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Schedule for Rug Hooking Week 2022

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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.

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR A LISTING OF ACTIVITIES.

Monday, August 15

  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 Student 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 Set-up, in Heritage Inn classrooms
     

Tuesday, August 16

  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat Classes, Heritage Inn
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat (4 day) Explore Your Creative Side! with Cheryl Bollenbach. Heritage Inn, Homestead Room A.
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat (4 day)  Develop a Palette with Angela Foote, Heritage Inn, Homestead Room B
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat (3 day) Jardin with Anne Bond & Nancy Stowers. Heritage Inn, Gathering Room A
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat (3 day) Going Abstract! with April DeConick, Heritage Inn, Heritage Room
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat (3 day) Making Antique Reproduction Rugs with Cathy Stephan, Heritage Inn, Gathering Room B
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat (3 day) Hooked Books & Journals with Michele Wise, Heritage Inn, Board Room
; 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 (see info below)
  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Private Preview of Exhibit & Vendors for Retreat Students and Teachers (for Students & Teachers, Feature/Special/Celebration Exhibitors.) Founder’s Hall
  7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Speakeasy Reception, celebrating Rug Hooking Week’s kick-off plus meet Rug Hooking Magazine’s new editor – Mark Allison, & wish Deb Smith a Happy Retirement! Cake, cash bar and appetizers available for purchase. The Broken Barrel Speakeasy, 1920s Main Street, Sauder Village, shuttle will be available. (For Students, Vendors & Teachers, Feature/Special/Celebration Exhibitors)
     

Wednesday, August 17

  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat Classes, Heritage Inn
  9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m Gallery Talk Celebration 32 Exhibit, Founder’s Hall, Exhibit Hall
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m Workshop (2 day) “Hooking a Monochromatic Owl” with Donna Hrkman, Historic Village, Museum Classroom
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m Workshop (1 day) “Like A Rock!” with Susan Ferraro, Founder’s Hall, Stage Right
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m Workshop (1 day) “Fearless Finishing - The Final Step!” with Nancy Z Parcels, 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. Meet the Author & Book Signing- Elizabeth Miller - Founder’s Hall-RHW Information Booth  
  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 32 / Feature / Special / Sauder Award, Founder’s Hall (See info below)
  6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Gallery Talk – Feature Exhibit “Maine” – Contemporary Maine Fiber Art, Studios, Farms & Scenic Beauty with Christine Macchi, Executive Director, Maine Fiberarts, Founder’s Hall, Center Stage (This is a LIVE ZOOM from MAINE.)
  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Evening Workshop “Power Dyeing” with April DeConick, Founder’s Hall - Kitchen
  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Evening Workshop “Savvy Shopper” with Nola Heidbreder, Founder’s Hall
     

Thursday, August 18

  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat Classes, Heritage Inn
  9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m Gallery Talk Special Exhibit “Stories in Wool” with Michelle Cavalcanti & Lisa Bleier, Founder’s Hall, Exhibit Area
  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. Meet the Author & Book Signing - Simone Vojvodin - 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  (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 32 / 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 “Snow - A Four Letter Word + Wide Cut Oriental” with Lisanne Miller, Founder’s Hall, Exhibit Hall
  6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Workshop (1 Evening) “Trio of Dimensional Halloween Pins” with Cheryl Bollenbach, Founder’s Hall, Stage Right
  6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Workshop (1 Evening) “Skinnies” with Anne Bond & Nancy Stowers, Heritage Inn, Gathering Rm A
  6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Workshop (1 Evening) “Stirring Up Magic in a Pot” with Sandra Brown, Founder’s Hall, Kitchen
  7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Social Reception - for all Teachers, Vendors, Feature & Special Exhibitors, Heritage Inn, Atrium
     

