Monday, September 27, 2010

RUG SHOW OCTOBER 30 AND 31, 2010 - 10a-3p

The Northfork is spectacular this time of year..... won't you join us for our rug show in the Naugles Barn at Hallockville Museum Farm on Halloween weekend?

  The barn is the perfect rustic backdrop for a mouthwatering dislpay of local rug hooking artists. 

We will have wonderful and talented Long Island vendors and two very special guests !!!

THE WOOL STREET JOURNAL and GWOOKIERS are coming all the way from Colorado to vend at OUR SHOW!!! They will be here in person to sell books, their magazine, patterns and wool.  They are two very lovely ladies! 

We have a  SEARSPORT HOOKING  trunk show - woolens, patterns, supplies, etc.

Past guild president Barbara Chuvalas has orchestrated an incredible raffle table -  gathering rug hooking related donations from all over the country - Searsport Rug Hooking,  The Paisley Studio, Thimblefolk, Ram in the Thicket Wool, Rug Hooking Magazine, Oxford Maine Mill End StoreCushing and a beautifully crafted basket from the Basket Garden. 

With each admission, you will receive one free ticket for these raffles!

Come and try your hand at rug hooking at our demonstration table! 
The admission fee is $6  per person - which includes one raffle ticket. 

A portion of the admission benefits Hallockville Museum Farm

Rug Show 2008

Rug Show 2008

Friday, September 17, 2010


We will deomonstrate in a booth by Naugles Barn.  Come by to see us and try hooking!!  This is a demonstration only opportunity for us and we will not be selling any supplies or completed items.  Here are some pictures from previous festivals....  it's a great family festival.  I will post pictures from this festival and our booth at Longwood next week.  Hope to see you there!

fall festival
Rug Hookers

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Kid's Activities

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Craft Vendors

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Decoy Carver

Friday, September 10, 2010


Come see us at the Longwood Country Fair this weekend.   Is't at the Longwood Estate (beautiful) in Ridge.  We will demonstrate and sell supplies and finished items both Saturday and Sunday. 
Brochure from Brookhaven town Website

This is a great family fair.  The grounds are beautiful and shaded.   It is very family friendly and has a huge variety of vendors and demonstrators.

We hope to see you there.  If you cannot make this fair, come to Hallockville next weekend.  It's the museum farm's main fundraiser and a great old fashion fall festival - come early - the North Road gets crowded quickly......

Monday, August 30, 2010

Apple Trees and Smiling Sheep - August 2010 Hook In

We had a FANTASTIC turnout to our August 2010 hook in. Mother Nature blessed us with cooler temperatures and quite a breeze. It was beautiful under the apple trees (I know I keep saying that, but it's so true - there is nothing like hooking under a nice old group of trees!).

This sweet heart has a Mona Lisa smile!

Look at the smile on this love!
The sheep were calling (yelling?) to us as we were setting up so we had to show them some love.  What a hoot they are!  I bet they were enjoying the cooler weather as well.

Let's get on to the rest of the day...

We really are under the apple trees...see?
Bumble Bee was there with all of her goodies - beautiful and clever!! Honestly, something for EVERYONE! She hooks, she knits, she weaves, she crochets.....

Bumble Bee's punch needle frame - also great for using up every last inch of linen....

Sally and Sue will be show in Gail Horton's rug show "The Proverbial Proverb" at the Southampton Historical Museum - through October 2!

Our raffle rug is almost complete!!!  I love his coloring.  June is working on him now, thank you June!

Sue's Flounder - the picture does not do this justice - the flounder is the most unique texture!!

Eleanore is working on a intricate floral....

I want to thank everyone for visiting and sharing their projects - both recent and current.  It really makes for a great day and shows all of our visitors how diverse and creative this historical art can be!

Our next hook ins will be our Winter Hook Ins in January and February!   Our next event is a demo booth at the Longwood Country Fair on 9/11 and 9/12.  This is a great family fair - come by and see us!!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

HOOK-IN Saturday, August 21 - 10am - 4pm - Hallockville


A mini member exhibit

The Ruggers' Hook-In brings together artisans from all over Long Island who share a passion for hand hooked rugs. Visitors will learn about this fascinating art form, create a loop or two and have an opportunity to purchase wool, patterns and other supplies.

A surprise awaited us at our last hook-in (Saturday, July 24) - a cool breeze beneath the shade of the apple trees behind the Hudson House! Even with a heat advisory, we were able to hook comfortably until around 1:30. It suddenly became so hot we had to move in to the air-conditioned Hudson House.

Along with the public, we were visited by a reporter from the group of papers that owns the North Shore Sun, and by Denise Civiletti from, a website that highlights Riverhead. Denise videotaped my rug hooking demo and it can be seen on her website.
The companionship was very pleasant and the food was delicious - Sarah’s chicken and rice salad - PR Cookbook recipe?

I hope to see you Saturday, August 21 from 10a to approximately 4p - don’t let the heat advisories of 2010 keep you away!

Call Hallockville at 631-298-5292 for additional information and directions.

The event is free and open to the general public.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Great Day to Make Poppies!

The Felting class was such fun! I am sorry that some of you had to miss it - a big graduation week - but I hope you will be able to attend the next one. We made red poppies and have supplies to make a few more at home... here are some images from this breezy summer day at the Naugles Barn....

