ASSOCIATION OF TRADITIONAL HOOKING ARTISTS
ATHA was formed in 1979 for the promotion of rug hooking, educational activities and the exchange of ideas and information among members.
ATHA has regions in the continent of North America (Canada and the United States), and one designated as "International". There are members in England, Australia and Japan.
ATHA also publishes a Newsletter issued six time annually. The Newsletters provide information on the national and local level, articles on the "How To" of rug hooking, as well as advertisements from various suppliers, designers, teachers, rug camps, etc.
If you are interested in membership, please contact:
Joan Cahill, Membership Chairperson
600 1/2 Maple Street, Endicott, NY 13760
The Brandywine Rug Hooking Guild, a chapter of ATHA, meets monthly from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Hankin Library, Chester Springs, PA. Active guild with speakers, workshops, more. New members welcome!
5th Annual Hook-In is
October 24, 2009, 9-4.
Allie Barchi at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Woolwrights, ATHA Chapter 110, meets every 2nd Friday of the month from 10 am - 2 pm at the Zion Lutheran Church in Leola, PA 17540. Please contact Anne Stevens at email@example.com (717)-656-2471) or Mary Lynne Naples at firstname.lastname@example.org (717-464-5364) for details.
COLONIAL RUG HOOKING GUILD OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
We are an ATHA chapter located in Northern Virginia. We meet monthly, September to June, usually on the second Sunday of each month, at the Sully Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly, VA 20151, from noon to 4:00 p.m. To confirm meeting dates and location, please contact ColonialRuggers@gmail.com
GOOSE CREEK RUGGERS ATHA CHAPTER, LEESBURG, VA
Meets every 2nd Thursday from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at Balch Library, Leesburg, VA.
Contact Jerry Spears at email@example.com for more information.
The Maine Tin Pedlar
The Maine Tin Pedlar Chapter meets monthly (except January, July &
August) in Ocean Park, Maine, near Old Orchard Beach. For more details on
our group, a schedule of meetings and activities, information on New
England events, and more, please visit our web site at
The White Mountain Woolen Magic guild meets at the First Congregational Church on Main St in
Hopkinton NH on the 2nd Wednesday of March, April, May, June, September, October, November and sometimes December. We also occasionally have a Saturday meeting in place of the Wednesday meeting for those who work during the week. The meeting is from 10am to 2pm and
bring a bag lunch.
For more information please contact:
Karen Balon, guild secretary
Buffalo Trace Rug Hookers
The Buffalo Trace Rug Hookers are located in Southern Indiana in the
the New Albany, Louisville area. Our meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd
Thursdays of the month. For more information call Jyl Clark or Mary Silva at
Shockoe Slip Rughookers
The Shockoe Slip Rug Hookers are a new ATHA Chapter in Virginia. For information, please contact:
President- Mary Henck
Meet once a month
Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild
The Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild is an ATHA (Association of Traditional Hooking Artists) chapter consisting of about 500 members from 33 different states plus Canada and Japan. Please visit the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild's website for more information. greenmountainrughookingguild.org.
The Wine Country Rug Hooking Guild
The Wine Country Rug Hookers, an ATHA guild in Sonoma County, meets the 2nd Saturday every
month, except August. We meet from 10am until 3pm, at Friends House in Santa Rosa, to hook, share ideas and plan our next event. We welcome guests and enjoy sharing information about rughooking. Our dues are $30/year and members must join ATHA. We have held workshops with nationally known teachers, such as Nancy Miller, Jane Olson, Elizabeth Black, and Helen Connolly Howe. For more information, e-mail or phone Laura W. Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org, (707) 762-2595 or Catherine Siegel at email@example.com, (707) 769-9674.
Foxy Ladies Rug Hooking Guild
Founded in September 1999, we are an ATHA guild dedicated to the craft of
rug hooking. Guests and prospective members are welcome to our monthly
hook-ins where we work on individual projects and share ideas and
information about our craft in a casual and supportive atmosphere. All levels
from beginners to the most experienced rug hookers are welcomed.
We meet monthly at historic Beau Bien Tavern at Lisle Station Park, Lisle,
Illinois, on the second Saturday of each month except December, from 10:00
a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (bring a bag lunch). Lisle Station Park is located on School
Street in Lisle, 2 streets south of Ogden Avenue and 2 blocks east of Center
Street. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Nutmeg meets the third Saturday from September to June. In December it will be the second Saturday (14th) for a pot luck. The location varies as our members are from all part of CT. and we are always looking for new members and locations (usually libraries) for meetings. Dues are $10.00 and you have to be a member of ATHA. Any one who wants more info can contact me. email@example.com
Cranberry Rughookers is an ATHA chapter and our members our from Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts . For more information, please visit our web site at www.cranberryrughookers.org
The Old Pueblo Rug Hooking Guild
The Old Pueblo Rug Hooking Guild in Tucson, Arizona is an ATHA chapter. We have about 20 active members, as well as several "visitor" members. Tucson is the winter home or vacation area for many people from the north, and several of our rug hookers come from this population. We hosted a statewide hook-in in December 2002, and are planning a 3-day workshop with Nola Heidbreder in March 2003.
We meet regularly at the Woods Memorial Branch Library on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 10 am till 1:30 pm. We welcome new members, visitors, experienced hookers and beginners. We even have beginner kits we will sell you to help get you started! Call Myra Ransick (520-577-9422) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Lone Star Hooking Guild
The Lone Star Hooking Guild (and ATHA chapter) meets from 2 pm to 5 pm the second Saturday of every month in the Dallas area. We welcome traditional rug hookers of all ages and abilities. For details, please contact President Liza Leggett, 214/528-7454.
Please visit here for the Lone Star Hooking Guild Mug Rug Kit Sales to Benefit Victim's Education Fund for the September 11, 2001 tragedy.
Piedmont Rug Hookers
Piedmont Rug Hookers (PRH) is a chapter of ATHA and was formed to further rug hooking in the North Carolina area. We hold monthly meetings in a member's home. The meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Saturday of every month and are from 10.00am to 2:00pm. The meetings are held to hook rugs, socialize and discuss PRH issues and upcoming events.
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