Sunday, December 9, 2012

Show & Tell

Back in July, the Guild had a Play Day where we learned how to do needle punch projects. Some gals already knew how to do this and some were attempting it for the first time. In conjunction with this, orders were taken for some wonderful wooden boxes that were designed especially for storing the needles and threads needed for these projects. There was a a recessed area in the lid that was perfect for displaying a punch needled piece. Tonia ordered one of these boxes and recently completed a design she found in a book by Maggie Bonanomi. She used a vinegar painting technique that gave the box a beautiful grain finish - then she mounted the needlework into the lid for the perfect finish. Thanks for sharing with us Tonia!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Show & Tell

Nan recently completed this beautiful rug that has been under construction for years and years. It was started by her mother-in-law way back in 1985. Now Nan has finished it and plans to give it to her sister-in-law - what a great gift, huh? Each of the six panels is hooked in a #3 cut, and the blue sections connecting them are hooked with a #8. The overall size of the piece is 18 x 35.  Thanks for sharing the picture with us Nan. If anyone else has a rug they'd like to share, we love to post it here on the Guild's blog!

Monday, October 15, 2012


Hookoween was a fun event held by the Guild on Saturday, October 13th. Everyone was encouraged to wear hats and alot of people did, so that made for a festive atmosphere.

A vote was taken and a prize give for the best hat.

The event was held at a historic train station and we were told about some of the resident ghosts that have been encounted there through the years - the room we were in was decorated with vintage inspired paper goods hanging from the lights and displayed on tables.

The potluck lunch was delicious and everyone came away with full tummies - - -

- - - eyeballs and skeletons in the punch bowl!

Each person attending received one of these wonderful hand scuplted candy boxes filled with Halloween treats - they were made by Londi and Pat and were just delightful!

There were make & take projects - - - -

And lots of people having fun visiting and working with wool.

The rugs on display were delightful to see.


The Hookoween was a fun, fun event and the attendees would like to thank the Board for all their efforts to make it memorable for us!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Utah Hook-In 2012

Everyone who attended the Hook-In over the weekend enjoyed seeing all the beautiful rugs and the chance to visit with fellow rug hookers. An exciting announcement was made that Maggie Bonanomi has been contracted to teach a workshop for the guild next year so that is great news and something to look forward to.

The outgoing board was recognized and thanked for leading the guild during the past two years:

Sharon gave a demonstration on how to crochet an edge around a rug - to be used as an alternative to whipping with yarn or using a twill tape finish.

It was very helpful that she provided a hands on opportunity for trying it ourselves because that makes it much easier to remember how to do it when we get back home!

Here are the three rugs that got the most votes and received the People's Choice awards.

First place was Arline's portrait of her grandparents.

Second place was Nancy's colorful, playful rug - she was inspired by the design on a shopping bag.

Third place was Jeanette's Americana rug designed by Polly Minnick.

These are the ribbons that were presented to the winners (the red ribbon was gone by the time this picture was taken - sorry!)

Here are the rest of the rugs that were displayed in the rug show - in no particular order.

Londi gave a great power point presentation to the group on copyrights, public domain, trademarks, and licensing. Plus she demonstration what a useful tool it is to use Pinterest to retain photos of rugs and other items that catch our attention as we surf the web.

And finally, this is a sampling of the projects that were being worked on during the course of the day. I'm pretty sure that there was more visiting accomplished than there was hooking! LOL

A final shot of the hook-in with all the attendees busy at work and visiting and shopping!