Off the Hook


Tracy Burns

Exhibit: June 17 – July 17, 2019

Tracy has been teaching the Art of Traditional Rug Hooking to beginner and intermediate students since 2001. Her commitment to sharing her knowledge with others comes from years of study with teachers, craftsmen, and artists of many disciplines from across the country. With a trained understanding of styles, methods and advanced techniques, she has taught classes at her home in Southwestern Wayne County Indiana, area churches, District 7 Indiana Extension Homemakers Retreat, The Henry County Arts Center, Kendallville Public Library (Noble County), the Jay County Fiber Fest and AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI.

Tracy has won many awards for her work in the past 19 years as well as appearing in the International ATHA (Association of Traditional Hooking Artists) Magazine/Newsletter. Her work has been on display at the ArtSeed Gallery-New Albany, Henry County Arts Center (AAHC), the Whitewater Valley Arts Association (WVAA), Randolph County Arts Depot (AARC), RAM/Richmond Art Museum and many Arts and Crafts groups in the Midwest. Her work has also been a part of the Fayette and Wayne County Fairs, Mooreland Free Fair, Indiana State Fair, Sauder Village International Rug Show, ATHA Biennial International Rug Show, Hoosier Women’s Artists Competition at the Indiana State House and The Hann Museum of Indiana Art. Tracy will have a One Woman Show at the Blackford County Art Center June 2019 and a One Woman Show at the Jasper Arts Center, Jasper, IN, in 2020.

Tracy’s love of sharing the Art of Rug Hooking has taken her to demonstrations and Presentations at schools, churches, historical museums, service clubs, arts associations, libraries, festivals, quilt shows, fairs in numerous counties across Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin. For Tracy, Rug Hooking is a creative, meditative and communal endeavor that can be shared with everyone.