Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Quoddy Loopers 4th annual Hurricane Hook-in November 6, 2010

The Quoddy Loopers of St Andrews, NB (Canada) are holding their 4th annual Hurricane Hook-in on November 6th, 2010, from 10am to 3:30pm in the Catholic Church of St Andrew Parish Centre.; side door, corner of Parr and King Streets, St Andrews by-the-Sea. It's a bright and capacious hall, with a great kitchen where the women's guild cook us up a lovely soup and other goodies, and the Loopers all provide sandwiches, sweets and muffins. Just bring yourself and your hooking, as well as any finished or not-finished mats for show and tell. But PLEASE do let us know you are coming, so we don't run out of  food! Or space. Or prizes - our aim is to have one for every guest, plus a few door prizes.

Sande Gunning of the River Gallery will be our vendor, as usual, with her wonderful wares! If there is something specific from her website that you would like, please give her at least two weeks notice so she can be sure to have it to pack in with the rest of her roving shop.

Please email Mary at kgoffice (at) kingsbraegarden dot com or call 506 529  3790 with your RSVP for the hook-in.

NOTE: as I cannot be at the hook-in this year, we will not be doing this on the 6th; hopefully, next year:
We hope to have our finished Rug Aid Rug Rave mats finished and will be selling tickets on them - with all proceeds to Heather Ritchie's wonderful Rug Aid empowerment project for the blind in The Gambia. She has taught them to make 'rag rugs' and is raising more money for supplies (though many are donated) and especially to be able to build them a centre where they can work and keep their materials and mats and not have to tote them home and back to the centre where they currently have occasional use of a room. They sell their rugs locally and internationally, thus giving them a way to earn some money. The rug at the right is Heather Ritchie's; all around the world on November 21, 2009, people hooked the pattern bought from Heather and are doing different fundraisers. Heather has galleries of photos from the day on her website.


PS Our traditional rughooking group meets weekly -- Wednesday evenings, 6:30 - 8:30, in the Catholic Church of St Andrew parish centre, corner of Parr and King Streets -- and visitors are always welcome. We hook year-round and only miss a rare Wednesday when a holiday falls on the day or we get a (very rare) wicked storm.

PPS I was going to bring my ATCs to trade but have foolishly double booked myself and now will be seeing the grandbabies instead of attending the hook-in. VERY sorry to miss it! (maureen)