Posted by: laurawp | April 11, 2012

My Class at Rockaway Rug Camp!

Teaching at Rockaway was lots of fun! My class was full of interesting rug projects;  a rodeo, several portraits, leaves, a wiener dog, an abstract and pure whimsy… an interesting mix! 

Malynn Moorhead with her Gypsy

Malynn was happy to complete ‘Gypsy’ and move onto her next project; ‘Little 3 Padulas’.  Both are my patterns; it was great fun to see Malynn develop them… her way! 

Bonnie Pelczar hooked a portrait of her Mum with noodles!

Bonnie rose to the Noodle Challenge in regards to this beautiful portrait of her Mum. She bought TOD swatch noodles from the Camp Store. No Face wool to save the day… just values in cool and warm noodles. Yaye Bonnie!!

Kay Carmichael with her portrait and Abstract

Kay worked on her new project; a copy of an Abstract painting by her daugher. eventually, she pulled out her Portrait rug from the Fiber Jam and tweaked it a bit, finished hooking her hair and worked on her outfit. They’re both looking great!

Lis Wallace and her Rodeo story rug

Campers from the other classes were coming by to see Lis Wallace’s bucking cow; all feet in the air! This project was not only exciting; it was very educational!

Norman Quigley with his portrait of Nancy

It was great fun having Norman and Nancy in class!

Pat Horm with her Santa

what an honour to have Pat Horn in class. Her Santa is so happy and handsome, it was great fun working with Pat on this project.

Peg Kelly with her portrait of a friend

Peg is new to Rug Hooking and very talented. her rugs in the show were impressive and her portrait rug worked out very well!

Pat Rees and her trio of sweeties

Pat worked on a very fun story rug of her son and grand children all having Ice-creams! It is a challenging project and Pat has more hooking to do, but is well on her way!

Janice McCluskey and her Gardener rug

it was great fun working with Janice; she had a fun cartoonish rug designed by Bev Conway. Her gardener had hot pink finger nails and earings!

Trish Meador and her leaves

Trish and I worked on making her leaves interesting and shapely. With rich reds and a variety of greens, her rug has a joyful feel.

Robin Haruna with Red Wiener Dog

It was lots of fun having Robin in class; especially when she decided to hook this rug! We both have Wiener dogs!
Robin lives in the beautiful little town of Bandon, OR and has her own marvelous blog… see my listing.

Dorothy Hagan with her Mother's Caring Hands

Everyone was touched by Dorothy’s personnal rug; a tribute to her mother. Dorothy was my ‘little sister’ at Western Teachers’ Workshop, several years ago and we enjoyed getting caught up.

 Diane DuBray was also in my class, working on her beautiful portrait of her mother.  Alas… i have no photo to share.  Perhaps she’ll send me an update photo. All in all, it was a great week!  it’s a relaxed and gregarious Rug Camp, with a wonderful 3-day rug show!   I met lots of folks and enjoyed connecting up with all my friends from the Pacific Northwest!  I’ve been asked back to teach next year… March 24-29, 2013.  




  1. It was WONDERFUL to finally meet you and it was a really awesome class! I am so happy you will be back next year. Great pics!

    • Robin… YES! it was wonderful to meet and enjoy the week together!

  2. YES Laura, Your positive vibe comes right across the miles to me. As always, wish I could’a been there. Love, Donna

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