It’s Not Too Late!

Here is Connie’s T-shirt rug.  She did say she works on it every day but I don’t know….. Which just goes to show its not too late for YOU to start your rug on the Rug Along if you’re still thinking about it.  We’re still sending out books and DVDs so if you’re still interested send $20 to Mary Etherington, 2345 Palm Ave. Garner, IA 50438 to receive the Rugs From Rags book and DVD by Country Threads. You’ll receive the 3rd version of the book which is in color and by far our best effort.  The DVD only is available for $8.00 and is absolutely necessary because I simply cannot explain the motions on this printed page.  The DVD cannot tell you how to build the frame nor give you all the yardage requirements.  You’ll need the book for that.  So…. You need both the latest book and DVD.

Here is Jan Hebert’s finished rug.  Doesn’t it look nice by that chest of drawers?

Here are Sylvia Havlin’s multiple projects – what an ambitious rug maker!  And they are beautiful!

I loved reading the comments about Mary Ellen Hopkins and reminiscing about those retreats I attended.  Wasn’t she one of a kind?  Honestly I think I could have learned everything I ever needed to know from her book “It’s Okay If You Sit On My Quilt Book”.  She signed my book in 1986 and 1988.  I traveled to Las Vegas twice and Connie and I went together to a retreat in Maine in the mid 90s.  What a special lady.


12 thoughts on “It’s Not Too Late!

  1. Lisa Mikel

    Is it $20 for the book and DVD both or $20 for book and an additional $8 for DVD. I would like a book and dvd, also any shipping fee. Please let me know how much to send and I will send you a check next week. I love everyone’s rugs. Thanks, Lisa

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      It’s $20 for both book and DVD. If you already have the book, you can buy just the DVD for $8. Shipping is included in both prices.

  2. Deb

    Sent you a check yesterday for a book and dvd. Can’t wait to get started with another addiction!

  3. Moe Baly

    Hi Mary, wonderful post! Love the whole rug challenge. Yes, Mary Ellen Hopkins was genius! So many methods I used in my quilting that came from her. Hope your evening was a good one even if Becky couldnt be with you. Hope shes feeling better.

  4. Mary

    I was at that retreat of Mary Ellen Hopkins with you in Maine. What memories. She was fun.
    I have lots of quilt pictures from the event and fun traveling in Maine, too.
    Thank you for keeping up your quilting fun thru this site and encouraging all of us to finish projects.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Mary – Do I remember you? It was fun, wasn’t it? I assume you’re still quilting as I am.

  5. Diane

    Those rugs are gorgeous!! Mine is scrappy, but the next one will be stripes or more structured (maybe). It’s nice to see the different ways they are made:) I”m still working on mine–lost the week in Florida, but it was nice there. Only 8 in Central Ohio this AM. It’s UP to 9 now–wow. Off to Thursday Therapy or Stitch n Bitch–whichever happens at the sewing group!! Some of us have known each other for 43 plus years:)

  6. Pam Klemm

    That’s about what mine looks like. But we had two weeks in January off for a Disney vacation. The youngest wants it for his new apartment 🙂 The middle son has lost about 160 pounds so he has donated his 4X and 3X T-shirts for the next rug. We have a very cold weekend coming up so maybe I will get something done then!

    Pam Klemm

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Pam – congratulations to your son on his weight loss! Those are the best kind of T shirts to use – nice long strips!!!

    1. Cindy

      Ok, I am going to jump off the deep end and send you a check! I have loved these rugs for years and finally want to make one for myself for my sewing room. Before I send the check though, about how much does it cost to make the frame? Thanks as always for your great blogs!

      1. CountryThreads Post author

        Carol – the supplies for the frame are pretty simple but I can’t really tell you. Things might be lots cheaper in Iowa.

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