The set up in the barn

A view from inside

The class in progress

Our finished poppies....
A closer look...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Saturday, June 19 from 1pm - 4pm in the Naugles Barn

Elizabeth Palmer Buchtman from Designs from Fenwood will be at Hallockville to teach the guild wet felted poppies.  There are so many ideas for the poppies - make a  pin, tack to a pillow (photo), add a stem and display in a vase, adorn a knit sweater.....

The fee is $20 for guild members, $30 for non members, plus a $10 materials fee given to Elizabeth. 

There are a few seats left, please email us at or call Judy at 631-924-2636 or Jennifer at 631-744-8608.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair 2010

Perfect spring weather for the first Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair!  Hallockville  was host of this event where fiber artists gathered to demonstrate their crafts and sell their wares.  There were spinners, carders, knitters, felters, dyers, weavers and of course hookers.  It was a wonderful success and we hope that it will become an annual event.
Our demonstration area was a breezy spot under a great big tent (thank you Herb!) outside of the Chichanowicz House (affectionately called the "Chic(k) House") next to the cow pasture.  The pasture was filled with llamas, alpacas, sheep, and bunnies ......  oh the little lambs. 

Look at the little black and gray lamb taking a rest and the little white lambs that never strayed far...

There was a great turnout at the festival and our tent.  We did a lot of catching up with members and made many new hooking friends.  Hopefully we'll see all of those faces again soon!!  

Sue's ship rug (c) 2010

A delicious sampling of Judy's dyed and "as is" wool.

Jennifer's Black Sheep rug (c) 2010 in progress...

Denise demonstrating on her footstool (c) 2010 in progress for her brand new baby granddaughter!! Congratulations Denise!

Always - please respect the designs created by others by not copying them.  Copying others' designs degrades the hard work and creativity of the artist.  These images shared for your enjoyment. 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair - Hallockville Museum Farm

Won't you join us?  The Peconic Ruggers will demonstrate rug hooking at The Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead, LI, NY this weekend!  We are looking forward to a day chock full of hands on fiber fun, animals and artisans.  Who couldn't love this wooly face?

Monday, April 26, 2010

Spring 2010 Newsletter

Winter Hook-ins
Our hook-ins were very pleasant at our new winter digs. The room is spacious, well lit, and we were even able to use the couch and upholstered chairs. The kitchen is very large and well stocked, and our host even made coffee for us. We look forward to future meetings at this location.

Elections were held at the March meeting. Judy Lambros was reelected as Co-president,Jennifer Faulkner was elected as Co-president and Susan Egan was reelected as Treasurer.We look forward to an exciting and productive two year term.

The guild now has a new blog, written by Jennifer Faulkner - Jennifer has done a wonderful job and has many ideas yet to be implemented. Starting this month the newsletter will be posted on the blog but you will still receive it by email or by paper mail. Other guild information will also be posted on the blog but if it is important or time sensitive you will still receive notification by email or paper mail.

Sarah has begun work on the cookbook she is creating for the guild as a fundraiser. She has produced a form to use to submit your recipes and hooking tips. If you need a copy of this form please contact me and I will send you one. Sarah is hoping to have all the recipes together by the end of May. I, for one, am looking forward to seeing the cookbook when it is completed!

Wet Felting Class
Jennifer Faulkner has been looking into the possibility of having her sister, Elizabeth Palmer Buchtman of Designs from Fenwood teach a class for us on wet felting. It looks like the date will be June 19. Details on location, time, cost, etc. are to be announced.

Raffle Rug
Our own Sara McNamara has generously donated her pattern "Garden Cat" on linen -  an adorable kitty and flowers. This year we are attempting to use donations for the wool instead of purchasing it. Sarah is coordinating the collection of wool. If you have any wool to donate or are ready to dosome hooking on the raffle rug please contact Sarah.

Guild Supplies - Don't forget this valuable member resource...
For purchase:
Woolrich natural wool………………….$16 per yard
Linen…………………………………… $17 per yard
Rug warp……………………………......$18 per yard
Rug binding, white................................$.42 per yard

For borrowing we have a wooden proddy tool and a library including magazines and books published by Rug Hooking Magazine.  A listing of what publications we have will be added to the blog.  Please contact Judy or Jennifer with inquiries or donations.

Rug Store in Patchogue - Hooray!
In case you haven’t heard, we have a new rug store in Patchogue!   Andrea Lawlor has opened a full service rug store in her flower shop at 143 Medford Avenue (Route 112). The phone number is 631-475-4894. She has items ranging from beautiful hand-dyed wool to hooks and books, and everything in between.

Dues were due in January. Please be sure to make payment if you haven’t yet done so. Dues are vital for us to function as a guild.  Thank you very much.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Join our next Guild meeting

Tuesday, April 20 at the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church.  Thank you to Susan and Sally for securing this warm venue for us!

Our March meeting was a success.  We unanimously elected a new co-president, Jennifer Faulkner. 

Keep an eye out for our Spring Newsletter.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

February Hook In - Please join us!

Saturday, February 27 from 10am - 3pm

THE CUTCHOGUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH located at 27150 Main Road (Rte. 25) Cutchogue , on the north side of the road, just west of the village, between Cases Lane and Highland Road.

Enter in the Fellowship Hall via the door facing the parking lot.

Please bring a lunch.  Our guild will supply coffee, tea, cold drinks and yummy desserts. We welcome you to bring a dessert to share. We 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.