Monday, 6 May 2013

The Inaugural Meeting of The Victorian Rug Makers

Chris Noorbergen and Joy Marshall's rugs

The inaugural meeting of the ‘First Saturday Ruggers’  group (name still to be decided on) met on Saturday, 4th May 2013, hosted by Joy Marshall at her home in Lilydale, Victoria , Australia.  Lots of getting to know one another as well as seeing wonderful rugs and works in progress.  Morning tea, and a luncheon spread (including Miriam’s scones brought by Chris and some gorgeous soups supplied by Joy) to rival any  well established group. An enjoyable day was had by all with lots of plans for the further  promotion of our  rug hooking art/craft group.
The next gathering will be at Anne Schafer’s home in Warrandyte, Victoria on Saturday 1st June. Please email us if you're interested. Everyone's welcome, from the experienced, to beginners or the curious.

'Bideford Parsonage'  by Joy Marshall
 Sadie is our littlest crafter (6 years old).
Chris hard at work
Some vintage rugs owned by one of the girls.
Joy's beautiful rugs were a wonder to behold.
top left "Ode to Anne'; top right "Hope at Peggy's Cove" and "Brighton Beach Boxes"

Pop into Gene Shepherd's blog for a bit more on the day.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks again for a wonderful day everyone. I hope that you have been inspired to create more wonderful rugs and share this art form with many others. Joy