Friday, June 5

10:00 am – 1:45 pm



To Be Announced

Agenda of The Day


Greetings | 10 am - 10:15 am

Guild Business | 10:15 am - 10:45 am

  • President: Calling the Meeting to Order

  • Event Announcements 


Lecture | 10:30 am - 11:15 am

Punch Needle Rug Hooking - A New Chapter

Guest Speaker, Christie Beniston


Break | 11:15 am - 11:30 am 


Sharing Time | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sharing Time is a much-anticipated part of guild meetings. Members are eager to share their latest projects with the group, who are always ready to "ooh" and "ahh" over each other's efforts.

Adjournment | 1:00 pm


Workshop | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Introduction to Punch Needle Rug Hooking

Punch Needle Rug Hooking - A New Chapter

Guest Speaker | Christie Beniston

Christie Beniston I Textile Designer

... About

Christie Beniston is a public artist based in Solana Beach, CA and has had a thriving art practice for over 30 years. Her public, residential, and commercial commissions include the San Diego Airport, Lucille Packard Children's Hospital and Los Angeles Metro. Always a student of design and craft, Christie holds a BFA and more recently received her certification as an Oxford Instructor. She launched PUNCH!, a studio offering supplies and creative space for teaching the craft of punch needle rug hooking. Christie is a co-host with her daughter Isa on “Maker Knows Best”, an NBC-Universal produced series airing on YouTube.

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