Schedule

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Monday, August 14

  10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Retreat Teachers Set-up, Heritage Inn
  12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Vendor Set-up, Founder’s Hall
  1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rug Check-In for Exhibit, Founder’s Hall
  2:00 p.m. Orientation & Tour, Founder's Hall (for Retreat & Workshop Teachers, Vendors, Featured & Special Exhibitors)
  3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Retreat Check-in & Welcome, Heritage Inn Lobby
 

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Retreat Reception & Meal, Barn Restaurant
(for retreat students & teachers to meet their retreat teachers)
  8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Retreat students may set up in their classrooms
     

Tuesday, August 15

  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m Retreat Classes, Heritage Inn
 

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Retreat (4 day) “Study in White” with Capri Boyle Jones.
Heritage Inn, Homestead A.
  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Retreat (4 day) “Faces, Places, and Animals, too!” with Laura Pierce. Heritage Inn, Gathering Rm. B.
  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Retreat (4 day) “Marrakech Express” with Jen Manuell. 
Heritage Inn, Homestead B.
  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Retreat (4 day) “Wide Cuts” with Gene Shepherd.
Heritage Inn, Gathering Rm. A,
  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Retreat (3 day) “Everything Old is New Again” with Keith Kemmer. Heritage Inn, Heritage Room
  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Workshop (2 day) "Quickly Designing Abstract" with Susan Feller. Heritage Inn, Board Rm.
  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Vendor Set-up, Founder’s Hall
  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Buffet luncheon, Heritage Inn.
  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Private Preview of Exhibit & Vendors, Founder’s Hall

(for Retreat Students & Teachers, Featured, Special & Celebration Exhibitors)

     

Wednesday, August 16

  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Workshop (1 day) “Shading for Beginners” with Mariah Krauss.
Founder's Hall, Stage Left.
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Retreat Classes, Heritage Inn
  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Workshop (2 day) “E. S. Frost & Ralph Burnham Inspired Backgrounds & Much More!” with Lisanne Miller. Historic Village, Museum.
  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Workshop (1 day) “Steampunk-In-A-Day!” with Donna Hrkman.
Founder's Hall, Stage Right.
  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rug Exhibit Open / Vendors. Founders Hall
  10:00 a.m. People’s Choice – Voting Begins, Founder’s Hall
  10:00 a.m. Sauder Award Announced. Founders Hall
  10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Meet the Author & Book Signing with To Be Announced, Founder’s Hall
  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Buffet luncheon, Heritage Inn.
  4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Celebration/Special/Feature Photo Time – Founder’s Hall
  6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Gallery Talk “Man Made Exhibits” Founder's Hall, Exhibit Hall.  
  6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Workshop (1/2 day) “Savvy Shopper” with Nola Heidbreder, Founder’s Hall
  6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Workshop (1/2 day) “Holiday Ready - Make a Christmas Stocking!” with Stephanie Allen-Krauss, Founder’s Hall, Stage Right
     

Thursday, August 17

 

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Workshop (1 day) “Basic Rug Hooking for Beginners” with Nola Heidbreder. Founder’s Hall, Stage Left
  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Retreat Classes, Heritage Inn
 

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Retreat (3 Day) “Creating Sepia Tone Hooked Memory Rugs” with
Liz Marino.  Heritage Inn, Board Room
  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Workshop (1 day) “It's All In Your Head” with Frank Bielec.
Founder's Hall, Stage Right.
  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rug Exhibit Open / Vendors, Founder’s Hall
  10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Meet the Author & Book Signing , Founder's Hall
  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Buffet luncheon, Heritage Inn.
  2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. and
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Workshop (1 day) “Dyeing to Know” with Nancy Parcels.
Founder's Hall, Kitchen. 
  4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Celebration/Special/Feature Photo Time – Founder’s Hall
  4:00 p.m. -  5:00 p.m. Show & Tell for Retreat Students. Heritage Inn, Atrium. Come see what the retreat students have been working on. Everyone welcome!
  5:00 p.m. People's Choice Awards - Voting Deadline. Founder's Hall
  6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Gallery Talk “Celebrations & Men Only” with Susan Feller and June Myles. Founder’s Hall, Exhibit Area.
  6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Workshop (1/2 day) “Wool on Wool: Rug Punching with Yarn on Wool Fabric” with Amy Oxford. Founder's Hall, Stage Right.
  6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Workshop (1/2 day) “Bonnet Topped Stools” with Christine Sherman and Julie Mattison. Founder's Hall, Stage Left
  7:00 p.m. Teachers, Vendors, Featured & Special ExhibitorsHeritage Inn, Founder's Suite

