April 2015 Newsletter

Sell your unused Rug Hooking Items at the April Meeting



Members will have a chance to sell their new and gently used woolens at the May meeting.  The guild will not supply change or charge for this.  This is a great chance to clear out items you will never use.






Sauder Village Rug Week Bus Trip!

Thursday, August 13, 2015








Anderson Bus Service  will be driving us to Historic Sauder Village where we will together enjoy a delicious Amish-style lunch  provided for us in a room  exclusively for our group. We then  have free time for the remainder of our stay to experience over 500 amazing rugs in the Main Exhibit  Hall, including the 2015  Rug Hooking  Magazine's Celebration Exhibit XXV. The many vendors will be set up and waiting for us to shop  their wide variety of rug hooking supplies and creative items.  We encourage you to bring  your friends and family.


Pick-up time on the east  side  (Bainbridge) will be approximately 7:30 a.m., and on the west side (Lorain  Community College) at 8 a.m. The one-way drive time is approximately

3-1/2 hours  with a restroom stop. Our 40-seat bus will leave Sauder at approximately 4 p.m.  More details will be provided at a later  date.



Non-Refundable Costs:      

Bus -             $28.00*

Lunch -         $13.25

Admission - $10.00**

Total -           $51.25


   *Does not include driver gratuity

**Admission  includes the  Main Exhibit  Hall and the Village.



Please make your  checks  out to WRRH.  Mail the form below  with your  check to Sue Skehan, 37934 Wright  St., Willoughby, OH 44094.



The sign-up deadline is June 4th. If unable to make the trip, you are responsible for finding a replacement. If we don't have a full bus by our June 4th guild meeting, the bus trip will be cancelled.






Welcome New Member


Dennis Hartzell 

The Early Bird Gets The Worm

2015 Hook-In Event


Ladies and Gentlemen, We are fast approaching our seventh annual hook-in on May 30th and the excitement is building.


The Raffle Stocking designed and hooked by Jill Welsh has arrived and I have included a picture of it with this article; (see Upcoming Events page) A wooly thanks to Jill for this fabulous addition to our raffle items.


Ramona Cann, Woolie Gardyn, was scheduled to be one of our vendors. She will not be able to be with us due to illness. We hope Ramona feels better and knows that we will miss her. You can email Ramona at rscann@msn.com if you want to contact her.


It has come to our attention that other hook-ins are now opening their venue after lunch to those who could not secure a spot for their hook-in. This certainly gives the vendors more opportunities for additional sales, we would have more opportunities to sell raffle/auction tickets and I really can’t think of a down side to this. So our doors will be open at 1:00 pm for anyone wanting to shop and see the fiber art show.  This gives you first shot at shopping with the vendors to purchase what you want/need and to see the fiber art show first. Let your friends know so they can come and shop after 1:00 pm.


Everyone has been so awesome about signing up for various areas of the work-load…the committee and I appreciate this soooo much! We have a couple of areas that could use a few more people so here’s you chance to help out if you missed the sign-up sheets at the meetings (I will bring them to the May meeting so you can sign up or see what you already signed up for):


1. A volunteer for the food table for the hours 12-1 and 1-2. (Freshen up the snacks and drinks)

2. One more person to sell auction tickets from 11-12.

3. Several people to watch over the fiber art show for one-hour time slots.


Don’t miss out on the fun to get involved with our auction and door prizes. You can still donate mats for door prizes, any size piece of wool for the bird cage (this is wool to stuff a bird cage with as an auction item) and filled baskets for the auction (the committee will wrap). The baskets you ladies have already put together are amazing! You’ve made it difficult to choose which one to take a chance on.


The Committee Chairs have worked overtime to make this hook-in a success and an experience to remember and I want to take this opportunity to thank them publicly:


Marianna Halassy Co-Chair

Shirley Hairston, Pre-Registration

Win Grossman, Food

Rebekah Smith, Fiber Art Show

Susanne Woodbury, Vendors/Classes

Pat Keith, Registration

Ruthellen Englander, Auction/Raffle

 Linda Gustafson, Kim Miles, Decorations/Door Prizes































Would You Like To Teach

a Mini Class?


We need volunteers to teach mini classes after guild meetings next year.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Sue Skehan  at 440-951-1053 or Ohsusyq@aol.com


Sept. and Oct. are taken but the other months are available.




Time To Renew Your Membership


This is to remind you that our membership dues are to be paid in May or June. Dues for both WRRH and ATHA are $41.00 for 2015-2016. Our new year begins in August. There are several ways you can renew your membership.


#1 Download a Membership Form by clicking on the link below or going to our  Contact Us page.

Mail the completed Membership Form and dues to Pat Keith, 9541 Remington Dr., Mentor, Ohio 44060.


#2 Membership Forms will be available at the May and June WRRH Guild meetings for you to fill out and turn in with you membership dues.


#3 At the WRRH Hook-In on Saturday, May 30th the guild will have a membership table. Membership Forms will be available for new memberships and renewals.


If you are paying by check please make it out to WRRH. If you have any questions please e-mail pkeith@oh.rr.com. Thank you.









Donations needed for

Biennal Basket


The bi-annual committee would appreciate donations and contributions to basket representing our guild at the biennal being held in Texas this year.

The committee is looking for wool, yarns, patterns, books, anything related to rug hooking.  Please attach the members name to their donation and how long they have been hooking.  This information will be included in a book or list, that recognizes each member's  donation.   We are requesting that any donation be made by the May or June guild meetings, to allow for ample time to put together this wonderful representation from our guild.  Please give your donations to Kelly Kanyok.

This basket along with the steam iron will be a great donation for the bi-annual fund raiser.




Breaking News!!!!


It’s official! Region 6 has been chosen to host the 2017 Atha Biennial in Cleveland Ohio. Watch for more details to come.

Katie Allman and Celia Esala, Co-Chairs