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The new registration date for the 2017 ATHA Biennial will be held on Saturday, February 25th at 10:00 am Eastern Standard Time.

Thank you for your patience last Thursday as we worked through the issues with the 2017 Biennial registration website.  This was totally out of our control and we are working to make sure things run smoothly on Saturday, Feb. 25th beginning at 10 AM – Eastern Standard Time.   

In order to register on Saturday, you will need to have your Member Account set up on the website.  This can be done before Saturday and we encourage you to have this completed before trying to register on Saturday morning.  You will need this Member Log-In to register.  Go to the website at www.atharugs.com and click on the Member Log In at the top right corner of the page.  If you have any problems with this process, please email us at wrrh119@gmail.com and we can get it fixed before Saturday.  Please do not delay in this part as it is very important.

Also, you will not be able to register a friend on your account, as each registration is done individually by your Member Log In.  You can register under their account if you have their information.  You will be able to register your spouse if they are coming.

You will be paying for the registration via PayPal and you do not need a PayPal account to check out.  You will check out as a guest.

There is a $75 fee to register for the entire Biennial event.  This does not include Special Events such as; the Alumni Luncheon, Auction Night/Dinner, Guest Speaker/Dinner and Tours. Those tickets are an additional cost to attend.  There are limited seats to those Special Events and Tours. 

There is a $75 fee per day for classes and all classes run all day 9:30 – 3:00.  Therefore, you will only be able to attend one (1) per day.  If a class is full, you can be put on a waiting list, you can also try for your second or third choice for that day.  Lunch is included with this fee.

The class material fee will be paid directly to the teacher.  The teacher will contact you if you made it into their class.  Please do not email the teachers. 

Tickets for $10 per person will be available at the door for a one-day pass on Thursday, Friday and Saturday to the Vendors Marketplace and the Fiber Arts Exhibit.  Registered guests (those that pay the $75 registration fee) will be allowed access on all days Wednesday - Saturday.

We want everyone to have a great experience in Cleveland and we have been working very hard to make sure you have a great time.  

If you have any questions, please email us at wrrh119@gmail.com

Thank you again for your patience and understanding.

Teri Hedrick, Registration Chairperson


ATHA stands for the combined talents, creative energy and resources of over 4,000 fiber artists across the globe; and exists to help people express themselves through fiber art.

Let ATHA start you on your personal creative journey today...ATHA leads the way in providing resources across the globe for everyone who has an interest in rug hooking—whether you just pulled your first loop or have been rug hooking for years. We truly believe the creativity of our members with their broad and diverse experience will inspire you. This creative energy is what keeps ATHA members abreast of the latest ideas and resources available for this art form. This large pool of resources gives everyone the tools they need to be a part of this grand tradition of self-expression.

As a creative member of this global community you will be a part of

  • Bimonthly Color Magazine, Art of Rug Hooking
  • Biennial Conventions
  • State of the Art Website
  • Two Regional Rug Schools
  • Global Workshops
  • Regional Rug Shows
  • Regional Rug Challenges
  • 70+Local chapters
  • Largest Lending Library of Hooking Related Resources

With over 4,000 members, most likely there is an ATHA chapter or member in your community!

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Creative community is the most unique and greatest benefit of ATHA membership. 

This opportunity is to be a part of a local ATHA chapter near you. Over 70+ ATHA chapters are in existence today and more are being started all the time. The chapters form this creative community by having regular meetings, special programs, educational resources, public shows and hook-ins. Check the map on this page and see if there is an ATHA Chapter near you.

Once you become a part of the ATHA community, you will be amazed at the wealth of information and encouragement each ATHA chapter and the magazine, Art of Rug Hooking provides its members. We hope you will attend a local ATHA meeting in your community so you can experience firsthand the creative talents of our members.

If there is not an ATHA chapter in your area, that does not mean you cannot be a part of this exciting community.  By joining ATHA, you become a part of the worldwide ATHA community and get the bimonthly magazine, Art of Rug Hooking and can connect with members worldwide. 

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