Saturday, November 29, 2014

Peconic Ruggers at 2014 North Fork Designer Show House

Photo by Liz Glasgow

Several members of the guild are selling hand-hooked rugs and other decorative items at the North Fork Designer Show House, going on now!  This is a rare opportunity to see and purchase these finely made works of art, so be sure to stop by and see us, and all the other wonderful vendors from the North Fork.

Christmas at the Show House 
and the Best of the North Fork Emporium
Fri - Sun, Nov 28 - Dec 14
27150 Main Road, Cutchogue, LI, NY

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

November Meeting

Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7 pm at the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church on the Main Road.  Bring your hooking, of course!  This will be our last meeting until the new year.

We had terrific attendance at the last meeting.  Here are some photographs of what we are working on.

Several members will be participating in the North Fork Designer Show House Christmas show and sale at the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church Manse.  We will have a small room chock a block with hooked rugs and ornaments for sale.  Please stop by and see us.  

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Upcoming Meetings

We will meet next at the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 7 pm.  Join us for an evening of rug hooking and good conversation.  We'll review the rug show and start planning the next one!

Also, mark your calendars for November:  Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7 pm at the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Another Wonderful Rug Show

We couldn't have asked for a better Saturday to start our Bi-Annual rug show.  Hallockville was decorated to the hilt -- cornstalks and chrysanthemums everywhere!  There were cows and horses and sheep, crafters galore, and, of course, a big barn full of hand-hooked rugs.  A few members sold finished rugs, the vendors (including me) sold lots of wool and patterns, and lots of people expressed interest in learning how to hook.  Such a great weekend.  The rain late on Sunday didn't even dampen our spirits.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Calling All Members!

Here's a heads up:  our next meeting will not be the third Tuesday of September!  We will instead meet on Tuesday, September 9, 2014,  7 to 9 PM, at the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church, to do last minute preparations for the rug show the following weekend.  Please bring whatever rugs you want included in the show to the meeting, along with the appropriate printed labels that Louise will be emailing to you shortly.  This will be the last day rug entries will be accepted.

If you can help with the show -- hanging rugs, selling raffle tickets, demonstrating, teaching a make-and-take class, taking the show down -- please contact Louise at

Because the show will be held in tandem with the Hallockville Fall Festival, we are sure to have a fabulous turn out.  Please participate and help make this show the best one yet!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Combining Rug Hooking & Braiding

Several guild members spent this past Friday and Saturday learning to add braids to hooked mats from Kris McDermott, co-author of Combining Rug Hooking & Braiding, Basics, Borders & Beyond.
Kris brought several pieces of her own, as well as some really well-done visual aids to share with us. We all brought 2 small hooked pieces, one a 6 inch square with a 2.25 circle left unhooked, and a 6-inch circle.  There was a sharp learning curve on Friday, but we were all a little more relaxed and experienced on Saturday morning.  By Saturday afternoon, we were all beaming with pride at our accomplishments.
Kris showing her work
Kris with her great teaching aids

Kris cutting out the circle for a rosette

The group hard at work

Some of Kris's work. 

Kris' sweet little Featherweight

June, listening intently

Carol, tearing strips

Carol's sheep
Sue, braiding away

Rona's wheel
End of Day 1

End of Day 2

Happy Campers

Friday, March 28, 2014

March Meeting

Another relaxing and interesting hook in took place on March 18th. Lots of pictures below. Don't forget we are meeting again at the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church next month, Tuesday, April 15th, because the Riverhead Historical Society is undergoing renovations. See you then!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

February Winter Hook In

The Peconic Ruggers Hook In on February 15th had a good turnout despite the threat of snow. The pot luck event was enjoyed by all, with a delicious spread of food from appetizers to desserts brought by our members. The rugs were beautiful, as always, and the conversation was interesting and varied. We are all looking forward to our next hook ins this summer during July and August.

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.