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KEEPING THE PAST ALIVE GALLERY (L)

 

 

 

Image- Lee's Wedding Ring by Weslee Hursh

Lee’s Wedding Ring (24 x 76)

Hooked by Weslee Hursh

Hooked by Weslee Hursh of Brownsville, Pennsylvania. Is this wonderful? Note the way the background echos the wedding ring motif.

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Image- Lee's Wedding Ring by Crystal Brown

Lee’s Wedding Ring (24 x 76)

Hooked by Crystal Brown

Wow Crystal! As Emma Lou used to say “Less is More” and that absolutely says it all.

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Image- Lee's Wedding Ring by Dee Casper

Lee’s Wedding Ring (24 x 76)

Hooked by Dee Casper

Hooked by Dee Casper of Export, Pennsylvania. Just a wonderful geometric. Think of the different color combinations you can use in this rug. The use of the dark rust background makes the blue sort of settle into the rug. My thanks to H Childs for giving me his grandmother’s old rug.

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Image- Lee's Wedding Ring by Karen Jones

Lee’s Wedding Ring (24 x 76)

Hooked by Karen Jones

Karen Jones of East Berlin, Pennsylvania, hooked this Lee’s Wedding Ring. I LOVE this rug! The colors are so soft and cozy. The added spark of yellow is wonderful. Karen worked on this rug with Carole Mayer of East Berlin, Pennsylvania, a wonderful lady and teacher. They are a great team.

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Mercedes Hnizdo

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Mercedes Hnizdo

Hooked by Mercedes Hnizdo, New Hope, New Jersey. She hooked this in a class with Jayne Hester. Both of these gals did a great job of teaching and hooking a fun rug. I love the neutral cats.

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Jayne Hester

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Jayne Hester

The original of this delightful rug is owned by Barb and was hooked about 1885 using all dress silks. I am pleased to offer this pattern so that we can all continue to “Keep the Past Alive.” My wonderful friend Jayne Hester, Kinderhook, New York, hooked the rug on the left and presented to me as a gift. I love her old looking cats and flowers. Just plain fun, and primitive.

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Annette Allessio

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Annette Allessio

Annette Allessio, Fairmont, West Virginia, hooked this Ligonier Duo. The color play in her background is wonderful. I love the way she warmed up the background with the rusts.

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Barb Daniels

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Barb Daniels

This Ligonier Duo was hooked by Barb Daniels of Sugarland, Texas. Her soft background which sort of melts into her border is just super. The way the cats “muddle” helps age the rug.

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Becky Chapman

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Becky Chapman

Becky Chapman hooked this Ligonier Duo. Definitely a FUN rug. The joy of the gold background is wonderful as is the border. Very neat.

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Betty Bennett

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Betty Bennett

Betty Bennett of Ligonier, Pennsylvania, hooked this rug. Betty’s cats are wonderful as is her rug. Note the wonderful “hit n miss” in her border. Betty is the QUEEN of “hit n miss.”

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Beverly Cole

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Beverly Cole

Beverly Cole of Centerville, Ohio, hooked this Ligonier Duo. Bev’s background is super. Ages the whole rug. Her border is GREAT. Sort of like a grain painted frame.

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Bonnie Smith

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Bonnie Smith

Hooked by Bonnie Smith of Frostburg, Maryland. Old and soft cats with a soft border is just super. Especially with the wonderful dark background.

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Carol Daugherty

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Carol Daugherty

This Ligonier Duo was hooked by Carol Daugherty, South Bend, Indiana. Just super cats! Hooray! The background is wonderful. Thanks, Carol.

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Char Marquart

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Char Marquart

This Ligonier Duo was hooked by Char Marquart of Tyler, Texas. What a wonderful combination of colors. Char’s rug looks old, rich and worn. Very wonderful.

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Diane Denmead

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Diane Denmead

Diane Denmead,Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, also a wonderful friend, hooked this rug. The colors are very soft and old. Her gold posies highlight this rug and keep it cheery.

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Dixie Coyle

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Dixie Coyle

Dixie Coyle, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, hooked this rug. I absolutely love the way she hooked the cats. Also the flowers are fun. The border is a great place to use your leftover wools. This gives the rug a great old look.

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Ellie Beck

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Ellie Beck

So old and soft. The placement of Ellie’s wools is perfect – and love the personality of the cats. The soft reds playing through the rug is super and love the toes on the cats.

