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TitleBarn on Luce Hill, StoweDesigned byDeb CampbellHooked byDeb CampbellInspirationOne of the many beautiful old barns in Vermont.Dimensions29.5" x 22.25"Materialswool on rug warpCuts4, 6Start to Finish2022Your TeacherSandy Ducharme assisted me in the transferring of the pattern with red dotShare

Barn on Luce Hill, Stowe 

Almost 16 years ago, my husband took a photo of this old barn in disrepair; photography is a hobby of his.  I love the barn’s randomly sized windows and doors, reminiscent of so many barns throughout Vermont.   Like most barns, over the years it was repaired with what the family had on the farm. To me, this is what gives the barn so much character and charm.

The barn still exists but the owners have repainted the outside and removed one side section.

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About the artist

Like so many members of the GMRHG, I love all types of creative endeavors.  Some of my favorite activities, depending on the season, are knitting, rug hooking, gardening, watercolor painting, embroidery, and quilting.  On my list of skills to learn are basket weaving and rushing antique chairs seats.  

My mother’s sister was a rug hooking instructor in Hingham, MA for over 25 years and my parents had many of her pieces hanging in their home.  She was 17 years older than my mother and, because she lived in another state, I never learned hooking from her.  I remember, during one of her visits, she showed me how to cut wool using her Bliss Model A cutter.   

I grew up on a beef cattle farm in Connecticut and have always loved Vermont’s beautiful farms and forests.  My spouse’s family is from Northfield, VT.  We had planned to move from Connecticut to Vermont once we retired.  Our dream finally came true in 2019.  One of the first things I did upon arriving in Vermont was to become a member of the Guild.  It was the perfect way to get involved with creative people, learn new techniques, and make some friends.  

I look forward to meeting many of the Guild’s members at events happening throughout the year and learn about the projects they are working on.  In the fall of 2022, Biffie Gallant (another Guild member) and I started the Randolph Ruggers.  It is a group of rug hooking/punching people who meet weekly at the library in Randolph.  We are always encouraging more to join us.