Magdalena Briner

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Magdalena Briner was born in 1839 in Perry County, Pennsylvania. She married Jacob Eby in 1855, had a daughter, Ellen, in 1857 and was widowed in 1858. She moved back with her family to raise her daughter. Ellen married Charles McKeehan in 1880. Magdalena moved into the McKeehan homestead to help raise Ellen’s four children and died there in 1915. Magdalena’s great-granddaughter remembers that there were hooked rugs throughout the house but that to her knowledge neither her mother nor Ellen ever hooked. So Magdalena hooked the rugs between caring for children, her elders, farm work, gardening and church concerns. Dealers have dated the rugs from 1870 to 1890.

Thankfully Evelyn Lawrence of Hallstead, Pennsylvania, has investigated the history of Magdalena and her rugs. If you would like further information on Magdalena email Evelyn at bluefoot@nep.net or if you have further information on Magdalena Briner and her rugs please get in touch with Evelyn.

1885 Horses (19x58 or 16x47) by Dee Ann Bartrug(1)

Dee Ann Bartrug, Garland, Texas, hooked two wonderful 1885 Horses. Two of my favorite techniques she used here are the Proddy for the flowers and the dates in the bodies of the horses on the right. Super, just super.

1885 Horses (19x58 or 16x47) by Dee Ann Bartrug(2)

Dee Ann Bartrug, Garland, Texas, hooked two wonderful 1885 Horses. Two of my favorite techniques she used here are the Proddy for the flowers and the dates in the bodies of the horses on the right. Super, just super.

1885 Horses (19x58 or 16x47) by Mary Magnuson

The balance of the reds in this rug is terrific. Also the use of the blues is perfect. Unexpected and just plain neat. Mary Magnuson, Stillwater, Minnesota, hooked this super rug.

1885 Horses (19x58 or 16x47) by Carol Collin

Carol Collin of Goode, Virginia, hooked this rug, and I will say that I LOVE her backgrounds. Really super, the use of the warm taupe colors. Carol started this rug while she was at Green Mountain Rug School.

1885 Horses (19x58 or 16x47) by Dixie Coyle

It is fun to see the different color stories that each hooking artist has used in this rug. However you will notice that many of these rugs have a red horse! Dixie Coyle of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, hooked this rug. I love her weird background above the red horse, which balances the horse on the left.

1885 Horses (19x58 or 16x47) by Lynn Easton

Hooked by Lynn Easton, Brownsburg, Indiana. I am so excited by the different color combinations of all of these rugs. Just a great rug for color. I love the reds in Lynn's rug. Sort of "sparky."

1885 Horses (19x58 or 16x47) by Pat Freasier

Pat Freasier, Houston, Texas, hooked this rug. Again, unusual color play and a winner. This pattern is so wonderful that you can just about hook it in any color combination. The golds just make this rug come alive.

1885 Horses (19x58 or 16x47) by Renita Geddes

Renita Geddes, Odessa, Missouri, hooked this rug. Renita's husband, Doug, gave her this rug and the wools for Christmas. She had a fun time hooking her Christmas rug. I like the horses in the different colors. The wool in the one on the left almost looks as if it has been onion skinned. Great glow to it. A great old rug.

1885 Horses (19x58 or 16x47) by Mary Kelly

Hooked by Mary Kelly, Scottsdale, Arizona. I love the way that Mary sort of planted the horses on "grass." A super look. Thanks Mary.

1885 Horses (19x58 or 16x47) by Evelyn Lawrence

Hooked by Evelyn Lawrence, Hallstead, Pennsylvania. Just a great and simple rug. The background areas are big fun to play with. Either size is a treasure.

1885 Horses (19x58 or 16x47) by Patty Schroeder

Hooked by Patty Schroeder while at the Arrow Rock Rug Camp in 2005. Very old and warm. The ring around the lower left posey and the upper right posey is just the right amount of "spark."

1885 Horses (19x58 or 16x47) by Louise Schram

Louise Schram, Whitehouse, Ohio, hooked this rug. The gold area under the left-hand horse sparks up the rug while the lightish area in the middle highlights the horses. This rug is wonderful any way you hook it.

1885 Horses (19x58 or 16x47) by Nova Scott

Hooked by Nova Scott, Spotsylvania, Virginia. I love her horses. Very primitive and old. Her background enhances all of the motif colors, and the directional hooking is super.

1885 Horses (19x58 or 16x47) by Beth Anne Smiley

Hooked by Beth Anne Smiley, of Davenport, Iowa. I love the quietness of this rug. Different from the others in this respect. Very old looking and a wonderful rug.

1885 Horses (19x58 or 16x47) by Debbie Curry

Hooked by Debbie Curry, Verona, Pennsylvania. This is from an antique rug originally hooked by Magdalena Briner of Perry County, Pennsylvania. A great way to use your leftover wools. Don't try to "over-plan" this rug.

1885 Horses (19x58 or 16x47) by Anne Jenkins

Anne Jenkins of Scottsdale, Arizona, hooked this 1885 Horses. Her horses are neat and the reddish flowers in the backgrounds are wonderful. Thanks Anne.

1885 Horses (19x58 or 16x47) by Crystal Brown

Hooked by Crystal Brown of Washington, Pennsylvania, a very fun lady. Crystal likes lots of color and is very good at making all of her rugs "big time fun." The play of the reds and pinks in this rug is great.

1885 Horses (19x58 or 16x47) by Dea Olson

Hooked by Dea Olson of Topeka, Kansas. The softness of Dea's background make the rug appear to have much age. Her horses are fun.

1885 Horses (19x58 or 16x47) by Jo Ritter

Hooked by Jo Ritter of West Alexandria, Ohio. Jo had a great time with these horses. I love the odd direction of the hooking. Great backgrounds.

1885 Horses (19x58 or 16x47) by Mary Lou Mattice

Hooked by Mary Lou Mattice of Oneonta, New York. Wow - what a great three color story. Very simplistic. Just wonderful. The way the red backgrounds melt into one another is neat.

