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Schedule for Rug Hooking Week 2020

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Monday, August 10

  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, Heritage Inn Lobby (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  - teachers will be introduced to students)

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

Tuesday, August 11

  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat Classes, Heritage Inn
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat (4 day) “Creating Depth in Any Rug” with Cindi Gay. Heritage Inn, Homestead B.
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat (4 day) Magic of Michele Micarelli & David Galchutt” with Michele Micarelli. Heritage Inn, Heritage Room.
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat (4 day) “The Spirit of Americana” with Kris Miller, Heritage Inn, Homestead A
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat (2 day) “Primitives Rugs with Pops of Color” with Caroline Twigg, Heritage Inn, Gathering Room A
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat (4 day)  "Queen of Hooking” with Michele Wise, Heritage Inn, Gathering Room B 
  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.  (see info below)
  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Private Preview of Exhibit & Vendors, Founder’s Hall and Reception for 30th Anniversary of Rug Hooking Magazine’s Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs, Sauder Village
(for Retreat Students,Teachers, Featured, Special, & Celebration 30 Exhibitors)
     

Wednesday, August 12

  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Workshop (1 day)  “Shades of Seasons” with C. Susan Ferraro, Heritage Village, Museum
  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. & 
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Workshop (2 day - day 1) “After the Hooking Comes Braiding – Braid Bowls” with Kris McDermet, Founder’s Hall, Stage Right
  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Workshop (1 day) “Hooking a Small Oriental Rug – Color Planning & Technique” with Sandra Brown, Founder’s Hall, Stage Left  
  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rug Hooking Week: Exhibit / Vendors Open to the public. Founders 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. (For Retreats & Workshop attendees, see info below)
  4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Photo Time for Exhibitors: Celebration 30/Special/Feature/Sauder Award Founder’s Hall (see info below)
  6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Gallery Talk - Feature Exhibit “Women’s Vote Centennial + Group Exhibit”  with Norma Press & Kathy Hitchcock, Founder’s Hall, Exhibit Hall
  6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Workshop (Evening) “Savvy Shopper” with Nola Heidbreder, Founder’s Hall
  6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Workshop (Evening) “Pretty as a Picture - Poinsettia” with Susan Gonzales, Founder’s Hall, Stage Left  
     

Thursday, August 13

  9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Gallery Talk - Special Exhibit “Fraktur Sketchbook in Fiber & TBA” with Michelle Palmer & TBA, Founder’s Hall, Exhibit Area
  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 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. (For Retreats & Workshop attendees, 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/ Special/Feature/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. - 8:00 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 Evening) “Two Nights in the Dye Pot” with Sandra Brown, Founder’s Hall, Kitchen
  6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Workshop (Evening)  “Beginner Punch Needle” with Julie Thomas, Founder’s Hall, Stage Right
  6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  Workshop (Evening)  “Two Happy Jacks Silhouette Pillow” with Bev Stewart, Founder’s Hall, Stage Left
  7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Reception for all Teachers, Vendors, Featured & Special ExhibitorsHeritage Inn, Founder's Suite #119. (see info below) 
     

Friday, August 14

  9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Gallery Talk “Wide Cut Realism & Special Exhibit: Island Life – Old & New” with Judy Carter & C. Susan Ferraro Founder’s Hall, Exhibit Hall
  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Workshop (1 day) “Combining Rug Hooking & Wool Applique/Embroidery Techniques” with Elinor Barrett, Founder’s Hall, Stage Left 
  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 (2 day) “Deco Delight” with Lisanne Miller, Historic Village, Museum
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop (2 day) “Santa Workshop” with Donna Hrkman, Heritage Inn, Board Room
  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Workshop (2 day) 
  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rug Hooking Week: Exhibit / Vendors Open to the public. Founders Hall
  11:00 a.m. People’s Choice Awards Announced, Founders Hall
  12:00 p.m.. – 1:00 p.m. Buffet luncheon, Heritage Inn (for Retreats & Workshop attendees, 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, Founder’s Suite #119. All members or potential members welcome
  4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Photo Time for Exhibitors: Celebration 30/Special/Feature/Sauder Award and People’s Choice Awards, Founder’s Hall (See info below)
  6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Gallery Talk - Feature Exhibit “Maine Fiberarts/Group Exhibits – My Favorite & Orientals” with Christine Macchi & Lisanne Miller, Founder’s Hall, Exhibit Hall
  6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Workshop (Evening)  

“Understanding Values in Primitive Rugs” with Katie Hartner, Founder’s Hall, Stage Right


6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  Workshop (Evening)  “Telling Your Story to the World” with Susan Feller, Founder’s Hall, Stage Left
  6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Hook-In  & Round Table   Heritage Inn, Homestead B. Everyone welcome! (see info below)
Round Table starts at 7pm, speaker – Terry Dorr, topic – Foundations

   

Saturday, August 15

  9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Gallery Talk “Celebration 30 Exhibit” with Susan Feller, Founder’s Hall, Exhibit Hall
  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Workshop (1 day)  “The Grand Finale” with Kris Miller, Heritage Inn, Homestead Room A
  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Workshop (1 day)  “Funky Birds” with Michele Wise, Heritage Inn, Gathering Room B
  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Workshop (1 day)  “Cottage Doorstop” with Nancy Z. Parcels, Founder’s Hall, Stage Right
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop (1 day) “Take Your Landscape Pattern to the Next Level” with Cindi Gay, Heritage Inn, Homestead B
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop (1 day) “It Takes a Village!” with Caroline Twigg, Heritage Inn, Gathering Room A
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop (1 day ) “Not Your Grandmother’s Hit & Miss” with Linda Pietz, Heritage Inn, Heritage Room
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop (1 day) “Wooly Pines Wreath & Susan Gonzales Pineapple” with Mary Annunziato, Jackie Burke & Susan Gonzales, Founder’s Hall – Stage Left
  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 (for Retreats & Workshop attendees, see info below) 
  5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Rug Pick-Up from Exhibit, Founder’s Hall
     


Buffet Luncheon
– is a lunch option available for teachers & students, pre-registration required. Other options are Village Café & Barn Restaurant.

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.

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

Hook-In & Round Table– Everyone welcome (Friday 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) Round Table starts at 7pm, speaker – Terry Dorr, topic – Foundations. Heritage Inn – Homestead B.

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

Private Preview – of the exhibit & vendors; this is ONLY for the Retreat & Workshop Students & teachers, as well as the Featured & Special exhibitors, Celebrations 30 finalists & honorable mentions. (Tue 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.) Founder’s Hall. Reception for 30th Anniversary of Rug Hooking Magazine’s Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs will follow the Private Preview at Sauder Village-1920s Main Street.

Show & Tell – Everyone welcome to come & see the rugs that Retreat & Workshop students have been working on in class. (Thursday, 3:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.) Heritage Inn – Atrium.

Thursday Reception – Private reception for all Teachers, Vendors, Feature & Special Exhibitors. (Thursday, 7:00-10:00 p.m.) Heritage Inn – Founder’s Suite #119.

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