May 2015 Newsletter



The Early Bird Gets The Worm Hook-In

May 30, 2015

Doors open at 9:30 A.M. 


For those that did not get in to the hook-in you can still shop

the vendorsand see the rug show beginning at 1:00


Federated Church Family Life Center

16349 Chillicothe Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023

It's Official!  The 2017 Rug Hooking Biennial will held in Cleveland! 


Celia Esala and Katie Allman will be the Co-chairs with a committee as follows; Treasurer - Shirley Hairston, Registrar - Teri Hedrick, Vendors - Kate Porter, Rug Show - Kim Miles, Fundraising - Kathy Schuster, Publicity - Rebekah Smith, Teachers - Susanne Woodbury, Hospitality - Deb Tomsheck, Special Events - Heidi Kramer.



These are some of our members that attended classes at Punderson Rug Camp.

Judi sent me some testimonials to share with you from the Punderson Rug Camp.

Pictures from the Amish Country Wool Artisans Annual Hook-In




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.




Volunteers Needed


Volunteers needed to demonstrate rug hooking on July 18th from 10 - 4 at the GAR Hall in Peninsula.  2-hour shifts preferred.  Contact Ruthellen if you are interested.

Renew Your Membership Now!



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 Thank you.