Posted by: laurawp | November 15, 2013

Final post of ATHA Biennial in Long Beach!

Just a few more photos and rugs from ATHA Biennial 2013 in Long Beach!

Bright fun rugs by Gene, Gail, Peggy and Judith...

Bright fun rugs by Gene, Gail, Peggy and Judith…

Here we have our bright rugs: from top left to bottom right; ‘Chevron Bench Mat’ by Gene Shepherd, ‘Candy Store’ by Gail Dufresne, ‘Color in Proddy’ by Peggy Johnson, ‘My Zen 1’ by Judith Rippstein, and ‘Gears’ by Gail Dufresne. a Riot of Colour!

Mermaids of several sorts

Mermaids of several sorts

We grouped the mermaids together: from left to right; ‘Jayne’ by Marcye Gough, below, ‘La Serina’ by Darlene Kincaid, ‘Blue Mermaid’ by Donna Hrkman, below, ‘Self Portrait Mermaids’ by Elizabeth Jayson, and ‘Mermaid Shell Collector’ by Elizabeth Jayson.

Barn Signs, design by Bea Brock, hooked by Julie Neumiller & California Tiles by Carla Fortney

Barn Signs, design by Bea Brock, hooked by Julie Neumiller & California Tiles by Carla Fortney

Julie and Carla’s rugs were complimentary in colour. Carla offered her rug to the live auction… it went for over $3000! Thank You Carla!!

Eastham Moors hooked by Jan Winter

Eastham Moors hooked by Jan Winter

It’s always fabulous to see Jan Winter’s rugs… she is such a colourist!

The latest Presidents, hooked by Nola Heidbreder

The latest Presidents, hooked by Nola Heidbreder

Wow! Nola Heidbreder hooked all the presidents in a day! No… 10 months!  still… quite an accomplishment… and with all the extra tidbits researched and included!

The first Presidents, hooked by Nola Heidbreder

The first Presidents, hooked by Nola Heidbreder

from the first Presidents to the latest… 44 in all!   The display took a whole row; all 5 panels!

Bonifacia Tovar & Charlotte Bell

Bonifacia Tovar & Charlotte Bell

It was an International Affair… Boni was there… and taught primitive hooking… without a frame that is. Charlotte was her guide and continues to help Las Rancheritas with sales of their rugs! It was great to meet them! Visit their website at The Rug Hook Project

Familia 100% Mexicana by Bonifacia Tovar

Familia 100% Mexicana by Bonifacia Tovar

Bonifacia puts her own story into many of her rugs… this is a proud statement of what rug hooking has done for her and her village of family and friends!

Virgin of Guadalupe by Bonifacia Tovar

Virgin of Guadalupe by Bonifacia Tovar

Finally, a sweet tribute to the Virgin of Guadalupe.

Thanks again to all who contributed to this great meeting of the Association of Tradtional Hooking Artists!

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