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Reunions cancelled due to COVID-19_

During the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, all BHCG hooking sessions: both at Centennial Hall and at La Tricolette, are cancelled until further notice.

Red Day

Valentines Day Special_ By: Emmy Maten      

February 10th, 2020     

A sudden last-minute snow alert issued by Environment Canada for 15 cm of snow Monday morning kept many of our members from coming to our Valentines Day party. But eight of us did come, including Claire and Kitt and all the treats, decorations and fun they had prepared, so we partied!

Missing from the group picture are Claudette and Emmy. Yes, those are cherry sprinkle cupcakes, fresh strawberries dipped in chocolate, shortbread, and more.

For all who wore red (and also for those who forgot), Claire had made us Valentine brooches from tartan wool fabric and recycled zippers. Too LOVE-ly, Claire!

Claire also created a game to decide who would win the first door-prize. We had to guess the 3 ingredients which went into making the delicious truffles shown here. Any ideas? For those who are curious, the answer is Chocolate chips, Peanut butter, and Maple syrup. Yummy.

The fantastic door prizes were provided by Claire, Ki…

Show & Tell / February 2020

Special Show & Tell / St Valentine's Day
Live, Laugh, Love, Life - 2017 By Ti Seymour

This was my therapy rug.  I needed something easy, something I could de-stress with and remind myself that life does get better by Living, Loving and Laughing through life.  I think I get top marks for giving that period of my life my best effort!

St Valentine

I'm Hooked_ Happy St Valentine's Day! Happy Hook-In 

Our Website

In 2020 we celebrate 12 years on the Web and BHCG 45th Anniversary!

Web Commitee
Dawna Matthew President
Jacqueline Bouchard Editor/Translator
Ann Arial Photographer
Maria Romero Webmaster/Designer

Xmas Party

A Jolly Season _By: Emmy Maten   

Deck the Walls with Hand-hooked Rugs,  
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la…

The Season was Jolly at the Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild Christmas party. Everyone contributed to making our party lively, joyous, and delicious.

The amazingly talented M created some rug-hooking lyrics to old favorite Christmas tunes, and we enjoyed an interactive singsong together while M played her keyboard.

We oohed and aahed at the beautiful Christmas themed rugs and crafts which several members brought in to show.

We had a heartfelt Secret Santa gift exchange and as always, our snack table was marvelous.
The best gift of all is being together and sharing each member’s creative spirit. Thank-you all and have a Happy and Healthy 2020!

International Hook-In Day

December 4th_By Dawna Matthew 

Wednesday, December 4th 2019, International Rug Hooking Day was a huge success! Beaconsfield co-hosted with Martintown’s Wild and Woolly Rug Hookers and welcomed 100 rug hookers from all over OHCG’s Area 1 to St Mary’s Community Centre in Williamstown, Ontario. We had 5 vendors, a huge variety of delicious soups and sweets to tempt our guests. Plus there were wonderful door prises to win. Thanks to everyone who worked to make this such a successful day and to everyone who
came with their smiles and hooking!!!

Here you have some pictures. Follow the link to visit our Facebook Page and see the complete December 4th Photo Album

Hudson Craft Fair

Hudson Christmas Craft Fair_
Again this year, Jacques and Isabelle, members of the Beaconsfield guild, participated in the Hudson Christmas Craft Fair. This event is for vendors who create their own products by hand. 

- We try to offer new things every year. Adding on to past themes of "Birds and Wildlife in the region" and "Quebec Houses and Barns", this year I painted "Children out in the snow" on my wooden ornaments", says Isabelle Rollin.

Members of our guild have come to encourage the artisans, and donate to the Nichoir, by having a bite to eat at their fundraiser "Bistro" to help injured birds. What a nice Xmas gift. The atmosphere is most festive and friendly. 

La Tricolette

Saturday Hook-In
The cold weather didn't damper the smiles at today's Saturday Hook-In at our favourite yarn shop, La Tricolette!


Andrée Lapensée _Show & Tell by BHCG members of rugs in progress during Hook-In of  November 11th, 2019.

Got lots of worms?? Look what our creative member, Andrée, did with hers!!! Amazing portraits of her two daughters.

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day_November 11, 2019 - Canada  
By Rose Kandy

This year we remember the Commonwealth  of Nations War Dead (mainly past British Commonwealth members).

Remembrance Day November 11, 2019 commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany at Compiegne, France for the cessation  of hostilities on the Western Front which took effect at 11 AM, the eleventh  hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

This year Remembrance Day is not mentioning individuals but rather a Commemoration of war dead observed by  Commonwealth Nations. The National War Memorial will be commemorating 53 member states. united through shared values, history, culture and languages.

This year  we commemorate members of the Commonwealth of Nations, almost all former British colonies or dependent of British colonies.

Wearing a red poppy reminds us to reflect on the sacrifices of our Canadian Armed Forces.

Isabelle & Jacques

Vendor's Day at Burritt’s Rapids_By Candace Fradette

Rideau Valley Boots and Baskets Rug Hooking Guild holds a Vendor's Day every year on the first Thursday of November. This year it was November 7th, from 11AM  to 2PM, and Isabelle and Jacques took part. Congratulations!

Buritts RapidsBy Isabelle and Jacques

What a great day we had in Buritts Rapids. The weather was terrible, but the welcome and the smiles were so warm and sunny. The village is superb, and what a "cachet " this building has.
Jacques and I were vending our handmade wooden rug hooking items, and also some of my patterns.  Congratulations to the Burritts Rapids Boots & Baskets Guild who are celebrating their 40th year this fall!

Rideau Valley Boots and Baskets Rug Hooking Guild Vendor's Day  Come for a coffee, tea and treats.  Burritts Rapids Community Hall 23 Grenville Street Burritts Rapids, Ontario Vendor Day with: Hooked On The Lake - Loretta Moore Willow Creek - Carol Shewan Dreams & Creati…


Halloween Hook-In! _By Emmy Maten
Another Fun Day at Rug Hooking!
Creative costumes, hauntingly delicious snacks, a couple of games, and door prizes for all!

International Hook-In Day 2019

Invitation _December 4th: Save the date!

YOU ARE INVITED Please join us for a Hook-In to celebrate International Rug Hooking Day Weds, Dec. 4th, 2019 10 AM  to 3 PM St Mary's Community Centre 19659 County Road 19 Williamstown, Ontario, K0C 2J0
Soup, sweets and drinks will be provided. All you need to bring is your smile and your hooking. Your favourite vendors will be there to tempt you: Hooked on the Lake, Willow Creek Rug Hooking, Isabelle and Jacques, Dawna's Oxford Punch supplies and more. Please RSVP, either by total group number or individually to Dawna Matthew at  matthewd @
Hosts: Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild Co Host: Martintown Wild & Woolly Rug Hookers
Looking forward to seeing all or friends!


Halloween Hook-In_ Dust out your Hallowe’en costumes for Monday, Oct 28. Those brave enough to dress up will have a chance to win a door prize!