Monday, June 30, 2014

Sandra Lewis' halloween rug.

Finished May 21, 2014
It’s called Hallowe’en and the designer is Bonnie Nelson. Measures 20 ½” X 24

I have admired this cheerful little guy all the while Sandra was working on him and I am happy to see him finished and ready to hang around. Sandra dyes her own blues for her rugs and they make whatever she is working on stand out. Great job, Sandra.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

New Brunswick Covered Bridge Project

The New Brunswick Rug Hookers have been very interested and supportive of the Hooked Rug Museum of North America in Nova Scotia and have been willing to hook and donate rugs. These wonderful people have hooked on group rugs and individual rugs.  As is very apparent by the piece linked below they are very proud to have their mats displayed.

New Brunswick rug hookers are on the Saint John Community TV, just click the link below to view.
This is the local Bell Aliant " Studio Art Show" that features the New Brunswick Covered Bridge Exhibit, hanging in the Hooked Rug Museum of North America. (Erin)

Friday, June 27, 2014

New Brunswick Covered Bridge Project

Several members answered the call by Pat Neill to hook rugs depicting New Brunswick Covered Bridges. Some hooked bridges from their local area and others hooked bridges that represented something to them.
The rugs have been donated to the Rug Hooking Museum of North America in Nova Scotia.
Canal Bridge is located on the St. George end of the Quoddy Loop.  This is the bridge hooked by the Quoddy Loopers Group.  The Canal Bridge suffered some damage in the last year or so and we are happy to say that it has been repaired and is still a treat to drive through.

Sandra Lewis chose the McGuire Bridge that is located in  Elmsville.  It is located in a northern direction from St. Andrews as is the Digdequash McCann Bridge hooked by Maureen McIlwan.  Both of these bridges span the Digdequash River and are still standing.

I chose to hook the Linton Stream Bridge which is located in Bonny River.  As I child I spent time at my Aunt and Uncle's house which was located right beside the bridge.
As a child my Mother earned money in the winter by shoveling snow into the bridge so the sleighs could travel through.  Sadly this bridge has been gone for a long time.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

2014 Helen Grace Mowat & Cottage Craft Celebration

     The Quoddy Loopers group hooked the rug, " Cottage Craft Shop", (above) to donate to the Ross Memorial Museum for their special show honouring Helen Grace Mowat and the Making of the Cottage Craft 9014 - 2014.  

     Helen Mowat started the Cottage Craft to give the rural women of Charlotte County, New Brunswick an opportunity to earn an income from their craft - knitting, weaving and rug hooking.

The Ross Memorial Museum
The Ross Memorial Museum is a personal decorative arts collection displayed in a fine early 19th-century house in the National Historic District of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada. Wikipedia

Address: 188 Montague St, St Andrews, NB

Raffle Tickets for the donated Cottage Craft Shop rug are on sale now.
Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00.

Raffle will be held in October 2014.