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Greetings!  The May meeting of the Hoosier Hills Rug Hooking Guild will be a small gathering for members only, so please be on the lookout for information regarding the June 8th meeting.


But as for the April meeting....
It's apparent that Janice continues to work on her fruit series.

Having finished the yardstick cover, Libby continues to work in tall, skinny rugs that can hang on the wall - this time with action!  The man on the tree can zip up & down.  Can you find the carved owl in the tree?

Guild Guest Linda brought in some older patterns - including this southwest 'hook by number' pattern.  

Melody isn't sheepish about showing her latest project!  

Quillies are being made for the May meeting project.  
Members have received an email with specifics about what will be a tree-mendous meeting.


With all these April showers, which have continued into May, hopefully we'll be seeing lots of May flowers.

If you can't stay dry, then stay high above the water!
(Hope to see you, sans a need of water wings, in June.)


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The next meeting of the
Hoosier Hills Rug Hooking Guild
will be:

Saturday, April 13 at 10:30 AM
Washington, Indiana Public Library

While we return to our roots in April, the March meeting was held in Huntingburg.  There, Main Street may be tore up & a deluge of rain occured, but rug hooking commenced.


Libby is working on a new project, because.......

The Yard Stick cover is finished!  It was made for an antique tapered square yardstick and was definitely worth all the work with 3 cuts!!!  Hmmm... how tall are those folding chairs?!!

 
Anne's working on her last few rows... now to finish her piece!

Sue's looking ahead to joining Linus in the pumpkin patch, provided she gets this done by October!

Sharon's using up scrap linen by making coasters. 
Ironically, Holiday World thought she was making a roller coaster.  

Betty's getting all proddy with a wreath.
If you can't see the forest for the trees, can you at least see Betty in the forest of Quillie Trees?  Plans are in process for making these trees at an upcoming meeting, so members be sure to check your email.


Sheila's doing 'cross-craft training' as she's working on a counted-cross stitch made with silk thread. 
 Hope to see you in April!!!
(Sans the April Showers!)


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The next meeting of the Hoosier Hills Rug Guild will be held 

Saturday, March 9th at 11 AM
Serendipity Fibers
Huntingburg, Indiana

Word to the wise: Serendipity is moving, to 415 E. 4th Street
Still on 4th street, but on opposite side of the street & down a block (other side of 231).
Melissa will be hosting an Open House on the Thursday before our meeting.

Plus, word on the street is that this location may be a little smaller, so think small in terms of what to bring for this meeting, and plan to discuss if this new space warrants us to continue to meet there.  


Meanwhile, the February meeting was small, but mighty...

Sheila has finished her stripy rug!  It looks great, but may be a tad damp as we all drooled over it.  ;)

Anne's making great progress with her latest study in pink.

Sue's Sock Monkey was getting his finishing touches. 

Now, to be quite honest, there was more talking than hooking going on!  One member didn't even get her project out of the bag!
The problems of the world may or may not have been solved, but a good time was had by all!  

Hope to see everyone in Huntingburg!  
 

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The next meeting of the Guild will be held

February 8th at 10:30 AM
Washington Public Library

When last you tuned in, the scheduled January meeting coincided with the 
Snow-mageddon that was forecasts to hit southwest Indiana.  
Because of the weather, no report is available from that meeting.  
Hopefully everyone stayed home & cuddled under their current rug project!


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Happy New Year!  
New Year = New Rugs

The January meeting will once again travel to:

Serendipity Fibers
Huntingburg, IN
January 12th at 11 AM

The results of the Christmas Luncheon & gift exchange are in!  
A special thanks to Secret Santa Betty who helped Sug get ready for the event.  


Judy received a hooked stocking - no word as to whether it contained a hooked lump of coal.

Oh that Santa.... after a Pinterest Failure, he went all out to make a cup for cocoa and some cookies.

Melody's gift asked her a question.... 

A basket of Christmas wishes went to Libby.

Sug wasn't sheepish about showing off her wool pin.