1885 Horses (19x58 or 16x47) by Patty Rogers

Patty Rogers of Kenmore, Washington, hooked this 1885 Horses. Patty's horses are FUN, FUN, and FUN!!!! Her rug definitely scrappy and playful. Love the hit n miss area in the bottom right of her backgrounds.

1885 Horses (19x58 or 16x47) by Weslee Hursh

Hooked by Weslee Hursh. Her all blue background is absolutely wonderful. I love her center star also. Weslee is a new hooker and absolutely loves it -- her rug is super.

1885 Horses (19x58 or 16x47) by Ann Ray

Hooked by Ann Ray, Fredericksburg, Texas. Ann has a very fun "color brain" and a wonderful way with the rugs. The blue and red horses are super.

1885 Horses (19x58 or 16x47) by Becky Calderwood

Hooked by Becky Calderwood of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. Becky's center star is a STAR! Her rug is wonderful with the limited colors. Very neat.

1885 Horses (19x58 or 16x47) by Jan Winter

Hooked by Jan Winter of Hollywood, California. This rug received Honorable Mention in Celebration of Hand Hooked Rugs XXI. What a GREAT rug - such a different look and just wonderful. Jan's backgrounds are big time fun - note the way she moved her colors around and ended in the middle with the perfect topping. Thanks Jan.

1885 Horses (19x58 or 16x47) by Bev Cole

Hooked by Bev Cole of Centerville, Ohio, is wonderful with the unexpected red background under the left horse. Balances the horse on the right. The soft "penny flowers" are wonderful.

1885 Horses (19x58 or 16x47) by Denise Snavely

Denise Snavely of Zionsville, Indiana, hooked this 1885 Horses, 19 x 58. Denise is "brilliant" with her ability to create an antique rug. The simplicity of this rug is super.

1885 Horses (19x58 or 16x47) by Marguerite Evans

Hooked by Marguerite Evans, Liberty, Texas, Marguerite also has a very fun "color brain" and hooks happy, happy rugs. The bright colors are super.

1890 Rooster (34 x 47) by Denise Snavely

Denise Snavely of hooked this rug. Denise's color palette is absolutely "older than dirt." Her background is a wonderful play of the old grays and taupes. The "spark" of the red dog is super.

1890 Rooster (34 x 47) by Evelyn Lawrence

Hooked by Evelyn Lawrence of Hallstead, Pennsylvania. Who would believe it??? Another great Magdalena found by Evelyn. Am so excited by the new additions - and hooray for Magdalena for all the rugs she made!!!!!

1890 Rooster (34 x 47) by Judy Spence

Judy Spence of Powell, Ohio, hooked this rug. Dull, dirty and old with a wonderful glow to it. Judy's background makes this rug perfect. Very wonderful.

1890 Rooster (34 x 47) by Robin Falta

Robin Falta of Cornwall, Vermont, hooked this rug. Robin has used her animals as the "quiet" spot in her rug and placed them on this wonderful colorful background. Her color play is very fun and good

1890 Rooster (34 x 37) by Mary Magnuson

Hooked by Mary Magnuson of Stillwater, Minnesota. What a wonderful rug!!!!!!! Note how the rust and the blacks/darks play off of the soft beiges and golds.

189o Rooster (34 x 37) by Linda Green

 

 Fun rug – love the red rooster and the playful background around him.  The glowing eyes of the cats – are great.  Note how the outline of the cats keeps them from falling into the darks in the border.


 

Double Cats (22 x 34) by Evelyn Lawrence

Hooked by Evelyn Lawrence of Halstead, Pennsylvania. You really need to keep the cats SIMPLE with this wild background. Perfect rug to use your strips. Thanks to Evelyn for her constant hunt for Magdalena's rugs.

Family Friends (23 x 27) by Ellie Beck

Hooked by Ellie Beck, Madison, Wisconsin. An absolutely delightful rug. Ellie's background is a perfect playground for these soft and loving friends. The teal in the rug is such a quiet spark and interest that it completes the rug perfectly.

Family Friends (23 x 27) by Evelyn Lawrence

Hooked by Evelyn Lawrence of Hallstead, Pennsylvania. A wonderful Magdalena with LOTS of movement to the background. Love the way two of the animals are outlined in the red. Very fun and folky. Love Evelyn's pursuit of these old rugs.

Great Granddaughter's Rug (24 x 34) by Penny Franklin

Penny Franklin hooked this rug in Arrow Rock. Her choice of soft colors is absolutely wonderful. Also the ducks are super. This is a great rug; many thanks to Magdalena Briner and Penny.

Great Granddaughter's Rug (24 x 34) by Dixie Coyle

Hooked by Dixie Coyle, Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Dixie hooked this at the Arrow Rock Rug School in a Hannah class taught by Jule Marie Smith and me. I adore her two "lollipop bouquets" -- each one different -- as if the maker just used her leftovers, and when she ran out of something went on to the next piece in her basket. Thanks, Dixie.

Great Granddaughter's Rug (24 x 34) by Evelyn Lawrence

The original rug belongs to Magdalena's great granddaughter, and this one was hooked by Evelyn Lawrence, Hallstead, Pennsylvania. This design is pure whimsy, I love the two upside down ducks tucked over the "lollipop bouquets." A super rug to use your leftovers.

Great Granddaughter's Rug (24 x 34) by Elaine Cathcart

Hooked by Elaine Cathcart, Athens, Tennessee. The softness of this rug is absolutely wonderful. Very old and muted.

Great Granddaughter's Rug (24 x 34) by Meg Walters

Hooked by Meg Walters, Malvern, Ohio. The darks in her background make this rug dance. Notice all of the different "darks" in the same hues. Very neat.

Great Granddaughter's Rug (24 x 34) by Theresa Rapstine

Great Granddaughter’s Rug was hooked by Theresa Rapstine of Colorado. This rug looks like it has been around since the late 1800’s. The combination of the old greens, neat purples and fun lollipops are what is bringing age to her rug.

