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Schedule for Rug Hooking Week 2021

Follow this link to the print version 2021 Rug Hooking Week Schedule.

Due to the ever changing COVID 19 regulations & guidelines, we will be updating the schedule throughout the coming months. Therefore, please be advised that some of the details may change.

Monday, August 16

  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. Exhibit/Rug Check-In for all pre-register exhibitors. Founder’s Hall
  2:00 p.m. Orientation & Tour, Heritage Inn Lobby (for Retreat & Workshop Teachers, Vendors, Feature & 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  - teachers will be introduced to students)

8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Retreat students may set up in their classrooms
     

Tuesday, August 17

  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat Classes - Session 1, Heritage Inn
   8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat (4 day) Hook & Stitch a Picturesque Scene” with Heather Ritchie. Heritage Inn, Homestead A.
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat (4 day) “The Magic of Michele Micarelli & David Galchutt” with Michele Micarelli, Heritage Inn, Homestead B
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat (4 day) The Spirit of Americana” with Kris Miller. Heritage Inn, Gathering Rm B.
   8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat (4 day) “Ho! Ho! Ho! from Santa’s Workshop” with Donna Hrkman, Heritage Inn, Gathering Room A
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat (4 day) “Punch Needle - Alternative Fibers & Techniques” with Ti Seymour, Heritage Inn, Heritage Rm
   8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat (3 day) “Bargello – Using Creative Stitches” with Joyce Krueger, Heritage Inn, Board Room
 
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Vendor Set-up, Founder’s Hall
  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Buffet luncheon, Heritage Inn, Atrium (see info below)
  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Private Preview of Exhibit & Vendors, Founder’s Hall and Reception for 30th + 31st Anniversary of Rug Hooking Magazine’s Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs & the 25th Anniversary of Rug Hooking Week, Sauder Village 
(for Retreatand Workshop Students,Teachers, Feature, Special, & Celebration 30 + 31 Exhibitors)
     

Wednesday, August 18

  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat Classes - Session 1, Heritage Inn
   9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m Gallery Talk Celebration 30 + 31 Exhibits, Founder’s Hall, Exhibit Hall
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Workshop (1.5 day) “Zippers! Sew Them Into Your Hooking to Create Bags & Purses” with Maria Barton, Founder’s Hall, Stage Right
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Workshop (1.5 day) “Cottage Doorstop” with Nancy Z Parcels, Founder’s Hall, Stage Left
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m Workshop (1 day) “The Early Hooker Gets the Worm” with Barb Carroll, Historic Village, Museum Classroom
  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m Rug Hooking Week: Exhibit / Vendors, Open to the public, Founder’s Hall
  10:00 a.m. People’s Choice – Voting Begins, Founder’s Hall
 
10:00 a.m. Sauder Award Announced, Founders Hall
  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Buffet luncheon, Heritage Inn, Atrium (see info below)
  4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Photo Time for Exhibitors: Celebration 30+31//Feature/ Special/ Sauder Award, Founder’s Hall (See info below)
  6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Gallery Talk – Feature Exhibit “Punch & Yarn + Contemporary Punch with Yarn” with Claire Murray & Amy Oxford, Founder’s Hall, Exhibit Hall
  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Evening Workshop “Savvy Shopper” with Nola Heidbreder, Founder’s Hall
     

