Sunday, May 25, 2014

Maggie B in Atlanta



This week our rug hooking guild, Dogwood ATHA, was privileged to host Maggie Bonanomi for a 3 day workshop and as the speaker for our Spring Hook In. What a lovely, talented and humble lady. It was one of the most enjoyable classes I have ever taken.  Thank you Maggie!!

Following are photos from the last day of our class:

Nancy's rug......a Lib Calloway design called Holly House. This rug had the ugliest photo of the finished rug attached, but Nancy saw beyond that and is creating a beauty!

Deste chose Evergreen Basket, one of Maggie's patterns. I especially love the basket in this one.

Lots of people don't realize that Maggie once designed for Needl' Love. This design by Maggie is from one of those books. Sheri did her usual great job using a super wide cut and is all finished except background.

Kathie designed this beautifully soft design as a runner for her dining room table. Take a close look at her reverse hooked basket.....Wow!

Home Grown is a new design of Maggie's.....it had never been hooked. Vicki chose it because it reminded her of her newly planted garden.

Diane chose this design from one of Maggie's books.....it was originally a wool appliqué designs. She struggled finding the right colors to use with her interesting medium background, but I think she got it just right.

Paula, the queen of both quilted and hooked primitives is doing a terrific job on this pattern of Maggie's. I just adore the background that Maggie helped her choose. Below is a photo of the fabrics she used.


Don't you love the border of this Maggie design that Millie is hooking?

I can' true ember whose mat this is, but isn't it wonderful? And that little squiggly border of Maggie's adds so much.

Also can't remember who was doing this one, but those soft color choices just sing.

Wendy was doing a really nice job on this rug....I believe it is an Edyth O'Neill, but am not positive.

This is Georgia's rug....she called it the fried egg rug. The pattern is Maggie's first rug hooking pattern.

Finally, my rug, Maggie's penny rug. Though the design was simple, color planning was challenging, I am loving it!

There were a couple of rugs I failed to get photos of.... Darn!

Following are some of Maggie's diverse and lovely rugs utilizing that knack she has for instantly making them look worn and loved.






Most of our class.

Hope you enjoyed the show.

GRATITUDES:
Working with fiber.
Sharing that love of fiber with like minded souls. 
Friends that care about one another's sorrows, fears and joy......and pray.
Laughter.

Take Care,
 Jennie
















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