Monday, January 26, 2009


Deadline: April 1, 2009 (RECEIVE)


Alice Beatty Chapter of ATHA
Oldwick, NJ
April 24 and Saturday, April 25, 2009

The members of the Alice Beatty Chapter of ATHA are putting out a challenge to all rug hookers to join the Jersey Girls in hooking rugs about New Jersey. These rugs will be featured at a show on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25, 2009 in Oldwick, NJ. This schedule will give the artists time to design and complete a rug of a favorite New Jersey person, place or thing.

  • This rug challenge is open to any and all rug hooking artists belonging to all rug hooking groups or those who may work independently.

  • There is no restriction on the size of rugs. All entries must have a rod pocket sewn onto the top of the backside of the rug.

  • Each artist may submit a total of three (3) rugs for exhibit.

  • A short paragraph should be written by the artist explaining the selection of their rug theme.

  • Theme must be in good taste and complimentary of the state of New Jersey.

  • Rugs are to be completed and ready for exhibition by March 2009.

New Jersey has countless areas that make the state appealing and unique. There is a long beautiful coastline for vacationing, all kinds of water sports, salt and fresh water fishing, agricultural and horse farms, mountains, lakes and almost anything you might find in other states and sometimes more. Island Beach State Park is an area left untouched and natural, much like it was when the Indians came to the seacoast to hunt and fish, so many years ago. You can find charming lighthouses, perfect little historical towns and one of our crown jewels, Cape May the nation’s first seaside resort.

So please come and join the Jersey Girls, have fun, create a new and exciting rug that celebrates the best of the Garden State.

All interested wishing to be included must register to receive additional information, as it becomes available, or answers to any questions regarding the challenge by contacting Norma Batastini at 973-746-2936 or Email: and place Jersey Girl Rugs in the subject box.

Registration form

All rugs must be pre-registered so labels can be prepared prior to the set up day, April 23rd. Registration forms are due by April 1, 2009.

Mail or email to:
Janet Santaniello
101 Knollwood Drive
Watchung, NJ 07069

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Oldwick Fire Company - Banquet Room
163 Oldwick Road
Oldwick, NJ 08858