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Gail Soltar

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Gail Soltar

Gail Soltar of Mentor, Ohio, hooked this rug. Her simple color play is super. Very soft and warm.

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Gail Tuller

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Gail Tuller

Hooked by Gail Tuller of Novi, Michigan. Fun, fun, fun! The cats, background and border wools are just super. Love the center flower.

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Grace Hostetler

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Grace Hostetler

Grace Hostetler of New Salem, Pennsylvania, hooked this rug. Grace hooked this for a friend and these are her friend’s cats. The gold cat on the left was balanced by the use of the gold in the border on the right and the gold flower in the middle. Big fun.

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Joan Sample

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Joan Sample

Joan Sample, Seattle, Washington, hooked this Ligonier Duo. Her multiple color backgrounds and different cats play off of each other. Great colors, great border and a really great lady. Thanks, Joan.

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Joanne Henderson

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Joanne Henderson

Joanne Henderson of Upperco, Maryland, hooked this Ligonier Duo. Love, love, love Joanne’s cats. The simplicity of the flowers against the neat blue background is super.

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Johnna Perdue

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Johnna Perdue

This rug was hooked by Johnna Perdue, Grain Valley, Missouri. Johnna has done a super job of trying to duplicate my old rug. The light areas under her cats are very neat.

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Judy Collins

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Judy Collins

This Ligonier Duo was hooked by Judy Collins of Flint, Texas, during a mini workshop at the Woolley Fox. The color of her cats is wonderful and the small plaid separating the border and the middle of the rug is big time fun!

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Julie Bohl

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Julie Bohl

Julie Bohl of Bettendorf, Iowa, hooked this Ligonier Duo. This rug is absolutely perfect to use any color palette. Also fun to change the border some too. The wool Julie used for her border is a super plaid with the old golds, greys and off whites. Looks like it has been walked on for many years.

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Kelley Belfast

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Kelley Belfast

Kelly Belfast of Columbiana, Ohio, hooked this wonderful Ligonier Duo. This is a super example of “less is more,” to quote Emma Lou. Just a great rug.

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Libby Moss

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Libby Moss

Hooked by Libby Moss, with “Amy Cat” on her proper spot! Libby’s border is fun and her teal background is super. We all love Amy Cat.

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Lois Lee

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Lois Lee

Lois Lee Ewing, Kerrville, Texas, hooked this delightful Ligonier Duo. I absolutely LOVE the red toes!

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Marion Brown

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Marion Brown

Marion Brown, Brunswick, Me hooked this wonderful rug, at the Kinderhook Winter Camp. Fun place to be.The dark cats are wonderful on this background and the color of the flowers are fanciful and fun.

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Marsha Moyer-Payne

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Marsha Moyer-Payne

Hooked by Marsha Moyer-Payne of Medford, New Jersey. Happy, primitive with patches of fun all the way through it. Love her odd spots in the cats. Marsha has hooked this with a great deal of freedom.

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Mary Magnuson

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Mary Magnuson

Mary Magnuson of Stillwater, Minnesota, hooked this Ligonier Duo. Nubby fun cats. No patches in the border of this rug – the simplicity of the colors seemed to call for that. The inner border casts a wonderful “glow” while the dark area in the border frames in the cats. Great rug!

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Meg Walters

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Meg Walters

Meg Walters, Malvern, Ohio, hooked this delightful Ligonier Duo. I love everything about this rug. The patches in the cats are neat and the odd petal in the center flower is big fun.

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Pat Cross

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Pat Cross

Pat Cross, Charlottesville, Virginia, hooked this rug. The dark cat and light cat are super. Looks very old. Also notice the way she highlighted the darker cat with some light just to bring it forward from the dark background. Very much like the old rugs.

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Rita Ozment

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Rita Ozment

Rita Ozment hooked this Ligonier Duo. This is one of Rita’s favorite rugs. Looking old and worn – her color choices and perfect.

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Sondra Ives

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Sondra Ives

Sondra Ives of Bellaire, Texas, hooked this Duo. These are Sondra’s “girls.” She hooked this while at the Star of Texas Rug Camp. A great time we all had!

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Susan Harris

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by  Susan Harris

Hooked by Susan Harris of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Her soft old colors are just wonderful. The square of purple between the cats just makes the rug. Thanks, Susan.

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Image- Ligonier Duo by Thirza Youker

Ligonier Duo (19 x 30, 29 x 43)

Hooked by Thirza Youker

This Ligonier Duo was hooked by Thirza Youker, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Thirza’s cats are super. I love the play of the softness of this rug.

