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Saturday, May 2, 2009

International Postcards

The Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild  goes international
By L.G. de Tonnancour
Last January, through a member of our group, we learned that The West Riding Ruggers from Bradford, England was preparing a rug show of their own at the Bradford Industrial Museum to be seen from May 2, 2009 till July 12, 2009.  An email, from them, invited ruggers to send pictures of themselves with their rugs, done in any technique, to be exhibited under the International Postcards.   
 In the spirit of Show & Tell, our guild sent a disc of photos.  Over sea, the idea followed its course, the response was encouraging and with the work and dedication of a wonderful group of people the exhibition has become reality.  Read the press release and see some pictures of the show... I have no doubt, you will be charmed.  

The pictures were taken by Lora West.  All of it was emailed to us by Mrs Penelope Gardiner.
From left to right: Rosemary Allan, Curator at Beamish Museum, who gave a lecture about the rug collection at Beamish, and also opened the exhibition for The West Riding Ruggers; Penelope Gardiner; Diane West, the past Chair of the group, who coordinated the overseas postcards; Jenny Salton, another group member, who also did a lot towards the exhibition, she works at Tolson Museum in Huddersfield so her museum know how was very useful and she also master minded the panels, and Maggie Pedley, who is the Museum Manager at the Museum.

From left to right: Brenda Jarman, Mary Lee, Kay Royce, Isabel Waterhouse, Lord Mayor, Marjorie, Renee, Margaret Kenny and Diane West.