NOTICE:  Our next in person meeting for the Cream City Rug Hooking Guild will be June 23rd.   Also note, all meetings for 2021 will be at the Family Center of Wisconsin Memorial Park. 

Our Hook In has been delayed until April 28, 2022.  We hope to be able to resume our regular lifestyle by this time and have a spectacular event!


The ATHA 2021 Biennial in Kansas City has been moved from 2021 to 2022. The new dates are September 14 - 17, 2022. Under the "ATHA" tab at the top of the page, is more info on the Biennial, and specifics on ordering a worm box  and pattern book as a fundraiser for the Biennial. The pattern book is rumored to be wonderful!

 Save the date of April 28, 2022 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 - cottagehouseprimitives.com 608-592-7474  contact@cottagehouseprimitives.com

Green Dragon Studio - Chris Hornby - Grand Haven, MI - Facebook Page - 616-566-1144 - Hornbychrisgds@gmail.com

Holly and Ivy - Katie Wild - Ripon, WI - 920-539-1013 -Hollyandivy@mac.com

I Love Rug Hooking - Shelley Lencioni - Auburn, Calif. - iloverughooking.com  916-765-7165 shelley@iloverughooking.com

Joyce's Vintage Wools - Joyce Krueger - Waukesha, WI - 262-542-8944 - Kruegerja@outlook.com

Magnolia's Wool and Clothing - Paulette Wentzlaff - Stillwater, MN - magnoliaswoolandclothing.com  651-430-8108 magnoliaspaulette@gmail.com

Spruce Ridge Studios - Kris Miller - Howell, MI -spruceridgestudios.com  517-546-7732 Kris@spruceridgestudios.com

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Recent Projects  -

At our last meeting we were able to display some of the "Friendship Rugs" members have been working on for several years. A few of them are shown here.

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Recent Projects

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Patty Sherman - designed by Karla Gertard

Purse designed and hooked by Chris Martin

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Purse front and back by Lyle Drier

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Chris Martin - an original piece!

Items displayed at our recent meetings

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"Pieces" an original design by Carol Stoldt

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"Kathi's Eagle" by Sally Kallin hooked by Pat Cross

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Carol Stoldt designed and hooked "Berries" 

Carol Stoldt completed "Blue Basket Antique" by Edyth O'Neill  

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Original designs by Patty Sherman

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Janet Kiekhofer designed and hooked this original purse

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"In the Pasture" Designed by David Galchutt, hooked by
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Mary Schnitzler designed and hooked this original piece from an ad featuring her grandfather's brothers' shoe business

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Original Purses desined and completed by Sheryl Ellis

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Original Designs by Marion Latzo

The "Teacherless Workshop"took place at the History Center of Hawks Inn in Delafield, August 26th and 27th. A great hooking and relaxing time was had by all!

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Quarantine Rug - 8 Cream City Members Contribute to the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts Project

With the COVID-19 pandemic changing our lives, the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts (www.wiquiltmuseum.com/)                                    in Cedarburg, WI had an idea to have people submit quilt squares to be put together for a Quarantine Quilt. Joyce Krueger adapted this idea to put together hooked pieces, 10 inch square, to make a hooked rug/quilt. An invitation was sent out to all members - 8 responded and Joyce completed the project by sewing them together. Participating members were Patty Sherman, Pam Schmelzle, Janet Kiekhofer, Lyle Drier, Jean Warren, Sandy Kub, Mary Schnitzler, and Joyce Krueger. This rug and other Quarantine Quilts are currently on display in the Quilt Museum until November 15, 2020. Be sure to check times available.  Also, a wonderful article and explanation of the individual pieces, written by Joyce Krueger,  is in the current September/October issue of Rug Hooking magazine, pp 54 - 56. (www.rughookingmagazine.com)

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"Chair Challenge" pictures from our                Hook In 2019 !

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History

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.

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.

Meetings

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.

Activities

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

 Classes 

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