Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Two More Stools Finished

Here are pictures of two more stools that have been finished by Guild members - the first one was done by Nancy - the wools she used for the hooked rug are a perfect color match to authentic yellowware - it looks great!

And Gayle has also finished her project - she found baskets just the right size to be used as drawers on this piece.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Pics from November Meeting

On Saturday we held our Guild meeting and had a turnout of about 15 people. Our project for the day was making wooly feather trees - every single person got theirs finished before they went home so it was a very successful get-together!

Pat & Londi worked like crazy to make it a really special gathering - they had darling centerpieces and special treats for each attendee - as well as delicious goodies to eat.

Please enjoy the photos below so you can get a sense of what the day was like for us.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

November Meeting

Our November guild meeting will be our first Christmas party and we are excited!  Members please join us for a day of rug hooking, visiting, eating, and making wool feather trees.  Kits are available, so please RSVP and let us know you are coming.  Details are in the email you should have received today.  See you there!

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Our Guild President, Lisa McComb, has a project published in the new Holiday 2011 issue of Create & Decorate Magazine. She designed this darling Santa hooked rug with a sheep side-kick.  Isn't it great that our local talent is getting national attention? Congratulations Lisa!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Annual Utah Hook-in

Our annual hook-in was a great success!  We had a yummy lunch from the Red Onion, great demos from Nancy Raybould and Lisa McComb, and a successful silent auction.  We were excited to have a visit from our Colorado friends, Cheryl and Judy.  We hope more out of state people will join us in the future!

Nancy Raybould talked to us about designing your own rugs and how that relates to copyright.  She referenced a great online article, How to Steal Like an Artist, read the full article here.

As always, we had a wonderful rug show,pictures coming soon...

Thursday, September 8, 2011

In The News

The Logan Herald Journal recently did a feature story about the Cache Valley rug hooking group. A reporter and photographer were sent to attend their monthly meeting and did a nice job of writing about rug hooking. You can read all about it here.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Penny Rug Workshop

Our Guild held a workshop on Saturday and learned how to make penny rugs. We met in a wonderful art studio In SLC that belongs to a gal who teaches decorative painting - it was just beautiful! Kits were provided for those who wanted them, and some chose to use their own wool and color selection. Pictures of the day are below.

Towards the end of our meeting, Miriam gave us a demonstration of how she finishes the edges of her rugs when she makes them into pillows - or Christmas stockings -

All in all - it was a great day of learning and visiting with like-minded friends!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Another Finished Stool

Here's a picture of another finished stool that was started at the recent Retreat. Nan used a family heirloom for her project - the stool is one that was used in her mother's home for years and years. Now it has been given a fresh new look and will be used and appreciated by future generations.

Such a cute dragonfly motif - after hooking the rug, Nan pulled a few strands of metallic thread through the wings to give it a bit of shimmer and sparkle.

Great paint treatment on the legs draws attention to the details.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Nancy's Project

At our recent rug hooking retreat, people were working on a fun project - they were supposed to bring a small footstool and learn different painting techniques for the wood. Then they were supposed to hook a little mat for the surface.

Nancy recently finished her project and the pictures are below. If you attended and have finished your project too, please email pictures of it to either Angela at or Gayle at - we'd love to post them here on the blog for everyone to enjoy seeing!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Grand Prize Winner

Jennifer was our grand prize people's choice winner at our rug show at the retreat--she entered her cat rug at the 11th hour, just when she finished binding it!  It's a good thing, since everyone loved it. :)  She made it at the request of her mother in law, who has Alzheimer's, and since time was an issue, she completed it in less than 2 months--from design to whipping!  Congratulations!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

URFG Spring Retreat

Our first official guild retreat was held this past weekend at Daniel's Summit Lodge.  Everyone had a wonderful time, and even the Easter Bunny came!  The stools looked beautiful when they were finished being painted, so beautiful in fact, some opted not to cover the tops with a hooked mat as planned. (And I agreed!)

When all was said and done, we had 18 attendees (including 4 mother/daughter pairs!), with 3 vendors of wonderful wool:  Pioneer Primitives, Wooly 4 Ewe, and Nancy's wool.  I hope we can double our attendance for next year--everyone is welcome--the cost was only $30 for guild members, plus room and food. Quite a deal, if you ask me!