Great Granddaughter’s Rug (24 x 34) hooked by Joyce Rickenbach

Love Joyce’s play of purples and teals, especially with the areas of gold. The “lollipop trees” are my favorite.

Harvey's Magdalena (23 x 35) by Gloria Ault

Hooked by Gloria Ault of Shelby, Ohio. Soft, old and neat. The "wear" patches in the horse are super. The corners anchor the rug and sort of "hold it down." Thanks Gloria, wonderful friend.

Harvey's Magdalena (23 x 35) by Joyce Schroeder

Joyce Schroeder of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, hooked this Harvey Magdalena. The red background on Joyce's rug is wonderful. Notice how neat the horse, duck and bird wools are against this background. Just neat, neat, neat!!!!!!!

Harvey's Magdalena (23 x 35) by Julie Bohl

Julie Bohl of Bettendorf, Iowa, hooked this Harvey's Magdalena above. What a joyous rug. Lots of neat colors that sort of surprise you and make the rug dance. Very neat corners also.

Harvey's Magdalena (23 x 35) by Julie Thornton

Hooked by Julie Thornton, Shelby, Ohio. Julie hooked this with Jayne Hester in her wonderful neutrals class. Lots of fun to see the different color stories. I love Julie's background. Super neat.

Harvey's Magdalena (23 x 35) by Sandy Ragon

Sandy Ragon of Zoar, Ohio, hooked this Harvey Magdalena. This is Sandy's first rug!!!!!! Hooray for her!!!!! Sandy's bird is a super color and the rust under it pull the bird out of the background. The patching in the horse is VERY Magdalena, while the corners at the bottom are fun. Love the duck too!!!!!!!

Harvey's Magdalena (23 x 35) by Susan Mcdowell

Susan McDowell of Fairfield, Virginia, hooked this rug. The echo of the soft hue around the horse is very fun and surely like the old rugs. Teal horses and red birds are always big favorites of mine!

Harvey's Magdalena (23 x 35) by Weslee Hursh

Weslee Hursh of Brownsville, Pennsylvania, hooked this Harvey Magdalena. The red horse is super as is the bird above the horse, and the color play in the background is lots of fun.

Harvey's Magdalena (23 x 35) by Elaine Cathcart

Hooked by Elaine Cathcart. Her background is perfect for the color play of the animals and the corners. Just neat!

Harvey's Magdalena (23 x 35) by Ellie Beck

Ellie Beck of Madison, Wisconsin, hooked one fabulous rug. The color play in Ellie's background is superb. The rug works so well because Ellie hooked the horse and birds relatively quietly. The color sense is fabulous - just fun, fun, fun.

Harvey's Magdalena (23 x 35) by Meg Walters

Hooked by Meg Walters of Malvern, Ohio. The quiet animals and deep background are "sparkled" up with the bits of color through out the rug. Lots of fun.

Harvey's Magdalena (23 x 35) by Mary Magnuson

Hooked by Mary Magnuson. The "echo" around the horse allowed her to hook a darkish horse and still spotlight him. The corners at the bottom balance the color in the rest of the rug.

Harvey's Magdalena (23 x 35) by Evelyn Lawrence

Hooked by Evelyn Lawrence. I think the whitish outline of the bird is super. Great corners and another wonderful Magdalena Briner rug.

Harvey Magdalena (22 x 35) by Keith Kemmer

Keith did this in a class with Evelyn Lawrence – and hooray to them both!!!!!!! Notice how Keith outlined the horse and the bird with light wool. Very much like so many of the old rugs.

Harvey Magdalena (22 x 35) Hooked by Bev Cole

What a playful rug!!!!!!! I love all of her animals and then the way they lay on the soft background with colors dancing around them. Notice Bev’s corners – colors from the rug, but not matching. Very neat.

Lollipop Bouquet (29 x 35) by Carie O'Banion

Just a GREAT play of color, hooked by Carie O'Banion of Omaha, Nebraska. The movement of the "pot" wool into the lollipops is neat. I love the way the corners are absolutely perfect with the background. Just super.

Lollipop Bouquet (29 x 35) by Evelyn Lawrence

Easily my favorite of the Magdalena rugs. Just simple whimsy, with haphazard fun. Evelyn Lawrence did a great job of creating the fun that is in this rug. Again, try hooking this pattern using only your leftover strips.

Lollipop Bouquet (29 x 35) by Penny Ward

Hooked by Penny Ward, Franklin, Tennessee. Penny hooked this at Arrow Rock, Missouri. We had a fun class and this charming rug has all of the whimsy and fun of the old rug.

Lollipop Bouquet (29 x 35) by Jayne Hester

My wonderful friend Jayne Hester of Kinderhook, New York, hooked this delightful Lollipop Bouquet. Notice that this rug is hooked entirely in neutrals. Jayne's interruption of a neutral rug is any color that comes from brown or black. She is now teaching classes on how to do this. You can get in touch with her at kinderhookb-b@berk.com to learn more about these exciting classes. Thanks Jayne, for more than you know.

Lollipop Bouquet (29 x 35) by Ellie Bennett

Hooked by Ellie Bennett, Littlestown, Pennsylvania. Old, soft and wonderful -- the background softly glows up the rest of the rug. Very neat. Notice that the "lollipops" are all hooked from different English tweeds. Adds to the "age" of the rug.

Lollipop Bouquet (29 x 35) by Heidi Apger

Heidi Apger of Mansfield, Ohio, hooked this rug. Heidi's background is very much like a worn and aged rug, soft and cozy. The "Lollipop" holder/vase is hooked using neat odd and interesting reds. Great color play.

Lollipop Bouquet (29 x 35) by Lois Lee Ewing

Hooked by Lois Lee Ewing, Kerrville, Texas. Super fun and happy rug. This is a super pattern to use your scraps.

Lollipop Bouquet (29 x 35) hooked by Joyce Rickenbach.

One of the neatest Lollipop Bouquets I have seen. Joyce’s color play in her background is magnificent. The “lollipops” take the center stage with the corners softly finishing off the rug. Very good Joyce.

