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Schedule for Rug Hooking Week 2024

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Monday, August 12

  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 registered 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 Student Check-in, Heritage Inn Lobby
  5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Retreat Reception & Meal, Barn Restaurant
(only for retreat students & teachers  - teachers will be introduced to students)

8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Retreat Students Set-up, in Heritage Inn classrooms
     

Tuesday, August 13

  7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m Retreat Class Check-in Heritage Inn, Lobby
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat Classes, Heritage Inn
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat (3 day) Circle, Triangle, Rectangle - Create Your First Abstract with Charlie Dalton. Heritage Inn, Gathering Room B
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat (3 day)  Magnificent Bugs in Rugs!  with Yvonne Iten-Scott & Leslie Knight  Heritage Inn, Homestead B
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat (4 day)   Explorations into Shirring, Standing Wool & Coiling with Tracy Jamar. Heritage Inn, Gathering Room A
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat (4 day)   Are You A Primitive Rug Hooker? Let’s Find Out! with Cammie Bruce, Heritage Inn, Heritage Room
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat (3 day)  Set a Course for Creativity with Rebecca Martin Heritage Inn, Board Room
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat (4 day)  Creating Primitive Treasures with Jenny Smallridge Heritage Inn, Gathering Room A
; 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, Atrium (Details below)
  3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Class Check-in Heritage Inn, Lobby
  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Private Preview of Exhibit & Vendors for Retreat Students and Teachers, Feature/Special/Celebration 34 Exhibitors. Judges - Founder’s Hall
     

Wednesday, August 14

  8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Class Check-in Heritage Inn, Lobby
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Retreat Classes, Heritage Inn
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop (2 day) A Monochromatic Trunk Show with Donna Hrkman, Historic Village, Museum Classroom
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop (1 day) Autumn's Bountiful Harvest with Robin Leuschen, Founder’s Hall, Stage Right
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop (1 day) Itsy Bitsy Spider with Christine Manges, 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
  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. Book Signings - Founder’s Hall-RHW Information Booth  
  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Buffet luncheon, Heritage Inn, Atrium (see info below)
  3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Class Check-in Heritage Inn, Lobby
  4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Photo Time for Exhibitors: Celebration 34 & Feature / Special / Sauder Award, Founder’s Hall (Details below)
  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Gallery Talk -  Feature: Magnificent Bugs in Rugs with Yvonne Iten-Scott & Leslie Knight, Founder’s Hall, Exhibit Hall 
  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Evening Workshop Savvy Shopper with Nola Heidbreder, Founder’s Hall
  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Evening Workshop Project Dye Pot with Jyl Robbins, Founder’s Hall - Kitchen
  6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Evening Workshop Tobacco Basket with Pinecones & Boughs with Mary Annunziato, Founder’s Hall -Stage R
  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Gallery Talk - Feature: Magnificent Bugs in Rugs with Yvonne Iten-Scott & Leslie Knight, Founder’s Hall, Exhibit Hall
     

Thursday, August 15

  8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Class Check-in Heritage Inn, Lobby
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat Classes, Heritage Inn
  9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m Gallery Talk - Special: Robin Leuschen-Folk Art Whimsy in Watercolor & Fiber with Robin Leuschen, Founder’s Hall, Exhibit Area 
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m Workshop (1 day) Quick & Fun Seasonal Projects on a Variety of Backgrounds with Chrisi Koehl, 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. -  12:00 p.m. Book Signings - TBD - Founder’s Hall-RHW Information Booth  
  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  (Details below)
  3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Class Check-in Heritage Inn, Lobby
  3:30 p.m. – 4:30 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 33 & Hall of Fame / Feature / Special / Sauder Award Founder’s Hall (Details below)
  5:00 p.m. People's Choice Awards - Voting Deadline. Founder's Hall
  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Gallery Talk - Special: Braided Bugs + Group: By the Light of the Moon with Christine Manges + Lisanne Miller, Founder’s Hall, Exhibit Hall 
  6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Workshop (1 Evening) Creating Fun & Whimsical Punch Needle with Teresa Kogut, Founder’s Hall, Stage Right
  6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Workshop (1 Evening) Wool Applique Pumpkin on Sliding Lid Box Workshop with Teresa Miller, Founder’s Hall, Stage Left
  7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Social Reception - for all Teachers, Vendors, Feature & Special Exhibitors, Heritage Inn, TBA

Friday, August 16

  8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Class Check-in Heritage Inn, Lobby
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat Classes Heritage Inn
  9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m Gallery Talk - Special: Charlie Dalton-A Color Odessey with Charlie Dalton, Founder’s Hall, Exhibit Hall
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m  Workshop (2 day) Wooly Pine Tree with Mary Annunziato, Heritage Inn, Homestead B
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m Workshop (2 day) Geometrics from Another Angle with Jyl Robbins, Heritage Inn, Gathering Room B
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m Workshop (2 day) Gees Bend Style Rugs with Linda Pietz, Heritage Inn, Board Room
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m  Workshop (2 day) By the Light of the Moon with Lisanne Miller, Historic Village, Museum Classroom
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m  Workshop (1 day) Traditional Proddy & Beyond with Janet Conner, Heritage Inn, Stage Right
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m  Workshop (1 day) Pumpkin Sampler with Ali Strebel, Heritage Inn, Stage Left
  10:00 a.m. -  12:00 p.m. Book Signings - Rebecca Martin Founder’s Hall-RHW Information Booth

