2019 Rug School

RHGNL Annual Rug School in Beautiful Lewisporte, Newfoundland awaits!!


Emmanuel Conference Centre, Lewisporte, NL                   August 15-18, 2019

THEME – Denim and Diamonds

Course Descriptions and Information can be found by clicking on the link below:

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Or our Course Description Page where you will find the online Registration Button at the bottom of the page:

Course Description

Rug Hookers!  It’s time to pull out your sparkly bits and your casual pieces and walk the runway in your “Denim and Diamonds” at Rug School 2019.  For the second year, our location will be held at Emmanuel Conference Centre in Lewisporte, NL.  The class selections this year offers something for everyone, and we invite you to join us in a great rug hooking experience mingled with lots of fun!

Last year, we had a marvelous time with our Ocean’s Away theme.  This year we are going for a version of sparkly and casual with our theme.  Google defines “Denim and Diamonds” as a phase describing casual and formal put together in an ostentatious way!!  Wow – the imagination is running wild thinking about how rug hookers are going to put their own spin on this theme.

Plan to Mix Your “Dull” Jeans with “Shiny” Gems for a Fun Rug Hooking Experience!

Our rug school site is located just outside of Lewisporte, which is an important hub of Newfoundland and Labrador’s marine industries.  The Lewisporte Marina & Yacht Club has quickly become a favourite of ocean-going yachts and pleasure boats from around the world.

If you experience issues applying on-line, please contact one of the following lovely ladies for help: 

Dorothy Fewer 709-489-4811
Helen Bouzane 709-489-7332
Winnie Glavine 709-699-1502

Online Registration Opens
April 1, 2019 at 10:30 am Newfoundland time


Apply by Mail
Helen Bouzane
83 Peddle Dr.
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL
A2B 1K8
Please make cheques payable to:  RHGNL

Registration Deadline
June 30, 2019

Cancellation Deadline:

  • July 15, 2019 – Full refund minus $35.00 administration fee
  • After this date no refunds are issued unless vacancy can be filled.

Registration and Schedule:

  • Registration begins Thursday (Aug 15) afternoon 2pm-4pm.
  • Rug School will open at 4:45 pm with greetings/announcements, followed by supper.  We ask that you arrive promptly for the opening as we want to ensure that you are ready and on-time for the start of classes.
  • Classes begin on Thursday evening 6pm – 9pm.  We invite you to join us for a Meet & Greet after class. 
  • A detailed schedule for Rug School will be forwarded to registrants prior to Rug School.

Mini Mat Exchange

The mini mat exchange has proved to be very popular and will be on our agenda again at Rug School.  We had great participation numbers last year and you can join this year by hooking a 5 x 5-inch mat, using any pattern or theme.  The mini mats will be on display at camp from Thursday until Saturday evening when you will take part in an activity that will see you exchange your mat with another hooker who is participating.

Bring your finished mat to the registration table on Thursday.  Attach a label to the back of your mat listing: title, your name, address, and date completed.  Mini mats will be on display until the exchange activity happens on Saturday.

This is a great activity to share our joy of hooking with one another!

Challenge Mat: 

Our theme “Denim and Diamonds” offers lots of potential for rug hooking.  We challenge you to let your imagination shine and design a mat to reflect your interpretation of our theme.  Think jeans and leather, gemstones jewelry, sequins and upscale pieces; think bedazzle, rhinestones and old army clothes.

Challenge Mat participants enter their mat without revealing the owner.  Entries are numbered, and selection is made by secret ballot.

Display Mat
With so many beautiful mats coming in, we want to ensure there is enough space to show them off. Please choose one of your small or medium mats for display.  The public is invited to visit camp and view what is always an inspiring exhibition. There will be voting for Campers Choice award.

RHGNL Bursary
Each year a bursary, which covers tuition, is provided. If you need financial assistance and would like to attend, please apply in writing to Helen Bouzane, 83 Peddle Drive, Grand FallsWindsor, NL, A2B 1K8. Applications are strictly confidential.


Our fundraiser this year will be tickets on a basket full of hooking goodies.  In addition, the popular 50/50 draw will be back.  Please support our fundraising efforts and remember to bring “cash”.

Rug School August 15-18th, 2019

Check out RHGNL website and June newsletter for additional information and reminders. 

We can’t wait to welcome you to Rug School 2019 to renew old friendships and make new ones as we learn and share together.

Contact Rug School Directors for Rug School Information

Helen Bouzane
83 Peddle Dr.
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL
A2B 1K8
Tel: 709-489-7332
Cell: 709-290-3098
Dorothy Fewer
Rug School Director
Tel: 709-489-4811
Website Issues, Please contact
Winnie Glavine
Social Media
Tel: 709-699-1502

Note: If participants are interested in using camp sites, please contact Helen Bouzane directly.