Lollipop Bouquet (29 x 35) hooked by Maureen O'Connell

I love, love, love Maureen’s background, her “vase” and her lollipops!!!!!!!! The center is softly framed by the half circles in the corners and makes a great ending to this rug.

Lollipop Bouquet 29x53 Hooked by

This background is terrific – old, old, old, and the lollipops are perfect against this background. Note how soft the corners are too. Everything pulls together for a great rug.

Magdalena's Animal Collection (43 x 71) by Joanne Henderson

Hooked by Joanne Henderson of Upperco, Maryland. The deepness of her background makes the animals fun and playful. Love her blue birds and the addition of the dog. One fun rug from one fun lady.

Magdalena's Animal Collection (43 x 71) Bryan Hancock

Hooked by Bryan Hancock of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Bryan's background is wonderful -- just a great, playful rug. Her color play with the animals is perfect.

Magdalena's Animal Collection with Lollipop (55 x 74) by Evelyn Lawrence

Evelyn Lawrence had a lot of fun with her Magdalena's Animal Collection with Lollipop, second. Please note that Evelyn changed the pattern somewhat -- the pattern ships as shown in Elaine's rug on the left. I think my favorite part of the rug is the sort of "hidden" bird just to the right of the lollipop bouquet. The pinkish horse is super as well as the whitish outline on the duck. This rug is just fun.

Magdalena's Animal Collection with Lollipop (55 x 74) by Pat Donoho

Hooked by Pat Donoho of Upperco, Maryland. Pat's rug is a symphony of color. The way the brighter wools from the center pull into the animals and corners keeps a perfect balance in a rug which really does not have much balance!!!!!!!! The use of the neutrals helps to rug to keep an outstanding visual of wonderfulness!!!!!!!!

Magdalena's Animal Collection with Lollipop (55 x 74) by Elaine Cathcart

A great area size rug. This pattern layout is by Elaine Cathcart and is protected by copyright. Elaine hooked this wonderful rug on the left and what a statement it makes. Note her great hit 'n' miss teal dogs. Just super. Thanks to Elaine Cathcart.

Magdalena's Animal Collection with Lollipop (55 x 74) by Meg Walters

Hooked by Meg Walters, Malvern, Ohio. I always love the lollipop, but I am crazy about her speckled dogs. Just a blend of black and white wools. All different. The gold hit 'n' miss duck is super too.

Magdalena's Animal Collection with Lollipop (55 x 74) by Vicki Rudolph

Vicki Rudolph of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, hooked this Magdalena's Animal Collection with Lollipop. I love the happiness of her rug - the animals are lots of fun and the "lollipop bouquet" is a blast. This is a "hooray" rug!!!!!!!!!

Magdalena's Animal Parade (33 x 79) Evelyn Lawrence

Magdalena’s Animal Parade was hooked by Evelyn Lawrence of Halstead, Pennsylvania.  Hooray – Hooray!!!!!!!  Isn’t Magdalena just the best?????????  So now this might be my favorite Magdalena!!!!!!!!!!! Love the pinks in the rug and the wonderful stripe blue background behind the top horse and dog.

Magdalena's Animal Parade(33 x 79) Hooked by Mary Magnuson

Another wonderful Magdalena rug. So many places for fun and color. Love the chickens feet, the purple dog and the wonderful background.

Magdalena's Animal Runner (32 x 96) by Elaine Cathcart

Elaine Cathcart of Athens, Tennessee, hooked this rug. Elaine also designed this wonderful rug. I love the richness of her animals and her background. And her friendship. Thanks Elaine.

Magdalena's Animal Runner (32 x 96) by Beth Anne Smiley

Beth Anne Smiley of Davenport, Iowa hooked this Magdalena's Animal Runner. The Magdalena Animal colletions are very fun to hook - and a great way to use your left over wools. The animals like all of the different directions and colors in them. I love the way that Beth Anne used the off whites in a color triangle. Makes the rug sort of dance.

Magdalena's Animal Runner (32 x 96) by Lucille Festa

Hooked by Lucille Festa of Pawlet, Vermont. This rug is absolutely perfect. Great movement of color through out the rug. Very wonderful.

Magdalena's Bird Dog (30 x 40) by Evelyn Lawrence

Another great new image. I just cannot say enough about Evelyn and Magdalena. This rug is hooked by Evelyn and in the original colors.

Magdalena's Bird Dog (30 x 40) by Marty Petkosh

Hooked by Marty Petkosh of Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania. A great rug hooked by Marty. The dark "border area" frames the dog and anchors the birds.

Magdalena’s Chair Pad – Deer (13” round) hooked by Penny Gessner

This was a “summer project” rug for Penny using her leftover wools and wiggles. Big time fun.

Magdalena Chair Pad Series - Cat (13" Round) by Barb Carroll

Hooked by Barb.  You may certainly add more rows around the outside if your chair size is bigger.  There will be always plenty of material.  I hook somewhat raggedy and it is easy to do when you hook with your wiggles.  I cut very little for this chair pad – mostly for the background.  So just, throw in some odd wool or two and keep on hooking.

Magdalena Chair Pad - Cat (13" round) hooked by Meg Walters

Magdalena Chair Pad - Crow (13" round) hooked by Meg Walters

Magdalena Chair Pad - Dog (13" round) hooked by Meg Walters

Magdalena Chair Pad - Donkey (13" round) hooked by Meg Walters

Magdalena Chair Pad - Duck (13" round) hooked by Meg Walters (6 of 8)

Magdalena Chair Pad - Horse (13" round) hooked by Meg Walters (7 of 8)

Magdalena Chair Pad - Rooster (13" round) hooked by Meg Walters (8 of 8)

All of these chair pads are great – fun to hook one or more. Easy to use for gifts and make a “hookers heart” very happy. Note that Meg used all different backgrounds and many of her “wiggles”. Fun to just pull and play.

