Saturday, July 19, 2014

Rug Hooking Week

Just a reminder to the ladies in the Dayton area to bring rugs to my house for the rug exhibit the first week in August.

Dear Rug Hookers,The countdown to Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio has begun!

Only 4 weeks away!
Whether you’ve already made plans to join us or are still considering a visit, here are some updates and reminders about the fun and creative opportunities available during the week!
Exhibit & Vendors
Wednesday – Saturday, Aug. 13 – 16,
Open to the Public  
Monday – Friday, Aug. 11 – 15,
Preregistration required – register now!
Wednesday – Saturday, Aug. 13 – 16,
Preregistration required – register now! 
And much more, check the full schedule:
Featured Exhibit…. Not 1 but 3 this year!
American Woven Coverlets & Hooked Rugs: The National Museum of the American Coverlet and Barbara Carroll have teamed up to bring us an outstanding collection of antique Coverlets and contemporary Coverlet inspired hooked rugs. Throughout history, hooked rug patterns, motifs, and colors have come from many sources. This project beautifully pairs Barbara Carroll’s designs and the talent of contemporary hooking artists along with historic American coverlets.  

Grenfell Mats: One of the foundations of American hooked rugs, these unique mats were hooked with nylons. Their intriguing story reveals how the mats saved the people of isolated northeast Canada. The highly collected and treasured mats feature designs and colors unlike any others in American history. This exhibit will feature the rarely seen mats of private collectors and antique dealers.  

Knipe Collection: Who was the inspiration behind Patty Yoder and her Alphabet of Sheep, now in the Shelburne Museum collection? It was mentor and avant-garde artist Esther Knipe with her large body of work in a wide range of subject matter. Together, on exhibit for the first time, an outstanding collection and the fascinating story of both Esther Knipe and her talented daughter, Judy Knipe.  
Special Exhibit
Folklife Rugs – This exhibit brings together contemporary artists from two sides of the world in two fiber art techniques. Norma Batastini has been helping artists to create their own personal stories in oriental style hooked rugs inspired by the international projects of George Jevremovic: Azeri Folklife Carpets from Turkey featured in the book by the same name and most recently the Peace Rugs from Afghanistan. This exhibit will include the woven rugs from Turkey and Afghanistan along with American hooked rugs --  plus the stories that are captured in the work.

SIGN UP ONLINE NOW…. for the Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday night Gallery Talks which will cover the designs, materials, colors, & artists in depth as well as the stories behind this year’s Featured & Special Exhibits. A rare opportunity to meet the experts, gain insight, and ask questions!
  • Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs.  An exclusive opportunity to see the award-winning rugs from Rug Hooking Magazine's "Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs XXIV", this exhibit is an annual highlight of Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village.
  • Challenges.  Not 1 but 2 challenges this year: Theme Challenge: One the Move & Invitational Challenge: From the Dye Pot. How will you interpret this year’s challenges? Check out some ideas on our Facebook page.
  • Awards. The Sauder Award will be given to the rug which best exemplifies the spirit and mission of Sauder Village. The “8” People’s Choice awards will be issued in each of the main and challenge categories. We also acknowledge your “first rug” with a ribbon, be sure to check the appropriate box when you register your rug.
If you have not done so, please register for classes on our website. The registration deadline is July 31. Class descriptions, pictures, levels, and supplies are available on our website:
Please call or e-mail Sue Link for more information. If the class you have selected is full, Sue will be happy to place you on the waiting list and contact you in the event of cancellations.
Alice Strebel Designs for Kindred Spirits – Dayton, OH
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Bee Line Company – Bettendorf, IA
(formerly Townsend Industries)

visit their website at
Dorr Mill Store – Guild, NH
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Gary Simmons – Independence, MO…New
visit his Facebook page Gary the Silversmith
Going Gray – Rochester, MN…New
visit their website at
Heavens to Betsy – Claverack, NY…New
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Let Nola Do It – St. Louis, MO
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National Museum of the American Coverlet – Bedford, PA…New
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Nifty Thrifty Dry Goods – Barrington, RI…New
visit their website at
Northwoods Wool – Cumberland, WI
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Ruckman Mill Farm –Augusta, WV
visit their website at
Rug Hooking Magazine –Mechanicsburg, PA
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Teresa Kogut – Otisville, MI…New
visit their website at
The Wool Studio – Sinking Spring, PA
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Plus… Paula Laverty - will also be joining us to sell and sign her book:
Silk Stocking Mats – Hooked Mats of the Grenfell Mission.
New…. Rug Hooking Week’s first step in helping you to document your hooked rugs -- which we hope will soon become part of a national documentation program.
Who should document rugs… Artists & Makers, Descendants, Recipients of Gifts, Collectors, Sellers & Dealers, Family & Friends…in other words…Everyone!
Why document rugs… To record the history, stories, photos, techniques, & designs
before they are lost & for future generations!
On Saturday, we will schedule 15-20 minute time slots or appointments to help you to document your rug. The cost is $5.00 per rug, cash only (maximum 3 rugs per person).

Here are the 3 simple steps to Document Your Rugs:
  • Prior to Rug Hooking Week:  print out the Document Your Rugs Form for each rug (max. 3) and fill-in as much information as possible (please print clearly). Click here for the form and additional information.
  • During Rug Hooking Week:  come to Founder’s Hall - Information Table and sign up for a Saturday, August 16th time slot/appointment.
  • Prior to your appointment:  arrive 10 minutes prior to you appointment at the Founder’s Hall – Information Table (bring your rugs & a set of forms for each rug).
Be sure to “like” us to receive updates and pictures on our Facebook page “Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village.
Is your group planning to “attend” or submit rugs for a “group exhibit”, be sure to contact Kathy Wright in advance, so that she can help you plan your visit, take advantage of special discounts, and gather your exhibit info.
For all your lodging questions, please contact the Heritage Inn at: 419-445-6408. If the Inn is booked for the nights you wish to stay, the Inn will be happy to place you on the waiting list and contact you when there is a cancellation or help you with nearby lodging options. There is a campground right on the property!
Would you like to help with rug check-in, information table, demonstrating, hanging or taking down the exhibit?... For more information:

Please share this email with your rug hooking friends, groups, & guilds!.
Things We're Interested In... We’re always looking for new and creative work, ideas, & collections whether they are contemporary or part of our past.  Please contact Kathy Wright.
See you in August!

Kathy Wright, Rug Hooking Week Director or 513-757-4144

Sue Link, Sauder Village Marketing & Special Events Coordinator, 800-590-9755 or 419-446-2541 Ext. 3076
For more info on Rug Hooking Week….

For more info on Sauder Village…

Sauder Village
22611 State Route 2, Archbold, Ohio 43502
800.590.9755  or 419.446.2541 

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1 comment:

  1. That is very nice. What does the ceiling look like? Perfect put together room.

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