Saturday, September 1, 2012

Put this on your calendar!

SaDltbox Primitive Woolens
2nd Annual
Truman Lake Rug Show and Hook-In
September 8, 2012
(no admittance until 9:00 AM)
Warsaw Community Building
Early Registration $12.00; after August 7 $15.00
Rug Show
Please limit to 3 rugs per person. All rugs must be finished. No previous winning rugs entered please. People’s Choice Awards to 1st Place, 2nd Place and 3rd Place. Gift Certifications for Saltbox Primitive Woolens to winners ($75 for 1st place, $50 for 2nd place, and $25 for 3rd place)
Provided by Nana’s Goodies Cost—$8.00
2 choices

#1 -Club Sandwich on Rye with beef pastrami, ham, cheese, onion, tomato, chipotle mayo
#2 -Hot grilled chicken on mixed greens, walnuts, sweet poppy seed dressing, crackers
All lunches served with sugar cookie and drink. Drink choices: Diet Coke, Pepsi, Sprite, Water
Pay for lunch when you get it the day of the event.
Open House at Saltbox Primitive Woolens
There will be an open house at my shop located at 30148 West Dam Access Road, Warsaw, MO. Hours will be 3:00—6:00 PM
Area Hotel Information
Park Field Inn—151 North Dam Access Road, Warsaw, MO 866-376-9939 (toll free reservations) Truman Lodge—Jct. of 65 & 7 Hwys, Warsaw, MO 877-287-8626 (toll free reservations)
The following vendors will be on site (at time of publication):
Suzette Krummel- White Pine Folk Art Suzette Krummel has won the highest award as a traditional artisan in this year’s Directory of Traditional American Crafts and her penny rug work is showcased in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 issues of Early American Life magazine. She designs patterns, dyes wool and sells her finished pieces at folk life festivals and art shows. She has a great big piece of "wool heaven" in the lower level of her home in Quincy Illinois
Sheila Arbogast Prairie Road Designs sell unique wool rug hooking patterns. Sheila has many years of experience in the creative arts. Her areas of expertise include punch needle, water color, cross stitch, embroidery and rug hooking. Her patterns are largely inspired by her home, Prairie Road Acres, in the Missouri countryside where she lives with her husband, Craig and English Setter, Patches (who appears in many of her designs.)
Sally Kallin-Pine Island Primitives After 20 years of being a graphic designer in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota her career changed direction when she and her family moved to the small town of Pine Island, Minnesota. She had been hooking for a few years and was flattered when people started purchasing her patterns even before she had them for sale. The first catalog was published in 2001 and the business has boomed since then.
Melvina Miller- Hollyhock Hills Designs is a true fan of all needle art and fiber art; was raised doing all these things and have chosen her favorite, rug hooking, to start a Cottage Business out of her home. Melvina is from Indiana.
Shawn Williams-Threads that Bind Shawn comes to us from Macon, MO. She offers punchneedle, wool appliqué, stitchery, and stuffed project patterns and supplies.
Melissa Towne Primitive Stitches from Warrensburg, MO loves to quilt, stitch, rug hook, work with wool, punch needle, needle felting. She enjoys Primitives and anything antique or vintage! Especially Civil War or 1800's! She will be sharing her wool appliqué projects.
Beth Bellairs from Ewe and Eye has a primitive rug hooking shop located in rural northeast Iowa.
Ewe and Eye opened in September, 2004 in a double garage. They covered the walls with Beth's barn boards and filled antique cupboards and containers with woolens and such.

Anita White Southern Comfort is a rug hooker and teaches rug hooking classes in her home as well as at camps and workshops around the country. She loves using lots of plaids, textures and antique paisley in her rugs and hook mostly in wide cut (#6-9). She received her McGown certification in 2001. Anita comes from Overland Park, KS.
Renee Nanneman - Need’l Love Renee is the editor of the Need’l Love books we all love so much. Her books have a mix of wool appliqué, penny rugs, fabric wall hangings, dolls, quilt designs, rug hooking , punch needle, crochet , and needle felting.
Patty Wallace—Saltbox Primitive Woolens Located in Warsaw her shop has a large selection of wool and rug hooking supplies. Wool is dyed right on the premises and there are rug hooking classes year round. There is a quilting room in back with quilting material and supplies, and a full supply of DMC floss.
For more information please contact Patty Wallace at 660-438-6002. 

I've been in the dye pots all week getting ready for the hook-in and for my upcoming classes in Green Lake,Wisconsin, Buckeystown, Maryland and also in Nebraska...a busy fall which I finish up with South Central McGown Teacher's workshop the first week in November.  Yikes!!!

What a messy pile of beautiful wool---I should be working downstairs getting this organized!  That is where I am headed as soon as I get through writing this.

We have gotten lots of rain yesterday and today---I think about 5 inches---we really needed it but does it have to come all at once.  Hope everyone in Louisiana and other areas affected by Isaac are doing well.

I have a date tonite---a dinner date with my husband---I plan to dress up and even put make-up on--woo hoo!!!  We are going to Bonefish for dinner---yummy!

Okay it's off to work I go...


  1. that is a pile of love right there. wonderful colors. you are on the go so much and you get to see all of those wonderful rugs.

  2. Will this event happen again this year? 2013?