Artistic History

Notices Reviews and Articles 

The Halifax Herald 

The Globe and Mail 

The Toronto Star 

Uppercase Magazine 

The Evening Telegram 

East Coast Living 

France Quilters MagazineC

entury Home Magazine 

Select Homes 

The Halifax Daily News

The Austrailian Textile Forum

Canadian House And HomeWeaving New Rhythms, 2001

Piecework MagazineRug Hooking Magazine 

New Brunswick Reader

A Passion for The Creative Life, by Mary Sheppard Burton 

Studio Rally by Robin Metcalfe 

Timber LivingChatelaine Magazine 

Saltscapes Magazine 

Textiles Now by Drusilla Cole


CBC National Radio This Morning and Morningside

CBC Radio Atlantic

Harrowsmith Country Life Television

East Link Provincial Television 

CBC Television's Land and Sea 

CTV News and Canada AM 

Permanent Collections 

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia 

The Canadian Museum of Civilization 

The Nova Scotia Art Bank 

The Art Gallery of Nfld. and Labrador



Collection of 22 Rugs, The Very Mention of Home acquired by the Art Gallery of Nova ScotiaKeynote Speaker at ATHA Biennial in Cleveland, Ohio.

Published Book with Rug Hooking Magazine, Rug Hooking with Deanne Fitzpatrick 

Group Show , Canadian Textile Museum, Toronto, 2016 

Chosen as Canadian Rug Hooker of the Year 2016 

Published Fourth Book with Nimbus Simply Modern 

Received 2015 Gold Medal at Independent Publisher Book Awards for Simply Modern 

Cover Article Rug Hooking Magazine June/July 2011 

Article in Quilt Country about my work, a magazine from France

Nova Scotia Export Achievement Award 2011

Website reached 1 million page views

Work appeared in Uppercase Magazine 

Illustrated a Children's book with Sheree Fitch in Fall of 2013

Nominated for Lillian Sheppard Illustration Award, Spring 2014 

Hosted Kaffe Fasset and Brandon Mabley in Amherst for lecture and Workshop Series, Summer 2014 

2005 to 2011 

Solo Exhibit, The Woman In the Mat, at The Mary Black Gallery, Nova Scotia Centre For Craft and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Keynote Address, for 450 members of the American Association of Traditional Rug Hookers 

Second book published, The Secrets of Planning and Design published by Stackpole Books, Pennsylvania 

Chosen for CBC Artspots

Opening Address of The Newfoundland and Labrador Rug Hooking Guild Show at The Rooms Provincial Museum and Art Gallery. 

Third Book Published, East Coast Rug Hooking Designs by Nimbus

Third Book Nominated for Best Published Book in Atlantic Canada, and an Ippy Award, 2007 

Guest Speaker, at the Mary Black Gallery, during the 2007 Atlantic Book Awards

Group Exhibit, Hooked Rugs ,curated by Denis Longchamps at Musee des maitres et artisans du Quebec, Montrea

Solo Exhibit, The Art of Visiting at The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. Johns, Nfld(2009),touring currently 

Produced Rug Hooking with Deanne Fitzpatrick DVD 

Produced Audio Book, Deanne Fitzpatrick:Art, Life and Creativity 

Fourth book published by Nimbus,2010 Inspired Rug Hooking 



Work featured as a CBC Television Program, Story with a Hook, on Land And Sea. This airs nationally April 18, 2004. Feildworks, June 2004, a exhibit with Barbara Hill Taylor at The Lunenburg Art Gallery.


Work featured in A Passion for the Creative Life,Textiles to Lift the Spirit by Mary Sheppard Burton. 


Selected for Playing Card Rugs, a show curated by Linda Rae Coughlin.


Solo exhibit, The Common Soul, at Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville Nova Scotia.

Film on work created by Eastlink Cable Television for Nova Scotia Provincial Television.


Solo exhibit at Justina M. Barnickie Gallery at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. 

Appeared on CBC National Radio show, This Morning, with Shelagh Rogers. 

Appointed as member of the Editorial board of Rug Hooking Magazine. 


Hook Me a Story, a History and Method of Rug Hooking in Atlantic Canada is published. It is now in it's fourth printing. 


Work is exhibited at The Canadian Museum of Civilization show Hooked on Rugs, and selected as artist to speak at opening reception. 

Work appears in Piecework, and Rug Hooking Magazine, two American fibre arts publications. 

Work accepted for Visual Arts Nova Scotia Show, Far and Wide, which toured provincially. Appeared on CBC National Radio show, Morningside. 


Solo Exhibit at The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, One for Sorrow, Two for Joy, which toured seven galleries throughout Atlantic Canada. Work purchased by The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador. Work purchased by The Nova Scotia Art Bank.


Work is exhibited at The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia as part of the Permanent Collection. 

Awarded B grant for professional artists from the Canada Council. participated in Art en Direct, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, New Brunswick.


Work is purchased by The Nova Scotia Art Bank for their permanent collection. 

"Village" a large rug was purchased by The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia for their permanent collection. 

Six rugs included at the Spring Folk Art Show at The Susan Whitney Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan. 

Work is chosen for The Marion McCain Atlantic Canadian Art Exhibit, which opened at The Beaverbrook Gallery and toured internationally. 

First Solo exhibit, From Freshwater, held at the Cumberland County Museum Amherst, Nova Scotia. 

Red Island , a large rug was purchased by The Canadian Museum of Civilization for their permanent collection. 


Work is represented at The Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival, a juried show of authentic Nova Scotia Folk Artists. 


Work is represented by private galleries 


Began hooking rugs