Sunday, September 28, 2008

....and more of Sandra's work. On the left, a Deb Carr design, and on the right, one of Deanne Fitzpatrick's [which, if you have a little time and want to see more of, visit]. Deanne has a unique style and her rugs are inspiring!


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Thanks for stopping by!

Thank you to the people who took the time to visit our Two Countries One Bay Art Studio tour stop at Kingsbrae Garden over the weekend. The two days spent rughooking, along with Ray Peterson and her beautiful quilted creations, were a pleasure. We greeted about 65 people on Saturday and 50 or so, on Sunday.

The weather was lovely and the hours flew by. There were about 60 artists around the Passamaquoddy Bay, in Maine and New Brunswick, doing demos and displaying their wares. Some sales were made, many thoughtful questions were answered and hopefully our visitors enjoyed it as much as we did.

Door prizes were given to Betty Tucker and Nancy Carson.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

We're back on track for Wednesday nights

Things have been resolved at the Church of St Andrew parish hall; the other group kindly moved to Tuesday nights, so Quoddy Loopers will continue to meet on Wednesday nights as usual. Come on over to 'our house'! Visitors are always welcome.

Here's another of Sandra Lewis' mats - a Patti Armstrong design. Sandra has fun with her rughooking and lively colours, as you can see. Cute kitty! Bottom left flowers are done in proddy, a 3-D effect, and the whole is done in #4 cut wool on linen.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Change of Quoddy Loopers' meeting night

Change of nights for Quoddy Loopers:

From September 24 to November 5th, the Church of St Andrew parish hall is booked for a church group. So, we will meet on Thursday night for those 7 weeks, still at 6:30 to 8:30.

Here's another view of a winter covered bridge, this time by Sandra Lewis [commercial design, designer unknown]. Sandra works in 4 cut on linen and binds traditionally with wool yarn.

Here's an update on Sandra's St Andrews Water Street mat in progress. It is to be one of a series designed by her sister, Heather Lewis, depicting the shops & historic buildings along the main business district of our little seaside town.

Friday, September 5, 2008

2nd annual hurricane hook-in

On November 1st, 2008, the Quoddy Loopers will hold our second annual hook-in, 9:30am to 4pm, in the Catholic Church of St Andrew in the town of St Andrews, New Brunswick. All are invited to attend, but we hope not to actually have hurricane weather that weekend. Last year, the weather was wild and woolly, somewhat appropriate for all us wool addicts. It did keep some people at home, unfortunately, so they missed the day of fun, a great lunch put on by the ladies' guild, prizes and a chance to purchase [or be lucky enough to win] some of Sande Gunning's River Gallery goodies.

PLEASE, if you are planning to come to our hook-in, let us know so we can be sure not to run out of FOOD!! thanks.

All rughookers are welcome, the newbies, the experienced and all those seriously 'hooked' on this great art form. Our group has recently added four new members, so it's growing in variety and colours, just like our ever-stretching stashes of yummy wools and yarns.

It's terrific to see everyone's work, so don't forget to bring some show-and-tell, if you have it.

Here is Louise McGrattan's charming covered bridge with birch trees, in winter. She is a relatively new rughooker, and is doing a great job.

This is another name mat — this time for the cherished adopted daughter of friends, with her 'Canadian' name, her Chinese name and some flowers for fun. Sadie will soon be three and is bright, lively, curious and indomitable. A tiny enchanting force of nature.