Maritime Hooking Groups

Last revised: February 2017
Note: As we travel around Atlantic Canada on vacation or visiting family, this list of hooking groups will enable
us rug hookers to drop in on groups that are in session. The list was prepared by Mora Ballantyne and will be
updated as necessary. If there are changes please pass them to Mora Ballantyne. Our thanks to Mora for compiling this list. – Ed.


Annapolis Valley

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

Loft Rug Hookers
Meet all year long on Wed. 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 Wed. 9 am – 12 noon at Windermere Hall, Windermere, NS.
Contact Edie McRoberts 902-375-2088

River Street Hookers
Meet all year long on Fri., 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 Tues. from Sept. to May from 10am– 2pm.
Contact Donna McGrath 902 -678-2279

Woolly Wanderers
Meet all year round at the New Minas Atlantic SuperStore Community Room; Thurs., 9:30 am – 1 ish.
Contact Cathy Oomen 902 -542-0224

The Valley Girls
Meet Tuesday afternoons year round at various members’ homes.
Contact Sue Turnbull, 902-599-3525 email

Downtown Hookers
Drop in rug hooking Tues. afternoons 1-3 pm, Town of Kentville Recreation Centre, Main Street, Kentville, NS.
Contact Lynn Denney, 902-692-8118 email

Cape Breton Groups

Spanish Bay Friendship Matters
Dobson Yacht Club (upstairs), Westmount Rd. Sydney, NS; Tues. 10 am – 4 pm, Year Round.
Contact Mora Ballantyne, 902 -270-5931

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

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

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

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

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

Women’s Winter Workshop
Gabarus Fire Hall, Tues. 10am – 2:30 pm Sept. – May.
Contact Marie Jaarsma 902-884-2544


Colchester Heritage Rug Hookers
Douglas Street School, Truro, NS, Wed. 9:30 am – 2 pm Sept.–June.
Contact Ursula Ryle-Gulliver Phone: 902-843-6857,

Friday Friends
Douglas St. School, Truro, NS; Fri 12:30 – 3 pm Sept. – June.
Contact Beverley Levine 902-893-2640

Economy Rug Hookers
Economy Recreation Centre, 3315 Highway 2. Tues. 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; Thurs., 10 am – 2 pm, Year Round.
Contact Sarah Ladd 902-257-3435

Beach-Side Hookers
Ottawa House, Parrsboro, NS; Wed. 10 am – 2 pm July & Aug.
Contact Dwight Gallagher 902-597-8715

Friends Hook Nook
All Saints Parish Hall, Main St., Springhill, NS; Wed. 10 am–2 pm. Sept. – June.
Contact: Don Tabor 902-694-0168

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

Town and Country Thrummers
Bridge Workshop, Station St., Amherst, NS; Tues. evenings 7-9pm, Sept.-June.
Contact Lynne O’Brien Lines 902-676-2233.


Dartmouth Heritage Matters
South End Baptist Church, 60 Hastings Dr. Dartmouth; Thurs. 9 – 12 am , Sept. to June.
Contact Charlene Carpentier 902-435-7469

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


Sobeys Crafters
Sobeys, Greenwood (moved from Superstore) 1-4 pm Oct. – Apr. every Thurs. except the 1st Thurs of the month.
Contact: Cindy Noble: 902-825-6314 email:

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

Bridgetown & Area

Anglican Church in Bridgetown
Thurs. 10 am –2 pm. Year-round.
Contact Sandra Sampson 902-665-2193.

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


Brickton Community Hall
10am – 2 pm, 2nd & 3rd Wed. except Aug.
Contact Sue Russell 902-765-2880.

Fundy Group
Kingston Legion, First Wed. every month 10 am–2 pm.
Contact Yvonne Graves 902-847-9398

Habitation Hookers
Every Thurs. year round, 1-4 pm. Always at Moose River Studio in Clementsport the first Thurs. of every month. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thurs. meetings of each month are at Lower Granville Hall, Port Royal for the summer and at members’ houses during the winter.
Contact or Carol Thorne at 902-532-2257

Clementsport Hookers & Friends
Mon. 1-4, Moose River Hooking Studio, Clementsport.
Contact: Krystyna King 902-638-8433

Tuesday’s Hooking Group
Tues. 10 am-2 pm, Moose River Hooking Studio, Clementsport.
Contact Nadine Wright 902-638-8813


The Kingfisher Group
Calvin Presbyterian Church, 3311 Ashburn Ave., Halifax; Mon. 9 am–1 pm, Year round.
Contact Faith Piccolo 902-445-5739 or Roberta Palmer 902-832-6642

Hooked Rug Museum of North America
9849 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd, Hwy #3 Queensland / Hubbards NS. Thurs. 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 Mon. 9:30 am – 1 pm
Contact Susan Osbourne 902-852-3900 or

