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.
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.