Thursday, August 19

  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat Classes - Session 1, Heritage Inn
  9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m Gallery Talk Special Exhibit “Fraktur Sketchbook in Fiber” with Michelle Palmer, Founder’s Hall, Exhibit Area
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
Workshop (1 Day) “Getting a Good Start on Geometrics” with Gene Shepherd, Historic Village, Museum
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m  Workshop (1 Day) “Fibers: Felted & Framed” with Ali Strebel, Founder’s Hall, Stage Right
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m Workshop (1 day) “Basic Rug Hooking for Beginners” with Nola Heidbreder, Founder’s Hall, Stage Left
  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m Rug Hooking Week: Exhibit / Vendors, Open to the public, Founder’s Hall
  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m Buffet luncheon, Heritage Inn, Atrium  (see info below)
  3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Show & Tell for Retreat & Workshop Students. Heritage Inn, Atrium. Come see what the students have been working on. Everyone welcome! (See info below)
  4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Photo Time for Exhibitors: Celebration 30+31/Feature/Special/Sauder Award Founder’s Hall (See info below)
  5:00 p.m. People's Choice Awards - Voting Deadline. Founder's Hall
  6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Gallery Talk – Feature Exhibit “Hooked Artwork Inspired by David Galchutt” with Leanne Sitler, Michele Micarelli and David Galchutt, Founder’s Hall, Exhibit Hall
  6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Workshop (2 Evenings) “Two Nights in the Dye Pot” with Sandra Brown, Founder’s Hall, Kitchen
  6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Workshop (1 Evening) “Beginner Punch Needle” with Julie Thomas, Founder’s Hall, Stage Right
  6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Workshop (1 Evening) “Bead Stitch for Punch Needle Rug Hooking” with Amy Oxford, Founder’s Hall, Stage Left
  6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Workshop (1 Evening) “Contemporary Quilling – Australian Style” with Kira Mead & Susan Feller, Historic Village, Museum
  7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Reception for all Teachers, Vendors, Feature & Special Exhibitors, Heritage Inn, Atrium (see info below)
     

Friday, August 20

  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat Classes - Session 1, Heritage Inn
  9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m Gallery Talk – Feature Exhibit “Women’s Vote Centennial + Group Exhibit: Rug Hooking in the Chosen Spot” with Norma Press & Kathy Hitchcock, Founder’s Hall, Exhibit Hall
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
Workshop (2 day)“Deco Delight”with Lisanne Miller, Historic Village, Museum
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m  Workshop (1.5 day) “Not Your Grandmother’s Hit and Miss” with Linda Pietz, Heritage Inn, Board Room
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m Workshop (1 day) “Punch Needle with a Painterly Twist” with Michelle Palmer, Founder’s Hall, Stage Right
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m  Workshop (1 day) “Wicked Poppies” with Anne Bond, Founder’s Hall, Stage Left
  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m Rug Hooking Week: Exhibit / Vendors, Open to the public, Founder’s Hall
  11:00 a.m. People’s Choice Awards Announced, Founder’s Hall.
  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m Buffet luncheon, Heritage Inn, Atrium (see info below)
  4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. T.I.G.H.R. (The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers) Meeting, Heritage Inn, Atrium. All members or potential members welcome.
  4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Photo Time for Exhibitors: Celebration 30+31/Feature/Special/Sauder Award and People’s Choice Awards, Founder’s Hall (See info below)
  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Gallery Talk - Special Exhibit “Wide Cut Realism + Feature Exhibit: Punch & Hook-Cheticamp” with Judy Carter & Susan Feller, Founder’s Hall, Exhibit Hall
  6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Evening Workshop “Understanding Values in Primitive Rugs” with Katie Hartner, Founder’s Hall, Stage Right
  6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Evening Workshop “Sunflower Tote Bag” with Julie Mattison & Christine Sherman, Founder’s Hall, Stage Left
  6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Hook-In + Pop-Up Exhibit, Heritage Inn, Atrium. Everyone welcome! (see info below)
     

