November 2011.


ATHA NewsletterIssue No. 195, June/July 2012. 


ATHA NewsletterIssue No. 196, August/September 2012. 


ATHA NewsletterIssue No. 197, October/November 2012. 


ATHA NewsletterIssue No. 198, December 2012/January 2013.


ATHA NewsletterIssue No. 199, February/March 2013. 


ATHA NewsletterIssue No. 200, April/May 2013. 


ATHA NewsletterIssue No. 201, June/July 2013. 


ATHA NewsletterIssue No. 202, August/September 2013. 





“Fall Basket”. Judy Cripps, Rustic Rugs.


“Noel Holly Basket”. Rug Hooking Magazine.


“Sultan’s Garden” “Dog in Garden”. Rug Hooking Magazine Exclusive Designs, 1990.


“Shaded Daisy” “Peony” “Fuji Mum”. Rug Hooking Magazine ExclusiveDesigns, 1991. 


“Victorian Remembrances” “He Loves Me” “Medallion”. Rug HookingMagazine Exclusive Designs, 1991.


Seacoastal Seagull” Wabash Watermelon” “Duck Prints” “Horseshoes” and “Chicken Tracks”. Rug Hooking Magazine Exclusive Designs, 1991.


“Princess Charlotte’s Bouquet” “Mimi Spirit and the Dreamtime Hero”. Rug Hooking Magazine Exclusive Designs, 1992.


“Commemorating Columbus” “The Treasure” “O World” “Chinese Herons”. Rug Hooking Magazine Exclusive Designs, 1992.


“Amelia” “Metamorphosis”. Rug Hooking Magazine Exclusive Designs, 1993.


“Tallulah” “Clean Beds 25 Cents” “MC2”.  Rug Hooking Magazine, 1993.


“Little Salmon” “Stars”. Rug Hooking Magazine, 1994.

“Victorian Santa” “Pansy & Peach Mat” “Oval Miniature” “Christmas Rose”. Rug Hooking Magazine, 1994.





Hooking & Braiding  - with Joan Moshimer & Verna Cox;  A four hour how-to DVD with two of America’s leading how-to teachersCox Enterprises










Wednesday, November 18, 2015

2015 Utah Hook In

Another successful yearly event has come and gone for our Guild. The Hook-In had great rugs, lots of friends, good food, door prizes, make & takes, swag bags, and much much more.

This rug won 1st place in the Viewers Choice voting.

This won 2nd place.

And this was the 3rd place winner.

The rugs below were all shared in the rug show - each of them deserving of recognition.

About 35 people were in attendance.

A wide variety of scissor fobs were assembled in a make & take project.

Many different projects were being worked on throughout the day.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Woolton Abbey!

The guild had the opportunity to visit Jane's Home in Salt Lake City for the day, and we decided to call it Woolton Abbey.  The house is beautiful, and the furnishings and artwork are spectacular.  We worked on our rugs, visited, had a wonderful lunch and a lesson from Londi on composition in art and how to apply that in our rugs. The caretaker, Michael, came to visit and shared some stories and insights into Jane's life that were fascinating. Capping it off was a wonderful tea party with treats provided by members of the board.  

Monday, May 18, 2015

May 16, 2015

We had a great time at our Guild Meeting on Saturday. Marianne taught us the basics for embellishing wool applique using fancy threads and stitches similar to what Sue Spargo specializes in. There were about 16 of us in attendance and we were each provided with a kit to make the cover for a composition book - which can be used for a notebook, a journal, or lists - the class sample is below.

Various progress was made by the attendees - we learned couching, a boullion stitch & a chain stitch.

The classroom was very cozy and no one left early.

Thanks so much to the Board who planned this exceptional day for us!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Rugs from the Workshop

As promised, here are photos of the rugs from the Diane Stoffel Workshop. Not all are pictured - some of the gals declined having them published - and a couple were missed. Apologies.

Jennifer designed a Shabby Chic Sheep wearing a hat, gloves and even a string of pearls.

A close up of the 3D flowers that were part of the embellishments.

Marianne was working on a Karla Gerard pattern - fun vibrant colors.

A close up of her face.

Angela started a great folk art floral and dyed all the wool for it using Diane's recipes.

Marliss started a mermaid in underwater colors.

Leisa designed a Tree of Life to add to a gallery wall in her living room.

Shelley is the newest member of our group and she raises Alpacas. This is one of her favorites - a very ambitious project for a beginner and it's great - just look at that sweet face!

Coralee is hooking a story rug that depicts events from her family history .

Kim's son drew this rug pattern for her that shows her home and other buildings that have special significance to her.

Terri is just about finished with this vibrant sunflower rug that she began in the Sharon Smith class.

Tonia is really stretching herself by hooking this landscape - much different from what she usually does.

Michelle is hooking a Tin Man rug dedicated to the memory of her infant son - can't wait to see some of the Emerald City added to this one.

Nancy is doing a geometric-type rug in the style of those made in the UK.

Gayle's urn with flowers and birds is an old pattern.

And Myra is doing a beautiful floral that reflects the watercolor art that she also creates.

 Our group is full of talented rug hookers who are sharing and supportive - it was a great weekend!