Instructor Spotlight

Tracy Burns


Traditional Rug Hooking or Hand Hooked Rugs are not Latch Hook, but where latch hook, punch needle & locker hooking originated. Hand hooked Rugs are a form on Fiber Art that can be traced back to the Vikings and even further to the Egyptians.

Proverbs 31:13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. (kjv)   1Peter 4:10  God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of Spiritual Gifts.                              Use them well to serve one another. (NLT)



Tracy Burns was born in Kendallville, IN (Noble County) in 1970.  She and her husband, John (born in Fayette Co.) have lived in the Connersville area since 1996.  They have a 16 year old daughter, Amaya.

Tracy has been teaching the Art of Traditional Rug Hooking to beginner and intermediate students since 2001. Her commitment to sharing her knowledge with others comes from years of study with teachers, craftsmen and artists of many disciplines from across the country. With a trained understanding of styles, methods and advanced techniques, she has taught classes at her home in Wayne County Indiana, area churches, District 7 Indiana Extension Homemakers Retreat, The Henry County Arts Center, Kendallville Public Library (Noble County) and the Jay County Fiber Fest.

Tracy has won many awards for her work in the past 17 years as well as appearing in the International ATHA Magazine/Newsletter. Her work has been exhibited at The Henry County Arts Center, the Whitewater Valley Arts Association – (WVAA), Randolph County Arts Depot, RAM/Richmond Arts Museum and many Arts and Crafts  groups in the Midwest. Her work has also been apart of the Fayette and Wayne County Fairs, Indiana State Fair, Sauder Village International Rug Show, and ATHA Biennial International Rug Show.

Tracy's love of sharing the Art of Rug Hooking has taken her to demonstrations and Presentations at schools, churches, historical museums, service clubs, arts associations, libraries, festivals, quilt shows, fairs in numerous counties across Indiana and Ohio. For Tracy, Rug Hooking is a creative, meditative and communal endeavor that can be shared with everyone.


House on the Hill Rug Hooking Studio

Tracy C. Burns

8055 Caldwell  Rd.

Connersville, IN 47331