Whimsical Designs for Rug Hooking
Down East Hook In
Now "The Down East Hook In" Exciting News! The Governor of Maine just lifted restrictions on the number of people allowed at events as of May 24. Events are now allowed to have 100% of their capacity.

November 5-6,2021 (This is Friday and Saturday this year which is what was available) with lunch included.

News Flash!! The Harvest hook-in at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer, Maine, canceled for 2020 due to COVID, is being reimagined. We have come up with a new name, new venue and new season for the hook-in for 2021. We sincerely hope that COVID will be in our rear view mirror by then, so let us explain the changes and share our excitement with you.

First, the name…we changed the name from Harvest Hook-in to the Down East Hook-in. We had inherited the Harvest Hook-in name from the previous organizers, but we did not realize at the time that Toni Philbrick of The Keeping Room. also called her traditional October hook-in the Harvest Hook-in. Out of respect for Toni, we wanted to come up with a new name that would reflect the new direction our event is taking. We batted around lots of choices and finally settled on Down East Hook-in. This name will allow us to explore different themes of our region.

Second, the venue. We are very excited to let you know we have found a new venue for the hook-in that we think everyone will love. The Morgan Hill Event Center is right outside of Bangor on Route 2 in Hermon. It is spacious, with plenty of parking, room for vendors and a rug show, and a beautiful stone fireplace that will warm us in November.

And finally the dates. We thought it wise to plan for the end of 2021 so as to give COVID plenty of time to exit the stage, so we picked the first weekend in November. We hope this will be a wonderful time to gather again, share our hooking and plan for holiday projects. We might have the biggest rug show yet since so many hookers are home finishing projects during COVID.

The accommodations will remain the same…a 12 minute drive away in Bangor. There are other hotels closer by in Bangor so there are plenty of options. We so look forward to seeing all of you again and will be keeping our fingers crossed that we can safely all gather together again next year. Stay tuned for more details to follow.

Payment is through PayPal. If you prefer another payment you can call me at 802-247-0089 with credit card info or you can download the Registration Form and send it in through Regular Mail

There will be your favorite vendors and some new faces, Rug Show, Daily Give Away's, Mini Classes/Demo's, and a Pumpkin Mat Challenge. You will vote on your favorite pumpkin mat and the 1st place winner receives a $100 shopping spree with vendors, 2nd place receives a $50 shopping spree and 3rd place winners receive $25 shopping spree. Each year we will have a new challenge for you! More details coming soon!

**Please Note: your receipt will read as a Gift Certificate - it is set up this way to eliminate shipping charges or the need to enter a Code for No Shipping. Within a week of registering you will receive an email with confirmation and details for the event. If you are registering for someone else also, please note their name. Please include your address and phone number in the notes section.

At: Morgan Hill Event Center ( conveniently located on Route 2 just West of Bangor)

82 Morgan Hill Ln.

Hermon, ME 04401

Hotel Reservations: $80.00 with Discount Code: Down East Hook In - you must give them this discount code to get the special rate.

Country Inn at the Mall

936 Stillwater Ave

Bangor, ME 04401



Fluff & Peachy Bean Designs

Judith Hotchkiss Wool & Dye Works

The Keeping Room - Toni Philbrick

Seaside Rug Hooking - Laura Kenyon

Hooked Forever - Stacey Van Dyne

Raven Gate Primitives - Naomo Allen

Friday: Ania Knap' Make & Take Class/Demo

Pumpkin Mat Challenge Winner Announced after Lunch so you have time to go on that Shopping Spree with the Vendors!

Vendors Introduced with their Specials

Rug Show

Saturday: Tea Cup Auction - please bring some fiber related item you would like to donate for this. All proceeds go to the Hooked Rug Museum of North America.of Halifax.

Kevin LeMoines Pumpkin Make & Take Class/Demo