My 5×7 adventure

Since I seem to run out of vacation days, I can’t make it to the fall meetings. But I wanted to update everyone on the progress of my 5×7 rug. I have finished all but the background. And the background is about 25% complete. It is looking beautiful but I can’t carry it with me to show people. I will post a picture in a bit when I have a better pc.
Hope everyone is enjoying the fall weather, which is perfect for hooking. Shirley Hairston.

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We love to share…

I am so thrilled that I can now send friends, family and even a casual acquaintances to our new web site and blog. This is a recent comment I received from a dear friend:

“I just watched the utube video embedded in your website. Wow–such talent!
I think everyone is creative in some way and needs to explore that inclination. Creativity is an essential part of the human spirit–how beautifully you and your group express it.”

From Christine Vovakes of Red Bluff, CA to Christine Goyer, WRRH member

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Recruiting new members!

On Friday Christine Goyer and I attended an estate sale in Russell.  While we looked at the many things for sale, we noticed a pale blue Pendelton plaid kilt on a chair.  We both looked it over and were talking about the weight and feel of it when a voice said, “You must be rug hookers!  Only rug hookers are concerned about the weight and feel of a skirt!”  We confessed that we were rug hookers and introduced ourselves to Nancy Ferguson who is also a rug hooker in Russell, Ohio.  Nancy is not affiliated with a guild and so we talked to her about going to our October meeting and joining our active, talented guild.  I sent her a copy of Christine’s September newsletter and the link for our website.  Nancy wrote back to me to say that she plans to be at the October meeting and that meeting us was just the impetus she needed to join the guild!  Please welcome Nancy when she comes to the meeting in October.  She designs her own rugs and I know that you will be interested in meeting her and seeing her work.  I am always proud to talk about our guild and all the wonderful talent that we have.  We are an inspiration to those who join us!

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Hello Rug Hooking World!

The Western Reserve Rug Hookers, ATHA Chapter 119, welcome you to their new blog!  We are a guild of 80 members who meet on the first Thursday of each month at the Bainbridge Community Church, Route 306, in Bainbridge, Ohio.  If you go to our website at, you will find an interactive map on the “Welcome” page to help you find your way to our meetings.  Our next meeting is on Thursday, October 7th, and we have a program scheduled with Fritz Mitnick and Susanne McNally who will do “Cookie Cutter” rugs with interested members.  Bring your own cookie cutters, a black sharpie and a ruler and  linen will be available for you to purchase.  The October meeting will also be the time to get your pattern for our logo challenge that all members are welcome to take part in.  Linen will be provided by the guild and Kate Porter has a paper pattern ready for you to transfer to the linen.  These challenge mats that feature the guild’s logo will be hung in the rug show at Lake Metroparks Farmpark at the Woolfest the last weekend in June.  WRRH co-sponsors the Woolfest and holds their annual rug show in the Exhibition Hall.  Please join us for an inspiring meeting and year!

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