This year's featured exhibit was by the late Mary Sheppard Burton and Leonard Feenan. Mary was the hooker and Leonard turned her drawings of a Noah's Ark project into a reality. Noah's Ark was started in September of 2006 and was completed in September 2009. It is 30 inches wide by 36 inches long and stand a total of 5 feet, 7 inches. You can read more about it in the March/April/May 2010 issue of Rug Hooking Magazine.
Twenty eight volunteers in 10 states and 2 countries hooked the animals.
A pillow made by Mary was up for bids in a silent auction.
This room sized rug featured alphabet blocks and took 23 months to hook (if I remember correctly) according to Mary's granddaughter who is seated to the right hooking. She said it was in her Grandma's dining room and she remembers jumping from letter to letter as a child.
A hooked cape in a very fine cut. I can't imagine how heavy it must be!