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Mug Rug Class / October 2015

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Introduction to Rug Hooking - 17 & 31 October Members helped 5 ladies design a small pattern for a Mug Rug and introduce them to the techniques of Rug Hooking.  Each newcomer selected a mug from the generous offering and colour planned their piece around it. Claire - October 17th October 17th October 1th October 17th October 31st October 31st October 31st October 31st Aurora - October 31st October 31st

Halloween

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Halloween Hook-In at LCA  _  Some pictures taken during the Saturday Hook-In of October 31st, 2015 at Le Coin Artisanal. It was a  very fun Hook-In ! Maria Romero - Lunch time at the Halloween Hook-in Ti Seymour, Maria Romero, Carolyn Ells - Troublesome Trio!!! James Seymour provided treats for the Halloween Hook-in Aurora Richard getting to grips with hooking a circle Terri's chicken Carolyn Ells Carolyn’s gifts Carolyn Ells - Surprised by her gifts - with thanks for her awesome contribution to Members Show & Share Session with her Punch Hooking demonstration & her fabulous talk during the 40th Anniversary Exhibition “Transferring Photos into Rugs".  Mug Rug Class Underway and Carolyn in the background still in disbelief of her new found gifts!   Storied Rug By Carolyn Ells Carolyn Ells with her stunning foot rug that is going to be gifted to her neighbours.  The neighbours children want to hook the last few rows - w

Rug delivered to School

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The Sherwood Forest Elementary School rug is delivered! By Ti Seymour Principal John Torunian surprises the children with the final outcome. Other than Grace and Roxanne, the rest of the children have yet to see the rug pieced together. A photo board with accompanying article have already been exhibited at our 40th Anniversary Exhibition, TIGHR 2015 Victoria and is on its way to be exhibited at the Lester B Pearson School Board. The rug will return to Sherwood after Christmas. Principal John Torunian surprises the children with the final outcome.

Gene Shepherd's Challenge

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A New Year's Resolution for 2015: Teach a Child to Hook! By Ti Seymour This challenge by Gene Shepherd really struck a chord within our Guild - whether nurturing our own children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews or from working as a teacher before retirement. It gave us a challenge that sparked the most amazing chain reaction. Little do the children realize how much attention their rug has received. Not only was it featured in our 40th Anniversary Exhibition in September, it then went off to Victoria, B.C. and was exhibited at TIGHR. Luckily there is this photographic proof, which will accompany their rug back to Sherwood Forest Elementary School this week. So proud of these kids and their achievement. Gene Shepherd's article in ATHA magazine Feb/March 2015 Rug Displayed at Centennial Hall (40th Anniversary Show) Displayed at TIGHR Victoria 2015 TIGHR 2015 - Rug Identification Card

Work in Progress

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Show & Tell  by BHCG members of rugs in progress during Hook-In of October 26th, 2015 at Centennial Hall.   Dawna Matthew's sampler rug New Member Fay Louch Jacqueline Bouchard Andrée Lapensée New Members Margaret Johnston, Aurora Richard & Rosemary Jean Hudson 3 pieces from Lois Morris’s Beginner Course New Member Juliet Davies working on a Butterfly Mug Rug Returning member Réjean Courtemanche showing photos of the plaster cast he made when he was 12 and is now going to hook a rug of them both Work in progress by Ti Seymour

Halloween

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Hooked on Halloween! Illustration by Maria Romero

Fundraising

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Cookies at Centennial By Ti Seymour Our Linda Henderson arranged to support Roxanne & Grace from Sherwood Forest Elementary School in their fundraising efforts by purchasing cookies for our Monday Hook-in.  The girls were on a ped day and jumped at the chance to bake and pass by Centennial with our treats.  They were rewarded by a sneak preview of the school rug. I bumped into them again at the Halloween Social at Sherwood Forest School.  Hope you all had a great Halloween too.  Linda Henderson heard tell of these dynamic duo baking for charity and arranged to purchase cookies on their ped day. Grace & Roxanne get a sneak peak of the school rug before its delivery Halloween Social at Sherwood Forest School - Grace, Roxanne & Ti Seymour

Gift of Recognition

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On Monday, October 19th, the members of the guild presented our president, Ti Seymour, with a gift as recognition for all her hard work during the 40th anniversary celebration activities, especially the preliminary show and the full exhibition. All her special touches made the events a huge success! She was extremely active promoting our Guild and her enthusiasm in all rug hooking activities is very contagious. Thank you, Ti and we know we can count on your hard work to close the anniversary year with joy and fun-filled activities. Below you can see Ti wearing her gifts, a lovely silver shawl pin and a felted scarf in her favourite blue tones. Ti Seymour, BHCG President, wearing the felted scarf created by Dawna Matthew

