NOTICE: Our next meetings for the Cream City Rug Hooking Guild are cancelled - these are for November 11th and December 9th due to Covid and keeping everyone safe. Also note, all meetings will be at the Family Center of Wisconsin Memorial Park.
On November 6, 2020 the Guild was planning a bus trip to Chicago Botanical Gardens. This trip has been cancelled.
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!
The Hook In for April 23rd was 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 - cottagehouseprimitives.com 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 -Hollyandivy@mac.com
I Love Rug Hooking - Shelley Lencioni - Auburn, Calif. - iloverughooking.com 916-765-7165
Joyce's Vintage Wools - Joyce Krueger - Waukesha, WI - 262-542-8944 -
Magnoloia's Wool and Clothing - Paulette Wentzlaff - Stillwater, MN - magnoliaswoolandclothing.com 651-430-8108
Spruce Ridge Studios - Kris Miller - Howell, MI -spruceridgestudios.com 517-546-7732
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Rugs=Food=Love Braided Rug Project. Guild members have contributed braided circles, and Sandy Kub has designed and assembled two of the rugs. If you win a rug through a raffle ticket, you get to designate a food bank to receive funds. Check out these beautiful rugs at the website below.!
"Garden of Love" - hooked and braided rug put together by Sandy Kub.(Different people completed the circles.) This is part of a Covid Fundraiser by the Valley Forge Rug Braiders to benefit food banks. These will be raffled in November -visit: accelevents.com/e/rugsfoodlove
Recent Projects -
"Birch Trees in Autumn" - by Lyle Drier
Created using wool strips and selvedges
"Autumn Oak" -
by Lyle Drier
"The River" - by Lyle Drier
Items displayed at our recent meetings
Harvest Time -
Heart of Wisconsin
Guild Challenge -
Carole Wirsching hooked this footstool - adapting part of a pattern
Braided Baskets -
"Crazy Shoes" designed by Melissa Eisenbach and hooked by Chris Martin
"Lighthouse" by Karla Gerard of Needleit Studio in Sydney, Nova Scotia - Completed by Janet Kiekhoferotted Bea - Hookeb Lyle Drir
Guild members have completed sunflower squares as an Outreach Project - fun fall project!
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!
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)
Look where we have been hooking! 2019
ATHA Biennial -Denver
Sheep and Wool Fest 2019
WI State Fair
"Chair Challenge" pictures from our Hook In 2019 !
Hook In Pictures!
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.