Showing posts from June, 2013

Fête Nationale - June 24, 2013

Rug Hooking Demonstration  Fête nationale 2013_ After 2 years of rained out  Fête  events the sun came out of hiding and it was a beautiful day.  Our volunteers Riitta Jackson, Ti Seymour, Rose Kandy, Ailish O'Keeffe, Louise G. de Tonnancour, Sylvia Solomon, Claire Fradette, Jacqueline Bouchard and Denise Morissette arrived throughout the day to demonstrate the craft of hooking and show their rugs.  The BHCG stall was kept busy all day long with a steady stream of interest from men, women,  young and old.  A few interested parties took details of the Guild and we hope to see them in our meetings in the fall. Hats off to our Guild volunteers for their smiling and enthusiastic participation. Congratulations to the Cultural Services of Beaconsfield for a splendid celebration. Riitta Jackson & Ti Seymour Co-Presidents

BHCG Picnic

BHCG Annual Picnic_    By Linda Henderson The rainy, dreary weather prevented any outdoor picnic activity but failed to put a damper on the spirited participation of some 40 attendees, including guests and hooking enthusiasts from the Brockville-Thousand Islands and St. Henri.  Upon arrival and sign in, everyone received a lovely gift of a handmade wristband and had an opportunity to browse and purchase the beautiful wools and supplies of member and teacher, Judith Dallegret. With ages spanning nearly a century and hands busy with hooking, felting, and knitting, participants enjoyed a slide show of the 2013 Annual in Kingston, then enthusiastically bid on donated hooking supplies and wool and participated in a raffle of many desirable items including flower arrangements, potted plants and yarn from nearby Le Coin Artisanal.  Special mention must be made of the celebration of the 90th birthday of guild member, Marion Hood.  The youngest guest, 11 year old Brenna, helped serve a hu