Chris started hooking in the 1980s with Norma Gillette as the High Desert Rug Hookers in Bend, Oregon. Taking formal class instruction from Ann Jeter and Margaret Dahlquist hosted by the High Desert Museum. At least 25 years at Friends By The Sea. Chris is a certified McGown teacher and sponsor, teaching classes in Oregon and at my studio in Idaho.

Chris personally enjoys the dimension of shading in whatever cut is being used; and she loves to present different and unusual ways to finish and display these beautiful rugs.

Again this year, Nancy Terhaar and Chris will be team teaching several afternoons during the week, keeping our “open concept” classroom. My goal for the week is to guide each of my students into feeling confident with their choices of color, design, technique and the real possibility that this project will be their best yet.