A Peek at What’s Ahead for 2012-2013?

Harriet and Mimi have worked hard to pull together next year’s program. Not all contracts are back yet, so there may need to be a change, but it looks good and we wanted the group to get an early peek at what is planned.

Once you see it I think you’ll agree there’s something for everyone. There are also some nice additions that are being put into place to inspire us and provide the opportunity for members to get to know each other better.

*New* Sidebar and Door Prizes

  • Sidebar > At each meeting there will be side tables in a designated area of the room with the purpose of sharing, inspiring, connecting.
  • Door Prizes > To get members wearing their name tags (which makes it easier for connections between members), door prizes will only be won by someone wearing their name tag. If you do not have a name tag be sure to let the membership officer know.

Following is a simple outline of the year’s schedule, but be on the lookout for a mailing of the full program and membership information coming soon to your mailbox.

Sept. 8 > Hooked Rug Museum of North America – Lauri Troutman will provide a short presentation about what is happening at this fabulous museum
Challenge Mats for Cumberland Fair – Mats will be gathered at this meeting. Be sure properly identified with a back label.
Potluck Luncheon
*Sidebar > Floral rugs (If you have a floral rug please bring to share with your fellow members.)

***See January for detail

Oct. 13 > Inspiration & Symbolism with Michele Micarelli – Make your rug personal by adding creative and original ideas.
*Sidebar > Michele will display rugs

***See January for detail

Nov. 10 > Hidden Message with Diane Tanerillo and Lauri Troutman – Our fellow members are going to share the technique for hiding name, date, etc. after attending a workshop by Bev Conway.
*Sidebar > ATC swap with Mayflower ATHA chapter – Want to get involved with a swap? Now’s your chance. Bring an ATC.

Dec. 8 > Christmas Celebration with Swap – Time to swap our winter motif  7″ to 8″ round mats. (Now that we know about this truly Christmas in July and it’s done for December.)
*Sidebar > Hooked items with a holiday motif

Jan. 12 > Waldoboro with Jackye Hansen– Jackye will demonstrate hoving a flower and leaf. Jackie will draw a pattern for you ($5-10).
***Tile size patterns will also be given out at the Sept. and Oct. meetings if you wish to do it yourself on your own backing fabric.
Bring your pattern and wools ready to hook to the Jan. meeting.
*Sidebar > any Jackye Hansen Design pieces you have

Feb. 9 > Felting with Alitza Wildes, Pat Labrie and Denise Cwalina – Incorporating felting into your rugs, 3D animals and a Japanese Collage Technique – Nuno felting.
*Sidebar > any felted pieces or animal motif rugs

March 9 > Annual Auction – Wanted!!! any fiber art items.
(Start cleaning out now and making that list of items needed to complete a project or round out your stash.)
*Sidebar > none this month

April 3 > Scrap Rugs — Not Your Mama’s with Lisanne Miller – History of scrap rugs going into hit-or-miss and onto modern geometrics. Techniques for highlight, negative space, different backgrounds and more.
*Sidebar > Lisanne will display rugs

May 11 > Painting Wool with Faith Webster – This is a unique dying technique which will be hands on for those that bring their wet wool. Also tips for how to hook with.
*Sidebar > ATC swap with another ATHA chapter

June 8 > Garden Picnic @ Faith’scheck out last year’s gathering
This year the dye pot will also be active!

Any questions – ask in a comment and we’ll find the answer.

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About mainetinpedlars

The Maine Tin Pedlar Chapter of ATHA (Association of Traditional Hooking Artists) shares a common purpose of promoting the art of rug hooking through education, sharing of ideas and group activities.
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