Thursday, November 12, 2015

November Meeting

Our next guild meeting is on Tuesday November 17th at the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church from 7-9pm. This will be our last meeting for 2015. 

We will have a guild hook-in and lunch for guild members only in January. Lunch will be provided by the guild. There will be an open hook-in in February. We will announce the dates a soon as I have them.

The raffle rug is underway and we will be hooking on it and selling tickets at the Country Parlor Holiday Folk Art & Gift Show at Hallockville, Thanksgiving weekend, Nov 27th & 28th from 9-3pm and Sunday the 29th from 10-2pm. If you would like to help with ticket sales let me know at the meeting or send an email.

Happy Holidays to all.

Monday, October 12, 2015

October Meeting

Our next guild meeting will be on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at the Riverhead Library, from 5:30 to 8:30.

Also, don't forget: The NewYork State Sheep and Wool Festival takes place October 17 and 18, 2015 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY.  It's a great family festival with lots of fun and wool things to do.

Friday, August 28, 2015

August Hook In

Our August hook in was held at the Riverhead library last Saturday.  Lots of members were away enjoying the last few weeks of summer, but there were plenty of lovely rugs to look.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

August Hook In

Our August Hook In will take place this Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the Riverhead Library from 10 until 3 pm.  Bring a project to work on, something for show and tell, and your lunch.  See you there.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Hook In at the Farmhouse Quilt Company

Janet hosted a full house or rug hookers at her beautiful quilt shop last month.  There is another hook in coming up in August at the Riverhead Library.  Stay tuned for details.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

July 2015 Hook In

We have a new venue for the upcoming open-to-all hook in -- the lovely Farmhouse Quilt Company in Southold, New York.  Come meet Janet, the proprietor, and enjoy the view across the farmyard to the chicken coop and beyond.  This is a charming shop, welcome to all fiber enthusiasts.  Janet hosts classes in quilting, rug hooking, rug weaving, basketry and more.

As usual, we will meet from 10 until 3 pm.  Bring your lunch and a project to work on and something finished for show and tell.

Farmhouse Quilt Company
46030 Main Road
Southold, NY

If you are coming from the west, the driveway to the quilt shop is second driveway just past the entrance to Corey Creek Vineyards on the south side of the street.  Follow it past the large green house until you see the shop.  You will see Jan Davis Antiques and another small shop across the street before you turn into the driveway.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, June 15, 2015

June Meeting: New Venue, New Time

The June 16, 2015 meeting will be held at the Riverhead Library, 330 Court Street.  Because of the library's schedule, we will start and end early: 5:30 to 8:30.  Feel free to bring your supper and something for show and tell.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Southold Rug Show

Country Lane, Cutchogue

A Hooked Rug Exhibit featuring works
By fiber artist Marilyn Bottjer

Cosden-price gallery in the reichert family center
Southold Historical society
54127 Main Road, Southold, NY

June 13 – June 27, 2015
Thursday-Saturday, 1-4pm.
Opening reception Friday, June 12, 2015

5:30 – 7 pm

Thursday, May 14, 2015


Our next guild meeting is on Tuesday May 19th at the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church from 7-9pm. We are collecting dues for 2015 so you can pay at the meeting or send a check made payable to Peconic Ruggers for $20 to:  Peconic Ruggers, c/o Susan Egan, 1525 West Creek Ave, Cutchogue NY 11935.

The guild has purchased a bolt of natural linen from Searsport Rug Hooking. It is 64 inches wide and suitable for a 5 cut and up. The cost is $24 per yard for guild members.

The guild will be vending this Saturday at the Fiber Festival at the Hallockville Museum Farm 6038 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY.  Sunday we will be demonstrating rug hooking.


May 16 & 17, 2015 10am- 4pm both days- Rain or Shine!
The Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair is the first of its kind in the region to bring together the diversity of fiber arts activities! Visitors will see and learn how local artisans craft wool and other animal fiber into beautiful finished pieces of clothing and art. The fair provides two fun-filled days of demonstrations and hands-on learning that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Visit both days for a variety of demonstrations, workshops and local artisans selling their handmade supplies and products in the Naugles Barn Fiber Market! There is something for everyone.
The setting for the Fair is like nowhere else on Long Island- the various activities and demonstrations take place throughout the picturesque Hallockville Museum Farm campus and in the historic buildings that date back to 1765.  Food vendors sell a variety of freshly-prepared lunch items for guests to enjoy while relaxing in the picnic area shaded by apple trees. If you are visiting from New York city, you may purchase tickets to ride on the private charter coach by following the red button at right. Sit back and relax as the bus takes you door-to-door from Manhattan to the Fair!
For the safety of all animals on display at the event, please leave your dogs and pets at home. Thank you for your cooperation.
Admission rate per day:
$6 adults/ $4 ages 5-12, ages 4 & under are free. Family rate of 2 adults+2kids, or 1 adult + 3 kids is $15.
All admission fees directly support the not-for-profit educational mission of Hallockville Museum Farm.

