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Wed, Sep 27


Villa Terrace

Hooked on Rugs

A show of hooked rugs and auction by Milwaukee artist Emily Robertson to benefit the Friends of Villa Terrace. Auction link here!

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Hooked on Rugs
Hooked on Rugs

Time & Location

Sep 27, 2023, 9:00 AM – Oct 07, 2023, 5:00 PM

Villa Terrace, 2220 N Terrace Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA


About the Event

Hooked on Rugs: A Fundraiser to benefit Friends of Villa Terrace 

By Emily Robertson 

Iconoclast and fiber artist Emily Robertson designs and hand hooked her rugs. Over 40 rugs from Emily’s personal collection will feature in this exhibition and auction. These unique and intimate works tell Emily's life story. Now, this incredible collection is offered for sale in a silent auction to benefit the Friends of Villa Terrace. See these amazing rugs on display at the Villa Terrace Art Museum Sept. 27 through Oct. 7 before they find new homes. Bid for a chance to take home your own. Bidding begins online on Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. Click here to access the auction!

Join us for a Reception and Lecture Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m.

Bidding will commence at 10 am on September 27th (please excuse the typo on the mailed cards).  CLICK HERE TO BID

Contact Megan Holbrook at meganwh@gmail with your email and contact if you want to be reminded to visit the auction site. 

All proceeds to benefit Friends of Villa Terrace

Watch Emily's interview on TMJ4's Morning Blend about her work and the upcoming auction

Emily "Emmy" K Robertson Artist Statement

Emmy Robertson is a textile artist who uses the traditional hooked rug technique as her medium. She has specialized in custom pictorial scenes of houses and gardens, theological imagery, humor and many specialized subjects for thirty years. Her work has appeared in juried and unjuried shows across the country which include: the Wenham Museum, Sauder Village (Best in Show), Japanese/American Show, FiberArts Design Book Six, Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council, the Shelbourne Museum, Cedarburg Art Center and the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts. Her work has appeared in numerous books and publications.

Robertson is a lifetime member of the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild as well as the Cream City Rug Hooking Guild. She served on the editorial board of Rug Hooking Magazine as well as having written numerous articles for the magazine. She has taught rug hooking in this country as well as in England. Her commissioned work can be found in many homes.

Robertson has dyed much of the wool that she has used in her work. She loves to challenge herself by doing things she has never done before within the medium of rug hooking.

Recently she has turned her attention to tapestry weaving because she is a life long learner and wanted to work in a different area of the fiber arts. Curiosity is what wakes her up in the morning and informs her daily work.


We Energies

Honorary Co-Chairs

Shelley Culea

Margarete Harvey

Sup. Sheldon Wasserman

Planning Committee:

Mary Berger

Nancy Burke

Laura Couture

Mary Emory

Moira Fitzgerald

Megan Holbrook

Linda Mutschler

Emily Robertson

Stephanie Van Alyea


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