Katie has been teaching rug hooking for 10 years and has been the co-director of the Star of Texas Rug Hooking Camp for six years.
She has been honored and received numerous awards for rug hooking during this time, including:
Commercial Design Winner – “Celebration of Hand Hooked Rugs” presented by Rug Hooking Magazine (2006)
People’s Choice Primitive Award – Sauder Village (2007)
Judge for “Celebration of Hand Hooked Rugs” (2013)
Judge, Creative Arts, Texas State Fair (2014)
Seated: Katie Hartner (L)
Barb Carroll, founder of Woolley Fox (R)
Standing: Nancy Hurliman, Katie’s mom
“I was first exposed to rug hooking in Missouri while on vacation when I wandered into a small rug hooking shop.
I immediately fell in love with the craft!
I purchased some books, some wool strips, a piece of burlap and began taking classes.
And as anyone who loves rug hooking knows… the rest is history!”