Primitive Quilts and Projects

Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine

A premium publication dedicated to the primitive quilter, rug hooker, stitcher and more! Each issue features at least 15 projects from some of the most admired designers in the primitive fiber arts world.
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Monday, August 15, 2011

Learning to hook! (And a giveaway!)






Hi,

I'm Leah! I'm the office manager for Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine. I thought maybe I should learn how to make this kind of stuff, since I'm supporting all of you wonderful primitive lovers :) So I'm starting with a Woolen Willow hooked rug, called "Crow." I thought I would be able to You Tube "how to rug hook," and this is what I came up with... YIKES!!! So I am about to get a professional lesson from my awesome aunts, Gretchen and Jeni :) I will keep you posted with my progress!

Also, we are overdue for a giveaway! Anyone who comments between now and next Monday... we'll throw your name in a hat and draw a winner! The winner will receive a pattern for a quilt or wool applique!





83 comments:

  1. please enter me, I love wool projects.

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  2. Please enter me. Also if you go back to YouTube and search "rug hooking Deanne Fitzpatrick" you will find some fun and instructional videos.

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  3. Hi Leah - Sounds like you're learning about rug hooking from the pros, so I have no doubt that you'll be an expert in no time at all! I'd love to be entered for your giveaway!

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  4. I need to learn some rug hooking too! I can say that I am such a happy camper with my subscription to Primitive Quilts and Projects. There isn't anything in these magazines that I don't like!

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  5. I'm so glad to hear that you are joining us in our love of rug hooking! Best of luck on your project. I'd love to be entered into your giveaway!
    Thanks

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  6. I'd love to be tossed in a hat...a very cute hat!

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  7. After your lesson maybe you can post some pointers. I've met a few rug hookers but I've not done it yet either.

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  8. Rug hooking will be so much fun when you get the "hang" of it. Love those Woolen Willow patterns too.
    Pam

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  9. Rug hooking is something I've never learned, but now that I have the magazine, I would love to give it a try. Good luck with your lessons ;o)

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  10. Love wool projects. Thanks for letting me enter.

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  11. I'm a rug hooking newbie, too. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  12. Once you get started, you will be addicted, lol.
    I like to switch projects, so I hook, punch and quilt.
    It is also fun to do the same pattern with different mediums.

    Debbie

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  13. Keep practicing....it does get easier with more consistent loops! Gene Shepherd's videos are very good...he has a CD also.

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  14. I tried hooking a rug once, but I guess I just prefer quilting and cross stitch. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. Throw my name in the hat. I would love to learn how to rug hook, by I do not need another addiction! LOL

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  16. good for you-hope you like hookin'-and thanks for a giveaway-fun, fun!

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  17. I'm so glad to see you struggling. Misery loves company. LOL Rug hooking and punch needle are two crafts that just don't want to be friends with me. Love your magazine!

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  18. Please enter my name in! Love your magazine!!

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  19. I got started to work with a friend who did rugs. My rules are to design my own rug, use only recycled fabrics, and have fun. I found a closet full of woolens at local thrifts and have several projects in the works. Fun hobby.

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  20. You will love your rug when it is finished. I still cherish my first rug nearly two decades later! Please enter me in the giveaway, please!!

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  21. Good luck with your rug hooking adventure!
    Please enter me in the giveaway...after all, who doesn't love a giveaway!

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  22. i am learning too!! please enter me in your giveaway.

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  23. It's on my list to learn to do!!! Can't wait to see your progress!

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  24. I just love a giveaway, I get very excited & I don't know why, I never win! Perhaps it's just the thought that this time might be when my luck comes in (fingers crossed)

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  25. Would love a chance to win a pattern!! Good luck with the hooking!!

    Becky

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  26. Love, love the magazine. Good luck with your hooking adventure! ~Ann

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  27. Please add me too! What fun learning somthing new, that is always a good thing. Jaja

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  28. thanks for a chance to win - laurie

    llsbaskets@comcast.net

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  29. Rug hooking is wonderful. With excellent teachers such as your aunts, you'll be hooking in no time.lol
    Thanks for the giveaway. BTW You have a fabulous magazine.

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  30. I'm really looking forward for the updates on your progress! I'd love to be entered for the giveaway.
    Blessings,
    Kim
    http://teaberry-cottage.blogspot.com/

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  31. I LOVE your magazine and just found your blog. I am in heaven :) Good luck with your rug hooking!

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  32. Thanks, would love to win a new woolie pattern.

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  33. I'm a new hooker too...can't wait to see your finished piece! Please enter me in your pattern giveaway...I'm a new subscriber to PQ&P's and LOVE it!!!!
    patti

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  34. I am thinking maybe I should learn too. Keep us posted with lots of photos on your journey.

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  35. Nothing like a new hobby!! Looks like fun! Thanks for the chance to win a pattern!
    Paulette

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  36. Count me in the mix. I've never sewn a wool project.

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  37. Hi I am new into wool but loving every minute of it....

