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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hooker News from Rita


1. SunDog: Please contact Dorothy about volunteering to demo on the weekend of Dec. 4,5,6. She will provide you with a ticket for admission. Please bring rugs for the display to the Nov. 24 hooking night.

2. Cutter: BettyAnn has donated a Fraser cutter to the group. Thank you very much.

3. Christmas Hook-in and charity fundraiser: Thanks, Patti, for offering your home. Instead of a gift exchange, please bring a few dollars and any items (they don't need to be hooking-related) that you would like to donate. The money raised from the sale of these donations will be used for charity. Our chosen charity this year is the Rancheritas. Learn about the Rancheritas at www.rughookproject.com

4.Annual General Meeting: The AGM will be held on our next hooking night, Nov. 24 @ 7:00 p.m. Please come out to discuss how you'd like to see the club improve.

5. Order from Rittermere-Hurst-Field: We agreed to order the new edition of the catalogue for the group. If you would like to order anything from RHF, email me before Monday, Nov. 16th. If we share the postage, it will save everyone money. You can view the products at www.letshookrugs.com

6. Donation for Sherbrooke Centre: Donna and Ann kindly offered to design a rug that we can all work on and donate to Sherbrooke's fundraising auction.

7. Centre Gallery Display: The display begins on Jan. 4, so it is absolutely urgent to prepare for this before the holidays. There is a $100 fine if the display is not put up and taken down at a prescribed time. Alice and Gloria are co-ordinating this event.
-Each person is asked to submit 2 or 3 pieces. All types of hooked items are needed. Please note that some may not be used if space becomes full.
-Deadline for rugs is Saturday, Nov. 28 (Christmas Hook-In). You may also bring them to the Nov.24 hooking night.
-In order to hang the rugs, they will need to have a pocket (casing) sewn to the back. Please use light weight cloth (such as muslin or broadcloth) and make a 2" pocket at the top on the back of your piece. Please leave 2" on each end without pocket. Make sure to sew the pocket to the backing threads, not the loops.
-Include this information along with your rug: name of rug, hooked by------, designed by.........,size, price or 'not for sale'. You may also add a short statement about your rug.
-If you should sell a rug, the gallery fee is 25%.

8. See the last blog posting (below) to see Donna's Halloween rug. If you sign up to follow this blog, you will be notified each time a new item is listed.

9. Watch this short video about the Rancheritas.

Take care,
Rita

*photo credit: docman at Flickr (Creative Commons licensed)

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