2016 Show & Travel Schedule

I am pleased to present my 2016 Show and Travel Schedule.
      Please check back often ~ new events and dates will be added as they become available.

Please note that I do not have a retail location.  Shop my website on-line with the convenient shopping cart, purchase by mail order, or visit our booth at one of these quality events.

Thrums and Chums Rug Hooking group meets the second Saturday of every month in the Community Room at First National Bank in Brighton, 8080 Challis Road, Brighton, MI  48116.  The hours are from 9:00 am to 11:45 am.  Please park in the spaces designated for the Community Room.
Our membership includes beginners as well as the experienced. Any style of hooking is welcome, from fine cut and shaded, to wide cut and primitive. Please come and join the fun—bring your hooking and a friend! Light snacks are provided.
January 23 & January 30, 2016 (two sessions)
I am offering a beginner rug hooking class here at my studio in Howell, Michigan.  We will meet on Saturday, January 23 and again on Saturday January 30, 2016 from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm.  The cost is $85.00, payable on the first day of class.  You will receive a kit with a linen pattern, cut wool strips, a basic rug hook, twill tape binding, color picture, and personal instruction.  Coffee, tea, and snacks are available during class time.  Students need to bring a pair of sharp scissors and a 14" quiling hoop or rug hooking frame.  I will also have supplies available for purchase during class time.  Limited to 8 students.  Please contact me to sign up.
February 14 - 18, 2016
Red Stick Rug Hooking Workshop
Drury Inn and Suites, Baton Rouge, LA
Contact Gayle Soileau at candgsoileau@cox.net for more information
Saturday February 27, 2016
20th Annual Rock Creek Hook-In
Lenexa Community Center
93rd & Pflumm Rd., Lenexa, KS
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
$15.00 admission fee ~ coffee, tea, snacks provided
Door prizes all day ~ shop an amazing collection of vendors
For more information, contact Marilyn at hookknit1@aol.com
Friday March 4 & Saturday March 5, 2016
2016 Annual Hook-In at the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum
522 West Madison Ave., Athens, TN
For more information, please contact Mary Alton at the museum
Saturday March 19, 2016
Early Homestead Show, presented by Holly Hills Primitives
Karl Richter Campus, 920 Baird St., Holly, MI  48442
10 am to 3 pm
$5.00 admission fee
Antiques, needfuls, early goods.
Contact Dawn Rossell for more information:  248-634-7040
March 30 - April 2, 2015
Eureka Springs Rug Camp 2016
Candlewick Inn, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
If the first dates fill, another workshop will be offered for
April 3 - April 7, 2016
Contact Vicki Hardcastle at hardcastleforkart@gmail.com for more information and a camp application
Saturday April 23, 2016
2016 Michigan Hook In sponsored by the Great Lakes Rug Hooking Guild
Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building
4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor, MI  48105
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Admission fee includes lunch
Door prizes, rug show, shopping, raffle
Contact GLRHGuild@gmail.com for more information
Saturday May 7 & Sunday May 8, 2016
Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival
Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, Maryland
Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Free admission and parking
Visit our booth in Barn 5, Booth 10
The largest sheep and wool festival in the country!
Shopping, food, sheep show, demonstrations, classes, and more
Visit SheepAndWool.org for more information
Saturday June 4, 2016
Western Reserve Rug Hookers "Beach Party Hook-In"
The Federated Church Family Life Center
16349 Cillicothe Rd., Chagrin Falls, OH  44023
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
$28.00 admission includes lunch, beverage, and delicious snacks (requires registration)
Door prizes, raffle, and silent auction
Visit www.westernreserverughookers.com for more information
June 25-July 8
I will be traveling and teaching rug hooking in Finland!
August 17-20, 2016
20th Annual Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village
22611 State Route 2, Archbold, OH  43502
Exhibit hours:  Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
We are beyond excited to be vending at this premiere event.  Thank you to all of you who requested to have Spruce Ridge Studios participate this year!
Visit www.saudervillage.org/classes-events/special-events/rug-hooking-week for more information.
Kris will also be teaching a mini-workshop on Friday August 19th from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
"The Eyes Have It!"
Learn to hook three different type of eyes, primitive style.
Visit www.saudervillage.org/classes-events/special-events/rug-hooking-week/workshops/the-eyes-have-it! for more information
August 19-21, 2016
Michigan Fiber Festival
Allegan County Fairgrounds, Allegan, Michigan
Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
We are located in Building 8-B, booths 30-31
Admission $5.00
Shopping, workshops, demonstrations, food, fiber animal shows, and (my favorite) Sheep Costume Parade on Sunday.
Visit the festival website at www.michiganfiberfestival.info for more information
September 11 - 15, 2016
Arrowhead Rug Hooking Camp
Duluth, MN
More information will be posted as it becomes available
September 18-23, 2016 (second week)
Rugs By The Sea 2016
The Chalfonte Hotel
301 Howard Street, Cape May, New Jersey
Contact Norma Batastini at nlbatastini@verizon.net for more information
October 10-14, 2016
Historic Longstreet Farm
Holmdel, NJ
Contact Ronnie Grothusen at Ronnie.Grothusen@co.monmouth.nj.us for more information
Saturday, October 22, 2016
The Brandywine Rug Hooking Guild 2016 Hook-In
Kimberton Fire Hall, 61 Firehouse Lane, Kimberton, PA  19320
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Registration is $15.00
Visit www.brandywinerughookingguild.org for registration form and more information
November 6 - 10, 2016
Delmarva Rugcrafters November Workshop
Dunes Manor Hotel, 2800 Baltimore Ave., Ocean City, MD  21842
Contact Pam Johnson for inquiries: Lpt219@comcast.net
Saturday December 3, 2016
All The Trimmings Holiday Show
Chelsea Fairgrounds - 4-H building
20501 Old US 12, Chelsea, MI  48118
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Free admission, free parking, free refreshments
Hand made gifts by local Michigan artisans.  Wood carving, fresh Holiday greens, antiques, rug hooking, bears, felted items, jewelry, honey, folk art paintings, and more.