Magdalena Chair Pad - Deer (13" round) hooked by Meg Walters

Magdalena’s Chair Pad – Duck (13” round) hooked by Penny Gessner

Penny is making pillows from the Magdalena Chair Pads, and are they ever NEAT. She is using lots of her left over patches and wiggles to create big-time fun.

Magdalena's Dog (16 x 21) by Susan Harris

Susan Harris, Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, hooked this rug. The rust line around the dog makes the dog "pop" and you then see the entire rug. This is a super neat pattern, small and a real treasure.

Magdalena's Dog (16 x 21) by Heidi Apger

Heidi Apger, Mansfield, Ohio, hooked this Magdalena's Dog. The red around the dog just makes this rug. Thanks Heidi.

Magdalena's Dog (16 x 21) by Evelyn Lawrence

Hooked by Evelyn Lawrence, Hallstead, Pennsylvania. This is a great small rug that is easy, fast and fun to hook. I love Evelyn's "bright spots" around the dog. Actually, I love Evelyn too.

Magdalena's Dog (16 x 21) by Lisa Blanco

Lisa Blanco of Newark, Delaware, hooked this Magdalena's Dog. The area around the dog is soft and neat. This allows Lisa's circles to sort of dance and provides neat fun to the rug.

Magdalena's Dog (16 x 21) by Sue McCann

Sue McCann, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, hooked the this rug, a delightful rendition of Magdalena's Dog. She hooked this for her brother whose dog was Abby. A neat way to personalize your rug. Sue started this at the Green Mountain Rug School with Pat Cross. Thanks, ladies!

Magdalena's Dog (16 x 21) by Alice Fraizer

Hooked by Alice Fraizer of Lexington, Ohio. This small rug is a real treasure. Alice's colors are old and muted. I love the ear on the dog.

Magdalena's Dog (16 x 21) by Barb Carroll

I had a good time playing with all of the muted colors and trying to make it look OLD, OLD, OLD. Very different from Evelyn's, but also fun.

Magdalena's Dog (16 x 21) by Denise Snavely

Hooked by Denise Snavely of Zionsville, Indiana. I love the playfullness of this rug with the braided border. The dog just glows in the middle.

Magdalena’s Dog (16 x 21) by Marsha Moyer-Payne

Hooked by Marsha Moyer-Payne of Medford, New Jersey. Simple, quiet and creative with the dog, echo around the dog and the background.

Magdalena’s Dog (16 x 21, 35 x 47) by Judith Wissler

Folky and fun. Love the light outline around the dog and then the plaid halo. Sets the tone for the fun circles around the dog.

Magdalena’s Dog (16 x 21, 35 x 47) displayed at Sauder Village (August 2013)

Love the gold background with the wonderful red halo. Fun rug.

Magdalena's Farm (24 x 38) by Dixie Coyle

Dixie Coyle, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, hooked this rug. Again, I love this background, and the odd shape of the animals make this a super fun rug.

Magdalena's Farm (24 x 38) by Evelyn Lawrence

Hooked by Evelyn and I do really love this rug. I think animals are my favorite motifs to hook, and this rug is absolutely charming.

Magdalena's Farm (24 x 38) by Jackie Budd

Jackie Budd, a fun Minnesota lady, hooked this Magdalena's Farm. The "quiet" bird in the lower right corner is super. And I especially love the "rabbit deer" in the middle.

Magdalena’s Dog & Cats (32 x 39) by Karen

Wow!!!!!! I love this Magdalena in the neutrals. Karen’s background is super, the play of darks in the background keep movement there yet doesn't take away from the rug. Her border is fun – it actually pulls the rug out and keeps it free and fun.

Magdalena's Dog and Crows (24 x 31) by Heidi Apger

Hooked by Heidi Apger. The pink nose on the dog is big time fun. I love the colors in the border and the background. Thanks Heidi.

Magdalena's Dog and Crows (24 x 31) by Mary Magnuson

Mary Magnuson of Stillwater, Minnesota, hooked this Magdalena's Dog and Crows. Mary hooked this rug with Jule Marie Smith. They did some wonderful fun colors in very unexpected places, especially the area under the tail of the right crow.

Magdalena's Dog and Crows (24 x 31) by Ann Ward

Ann Ward of Parsonsburg, Maryland, hooked this Magdalena's Dog and Crows. Ann said she had a wonderful time hooking this fun Magdalena pattern. The way she hooked the dog is neat - looks as if he has worn with time and wear. Love Ann's "feather" also. Note the value changes in the background. Again adds to the aging of the rug.

Magdalena's Dog and Crows (24 x 31) by Debra Nees

Debra Nees of Severna Park, Maryland, hooked this Magdalena's Dog and Crows. Neat, neat, neat and just a wonderful sense of whimsy. Her dog is like her son's dog. That is fun to do.

Magdalena's Dog and Crows (24 x 31) by Dea Olson

Hooked by Dea Olson of Topeka, Kansas. WOW! Dea's colors are soft, old and wonderful. Very quiet and nice.

Magdalena's Dog and Crows (24 x 31) by Joanne Henderson

Joanne Henderson of Upperco, Maryland, hooked this Magdalena's Dog and Crows. The red background against the dog and crows is super. The golds and greens in the border area give this rug an old and worn look. Very neat.

Magdalena's Dog and Crows (24 x 31) by Kerry Vansant

Hooked by Kerry Vansant of Lexington, Virginia. Kerry used wonderful soft old darks for her dog and crows, looks as if they have been walked on for years. The softness of the background is wonderful against the border colors.

Magdalena's Dog and Feathered Friends (31 x 48) by Evelyn Lawrence

Hooked by Evelyn and I LOVE this new rooster!

Magdalena's Dog and Feathered Friends (31 x 48) by Mary Magnunson

Hooked by Mary Magnunson, Stillwater, Minnesota. She and Emma Lou worked on this together. I love the color plan, and especially the duck!

