Sunday, December 29, 2019

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Gloria Vanderbilt's Hutchinson Rugs...

Have you seen the 2016 - HBO documentary: Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper? At about 19 minutes info the film, Gloria recites a poem she wrote & there are 2 shots of hooked rugs in her Southampton, New York home. One of those rugs was "The Childrens Party" attributed to James & Mercedes Hutchinson.

You can view the documentary on Amazon or:  Here is a snippet with the rugs...

See more Hutchinson rugs at this year's "Antique Hooked Rugs" Exhibit at Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio, August 14-17, 2019. These Hutchinson rugs were not exhibited in the 2016 Hutchinson Exhibit. For more info on this exhibit:

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Original Magdalena Hooked Rug Donated to Historical Society of Perry County!

Deb Smith (editor of Rug Hooking Magazine) with Ellen Jacobs (Great-Granddaughter of Magdalena Briner Eby & Ellen's son Gregg Jacobs)

In April, 2019.... The Historical Society of Perry County (PA) received a generous donation from the descendants of Magdalena Briner Eby. The donation was an original rug hooked by Magdalena. The rug is known as the "Great-Granddaughter's Rug", a title given to the rug in the book: Rug Hooking Traditions with Magdalena Briner Eby, in reference to it's owner at that time, see page 41.

This same rug was the highlight of the Feature Exhibit at Rug Hooking Week 2011 at Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio. It was also the inspiration for the 1st Trail Rug on the National Quilt Trail, located at the Tuscarora State Forest, Perry County, PA. More about the Trail Rug in future posts.

In the photo, left to right, Debra Smith, Editor of Rug Hooking Magazine (also a Perry County, PA resident & member of the Magdalena Rug Hookers), Ellen Jacobs (Magdalena's Great-Granddaughter), and Gregg Jacobs (Magdalena's Great-Great-Grandson). The rug was donated by the Jacobs family.

What a wonderful & generous gift!

The rug will be on display soon in Perry County & also during the Perry County Bicentennial in 2020. The locations will be announced in future posts.

For more information on this donation:

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Winter Special - January 2019 - $5.00 off

Facebook - 2019 dates

Today our Facebook Page was updated with 2019 events & workshops...with more to come. We hope to see you while we're on the road this year.

If your group (large or small) would like a presentation, exhibit, or workshop focused on: Magdalena Briner Eby, Patty Yoder, Esther Knipe, or James & Mercedes sure to Contact Us & we will be happy to add you to our schedule.

Wishing You & Yours a... 
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