Friday, August 19

  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Retreat Classes Heritage Inn
  9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m Gallery Talk – Special Exhibit “Island Life Old & New” with Susan Ferraro, Founder’s Hall, Exhibit Hall
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m
Workshop (2 day) “Landscape Adventures” with Janine Broscious, Heritage Inn, Gathering Room B
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m  Workshop (2 day) “Having Fun & Playing with Color in a Wide Cut Oriental” with Lisanne Miller, Historic Village - Museum Classroom
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m Workshop (2 day) “Zip It Up - Zippered Pouch” with Linda Pietz, Founder’s Hall, Stage Left
  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m  CANCELLED Workshop (1 day) “Make It & Take It - Miniature Origami Rugs” with April DeConick, Heritage Inn, Heritage Room
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m  Workshop (1 day) “The Dazzling Dragonfly” with Deb Szwed, Founder’s Hall, Stage Right
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m  Workshop (1 day) “Funky Birds” with Michele Wise, Heritage Inn, Board Room
  10:00 a.m. -  12:00 p.m. Meet the Author & Book Signing - Donna Hrkman - 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.

Speakeasy Experience, Bourbon tasting at the Broken Barrel, 1920s Main Street, Sauder Village. Pre-registration required. Open to the public.(For more info & to pre-register: Speakeasy Experience

  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 32 / Feature / Special / Sauder Award and People’s Choice Awards, Founder’s Hall (See info below)
  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. CANCELLED Gallery Talk - Feature Exhibit “Maine” – Historic Maine Fiber Art, Artists & Wicked Tales! with Kathy Wright, Founder’s Hall, Exhibit Hall  (This is a Slide Show Presentation.) 
  6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. CANCELLED Evening Workshop “Hooked - Bowl Fillers” with Katie Kriner, Founder’s Hall, Stage Left
  6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Evening Workshop “Fall Pumpkin Buckets - Hook or Punch Needle” with Jenny Smallridge & Jo Wick, Founder’s Hall, Stage Right
  6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Evening Workshop “Eco Dyeing - Dyeing Naturally” with Ali Strebel, Founder’s Hall, Kitchen
  6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Hook-In + Pop-Up Exhibit, Heritage Inn, Atrium. Everyone welcome! (see info below)
     

Saturday, August 20

  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Workshop Classes, Heritage Inn
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop (1 day) “Flowering Dogwood - Bloom to Perfection” with Linda Powell, Heritage Inn - Homestead A
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop (1 day) “Get Your Stitch Fix” with Sue Clark, Heritage Inn,  Heritage Room
  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop (1 day) “Beautiful Trees” with Martha Rosenfeld, 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
     


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

Hook-In  + Pop-up Exhibit– Everyone welcome to join your fellow fiber friends, work on projects, socialize & network, participate or view the Pop-up Exhibit & just enjoy the evening! (Friday 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) New location ----Heritage Inn – Atrium. (see Pop-Up Exhibit below.)

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

Photo Time – For Celebration 32 / 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 Exhibit - EVERYONE IS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE POP-UP EXHIBIT, held in conjunction with the Hook-In (Friday, Aug 19, 6:30p.m.–10:00p.m.) in the Heritage Inn-Atrium. Techniques include: rug hooking, rug punching, needle punching, wool applique, felting, braiding, standing wool, tufting & fusion-combining two or more of these techniques. Topics:  Any topic or current events (like: Ukraine) & any work not exhibited in the Main Exhibit. (Please DO NOT REGISTER your Pop-Up Exhibit pieces/rugs online --- blank Exhibit Cards will be available that night. Fill out the Exhibit Cards to share info on your piece/rug.)

Private Preview + Speakeasy Reception – 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. This year’s Speakeasy Reception is both a kick-off to Rug Hooking Week and a chance to meet the new editor of Rug Hooking Magazine, Mark Allison, & wish Deb Smith - Happy Retirement! The Broken Barrel Speakeasy is located on Sauder Village’s 1920s Main Street, a shuttle will be available. The reception will include a cake, cash bar and appetizers available for purchase. This event is ONLY for: students, vendors & teachers, as well as the Feature/Special/Celebrations 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 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.

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