Magdalena's Dog and Feathered Friends (31 x 48) by Meg Walters

Hooked by Meg Walters of Malvern, Ohio. The red dog on the purple background creates a very soft and old looking rug. I LOVE the feet on the rooster. Love Meg too!

Magdalena's Double Horses (23 x 42 ) by Barb Daniels

Barbara Daniels, Sugarland, Texas, hooked this rug. A super play of "quiet wools" and the teal horse is GREAT!

Magdalena's Double Horses (23 x 42 ) by Diane Denmead

Hooked by Diane Denmead of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania. Diane's soft muted colors are simply wonderful. Her rug looks very old and muted. She definitely understands this wonderful palette.

Magdalena's Double Horses (23 x 42 ) by Mary Lynn Naples

Mary Lynn Naples of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, hooked this rug. Is this not wonderful or what!!!!!!!! Just a great color story with great distribution of wools. I love her eyes on her horses.

Magdalena's Double Horses (23 x 42 ) by P. D. Hankamer

Hooked by P.D. Hankamer of Hankamer, Texas. This was for her grandson who was born in January 2009. I love the simplicity of P.D.'s color story and the name in the horses.

Magdalena's Double Horses (23 x 42 ) by Debra Nees

Hooked by Debra Nees of Severna Park, Maryland. The horses lend themselves to carry this wonderful background. The way Deb moved her colors around is magical.

Magdalena's Double Horses (23 x 42) by Evelyn Lawrence

Hooked by Evelyn Lawrence, Hallstead, Pennsylvania. I love hit 'n' miss, so these rugs are big fun for me. Evelyn hooked in the odd streaks in the horses, which makes them more interesting. Note that the eyes are different colors.

Magdalena's Double Horses (23 x 42 ) by Joan Wiksten

Joan Wiksten, Topeka, Kansas, hooked this rug. Colorful, fun, and happy. Super color choices.

Magdalena's Double Horses (23 x 42 ) by Janice Lee

Hooked by Janice Lee, at Black Horse Antiques, Valley, Nebraska. Janice hooked this rug in two weeks as a Christmas order. The fellow she hooked it for chose the colors and then she put the rug together. The dark horses on the deep red background is very striking and bold. A super rug. Thanks, Janice.

Magdalena's Farm (24 x 38) by Elaine Cathcart

Hooked by my good friend Elaine Cathcart, Athens, Tennessee. I cannot say enough good things about this rug. Her animals are wonderful and her background is absolutely super. Hey Elaine, how about that border?

Magdalena's Farm (24 x 38) by Kathy Wadlington

Hooked by Kathy Wadlington of Pueblo, Colorado. The softness of Kathy's background is neat. Allows the animals to sort of dance around the rug.

Magdalena’s Folk Art Horse (24 x 40) by Louise Tietjen

Hooked by Louise Tietjen of Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Love the way Louise hooked her horse – interesting fun areas and a large area in one wool. She captured the Magdalena feeling perfectly.

Magdalena's Farm (24 x 38) Hooked by Saundra Porter

Magdalena's Folk Art Horse (24x40 or 12x21) by Susan Harris

Susan Harris of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, hooked this Magdalena's Folk Art Horse, 12 x 21. Susan hooked this in a class with Jayne Hester who is the QUEEN of neutral rugs. Soft, old, worn, friendly - and many more lovely thoughts when you look at the way the neutrals are put together. Kudos to both Susan and Jayne.

Magdalena's Folk Art Horse (24x40 or 12x21) by Elaine Cathcart

Hooked by Elaine Cathcart, Athens, Tennessee. The red horse and motifs on the different green backgrounds "pulls" down the reds and makes the rug look very old and walked on. A super look.

Magdalena's Folk Art Horse (24x40 or 12x21) by Evelyn Lawrence

This is just a great fun rug. Evelyn Lawrence hooked the rug on the left. Nothing makes much sense. I think that Magdalena's whimsy created a super rug.

Magdalena's Folk Art Horse (24x40 or 12x21) by Kathy Wadlington

Kathy Wadlington, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, hooked this wonderful rug. I love the purple and gold star. Just lots of fun. So is Kathy!

Magdalena's Folk Art Horse (24x40 or 12x21) by Mary Magnuson

Hooked by Mary Magnuson of Stillwater, Minnesota. Mary's lightish areas in the rug are soft and wonderful. The middle of the rug looks worn from wear and light. Just GREAT!

Magdalena's Folk Art Horse (24x40 or 12x21) by Joanne Henderson

Joanne Henderson of Upperco, Maryland, hooked this Magdalena's Folk Art Horse, 12 x 21. Joanne hooked this rug in a class with Cynthia Norwood. These gals surely put together a very wonderful color story. The reds, greens and golds are super.

Magdalena's Folk Art Horse (24x40 or 12x21) by Jan Bennett

Hooked by Jan Bennett, Hiawasse, Georgia. Jan hooked this in the mat size, and what a darling rug it is. I love the simplicity of the colors. Just a great rug no matter the colors.

Magdalena's Folk Art Horse (24x40 or 12x21) by Crystal Brown

Hooked by Crystal Brown of Washington, Pennsylvania. Crystals' blue background is very neat. The play of the gold horse with the background and the soft motifs makes this rug very old and quiet.

Magdalena's Folk Art Horse (24x40 or 12x21) by Weslee Hursh

Hooked by Weslee Hursh of Brownsville, Pennsylvania. The red horse on the teal/blue backgrounds gives a very old look to this rug. Just super. Thanks Weslee.

Magdalena's Folk Art Horse (24x40 or 12x21) by Rebecca Calderwood

Rebecca Calderwood of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, hooked this Magdalena's Folk Art Horse. The softness of the area around Becky's horse gives a great appearance of age to the rug. Her sparky stars are fun!!!!!!

Magdalena’s Folk Art Horse (12 x 21, 24 x 40) by Barbara Bonds

Hooked by Barbara Bonds of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Hooray Barbara – there are so many neat areas in this rug. Love the teal stripes, light around the head playing off of the stars and deep rich background around the horse.

