Tuesday, October 4, 2016

October Meeting

Join us for our regular meeting on October 18, 2016 at the Riverhead Library from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  Bring your current hooking project, something to share, and your supper if you like!

Just a reminder that the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival is next weekend, October 15 and 16, 2016 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, New York.  This is a fabulous festival for all fiber enthusiasts.  There are several rug hooking vendors this year including The Paisley Studio, American Country Rugs, Heaven's to Betsy and Janet Connor.

Friday, September 16, 2016

When Pigs Fly

***** Please note:  Our next meeting will be Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7 PM.  Please DO NOT arrive early -- another group is meeting before hand. *****

Judy Warasila's original rug, When Pigs Fly, won first place at the Peconic Ruggers Rug Show this past weekend at Hallockville.  Other winners were: 2nd Place: Ham and Eggs by Louise Hulbert, 3rd Place: Fall Colors by June Bassemir, Favorite Pig: Gracy's Pig Pillow by Denise Johnson, and Best in Show: North Fork Bounty by Rhona Vandernoth.  We had a great turn out -- thanks to all the visitors who participated by voting for their favorites.

It was a hot and sticky weekend on the farm.  Many thanks to all the members who came to hang the show on Friday, and those who stayed to take it down on Sunday evening.  Special thanks to Louise and Barbara's husbands, our clean up crew.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Our Biennial Rug Show

It's almost that time again!  We are preparing for our Biennial Rug Show to be held at the Hallockville Museum Farm in two weeks time.  Come and see all our beautiful, handmade rugs -- including those in the Pulled Pork Challenge!  We have a beautiful hit-or-miss raffle rug you can take a chance on, or try your hand at rug hooking.  Our members will be demonstrating our beloved fiber art all weekend and will gladly give you a little lesson!  The Festival is always a wonderful weekend for the whole family!  Please join us!

                                                            Hallockville Museum Farm
                                                                      Fall Festival
                     Saturday and Sunday,  September 10 & 11, 2016 10am-5pm both days. 
                                                                  RAIN OR SHINE!
                                    6038 Sound Avenue, Riverbed, NY 11901 631-298-5292

Monday, July 4, 2016

Upcoming in August

We will have a hook-in and pre-show meeting on Saturday, August 13th at the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church. Bring your lunch and something to work on, and be prepared to sign up to help with the show.  If you haven't picked up some raffle tickets to sell yet, please do.  All members are expected to sell a few.

Our biennial rug show will be held at the Naugles Barn during the Hallockville Fall Festival, September 10 & 11, 2016, 10 to 5 both days.  Our challenge this year, the Pulled-Pork Challenge, will feature hooked rugs of pigs!  The barn will be filled with beautiful hand-hooked rugs -- many for sale -- and vendors with lots of rug hooking supplies.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Long Island Fiber Festival & June Meeting Time

We had interesting weather over the course of the three days of the Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. Thunderstorms rolled in on Friday as we set up, heat hit on Saturday with wild wind overnight that blew tents away, and cold temps on Sunday.  Here is a photo of the two Judys trying to stay warm on Sunday.

Please send healing thoughts to both Judy Lambros and Judy Warisilla, as they have both undergone surgery this month and are recovering.

The raffle rug is done and dusted and raffle tickets are available.  If you are a guild member, please take some to sell.  If you are not a guild member, please buy some!  Contact our treasurer Margaret at mtzenk@gmail.com.  Margaret also has the guild's supply of linen and monks cloth.  If you need either, let her know and she will bring it to the next meeting.

The Quiet Corner Guild in Connecticut is having a hook-in on Saturday, June 18, from 9 to 3 at the South Woodstock, CT Fairgrounds.  The cost is $15, which includes door prizes, a raffle ticket, snacks and beverages all day. $5 for walk-in vendor shopping only. Vendors: Benita Raleigh, Margaret Arraj, Sandy Mariecki, Yankee Peddler, Paisley Studio, Fluff & Peachy Bean, Donna Swanson, Joyce DiGregorio Design, Seaside Rug Hooking, and Raven's Gate Primitives.
Woodstock Fairground
Rte. 169 & 171
Woodstock, CT 06281

The Peconic Ruggers June meeting will be held on the 21st at the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church from 7-9.  Hope to see you there.

The Peconic Ruggers, started by Gail Horton in 1996, is a rug hooking guild from the North Fork of Long Island, New York. We meet monthly at the beautiful Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead, New York.