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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Visit to the Glengarry Pioneer Museum

Glengarry Pioneer Museum


By Linda Henderson


June 28 & 29, 2014  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  

Quilts, needlework, rug hooking, spinning, weaving and anything related to the textile arts will be the theme of the weekend. Examples from the Museum's collection, as well as rarely seen pieces from the trunks of community members will bring warmth and colour to the Museum grounds. Demonstrations of wool dying, hand quilting, rug hooking, spinning and weaving will all take place with hands-on activities and potential workshops still in the works. Textile vendors, food and refreshments will be available both days.

This is the ad posted by the Glengarry Pioneer Museum in Dunvegan in Eastern Ontario that attracted BHCG members, Dawna Matthew, Linda Henderson, Claire and Candace Fradette, and Jacquie Tseng who attended this wonderful event.  Quilts and hooked rugs were on display both outdoors and throughout the pioneer buildings on the site.  A number of vendors, including our friend Loretta Moore, were on site with wonderful wares to tempt  BHCG members as well as those from the St. Henri group who visited.  Also tempting were the items included in the raffle. Linda Henderson was delighted to win the wonderfully generous basket supplied by the Martintown Wild and Wooly Rug Hookers.  The Martintown group's display of hooked rugs as well as their demonstration rug drew lots of attention.  The Martintown Wild and Wooly Rug Hookers have regular hooking get-togethers on the grounds of the Museum throughout the summer.  The Glengarry Pioneer Museum is a special place and we all came away with a special reverence for all these pioneer crafts that sustained our ancestors and made their homes functional, comfortable and beautiful.  It is an honour to continue in their footsteps.  



Museum Website: Glengarrypioneermuseum.ca



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Loyal Orange Lodge (1867) : Glengarry Pioneer Museum gift

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Bedroom: Star Inn (1840s): Glengarry Pioneer Museum

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Child's Room:  Star Inn (1840s): Glengarry Pioneer Museum

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Kitchen: Star Inn (1840s): Glengarry Pioneer Museum

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Martintown Wild and Wooly Rug Hookers

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Fête Nationale

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Fête Nationale in Beaconsfield
Linda Henderson

Beaconsfield annual Fête Nationale celebration on June 24, 2014 was scheduled to take place on the beautiful grounds of Centennial Hall but torrents of rain moved the event indoors to the Recreation Centre. Despite the weather, the event was well attended by hundreds of people who seemed to delight in the many attractions and entertainment – with a special focus on children.

Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild joined a gallery of artisans that included quilters, wood turners and food specialists. Many guild members braved the weather and were there to demonstrate rug hooking and show their favourite hooking projects. The BHCG booth enjoyed many visitors who were both intrigued and admiring of the craft and our display. A number of our sunflowers were sold and a few people signed up to become members or to try an introductory lesson.

We were proud to take part in the Fête celebrations and present an ancestral Quebec craft.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Pointe-Claire Horticultural Society Celebrated 80 Years



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Sunflowers hooked by our members
Pointe-Claire Horticultural Society Celebrated 80 Years on June 18, 2014

 By Ti Seymour



Linda Henderson, Dawna Matthews, Jacqueline Bouchard and Ti  Seymour attended the PCHS 80th anniversary and presented a display of hooked sunflowers. PCHS members were delighted to see the talents of our rug hookers and a few have signed up to learn more in September.  

Saturday, June 14, 2014

BHCG Annual Picnic



BHCG Annual Picnic – June 14, 2014

By Ti Seymour



What a thoroughly enjoyable day: meeting new friends, enjoying the company of our lovely members and shopping with the fabulous vendors. Visitors from St-Henri, Martintown, On Track II, Brockville-1000 Islanders and Rawdon arrived to enjoy the day’s events.



The day kicked off with name badges, coffee and “Shopping” – this year we welcomed Linda Desbiens from Silk Devine, Tony Latham and Carolyn Mungall from St. Henri as our vendors. Once everyone’s coffee cups were filled we proceeded with a Show and Tell that was a delight to behold. After another bout of “Shopping” picnickers got the chance to buy raffle tickets and peruse the raffle and sale table.



Louise G. de Tonnancour graciously accepted the task of being our Auctioneer …though secretly we suspect it’s a role she relishes…she certainly had us on the tip of our seats with her knowledge and finesse. Though certainly the comment “25 cents a feel” for the auctioned wool absolutely raised the roof. The afternoon closed with a raffle and the many prizes on offer.


Thank you to everyone who attended and made the day a success. We look forward to welcoming you back to BHCG in the near future.

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Centennial Hall

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Carolyn Mungall

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Linda Desbiens

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Tony Latham and Jocelyn Guindon

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Show and Tell