Sunday, January 9, 2011

I Wanna Go!

If you're a rug hooker, you are almost certainly aware of ATHA - the Association of Traditional Hooking Artists, an international organization devoted to promoting the art of rug hooking by sharing ideas, information and through educational activities. And, if you are aware of ATHA, you are almost certainly aware that they are having their Biennial this year, October 19-22 to be exact. This is a 4-day rug hookers retreat with numerous workshops, vendors from all over the country and a wealth of instruction and fellowship with other rug hookers. Recently I received my December/January ATHA newsletter, with biennial workshop information and registration, and I really, REALLY wanna go!

Imagine taking a workshop with some of the best rug hooking teachers in the country, like Barbara Carroll, Jane Halliwell Green, Kris Miller, Gail Dufresne or Maria Barton, just to name a few. Registrations will begin to be accepted postmarked on January 31, and I need to convince my husband that this is a great way to spend some of our annual vacation time! I'm already trying to decide what workshops to take, so that if, or hopefully when, he agrees I can jump right on it!

Are any of you planning on attending ATHA's Biennial? If so, what workshops are you looking forward to taking?


acorn hollow said...

I will not be able to attend maybe some year. sigh.....

Rugs and Pugs said...

Hopefully I will be attending and can take the Barbara Carroll workshop!!!