Magdalena’s Happy Trio (31 x 37) by Meg Walters

Hooked by Meg Walters of Malvern, Ohio. The Magdalena images just seem to lend themselves to looking so scrappy, which is what did. Notice how the funky colors bring life and fun to the rug.

Magdalena's Mayhem (16 x 30) by Ruth Anderson

Hooked by Ruth Anderson of West Stockbridge, Massachusetts. This was in a "MINI mini workshop" at Dorr Mill Store last year. This is a great class which lets you and Magdalena design a rug together. Ruth truly had fun with this as you can see with her blue dog and lime green outline on her deer.

Magdalena's Pup (22 x 35) by Nancy Wiley

Nancy Wiley, a Tennessee Wool Sister, hooked this Magdalena's Pup. This is a delightful rug, and Nancy hooked the Pup to look like her dog. Don't you love the tail on this dog? Just lots of fun.

Magdalena's Pup (22 x 35) by Evelyn Lawrence

Hooked by Evelyn and is a very simple and fun primitive. The corners are a great place for color play.

Magdalena's Pup (22 x 35) by Bonnie Waltz

Bonnie Waltz of West Chester, Pennsylvania, hooked this Magdalena's Pup. Is this a fun puppy dog or what???? His front paw is wonderful with the stripes of rust. Makes the rust in the corners dance around the rug.

Magdalena's Pup (22 x 35) by Meg Walters

Meg Walters, Malvern, Ohio, hooked this Magdalena's Pup. The simplicity of her color palette is GREAT.

Magdalena's Rooster Pair (29 x 50) by Evelyn Lawrence

Hooked by Evelyn Lawrence of Hallstead, Pennsylvania. HOORAY!!!!!!! for Evelyn. Another Magdalena - this one is big time fun too!!!!!!! Love the bright red waddles and comb, and the "ghost feet and beaks"!!!!!!!

Magdalena's Rooster Pair (29 x 50) by Bonnie Leathers

Bonnie Leathers of Overland Park, Kansas hooked this Magdalena's Rooster Pair. Fabulous dark roosters and terrific medium background. Bonnie put this together with a super aray of wools that make the rug look old, old, old. Note the feet on the roosters, fun to play like this.

Magdalena's Rooster Pair (29 x 50) by Ellie Beck

Hooked by Ellie Beck of Madison, Wisconsin. Hooray!!!!!!! Perfect balance of the reds, taupes and darks. The play of the darks in the bodies of the Rooster's is perfect. A happy rug for sure.

Magdalena's Rooster Pair (29 x 50) by Elaine Cathcart

Elaine Cathcart, Athens, TN hooked this rug. This is just a wonderful rug. Note the nifty green feet,and the glitter wool in the body of the roosters. Her background is a play of colors as is the original rug that Evelyn recreated on the left.

Magdalena's Rooster Pair (29 x 50) by Dea Olson

Hooked by Dea Olson of Topeka, KS. Again - back to the feet!!!!!! Love the fun feet and the way the background sort of swirls around and plays with the roosters. The bodies of the roosters are very much fun and add a wonderful texture to such a large space.

Magdalena's Rooster Pair (29 x 50) by Meg Walters

Hooked by Meg Walters of Malvern, Ohio. Love, love, love the colors of this “rooster pairs”. Then surrounded by the funky back with teal sort of slipping around is “big time fun”.

Magdalena’s Rooster Pair (29 x 50) by Mary Magnuson

Hooked by Mary Magnuson of Stillwater, Minnesota. Purple and lime green feet – what could be better????? Mary’s roosters are wonderful surrounded by the soft background – and love the splashes of color in the background too.

Magdalena’s Rooster Pair (29 x 50) hooked by Alice Frazier.

Is this wonderful or what???????? Love Alice’s play of darks in the roosters and then the splash of color surrounding the roosters. Hooray Alice!!!!!!!!

Magdalena's Rooster Pair (29 x 50) by Jerry Dickerson

Absolutely wonderful background for these roosters!!! Notice how the background does not "pull away" from the roosters. The value in the background just sort of play and let the roosters be the main motifs.

McCue Eagle (26x43 or 34x52) by Dea Olson

Dea Olson of Topeka, Kansas, hooked this McCue Eagle. The glow in the eagle is just perfect. Brings a neat lightness and energy to the rug. Love the bands of color in the birds.

McCue Eagle (26x43 or 34x52) by Evelyn Lawrence

A new Magdalena Briner pattern, hooked here by Evelyn Lawrence of Hallstead, Pennsylvania.

McCue Eagle (26x43 or 34x52) by Mary Magnuson

Hooked by Mary Magnuson of Stillwater, Minnesota. The softness of Mary's rug is wonderful. Actually very majestic. Her corners are super neat!

McCue Eagle (26x43 or 34x52) by Meg Walters

Meg Walters of Malvern, Ohio, hooked this rug. Megs's McCue is super - The red eagle against the green/gold background keeps the softness of the rug in play. The crows are just fanciful and fun.

McCue Eagle (26x43 or 34x52) by Ellie Bennett

Ellie Bennett, Littlestown, PA hooked this wonderful McCue Eagle. The breast and the tailfeathers of the eagle are wonderful to "behold"!!!!! The lightish line at the bottom of the tail feathers almost looks as if the Eagle is flying up up and away. Very Neat.

McCue Eagle 26x43 Hooked by

Very unique background – sort of lifts the eagle up into a whimsical swirl. The bird on the left is wonderful – love the color combination.

Olde Ducks (19 x 25) by Barb Carroll

I had a great time playing with the color and mixing up the wools to make this look old. A fun small treat to hook.

Olde Ducks (19 x 25) by Gail Whitcomb

Gail Whitcomb, Massena, New York, had a great time playing with the soft ducks in this Olde Ducks on the right. Every color seems perfect for this rug. Just a fun small treasure to hook.

Olde Ducks (19 x 25) by Jill Welsh

Jill Welsh hooked this rug. originally in a different wools and with braiding. So, this is the second time around and she did a great rug both times. Thanks to Jill for sharing her work.

