Well, the votes are in! Of the top 3 Celebration XXVIII winners (2018), two are OHCG members! First, Peggy Peacock with her “Fish Carpet” and third, Trish Johnson with “Honest Ed’s”. Second prize went to Judy Carter with her “Tiger Close Up” (hooked in #8). 1 & 3 are original creations; Judy Carter’s is an adaptation, with permission, from a photo by Lunasa Photography, in the Adaptation category of Celebration. Congratulations to a trio of wonderful hookers!!
Peggy Peacock’s “Fish Carpet”, 1st place in Celebration 28. Also won Original and Rowan Awards at the 2016 OHCG Annual Conference and Rug Show
“Tiger Close Up”, by Judy Carter of Lancaster, PA
2nd place in Celebration 28
Trish Johnson’s “Honest Ed’s” (original). 3rd place in Celebration 28 and winner of 2018 OHCG Annual Pictorial & Rowan Awards
“To start, for the first time in Celebration’s history, we awarded prizes to our three highest scoring rugs. We’re thrilled for our first place entry, The Fish Carpet, by Peggy Peacock; our second place entry, Tiger Close Up, by Judy Carter; and our third place entry, Honest Ed’s, by Trish Johnson. All three show the incredible skill and artistry in the community, and we hope they’ll inspire future generations of rug hookers.”
signed by Jessica Thelander (Celebration Coordinator) and Debra Smith (Rug Hooking Magazine Editor)