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Greeting Cards Project

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As part of our 40th anniversary celebration activities, the guild has decided to print greeting cards featuring the rug hooking of our teachers and members.

From their own collections Guild members chose pieces which represent the evolution of styles over our forty year history from the early days to the most recent work.   Ti Seymour and Bob Turnbull took care of photographing the selected pieces.    Maria Romero, who suggested this special project, was in charge of the photo retouching, design and printing process of the greeting cards.

A total of 21 members participated in this project which includes a collection of 28 cards with a variety of styles: floral, geometric, landscape, portrait, folk art, animals and story rugs.  The Guild's collection of greeting cards will be on sale during special activities such as our annual picnic, demonstrations and exhibitions.

1 & 2 - Sylvia Solomon 03 - Carolyn Ells 04 - Dawna Matthew 05 - Judith Dallegret 06 -  Maria Romero 07 - Ailis…

Volunteer West Island / The Guild In the News

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Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild Reaches Out to West Island Meals on Wheels Clients

As a special anniversary project, the ladies from the Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild have set aside their March meeting date to start making beautiful, handmade wool flowers they are donating to Volunteer West Island for distribution to the clients of the 13 West Island Meals on Wheels kitchens.
“We are celebrating our 40th anniversary and thought it would be nice to give back to the community. Crafting flowers is not the usual pursuit of rug hookers but we thought it would be a small gesture to brighten the day of Meals on Wheels recipients”, says Linda Henderson, Vice President and Media & Publicity coordinator of the Guild.
The Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild, a branch member of Ontario Hooking Crafters Guild, was founded by Lois Morris in 1975. “She and a few of the original members continue to be active members and an inspiration to us all. Lois and Judith Dallegret are our re…

Rug Hooking Demonstration

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Rug Hooking Demonstration at Beaconsfield Quilters Show By Rose Kandy On a beautiful sunny May Sunday morning, Denise Vandenbendem and I went to McGill University, Macdonald Campus in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, a town situated at the western tip of Montreal. We were invited by Le Coin Artisanal (our Saturday hook-in home) to demonstrate the art of rug hooking to visitors and quilters attending the Beaconsfield Quilters Show held in Centennial Centre.
We set up shop next to the LCA Booth with our rug samples and literature on the Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild. Soon we had visitors stopping by to inquire about the rugs, the tools, how hooking is done, what materials are used. We had been told that our demonstration would be for 20 minutes, however, more than two hours later we were still explaining, in English or French, the art of rug hooking. Before we left, we took the opportunity to visit the many quilts on display: memory quilts done with such love, challenge pieces where quilters ar…

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