From Applique to Rug Hooking: A Creative Life

Jodie and Mark show their latest rug hooking project and talk about Mark’s doorknock, Marion Sachs, who is a master at both rug hooking and quilting.

Then Jodie does a “how to” demonstration showing how advanced features of today’s machines make stitching a buttonhole applique stitch a snap.


Quilter and rug hooker extraordinaire Marion Sachs of York, Pennsylvania is Mark’s doorknock subject this month.

Marion’s magnificent quilts are hand pieced, hand appliqued and hand quilted although she’s not averse to using the sewing machine. Enjoy the show and tell!


Marion Sachs shows Mark some of her fabulous hooked rugs. Marion demonstrates how easy it is to hook using her favorite $6 tool and shows how she dyes wool strips for maximum shading. And, oh yes, just like quilters if you are a rug hooker you will have a stash.


Then, Jodie and Mark review Easy and Fun Free Motion Quilting: Frames, Fillers, Hundreds of Ideas by Eva A. Larkin and show two lovely quilts from the book.

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