Maritime Rug Hooking Groups

As you travel around Atlantic Canada on vacation or visiting family, this list of hooking groups will enable you to drop in on groups that are in session. The list was prepared by Frieda Perry and will be updated as necessary. If there are changes please pass them to Frieda.


 Annapolis Valley

Apple Blossom Rug Hookers
Meet Sept. to May, Wed. 9:30 am – 12 pm at individual homes from Windsor to Berwick Contact Donna Bentley 902-542-7516

Loft Rug Hookers
Meet year-round on Wed. 10 am – 2 pm at the Lloyd Memorial Centre in Kingsport
Contact Golda Kelly 902-582-3079

Rags to Riches
Meet year-round on Wed. 9 am – 12 pm at Windermere Hall, Windermere
Contact Sybil Redden 902-538-7947

River Street Hookers
Meet year-round on Friday, 10 am – 2 pm at Lynn Denney’s Studio, 35 Waldo St., Kentville Contact Lynn Denney 902-692-8118

Meet from Sept. to May, on Tues., 10 am – 2 pm at Sobey’s Community Room, New Minas Contact Irene Moore 902-538-0212

Wooly Wanderers
Meet year round on Thurs., 9:30 am – 1’ish at Atlantic Superstore Community Room, New Minas. Contact Cathy Oomen 902-542-0224

The Valley Girls
Meet year round on Tuesday afternoons at various members’ homes.
Contact Cathy Michael, 902-681-0188

Downtown Hookers
Drop in Tuesdays 1 – 3 pm at Town of Kentville Recreation Centre, Kentville.
Contact Lynn Denney 902-692-8118

Cape Breton Groups

Spanish Bay Friendship Matters
Meet year round on Tues., 10am – 4 pm at Dobson Yacht Club, Westmount Rd., Sydney Contact Mora Ballantyne 902-270-5931

Down East Rug Hookers
Meet Sept. to May, Wed. 10 am – 3 pm at CB Centre for Craft & Design (downstairs) 322 Charlotte St., Sydney Contact Mary Munson 902-567-5122

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

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

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

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


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

Friday Friends
Meet Sept. to June, Fri. 12:30 – 3:30 pm at Douglas St. School, Truro
Contact Beverly Levine 902-893-2640

Economy Rug Hookers
Meet year round, Tues. 10 am – 2 pm at Economy Recreation Centre, 3315 Hwy. 2.  For up-to-date info and summer location, Contact Micheline Beaton 902-647-2985


Remsheg Rug Hookers
Meet year round, Thurs., 10 am – 2 pm at Wallace & Area Museum, Wallace
Contact Sarah Ladd 902-257-3435

Beach-Side Hookers
Meet July & August, Wed., 10 am – 2 pm at Ottawa House, Parrsboro
Contact Dwight Gallagher 902-597-8715

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

Northport Loopers
Meet year-round, Monday 10 am – 2 pm at Northport Community Ctr., Northport Contact Polly Verstraten 902-661-9534

Town and Country Thrummers
Meet year-round on Tuesdays from 10 am -2 pm at Della’s Rug Hooking Studio, 639 Willow St. Amherst NS  Contact Lynne O’Brien Lines 902-676-2233



Kingston Crafters
Meet Oct. to April, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Thursdays of the month, 1 – 4 pm at Sobeys, Greenwood
Contact Cindy Noble 902-825-6314

Rustic Crafters
Meet mid-Sept to late June, Fridays from 1-4 pm in the Community Room, Weymouth Waterfront Library.  Contact: Lorraine Lovett 902-837-7626  Gatherings are temporarily suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions. 

