NOTICE: Our next meeting for the Cream City Rug Hooking Guild will be July 13th, 2022. It will be at the First Congregational Church in Wauwatosa, 9 to 1.


What a wonderful "31st HOOK IN" we had April 28th at Boerner Botanical Gardens! Many people were excited to be back hooking together and touching base with friends. People's Choice winners and other pictures can be found toward the bottom of this page.


 

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The ATHA 2022 Biennial in Kansas City is 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!c Title

 The following vendors were at our Hook In. If you need help or supplies, be sure to contact them

Because of Ewe Kimberly Hirt - Genoa, Ohio - BecauseofEwe.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

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

Zim Knives - Nathan Zimmerman - www.zimKnives.com - 262.510.3563  Sharpens all sorts of items meant to be sharp!

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

Village Crafters - Carol Oslage - coslage@yahoo.com.  Tomahawk, WI - All sorts of handmade baskets, small to large

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Purse Challenge by Guild Members recently displayed at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts

Congratulations to the State Fair winners in the "hooked items" categories. Winners include Mary Schnitzler, Janet Kiekhofer (4 items), Sheryl Ellis, Ann Rudolph, Lyle Drier (4 items), Patty Sherman and "Best of Show" to Janet Kiekhofer, with her "Chicken."  These were on exhibit at the Wisconsin State Fair, August 5th - August 15th. 

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Items displayed at our recent meetings

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"Flowers and Birds" designed and hooked by Patty Sherman

"Sir Snowman" designed and hooked by Coni Kroncke

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"Worm Box" featured as an ATHA Biennial Fundraiser. The pattern is from Kris Miller, featured in the companion pattern book. Hooked by Pat Cross.

"Oriental" designed by Pearl McGown - Hooked by Carol Stoldt

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"Deco In Gold" - Artist Unknown - Adapted and Hooked by Chris Martin

"Snowman" - Artist Unknown - Adapted and Hooked by Jean Warren

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"Christmas Day" - Country Stitches Patterns - Stitched by Janet Kiekhofer

"Patriotic Sheep" - Designed and Hooked by Coni Kroncke

"Marathon Runner" - Artist Donna Hrkman - Adapted and Hooked by Mary Schnitzler. This rug is in honor of Mary's husband, Jim, commemorating a few of the many marathons he has run.

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"A" -  Designed and Hooked by Marian Metzlaff for her great niece!

Water Felted Purses- Completed in a workshop by Anna Winette Repke. Purses completed by Lyle Drier, Wendy Vehaned and Ann Rudolph

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"Flower Power" - by Old Woolen Friends - Hooked by Genny Gonzales

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"Quilee Bowl" - top and bottom covered with quillies. Designed and hooked by Suzanne Ziegler

"Grandma's Rug"  designed by Nancy Miller and hooked by Nancy Harland. Note how different plaids add texture and interest,

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"My Birch Tree"  designed and completed with a variety of textile art techniques by Joyce Krueger

"Bonne Anne'e" (Happy New Year)
part of Lisanne Miller's Postcard series hooked by Sheryl Ellis

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"Elephants" a tessellation journey designed and hooked by Joyce Krueger

Joanne Zahorik designed and hooked these  "Cute Kitties" and "Busy Bee's" in 3D

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 Animal Triptych by Ann Rudolph

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"Heart Flower"  designed and hooked by Lyle Drier

Carol Stoldt designed and hooked this rug after winning the game "LCR" at our Christmas meeting. As a "winner" she got 18 pieces of wool - and this is what she created!

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"Velvet Shower Flowers" designed and hooked by Carol Stoldt. The outside circle of petals is velvet.


"Proddy Bench Seat" designed and prodded by Janet Kiekhofer. This started out as a chair pad - expanded from there!

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Hazel Rooker hooked  "Winter 2021", designed by Maggie Bonanomi.

"Winter Watering Cans" designed by Michelle Palmer. Hazel Rooker completed this after a class with Diane Stoffel at the Franklin Tennessee Rug School.

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APPLES - design adapted & hooked by Nancy Harland

Chris Martin  hooked  "Masks of Native America", designed by Going Gray.

Hazel Rooker created and prodded this heart using wool strips and ribbons.

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"Lady In Lace" Punch Needle with yarn designed by Yvonne Buss, "punched" by Sharon Felten -lace by Jean Warren

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"Dash - Knitting Sheep" designed by PJ Rankin-Hults through Spruce Ridge Studios. Hooked by Carol Stoldt

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Chris Martin embellished the "Heart Kit" by Dianne Tobias and "Here's My Hearts" design inspired by Zenspirations Coloring Book

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"English Cottage" hooked by Lyle Drier  (this will be a silent auction item at our Hook In)

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!

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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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"Purse Challenge"

pictures from our

 Hook In 2022!

"PEOPLES CHOICE" - FAVORITE RUG WINNERS

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Carol Stoldt - "A Murder of Crows in Hats"

Sally Kannaka - "Steve's Love"

          2022 
Hook In Pictures!

Sharon Felten - "Spring Has Sprung"

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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.

History

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, 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



 

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.