Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Victory Mills

Although Barb and I took a rather circuitous route to the rug show in Victory Mills, we finally made it! We were warmly greeted by Dick Labarge and George Kahnle who remembered us from their Dye and Design class at the Shelburne Museum about 5 years ago!

The show was in the Victory Mills Community Center, a nice, old brick building newly refurbished. One of the show's honorees, Milly Shaw, told us about going to school in the building many years ago. When she graduated from the lower grades to the upper, she moved across the room . . . Here are Dick and Milly chatting.

Here is one of Milly's beautiful rugs.

Dick and George each have a distinctive style. George's patterns have a whimsical flair that is always recognizable, and Dick's colors are like nobody eles's. You can see their influence in their student's rugs as well. Here's a selection for you to drool over. . . .

This is one of George's patterns. I love the way the hooker used the color of patinaed copper for the deer.

Dick told us this rug had been accepted into Rug Hooking Magazine's Celebrations.

This is Dick's Pineapple rug. Barb wanted to take it home with her. . .

This was my favorite rug. . . It is very subdued and exquisitely hooked.


Lana said...

It looks like a very fun trip Sarah & Barb! Did Barb get the rug??? Maybe her favorite sister could hook one for her for a gift?!

susanB said...

On the road with Sarah and Barb! Thanks for all the lovely rug pics! (Two fish rug- 4 stars!)

Bluejean Primitives said...

Lucky Girls! That's a rug hooking heaven! Did you purchase the pillow with Cairo on it? lol.... Doesn't it look just like your Dog Sarah?

Thanks for sharing these!!!!
Jean :)

Doreen said...

Beautiful pictures Sarah....look like you and barb had a wonderful time :)

Thanks for sharing

QuiltingFitzy said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures, I will never get enough!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Love these! The deer and the birds in the trees are my favorites.

Lorraine said...

I'm so glad you gals had a great time!! Thanks for sharing those wonderful works of art!!:o)

Anonymous said...

Wow, what awesome wares!!! How much fun you must have had!!! Hugs, Mo

Rachael Kinnison said...

You guys have TOO much fun! I LOVE Millys Rug with the little birdies!!! GEEEZE it looks like its hooked with a 5 or smaller strip! i could NEVER do that! I want I want I want!

Bernice said...

Hello, I was surfing the blogs and came across your very artful and colorful hand made rugs and fell in love with them.
Do you sell them to Michigan? If you have a catalog of your rugs that are available with a price list I would love to see one.

I buy only artists items for my own collections. I am an artist also but not of textiles.

I am thrilled to have found your blog and will come back and visit often.
Kindest Regards
Bernice Wagnitz