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

Bridgetown & Area
Gatherings are temporarily suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Sea Gull Rug Hookers
Meet Sept. to June, Mon. 9 am – 1 pm at Superstore Community Room, Digby
Contact Joan Donnelly 902-245-2491 Gatherings are temporarily suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Fundy Group
Meet 1st Wed. of every month, 10 am – 2 pm at Kingston Legion. Contact Joan Macfarlane 902-765-2373,

Habitation Hookers
Meet year round, Thurs., 1 – 4 pm
1st Thurs. of every month at Moose River Studio in Clementsport; 2nd, 3rd & 4th Thurs. of each month at Lower Granville Hall, Port Royal for the summer and at members’ houses during the winter. Contact

Clementsport Hookers & Friends
Meet year round, Mon. 1 – 4 pm at Moose River Hooking Studio, Clementsport
Contact Krystyna King 902-638-8433. Gatherings are temporarily suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions. 

Tuesday’s Hooking Group

Meet year round, Tues. 10 am – 2 pm at Moose River Hooking Studio, Clementsport
Contact Nadine Wright 902-638-8813. Gatherings are temporarily suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions. 



The Kingfisher Group
Meet year round, Mon. 9 am – 1 pm at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 3311 Ashburn Ave., Halifax. Contact Susan Tirone (902) 406-6590 or email

Hooked Rug Museum of North America
Meet June to Sept., Thurs. 10:30 am – 3 pm at 9489 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd. Hwy 3, Queensland/Hubbards, $3.00 drop-in fee. Contact Suzanne Conrod 902-275-5222,

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

St. Margaret’s Bay Schoolhouse Rug Hookers
Meet 2nd & 4th Sun., 10-3 at The Bay Community Ctr., 11 Station Rd., Head of St. Margaret’s Bay.  Contact Patsy Gorveatte 902-476-4946

The Woolabees
Meet Tues-Fri, every second week from Sept. to the end of June.  10:30-12:30 at Sobey’s Larry Uteck Community Room, Halifax.  Contact Ellen Tancock 902-222-9133

Lots of Loops
Meets Jan. to June and Sept. to Nov., every other Thurs. 7 – 9:30 pm at Sobey’s North & Windsor Sts. Halifax. Contact Kathy Burton – email

The Library Loopers
Meet Friday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Keshen Goodman, Lacewood Drive in Halifax. Contact Cathy Bamwoya: 902-405-6304

Bonnie Hookers
Meet Friday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Sobeys Community room at 752 Sackville Drive in Lower Sackville. Contact Barb Chartrand


Dartmouth Heritage Matters
Meet Sept. to June, Thurs. 9 am – 1 pm at South End Baptist Church, 60 Hastings Dr. Debra Parsons 902-499-2299 or Shirley Neville 902-266-3409

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

Fibre Friends
Meet Tuesdays 1 – 3:30 pm at The Old School, Musquodoboit Harbour,7962 Hwy #7  Contact Leslie Savoy 902-889-2735 or Gail Lambert 902-845-2820

The Beachside Hookers
Meet Sept. to June, Mondays, 10 am – 2 pm Geological Museum, 162 Two Islands Road, Parrsboro, NS Contact Barbara Himelman 902-297-6670 or


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

Bluenose Rug Hooking Group
Meet Thurs., 10 am – 1 pm at Superstore Westville Rd. Stellarton. Meeting cancelled if NO school. Contact Carol MacDonald 902-752-1974 or contact Ann Shirley Boutilier 902-752-0308

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

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

Melrose Loopy Ladies
Meet Mondays 1 – 4 pm at Greenfield Oldsters Club, Hwys. 7 & 348
Contact Dianne Richard 902-867-1579

Arisaig Shoreline Friends
Meet Sept. to June, Tues. 1-3 pm at each other’s homes. Contact Christine Vickers 902-863-5528

Antigonish Highland Hookers
Meet Sept. to June, Mon. 6:30 – 9 pm at Sylvan Valley Seniors Pl., 12 Sylvan Valley, Antigonish. Contact Diane Penney 902-863-3133 email

No Trump Hookers
Meet Sept. to June, Thurs. 1:30 – 4:30 pm, from house to house.
Contact Andrea MacKenzie 902-485-8303,

