It takes Katie and me about 5-6 hours to drive to Eugene. I have been attending for 12 years now and we still sometimes take the wrong exit. Go figure. I am the director and I like to have a theme each year and this year it was Super Hooker. I did come up with several outfits to enhance my presentations each morning. We gather together to challenge ourselves, learn new techniques and reinforce the skills we already posses. We also have the challenge to keep it interesing and to keep up with what is current in rug hooking with patterns and assignments. It is a wonderful group of ladies who gather in Eugene each year and massive amounts of talent.
These are the classes I took this year.
Water and weather: Taught by Joyce Jordan
This is a smaller version of a rug taught by Beryl Jenkins
I took a fingering class from Carol Fegles: Results were:
The rug show was great and I have lots of photos. These are two projects which were popular because so many came back this year.
Other rugs I saw at the show:
Suzan Ferrans taught this again but redid the rug. I love both versions but this one really caught my eye.
This one was taught in the Textured Geometrics by Kathy Stephens who took a geologicalapproach to the hooking. Very interesting having the heights on the rug.
Polly cCark passed away this year and this is one I taught last year. She was a wonderful person and rug hooker and will be missed by me so much. She always had a kind word for everyone and I loved her unique color choices. We had a little display of her rugs in the show.
A class taught on how to hook black. This person (?) got the lesson.
A new pattern which Suzi Jones did in a short time when she received it from North Central/
Susan Kleidon's rug ended up on the cover of the workshop report. love the embellishments and the basket.
Our dining experience at the dining hall up the street from the dorm hall we stay in. They also have Japanese sushi plates available as well as local ice cream. Yum