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2022 Biennial Kansas City

 

Registration for the ATHA Biennial begins March 19, 2022 at 9am, CDT.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

KC Biennial Facebook page can be accessed HERE.  Watch this space for additional information as it becomes available.

Do you still need a hotel room? Our second hotel option is now available for booking

Second hotel - Marriott Courtyard Overland Park - Click Here. Or call 1-800-321-2211 and use reference "ATHA Biennial Room Block".

First hotel - Sheraton Overland Park;  Book your group rate for KC Atha Biennial Attendees 2022.  Or call the hotel reservation number at 866-837-4214. state you are with the group staying at the Sheraton Overland Park and your mini code is ATA.

If you’re on Facebook, be sure to follow ATHA Biennial KC 2022.
You can also email kcrughooking@gmail.com for any questions.

We can't wait to see you in K.C.!  Let's get you ready.... 

The Biennial is:

Educational:

  • Choose among nine classes offered each day on Thursday/Friday/Saturday.
  • Learn new rug techniques and tips.
  • Attend programs, lectures, and demonstrations.

Informative:

  • Meet and visit with National officers and ATHA representatives.
  • Chime in at the general business meeting.
  • Shop fifteen vendors offering wool and supplies.
  • See the latest items on the market.

Inspirational:

  • Enter or view rug exhibits and enjoy the talents of our creative members and friends.
  • Meet fabulous teachers, rug hookers, and authors you’ve only read about.
  • Connect and collaborate with rug hookers from all over the U.S. and usually some from Canada, Japan and Australia.

Energizing:

  • Receive a registration/goodie bag with items made/collected by the ATHA host Region 8 members.
  • Participate in local sight-seeing tours, and learn about the Kansas City area.
  • Renew old acquaintances, visit with friends, and make new friends in our open hooking area.

What can I do now to get ready for the Biennial?

  • Review the schedule printed in the ATHA magazine for classes & events & mark your favorites.
  • Book your hotel room. Scan the QR code from the ATHA magazine, OR visit www.atharugs.com and look for the link, OR call 866-837-4214 (use the mini code ATA to help locate our block). If rooms are full, a second hotel will be secured as soon as possible.
  • Do you have a login at www.atharugs.com? It will help when registration opens.

What are the fees of the Biennial?:

  • Atha Members – Registration Fee $80.  This fee includes: attending the Biennial, the opportunity to sign up for classes and evening events, attending the Fiber Art Show, Vendor Marketplace, Open Hooking Area and a welcome bag
  • Non-Members – Registration Fee $112 - This fee includes: attending the Biennial, the opportunity to sign up for classes and evening events, attending the Fiber Art Show, Vendor Marketplace, Open Hooking Area, a welcome bag and a 1-year membership to ATHA, including the magazine.
  • Spouse – Members and Non-Members – Registration Fee - $50.  This fee includes: This fee includes: Attending the Biennial, the opportunity to sign up for classes and evening events, attending the Fiber Art Show, and Vendor Marketplace. It does not include a welcome bag.
  • Class Fee - $78 per class.  This fee includes class instruction and a boxed lunch. Materials or class kits will be paid directly to the teacher

All registrations will be handled online and you must be a member of ATHA as well as have an email address to register.
As we get closer to the 2022 registration, a step-by-step instructional video will be emailed to members and available on www.atharugs.com

Here’s our proposed schedule of events so you can book your stay accordingly:

Wednesday 9/14/22

  • Registration Opens 8am-5:30pm
  • Open Hooking Area 9:30am-5:30pm (open to all registered attendees)
  • Tour # 1 (Paid) 11am-2pm
  • Vendor Marketplace & Rug Exhibits Open 2pm-5:30pm
  • Cash bar open (open to all registered attendees) 5:30pm
  • Meet & Greet (Paid) Reception 6pm
  • ATHA General Membership meeting (open to all registered attendees)

Thursday 9/15/22

  • Registration Opens 8am-5pm
  • Vendor Marketplace & Rug Exhibits Open 9am-5:00pm
  • Classes, 9:30am-3:30pm (White, Irwin, Faulkner, Norwood, Shepherd, Lowry, Rapstine, Travis, Powers)
  • Open Hooking Area 9:30am-5:30pm (open to all registered attendees)
  • Tour # 2 (Paid) 10am-2pm
  • Cash bar open (open to all registered attendees) 5:30pm
  • Silent Auction 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • ATHA Regional Representatives meeting

Friday 9/16/22

  • Registration Opens 8am-5pm
  • Day Passes available for Non-Registered Guests 9am-3pm
  • Vendor Marketplace & Rug Exhibits Open 9am-5:00pm
  • Classes, 9:30am-3:30pm (Dufresne/Norwood, Morton, Kemmer, K.Miller, Pietz, L.Miller, Festa, Kallin, Ingalls)
  • Open Hooking Area 9:30am-5:30pm (open to all registered attendees)
  • Cash bar open (open to all registered attendees) 5:30pm
  • Live Auction Dinner (advance ticketed event) 6:30pm

Saturday 9/17/22

  • Registration Opens 8am-3pm
  •  Day Passes available for Non-Registered Guests 9am-3pm
  • Vendor Marketplace & Rug Exhibits Open 9am-3:00pm
  • Classes, 9:30am-3:30pm (Bollenbach, Dufresne, Jackson, Johnson, Hotchkiss, Powell, Heidbreder, Allen-Krauss, Begeman)
  • Tour #3 (Paid) 1pm – 3pm
  • Rug Exhibit Pick up 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Cash bar open (open to all registered attendees) 5:30pm
  • Keynote Speaker Dinner (advance ticketed event) 6:30pm
  • 2022 Biennial Committee remarks / 2023 Biennial Announcement

 Thank you for your patience & enthusiasm!

 ATHA Biennial 2022 KC Committee