Posted by: laurawp | October 20, 2013

Snippets of the ATHA Biennial in Long Beach 2013

Thursday morning view from our room

Thursday morning view from our room

Our room was on the main floor… we didn’t have to wait for the elevator; we just walked on down the hall. We enjoyed our view of the lagoon; watching the wind change the surface of the water and the reflections. It was still at the beginning of the day and then we were busy for the rest of the day!

Geometric with Background by Betty Weigle

Geometric with Background by Betty Weigle

It was wonderful to get the call for more rugs! This lovely geometric is from Gene Shepherd’s mentor; Betty Weigle.

Laura Pierce with Emma Webber's 'Shou in White'

Laura Pierce with Emma Webber’s ‘Shou in White’

I knew i could bring a few of my mother’s rugs… and surprise people.

Jeanine Hillman & Nancy Bailey enjoy the Rug Show!

Jeanine Hillman & Nancy Bailey enjoy the Rug Show!

We had several Wine Country Rug Hookers come down to Long Beach for the Biennial! Here, Jeanine and Nancy were pausing to appreciate the patriotic rugs in red, white, blue and neutrals… especially the American Eagle!

Brigitta Phy with friends; Susan Kleidon on the left and Wendy Brannan on the right

Brigitta Phy with friends; Susan Kleidon on the left and Wendy Brannan on the right

Brigitta, our WCRH President and the ATHA Secretary, is joined by friends, Susan and Wendy, in the Jane Olson section; we had many rugs for this tribute to Jane!

1 of 9 panels showing Rugs designed by Jane Olson

1 of 9 panels showing Rugs designed by Jane Olson

Rug Hookers remembered Jane Olson by bringing their rugs of her design.  We filled 9 panels with a few more on the floor.
The exception is the little rug the Brigitta designed and hooked of the VW Bus that Jane drove to many rug camps and workshops before giving it to her grand-daughter, Brigitta! Other rugs from left to right: ‘Flowers’ hooked by Beryl Jenkins,  ‘Farewell’ hooked by Pat Karasick, ‘Seasonal Mat’ hooked by Bonnie Applebee; all three designed by Jane Olson.

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Responses

  1. Beautiful Rugs !
    Gorgeous pic of the water and blue sky. 😉
    Rose

    • Hi Rose,
      thanks for commenting particularly on my landscape photo… love those cloudy sunny skies… and reflections double the fun!

  2. Beautiful photos! Looks like it was a wonderful gathering. Have heard so many good time comments.

    • Hi Nancy,
      yes… it was big fun! guess you’ve heard form the Wool Poppies that were able to come to Long Beach. it was great to see all the rugs, meet up with friends, check out the vendors and attend classes. i’ve been attending workshops with Tanya Graham here is Sonoma County. next up is LRI rug camp… you know… more big fun!! then i’m looking forward to staying home and catching up.

  3. What a great snap shot of the Biennial’s events. I had a great view of the ferris wheel. Fun times.


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