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Show & Tell / Halloween

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BHCG Virtual Celebration

Special Show & Tell: Pumpkins!       Today’s Show and Tell is all “Tricks and Treats”! Where the tricks are the “How to” ideas and the treats are these joyous “Pumpkin Rugs”. Happy Halloween!   

Chris Delaney
Pumpkin Time

Designed by Karla Gerard
22 x 28 inches
2015

I enjoy making seasonal rugs that I can switch out during the year. I like Karla Gerard’s patterns and the bright colours she uses. I whipped the edges using yarn that matched wool used to hook the pattern. The cut is predominately 8 with some 6 for smaller details. This was done with all new wool – some I dyed. It is on linen.


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M. McMurray 
Harvest Time

Variation of Teresa Kogut's "Merry Hallowe'en" pattern 
6-inch square mini punch needle 

I made this small piece for a friendship mat exchange at the Prairie Harvest Rug Hooking School in Edmonton. I punched it quickly with some yummy Valdani threads from Loretta Moore and adapted the pattern slightly to fit my idea of a prairie h…

Show & Tell / Animation Month

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BHCG Virtual Celebration    Rugs From The Past            These pieces were exhibited prior to the 2017 Show. Use the label "Show & Tell" to see other rugs showcased in the past.      Special Show & Tell : Animation Month    

October is related to beautiful fall landscapes and Halloween, but it is also Animation Month!
In 2002 the International Animated Film Association declared October 28 International Animation Day*. Its goal is to celebrate the art of animation and to commemorate Charles-Émile Reynard’s Théâtre Optique’s first performance at the Grevin Museum in Paris in 1892.
The Guild celebrated its 35th and 40th anniversaries with videos of animated rugs from each respective exhibition. Since the 2020 rug exhibition was cancelled, we offer you instead, a special Show and Tell; we are presenting several hooked pieces from past animations, together with three selected frames to explain the illusion of movement. In reality, it takes 24 images or frames per second to …

Montreal Gazette / The Guild In the News

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BHCG Virtual Celebration   Our virtual 45th year celebrations have been announced in the Community Calendar of the West Island Gazette (Printed and Online versions).   
Montreal Gazette   

West Island Calendar  
Sports and Hobbies  October 8, 2020, Page A10  
Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild 45th Anniversary virtual Celebration   Enjoy the ongoing galleries featuring rugs created by teachers and past presidents, the photo album and sign the guestbook. Continues until December. Visit  beaconsfieldrughooking.com/45-years/;  facebook.com/beaconsfield.hookingcrafters; instagram.com/bhcg_rughooking/



The Online Community Calendar shows a beautiful picture of Isabelle and Jacques and their rugs, which earned them each first place at the 2019 Ormstown Fair! 
Montreal Gazette (Online)
West Island Gazette / Off-Island Gazette
West Island Community Calendar for the week of Oct. 8

Oct.8, 2020

Isabelle Rollin and Jacques Lepage hold up some rugs they made as members of the Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Gu…

Raffle

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Dawna won a prize!   One of our members, Dawna Matthew, is very excited as she just won this rug in the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild Raffle! It is especially meaningful as it was hooked by her good friend, Sue Girouard, and she has watched it grow over her various “hooking trips” down to Vermont.Here is the description from Green Mountain’s website:

This rug “Scrappy Rug One” was made entirely from donated worms (narrow strips of wool fabric), which are pulled up through a foundation fabric with a hook, one loop at a time.

When Guild members finish a project, they often find they've cut more "worms" than they need, and they donate them for projects like this, or for kits for beginning hookers.

Drawn by Sara Burghoff, it was hooked by our Education Chair, Sue Girouard. At 31” × 59” this is a good sized rug.




Show & Tell / Landscapes 2

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BHCG Virtual Celebration    Rugs From The Past      These pieces were exhibited prior to the 2017 Show. Use the label "Show & Tell" to see other rugs showcased in the past.   Special Show & Tell: Landscapes # 2    Hooked rugs depicting landscapes are so varied in the way different people see the wonderful outdoor world. Each of us has our own style, our own creative use of colour and hooking techniques. Here you will enjoy landscapes hooked by some of our members. And if you are intrigued, you can see more of our landscapes by visiting our 2017 exhibition Show & Tells which featured “Covered Bridges”. Follow the Links:Covered Bridges #1Covered Bridges #2Covered Bridges #3

Lorayne Charenko Landscape Rittermere stained glass pattern Prior to 1987 14-inch diameter
I hooked this small round piece many years ago. Using a stained-glass pattern for a hooked rug project is fun, as the colours are clearly outlined. The challenge was to capture the effect of light passing throug…

Beaconsfield Events / In the News

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Our event is announced by the City of Beaconsfield!   Mayor Bourelle has kindly shared the news of our 45th Anniversary Virtual Celebrations with the City of Beaconsfield’s Communications department. Our announcement is posted on the upcoming events calendar in the City’s website, the City’s electronic billboards, and on the City’s social media platforms.Follow the Link: City of Beaconsfield Website

OHCG Newsletter / In the News

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OHCG Newsletter / Fall 2020     Ontario Hooking Craft Guild - Reports by Branch     
Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild (Area 1)     

This is the Quarterly Activities Report published in the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild Newsletter.  



