Our friends across the river sent info about a Rug Show in Concord, June 28-September 13.
Stephanie Allen-Krauss will be presenting on Saturday, July 13
DeWitt Mallary will be our presenter on Sunday, July 14
DeWitt Mallary started learning about and collecting antique “oriental” rugs almost 40 years ago, and became a full time dealer in collectible antique rugs and textiles in 2008. He has presented papers at the International Conference on Oriental Carpets, the American Conference on Oriental Rugs, and numerous rug societies around America and Europe. He has spoken and /or curated exhibitions at a number of museums. He was a Contributing Editor of HALI, London’s international magazine of oriental rugs, textiles, and Islamic art for 25 years. Since moving to Vermont full-time, he edited the English translation of Turkmen Carpets: A New Perspective, and has been teaching rug courses at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Dartmouth.
Understanding Collectible Oriental Rugs
There is a good deal of confusion in and around the world of oriental rugs. This presentation will define and de-mystify some of the sources of misunderstanding, and provide a new framework for thinking about the differences between, on the one hand, the cultural and artistic expressions evident in older weavings, and on the other, export-market-driven floor covering of the last century or so.
In the process, we will look at pictures of a sampling of great antique rugs and other tribal weavings, and touch on issues affecting the current markets of “collectible” and “decorative” weavings.
Remember to register for the Hook In*
and to make your reservations for a room at the Lake Morey Inn by June 12th!
We need a meal count by July 2 —
If you have ANY problems registering or paying for Hook In registration please be in touch with Barb Ackemann by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 802 257 7391.
We have two raffles to announce:
Tickets for each raffle are $5 for one ticket, or 5 tickets for $20.
Proceeds to benefit future programs for Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild.
The raffles are:
One-Night Stay at the Lake Morey Resort, in Fairlee, VT
Two-Night Stay with breakfast each day at the Stoweflake Resort in Stowe, VT
July 13 and 14 we’ll be at the Lake Morey Inn in Fairlee, Vermont and
November 9 and 10, we’ll be at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort in Stowe, Vermont.
A big thank you to our new Program Chair, Sharon O’Neill for researching venues and making all the arrangements.
Many asked why we weren’t returning to the Sunset Ballroom in South Burlington — the reason is they upped their prices too much. It would have been $6000 just for the meeting room, no coffee, no lunch – and no matter how many people signed up.
The arrangements at Lake Morey and Stoweflake were much better.
* In the next few weeks we will be switched over from using PayPal to using Wild Apricot’s secure payment system. This will allow you to pay online for events without leaving the site, It will look a little different, but it will be a secure way to use your credit card to pay online. You will not be able to use a PayPal account when the system switches over. Offline payment by check is still possible and directions are provided for where to send your check.
About 50 of us met April 27, 2019 at the Capital City Grange in Berlin, VT, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Our presenter, Kathy Giroux, is a fiber artist who specializes in needle felting. Kathy gave a brief history of needle felting, and then focused on the process using many examples of how she uses needle felting in her art. We got a good overview of what Kathy means when she says, “I paint with fiber.”
We had two vendors for the spring hook-in in Barre/Montpelier:
- Mary Lee O’Conner – Hooked in the Mountains Wool
- Stephanie Krauss – Green Mountain Hooked Rugs
The newsletter went out this week with a list of Local Hook ins. We did indeed scare up another that hasn’t been on our website:
Green Mountain Hooked Rugs, Montpelier, VT:
First Saturday of the month, October to June 1:00-5:00.
Free and open to all. Tea, coffee & snacks. For more information, contact Stephanie Allen-Krauss, 802-223-1333
Please send any additions / corrections to email@example.com and she’ll get them in the calendar, and in this update.
Emails went out today to members with the link to the February 2019 Newsletter.
Members can access the February 2019 Newsletter here along with past newsletters.
We are very sorry to announce that there will not be a hook in at Tinmouth this year.
We will announce other guild event dates for 2019 soon.
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The juror was Katie Kirschoff, a curator at the Shelburne Museum.
