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. 10 am – 1 pm at individual homes from Windsor to Berwick Contact Ann Marie Harley 902-798-4679

Downtown Hookers
Meet Tuesdays 1 – 3 pm at Kentville Recreation Centre, Kentville. Drop in fee $5, includes tea and coffee. 
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, NS
Contact Mary Van Oostrum 902-670-5760 

Rags to Riches
Meet year-round on Wed. 9 am – 12 pm at Windermere Hall, Windermere
Contact Judy Knox

River Street Hookers – Group is Full
Meet year-round on Friday, 10 am – 2 pm at Lynn Denney’s 1852 Hwy 359, Centreville. Contact Lynn Denney 902-692-8118

Meet every other week on Tues., 1 pm – 3 pm with the Downtown Hookers Group. Drop in fee $5.  Contact Debbie Tucker

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

The Woolabees
Meet every second Tuesday from 10 am to 1 pm in members homes.   Contact Ellen Tancock

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 Cathy Komourdjian 902-564-9404

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

Rencontre des hookeuses de Cheticamp Rug Hookers
Meet last Saturday of each month Sept-Apr.  Rencontre mensuel, dernier samedi de chaque mois (septembre-avril). Le Conseil des arts, 15118 Cabot Trail, Cheticamp 10-noon/midi. Betty Ann Cormier 506-855-4480

Spanish Bay Friendship Matters
Meet Monday 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 John Calvin Christian Reformed Church, 169 Glenwood Dr.,  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 Senior Citizens Building, corner of Main & MacDougall Sts., Springhill.  Contact Barb Murray: 902-667-6747,

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.


Bridgetown & Area
Meet every Thursday 10 am – 1:30 pm at the Anglican Church Hall on the corner of Church and Granville Streets in Bridgetown. For more information, contact Monica Bailey

CORAH (Centre of Rural Aging and Health)
For 55+ adults from the surrounding area meets every Wednesday 1 pm – 3 pm NSCC Annapolis Valley Campus in Middleton. Please register first by contacting Jennifer at or 902-825-5215.

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

Habitation Hookers
Meet every Thursday from 1 to 4 pm year round at Upper Clements Hall, 2951 Highway 1, Upper Clements, NS. Contact Nancy Smith

Kingston Crafters
Meet Oct. to April,Thursdays , 1 – 4 pm at Greenwood Military Family Resource Centre, 24 School Road, Greenwood.  Beverly Facey 902-841-0393

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

Rustic Crafters
Meet mid-Sept to late June, Fridays from 1-4 pm at the Weymouth Waterfront Library. Contact Joan Nelson 902-837-4273

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  9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. as part of the St. John the Evangelist Parish Hall’s Senior Social at 934 Old Sackville Road, Mdl. Sackville.  Contact Barb Chartrand 902-865-3622 

Needle Niche
Meet Saturday mornings from 10am to 11:30 am. Drop in for conversation, sharing ideas, learning, gain inspiration from the Library’s crafty resources.  Tantallon Public Library, Upper Tantallon. Phone 902-826-3330.

St. Margaret’s Bay Schoolhouse Rug Hookers
Meet 2nd & 4th Sun., 1-4 pm at The Bay Community Ctr., 11 Station Rd., Head of St. Margaret’s Bay.  $3 drop in fee. Contact Patsy Gorveatte 902-476-4946

The Kingfisher Group
Meet Mondays, Sept to June, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 3311 Ashburn Ave., Halifax. Contact Suzanne Bailly at 902-410-6195

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


Dartmouth Heritage Matters
Meet Sept. to June, Thurs. 9 am – 1 pm at South End Baptist Church, 60 Hastings Dr.  Contact Linda Connolly 902-495-0277

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 Kathy Smith 902-867-7215

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 Riverton Community Centre.  Meeting cancelled if NO school. Gloria Shields 902-647-2779

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.  at All About Ewe Wool Shop, 1905 Main Street Westville, NS.  Contact the shop (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 2nd & 4th  Wed., 1-4 pm at Encompassing Designs, Mahone Bay.  Contact 902-624-0370

New Ross Heritage Matters
Meet Wed 1-4 pm New Ross Royal Legion. Contact Ellen Tancock or Cathy Michael

River House Rug Hooking
Meet year round Fridays from 2 – 5 pm at 36 Petite Riviere Rd., Petite Riviere. July & Aug., Mon. 4 pm onwards on the deck weather permitting. Available for group hooking, any time, call Jane Steele to arrange. 36 Petite Riviere Rd, Petite Riviere, phone 902-693-3111 or 902-527-6405

Meet Tuesday 10 am – 2 pm, (bring your lunch) at MacKay Memorial Library, Shelburne. 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 Yarmouth North Baptist Church, 8 Elm St., Yarmouth. Contact Shirley Bradshaw 902-742-2468

Rugg Bees
Meet year round Thurs. Noon – 3ish pm at Yarmouth County Museum, Collins St., and alternatively at Yarmouth Creatives in the Yarmouth Mall. Contact Faith Stoll, 902-307-2054


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 Town Hall, 9235 Main St., Richibucto.  Contact Marsha 506- 523-3964

Les Hookeuses du Bor’de’lo
Meet Sept. to May in Shediac , bi-weekly 9 am -12pm, starting Jan 5th ending May 25th. For more information contact Rachelle Poirier

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

Past Time Matters
Meet Tues. 10 am – 2 pm at YMCA Moncton North, 70 Twin Oaks Dr., Moncton, NB. Everyone welcome. Contact Margie Whyte

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, 1st and 3rd Thursday 9 am – 12 pm at Gibson Memorial United Church, 183 Gibson St, Fredericton. Contact Krista Taylor, 506-260-9386

Plaster R ock 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. 10 am -12 noon at Catholic Church of St. Andrews Parish Ctr. (basement) corner King & Parr Sts., St. Andrews. Contact Louise McGrattan 

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 Tuesday afternoon at Christ Church Cathedral Memorial Hall, 168 Church St., Fredericton. 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 Wed. 10 am – 2 pm at Hillsborough Community Centre, Charlottetown.
Contact Sharon Macleod 902-394-3185


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