Stories are Made Loop by Loop
July 12, 2023
October 7, 2023
Curated by Susan L Feller, West Virginia, for the Virginia Quilt Museum
Artists in this exhibition use rug hooking to document and explore social, emotional and personal topics.
They use a variety of materials, from traditional wool fabric to recycled plastics. Their pieces are made by pulling strips through an open weave fabric to create loops, pile, and texture.
Rug hooking is steeped in generations of resourceful, creative, and outspoken makers. These contemporary artisans work the technique’s simple repetitive motions by hand, one loop at a time.
Domenica Zara Queen, West Virginia
Cheryl Bollenbach, Tennessee
Terri Todd, Virginia
Karen Miller, Ontario, Canada
Meryl Cook, Nova Scotia, Canada
Mary Tayliegh Lopez, British Columbia, Canada
Elizabeth Miller, Maine