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

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

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

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

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

Cape Breton Groups

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

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

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

Spanish Bay Friendship Matters
Meet Friday noon to 4 pm at Sydney-Riverview Service Club, 54 Westmount Rd., Sydney River.  Contact Mora Ballantyne 902-270-5931

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

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

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


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

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

Remsheg Rug Hookers
Meet year round, Thurs., 10 am – 2 pm at Wallace & Area Museum, Wallace.   Contact Sonia Collis 902-986-3151.

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


Bridgetown & Area
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, Masks and double vaccination required.

Habitation Hookers
Meet at the Annapolis Royal Legion, Annapolis Royal. Contact Nancy Smith for more information. Full Vaccination required.

Kingston Crafters
Meet Oct. to April,Thursdays , 1 – 4 pm atat New Beginnings Centrte, 1151 Bridge St., Greenwood.  Contact Cindy Noble 902-825-6314 Masks and double vaccination required.

Nicholsville Rugrats
Meet Sept. to June, Tues. 9:30 am – 12 pm at Nicholsville Community Hall
Contact Valerie Despres 902-847-1001, Full vaccination required.

Rustic Crafters
Meet mid-Sept to late June, Fridays from 1-4 pm at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Hall in Weymouth.   Contact: Lorraine Lovett 902-837-7626  Masks and double vaccination required.

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 suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Tuesday’s Hooking Group
Meet Tues. 10 am – 2 pm upstairs at the Clementsport Legion.  Contact Toni Gallagher phone 902-532-5585 or Mary Logan phone 902-286-2039


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

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,

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

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 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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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,

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

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

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

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)

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

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 Debbie Smith 902-766-4494 or Judy Nelson

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

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

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 Tuesday 10 am – 2 pm, (bring your lunch) at Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club.   Room for visitors, everyone welcome! Contact Marilyn Johnston, 902-875-6066,

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 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 – 3ish pm at Yarmouth County Museum, Collins St.  and alternately at Yarmouth Creatives in the Yarmouth Mall.  Contact Katherine Dawson, 902-749-6026, or Melanie Kennedy, 902-307-0790


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

Kent Hookers/Hookeuses de Kent
Meet Thurs. 1 – 3 pm bi-weekly at The Anchor, 149 Acadie 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,

Past Time Matters
Meet Wed. 10 am – 2 pm at Resurgo Place, 20 Mountain Rd., Moncton.  Drop-ins welcome. 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, NOT MEETING AT THIS TIME

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,




Carnegie Rug Hookers
Meet Sept. to mid-June, Fri. 9:00 am – 12 pm at Saint John Arts Centre.  Contact Lynn Kinsella

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

Heritage Rug Hooking Guild
Meet Oct. to May, every 2nd Thurs. 9 am – 12 pm at Gibson Memorial United Church, 183 Gibson St, Fredericton. Contact Sheila Black,

Plaster Rock Legacy Loopers
Meet every 2nd Tues. 1:30 – 4pm at Plaster Rock Public School Library, Plaster Rock. Contact Connie Haddad, 506-356-4551 (cell).

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)

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

The Cathedral Matters Guild
Meet every other Tues. afternoon at Christ Church Cathedral Memorial Hall, 168 Church St. Contact Doris Norman 506-454-3855,


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

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

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


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