Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Visiting the Quiet Corner of Connecticut

Quiet Corner Rug Show at the Woodstock Fairgrounds

I'm pleased to say that Barb and I had a successful show on Saturday. The Quiet Corner ATHA guild, in the northeast corner of Connecticut, is a most welcoming and wonderful bunch of rug hookers. Thanks to Heather, Bob, Kevin, and all the members of the guild for helping us unload, set up, and knock down.

Rug shows are not simply a place for us sell stuff -- they are where we visit with old friends and new. It is such a treat to meet people who read our blogs and view our work on etsy or on the web shows we participate in. Naomi, our compatriot from PRHG (Primitive Rug Hookers group on eBay) stopped by for a visit, as did Judy and Susan from my guild here on Long Island, the Peconic Ruggers, and Barbara from LIGRA, the other Long Island rug guild. Barb's rug hooking pals came, too: Mary, Carol, Kathy and Stephanie. Stephanie just completed her first rug, which I'm honored to say is my pattern, One Fish, Two Fish. It is a thrill to see my patterns interpreted by someone else. Stephanie did a fabulous job. She's going to hook my mermaid pattern next, which, at 26 x 48 inches is no small feat for a beginning rug maker.

One Fish, Two Fish, hooked by Stephanie Kinsley Patterson

We also love reuniting with fellow vendors who travel the same circuit we do. We were lucky enough to be right next to Nancy Jewett of Fluff and Peachy Bean Designs from Vermont.

Jane Griswold and Nancy Jewett of Fluff and Peachy Bean Designs

Rosalie and her husband Don from Amityville General Store drove up from Long Island. Rosalie carries a great selection of Woolrich wool and those hard-to-find white enamel pots we love to use for dyeing.

Amityville General Store

The Quiet Corner guild hooked a lovely rug to raffle . . . I really wanted to win this, but no such luck! Here it is with guild member Nancy Zeuse, who I met years ago at the ATHA Region 1 Rug School:

And here are a few photos of our booth. Barb always make us look great! This was the first time we used the grid walls that Jen of Mojo's Place kindly gave to me. (Hi, Jen! Many thanks! Hope you are feeling better!)

Our next show is closer to home: the LIGRA show on Saturday, September 26 at the Presbyterian Church of Sweet Hollow in Melville, New York. Hope we see you there!

1 comment:

Lana said...

Glad to hear you had a good show!
Now where are the pics of you and Barb???