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Our last hook-in of the season was on September 29th and it was a lively one. Our Canadian Rug Hooking Artist of the Year, Janet Boates was present.


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The Hooked Rug Museum of North America is pleased to announce the 2018 Rug Hooking Artists of the Year! 

This is the sixth year that such an appointment is being made.  Representative samples of the artists' work will be displayed in the Museum during the 2018 season.

The winners are chosen because of their talents and contribution to the advancement to the art of rug hooking. Over three centuries of development in North America, rug hooking has evolved from a utilitarian craft to fine art.

The International Artist of the Year for 2018 is Gail Dufresne, and the Canadian based Artist of the Year for 2018 is Janet Boates.

Start making plans to visit the Museum during the 2018 season to see the amazing work of these two artists!

Their bios are now available here.



2018 Visitors to the Museum


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A group of Red Hatters visit the museum - shown here with Suzannne Conrod.












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HRM Councillor Matt Whitman stopped in for a visit, shown here with Founding Director, Suzanne Conrod















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There is no admission to  Fibre Art Market  portion of the museum and all shopping is tax-free.  Come in and see our hundreds of hooked rugs, books, hooking kits, wool and much more!


Entering the museum you are plunged into the history of the art of rug hooking in the Interpretive Centre which focuses on the beginning of rug hooking in North America.  Visitors to the museum will learn the names of famous rug hooking artists.  Names like Burnham, Frost, Turner, Tremblay, Mowat, Garrett and many more. (The banner image above depicts the sides and front of the bottom of Noah's Ark.  To see the Ark and all it's hooked animals please drop into the museum.  Museum rates apply to the museum galleries and exhibits.) 


Museum Admission Fees

General Admission  $7.00; Seniors and Students $5.00; Children under 5 years of age are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

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