Outdoor Poster Exhibit July 22, the City of Beaconsfield’s “Happy Hour by the Water” event marked the official opening of our outdoor poster exhibit. Almost 900 people showed up for the concert and also viewed the poster display. Julie Poirier-Monette, co-ordinator for Beaconsfield’s cultural life, announced the poster exhibit to the public and read out a heartfelt message from our Guild thanking the City for creating this beautiful poster display of our work and inviting those drawn to our craft to visit our website and Facebook page and join us in September for Monday meetings. Panels 1 and 2. Photos courtesy of Emmy Maten. As one tours the exhibit, the first poster describes our Guild and its history, and shows our Centennial Hall Tile rug, which is currently hanging in the Beaconsfield Library. The posters which follow display some of our members’ rugs (chosen by the photographer) and various rug hooking techniques. Panels 3, 4, 5, 6. Photo courtesy of the City of Beaconsfield
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