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The ATHA Convention held in Overland Park, Kansas,

on September 14-17, 2022 was a resounding success!


Once again, ATHA members had the opportunity to reconnect

with rug hooking friends, attend classes, visit vendors

and enjoy four days of creative fun.


A huge thank you to the Convention Committee,

headed by Anne Hoffman, for their hard work

and tireless energy in hosting this wonderful event. 


For those who couldn't attend, Deb Burcin, our ATHA

Librarian, has prepared a gallery of outstanding

photos that she took while she was at the Convention.

Many thanks to Deb for her many hours of editing and

cropping these photos so that we all can enjoy them too.


Click HERE to view the 2022 Kansas Convention photos.


   Education Corner


This summer, ATHA's Education Chair, Gail Dufresne, started holding live presentations on Facebook about favorite rug hooking topics.

The first presentation on July 2nd was on "Proddy," an English variation of rug hooking using shaped pieces of fabric manipulated with a hook or prodding tool.. Proddy can be used on parts of a rug or the whole rug. And proddy is not just for flowers!  In her presentation, Gail showed her creative work, how to do proddy, how it can be used, how to cut pieces and discussed backings and finishing ideas.  Watch it now on Youtube!

Gail's 2nd presentation on August 25th titled "Rug Hooking 101" focused on those interested in rug hooking, but who don't know where to start. Gail focused on the basic equipment such as frames, hooks and backings and showed some examples of beautiful rug mats suitable for beginner projects.  Watch it now on Youtube!  

  Gail's 3rd presentation on Sept 24th titled  "COLOR gets the credit, but VALUE does the work" focused on how to design a rug using various left-over wool scraps. She demonstrated how to choose colors for a rug using the concept of light, medium and dark values. Gail showed endless examples of hit or miss rugs that rug hookers could easily design on their own.  Watch it now on Youtube



The Aug/Sept 2022 Magazine Issue is online!