NOTICE:  Our next meeting for the Cream City Rug Hooking Guild will be August 26th at the History Center of Hawks Inn, Delafield. We will have a business meeting at 10, and lunch at noon. Sandwich orders will be placed at 10 that morning. We will also be meeting there on Thursday from 9 to 3. This is your opportunity to spend some quality time with others working on your hooking projects!  Please let Patty know if you are planning on attending the meeting/lunch on Wednesday. Stay safe - stay healthy. 
On November 6, 2020 the Guild is planning a bus trip to Chicago Botanical Gardens. There is a quilt/textile arts show, plus we will have lunch there and be able to tour the gardens. The trip is free to Guild members - thanks to the estate of Jan Schley. Again, please let Patty know if you are planning on attending.
Also cancelled for the summer: Wisconsin State Fair;
Sauder Village Rug Hooking Week - next year is August 16 - 21, 2021. Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Fest.

The Hook In for April 23rd is cancelled. Save the date of April 22, 2021 for the next Hook In. However, if you need supplies, please check out these vendors who were coming to our Hook In. They are open and will help you out! 

Cottage House Primitives - Carol Naab - Lodi, WI - 608-592-7474

Green Dragon Studio - Chris Hornby - Grand Haven, MI - Facebook Page - 616-566-1144 -

Holly and Ivy - Katie Wild - Ripon, WI - 920-539-1013

I Love Rug Hooking - Shelley Lencioni - Auburn, Calif. -  916-765-7165

Joyce's Vintage Wools - Joyce Krueger - Waukesha, WI - 262-542-8944 -

Magnoloia's Wool and Clothing - Paulette Wentzlaff - Stillwater, MN -  651-430-8108

Spruce Ridge Studios - Kris Miller - Howell, MI  517-546-7732

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 

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Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs 30. These Guild members rugs were selected as the best hand hooked rugs this year by Rug Hooking Magazine! 

Country Bunny

Sharon Felten


       Easter Morning

                                Lyle Drier

Items displayed at our recent meetings

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        August 2019

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.

Annual Hook-In

On the 4th Thursday of April we host our annual Hook-In at the Boerner Botanical Gardens, Hales Corners, Wisconsin. 

Hook-In includes:

     *  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

Portage, WI

ATHA Biennial -Denver

Holland, MI

WI State Fair

"Chair Challenge" pictures from our                Hook In 2019 !

Hook In Pictures!

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