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President's Message

Tricia Travis President


Welcome to ATHA!

ATHA represents a diverse membership of over 4,000 rug hookers all across the United States and the world.  Membership provides many opportunities to meet with other people of like interests to share ideas, resources, and friendships.  

Every two years rug hooking artists meet at the ATHA Biennial to promote learning and education of rug hooking.  These Biennials are organized by the hard work of ATHA Chapters and Regions who have been selected by the National ATHA Board to host these events.  Our next Biennial will be September 14 - 17, 2022 in Kansas City and is hosted by Region 8.  ATHA will celebrate its 42nd anniversary at this Biennial!  This is an event that you will not want to miss.

Many of our members enjoy rug hooking with a local chapter and take advantage of the programs and activities offered locally.  Look at the opportunities advertised in “ATHA Art of Rug Hooking” and plan to attend a rug hooking camp.  There are many from which to choose and much is learned from the teachers featured at these events.   

The ATHA magazine is available to members for $32.00 per year and consists of six issues packed with color pictures, informative ideas on rug hooking, and articles submitted by our members on patterns, techniques, and rugs of interest to our readers.  It is an outstanding subscription that contains information about topics that rug hookers like.

We appreciate your support of ATHA and the rug hooking community with all it has to offer.  Share your knowledge with other members.  Teach someone new to rug hook!  Spread the news about ATHA to others!  Most of all enjoy rug hooking!


Tricia Travis
Association of Traditional Hooking Artists (ATHA)