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Christmas Card

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Happy Holidays! The Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild executive sends out warm Season’s Greetings to all our members and friends. Christmas Card 2022 created by Emmy Maten. Illustration: Maria Romero. This pinecone decoration was made by Emmy at Claire’s November 21 workshop.  Related Posts : Workshop

Holiday Season

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Christmas Party    December 12, 2022 The Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild celebrated the Holiday Season with a surprise-filled Christmas party this past Monday. Penny-baubles. The room looked festive, especially with Karen and Harold’s Pink Christmas Tree with ornaments! To everyone’s delight, Santa suddenly arrived, a large sack slung over one shoulder, and he danced around and said how HAPPY he was to see us all and handed out crackers and patties for each. Santa makes a surprise visit. Then, the big reveal! It was Ti! (She had arrived on the weekend from “North Pole” Toronto, after a grueling 14-hour drive in a snowstorm along the whole of highway 401!). It's Ti! Mary set up her baby grand electric keyboard, and the fun Christmas singing began, popular songs with the lyrics changed to Hookin’ Words. Mary offered some prizes to those who could come up with more songs with Hookin’ lyrics! Our members delivered: Chris, Helen, and Dawna came up with a song, and then so did Isabel

December 4th

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International Rug Hooking Day with the Martintown Guild    Sunday Dec 4, 2022    Martintown Wild and Woolly Rug Hookers. Yesterday, our rug hooking guild was treated to a wonderful International Rug Hooking Day celebration organized by our dear friends the Martintown Wild and Woolly Rug Hooking Guild and held in South Lancaster, Ontario. The last time we enjoyed this shared event was in December 2019, making this reunion particularly special. We met in the Hall of St Andrew’s church in South Lancaster. The Martintown Guild had plenty of surprizes for us – a silent auction, a live auction, a $5 table, door prizes, pizza lunch for all, and a sweet table! All proceeds will go to charity. To everyone’s delight, our Dawna, Isabelle, and Jacques were the vendors present and our guild brought numerous great door prizes to add to the fun. We are grateful to the Martintown Guild for inviting us and for all the behind-the-scenes work they did to make this all possible. Dawna and her beautiful wo

Workshop

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Monday November 21 Hook-In Pinecone workshop The Festive Season has arrived! There was an enthusiastic response to Claire’s idea of a pinecone workshop, the instructions for which appear in the November-December 2022 issue of Rug Hooking magazine. Participants were delighted to each receive a kit, instructions included, carefully prepared by Claire. We simply had to bring glue or a glue gun, sharp scissors, and $5 to cover supplies. Those who had time also made some lavender branches, created in a similar fashion. Wool fabrics were donated by Kitt, Claire, and Dawna. Thank you, Claire, for a wonderful workshop!   Pinecones and branches. Juliet, Barbara, and Carolyn E. Barbara and Carolyn E. Sylvia and Debbie . Karen and Dawna. Emmy, Sylvia, Debbie, Denise, Harold, and Karen. Denise . A very happy group!

Halloween

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Monday Hook-In, October 31st 2022   Halloween 2022        Our Halloween Hook-In had us all in creative costumes from traditional witches to unique Steampunk garb! We also had a paper bag auction featuring some 55 items plus 12 boxes of wool yarns in every colour imaginable. We raised enough money to make donations to both NOVA and to a West Island food bank. Sue made a fabulous chocolate cake to celebrate all birthdays since June. And Chris brought delicious Halloween cookies. Kudos to all who made this possible. Happy Halloween Hookers. Juliet and Fay. Paper bag auction in the background. Denise and Karen. Claire, the Magician. The door prize table. Jacques, Helen, Chris, and Isabelle. Steampunk Kitt and Clown Carolyn.

