Primitive Rugs

Has everyone received their August/September issue of ATHA Art of Rug Hooking magazine yet?  I received mine yesterday and was blown away by the super-sized all primitive issue.  See page 49 for the chance to receive an ATHA Tool Bag.  The ATHA Tool Bag is free with a two-year subscription to ATHA.  The bag is cylinder shaped and measures 8 inches by a 2.5 inch diameter–a perfect size for our tools.  If you need to renew, now is the time.

It was a pleasure to see rugs from Region 12 members in this issue:  Two Sheep and Bird (page 85), hooked and designed by Mary Johnson of Designs in Wool from Inyokern, CA; Crazy Horse Quilt Runner (page 86), hooked by Barbara Moran, from Green Valley, AZ; Dog and Cat, Color or No Color (page 93), hooked by Carole Nobile from Redondo Beach, CA; Old Fashioned Floral (page 93), hooked by Bonnie Applebee, from Redlands, CA; and Mountain Village, hooked by Dorothy Sprouse from Palm Springs, CA.

Reminder:  The deadline for submitting photos or articles about Story Rugs is October 1, 2016. If you have hooked a story rug, be sure to send in a photo for this issue.

Hooker Hill Rug Retreat wrapped up with a lot of hugs and well wishes on Thursday.  We all decided that it was a banner retreat.  We sat on the patio after class each day and had our wine social.  It was a grand way to get to know people in both of our classes.  Hooking continued well into the night for some of the hooking die hards.  Our teachers brought tons of wool for us to feel and buy (Brigitta Phy brought her Green Valley Rug Hooking store and Gail Dufresne Fed Ex’d 5 boxes plus two 50-lb suitcases of wool).  We were in wool heaven!  After camp some of us spent the day in Yosemite National Park, sightseeing and having a scrumptious lunch at the Awanee Hotel.


Glacier Point (pictured left to right, Brigitta Phy, Gail Kirsh, Grant Phy, Gail Becker, and Gail Dufresne).

Teachers for Hooker Hill Rug Retreat 2017 are Laura Pierce, Flying Dog Hookery, and Michele Wise, Wool, Etc.  See our ad on Page 71 of the magazine and for more information, go to

Be sure and send me information on events in your area so that I can include them on this website.


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ATHA Region 12 Website is a place for members to communicate with each other. Please contact me with any information that you want added (this could be about upcoming events or personal items). Let me know if you want me to add your Website or Blog to the links.
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3 Responses to Primitive Rugs

  1. Harv And Deb says:

    Thanks Gail. Great report. I envy your lunch at the Awanee!


    Sent from my iPad


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