Maritime Hooking Groups


Annapolis Valley Groups

Apple Blossom Rug Hookers
Individual homes from Windsor to Berwick, NS on Wednesday 9:30–12 noon, September to May. Contact Donna Bentley 902 542-7516.

Loft Rug Hookers
Meet all year long on Wednesday 10 am – 2 pm at the Lloyd Memorial Center in Kingsport, NS. Contact Golda Kelly 902 582-3079.

Rags to Riches
Meet all year long on Wednesdays 9 am–12 noon at the IOOF Hall in Berwick, NS. Contact Jackie Frost 902 538-9588.

River Street Hookers
Meet all year long on Fridays, 10 am – 2 pm at Lynn Denney’s Studio in Kentville, NS. Contact Lynn Denney 902 692-8118.

Meet in New Minas at Sobey’s Community Room from September to May from 10 am–2 pm. Contact Donna McGrath 902 678-2279.

Woolly Wanderers
Meet all year round at the New Minas Atlantic SuperStore Community Room; Thursdays, 9:30 am–1 ish. Contact Cathy Oomen 902 582-3623

Cape Breton Groups

Spanish Bay Friendship Matters
Dobson Yacht Club (upstairs), Westmount Rd. Sydney, NS; Tuesday 12-4 pm, Year Round. Contact Mora Ballantyne, 902 270-5931

Down East Rug Hookers
CB Center for Craft & Design (downstairs), 322 Charlotte St.
Sydney; Wednesday 10 am–3 pm, September–May. Contact Maggie Miller 902 564-0036

Boularderie East, phone for directions; Monday 1–4 pm, September–June. Contact Marilyn Gillan 902 674-2119

Old Schoolhouse Rug Hookers
Big Bras d’Or Hall, 1390 Old Route 5, Big Bras d’Or; Wednesday 10:30 am–4 pm, Sept.–June.
Contact Marilyn Gillan 902 674-2119

Country Lane Studio
Ferguson Lane, Homeville NS; Wednesday 2-4, Year Round, Contact Marie MacVicar 902 539-7440

Wild Wooly Women
Mira Seniors & Pensioners Club, Marion Bridge Tuesdays 10am – 3pm Sept. – April. Contact Diane Harris 902-562-5780

Womens Winter Workshop
Gabarus Fire Hall, Tuesday 10am – 2:30pm Sept. – May. Contact Marie Jaarsma 902-884-2544


Colchester Heritage Rug Hookers
Douglas St. School, Truro, NS; Wednesday 9:30 am–2 pm
Contact Tanya McNutt 902 895-1231

Friday Friends
Douglas Street School, Truro, NS;Friday 12:30 – 3 pm
September – June
Contact Beverly Levine 902 893-2640

Economy Rug Hookers
Economy Recreation Centre, 3315 Highway #2. Tuesdays 10-2 pm Year round. For up to date info and summer location contact Micheline Beaton 902-647-2985


Remsheg Rug Hookers
Wallace & Area Museum, Wallace, NS; Thursdays, 10 am–2 pm, Year Round. Contact Sarah Ladd 902 257-3435

Beach-Side Hookers
Ottawa House, Parrsboro, NS; Wednesday 10 am–2 pm
July and August; Contact Abbie Ross 902 254-2948

Friends Hook Nook
All Saints Parish Hall, Main Street, Springhill, NS;
Wednesday 10 am–2 pm. Sept.-June.
Contact Abbie Ross 902 597-2293

Northport Loopers
Northport Community Centre, Northport, NS; Monday 10 am–2 pm, Year Round; Contact Polly Verstraten 902 661-9534

Town and Country Thrummers
Bridge Workshop, Station Street, Amherst, NS; Tuesday evenings 7–9 pm, September – June, Contact Lynne O’Brien Lines 902 6676-2233


Dartmouth Heritage Matters
South End Baptist Church, 60 Hastings Dr. Dartmouth;
Thursday 9-12 am. Sept. to June. Contact Ruth Downing 902 462-2554; Janet Charest 902 462-8512

