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Welcome to RugShow 2023

A Virtual Show about Hooked Rugs
and the People Who Make Them

By Members of the
Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild

In 2020, we did our first Virtual Show, as we were unable to put on the show that we’d planned due to the Covid Virus.  It was well received and folks said “We should do this even when we CAN have a real show.”  

So here it is, our second Virtual Show – this time with an expanded team.  We hope you enjoy it.

Special Collections

In our first Virtual Show we had two Featured Artists, with extensive collections of their rugs, videoed interviews of visits in their studios.    This time around we have four Special Collections,  Remembering Lynn Soule, a member we lost this year; The Duncans,  a group challenge taken up by members of two overlapping groups in Southern Vermont and Western Massachusetts; Celebrations 33, the ten juried finalists by GMRHG members;  and the 2022 Award Winners, the rugs that were selected by our jurors and the viewers at our in-person show last November in Montpelier, VT. 

Click on the pictures below to visit the special collections.

Remembering
Lynn Soule
The Duncans
Celebration 33
2022 Award Winners

The Exhibit 

This virtual exhibition gives us an opportunity to share the rugs we’ve made recently. Some of these were in our “regular” Rug Show in Montpelier, VT, November, 2022. Many have not been exhibited, in person, or virtually.

This exhibit includes:

  • Rugs, wall hangings, pillows, footstools.. and more
  • Stories about how the rugs came to be –  the inspirations and motivations.
  • An in-depth Video/ Slide Show about HOW one work was created.
  • Information about rug-hooking for the uninitiated.

What is interesting in the Online Rug Show?

Limitations and Opportunities: 

The virtual format will never be the same as viewing the rugs in person; but, we do get to share more stories, and connect you to the person who made the rug.

Here are some fun figures about the scope of the guild and this show:

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Active Members of the Guild
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From States / Provinces
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Members and Guests Participating in this Show
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Large Photos of Rugs plus more detail shots
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Photos of the Rug Artists
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Videos

The 2020 Show is still available and these links will open in a new tab or window.

History of the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild  including a video on our Rug Show History.

(not duplicated in this show)

Featured artists:

Sandra Grant 

Grace Collette

Over 140 rugs in our first virtual show, NOT DUPLICATED here!

The front page photo is a portion of a rug titled “Perfectly Paisley“, hooked by member Gail Duclos Lapierre.

We offer this show free of admission,
but welcome donations in any amount.

What's New?
Juror's Awards and Guest Book

Click to reveal the winners!

Like the Show?  Sign our Guest Book!

Watch for our upcoming IN PERSON Show Nov. 3-6, 2022 in Montpelier, VT

Better yet!  Join the Guild and Exhibit YOUR rugs in our next show! See details at gmrhg.org.