Demonstrations and Activities Include:

Animal Displays- Meet the sheep, llamas, alpacas and angora rabbits that provide the fleece and fiber needed to make fiber goods like yarn!
Basketweaving- Learn how plant fibers are woven into baskets and other functional pieces.
Sheep Herding- Watch expert herders and their trained Border Collies move a flock of sheep across the pasture.
Llama Obstacle Course- The Long Island Livestock Company Youth Showteam will lead the llamas through the paces of various obstacles in a display of fancy footwork!
Sheep & Llama Shearing- Learn how fiber is harvested during informative demonstrations by an expert shearer.
Carding and Spinning- See raw fiber being de-tangled and teased apart to prepare for the next part of the process, spinning. Watch spinners at their wheels turn fiber into spun yarn!
Dyeing- Learn how natural and chemical dyes transform fleece and wool into every color under the rainbow.
Knitting- Watch knitters up close as they work on a variety of wearable pieces. Plus pick up new techniques you can use on your own projects.
Needle Felting- Learn about how you can create sculptures from wool felt with this interesting technique. NEW! this year we are offering a one-hour workshop on May 16 at 11:30 during the Fair. Details and sign up here.
Rug-Hooking- Watch and learn as skilled rug hookers demonstrate this craft.
Weaving- The Hallockville looms will be on display to see how fiber can be woven into cloth, and other pieces such as shawls and tapestries.
Quilting- Quilting artisans will demonstrate this technique and you can even try it out yourself!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

New Rugs

Here are a couple of photos of newly finished rugs by guild members, displayed at last night's meeting.
Boats by June Bassemir

Three mats by Judy Lambros

Monday, March 23, 2015

March Madness Tomorrow!

Our March meeting will take place tomorrow evening -- 7 pm to 9 pm at the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church.  Bring something to work on and something to share.  Let's all think spring and wish away this snow that just won't melt!

The guild has purchased a bolt of natural linen from Searsport Rug Hooking. It is 64 inches wide and suitable for a 5 cut and up. The cost is $24 per yard for guild members.  Please contact Louise if you would like to purchase some -- the bolt is too heavy to bring to the meeting.

If you have not yet paid your dues, please do so!  The dues are still a very reasonable $20.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Fabulous February Hook In

We had a fabulous time on Saturday:  fabulous turnout, fabulous food, fabulous rugs being shown and worked on!  Here are some photographs courtesy of member Denise Johnson.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Open Hook In and Potluck Lunch

Please join us for a potluck lunch and hook in this Saturday, February 28, 2015, from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Riverhead Library, 330 Court Street, Riverhead, New York.

Bring something delicious to share for lunch, a current project and something for show and tell.  I know you have all been hooking a lot since it has been to cold to go outside!

See you Saturday!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Snow Day: Clean Your Rugs!

We are in the midst of the Storm of the Century according to the weathermen.  It's the Great Blizzard of 2015.  Thankfully, it is a fairly light snow and not too bad to shovel, except that there is just SO MUCH OF IT!  So why not take advantage of all this precipitation?  Give your rugs a cleaning. Throw them out in the snow, cover, and then sweep clean with a whisk broom.  You'll be amazed at how bright and fresh they will look!

Monday, January 19, 2015

A Full House

We had a full house at our Holiday Hook In on Saturday.  It was great to see so many members and their new and recently completed projects.  Lunch was catered by Panera and Costco and was, as always, delicious.  Thank you, Louise, for picking it up, and thank you Sue, for bringing the drinks and setting things up, and to all the members who helped with set up and breakdown.

Our next meeting is an open hook in on February 28, 2015, at the Riverhead Library Craft Room #1, 10 to 3.  This one is a pot luck, so bring something delicious to share, as well as your hooking.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Holiday Hook In

The Peconic Ruggers Holiday Hook In will take place on Saturday, January 17, 2015, 10 am to 3 pm, at the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church.   This hook in is for members only.  Lunch will be catered. Bring your hooking and finished items to share!

We are still setting up an open hook in date for February, so stay tuned.

We will resume regular Tuesday evening meetings on March 24.  These will run from 7 to 9 pm.
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.