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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Report on OHCG AGM 2013 in Kingston, ON

Kingston, Ontario (May 24-26, 2013)

Three lovely busy days all about hooking! The venue was easy to access and large enough for all events to be held under one roof.  Ontario Area 1 were in charge of organizing the event and they did a wonderful job. We were welcomed at the Registration Desk with a handmade bag containing our schedules among other goodies, We were given name tags held by cleverly made lanyards attached with a button. including our Name Tags held by. Recycling at its best!

Saturday morning the Annual Meeting ran smoothly and finished exactly on time. We then visited the many vendors that were present, and once the rug display was open to members, we immediately visited the exquisite work done by so many of our fellow hookers. We took many  pictures as we toured the exhibit and went back again and again to certain rugs. Classes were ongoing during the day  and a gala dinner was held in the evening. Sunday morning, more visits to the vendors, also to the scissors sharpener who was on hand (would suggest that there be one at every AGM, if it is not already so). Ailish O'Keeffe and I also picked up a couple of the patterns for the Pan-AM Games 2015, hopefully BHCG can contribute a few mats, they are only 15 x 20 inches; a good summer project.

Our own teacher , Lois Morris,  gave a class to 40 people on Reflections, Transparency and Absorption. Many thanks to Lois Morris, Brenda Ticehurst, Jeanne Osler and Louise  G. de Tonnancour for carrying our rugs to the exhibition and for working on displaying them Friday and then dismantling everything late Sunday afternoon. Also special thanks to the drivers who were on hand to help.

 Our special thanks to all the hard-working organizers and volunteers.

There is one quality I observed from all the participating rug hookers and vendors that we met - all were so good humored. Definitely, rug hooking is good for the soul!

Rose Kandy