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Beloved Folk Artist Magdalena Briner Eby Honored February 14 , 2022

Perry County, PA— Rug hookers everywhere recognize the name Magdalena Briner Eby and love her primitive style rugs. Born in 1832, she lived he

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Mark Allison Named New Editor of Wildfowl Carving Magazine January 10 , 2022

Northbrook, IL—Ampry Publishing, LLC – Wildfowl Carving Magazine announced its new editor, Mark Allison, in January 2022.  In

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Rug Hooking Magazine Publishes New Book with Donna Hrkman January 01 , 2022

Northbrook, IL—Ampry Publishing, LLC – Rug Hooking magazine is pleased to announce the release of its latest high-quality book on rug h

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Rug Hooking Magazine Celebrates 25 Years

August 15 , 2015

Northbrook, IL – Rug Hooking Magazine celebrated our 25th anniversary in August 2015. To commemorate the occasion, Rug Hooking Magazine, with the help of Kathy Wright (the director of Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village), put together a Wool Bomb tree. Featuring 12” x 18” leaves created by nearly 200 artists whose previous work has been included in the magazine, the tree stood 15 feet high and 12 feet wide.

The tree was on display during Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village in 2015. Because of the tree’s fine craftsmanship and embodiment of the rug hooking sense of community, as well its reverence to the Great Oak Tree (a special landmark for rug hookers in the Sauder Heritage Inn at Sauder Village) the Wool Bomb tree was awarded the Sauder Award at the end of Rug Hooking Week.

This isn’t the first time that Rug Hooking Magazine has participated in a hooked rug-related community event. Back in July 2011, Rug Hooking Magazine sponsored the first ever-rug on a barn quilt trail. The rug square, designed after one of Magdalena Briner Eby’s hooked rugs, now hangs on the Tuscarora State Forest Fire Headquarters in Pennsylvania.