Woolly Friends
Meet Sundays 6-9 p.m. September to June at 1822 Main Street Westville, NS. Contact: Jane Wile (902) 752-1216,

South Shore

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

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

Trinity, Rose Bay/Riverport Group
Meet Sept. to April, Tues. 1 – 4 pm at Trinity United Church, Rose Bay.
Contact Debbie Smith 902-766-4494 or

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

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

Meet Tuesday 10 am – 2 pm, (bring your lunch) at McKay Memorial Library. Room for visitors, everyone welcome! Contact Pat Nickerson 902-575-2021,

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


Meet year round Thurs. 10 am – 1 pm at Beacon Church Parlor.
Contact Shirley Bradshaw 902-742-2468

Rugg Bees
Meet year round Wed. 11:30 am – 3:30 pm at Yarmouth County Museum, Collins St.
Contact Elaine Howatt 902-742-7017


Hookeuses de Grande-Digue Hookers
Meet Sept. to May, Tues. 9 – 11 am at Notre Centre.
Contact Marielle Poirier 506-533-9578,

Past Time Matters
Meet Wed. 10 am – 2 pm at Resurgo Place, 20 Mountain Rd., Moncton.
Contact Marylou Bath 

Past Time Matters Eve. Rug Hooking Group
Meet 1st & 3rd Mon. 7 – 9 pm at Community College, Rm. 117, 505 College St., Dieppe.  Contact Margie Whyte 506-855-9041, or email NOT MEETING AT THIS TIME>

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

Miramichi Crafters
Meet Thurs., 10 am – 3 pm Seniors Rm. in Lions Bldg., 234 Morrison Lane, Miramichi. Contact Katie Vienneau,

Riverview Rug Hookers
Meet Wed., 10 am – 2 pm and Tues. 6:30- 8:30 p.m. at SouthEastern Mutual Ins. Co., Head Office, Riverview.
Contact Marie Trueman,



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



Quoddy Loopers
Meet year round, Wed. 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Catholic Church of St. Andrews Parish Ctr. (basement) corner King & Parr Sts., St. Andrews.
Contact Mary Jones 506-529-3790 (h)

Carnegie Rug Hookers
Meet Sept. to mid-June, Fri. 9:30 am – 12 pm at Saint John Arts Centre.
Contact Lynn Kinsella

Sussex Tea Room Rug Hookers
Meet year-round Mon. 4 – 6 pm and Tuesdays from 10 am to 12 pm at Sussex Seniors Ctr., Jubilee Hall, 50 Perry St., Sussex.
Contact Jennifer Fleming or Erin McKenna

Heritage Rug Hooking Guild
Meet May to Oct., every 2nd Thurs. 9 am – 2 pm at St. James Presbyterian Church, 1991 Hanwell Rd., Hanwell. Contact Sheila Black,

The Cathedral Matters Guild
Meet every other Tues. afternoon at Christ Church Cathedral Memorial Hall, 168 Church St. Contact Doris Norman 506-454-3855, We hook as volunteers to provide funds for the restoration of the Cathedral since 1992.

Evening Matters
Meet Sept. to May, Tues. 7 – 9 pm at Cathedral Hall, Church St at Brunswick, Fredericton. Contact Kimm Moore 506-474-2710

Plaster Rock Legacy Loopers
Meet every 2nd Tues. 1:30 – 4pm at Plaster Rock Public School Library, Plaster Rock. Contact Connie Haddad, 506-356-8607


Island Matters
Meet Sept. to June, 2nd Sat. 10 am at Farm Ctr., 420 University Ave., Charlottetown.  Contact Paula Kenny 902-629-0340

Shady Ladies
Meet Sept. to June, Wed. 10 am – 2 pm at West Royalty Community Ctr., Charlottetown. Contact Anne Lockhart 902-629-0249

Lady Slipper Rug Hookers
Meet Sept. to June, Wed. 9:30 am at Lefurgey Cultural Centre, Prince St., Summerside. Contact Carolyn MacKean 902-836-4238