My mother and my sister began making rugs when I was 14, so I grew up surrounded with rugs and rug makers. I have been making rugs myself since August 1984.
My work has been featured in numerous fiber art shows and contests. I have had several rugs selected for Rug Hooking Magazine's annual "Celebrations" contest. Since then, my work has appeared in at least five Celebration editions.
I have written many articles for Rug Hooking Magazine and I wrote the dye section of Elizabeth Black's book, "Hooked on The Wild Side.” Rug Hooking Magazine has published two of my books: "Geometric Hooked Rugs," and "Rug Hooking with Fancy Fibers."
I am a McGown certified teacher and have been teaching at camps and private workshops around the United States and Canada since April, 2000. I have taught specific classes for beginners, as well as classes on inch mats, sheep, sunflowers, sculpting, proddy, mixed media, optical illusions, dyeing, geometrics, and abstraction. I most often teach open classes where anything goes, and I find them to be the most challenging and fun. They keep me hopping. www.goathilldesigns.com