‘Hooking on the Hill’


All day Hook In with vendors and lunch

Friday, February 3, 2023


LaVerona at the Marketplace (photos can be seen at

4925 Daggett Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63110


Lunch:  Choice of Chicken or Vegetable Pot Pie.  Served with side salad and chocolate mousse.  Coffee and tea.


Cost $25.00 Payable to:  Let Nola Do It, LLC


Classes and Hang Out and Hook, Vendors and Lunch

Saturday, February 4, 2023


Studio houses

5230 and 5232 Elizabeth Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63110

Cost $12.00 for Hang Out and Hook and lunch

(See below for class descriptions and cost of classes)



Classes and Vendor Information


Vendor #1


A Sweetheart of a Pillow

Using hand torn wide strips of wool, ribbon and antique paisley, students will hook high loops on a primitive linen pattern. The loops are then clipped to create a dimensional effect. This project can be finished as a pillow, wall hanging or a table mat. Techniques such as beading and proddy will be taught as a potential finishing technique.

Pattern Dimensions: 12' x 12"

Class kit includes the pattern on 20 x 20" serged linen, a bundle of wool, sari ribbon, and antique wool paisley, and a cut piece of wool for the pillow backing.

If you wish to add drawn initials, a date, a name, or an embellishment such as a lace doily, those can be added during the class.

Supplies to bring: frame or hoop, a hook suitable for large size 8 and above strips, scissors.  If you need a hook for large strips, I will have some Hartman hooks available to purchase

Price: $45.00

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023

Time: 10:00-4:00

Limit:, 12

Registration begins: Jan. 1, 2023

Teachers: Susan Meadows and Elinor Barrett

Elinor Barrett is the owner of Baa Baa Barrett Woolen Designs & Such and co-owner with quilt designer Dawn Heese of a Boonville, MO shop “The Wool & Cotton Company, no. 219.” Susan Meadows is Elinor’s sister and go-to person for operating the shop, hooking samples and teaching.  They are both founding members of the Baa Baa BOO~Ville “Blood on the Rug” Halloween Hook~In.  Watch for announcements of the return of this hook-in this fall!  Elinor is president of The Big Muddy Rug Hookers ATHA chapter and Susan is Secretary.  They’ve both taken classes from renowned teachers including Nola Heidbreder, Sharon Smith, Emma Lou Lais,  Lisanne Miller, Lucille Festa, Anita White, Janice Johnson, Tricia Travis, Keith Kemmer, Katie Hartner, and Theresa Rapstine. 




Elinor Barrett

1224 Jake Lane

Columbia, MO 65203


Vendor #2



Name of class: Hooked Hanging Pocket / May Day Door Vase


Description of class: Using templates, each student will design their version of the pocket that can be hooked or punched and finished with an invisible back seam.


Cost of class: $40


Supplies included in class: backing fabric, design templates, yarn or wool to complete the project, printed finishing instructions & supplies.


What they need to bring: rug hooking frame, scissors, hook/punch (or can be purchased from Anne).



Anne Hoffman

816-536-4705 cell/text

Home address: 

6142 Delmar Street

Fairway, KS 66205


Heart & Hare Rugs LLC was established in 2007 by Anne Hoffman & Jane Rowe, long-time friends that shared the love of rug hooking. They offer patterns, kits, supplies and classes. Anne & Jane also organize the Kansas City Hook-In, currently being held in Lenexa KS (3/25/2023). Anne has been hooking since 1999 and received her McGown accreditation in 2012 and enjoys all sizes of cuts and different hooking styles.  She enjoys working with students of all skill levels and guiding them to create their own design style.


Vendor #3


While working as an interior designer, I began taking metal smithing classes, not thinking that it would eventually develop into a career change.  I fell in love with metal and began making jewelry instead of designing houses. 

Working mainly in sterling silver, I also love the variety of shapes and colors in the stones I buy. You can find my shop on Etsy at CatherineGeyerDesign and my studio on The Hill in St. Louis. Frequently I can be found at shows in the area and I also do custom work.

Catherine Geyer



Vendor #4

Make & Take Wool Appliqué Tree

Come join me to make a wool appliqué tree on a vintage textile bobbin.  Get some ideas and tips for future projects.  Kit includes pre-cut tree, rusty star and vintage bobbin. I will supply needles and floss to use in class.    $15.00

Denise Snavely
Village Wool  or

Vendor #5


Nola Heidbreder is hosting the Hooking on the Hill event.  She is a dealer at the Antique Market next door to LaVerona where the Hook In, vendors, and lunch will be on Friday, February 3rd.  The classes and Hang Out and Hook will be at her studio houses on the Hill.  5230 and 5232 Elizabeth Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110.

 Lunch will be prepared by Nola.


Nola has taught rug hooking for over 25 years in St. Louis and nationally. She specializes in dyed wool.  The last few years Nola and her sister Linda Pietz have worked together providing unique rug hooking patterns and specialty classes in fiber art.


On Saturday, Nola, along with her sister Linda Pietz will host the Hang Out and Hook at 5232 Elizabeth Avenue, 63110.  Bring any project you want to work on.  For those that want to work on a Karen Kahle, Primitive Spirit Botanical Heart pattern, wool and patterns  will be available for purchase on Friday and Saturday from Nola.


Nola A. Heidbreder

Let Nola Do It, LLC.

5232 Elizabeth Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63110

314-640-6344 call or text

Registration Form:



Street Address ________________________________

City, State and Zip ______________________________

Phone ________________________________________

Email _________________________________________


Hook In and Lunch at LaVerona on Friday, February 3, 2023, 10-4p.m.


Chicken ____or Vegetable Pot Pie_______(pick one)                                    $25.00

Side Salad and Chocolate Mousse


Classes/Hang Out and Hook/Lunch for Saturday 2/4 10am – 4 pm


Lunch and attendance on Saturday, Feb. 4_____(select)                        $12.00


Sweet Heart Pillow Class ___________            (select)                                    $45.00

Saturday, Feb. 4, 10-4

5230 Elizabeth, lower door

St. Louis, MO 63110                                                                       


Make and Take Wool Appliqué Tree Class_______(select)                        $15.00
Saturday, Feb. 4, 10-4

5230 Elizabeth (Living room)

St. Louis, MO 63110                                                                       


Hooked Hanging Pocket / May Day Door Vase______(select)                        $40.00

Saturday, Feb. 4, 10-4

5232 Elizabeth (lower door)

St. Louis, MO 63110                                                                       


Total                                                                                                                        $__________

Hang Out and Hook with Nola and Linda – Included with attendance fee
Saturday, Feb. 4, 10-4p.m., 5232 Elizabeth Avenue St. Louis, MO 63110                                                                       

Checks payable to:  Let Nola Do It, LLC.  5232 Elizabeth Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110