2020 Rug School


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

RUG SCHOOL 2020,    Emmanuel Conference Centre, Lewisporte, NL     August 13-16, 2020

THEME – Catch A Falling Star and Hook it On Your Burlap!… A 2020 Celebration of Space

Course Descriptions and Information will be available in the New Year.   Keep Watching!!


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

Course Description  (will be activiated when ready) 


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: 

Katrea Hilton, Rug School Co-Director 709-747-4384

Dorothy Fewer, Rug School Co-Director 709-489-4811

Helen Bouzane, Rug School Registrar 709-489-7332

Sherry McCann,  709-576-4790

Winnie Glavine, Social Media Director/Committee Member 709-699-1502

Joan Foster, Teacher Group Liason, 709-673-4517

Online Registration Opens
March 30, 2020 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, 2020

Cancellation Deadline:

  • July 15, 2020 – 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.


Challenge Mat: 

Our theme  Catch A Falling Star and Hook it On Your Burlap!… A 2020 Celebration of Space offers lots of potential for rug hooking.  (More Information to follow) 

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 13-16, 2020

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

We can’t wait to welcome you to Rug School 2020 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
Katrea Hilton
Rug School Director
Tel: 709-747-4384
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.