Eastern Shore Matters
Musquodoboit Library,
7900 Highway 7; Tuesday, 12:30-4 pm, September to June. Contact Sheila Livingston 902 845-2407


Nicholsville Rugrats
Nicholsville Community Hall, Tuesdays 10 am-12 noon, Sept. to June. Contact Valerie Despres 902 847-1001

Bridgetown & Area

Bridgetown Hookers
Anglican Church in Bridgetown, Thursdays 10 am–2 pm. Contact Sandra Sampson 902 665-2193

Sea Gull Rug Hookers
Community Room, Digby Super Store, Mondays 9 am–1 pm, Sept. to June. Contact Joan Donnelly 902 245-2491

Superstore Crafters
Kingston Superstore upstairs, Wednesdays 1–4 pm. Contact Cindy Noble 902 825-6314

Brickton Community Hall, 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays except August. Contact Sue Russell 902 765-2880

Fundy Group
Kingston Legion, First Wednesday every month 10 am–2 pm. Contact Cindy Noble 902 825-6314

Habitation Hookers
Every Thursday 1-4 in Summer at Lower Granville Hall, Granville Rd., Port Royal. in Winter, first Thursdays of the month at Moose River Studio in Clementsport, the other Thursdays at members’ houses. Contact or Carol Thorne (902) 532-2257


The Kingfisher Group
Bethany United Church Hall, 2669 Joseph Howe Dr. (round the back); Monday 9 am–1 pm, Year round. Contact Janet Delo 902-422-6553 or

Hooked Rug Museum of North America
9849 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd, Hwy #3
Queensland / Hubbards NS
Thursdays 10:30 – 3:00
June – Sept $3.00 drop in fee
Contact Suzanne Conrod 902-275-5222

Seaside Matters
St. Timothy’s Anglican Church Hall, 2320 Prospect Rd., Hatchet Lake, NS; Every 2nd Monday 9:30 am – 1 pm
Contact Susan Osbourne 902 852-3900 or


The Hector Hookers
New Horizons Seniors Club, 14 Kempt St.,Pictou; Monday 9:30-1, September–June. Contact: Linda MacDonald 485-9270

Bluenose Rug Hookers
Atlantic Super Store, 394 Westville Rd., New Glasgow. Thursdays, 9:30-1. Sept.-June. Contact: Peggy Kilfoil 755-1727

Bluenose Descendents Rug Hookers
meet at the home of Kay Bowman, New Glasgow, Wednesday evenings. Contact Kay Bowman 755-1924

Little Harbour Rug Hookers
meet at each other’s homes Monday mornings, Sept.-June Contact Carol Cochrane 755-5376

Melrose Loopy Ladies
Greenfield Oldsters Club, Hwys 7 & 348, Mondays 1-4 pm. Contact Joan Lewis 783-2990

Arisaig Shoreline Friends
meet at each other’s homes, Mondays 1-3 pm. Sept.-June. Contact Marsha Wong 863-2868

Antigonish Highland Hookers
Atlantic Superstore, Market Street, Antigonish
Wednesday evenings, 6-9pm, September to June
Contact: Marsha Wong 863-2868

South Shore

Main Street Hookers
Encompassing Designs, Mahone Bay;
1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7–9 pm. Contact or 902-624-0370

Spruce Top
255 Main St. Mahone Bay; Sunday, 12–4 pm.
Contact Carol Harvey-Clarke 902 624-9312


Liverpool Hookers
Superstore Meeting Room, Liverpool, NS, Monday 10 am – 2 pm (Bring your own lunch.) Contact Rose Decker 902 354-5597 or

Trinity, Rose Bay/Riverport Group
Trinity United Church, Rose Bay, NS; Tuesday 1 – 4 pm, September – April
Contact Carol Harvey-Clarke 902 624-9312 or

Hebbville Fire Hall; Thursday,10 am–2 pm (Bring your own lunch.)Contact Jean Wentzell 902-354-3550

RGHNS Monthly Guild Meetings
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Hall,
25 Phoenix St, Bridgewater, NS; Last Thursday of each month at 10 am – 2 pm except July, August and December
Bring your own lunch. Contact Heather Gordon 902-640-2369 or


Shelburne Hookers
Yacht Club on the waterfront. Tuesdays 10 am–2 pm. Bring your own lunch. Contact Pat Nickerson 902-637-3229

River House Rug Hooking
36 Petite Riviere Rd., Petite Riviere. Open house hooking Sunday 2-5 pm year round. July & Aug. Monday 7-9 pm outside on the deck.
Various groups also meet at the River House. Contact Jane Steele 902-693-3111.