The Wooligans
955 Bedford Hwy., Wed. 9 am – 2 pm., Meets year round
Contact: Marilyn Gazeley 902-835-9471 or

St. Margaret’s Bay Schoolhouse Rug Hookers
The Bay Community Center, 11 Station Rd. in Head of St. Margaret’s Bay. 2nd and last Sun. 1-4pm.
Contact: Patsy Gorveatte 902-858-2157


The Hector Hookers
New Horizons Seniors Club, 14 Kempt St.,Pictou; Monday 9:30 –1, Sept.–June.
Contact Ruby MacKenzie 902-351-2411(h) 902-485-1266 (c)

Bluenose Rug Hooking Group
Pharmacy First, Foord St. Stellarton, NS. Thurs. 10 am – 1 pm. Meeting cancelled if school cancelled.
Contact Carol MacDonald 902-752-1974 email

Bluenose Descendents Rug Hookers
Sobey’s West Side, New Glasgow, Wed. 7-9 pm Sept.-June.
Contact Debbie Russell 902-752-6039 email

Little Harbour Rug Hookers
Meet at each other’s homes Monday mornings, Sept.-June.
Contact Carol Cochrane 902-755-5376

Melrose Loopy Ladies
Greenfield Oldsters Club, Hwys. 7 & 348, Mondays 1– 4 pm.
Contact Joan Lewis 902-783-2990

Arisaig Shoreline Friends
Meet at each other’s homes, Tues. 1-3 pm. Sept.-June.
Contact Marsha Wong 902-863-2868

Antigonish Highland Hookers
Sylvan Valley Seniors Place, 12 Sylvan Valley, Antigonish, NS. Mon. evenings 6:30 – 9 pm. Sept.-June.
Contact Marsha Wong 902-863-2868

South Shore

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

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

Superstore Meeting Room, Liverpool, NS, Tues. 10 am – 1:30 pm Sept. to Mid June.
Contact Audrey Fralic 902 683-2711

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


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

Lighthouse Rug Hookers Monthly Hook-In
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Phoenix St. Bridgewater. Last Thurs. of each month 10 am – 2pm except Jul., Aug. & Dec.
Contact Joan Young 902-644-2765, or Judy Nelson

Upstairs at the Yacht Club. Tues. 10 –2 pm. Bring your own lunch.
Contact Pat Nickerson 902-575-2021

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


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

Rugg Bees
Meet at Yarmouth County Museum, Collins St. Wed. from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm Oct to May
Contact Elaine Howatt 902-742-7017

Summer Fibre Thursdays
All Welcome at Yarmouth County Museum, Collins St. Thurs. 11 am to 3 pm June to Sept
Contact the Museum 902-742-5539

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


The Rug Hooking Guild of Newfoundland & 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; Sept. to May. Tues. 9am –11am.
Contact Marielle Poirier 506-533-9578

Les Hookeuses de Bouctouche

Wed. 10 am–2 pm. We will be meeting at various locations so visitors please call to know where to meet. Everyone welcome.
Contact Carmella LeBlanc 506-872-2275 or Irma 506-525-2566.

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

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

Past Time Matters Evening Rug Hooking Group
1st & 3rd Mon. 7 – 9 pm. Community College, Room 117, 505 College Street, Dieppe, NB
Contact Margie Whyte 506-855-9041

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

Miramichi Rug Hookers
Seniors room in the Lions building, 234 Morrison Lane, Miramichi,Thurs., 10 am – 3 pm
Contact Marg Bertrand,


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; Fri. 9:30 am–12 pm, Sept. to mid-June.
Contact Lynn Kinsella

Heritage Rug Hooking Guild
St. Peters Hall, 2365 Woodstock Rd. Every 2nd Thurs., 9 – 2 p.m., May – Oct.
Contact Ellen Phillips,

Evening Matters
Cathedral Hall, Church St. at Brunswick, Fredericton, 2nd and 4th Tues, 7-9 pm, Sept. – May.
Contact Kimm Moore,

Plaster Rock Legacy Loopers
Plaster Rock Public School Library, Plaster Rock, NB. Every 2nd Tues 1:30-4 pm.
Contact Connie Haddad,


Island Matters
Farm Centre, 420 University Ave. Charlottetown; 2nd Sat. of each month Sept.- June, 10 am.
Contact Shelagh Lindley 902-963-2622.

Shady Ladies
West Royalty Community Centre, 1 Kirkdale Rd. Charlottetown; 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

St. Peters Hall, 2365 Woodstock Rd. Every 2nd Thurs., 9 – 2 p.m., May – Oct.
Contact Ellen Phillips,