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Show& Tell / Remembrance Day

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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: Remembrance Day  On the occasion of Remembrance Day, the Guild is proud to show Maureen Rowe’s anti-war rug. This beautiful and unique piece has an interesting story behind its creation.     Maureen Rowe. Wash, not War Maureen Rowe Wash, not War 2009 Approximately 12-14 x 10-12 inches #4 cut wool on linen Judith Dallegret had a studio group that did the 12 months of the year (The Calendar Project, please see below) and our theme was “Laundry Lines”. I got November. My piece was inspired by a Life Magazine photo of a soldier standing next to his tank in the Israeli desert where his washing was hung on the tank.  *** Hooked In the Mountains 2009 Show "Laundry Lines", The Calendar Project Judith Dallegret's Group Calendar Project 2009 - Shelburne Muse

Remembrance Day

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November 11 - Remembrance Day          Today, we take two minutes of silence to reflect on the freedoms and peace we have in our lives. We honour, thank, and remember those who served and sacrificed their lives for us. In Flanders Fields  by Lt Col John McCrae  (Composed at the Battlefront on May 3, 1915  during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium)  In Flanders fields the poppies blow  Between the crosses, row on row,  That mark our place: and in the sky  The larks still bravely singing fly  Scarce heard amid the guns below.  We are the dead: Short days ago,  We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,  Loved and were loved: and now we lie  In Flanders fields!  Take up our quarrel with the foe  To you, from failing hands, we throw  The torch: be yours to hold it high  If ye break faith with us who die,  We shall not sleep, though poppies grow  In Flanders fields. For more information, follow the link   Ways to remember

Show & Tell / Memories 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 / Memories # 2 : Travel Memories   Jeanne Osler. Memories of Lerici. Italy. Original Jeanne Osler  Memories of Lerici, Italy Original 22.5 x 37 inches  This story comes from the late Jeanne Osler’s son John.  My family and I were living in Italy from 1996 to 1999. We rented an old home (~400 years old) on the grounds of an Italian villa in Pugliola, Italy (near Lerici as Mom identified on the tag on the back). It was once the living quarters for the servants and was called “Il Casalino”, or the little house. Mom and Dad came to visit us along with my Aunt Norma. Mom was fascinated by the hand-painted tiles on the floor in the living room. She took pictures, made sketches, and then created a beautiful hooked rug replica of that floor. My wife remembers that Mom hand-d

Show & Tell / Memories 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 / Memories #1 : Family Memories November is about Memories and a time of reflection, of capturing thoughts or feelings of the past, of wanting to keep something or someone close to the heart. Whether representing the daily life of our ancestors, capturing childhood memories, or creating an image of a special trip, each rug is hooked with feelings we want to portray and keep. Jacques Lepage, The Old-timers. Original Jacques Lepage The Old-timers Original 2015, 2016, and 2017 Each rug measures 15 x 24.5 inches I was inspired by a wooden sculpture, depicting the scene of life "way back when". A couple busy at their daily chores: here she sits knitting as he puts another log on the fire. I really enjoyed hooking this rug, so I decided

Halloween

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Happy Hallowe'en       This year, our Hallowe’en illustration is really spooky!  A new abyssal creature has been discovered!  Loop iiformes Beaconsfielder,  this deep-sea fish amazes the scientific world with its rug hooking related details! Anglerfish___  "The anglerfish are fish of the teleost order Lophiiformes. They are bony fish named for its (sic) characteristic mode of predation, in which a modified fin ray (the esca or illicium) that can be luminescent acts as a lure for other fish".  Follow the link to read the complete article:   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglerfish   Loop iiformes. Illustration: Maria Romero

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, a Karla Gerard pattern   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.  *** M. McMurray, Harvest Time, a variation of Teresa Kogut's pattern 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

Thanksgiving

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October 12th, 2020 Happy Thanksgiving Canada!    Thanksgiving 2020 - Illustration: Maria Romero

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     IAD 2020 Poster by Regina Pessoa Source: ASIFA Website 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 move

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/ Montreal Gazette, West Island Calendar / Sports and Hobbies, October 8, 2020, Page A10 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 Rolli

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.   The rug in the making Scrappy Rug One, drawn by Sara Burghoff and hooked by Sue Girouard Scrappy Rug One, with Gina's dog

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 #1 Covered Bridges #2 Covered Bridges #3 Lorayne Charenko. Landscape, a Rittermere pattern 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.

Show & Tell / Landscapes 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 : Landscapes #1    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 1   Covered Bridges 2 Covered Bridges 3 Denise Morissette Way of Santiago de Compostela Original 2017 18 x 22 inches I made this trip some years ago when I reached 60 years; I am now 80 years old. A friend and I walked the Camino de Santiago de Compostela together. I used a few pictures I took to repro

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 City of Beaconsfield Website Living in Beaconsfield - Upcoming Events

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.     OHCG Newsletter, 2020 Issue 3, Fall, Cover  OHCG Newsletter, 2020 Issue 3, Fall, page 6