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.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Long Island Fiber Festival & June Meeting Time

We had interesting weather over the course of the three days of the Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. Thunderstorms rolled in on Friday as we set up, heat hit on Saturday with wild wind overnight that blew tents away, and cold temps on Sunday.  Here is a photo of the two Judys trying to stay warm on Sunday.

Please send healing thoughts to both Judy Lambros and Judy Warisilla, as they have both undergone surgery this month and are recovering.

The raffle rug is done and dusted and raffle tickets are available.  If you are a guild member, please take some to sell.  If you are not a guild member, please buy some!  Contact our treasurer Margaret at  Margaret also has the guild's supply of linen and monks cloth.  If you need either, let her know and she will bring it to the next meeting.

The Quiet Corner Guild in Connecticut is having a hook-in on Saturday, June 18, from 9 to 3 at the South Woodstock, CT Fairgrounds.  The cost is $15, which includes door prizes, a raffle ticket, snacks and beverages all day. $5 for walk-in vendor shopping only. Vendors: Benita Raleigh, Margaret Arraj, Sandy Mariecki, Yankee Peddler, Paisley Studio, Fluff & Peachy Bean, Donna Swanson, Joyce DiGregorio Design, Seaside Rug Hooking, and Raven's Gate Primitives.
Woodstock Fairground
Rte. 169 & 171
Woodstock, CT 06281

The Peconic Ruggers June meeting will be held on the 21st at the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church from 7-9.  Hope to see you there.

Monday, May 16, 2016

May Meeting

Our May meeting will take place at the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 7 to 9 pm.  Bring your hooking and something for show and tell.

Several stalwart guild members manned the guild tent at the Long Island Fleece and Fiber Festival this past weekend.  It rained during set up in Friday.  Saturday was hot and sunny and sunscreen didn't keep us from getting sun burned.  On Sunday the wind nearly blew the tent over and dark clouds rolled in dropping the temperature.  It was a wild weekend of weather, for sure! Thank you one and all for coming out to set up, take down and demonstrate!

Friday, April 8, 2016

April Showers . . . and Our April Meeting

Our next meeting will take place on April 19, 2016, at the Riverhead Library, 5:30 to 8:30 pm.  As always, bring a project to work on, something to show off, and dinner, i you are so inclined, because our meeting will start so early.

We are all sending positive healing thoughts to our fearless leader, president Louise Hulbert, who is recovering from surgery.  Let's hope she feels well enough to attend the April meeting.

Thanks to Sue Egan for arranging the particulars of the May meeting, which will be held on May 17, 7 to 9 pm at the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church.  The Church is also holding an event the Saturday before our meeting: The 5th Annual Douglas Moore Organ Concert will be held in the Church on Saturday, May 14th at 3 pm.  Two organists from Juilliard will be playing the Kilgen organ.  It's a wonderful event and all are invited.  Refreshments will follow the concert.

Here is some eye candy from the last meeting:

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Our March Meeting is Coming Up!

Please join us on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church at 7 PM.  Bring something to work on and something to show.  We will talk about upcoming events, such as our biannual Rug Show to be held this September during the Hallockville Fall Festival.  It will feature our Pulled Pork Challenge!  Several members are diligently working on rugs with pigs in them!  It should be fun!

Our April meeting will be held at the Riverhead Public Library on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

February Hook In

We had yet another fun Saturday together on February 13.  Here is a look at some newly finished rugs and some in-progress rugs.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 7 pm at the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Holiday Hook In 2016

We had another delightful day of hooking and eating two Saturdays ago.  Lots of eye candy, as well as good food from Panera -- thank you, Louise, for catering our party!

Our next hook in is open to one and all and will take place on February 13, 2016, at the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church.  Bring your lunch and your hooking and a finished project our two to share. Margaret, our new treasurer, will be collecting dues for the year.   Louise, Sarah and Judy will have some supplies for sale.  If you are new to hooking or just new to our guild, please join us.  We always have a splendid time together.

This year's raffle rug

Margaret's amazing penny rug

Sarah's Quilly Christmas Tree

Rona's large North Fork Bounty

Barbara's Christmas Tree

Margaret's Hearts

June's beautiful fall tree

Phyllis' chicken applique

Close up of Phyllis' applique

Eleanor's quilt hit or miss

Judy's flowers

Caran's Santa surrounded by holly

Susan's 1930s quilt fragment

Sarah's sheep called Outstanding in Her Field

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Sally's Spaniels

rug hooked by Sally McGuire

Sue Egan just sent this photograph of her sister Sally's latest rug -- two sweet spaniels.  What fun -- a really great background, too.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Members Only Hook In

Once again the guild will have its yearly celebration -- for members only -- on January 16, 2016 at the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church, 10 to 3.  Lunch will be catered, so just bring along your current hooking project and anything you would like to share with the group.  And don't forget your annual dues! They are still only $20! Please let Louise know if you are coming so she can order the correct amount of food.

We would like to extend its sincere thanks to Sue Egan for her many years of service to the Peconic Ruggers as Treasurer.  Sue has taken great care of our funds as well as doing many other things from setting up rug shows to booking our venues.  She will still be around, and, knowing Sue, will still be helping out whenever its needed.  Thank you Sue!

We would also like to welcome our new Treasurer, Margaret Tripp-Zenk -- aka the fasted hooker east of the Mississippi.  Margaret is a long time member of the guild, an avid rug maker and a very generous guild member.  Thanks for taken on the job, Margaret.

We will have another Saturday hook in in February which will be open to all.  It will probably be held at the Riverhead Library, but the room is not booked yet.  Stay tuned for more information.
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.