2017 Show & Travel Schedule

I am pleased to present my 2017 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.
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.
January 14 - January 19, 2017
Off The Ocean Rug Hooking Conference
Marriott Courtyard, Jacksonville, FL
Contact Katie Puckett for more information at kissrughooking@yahoo.com
February 8 - 11, 2017
Lonestar Quiltworks
Bryan, TX
This is a technique class, working from a Texas-themed kit designed by me
For more information, contact Lonestar Quiltworks at lsqwinfo@gmail.com
or call 979-595-1072
Saturday February 25, 2017 
21st Annual Rock Creek Hook-In
Lenexa Community Center
93rd & Pflumm Road, Lenexa, Kansas
9 am to 3 pm
Friday March 10 (2 pm to 10 pm) - Saturday March 11, 2017 (9 am to 3 pm)
 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 25, 2017
Black Swamp Spinning Guild Market Day & Fiber Fair
Wood County Fairgrounds, Junior Fair Building
13800 W. Poe Road, Bowling Green, OH  43402
9 am to 4 pm
$1.00 admission fee
Lots of wonderful products for the textile and fiber artist
Rug hooking, roving, yarn, dyes, spinning wheels, looms, and more

April 8, 2017
Straight River Rug Hooking Spring Vendor Show/Hook-In
Holiday Inn & Suites, 
2365 43rd Street NW, Owatonna, MN 55060
9 am to 3 pm
$10.00 admission
Bring a project to work on, spend the day shopping and catching up with friends
hand-dyed wools, patterns, baskets, accessories, door prizes and more
 www.straightriverrughooking.com for more information
Saturday April 15, 2017
2017 Michigan Hook In sponsored by the Michigan Rugg Artiste 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 information for registration will be updated when it is received
April 23 - April 28, 2017
Rug Hooking Getaway in Santa Fe, New Mexico
La Fonda on the Plaza
100 E. San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM  87501
For more information, contact Carrie Martin at mart3285@bellsouth.net, Dorothy Delaune at RDGDelaune@aol.com, or Nancy Frantz at ncfrantz@yahoo.com
Saturday May 6 and Sunday May 7, 2017
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
(Gates open at 8:30 am-no early entry)
$5.00 daily admission (18 years and older)
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 May 20, 2017
Western Reserve Rug Hookers "America The Beautiful" 2017 Hook-In
Chagrin Falls Middle School
342 E. Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH  44022
9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Admission requires registration - more info will be posted as it becomes available
Door prizes, raffle, and silent auction
Visit www.westernreserverughookers.com for more information
June 17 - 20, 2017
Green Mountain Rug School
Capitol Plaza Hotel, Montpelier, Vermont
I will be teaching The Art of Americana
For detailed class descriptions and online registration, go to www.greenmountainhookedrugs.com
Saturday June 24, 2017
3rd Annual Gathering of Friends at The Old Tattered Flag
Evans Mills, NY
Details will be posted as information becomes available
Visit theoldtatteredflag.com for more information
July 28 - July 29, 2017
First Annual The Great Smoky Mountain Hook-In
Brookside Resort
463 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN  37738
Cost is $50.00 per person for a two-day event which includes champagne/dessert reception, coffee and cold drinks on both days, lunch on Saturday, vendor demonstrations, door prizes.
$15.00 admission for open-shopping on Saturday afternoon
For more information, contact Rhonda Thistlethwaite at smokymountainrughooking@gmail.com
August 18-20, 2017
Michigan Fiber Festival
Allegan County Fairgrounds, Allegan, Michigan
Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (usually no admission charge on Friday!)
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 10 - 15, 2017 (first week)
Rugs By The Sea 2017
Cape May, NJ
The Chalfonte Hotel
301 Howard Street, Cape May, New Jersey
Contact Norma Batastini at nlbatastini@verizon.net for more information
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Gathering of Primitive Friends
Notforgotten Farm
3530 Tye River Road, Amherst, VA  24521
Primitive Wares, Antiques, Folk Art, Needlework, Food and Drink from The Master's Inn
and Much More
Admission $3.00
proceeds benefit Almost Home Pet Adoption Agency
Saturday September 30, 2017
Spruce Ridge Studios Annual Open House and Tent Sale
10 am to 2 pm
1786 Eager Road, Howell, MI 48855
There will be clearance-priced wool and a selection of rug hooking patterns up to 50% off. Also craft-related products at reduced prices.  Vintage, one of a kind, and antique treasures!
Enjoy cider and donuts too!
All sale items will be under the tent
For your regular shopping needs, my studio will be open during the sale
All major credit cards accepted
Wednesday October 11 - Saturday October 14, 2017
2017 ATHA Biennial - Cleveland
sponsored by Region 6
Holiday Inn, Cleveland South
6001 Rockside Rd., Independence, OH  44131
The biggest rug hooking party for 2017!  Don't miss the fun and excitement!
Vendor hours are:  Wednesday 2 pm to 8 pm
Thursday 9 am to 6 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 9 am to 3 pm
Deanne Fitzpatrick will be the guest speaker on Saturday night
Registration is required - visit http://www.atharugs.com/2017-biennial-cleveland-ohio for more information about registration, teachers/classes, exhibits, and tours
Check out the great fund raising products on the ATHA website too! (large rug bag/tote and photographic journal that features teacher's helpful hints)
Saturday October 28, 2017
Heavens To Betsy Hook-In
The Falls
158 Union Turnpike, Hudson, NY  12534
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Visit Heavens To Betsy for more details
Saturday December 2, 2017
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.