Mason-Dixon Rug Hookers

                                      Chapter 10 of the Association Traditional Hooking Artists (ATHA)             

ATHA is an international group, formed in 1979, for the purpose of encouraging the revival of traditional rug hooking.   


Mason Dixon Chapter ~
  • The Mason-Dixon chapter was the 10th chapter of ATHA, formed in 1981 and is part of the Region III which includes DE, MD, DC, PA, VA and WV. The Chapter, with more than 100 members, meets monthly in Ellicott City, MD.  At its regular meetings, the group sponsors speakers and demonstrations which promote new skills and techniques in rug hooking and related arts. The Chapter sponsors workshops of one to three days duration, for study in greater depth, with renowned teachers from across the country.  The Chapter also holds an annual luncheon to which other area Chapters are invited, featuring camaraderie and sharing of ideas. Mason-Dixon promotes participation in exhibits and workshops all over the country and the world.

    Circle of Friendship: Rug Hookers with their favorite hook ~  

Monthly Meetings ~

        Meetings are held the third Tuesday 10 am to 2 pm

                First Evangelical Lutheran Church

                3604 Chatham Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21042

                We welcome all new and potential members!

As of March 2020, all in-person meetings have been temporarily CANCELLED due to concerns over the spread of the COVID 19 virus.  

For dates of upcoming ZOOM meetings, please see 2020 Monthly Meeting Schedule.  To ask to be included on the invitation, please send an e-mail to       

Library ~

Check out the list of holdings in our lending library.   Members are welcome to borrow books, magazines and DVDs. 

Dues ~

Yearly dues of $30 are payable in July. Click here for a copy of the membership form.  Please print it, fill it out and send with check payable to Mason-Dixon ATHA to the Membership Chair as shown on the form.             In addition, all Mason-Dixon members must be ATHA national members. Those dues are $32 per year.  Check out the benefits of ATHA membership here.   For further info, please contact us at

        * Our meeting cancellation policy:  We follow the schedule for Howard County    School System: If the schools are closed or opening two hours late, we are cancelled. If we need to reschedule - when the Church's schedule allows for it - we  will  meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month.

         Please call (301) 643-7067 or email us at     if you are not a member to be sure about the rescheduled meetings.

     Here is the website for the school system to check on their schedule changes: