Thursday, November 22, 2012

Rugs From The Northwest Workshop

Last month I taught a rug hooking class in Bothell, Washington at the Northwest Rug Hooking Workshop, organized by Diane Eaton and Beth Kovich.  All I can say is WOWZA!  Diane and Beth put on a successful camp and a fantastic time was had by all!  Today I thought I'd share with  you some pictures of the rugs that were on display at the rug show, even though I had only taken pictures of just a fraction of what was brought.  I believe there were about 30 students but there were over 75 rugs on display!  Talk about eye candy...the room was literally a visual feast for the eyes. 

First let me show you this mind-blowing piece by Rita Vail:

 She was inspired by an article on quilling and used the concept to create a colorful flower garden.  Rita's technique and color choices are superb. This rug just sings with joy!
 Here is a close-up of her quillie flowers.

 Look at the clouds in the sky...incredible!
The next three rugs are hooked by Betsy Lanning:
 A Karen Kahle design...
 A Maggie Bonanomi design...
 And a Notforgotten Farm design!  You can find Lori's Flower Basket on my website.  I love the happy colors in this version...maybe because Betsy used some turquoise (my favorite color)!
I love the next three portrait rugs.  They are full of personality and are simply wonderful.
 These two are hooked by Carol Fegles.

This one is hooked by Pat Rees.

A fun heart rug by Sue Remington.
I do not know the names of the gals who hooked the next few rugs...
 Love the directional hooking on this one.

 Wonderful primitive colors.
 I love the way the background is hooked in this one.  A very antique-looking rug.
A cute chair pad and tree skirts.
Love, love, love the colors in this rug!!!

Another lovely primitive rug...

This is For The Birds, a Rebecca Erb pattern and you can find this one on my website too.
Here is a Pris Buttler design hooked by Lianne Anderson.  What I loved about this rug is that the cotton was hooked with either yarn or roving, giving a great dimension to the design.
The last two rugs are hooked by Karen Soltys:
This is Hen Party, designed by Bonnie Smith.  You can find this pattern on my website.  Karen eliminated the "corn" around the edge and added some spots.
Karen hooked this Maggie Bonanomi design.  I love how the wiggly lines change colors.

I will have more pictures of the Northwest Rug Workshop in my next post.
Happy Thanksgiving!


Saundra said...

Oh my gosh! I love the rug with quilling and how very creative she was and to get such a delightful rug. And of course the rest of the rugs win blue ribbons in my book too. Thank you much for the show.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Really nice rugs ~ love seeing them all!! Thanks fortune show! And happy thanksgiving!!

Simple Thyme Prims said...

Very beautiful!..thanks for sharing!