Friday, November 14, 2008

Getting set for the Ross Museum open house

It is time again to be getting ready for St Andrews' winter festival, "A Season of Lights & Wonder'. The Quoddy Loopers decorate a room in the Ross Museum each year... with rugs, of course! Their open house is one of the highlights of the season, always the first weekend of December. Different individuals, groups and families take turns decorating each of the rooms of this exquisite small museum, which houses the furnishings and decorative arts collected by the Rosses many years ago. It is a delight.

This is their 25th anniversary year, so the theme is silver. Not a lot of silver in our mats, but Mary Jones made a lovely dolphin mat for one niece

and fairies for another! Both of these were designed to order by Deb Carr, so they are one of a kind. Mary works in mostly #3 cut wool on linen.

Also, quite a few of our group have done or are working on the "Fill in for Fall" challenge from Searsport - and we will have those on display, whether completed or not. Most of us take turns sitting and hooking in the room as well, so visitors can enjoy the demonstration of the art of hooking rugs.

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