June 2015 Newsletter



From the President - Donna Mixner

Congratulations to Rose Holva for being the winner of the camp scholarship for this year.  She was thrilled to be able to use this money towards her registration fee at one of the two camps that she will attend in the next few months.  She will be going to Hooking at the Litter Farm, or at Punderson in the Spring.  Thank you for being an active member of our guild!



Please contact Dennis Hartzell, Hostess Chair, at dennishartzell43@gmail.com, if you are able to fill a slot as a hostess for one of our monthly guild meetings.  There are a few months still available.  

                                                 September 3rd, 2015:  2

                                                 January 7th, 2016:  1

                                                 March 3rd, 2016:  3

                                                 April 7th, 2016:  2

                                                 May 5th, 2016:  1



A HUGE thank you to Teri Hedrick for volunteering to be the chairperson for our 2016 hook-in on June 4, 2016.  I am sure she has already set the wheels in motion, and if you would like to help by volunteering for one of the committees, please contact her at wrrh119@gmail.com.  



The Early Bird Gets the Worm Hook In 2015 is a Huge Success! 


Congratulations to everyone that worked so hard!  A fun time was had by all!  See our home page for pictures from the day.  The final report is also posted under For Members Only.






Welcome New Members!


We are pleased to welcome many new members!  Looking forward to learning and sharing with you all!


Dennis Hartzell

Valarie Ringel

Lois J. Davis

Nancy Davis

Jeanne Kurapka

Christie Goodrich

Debbie Abshier

Cynthia Jay

Vera Riffle

Janet Stearns

Jacqueline Berger

Kathy Sobieski

Nancy Weitendorf

Ali Strebel

Darci Spilman

Linda Green

Susie Simmons


If you haven't sent in your Membership Form you can still do so by clicking here:





Meet New Member Nancy Davis -


I attended the Western Reserve Hook-in on Saturday for the first time.  Great facility, numerous vendors, wonderful baskets for the raffle, hearty lunch, and just all-round fun!  Got to re-connect with hooking friends who attend the Punderson rug camp.  

I  live in Greensburg, PA.  I have been hooking since 2006 when I first discovered rug hooking.  I was at a meeting of retired home economists, and the guest speaker was a rug hooker.  When I saw her display of hooked rugs, I was "hooked" immediately.  She helped me get started, and we are still hooking together every Thursday with the Laurel Mountain Rug Craft Hookers in Trauger, PA.



February 29, 2016 – March 2, 2016

9:00 am - 4:00 pm




You can choose an “open” class or hook your own house.  Sharon has many of her own patterns to choose from, or bring one of your own.  If you choose to hook your house (additional $50 fee to the teacher), you will provide the teacher with photos, and she will draw a rough sketch for your approval before a final drawing on 24”x 30” linen.


Registration Fee:                $130 fee payable to WRRH at sign-up. 


Number of Students:         Minimum of 12, maximum of 18.


Registration Deadline:      December 3, 2015.


The fee is non-refundable and the student is responsible for finding a replacement if unable to attend.  Students are responsible for their own lunch, snacks and drinks.  The guild will provide coffee and tea.




Name:                       ____________________________________________


Email Address:         ____________________________________________


___ I will choose an open pattern.


___ I will choose my house pattern.


Return the completed form with the $130 payment to:


Donna Mixner

4149 Ardmore Road

South Euclid, Ohio 44121-2983




A Changing of the Guards!

A great big thank you to Robin McNaught and Carole Sarlo for the work they’ve done this past year as co-chairs of the Hostess Committee. They have arrived at the church bright and early each guild meeting to start the coffee and tea and help to get things set up for the hostesses that month, as well as going well beyond their duties by helping to clean up afterwards.  Dennis Hartzell has graciously volunteered to become the new Hostess Committee chair.

Also, thank you to Rebekah Smith for chairing the Supplies Committee for the past year.  Rebekah has filled her busy schedule with writing a new book Wool Appliqué Folk Art to be released on July 11th at the Pine Cone Gift Shoppe, and will be traveling more to teach and promote her appliquéing talents. Linda Gustafson has volunteered to become the new Supplies Committee chair.  Thank you, Linda!

Blueberry Jello Mold

1 - 15 oz can crushed pineapple
1 - 15 oz can blueberries
2 C grape juice (made)
2 - 3 oz. black raspberry jello
1 - 8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 C sugar
2 C Cool Whip
1/2 C chopped walnuts

Combine pineapple juice and blueberry juice with enough grape juice to make 2 cups.  Heat juice mixture over low heat and dissolve jello in pan.
Remove from heat.
Add 1 cup cold grape juice with blueberries and pineapple in 9 x 13 pan.
Chill until firm.
Combine cream cheese and sugar.  Add Cool Whip and beat until creamy.
Spread over jello mixture.

Note:  This recipe is so old that the crushed pineapple now comes in a 20 oz can.  I gave two of my grandkids each a bite of the pineapple to bring it down to 15 oz.  Also, I haven’t been able to find black raspberry jello for many years so I use just raspberry jello. Enjoy!!