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Image- Lollipop Runner by Dixie Coyle

Lollipop Runner (30 x 59)

Hooked by Dixie Coyle

Hooked by Dixie Coyle of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Absolutely fabulous. Dixie’s rug is really monochromatic and a feast for the eyes.

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Image- Lollipop Runner by Bonnie Waltz

Lollipop Runner (30 x 59)

Hooked by Bonnie Waltz

Bonnie Waltz of West Chester, Pennsylvania, hooked this Lollipop Runner. Bonnie hooked this for her husband, and so the colors are ones he enjoys. I love the happiness of this rug. The spark in the middle invites you to “spread your eyes around the rug to visit it all.” The reds add more fun and smiles. Bonnie is a smile too!

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Image- Lollipop Runner by Carol Daugherty

Lollipop Runner (30 x 59)

Hooked by Carol Daugherty

Hooked by Carol Daugherty, South Bend, Indiana. A wonderful old and soft pattern. Very much a “cozy and warm” rug. Thanks, Carol.

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Image- Lollipop Runner by Karen Krebsbach

Lollipop Runner (30 x 59)

Hooked by Karen Krebsbach

Hooked by Karen Krebsbach of Lincoln, Nebraska. Karen’s play of the darks in the center and then to the outside of the rug really set the middle motif. Love the way she graduated the browns/creams in her rug.

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Image- Lollipop Runner by Victoria Rudolph

Lollipop Runner (30 x 59)

Hooked by Victoria Rudolph

Hooked by Victoria Rudolph of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. A super balance of color – the gold keeps the rug cheerful and fun.

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Image- Love by Amy Burke

Love (36 x 32)

Hooked by Amy Burke

I did work with Amy on this rug and we truly built it as we went along. The layering of the background is wonderful and the motifs are soft, interesting and hold together with the crazy background. Very neat Amy.

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Image- Love by Susan Morin

Love (36 x 32)

Hooked by Susan Morin

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Image- Lucinda's Quilt by Linda Malarney

Lucinda’s Quilt (25 x 69)

Hooked by Linda Malarney

Linda Malarney of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, hooked this Lucinda’s Quilt. Featured in Celebrations XIX. One of my favorites – “aren’t they all?” – Love the stone wall at the bottom of the big house and the stone walk on the small house. A great rug to use your left over wiggles.

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Image- Lucinda's Quilt by Bryan Hancock

Lucinda’s Quilt (25 x 69)

Hooked by Bryan Hancock

Bryan Hancock, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, hooked this Lucinda’s Quilt. Her medium background makes the rug look very old. I absolutely love the fence.

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Image- Lucinda's Quilt by Cookie Soisson

Lucinda’s Quilt (25 x 69)

Hooked by Cookie Soisson

This wonderful rug started life as a quilt. It is a portion of a Reconciliation Quilt that was completed by Lucinda Ward Honstain in 1867. A great quilt and now a great rug. Cookie Soisson, Ligonier, Pennsylvania, had a great time hooking this rug on the left. And we all love it.

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Image- Lucinda's Quilt by Dorothy Delayne

Lucinda’s Quilt (25 x 69)

Hooked by Dorothy Delayne

Dorothy Delayne hooked this Lucinda’s Quilt with me at Star of Texas Fredericksburg. A delightful play of colors and fun. The teal shutters on the red house is neat. A great combination.

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Image- Lucinda's Quilt by Joyce Rickenbach

Lucinda’s Quilt (25 x 69)

Hooked by Joyce Rickenbach

A great rug with so much fun and whimsy, it’s hard to know where to smile first. A great rug to use lots of your “wiggles” and to play with your left over wools.

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Image- Lucinda's Quilt by Judy Kelius

Lucinda’s Quilt (25 x 69)

Hooked by Judy Kelius

Hooked by Judy Kelius of Denver, Pennsylvania. I love the way Judy hooked the two stories in the border of this rug, her’s and Lucinda’s. The dark rich background is absolutely wonderful and her trees complement the wonderful red house while the white fence and trim sort of “spark” the rug.

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Image- Lucinda's Quilt by Leslie Gorbey

Lucinda’s Quilt (25 x 69)

Hooked by Leslie Gorbey

Hooked by Leslie Gorbey of Quarryville, Pennsylvania. An absolute charming rug. The flow of red in Leslie’s rug is super. Very soft and gentle. Her greens compliment the reds to help create this effect.

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