Wednesday, November 9, 2016

November Meeting

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church, 7 to 9 pm.  Please do not arrive early -- there is another group meeting before us.  Wait for them to leave before you enter the room.  We will finalize plans for our next raffle rug.

At the October meeting, we decided on our challenge for the 2018 Rug Show: Take a Walk on the Wild Side: a Jungle Challenge.  Put your thinking cap on and come up with some creative designs to hook for the show.  You have almost two years to complete a jungle themed rug!

As always, there will not be a meeting in December.

Dates have been set for our winter hook ins.  Mark these dates on your calendars: Saturday, January 21, 2017 (site to be announced) and Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Cutchogue Library Community Room.  The January hook in will be our holiday celebration with a catered lunch -- for members only.  The February hook in is open to all.

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.

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.