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!