Maria taught herself to hook in 1992 and has not looked
back. Since 1992, she has hooked more than 200 rugs.
She has been recognized by Early American Life
magazine in 2005, 2006, 2011 and 2012 as one of the
top artisans in the country for her hooked rugs.
In 2011, Maria served as a "Celebration of
Hand-Hooked Rugs" judge for Rug Hooking Magazine.
Her hooked rugs have been featured in the ATHA
newsletter, and magazines such as Country Almanac,
Phyllis Hoffman's Celebrate, Early American Life,
Rug Hooking Magazine, and The Wool Street Journal.
In addition to working on her own designs, Maria enjoys
sharing her ideas and techniques. She has written articles
for both Rug Hooking Magazine and The Wool Street
Journal. She teaches workshops and at camps
throughout the country including Michigan, Mississippi,
Ohio, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Texas, Arizona,
Washington and Alabama.
Occasionally, Maria sells her finished work at Yellow
Creek Antiques in Peninsula, Ohio.
About Maria Barton
STAR RUG COMPANY
PRIMITIVE HOOKED RUGS AND PATTERNS