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)
  3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Class Check-in Heritage Inn, Lobby
  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 33 & Hall of Fame / Feature / Special / Sauder Award and People’s Choice Awards, Founder’s Hall (See info below)
  6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Hook-In + Pop-Up Vendors, Heritage Inn, Atrium. Everyone welcome! (Details below)
  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Workshop (1 and 1/2 day) Guided Artist Residency with Susan Feller, Founder’s Hall, Stage Center
  6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Workshop (Evening) Quillie & Beaded Necklaces with Yvonne Iten-Scott, Founder’s Hall, Stage Right
  6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Workshop (Evening) Primitive Sunflower on a Vintage Bed Spring with Susie Simmons, Founder’s Hall, Stage Left
  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Gallery Talk - Special: Tracy Jamar-Rock Squares: Finding Solace in Isolation with Tracy Jamar, Founder’s Hall, Exhibit Hall
     

Saturday, August 17

  8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Class Check-in Heritage Inn, Lobby
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m Workshop Classes, Heritage Inn
  9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m Gallery Talk - Celebration 34 Exhibit with Susan Feller, Founder’s Hall, Exhibit Hall
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop (1 day) Hooking with T-Shirts with Martha Rosenfeld Heritage Inn - Homestead A
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop (1 day) Creating Wall Art - Combining  Hooked Motifs & Pennies with Maria Barton, Heritage Inn, Gathering Room A
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop (1 day) Standing Wool Techniques with Tracy Jamar, Heritage Inn, Heritage Room
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop (1 day) Hooking Textures, Mottles & Plaids with Carol DeCoteau, Founder’s Hall, Stage Right
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop (1 day) Two Poms with Susan Gonzales, Founder’s Hall, Stage Left
  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Workshop (1 and 1/2 day) Guided Artist Residency with Susan Feller, Founder’s Hall, Stage Center
  10:00 a.m. -  12:00 p.m. Book Signings - Yvonne Iten-Scott & Leslie Knight - Founder’s Hall-RHW Information Booth
  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 (Details below)
  4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Photo Time for Exhibitors: Celebration 34 / Feature / Special / Sauder Award and People’s Choice Awards, Founder’s Hall (See info below)
  5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Exhibitors - Pick-Up Your Exhibit/Rug Pieces, Founder’s Hall
     


Activities and Additional Schedule Information:

Buffet Luncheon – A lunch option for Retreat & Workshop students & teachers, pre-purchase required. 12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Heritage Inn, Atrium. Other options are the Barn Restaurant and other local restaurants in downtown Archbold.

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 artists, curators, or leading authorities. (Mornings and Evenings) Founder’s Hall – Exhibit Hall.

Hook-In + Pop-up Vendors – The 2024 Friday night Hook-In held in the quiet, climate controlled Atrium at the Heritage Inn. The Great Oak Tree provides a comfortable place for our Hook-in & Pop-up Vendors We’ve invited some creative and innovative merchants to sell their wares from 6 to 10 p.m. during the Hook-In. Be sure to see our Pop-up Vendor announcement on Facebook. Everyone is invited to the Hook-In - join your fellow fiber friends, work on projects, socialize, network and shop the Pop Up Vendors. There is no fee to attend this event.  (Friday 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) (see Pop-Up Vendors below)

Book Signings
– Meet the authors of rug hooking & fiber art books & publications, dye books, etc., Founder’s Hall. 

Photo Time – For Celebration 34 / Feature / Special Exhibitors and Sauder Award / People’s Choice Award Winners, this is an opportunity for us to take your photo with your piece/rug. Meet us at the Rug Hooking Week Information Table in Founder’s Hall at 4:30 p.m. (You only need to attend one photo session.)

Pop-up Vendors - EVERYONE IS INVITED TO SHOP, held in conjunction with the Hook-In (Friday, Aug 16, 6:00p.m.–10:00p.m.) in the Heritage Inn-Atrium. We’ve invited some creative and innovative merchants to sell their wares from 6 to 10 p.m. during the Hook-In. Be sure to see our Pop Up Vendor announcement on Facebook. Everyone is invited to the Hook-In - join your fellow fiber friends, work on projects, socialize, network and shop the Pop Up Vendors, there is no fee to attend this event (See Hook-In for more info).

Private Preview – Private Preview is an opportunity to see the exhibit & shop the vendors before it opens to the public, (Tue 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) in Founder’s Hall - the kick-off Rug Hooking Week. This event is ONLY for: retreat students, vendors & teachers, as well as the Feature/Special/Celebrations 34. Judges and exhibitors.  

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. 

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

Social Reception - A casual gathering for teachers, vendors, Feature & Special Exhibitors to meet & enjoy refreshments. Thursday – 7 p.m. Heritage Inn – Atrium.