Olde Ducks (19 x 25) by Elaine Cathcart(1)

Hooked by Elaine Cathcart of Athens, Tennessee. Please note the braiding around the outside of the rug. Elaine attended the Woolley Fox Primitive Workshop and finished this rug while she was here! Jule Marie Smith was her teacher.

Olde Ducks (19 x 25) by Elaine Cathcart(2)

The next rug was also hooked by Elaine Cathcart and this one is for her son. Note the use of the bright spots of pinks and golds to lift the rug. It is fun to use some of the old darks, but unexpected brights make the rug unique.

Olde Ducks (19 x 25) by Jule Marie Smith

Hooked by Jule Marie Smith of Ballston Spa, NY. A great, great rug. I love the way Jule puddles her colors. The ducks are playful, fun and so whimsical. Jule plans on adding a braided border to her rug.

Olde Ducks (19 x 25) by Lois Lee Ewing

Lois Lee Ewing of Kerrville, Texas, hooked this delightful Olde Ducks.This is a very happy and fun rug. Every color story is right, this rug invites you to play with color and definitely be your own person.

Olde Ducks (19 x 25) by Evelyn Lawrence

Hooked by Evelyn Lawrence, Hallstead, Pennsylvania. While going through one of my scrapbooks, Evelyn discovered this rug hooked by Magdalena Briner. What a treasure this little rug is. As you can see, it looks great hooked in any color.

Olde Ducks (19 x 25) by Beth Anne Smiley

Hooked by Beth Anne Smiley, Davenport, Iowa. I love the light background. Very different and nice.

Olde Ducks (19 x 25) by Thirza Youker

Thirza Youker, Fort Wayne, Indiana, hooked this rug. The rusty red ducks are great, and most of her background looks like water. Super fun.

Olde Ducks (19 x 25) by Gail Tuller

Gail Tuller, Novi, Michigan, hooked this Olde Ducks. I like her off-white ducks and the way the orange and blue sort of "ring" the rug. Really great.

Olde Ducks (19 x 25) by Barbara Daniels

Hooked by Barbara Daniels, Sugar Land, Texas. Great little rug and I love the wing in the big duck, and the blue sparky area under the duck is awesome. Thanks, Barbara.

Olde Ducks (19 x 25) by Marsha Moyer-Payne

Hooked by Marsha Moyer-Payne of Medford, New Jersey. The gold ducks are super with their green wings and playing in the colorful waves of color. Marsha kept a very good continuity of movement of color throughout the rug and thus keeping all of the colors balanced.

Olde Ducks (19 x 25) by Jill Welsh

Jill Welch, Novelty, Ohio, hooked this rug. She was in the same class at the Woolley Fox last year with Elaine and loved the way Elaine braided around her rug. Sure does make a great finish. Each and every rug is a delight and everyone has had a great time with color. I love all of them. This is definitely a fun time. This rug was originally hooked by Magdalena Briner of Perry County, Pennsylvania, about 1885.

Olde Ducks (19 x 25) by Joan Wiksten

Hooked by Joan Wiksten of Topeka, Kansas. One of my most favorite of Magdalena's rugs. Joan's ducks are super and her corners are big fun.

Olde Ducks (19 x 25) by Judy Spence

Hooked by Judy Spence of Powell, Ohio. Love the way the rust momma duck and babies swim against the water and the dark background. Very fun.

Olde Ducks (19 x 25) by Marty Petkosh

Marty Petkosh of Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania, hooked this rug. The teals in this background remind you of water - and I love the way the golds play off them. The sparks of red are super.

Olde Ducks (19 x 25) by Meg Walters

Hooked by Meg Walters, Malvern, Ohio. The light ducks are always neat and her corners sort of echo off of the ducks.

Olde Ducks (19 x25) by Patty Rogers

Olde Ducks (19 x 25) was hooked by Patty Rogers of Kenmore, Washington. Love the soft yellow of the Mother duck and the soft whites of the babies. Patty’s play of color using the greens is most fun, also the sparks of rust are very whimsical.

Olde Ducks (19 x 25) hooked by Connie Phelps.

Pure Magdalena – lots of scraps, organized yet zany. Love the three colors of baby ducks.

Snyder Magdalena (46 x 52) by Dea Olson

Dea Olson of Topeka, Kansas, hooked this rug. Wow! Soft and rich. Just a super rug. I always love the reds in the wings of the birds.

Snyder Magdalena (46 x 52) by Louise Tietjen

Hooked by Louise Tietjen of Pottstown, Pennsylvania. The simplicity of Louise's color story is wonderful. The sparks of red are happy!

Snyder Magdalena (46 x 52) by Meg Walters

Hooked by Meg Walters of Malvern, Ohio. Meg's background is very neat and old. Looks like it has had lots of wear. Birds and horses are super too. The different tones make them appear to have had lots of light and foot traffic.

Snyder Magdalena (46 x 52) by Evelyn Lawrence

A wonderful new discovery of a GREAT Magdalena Briner rug. I always think each new one is my favorite, but I think this wins the prize. Thank you Evelyn who hooked this wonderful rug and always shares everything with us.

Snyder Magdalena (46 x 52) by Denise Snavely

This rug is so soft and old looking –almost as if the dust has settled and given it a wonderful sheen over it all. Her horses are perfect as is her wonderful background and hit n miss. The use of the soft beige's with the muted wools ages this rug instantly. She has been able to create a soft and quiet rug with lots of motifs and hit n miss. Perfect.

Woodard Magdalena (32 x 41) by Evelyn Lawrence

Fun, fun animals. Just more fun animals and lots of good hooking time. Thanks again, Evelyn.

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Please contact Saundra at saundra125@comcast.net to order the pattern on linen for $98.00 plus shipping.

We had a wonderful visit at the 2011 Sauder Village Rug Camp!   We were so taken aback and amazed at the beauty of the original Magdalena Briner rugs (from the private collection of Helen and Steve Kellog).

 

 

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