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Marion Sachs: Class of 2018

Name: Marion Sachs

Location: York, Pennsylvania

Tell us a bit about yourself. What are some of your interests and hobbies?
Quilted for 20 years, upholstered furniture, needlepoint, sew clothing.

How did you get introduced to rug hooking?
Saw a group of ladies hooking at a street fair.

What was your first project?
A #6-cut cabin. That turned out horrible.

Is there one rug that stands out as being particularly memorable?
My favorite rug is always the one I'm working on now.

Is there a particular style of rugs that you're most interested in hooking?
Florals, and I enjoy David Galchutt patterns.

What's your favorite part about hooking a rug?
It keeps me thinking about colors and then I dye them.

What's a piece of advice you'd give to a new rug hooker?
Find teachers that are interested in the same things you are, and stick with them.

What do you love most about Celebration?
The interesting and beautiful pieces we see.

Roumanian Convent, Celebration XX

Roumanian Convent, Celebration XX

"It really is a lovely rug. I never thought of doing it, but a lady in our group said to me one day that I should look at the pattern. Well I did. At the time..." Read more.

Tuhay, Celebration XXII

Tuhay, Celebration XXII

"This rug was started in a class at Maryland Shores. My teacher was Nancy Blood who color planned the rug for me. I bought the wool. My home teacher..." Read more.

Victorian, Celebration XXV

Victorian, Celebration XXV

"What a beautiful pattern. It was meant to be a very quiet palette. I color planned it myself. I am now getting a little braver and trusting my own..." Read more.

Hoot, Celebration 26

Hoot, Celebration 26

"I guess sometimes you have to have a little fun. I went out of my safety zone with Hoot. Artist David Galchutt gave LCS Wool and Silk permission to do his..." Read more.

The Conspiracy, Celebration 27

The Conspiracy, Celebration 27

"I started Conspiracy in a class with Pris Butler and my Pearl McGown Conestoga group in Lancaster, PA—a great 3-day class. David Galchutt is the artist, and..." Read more.

Victory Rose, Celebration 28

Victory Rose, Celebration 28

"A little story about Victory Rose. A few years ago, my teacher, Peg Hannum, was retiring and downsizing. This day she was selling her..." Read more.

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