Saturday, June 30, 2012

Stolen Rugs.......

I want to share this info.As a rug hooker I think we need to help each other.I got this info from Fisheye Rugs
It is such a shame that there are people will steal someones hard work.

Dear Rug Hookers,
Last week I was teaching a workshop in Ohio for a small group in a local church.  Two rugs were stolen from the church sometime after class on Tuesday and before class began Wednesday morning.  The room was filled with wool, hooking equipment including frames and cutters, other rugs and a digital projector.  None of those items were touched.  Please forward this email on to your rug hooking guilds and groups.  If you are a frequent follower of Ebay, Craigslist or any other internet site that sells things I would appreciate it if you would be on the look out for the rugs.  I am offering a reward for information leading to the return of the rugs.

Rug #1 is my Crocodile Mola design.  It was featured in the November/December 2011 issue of Rug Hooking Magazine.  It was exhibited at the ATHA Biennial exhibit in Lancaster, PA in October 2011 and at the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild exhibit at the Shelburne Museum in November 2011.  The rug is 36 x 48.  

Rug #2 is my Pumpkins and Leaves design.  It was hooked by Linda Woodbury and has been exhibited at many local shows in New Jersey.  The rug is 28 x 40.

I have attached photos below.
If you have any info please contact me or Linda.

Thank you,
Norma Batastini

Please keep your eyes out for these rugs.....if you have anything to share and need contact information for Norma, just send  a quick e-mail (fisheyerugs AT hotmail DOT com). 

Live Deeply and help a fellow hooker,


WoolenSails said...

I just can't believe that rugs would get stolen at an event and in a church, shame on them and so sad for the hookers who lose them.


Lora said...

Good news! The rugs have been found. On July 8 there was a message in the rughookers group on yahoo.
This was originally on Facebook
Good News,

The rugs have been found. A young man walking his dog found them in a plastic garbage bag along a bike trail. His dog was sniffing the bag and he opened it up and discovered the rugs. He attends the church where the rugs were taken from and had seen the flyers about the rugs. The rugs are in good condition with the exception of a few leaves and a musty odor.

I want to thank everyone who helped to spread the word by sending my note out to groups, adding it to blogs and websites. Please resend to those same groups so everyone knows that the rugs have been found.
I heard from so many of you expressing your concern and that confirmed to me the unique friendships that we have within the rug hooking community.

Again thanks to all and have a wonderful summer,