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  38. Another thing that I want learn...one day!! :)
    Thanks for giveaway!

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  39. I just found your magazine on the Buggy Barn site and came here to subscribe right away...this looks like the next direction my quilting needs to take b/c I'm so tired of all the short cuts and "easy" quilts out there. Looking forward to getting it in my mailbox....but wouldn't winning a pattern get me started on the right foot? Pick me!!

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  40. I have a half started hooked project. The burlap backing really bothered my nose so it has sat in a box for a few years now. I look forward to seeing your hooked rug!

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  41. First --- Love the magazine. I am a wan-a-be rug hooker. I love wool and anything about it.
    Karin E :)

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  42. I love the magazine - always read mine from cover to cover. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway. I would love a new wool pattern :)

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  43. looks likea fun little adventure

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  44. Well, since I have no clue how to do this, I'll just say, looks like you are doing a great job. LOL Have fun, that is the most important thing about crafting.

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  45. Enjoy learning to hook, it is a great form of art. I have been at it for about 5 or 6 years.

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  46. I'm just learning about your magazine! It looks verrrry interesting!
    Have fun learning to hook!

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  47. Leah,
    I love, love, love the new magazine and I love to quilt and do wool applique, too but I do not know how to hook a rug either....I do love the finished look of a hooked rug.....good luck !
    Maureen

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  48. Would love to win a pattern!! Thank you :)

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  49. I just learned about your website last night in my spinning class! Would love to win a pattern from you!

    Deb S.

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  50. I have never tried a wool project before. I can't wait to see how your project turns out. i love bloggyland, and all the wonderful projects.

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  51. Count me in! Would love to win!! gougeonathome@charter.net

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  52. I adore wool so would be extra please to win and thanks for the chance.

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  53. Good luck with your project, Leah. I would love to win a fantastic pattern! Thanks.

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  54. Throw my name into the hat! Love the new magazine and thanks for the great giveaway.

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  55. Please may I enter your giveaway?

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  56. What a great giveaway! I love primitive stuff! I have only hooked two things but I love it! I have been trying to build my wool stash but it is slow going so I can try it! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  57. I've only just discovered the magazine which brought me to this blog.
    Would love to enter the giveaway please.
    Thank you.
    Margaret

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  58. I have never made anything with wool and now have some wool fabrics to use....so please enter me into this giveaway.

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  59. Good luck with the rug hooking! Please enter my name in your giveaway!

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  60. Good luck with the rug.

    Would love to be in that hat.Thanks for the chance!!

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  61. Hooking seems to be the new rage. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway.

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  62. Oh Pick ME!!! lol
    I would love to be signed up...
    I posted your magazine on my blog... we get it at Deer Country Quilts where I work!!!
    THanks for an awesome publication!!!
    KimV

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  63. So glad news of this giveaway led me to your blog. A fabulous prize - I'd love to win.

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  64. Hi Leah - I'm glad that you are "going primitive!" And thanks for all your hard work to make this magazine a success!

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  65. Count me in for your giveaway!!

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  66. Thanks for the chance to win. I LOVE your magazine!

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  67. You are a step ahead of me - I want to learn to hook, but haven't tried yet! I'm sure you will have it mastered in no time. Love your magazine - I just showed mine to my aunt who will be a new subscriber in the near future!

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  68. I'm excited about your giveaway. I love your magazine and visiting your shop is always a "must do" when we are traveling in your area. I would love any pattern you include in your giveaway. Thanks so much! Lana

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  69. I haven't yet learned to hook. I just took the leap into needle punching and found I really love it. Honestly I love wool applique and the thought of slicing all that beautiful wool just un-nerves me. Thanks for a chance at the give-away.

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  70. Hi Leah. Please enter me in the drawing. Best wishes on your rug hooking. It is on my list of things to learn.

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  71. One of our guild members introduced your magazine to the guild this week. Everyone LOVED it. I know I can't wait til mine comes in the mailbox! Great job!!!

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  72. Thank you all for the encouragement! I am about to post another picture of my progress :) Lori - try monks cloth instead of burlap. That is what we use. It's softer and will probably last longer!

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  73. Leah - way to go on your hooking - once you get that "loop" down - the rest is easy! You have some great teachers!

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  74. I've never tried to hook; looking forward to seeing future posts on your progress!

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  75. Thanks for the chance to win! Haven't tried rug hooking yet, I'm a little bit overwhelmed already with quilting and wool applique ideas and projects to keep be busy....well, ....forever!! But I could be tempted.

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  76. Hi! I love the new magazine. Excellent quality and lots of great projects!!

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  77. Don't worry it will look better when u get more done! Love the magazine and everyone of the projects! Keep up the great work!

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  78. Hey-great start! I started a rug about 5 years ago and it still isn't done! Great Magazine!

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  79. I'd love to try some wool applique. I've done lots of traditional needleturn applique and some with buttonhole stitch, but never with wool. The colors I've seen are very appealing, particularly because I love folk art.Thanks for this introduction to your blog and your products.

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