Show and Share

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Punch Needle Hooking  "Show & Share" with Carolyn Ells By Ti Seymour A thoroughly captivating talk by Carolyn of this beautiful miniature style of rug hooking! I expected to find a tiny doll’s house with miniature orientals packed in her suitcase - such endless talent.  Carolyn praised Kathleen Menzies as the inspiration behind her passion for this craft and pointed out the portability from the miniature hoop and punch needle to the tiny skeins of wool and floss.  She passed around the different styles of needles for us to inspect and gave us the opportunity to try punch needle for ourselves. The green square was the first punch needle piece she made and decided smaller pieces were her favourites to hook. Some lucky family members have received a few pins as gifts.  Needless to say, there were a few members making notes of the names of the equipment she recommended and I daresay would have ordered online by the end of the day. Thanks Carolyn - great job! Caroly

Thanksgiving

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Monday, October 12th, 2015 Thanksgiving Day - Canada Illustration: Maria Romero "Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and on the second Monday of October in Canada . Several other places around the world observe similar celebrations." Source: Wikipedia Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving

TIGHR

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TIGHR - Back to Nature, October 4-7, 2015, Victoria, B.C. Submitted by Ti Seymour TIGHR 2015 I was in awe of this conference - the table of discussions/workshops/tours on offer and the professionalism of the rug hookers present.  After registration on the first afternoon there was a Friendship Mat exchange alongside a cheese and wine reception, a great ice breaker.  I met Debra Smith, Editor of Rug Hooking Magazine, Susan Feller and Lori Laberge; that was an amazing and humbling start. The following few days I attended two panel discussions: Defining Professionalism - Moderator: Susan Feller;  Panelists: Jo Franco, Lori LaBerge, Rachelle LeBlanc and Deb Smith; Approaching a New Design - Moderator: Karen Kaiser;  Panelists: Stephanie Allen-Krauss, Linda Rae Coughlin, Maggie White. And two workshops: Proddy Cluster Flowers with Gene Shepherd; Playing with Plaids with Laurie Wiles. I also attended five presentations: 1. Sylvia Olsen: A Coast Salish Legacy: the wome

40th Anniversary e-Guestbook

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Sorry Dearie's Textures Pack # 6   2015-01-20 13:37:04 Name: Ti City/Country: Beaconsfield Comments: By "hook" or by crook I'll be the first in the Guestbook! Congratulations BHCG :)) ______________________ 2015-01-20 19:32:11 Name Lois City/Country Rawdon Comments Brings back a lot of memories--Some of us have changed a lot. Interesting. ______________________ 2015-01-21 20:17:48 Name Hooker's Wood & Wool Studio City/Country Chippewa Falls, WI USA Comments So nice to know so much about this group of well seasoned hookers! ______________________ 2015-01-25 12:47:01 Name Carolyn City/Country Chateauguay QC Comments This is a great website, and 40th anniversay page, to celebrate this vibrant guild and craft. ______________________ 2015-02-08 14:00:59 Name Sylvia Solomon City/Country Pointe-Claire, Que. Canada Comments Love the logo Maria! ______________________ 2015-02-17 18:18:11 Name Susan Kendall City/Co

La Presse / The Guild In The News

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Fabienne Couturier from La Presse spend time with us at one of the library demos and also visited the show. She did a lovely write up “Les Accros du Crochet” which you can see here:   La Presse, October 3rd 2015 Edition **In French Only** La Presse, édition du 3 octobre 2015; section MAISON, écran 9 La tapisserie au crochet est pratiquée par des nombreuses femmes de la Guilde de tapisserie au crochet de Beaconsfield. Photo: Olivier Pontbriand - La Presse ARTISANAT Les accros du crochet Fabienne Couturier   La Presse Qui ne se souvient pas d’avoir vu, chez ses grands-parents, dans un chalet loué pour l’été ou dans une vente-débarras, l’un de ces humbles tapis crochetés aux dessins naïfs et aux couleurs passées ? Au Québec, la tapisserie au crochet a pratiquement disparu d

West Island Blog / The Guild In The News

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Rug Hookers celebrate 40 years of hooking by Rhonda Massad West Island Blog / Community News From left to right: Lorayne Charenko, Rhonda, Massad Denise Morissette and Lois Morris What used to be a survival craft to provide warmth, rug hooking,   is now an art form.   Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild held a vernissage last Friday night, to show off 40 years of craftsmanship as well as art.  “The pieces are beautiful. Many people think of these works as rugs and not works of art,” Beaconsfield city councillor Karen Messier said, “These are truly works of art.” Beaconsfield rug hookers celebrated their 40th anniversary of the group’s inception at Centennial Hall in Beaconsfield by lining the wall with rugs that could have been mistaken for oil paintings.  “The rugs are too beautiful to be stepped on,” said Volunteer West Island’s outreach coordinator, Shelley Hayden, “even though some of these are used that way.” According to Linda Henderso