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Monday, April 28, 2014

2014 Annual General Meeting



Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild - AGM
Rose Kandy
The Annual General Meeting was held on April 28, 2014 in Centennial Hall.  Twenty-four members were in attendance. Co-presidents Ti Seymour and Riitta Jackson chaired the meeting. They reviewed a list of 12 events, which took place or are ongoing. The Treasurer, Jacquie Bouchard, presented the financial report and proposed budget for the upcoming year which was approved by the members present.  Denise Morissette our Librarian reported that she is reviewing our books, magazines and dyes and recommended some new purchases of books and DVDs.

The following members were elected  or re-elected unanimously to the new Executive: President: Ti Seymour, Vice-President: Linda Henderson, Treasurer: Jackie Bouchard and Secretary: Dawna Matthew. Members thanked the Executive for all the work they put in for the Guild and especially thanked our outgoing co-president, Riitta Jackson for her work over the past year and wished her well on her move to the U.S.

Upcoming Events: The picnic on June 14th – invitation to go out to other hooking groups. Again the Guild will be present at a booth during the Fête nationale festivities on June 24th at Centennial Hall. Also a reminder of the Pointe-Claire Horticultural Society’s 80th anniversary on June 18th Rose and Bloom Show.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Olde Forge Hook-In 2014- Report




By Ti Seymour and Louise G. de Tonnancour

All OHCG Region 1 hooking enthusiasts look forward to this springtime event. 89 participants at this year’s Olde Forge Hook-in in Ottawa, Ontario, gathered to renew friendships, hook, purchase wool and admire one another’s work. They came from Brockville, Deep River, Pembroke, Rideau Valley, Martintown, Merrickville, Ottawa , including twelve members from our own Guild in Beaconsfield, Quebec. On arrival, we were each gifted with a beautiful hand-made wool purse.  Later in the day, Lin Watson wore hers and graciously thanked the artists who made them. Lucie Deschamps warmly welcomed us and thanked the volunteers who worked behind the scenes to make the gathering successful. Four vendors were also present, selling patterns and many wonderful shades and textures of wool to tickle our fancy. Raffle tickets for a delicious basket of rug hooking wares were sold and I am excited to report that our own Riitta Jackson won!! Soon a “Show and Tell” had each participant display their work. There were many “ooos” and “aaahhhs” – from the audience, you will see why from the photos accompanying this article. All too soon the event was over and we had to head home …in the snow!

It was a pleasure and delight to visit the Olde Forge and their members. Well done ladies for a brilliant day. We hope to see you again soon.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Show & Tell / April - June 2014




Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild
The Red House - Jacques Lepage

The Red House - Jacques Lepage
 

This is my first rug which represents hours and hours of trials and errors. I began the original design by hooking the house and barn and the rest came along as I worked. The rug was hooked in #8 cut recycled wool on burlap. To finish, I whipped the edges of this rug which measures 12-3/4 in. x 29 in.


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Rooster and Chicken - Isabelle Rollin



Rooster and Chicken - Isabelle Rollin

The colour of a blazer inspired me to design this rug depicting a  Chicken and a Rooster; my favourite barnyard animals. This was my second rug which I hooked on rug warp using recycled wool. The rug measures 15-1/2 in. x 16-1/4 in. and is hooked with #4 and #6 cut wool. I finished it by whipping the edges.



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Oxen In Summer - Rose Kandy


Oxen In Summer - Rose Kandy
 

This rug which measures 16 in. x 18 in. came in a kit form purchased from the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (pattern #304 (c) 3H Designs). It is a design adapted from a Maud Lewis painting. This rug was hooked on burlap with new #4 cut wool. To finish, the rug was professionally framed. I love these merry oxen - the colours are vibrant and cheerful as in all Maud Lewis art.




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Family Portrait - Maria Romero

Family Portrait - Dad, Mom, Baby and Me - Maria Romero

I wanted to hook coasters with a  Chicken Family theme. I had a rectangular piece of linen left over from a previous hooking project. So, to use up this remnant, I drew the family members cartoon style, one beside the other. As the project took form, I decided not to make coasters but to keep the frames together as a small rectangular rug. This was the first time that I hooked words on a rug, believe me it is not at all as easy as one would think!!

OHCG Newsletter / In the News

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. 

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OHCG Newsletter_ Spring 2014

OHCG Newsletter_ Spring 2014, p.10