Green Lake Rug Camp

September 25 - 30, 2016

Welcome back to the Green Lake Conference Center!
Located outside of Green Lake, Wisconsin

Teachers for 2016: Pris Buttler, Michele Micarelli, Eric Sandberg, and Anita White.

The Camp begins Sunday evening with time to get acquainted with your teacher. Classes are from 9 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Thursday. Teachers will contact students prior to the camp regarding projects, materials needed, and any specific project costs.

Optional mini-classes to be announced. Mini-classes are only open to students attending camp. Sign up will be available in the registration lobby upon arrival. (additional mini-class fee may be required).

Camp Schedule for Students
Sunday, Sept 25: Check-in at 4 pm followed by dinner and orientation.
Monday - Thursday: Classes 9 am to 3:30 pm with optional mini-classes afternoons and evenings.
Friday, Sept 30: Check-out at 10am

Register now for 2016! Click this link, print the form, and mail it in with your registration fees.

View Teachers, Lodging & Meals and Camp Highlights.

Public Invited on Wednesday, September 28. View our Rug Gallery, Shop in the Hooking Store and visit the classes.

Camp Highlights

Sunday Night Welcome Dinner

Buffet dinner is served from 5pm - 6 pm. Our group will gather in the Tower Dining Room with time to meet with your teachers.

The Rug Gallery

Be sure to bring along at least one rug (two or three if you like) for this non-juried exhibit. Antique rugs are welcome. The Rug Gallery will be open to the public on Wednesday all day and evening.

The Hooking Store

Open daily and stocked with wonderful woolens and hooking supplies. Students and teachers attending the camp are welcome to place items in the store on consignment. Students must contact us in advance to make arrangements.

The Hooking Store is now located in a new space in Pillsbury Hall on the same floor as the classroom!

Hooker’s Night Out

On Wednesday evening we will all have the opportunity to explore the local area. Enjoy dinner at any one of the fine restaurants located within a few miles of the conference center.

Optional Mini-Classes

Details will be available closer to camp. These classes are only open to students attending camp. Sign-up will be available in the registration lobby when you arrive.

Additional “things to do”

There are many activities available on the grounds including two premier golf courses, boat rentals and lake tours, fishing, tennis courts and walking trails. The towns of Ripon, Green Lake, and Princeton are minutes away where you can browse antique and artisan shops.

Thursday Night

On our last evening together, we will gather again in the Tower Dining Room.

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Eric Sandberg

Athens, GA.

Eric is an exceptional teacher when it comes to truly understanding color. Whether you pattern choice is very complex or very simple, Eric can guide you to extraordinary results.

This is an open class and Eric welcomes any pattern, any size cut. When choosing a pattern, keep in mind that even those designed to be hooked in a 3-cut may be hooked wider. Eric can adjust the pattern to accommodate the size of the strip. He will color plan your rug using your wools and adding some of his. Be sure to bring your snarl bag!

Eric will once again dye wools in class creating his masterpiece colors.

Eric calls each of his students to discuss your projects.

Anita White

Overland Park, KS –

Anita's style preference leans toward a # 6-9 cut using lots of textures, plaids, over-dyed wools and antique paisley. Florals, geometrics, wide-cut animals, folk art and antique style rugs are great choices. She covers lots of techniques, dyeing suggestions and helpful hints during the week. Her class promises to encourage the beginner as well as to challenge the seasoned hooker. Come join her for a fun week of hooking and learning. Anita lives in Overland Park, KS and has been teaching since 1997. She is McGown certified.

Anita has a BLOG! called Anita Hooks Rugs See more of her patterns!

Pris Buttler

Gainsville, GA – – 678-656-0065

Pris has a graphic design degree and many years of experience as a folk and fine artist. She is currently working with 3 galleries, the Stellers Gallery in Jacksonville, FL, Cohen-Rese Gallery in San Francisco, CA and Atlanta Art Gallery in Atlanta, GA. She has been teaching in the rug hooking venue since 1999, written 3 dye books, 2 books on lettering and design, her specialty. She has been featured in Rug Hooking Magazine and 2 issues of Celebrations. She and her daughter are codirectors of the Black Bear Rug Camp in Helen, GA. This is a new venture for them starting in Oct. 2014.

She holds an open class where anything goes. She will work on any pattern the student brings or they may purchase a pattern from her or they design their own pattern in class with Pris’ help. Pattern catalog will be sent upon request. They are welcome to bring their own wools and she will have a lovely stash of Dorr hand dyed wools. She does not carry any textures.

Her contact information is Pris Buttler, 2953 Bridgeview Dr., Gainesville, GA 30507.

Michele Micarelli

New Haven, CT –

Michele Micarelli is a rug hooking artist whose main objective is to unleash creativity and aid others in their search to do the same. The classes she teaches are full of storytelling, imagination exercises, and laughter. She has been a rug hooker since 1991 and prefers using 4 and 5 cut wool and linen for lots of detail. She is a certified McGown teacher. Michele was honored 2013 "Hooker of the Year" at The North American Rug Hooking Museum in Nova Scotia.

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Lodging & Meals

Room check-in: 4pm Sunday the 25th.
Check-out: 10am Friday morning the 30th.

Rates include your choice of hotel room on the conference center grounds for your entire stay. We have booked blocks of rooms in the two hotels shown below in order to offer the best pricing options.
Rates shown are per person and include your room, classes, and meals for your entire stay.
Please note: In order to get the shared-room rate, you must list your roommate's name on your registration form. (Registration fee of $100 is additional.)

Bauer Lodge

This modern hotel is located in the main conference area. There is a lounge located on each of the 2nd and 3rd floors that has a TV/VCR, microwave, refrigerator, and complimentary coffee.
The Rug Gallery is located on the first floor of this lodge.
All rooms have one queen bed and two single beds.
Rates for 2016 :

  • Single: $989
  • Double:$689
  • Triple: $614

Lone Tree Lodge

This hotel is 1/2 mile from the main conference area. A total interior renovation was completed in 2003, so all facilities are new.
Each room has a private bathroom and either two or three single beds.
Rates for 2016 :

  • Single: $799
  • Double:$594
  • Triple: $551

Please note that this building has two floors, no elevator. The only phone is an emergency phone in the hallway. It is a beautiful 10-15 minute walk to this lodge, be sure to bring a flashlight.

Meals - (included)

Our 3 daily meals will be served buffet style in the conference center's spacious Kraft Centre dining room. The dining room is conveniently located between our classroom space and Bauer Lodge. Meals will be served beginning with Sunday evening dinner through Friday breakfast, except Wednesday evening when we'll take advantage of any one of the great restaurants in the local area – We're calling this Hooker’s Night Out!

Commuters 2016

Your registration fees include class fees, daily lunch and dinner, Sunday evening through Thursday evening, except Wednesday dinner. Your registration also includes daily entrance fees to the grounds.
Commuter rate for 2016:


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