Saturday, August 21

  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat Classes - Session 2, Heritage Inn
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat (3 day) “Open Retreat – Hooking or Proddy” with Gene Shepherd, Heritage Inn, Homestead A
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m
Retreat (3 day) “Country Landscapes” with Davey DeGraff, Heritage Inn, Homestead B  
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat (3 day) “Creating Depth in Any Rug” with Cindi Gay, Heritage Inn, Gathering Room A
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat (3 day) “Primitive Rugs with Pops of Color” with Caroline Twigg, Heritage Inn, Gathering Room B
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m  Retreat (3 day) “Telling Your Story: Finding Your Voice – In Word & Design” with Susan Feller, Heritage Inn, Board Room
  9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Gallery Talk – Feature Exhibit “Punch & Yarn – Ebenezer Ross + Women’s Vote Centennial – Ami Mali Hicks & Invitational Artists” with Kathy Wright, Founder’s Hall, Exhibit Hall
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop (1 day) “The Grand Finale – Finish What You Start” with Kris Miller, Founder’s Hall, Stage Left
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop (1 day) “Hook & Stitch an English Cottage” with Heather Ritchie, Heritage Inn, Heritage Room
  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Workshop (1/2 day) “Wooly Pines Wreath” with Mary Annunziato, Jackie Burke, Founder’s Hall – Stage Right
  1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop (1/2 day) “Jack Squat & Tails from the Marsh” with Susan Gonzales & Jody Gonzales, Founder’s Hall, Stage Right
  10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Rug Hooking Week: Exhibit / Vendors Open to the public. Founders Hall
  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m Buffet luncheon, Heritage Inn, Atrium (see info below)
  5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Exhibitors - Pick-Up Your Exhibit/Rug Pieces, Founder’s Hall
     

Sunday, August 22

  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat Classes - Session 2, Heritage Inn
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat (2 day) “After the Hooking Comes Braiding – BraidBowls” with Kris McDermet, Heritage Inn, Heritage Room
  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Buffet luncheon, Heritage Inn, Atrium (see info below)
   

Monday, August 23

  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat Classes - Session 2, Heritage Inn
  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Buffet luncheon, Heritage Inn, Atrium (see info below)
   


Additional Schedule Information:

Buffet Luncheon – A lunch option for Retreat & Workshop students, pre-registration required. 12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Heritage Inn, Atrium. Register here. Other options are Village Café & Barn Restaurant.

Demonstrations – If you are new to rug hooking, demonstrators will be available to show you techniques and answer questions. You will also have the opportunity to try it yourself. (Wed-Sat 10:00-5:00) Founder’s Hall – Exhibit Hall.

Gallery Talks – Learn more about Feature, Special, Celebration, Group or other exhibits from the curators and/or authorities in the field. (Mornings and Evenings) Founder’s Hall – Exhibit Hall.

Hook-In & Pop Up Exhibit– Everyone welcome (Friday 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) New location ----Heritage Inn – Atrium. (see Pop-Up Exhibit below.)

Photo Time – For Celebration 30+31/Feature/Special Exhibitors and Sauder/People’s Choice Award Winners, this is an opportunity for us to take your photo with your piece/rug. Meet us at the RHW Info Table in Founder’s Hall at 4:30 p.m.

POP-UP Exhibit --- Everyone invited to participate. Pop-Up Exhibit will be held during the Hook-In (Friday 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) Heritage Inn – Atrium. Exhibit Focus: Current Events (like: COVID-19, BLM, etc.) & any work not exhibited in the Main Exhibit. Please DO NOT REGISTER your Pop-Up Exhibit pieces/rugs --- blank Exhibit Cards will be available that night. Fill out the Exhibit Cards to share info on your piece/rug. Exhibit pieces will be displayed on the Atrium perimeter, similar to Show & Tell.

Private Preview + Reception – Private Preview of the exhibit & vendors + Reception for both the 30th + 31st Anniversary of Rug Hooking Magazine’s Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs & the 25th Anniversary of Rug Hooking Week. (Tue 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) Founder’s Hall & TBA. This event is ONLY for the Retreat and Workshop students & teachers, as well as the Feature & Special exhibitors, Celebrations 30 + 31 finalists & honorable mentions.  

Retreat Reception & Meal – A buffet meal at the Barn Restaurant is included with the paid registration of Retreat students. (Monday 5:30pm – 7:00pm) Retreat teachers are also asked to attend. A short welcome will be followed by the introduction of retreat teachers. Retreat information will be provided & questions answered. 

Reception for all Teachers, Vendors, Feature & Special Exhibitors – A casual gathering for teachers, vendors, Feature & Special Exhibitors to meet & enjoy a refreshment. 

Show & Tell – Everyone welcome to come & see the projects that Retreat & Workshop students have been working on in class. (Thu, 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 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