"An American Treasure"

This 3 1/2' X 4' rug was made by Mary Ann when she and her husband moved out of Nebraska to homestead in Gillette, Wy. At the homestead she created this American treasure from what was obviously their old cast off clothes of all types of material. It was given to the current owners Mom and Dad as a wedding gift during World War II. Now the grandson and his wife wanted it repaired so that it could someday be passed on to their daughter and then to her 3 year old daughter; 5 generations... what a great story! And what a joy it has been to restore it to like-new when it really looked to be a hopeless task at the onset. (For you braiders: It required 20+ butts and lots of relacing to fix it. Well worth the effort.)

"An American Treasure" Before

"An American Treasure" After


  "Well, we just don't know what to say! The rug turned out to be wonderfully finished! This is the first time it really looks like it was supposed to when it was originally made. What is interesting, I don't remember all the printed material in the rug. Your work is really nice and we have decided we cannot just put it away as planned. We intend to use it (carefully) and care for it as you explained."
   "We will be leaving at the end of the month to see Richard's mom and cannot wait to show her the pictures of it in the living room. She will be as pleased as we are. Thank you so much!! I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone that has a need for your services."...Lenexa, Ks

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