At the February meeting, this magazine was floating around - the Jan/Feb 1991 issue, with a nice article on the rag rug revival -Names mentioned in the article (with linkss, if available):
Julia Burrowes ("textural paintings")
Winifred Nicholson (the 1960s Cumbrian revival)
Audrey and Dennis Barker (1970s)
"The history of rag rugs is almost entirely oral."