Rug School

Together Again 2022

Emmanuel Convention Centre, Lewisporte, NL

Save these dates: Thursday August 18 to Sunday August 21, 2022.

Plans are going ahead for our annual rug school, and it is with both hope and optimism that your rug school committee is planning an event at which we can all be together again. In fact, that is our theme. Together Again 2022 (with apologies to the provincial government who thought of this idea first!). Once again, Rug School will be held at Emmanuel Convention Centre in Lewisporte, NL. On site registration will begin Thursday afternoon and classes start Thursday after supper. Rug school ends with lunch on Sunday.

This is the preregistration package which gives you the information you will need in time for the opening of registration on April 11, 2022 at 10am NL time.

We’ve got a great line up of teachers, with new and exciting courses that we think will expand your rug hooking skills and repertoire. Full details on the courses are included below, and teachers will communicate with students after registration to provide more details on what you will need to bring. As always, you can sign up for “On Your Own” – the opportunity to come to rug school and hook on your project with others who want to be at the school but aren’t wanting to take a course.

Here are the details:

Registration and payment method
You must be a member of the RHGNL to register for Rug School. You can join by going to the membership page.

All registration will be done online. To secure your spot, all payments must be made by credit card or etransfer at the time of registration. If you have any questions about payment, please contact the Registrar at this email address registrar@rhgnl.ca prior to the date of course registration (April 11, 2022).

Courses will be capped at 15 participants (except On Your Own). If your first choice is full, please choose a second choice. If you wish to be added to the wait list for a course, please contact the Registrar at registrar@rhgnl.ca immediately after you complete your registration.

Rug School costs

Accommodation (includes all meals, snacks, and accommodation in hotel/motel type rooms with private bathroom)

  • Single $425
  • Shared $330

Commuter fees

  • Use of camp facilities plus snacks $60
  • You may purchase individual meals in advance:
    • Breakfast $11
    • Lunch $13
    • Supper $16

RV Campers

  • $30 per night to park your RV
  • Plus commuter fees (as noted above)

Tuition for classes

  • Classes with Teacher: $150
  • On your own: $110

Vendors

Those interested in applying for shop space to sell rug hooking supplies are asked to send an expression of interest to the co-directors Maureen Ashfield and Phyllis Wells at rugschool@rhgnl.ca. Let us know what you will be selling, and how many tables and extra space for displays you would ideally need. Once we know how many vendors want space at the camp, we’ll contact you with availability. Please note that vendors must agree to pay the RHGNL 5% of their sales, not including any money made by rug school teachers selling course materials to their class participants. Thank you in advance for your interest.

Challenge Mat and Camper’s Choice Awards

Rug school participants are invited to hook a mat reflecting our theme – Together Again – to enter for the Challenge Mat Award. In addition, bring along a favourite rug (on any theme) to display for the Campers’ Choice Award. Campers and visitors want to see what hookers do – and your mat could earn you a reward.

Mini-mat exchange

The mini-mat exchange has become a big hit! Hook a mat 5×5 inches and label your mat on the back. We’ll hold a Mini-Mat Swap on the last night of camp.

Bursaries

Limited bursaries are available to assist with the cost of attending camp. As outlined in the RHGNL Constitution, “when financially viable, Rug School will offer two bursaries annually – one of free tuition to any Guild member who is in need of financial assistance and another to any member who lives in Labrador in the amount of $500 to assist with travel expenses to attend Rug School. A three member committee will decide on the recipients after viewing the applications which will be kept in complete confidence.

Please contact Maureen Ashfield and Phyllis Wells (Rug School Codirectors) at rugschool@rhgnl.ca if you would like to apply for a bursary.

Course Descriptions

Please go to class description page to see the courses being offered at this year’s rug school.

Rug School Executive

Position
Name
Co-Directors
Maureen Ashfield
Phyllis Wells
Registrar
Helen Bouzane
Debbie Howse
Treasurer
Dorothy Fewer

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