The Peconic Ruggers have a lot of news this month!
We are pleased to announce that the guild has a fabulous display of rugs mounted in the cases at the Riverhead Library for the entire month of April. Thanks to Louise and everyone who contributed and hung the show. The display is in the case on the wall to the left of the elevator.
Our meeting this month will also be at the Riverhead Library Tuesday, April 18, 2017, from 5:30 to 8:30 PM down in the craft room. As always, bring something to work on and something for show and tell. It's an early meeting, so feel free to bring your dinner along, too. Our intrepid treasurer Margaret is still collecting dues if you have not yet paid them.
Louise and Andrea have created a Facebook page for the guild. Members may post photos of their work. Please share our page with your friends.
Don't forget the Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair, May 20 & 21, 2017 at Hallockville Museum Farm. The guild will demonstrating outside the Naugles Barn. See Louise to volunteer with demonstrating, set up and take down. Many hands make light work!
Come join us at the Cutchogue Library for our February Hook In, open to one and all. We will meet from 10 am until 3 pm on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Bring your lunch, your hooking, and some finished work for show and tell.
If you have not yet paid your dues for 2017 -- still a very reasonable $20 -- please be sure to pay them to our wonderful treasurer, Margaret. Happy Valentine's Day!
Our Holiday Hook In -- for members only -- will be on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 10 to 3 at the Riverhead Library. Please note the change in date and venue. The guild is providing lunch, so please be sure to let Louise know if you will be attending. Bring your current project as well as something for show and tell. And don't forget to bring your dues -- still only $20 a year!
We would be remiss not to note the passing of guild member Agnes Abramski. Agnes mastered rug hooking the minute she picked up her hook! Every rug she made was wonderful. She and her granddaughter were also expert raffle ticket salesmen. We will miss her.
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church, 7 to 9 pm. Please do not arrive early -- there is another group meeting before us. Wait for them to leave before you enter the room. We will finalize plans for our next raffle rug.
At the October meeting, we decided on our challenge for the 2018 Rug Show: Take a Walk on the Wild Side: a Jungle Challenge. Put your thinking cap on and come up with some creative designs to hook for the show. You have almost two years to complete a jungle themed rug!
As always, there will not be a meeting in December.
Dates have been set for our winter hook ins. Mark these dates on your calendars: Saturday, January 21, 2017 (site to be announced) and Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Cutchogue Library Community Room. The January hook in will be our holiday celebration with a catered lunch -- for members only. The February hook in is open to all.
Join us for our regular meeting on October 18, 2016 at the Riverhead Library from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Bring your current hooking project, something to share, and your supper if you like!
Just a reminder that the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival is next weekend, October 15 and 16, 2016 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, New York. This is a fabulous festival for all fiber enthusiasts. There are several rug hooking vendors this year including The Paisley Studio, American Country Rugs, Heaven's to Betsy and Janet Connor.
***** Please note: Our next meeting will be Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7 PM. Please DO NOT arrive early -- another group is meeting before hand. *****
Judy Warasila's original rug, When Pigs Fly, won first place at the Peconic Ruggers Rug Show this past weekend at Hallockville. Other winners were: 2nd Place: Ham and Eggs by Louise Hulbert, 3rd Place: Fall Colors by June Bassemir, Favorite Pig: Gracy's Pig Pillow by Denise Johnson, and Best in Show: North Fork Bounty by Rhona Vandernoth. We had a great turn out -- thanks to all the visitors who participated by voting for their favorites.
It was a hot and sticky weekend on the farm. Many thanks to all the members who came to hang the show on Friday, and those who stayed to take it down on Sunday evening. Special thanks to Louise and Barbara's husbands, our clean up crew.
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