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October Visitors


Our last workshop of the 2015 season was a "teach the teachers" day.  HRMNA hosted 31 teachers for their Provincial School Board In-service which is held annually at the end of October.  Organized by the Art Teachers Association of Nova Scotia, the workshop was open to all teachers and those who attended enjoyed being students for the day as they embraced the art of rug hooking.  They are excited to be bringing fibre art back into the classroom. 



From top left clockwise:  the classroom is set up and ready to go; hard at work; progress in their designs; a view of the entire workshop


Great food was once again provided by Director Linda Crowell and her team of volunteers Linda Stewart and Carolyn McDiarmid.

The workshop was presented by Director Sherry Chandler and Founding Director Suzanne Conrod and assisted by Director Susan Lord.



Diane AylesDiane AylesRug Hooking Artist of the Year, Diane Ayles, is shown here with our Chair, Suzanne Conrod.  She is being presented with a plaque commemorating her as the Canadian 2015 Rug Hooking Artist of the Year.















Lauri TroutmanLauri Troutman


We were happy to welcome Director at Large Lauri Troutmanwith friends Gail Duclos LaPierre and Jane Griswold to the museum on Saturday.  They are visiting Nova Scotia to attend the Fibre Festival in Amherst.

Shown here from left: Director Linda CrowellGail Duclos Lapierre, Director Susan Publicover Lord,  Director Sherry Chandler, Director Lauri Troutman, and Jane Griswold.


September Visitors


Gail DufresneGail Dufresne

Gail Dufresne, President of ATHA (Association of Traditional Hooking Artists), cruised into Halifax on Sunday, Sept. 27th and came with fellow ATHA members to visit the museum.  Gail is a well-known rug designer, an author, and a frequent contributor to Rug Hooking Magazine.









September 14th we had a tour bus of lovely women from the New England states.  It was a pleasure to watch their enjoyment as they visited the Museum galleries and exhibits.

Tour Bus 09/14Tour Bus 09/14



August Happenings


Volunteers from HRMNA walked in the  31st Annual Hubbards Grand Street Parade.  David Stewart drove the vehicle with Gertrude our little hooking lady; banner carriers Director Susan Lord and Linda Stewart; and candy/rack card person was Director Linda Crowell.  A good time was had by all!

Parade CollageParade Collage


Visitors to the Museum in July


Hicks' OrientalHicks' Oriental

On the far left is Shirley Hicks, who dropped into the Museum last Saturday (11th) with her beautiful oriental rug hooked in a number 3 cut.  She is shown here with Suzanne Conrod.  This rug is approximately 4  1/2 x 7 ft and is now on consignment in the Market Place is is a definite "must see" !


Visitors to the Museum in June


Leanne Sitler et alLeanne Sitler et alLeft to right:  Janice Buckingham, Connie Bateman, Leanne Sitler , Founding Director Suzanne Conrod and Director Sherry Chandler.  Janice, Connie & Leanne came to teach the Proddy Flowers workshop on June 11th and stayed for the Hook-In on the 13th.  It was a pleasure to have them here at the Museum for these two events.








Visitors from OhioVisitors from Ohio

June 3rd we welcomed a group of ladies from Ohio and West Virginia to the Museum. They enjoyed the Museum very much, and loved the Maud Lewis patterns we now have on consignment in the Market Place.  Happy hooking ladies!








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Left:  2013 Rug Hooking Artist of the Year Michele Micarelli

and husband Anthony with Found Director Suzanne Conrod


Right:  2015 Rug Hooking Artist of the Year Diane Ayles with her "Delicate Shades of Pink"  hooked piece.







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Chizuko and FriendsChizuko and Friends









Top Left:  HRM Councillor Matt Whitman (Hammonds Plains/St. Margarets) under the new signage at the Museum

Middle:  Presenting Suzanne with a grant cheque from HRM.

Bottom Left:  Rug Hooking Artist of the Year Chizuko Hayami and her students from Japan visit the Museum (for more pics of their visit go to the Rug Hooking Artist page)