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FOVT Presents: Hooked on Rugs Reception and Lecture

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October 04, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Join FOVT at the Villa for a reception and lecture Oct. 4.

Iconoclast and fiber artist Emily Robertson designed and hand hooked her rugs. Over 50 rugs from Emily’s personal collection tell her fascinating life story. Now, these rugs are offered for sale in a silent auction to benefit the Friends of Villa Terrace. This lecture by Emily Robertson will complement her show and auction of hooked rugs from her long career as a fiber artist. The online auction and virtual viewing opens Sept. 25. Robertson's rugs will be on display for the auction in the lower galleries at the Villa Terrace starting Sept. 27.

About Emily K. Robertson
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.


This event is presented by our partner nonprofit Friends of the Villa Terrace to learn more about the Friends of Villa Terrace visit

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