Beaconsfield Artisans' Fair

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BHCG Participates in the Beaconsfield Artisans’ Fair     By Chris Delaney    On Saturday, September 24th, the Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild was represented at the Artisans’ Fair held on the grounds of Centennial Hall. Mary was there with a variety of things to sell in her continued fundraising efforts for the Ukraine. Her scarves were a big hit. Claire also brought along some wonderful crafts including her fab brooches, slippers, and small baskets. Kitt dropped by with her material pumpkins. Helen and Chris brought rugs and though many did not sell, there was much interest in the guild and the art of rug hooking and punch needle. Perhaps some will even visit us on a Monday. Others in the guild dropped by to enjoy the beautiful day. We saw Maureen, Lin, Barbara, and Leslie, and Debbie also came by to help us pass the time. It was a wonderful day spent in good company. Chris and Helen converse with visitors. Mary continues to crochet her fundraiser scarves. Chris is ready to demons

Roxham Woolgathering

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A visit to the Roxham Woolgathering    After a couple of cancelled years, the Roxham Woolgathering was back last weekend, this time at a new location, the Pinehill Sheep farm in Hemmingford. (They have a few llamas too!) It was a delightful outing, and the weather was perfect both days. Numerous BHCG members visited throughout the weekend. A few sheep seen outside the barn. Set up under a canopy of trees, each booth presented unique and beautiful crafts done by local artists. This was Isabelle and Jacques’ first time as vendors and their booth was very popular. It was also nice to see Jane and Mary from Martintown Wild and Woollys with their lovely hooked, felted, and quilted crafts. Jane and Mary’s booth is seen here on this welcoming veranda. Event's Poster.

President’s Message_2022

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Thank you for visiting our website! To explore our Guild’s recent activities, please look at our News and Blog section. To view our calendar, please see Events . The Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild was founded by Lois J. Morris in 1975 and has grown and flourished throughout the years. Many members started rug hooking because they remember their mother or grandmother, and in my case my grandfather, hooking rugs which welcomed people at the front door, adorned the floor at the wood stove, or assured warm feet at the bedside. Since those times, rugs now also decorate tables, walls, footstools, or become handbags, cushions, teapot cozies, 3-dimensional art, and the ideas keep coming! We welcome newcomers to this fibre art, just as we welcome experienced rug hookers. We meet on Mondays from September to May in the charming Centennial Hall in Beaconsfield, Quebec. Drop us a line by using our Contact page. Emmy Maten - President /  2022 Emmy Maten

St Lawrence College

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Graduation Exhibition     By Ti Seymour    July 7, 2022    Dawna Matthew, Candace Fradette and myself have been undertaking courses at St Lawrence College, Brockville, Ontario to complete a Fibre Art Diploma specializing in Traditional Rug Hooking.  Sadly, this Diploma is not being offered again as our teacher Laura Boszormeny has now retired.  As part of our final class, we had to participate, circulate, and demonstrate our knowledge of our craft at an Exhibition run during the final class.  To prepare for this exhibition we had to produce a variety of rugs that showcased a variety of rug hooking styles and finishes.  We circulated a poster in the college, posted advertising on Facebook and invited our friends and family.  In total over 50 people wrote in our visitors’ book and we thank everyone who came along. Ti Seymour, Laura Boszormeny, and Dawna Matthew. Students from Laura Boszormeny’s retiring class at St Lawrence College. Top:   Tom Thompson - Summer Shore, Georgian Bay - Hoo

Fête nationale

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Demonstration      By Dawna Matthew   Friday, June 24, 2022 saw the guild participating in Beaconsfield’s Fête nationale celebration on the grounds of Centennial Hall. The city of Beaconsfield is very generous to our guild, offering the use of Centennial Hall for our various functions so we are always happy to give back to the community whenever possible. It was a wonderful day and thanks to all who came out to lend a hand.   We couldn't have asked for better weather and look at that view behind our booth. Kitt, manning the table with the items donated for the Ukrainian Relief Fund. Two young visitors eager to try out rug hooking! I sabelle & Jacques offering some encouragement. T hat smile says it all!!! Debbie with another keen learner! Isabelle lending a helping hand. Kitt sharing some rug hooking tips. Kitt & Isabelle chatting with some possible future rug hookers . Denise sharing her expertise and experience with a young learner.