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- Bimonthly Color Newsletter
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- Two Regional Rug Schools
- Global Workshops
- Regional Rug Shows
- Regional Rug Challenges
- 70+Local chapters
- Largest Lending Library of Hooking Related Resources
With over 3,000 members, most likely there is an ATHA chapter or member in your community!
Creative community is the most unique and greatest benefits of ATHA membership.
This opportunity is to be a part of a local ATHA chapter near you. Over 70 ATHA chapters are in existence today and more are being started all the time! The chapters form this creative community with having regular meetings, special programs, educational resources, public shows and hook-ins!
Once you become a part of the ATHA community, you will be amazed at the wealth of information and encouragement each ATHA chapter and the bimonthly color newsletter provides its members. We hope you will attend a local ATHA meeting in your community so you can experience firsthand the creative talents of our members!
ATHA is the Association of Traditional Hooking
Artists. . . Join Us and Get Hooked!
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ATHA Chapter Information
Region 1 Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont
Region 2 New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania
Region 3 Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C. and West Virginia
Region 4 Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee
Region 5 Alabama, Florida and Georgia
Region 6 Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio
Region 7 Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Manitoba
Region 8 Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota
Region 9 Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas
Region 10 Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming and Saskatchewan & Alberta, Canada
Region 11 Alaska, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, Canada
Region 12 Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and New Mexico
Region 13 Ontario and Quebec, Canada
Region 14 Overseas, such as UK, Netherlands
Region 15 Atlantic Provinces, such as New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Canada
Region 16 Australia and New Zealand
Region 17 Japan
We have a total of 78 active chapters spread around North America. Above is a list of 17 Regions and their chapters. If you would like to join a chapter near you, just contact the president listed for the nearest ATHA chapter. If there is no chapter near you and you have a group of at least five rug hookers who would like to form a chapter, please contact your Regional Representative for the appropriate forms to submit.
Or get in touch with:
ATHA Regional Coordinator