Beacon Church Parlour; Thursday;10 am–1 pm, Year Round. Contact Shirley Bradshaw 902 742-2468

Rugg Bees
St. Ambrose Parish Centre, upstairs; Wednesday eves. 7–9 pm, September to June. Contact Leslie Cranley-Blades 902 742-8518.

The Harbour Hookers
Acadien Museum; Thursday 1–4 pm, Year round. Contact Dorothy Cameron 902 723-2660; Bernice D’Entremont 902 762-3380


The Rug Hooking Guild of Newfoundland and Labrador (RHGNL)
hosts various hook-ins throughout the province during the year. We welcome you to come and join us.
For more information visit our website at


Hookeuses de Grande-Digue Hookers
Notre Centre; September to May. Tuesdays 9am-11am.
Contact Marielle Poirier 506 533-9578

Les Hookeuses de Bouctouche
The Arts Centre, 5 Irving Boulevard; Bouctouche, N.B. Wednesday 10 am–2 pm
Contact Carmella LeBlanc, 506 872-2275 or Shirley Parks 506-525-2194

Sussex Tea Room Rug Hookers
Sussex Senior’s Center (Jubilee Hall), 50 Perry Street, Sussex, NB
Year Round 9:30 am – 12 noon, Contact Beverley Floyd or Erin McKenna

Kent Hookers/Hookeuses de Kent
Club d’Age d’Or, Main St., Richibucto, NB Thursdays 1-3pm bi-weekly.
Contact Marsha 506-523-0896

Miramichi Rug Hookers
Seniors room in the Lions building, 234 Morrison Lane, Miramichi
Thursdays, 10 am to 3 pm
Contact Marg Bertrand, email

Past Time Matters
Resurgo Place, 20 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB
Wednesdays 10 am – 2 pm
Contact Debbie Lessard 506-382-4842 or Helen Dunstan-Blackie

Past Time Matters Evening Rug Hooking
Community College (Room 117), 505 College Street, Dieppe
1st and 3rd Monday of the Month 7pm-9pm
Contact Margie Whyte, 506 855-9041,


Quoddy Loopers
Catholic Church of St. Andrews Parish Centre (basement) corner King & Parr Sts., St. Andrews, NB; Wed. evenings 6:30–8:30 pm. Year round. Contact Mary Jones 506 529-3790 (H)
506 529-9020(W)

Carnegie Hookers
St. John Art Centre; Friday 9:30 am–12 noon, Sept. to mid-June. Contact Lynn Kinsella

Heritage Rug Hooking Guild
St. Peters Hall, 2365 Woodstock Rd.; Every 2nd Thursday 9 am–1:30 pm, May–October. Contact Carol Williams

Evening Matters
Cathedral Hall, Church St. at Brunswick, Fredericton, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7-9 pm, Sept. – May. Contact Gisele Bourque-Richards 506-458-8789


Island Matters
Farm Centre, 420 University Ave. Charlottetown; Second Saturday of each month September–June, 10 am. Contact Cathy Clory 902-569-1312

Shady Ladies
West Royalty Center, 1 Kirkdale Road
Charlottetown, PEI Wed. 10 am–2 pm, Sept. – June.
Contact Anne Lockhart 902-629-0249

Lady Slipper Rug Hookers
Lefurgey Cultural Center, Prince St. Summerside; Wednesday 9:30 Sept.-June. Summer activities. Contact Carolyn MacKean 902 836-4238

Monday Group
York United Church, 757 York Rd., Rte. 25, Monday 10am-3pm, Sept.-June. Contact: Sharon MacLeod 902-629-1234