Saturday, March 9, 2013

Green Mountain Rug School, St. Patrick's 4 mile race and other stuff

 I wanted to share this information about the Green Mountain Rug School---I have openings in my class and would love to have you join me in June---you can contact me if you have questions or contact Stephanie.

Here are some more pictures of my work---

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From: "Stephanie Allen-Krauss" <>
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Subject: Green Mtn Rug School- Teacher Feature

Green Mountain Hooked Rugs
2838 County Rd, Montpelier, VT 05602
Teacher Feature- March, 2013     
Many Classes for 2013 Sessions still have openings!

Green Mountain Rug School 
June 5-8 & June 9-14, 2013 
Green Mountain Rug School has been a popular and well-respected rug school for 32 years, and in large part this is due to our wonderful teachers. Many return year after year for which we (and the students) are very grateful. We also enjoy introducing new teachers and offering different subjects. We invite teachers from all parts of the US and Canada, and so it's a great opportunity to take a class with a teacher from another region. This newsletter will highlight several special teachers who will be joining us for the first time. Learn More about Green Mountain Rug School
              Old Dorm, Vermont Technical College, Randolph Ctr, VT         Students gather for 'Show & Tell'

Norma Batastini from New Jersey joins us to offer a class on
A Fresh Approach to Primitives. Norma is a new teacher to Green Mountain, but she certainly isn't new to our campus, having been a student here for many years. She lives in New Jersey where she offers regular classes and she also travels around the country to teach a variety of subjects. You may have seen her beautiful Primitive Pumpkins, her handbag kits or her brightly-colored 'Molas'. Norma is the owner of Heart-In-Hand Rug Hooking & co-director of Rugs by the Sea School in Cape May, NJ. 
Iris Simpson from Toronto, Canada is also a new teacher, but not new to our school. Her
Open Class offers beginning and intermediate students opportunities to explore a wide variety of subjects. You'll never be bored in Iris's class and she'll keep you laughing along the way. Iris travels all over the US and Canada, bringing her many years of teaching experience and knowledge. See her class description for details about the subjects she's offering which include Geometrics;     'Bold and Beautiful Colors'; Fruit- Fine or Wide Cut; Crewel Designs; Proddy and Creative Stitches; Stained Glass; and Orientals. Students of all levels, including beginners will enjoy this class!

THE FIVE-DAY SESSION Sunday - Friday, June 9-14, 2013
Laura Pierce  from Petaluma, CA, is teaching an Open Class and she's new to Green Mountain. Laura is probably best-known for her portrait rug 'Emmy', (little girl blowing bubbles) which graced the cover of Rug Hooking Magazine, June/July/August 2009. Six of her rugs have been selected for Rug Hooking Magazine's Celebration of Hooked Rugs. She's been hooking since 1996 and started teaching in 2003, earning her McGown Accreditation in 2006.  With a background in drafting, photography and painting, Laura is well-prepared to share many skills with her students. She often makes patterns from photographs, helping her students create a personal portrait or a landscape rug. Her classes include subjects such as; 'Rug Design', 'Frakturs', 'Bubbles, Glass & Reflection', 'Landscapes', 'Portraits' and 'Special Stitches'. Don't miss this opportunity to take a class with a West Coast teacher here in New England! To learn more about Laura and to see her work, visit her website
Anita White from Overland Park, Kansas, is offering a class on Wide Cuts & Primitives.  She's also new to Green Mountain Rug School, but not new to our region. She taught a very successful class at our other rug school, Fall Fiesta.  Anita has been hooking for many years and travels extensively to teach. You'll see her name listed in many of the well-known rug hooking schools and camps around the country. Her style preference leans toward a # 6-9 cut, using lots of textures, plaids, over-dyed wools and antique paisley. She's a skilled teacher in a variety of subjects including geometrics, wide-cut animals, folk art and antique style rugs. Anita offers dyeing suggestions and helpful hints. Her class promises to encourage the beginner as well as to challenge the seasoned hooker.  Visit her blog at to read her thoughts on rug hooking, jogging (another of her favorite hobbies), her classes, and Kansas weather.

A Few things you might not know about Green Mountain Rug School...
* There is a shuttle that goes between dorms, classrooms, and the cafeteria for students
   who find it difficult to walk a distance.
* There is an elevator in one of the dorms for folks who can't do stairs.
   Request 'elevator dorm' on your application.
* There is a fully-stocked rug hooking shop on campus.
* Scholarships are available. Call or e-mail to inquire.
* Many classes have openings right up to May 15th, although 2 classes already full.

Most of the classes for
Green Mountain Rug School and
Fall Fiesta Rug School have OPENINGS right now.

and to print a registration form..

For more information & to register,  call today!


Thanks to my running buddy Kelly I placed first in my age division this morning---It was a hilly 4 mile course that I completed in 39 minutes and 22 seconds---was out of gas at the end.

I am ready to load my car---leaving early in the morning for Mississippi.  On the road again!


  1. You crazy Irish girls! Well at least Irish for one day. Congrats and great time. Have a great camp in MS. See ya in a few weeks.

  2. Congrats on your first place finish!!!
    LOVE all your work.
    Safe travels to you.
    Hugs :)

  3. Hey everyone
    Really cool rugs. I've been looking to buy some. Ever heard of Rugman? Any expirences there?