 

Friday, August 18

  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Workshop (1/2 day) “Why Whip? Interesting Edgings to Enhance Your Rugs!” with Sarah McNamara. Founder's Hall, Stage Left.
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Retreat Classes, Heritage Inn
  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Workshop (2 day) “Standing Wool Rugs” with Mary DeLano.
Historic Village, Museum.
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop (2 day)  “Designing Google Earth Rugs” with Linda Pietz. Heritage Inn, Heritage Rm
  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Workshop (1 day) “Floral Basket Dummy Board” with Lori Brechlin.
Founder's Hall, Stage Right.
  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rug Exhibit Open / Vendors, Founder’s Hall
  11:00 a.m. People’s Choice Awards Announced, Founders Hall
  10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Meet the Author & Book Signing with To Be Announced, Founder’s Hall
  12:00 p.m.. – 1:00 p.m. Buffet luncheon, Heritage Inn
  1:00 p.m. Talk & Book Signing To Be Announced, Founder’s Hall
  4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Celebration/Special/Feature Photo Time – Founder’s Hall
  6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Gallery Talk “Ralph W. Burnham & Private Collections with
Lisanne Miller & TBA
  6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Workshop (1/2 day) “Creating a Rug Hooking Journal” with Shelley Lencioni. Founder's Hall, Stage Right
  6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Hook-In and Round Table with  Heritage Inn, Homestead B.
Everyone welcome! 2017 Round Table will start at 7pm – all Year of the Man participants are invited to introduce topics in a casual & open forum. Questions welcome

 

Saturday, August 19 

  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Workshop (1/2 day) “Fabrics, Fibers & Techniques” with Alice Strebel. Founder's Hall, Stage Left.
  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Workshop (1 day) “Punchneedle Monogram Coaster” with Julie Klinger. Founder's Hall, Stage Right.
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop (1 day) Small Works of Art” with Capri Boyle Jones.
Heritage Inn, Homestead A.
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop (1 day) “New Adventures in Wool Appliqué" with Jen Manuell. Heritage Inn, Homestead B.
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop (1 day) “Starting a Geometric Rug with Gene Shepherd.
Heritage Inn, Gathering Rm. A.
  10:00 a.m. -  5:00 p.m. Rug Exhibit Open / Vendors, Founder’s Hall
  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Meet the Author & Book Signing with To Be Announced, Founder’s Hall
  5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Rug Pick-Up from Exhibit, Founder’s Hall

 





Meet the Author & Book Signing– Meet the authors of rug hooking & fiber art books & publications, dye books, etc. (Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.) Founder’s Hall – Exhibit Hall.*

Gallery Talk – Learn more about Featured Exhibits. (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) Founder’s Hall – Exhibit Hall.

Demonstrations – If you are new to rug hooking, rug hookers will be on hand demonstrating, answering questions, and giving you a chance to try it yourself. (Wed-Sat 10:00-5:00) Founder’s Hall – Exhibit Hall.

Document Your Rugs –Let us help you document your rugs, for more info see our Document Your Rugs page.

Hook-In & Round Table – Everyone welcome to come & hook (Friday 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.). This year’s Round Table (6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.) will give you a chance to ask questions & learn more about: TBA. Heritage Inn – Homestead B.

Private Preview – of the exhibit & vendors; this is only for the Retreat Students & teachers, as well as the Featured & Special exhibitors & Celebrations finalists & honorable mentions. (Tue 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.) Founder’s Hall.

Reception – Private reception for all teachers & vendors. (Thursday, 8:00 p.m.) Heritage Inn – Founder’s Suite #119.

Show & Tell – Everyone welcome to come & see the rugs that students have been working on in class. (Thursday, 4:00 p.m.- 5 p.m.) Heritage Inn – Atrium.

*If you would like to be a presenter/participant in the Book Signings or Meet & Greet. Please contact Kathy Wright, wrighttraditions@aol.com