Marty Liptak – “Nevertheless She Persisted”
Kathy O’Donnell – “Sweeny’s Hardware” (both Jurors and Viewer’s awards)
Viewer’s Choice Awards:
Barb Ackemann – “Eleanor”
Sandy Ducharme – “Snow Leopard”
Sue Gault – “Cross Words”
Suzanne Girouard – “Asparagus Spring”
Gail Lapierre – “Domestic Zoo”
Amy Lindsay – “Graba’s on Vail Pass Bike Trail”
Trisha Miller – “Winter Roost”
Kathy O’Donnell – “Sweeny’s Hardware” (both Jurors and Viewer’s awards)
Ed O’Keeffe – “Graffiti II”
Dayle Wheeler-Young – “Ruler of the Roost”
Putting on the show is a labor of love — but it costs money, too! Click to make an Online Donation. GMRHG is a non-profit 501c3 organization.
Jennifer Davey remembered and then found the video made at the show in 2011. See it here!
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February 10th, 2018
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I’m sure there are wonderful Sunsets to be viewed from this room, but for us the Sunlit Ballroom would be a better name!
From Kris McDermet:
The Hook In last weekend was wonderful and fun and colorful with beautiful views and vendors and friends. What could be better! Thank you for all of your work and organization, Jane and Gail especially, and to the board for making it such a nice time.
The space for the Hook In was great – with good lighting for all – except when we wished we could have darkness for our presenters’ slide shows!
Barbara Lukas won the table, designed and hooked by Patty Yoder.
The Shelburne Museum currently has an exhibiton of Patty Yoder’s work at the Pizzagalli Art and Education Building. Many of you knew Patty, but many new hookers may not know about her. She was one of our guild Presidents and very instrumental in bringing the Hooked in the Mountain Show to the Shelburne Museum. She is much missed.
Here is what the museum says about Patty’s work “Bringing together the artist’s first and last works alongside preparatory sketches and other ephemera, Hooked on Patty Yoder surveys the 13 -year career of American rug hooker Patty Yoder (1943-2005). Best known for her beguiling Alphabet of Sheep (2003), Yoder conceived of her designs as “paintings with wool to be hung and enjoyed as art.” Exacting attention to color, composition, and technique, paired with Patty’s penchant for high visual standards and whimsical designs, truly sets her work as a new standard within the field of American textile arts.”
Museum admission is $10. The show opened September 30 and comes down January 21. Many guild members took advantage of being close by and fit in a trip to the museum while in the area for the Hook In. If you couldn’t make it, there is still time!
The following rug hooking artists made the 8 rectangles and many thanks to them for creating such imaginative designs. They donated their pieces to the guild several years ago. The 8 rectangles had been part of the Circus Train Exhibit at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, VT.
Anne Marie Littenberg
Judith Osler Phillips
Each rectangle has been surrounded with braid, then joined together with a hooked border on the top and bottom and finished off with 2-3 more rows of braid.
The overall size is approximately 3 feet 10 inches by 6 feet 11 inches.
UPDATE: Joanne Heidkamp recently got in touch. She wrote:
I am the person who won the Circus Train hooked rug at the Rug Show last year.
It was too big to display properly in my little ranch house, so I reached out through some friends, and eventually donated it to the Cobleigh Library in Lyndonville. They have it displayed on the wall in their Children’s Room
If anyone in the Guild has time, it would be neat if someone could contact the Library and give them background on the people who hooked the various squares, and maybe some basics on caring for a hooked rug. And of course if you have members over in that area, they might enjoy visiting the rug on display.
Their webpage is http://cobleighlibrary.org/main/
It is nice to know that many people will have the chance to see and enjoy the rug. We’ll be providing the library a copy of the book that was made about the Circus Train Exhibit at the Shelburne Museum. The eight panels in this rug were part of that exhibit several years ago.
Hundreds of rugs and 3-D fiber art pieces were on display at the XVIII Hooked in the Mountains Rug Show and Fiber Arts Exhibition. After all the votes were counted, the following winners for Viewer’s Choice were announced (in no particular order). Continue Reading