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For December, our only meeting will be on DECEMBER 13th, from 9AM - 1PM at the First Congregational Church in Wauwatosa, WI. This will be our holiday party! Bring a dish to share, hot cider and ham will be provided. Also bring 3 - 3" X 18" strips of wool to play the game "Left - Center - Right."

From our Rug Hooking Guild to you, please have a WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON!


Great Times at the Sheep and Wool Fest September 8 - 10th 

Lots of activity at the History Center of Hawks Inn on August 23rd and 24th!  Special guest was Jordan, demonstrating her vintage sock knitting machines and educating us about the industry, now and in the past.


Fun at the Wisconsin State Fair -Demonstrating Rug Hooking!


Kudos to the Guild members who entered Hooked Articles and earned ribbons.  These include Janet Kiekhofer, Ann Rudolph, Joyce Krueger and  Lyle Drier. Taking "Best of Show" from all the hooked categories was Janet Kiekhofer.  Don't let those hooks rest!

Projects from our last meeting!


Suzanne Ziegler completed this punch needle design by Kelly Konyak.

This pillow was an unfinished project given to Suzanne Ziegler. Suzanne finished it, made it into a pillow, and it is ready for fall!

"Cheek to Cheek Snowmen" is a Michelle Palmer design hooked by Lyle Drier. The snowmen are ready for winter!


The            32nd Cream City Hook In and Fairy Tales Show

Cream City 32nd Hook In - 2023

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Mary McGrath with "CLEO"

Our "People's Choice" Winners for Hook In

Joyce Krueger with "ENDANGERED SPECIES"

Lyle Drier with "SHINE"


Melissa Pattacini - designer of Fairy Tale patterns, owner of Honey Bee Hive and speaker at our Hook In is with Sharon Felten, creator of the Fairy Tale centerpieces and Joyce Krueger - a Fairy Tale rug artist and  instrumental in bringing the show to Cream City

Hooking Fairy Tales - Extraordinary Rugs Inspired by the Golden Age of Illustration by Robin Rennie can be purchased from Rug Hooking Magazine. Fairy Tale patterns can be purchased from Honey Bee Hive,

Congratulations to the area winners for this years Celebrations (from Rug Hooking Magazine) winners!  We are so excited to be surrounded with these creative artists!

"Shine" - a David Galchutt design, was created by Lyle Drier

Intriguing "Cleo" was designed by Mary McGrath

Joyce Krueger designed this barn after one she watched throughout her life. It has fallen down - but part of it is preserved in the frame!

Marilyn Denning used the painting "Guitar and Beautiful Soul" to complete this art piece.

"Harry" was beautifully hooked and braided by Sharon Felten - a Sally Kallin design.

Items Shared at Our Meetings

Lyle Drier created and hooked this seat cushion from a Zentangle Design

"S.W. Kilm III" designed by Capri Boyle Jones and hooked by Chris Martin


Sheryl Ellis created "Trailing Roses" by Bernat Vintage and"Art Nouveau A La Mucha" by Jane McGo


"I WON!" created by Carol Stoldt after winning the game and many wool pieces "Left Center Right" at our holiday party in 2021.

"Paisley Magic"  by Angela Foote

Carol Wirsching adapted and hooked this design from Ann Willey

"Ribbons"adapted from Threadplay by LibbyLehman

Joyce Krueger  was very busy and creative in the completion of these rugs!!!


"La Pastiche Sea Serpent" - a painting by Gustav Klimet andadapted by Cindy Irwin (note the intricate gem placements)

"Kazak Primitive" designed by the Fraser Company, hooked by Carol Stoldt. Started in a class with Jeanne Benjamin


"Cat Trio Welcome" pattern by Di Franza and hooked by Lyle Drier


Wendy Vehanen created "V's Dreams" for her great niece and "Colors Over the 
Ocean" for her Finnish friend.


"Wooly Bowls" created by Pat Cross using 6" & 7" circles fused together, then adding beads. A great scrappy wool buster.

Sheryl Ellis created these beauties from Cushing patterns.  "Queen of Hearts" and "Miss Spade" will brighten your day!


"Chickadees" created by Janet Kiekhofer


"Champion" pattern by Mildred Sprout background added & hooked by Jean Warren


These rugs were created by  Barbara Kren. So much spirit!

"Pumpkin Blossom" by Alma Allen & Blackbird Designs

"Uncle Sam's Hat" by Polly Minick


"America Banner" by Catherine Stephan - Red Barn Designs


"The Witch's Consort" designed by Tish Murphy

"Star Struck" designed by Maggie Bonanomi


 "Christmas At The Inn"
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Cream City Guild members Janet, Pam and Judy (not pictured) demonstrated rug hooking in the "Loom Room"  in conjunction with the traditional celebration of    "Christmas at the Inn!"

Capri Boyle Jones taught 2 wonderful workshops for our Guild May 16th through the 21st. The first was an open workshop, the second was "Painterly In A Pinch." She was very inspirational to all who were fortunate to attend!


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 (                                    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. (


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