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Kansas City Biennial - September 14-17, 2022

Registration for the ATHA Biennial begins March 19, 2022 at 9am, CDT.


KC Biennial Facebook page can be accessed HERE.  Watch this space for additional information as it becomes available.

A second hotel option is now available with the Courtyard Kansas City/Overland Park Hotel.  Click here to book your hotel.


Education Corner by Gail Dufresne



Hello fellow ATHA members!  

 I am so excited to be actively involved in ATHA again as I assume the position of  education chair, and now I want to reveal our new grant program! 

 Our  organization’s mission is to promote the art of rug hooking, to spread the word and to share our art. It has been so difficult to do that for the last two years but at last we may be moving toward a time when we can get together again. 

Wouldn’t you like to share your hooking joy with others? We at national ATHA want to help you do that! Our brand new Project Outreach program has been designed to help, providing  a one time grant of up to $300 to ATHA chapters that are interested in teaching potential rug hookers. We want to help our chapters increase their membership and expand their presence in the community by providing funds  to purchase the supplies necessary to teach beginners. 

We want you to know that we are out here, ready to help you meet your goals. 

I will be writing a more detailed article that will appear in the April issue of our magazine.  It will outline how to apply and receive this grant, as well as suggestions for what your group might do to reach potential students. If you think your chapter would like to apply, you will have until December 31, 2022 to do so. 

Please send me a note telling me about your ideas. I can best be reached by email:, or text: 609-613-1589. Phone calls are also fine but I really like to have everything in writing…it is so easy to to forget what was talked about in a phone call!


It's Here! October/November 2021 Issue

The cover art on this issue is an original design by Agnes Durda, Her article in this issue is about rug hooking in Hungary.  Also in this issue is part III of series by Lisanne Miller on Hooking Fruit.  And of course, the issue is full of other photos and articles about rug hooking!