Our guild decided that we would host a "learn to hook" day at our March meeting. Our "first annual" teaching day was a hit. We had more than 30 attendees and added 6 members to the guild. Pam and I considered this a learning experience-now we know where and how to advertise, and how to structure the meeting. All in all, the day proved successful. Most of the new hookers picked up the skills easily, and had a desire to continue the craft. Well known teachers,including Pam Bartlett, Jon Ciemiewicz, Ann Winterling, and Lisa Chaloner were available for guidance and suggestions. Members paired up with novices, and shared their hooking passion. The room was buzzing with creativity, coffee, snacks and wool dust!
I am treasurer and membership chair for the White Mountain Woolen Magic rug hooking guild. We are an ATHA chapter and have meetings through out the year at various locations in central NH. We welcome new members and friends to our meetings.