Please notice our change in location for our meetings the 4th Wednesdays of the month. We will now be meeting in the Family Center of Wisconsin Memorial Park, 13235 Capital Drive, Brookfield, WI
We are also changing our email address. Eventually our old email (with rr.com) will not be supported. Please change and try to use our new email:
"Christmas at the Inn " -
Hawks Inn, Delafield
SHEEP and Wool Fest 2019
The "Teacherless Workshop"took place at the History Center of Hawks Inn in Delafield, August 13, 14, and 15th. Some made "Face Pins" during this workshop.
Wisconsin State Fair
Cream City Rug Hooking Guild
(located in southeastern Wisconsin)
is involved in educational programs designed to increase awareness and promote the art of traditional rug hooking.
Our guild's bi-monthly meetings offer a creative environment for members to share ideas and improve rug hooking skills.
Our meetings begin at 9 a.m. (until 2 p.m.) and include a monthly business meeting at 10 a.m. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the First Congregational Church, Upper Level, 1511 Church Street, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
We also meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month (9 a.m to 2 p.m.) at the Family Center of Wisconsin Memorial Park, 13235 Capital Drive, Brookfield, Wisconsin.
We are an ATHA (Association of Traditional Hooking Artists) Guild and are involved in a variety of activities throughout the year. Local demonstration of rug hooking includes:
* Wisconsin State Fair - West Allis
* Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival - Jefferson
* Historic Hawks Inn - Delafield
* Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts - Cedarburg
The guild offers a wide variety of rug hooking classes to its members several times a year. Instructors from all over the US and Canada are brought in to teach at these events.
On the 4th Thursday of April we host our annual Hook-In at the Boerner Botanical Gardens, Hales Corners, Wisconsin.
* Vendors - wool, patterns, hooks & more
* Rug Displays - a wonderful variety!
* Door prizes!
* Silent Auction!
* Cream City Cash- you could win!
* Scissors sharpening available
2017 Hook In
In 1985, several rug hookers lost their teacher in Whitefish Bay. They formed a group to hook together, and Joyce Krueger, Waukesha, WI started teaching classes. Joyce helped get the group started and grow. In 1989 the group of 20 members voted to join ATHA., and established the Cream City Rug Hookers Guild. The group selected their name and a logo. One member, Linda Petech from Lake Geneva, WI created the logo. It is a cream colored brick home with a red roof surrounded with a green pine tree. The words on the logo are drawn around the house and colored red. The home signifies where many hooked rugs are used to beautify and personalize. The cream color brick recalls the historical architecture in southern Wisconsin using the "cream city" brick material for building homes.
Look where we have been hooking!
Sheep and Wool Fest 2019
WI State Fair
ATHA Biennial -Denver
"Chair Challenge" pictures from our Hook In 2019 !