Show & Tell / Orientals

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BHCG Virtual Celebration    Rugs From The Past   These pieces were exhibited prior to the 2017 Show. Use the label "Show & Tell" to see other rugs showcased in the past.Special Show & Tell : Oriental RugsWhen rug hookers talk about hooking Oriental rugs, we hear mention of the designers’ names Pearl McGown*, Jane McGown Flynn and Joan Moshimer. Hooking Orientals was popular with the BHCG during the 70’s and the 80’s and techniques were taught at the Guild. Oriental rug designs generally use one of 3 patterns: all-over, central medallion, and unidirectional (such as a prayer rug or a tree of life rug). Orientals require small cut wool, that is meticulously hooked in straight parallel lines, creating intricate often repeating patterns and usually with detailed borders.
*Pearl McGown is credited with the resurgence of rug hooking in the 20th century as a folk-art form and she created the McGown Certification program.






Lorayne Charenko Oriental Rug
This rug is about 30 years …

Get-together

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2020-2021 Season      Monday, September 14, 2020       A group of our members managed to get together on a cool but sunny day on the grounds of Centennial Hall. This was only the second time we have met since March due to the Covid crisis. Mélanie, from the city of Beaconsfield, was kind enough to come over and open the building so we could have access to our supplies. Members going into linen withdrawal were relieved!!!You can imagine all the smiles behind those masks!Dawna Matthew


The Suburban / The Guild In The News

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The Suburban talks about our Virtual Celebration!Link to the article: BHCG celebrates 45 years of artistry virtually this year


By Kevin Woodhouse The Suburban, Sep 9, 2020


The life of an artist can be lonely at times. You work on a painting, sculpture for months alone with the notion that one day, it will be exposed to the world.For the Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild (BHCG), celebrating 45 years in existence, the hard work by these artists will be displayed this year, but due to COVID 19 restrictions, it will be done virtually.“Under normal circumstances, the Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild would have had a 3-day exhibition of its rugs at Centennial Hall in Beaconsfield,” said Guild Vice-President Emmy Maten. “However, this is not possible this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Celebrations this year are all virtual, and will include many pictures and stories of rugs, old and new, created by its members.”The guild was founded in 1975 by Lois Morris, who is still an active memb…

Show & Tell / Geometrics 2

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BHCG Virtual Celebration    Rugs From The Past   These pieces were exhibited prior to the 2017 Show. Use the label "Show & Tell" to see other rugs showcased in the past.Special Show & Tell: Geometric Rugs # 2   There is something mesmerizing about looking at a geometric rug; the longer we look, the more patterns we see in it. Geometrics are timeless with their roots in ancient civilizations and are seen not only in rugs but also in tilework, weaving, quilting, and artifacts. Colour, both hue and value, plays a vital role in how the pattern is perceived. The symmetry, repetition, and even stitching add to these geometric rugs’ soothing appeal.


Lois Morris Santafe Original 2005 
I made this piece for my daughter Claire, with the colours she wanted. The rug  mesures 58” x 20½” and is now in Alabama, where she lives.

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Judith Dallegret East Ironbound + Squares Traditonal quilting pattern
My East Ironbound rug is based on the traditional strip quilting pattern. I love geometrics …

Show & Tell / Geometrics 1

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BHCG Virtual Celebration   
Featured Rugs Gallery      
On this Gallery, you can tour a selection of rugs from our last Exhibition, held in September 2017 at Centennial Hall. Visit our Blog to see the rugs showcased in the past.   Show & Tell : Geometrics #1   There is something mesmerizing about looking at a geometric rug; the longer we look, the more patterns we see in it.  Geometrics are timeless with their roots in ancient civilizations and are seen not only in rugs but also in tilework, weaving, quilting, and artifacts. Colour, both hue and value, plays a vital role in how the pattern is perceived. The symmetry, repetition, and even stitching add to these geometric rugs’ soothing appeal.


Sylvia Solomon Squares in Circles Original 2017
My "Squares in Circles" rug is my own design. It measures 53" in diameter. It was hooked with #5 cut of mostly recycled wool and wool that I dyed. It was fun using lots of different colours and shades.  It is the first time I have actuall…

West Island Blog / The Guild in The News

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West Island Blog : https://www.westislandblog.com/
Community - Featured Story   Beaconsfield Hooking and Crafters Guild Virtual 45th anniversary Celebration   By West Island Blog August 30, 2020 12:05 pm



Under normal circumstances, the Beaconsfield Hooking and Crafters Guild would have had a 3-day exhibition of their rugs at Centennial Hall in Beaconsfield; however, this is not possible this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Their celebrations this year are all virtual and will include many pictures and stories of rugs, old and new, created by their members. 
The BHCG was founded in 1975 by Lois Morris a skilled artist and rug hooking teacher. Her rugs have won many awards and have been featured in 5 separate issues of Rug Hooking Magazine. She has taught and guided many of the BCGH [sic] members in creating beautiful pieces. Lois is still an active member. Several members are now also rug hooking teachers, numerous members have received awards and recognition for their rugs, some member…

Show & Tell / Barachois

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Rugs from the Barachois Project!_Special Show & Tell : National Acadian Day_
August 15, 2020 National Acadian Day   Emmy Maten   
Since 1881, Acadians have been celebrating their history, culture and heritage on August 15. In 1710, the British conquered French Acadia. Acadia consisted of what is now Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, and included some areas of Quebec and Maine. There are remnants of the 17th Century French language that no longer exist anywhere except in books and amongst those who still speak the Acadian regional dialect!
Throughout the 1700’s battles continued at different fortifications including the capture of Fort Beauséjour in 1755. When the Acadians refused to sign an oath of allegiance to Britain, the British ordered Le Grand Dérangement, or the Great Expulsion, which started August 10, 1755 and continued for 9 years. 11,500 Acadians in all were deported to the New England States and many found their way to Louisiana. Others returned to France…