The three little kittens lost their mittens,
but Kathy found one of them! 

Why yes, it is nice to share, especially homemade cookies, but everyone was full after lunch at Pea-Fections so there was no need to do so.

And the cookies were good to the last crumb!!!!

Hope everyone had a good Christmas & New Years!
See you at the meeting.....

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Well, if you blinked you missed this year’s version of fall.  
As we gear up for Thanksgiving,  the next meeting of the Hoosier Hills Rug Guild will be

Saturday, November 10th, 10:30 AM
Washington Library


Here’s the scoop from the October meeting…..

While there was some rug hooking done, much time was devoted to looking through the books, magazines, and wool that, as a result of cleaning through a few things, Betty brought to distribute at the meeting.   (Every time that I pick up a new hobby I swear that I won’t let it get as stockpiled with projects as past crafts as done, but I’m sure I’m not alone thinking that’s a lost cause!) 

Got Wool?
Got magazines & pattern books?

Mel & Anne make their selections.
Kathy, Betty, Mel, Libby, & Sug



Mel's latest... not too Baaaa(d).  

Anne's moved on to flowers.

Libby continues to inch along!

Saving the best for last.... Sug's own artwork, completed & ready to go.  

 Hope to see you in November!  

Bring suggestions as to where to hold our 
Annual December Luncheon!







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It's beginning to look a lot like.... the hot weather is returning! 
So stay cool with rug hooking!

The next regularly scheduled of the Guild will be:

Saturday, Oct 13th at 11 AM 
Serendipity Fibers, Huntingburg

The Guild will not meet in September as the 15th Annual Danville Hook-In falls on the same date. 
Here's a link for more information (you'll need to cut & paste the link):   http://thewoolkeepers.com/pdf/15thANNUALWOOLKEEPERSHOOKINREGISTRATION.pdf

Also in September is Woolen Heirlooms' Fall Gathering:
information is available on Facebook, or by contacting Woolen Heirlooms in Newburgh.

Meanwhile, the August meeting was a colorful one!

Libby is on a Sunflower spree!  


Mary had a little la.... I mean, Melody has a sheep footstool!  


While visiting with Sug & Kathy, Shirley is working on a rather large Christmas stocking
(you know what they say.... large Christmas stocking means a large fireplace!
But to be honest, when I first saw it I thought of a piano keyboard.....)

Sheila is working on a house - not sure of a move-in date yet!

With Libby in the background, Sheila & Janice visit...
but in this picture, the fall colored wool takes center stage.


Taking a break from her flowers, Judy works on her Swirly pillow top.  

If you're planning on attending the Hook-in or Gathering, 
hope to see you in September, 
otherwise, see you at the October meeting!


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Just a quick reminder ... this Saturday, July 14, will be the next regular meeting.

It will be at Serendipity Fibers in Huntingburg!

Time is 11:00 a.m., after Melissa opens her shop.

Looking forward to seeing you there ... and remember, visitors are ALWAYS welcomed!  Bring a friend!

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The June guild meeting will deviate from the usual meeting places 
& be a bit of a field trip.  Members should check their email for directions.

Otherwise, plan on joining the Guild for the next regularly meeting

Saturday, July 14th at 11 AM
Serendipity Fibers
Huntingburg, Indiana

The May meeting exhibited a lot of work, as well as a lot of visiting - it's amazing in that small group that members discovered who was related to whom!  

Meanwhile....

Melody works on a sculpted sheep while Libby cuts wool to work on her yardstick cover.
In the background, Sheila & Barb.  

Sug & Kathy came to visit & supervise!  

Sheila begins work on a new piece while Barbara visits & joins in the supervision.  

Janice works on the background for her pear.
Sharon & Anne work on their pieces.  

Judy's flowers continue to grow, while the upper portion of the picture
show's an outline of Sue's new piece.

Sharon working on what will be her second sunflower pillow, in the background Anne continues work on her basket of flowers from last month.


Sharon's piece, just a bit more background to go!  

Hope everyone enjoys the May weather!

Memorial Day  



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