Showing posts from May, 2016

2016 Picnic

Illustration: Maria Romero The Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild Is pleased to invite you to its Annual Picnic On Saturday 28th May 2016 from 10.00am to 3.00pm At Centennial Hall, 288 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield, Quebec Daytime Fun: • Awesome Auction with our “Notorious Auctioneer” - Louise de Tonnancour – Assisted by our Jacques Lepage • Door Prizes, Raffle & Silent Auction • Show n Tell • Rug Display • Sale Table of Rug Hooking & Handmade Items Fabulous Vendors: Judith Dallegret & Linda Desbiens of Silk Devine + Divintiy Fibres (Etsy) What to Bring: • Your lawn chair (if the weather’s nice ☺) • A piece to Show and Tell/Hook Refreshments, morning nibbles & lunch will be provided by the members of the Guild. RSVP to Dawna Matthew at :

Dye Cours

Dye & Basic Color Course by  Lois Morris Mondays: May 2nd,   May 9th,  and May 16th, 2016  On May 2016,  some new members learned the basis of dyeing with Lois Morris. During 3 Mondays, she offered a Dye Course  which covered the basic color wheel and Dye techniques as Dip dye, Spot dye, Onion Skin, Over dyeing, Paintbrush dyeing and Swatch dyeing. Dye Course

May Retreat 2016

Doug Rankin  Wide-Cut Shaded Flower May 13-15, 2016 A beautiful weekend Rug Hooking Poppies, Roses and Irises in the serene surrounding of L’Ermitage Sainte-Croix, Pierrefonds.  The Executive hosted Doug & Anne Rankin of Highland Heart Hookery, Nova Scotia. 8 people attended the class, in which Doug gave detailed instruction in written and demonstration form. Highland Heart Hookery, Nova Scotia Website: L'Ermitage Sainte-Croix, Pierrefonds, Quebec One of many meals served - fabulous view of the Lake of Two Mountains Ti getting to grips with a pedestal stand Dawna on her 2nd iris! Aurora's Rose Claire making great headway on the 1st day Ann finally succumbs to hanging up her sewing scissors and buys a specialty Rug Hooking pair Last day  Left to Right front row:Ti Seymour,Dawna Matthew,Claire Fradette,Sylvia Solomon,Candace Fradette,Elaine Armstrong Left to Right back

Lois & Ti

Celebration ensued at Beaconsfield, Lois Morris and Ti Seymour brought their OHCG ribbons to Show and Tell. Winning Team at OHCG 50th Annual Conference See Related Post: Lois Morris and Ti Seymour / In The News

Thank you Dawna!

Huge thanks to Dawna Matthew, BHCG Vice President, who worked tirelessly behind the scenes pulling together all our equipment needed for our Road Trip to OHCG Annual. Dawna Matthew Keywords:  Thanks / Farewell,

Thank you Jackie

Jacqueline Bouchard Treasurer 2014 - 2016 Thanks Jackie for all your hard work as a treasurer over the past 3 years! Illustration: Maria Romero Keywords:  Thanks / Farewell,

Lois Morris and Ti Seymour / In the News

We are so proud to announce that two of our members received. special recognition at the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild’s annual rug show which was held in May at the Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario. Lois Morris, our founder, won first prize in the Alternative Fibres and Techniques category and Ti Seymour, our president, was awarded the ribbon for honourable mention in the same category. Congratulations Lois and Ti! Lois Morris wins Alternative Fibres and Techniques Category Ti Seymour receives and Honourable Mention in the Alternative Fibres and Techniques Category

OHCG 50th Anniversary / In The News

Image News Fibre arts fill Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville for 50th OHCG conference Sun., May 01, 2016 | By Alison Brownlee HUNTSVILLE SHINES AT HOOKED RUG CONFERENCE | Alison Brownlee HUNTSVILLE – The room was buzzing with visitors admiring the intricate works of fibre art displayed at Deerhurst Resort on Sunday. The Ontario Hooking Craft Guild hosted its 50th anniversary conference with 400 members representing the 60 guild branches at the Huntsville resort from April 29 to May 1. The event included an open house for the public featuring hundreds of wall hangings and rugs woven in every colour and depicting innumerable scenes based on the artists’ individual styles and designs. Wanda Wallace, conference co-chair, said the anniversary celebration marked a milestone for the guild, while also preserving a heritage craft. There is a significance in not losing our history,” said Wallace. Dianne Algera, fellow conference co-chair, agree

2016 OHCG Show

The OHCG 50th Anniversary Annual Conference April 29th - May 1st, 2016   Deerhurst Resort Muskoka, Ontario Five of our members were able to attend the annual and everyone had a wonderful time. So many beautiful rugs to admire and inspire! Plus workshops, evening entertainment and vendors with everything to make a rug hooker’s heart sing! Seven members sent rugs to exhibit for a total of 28 pieces. Ti and Dawna managed to handle the set up and received many compliments on BHCG’s display. This was a relief as it was their first time taking on this responsibility. OHCG 50th Anniversary Logo OHCG 2016 Show Advertising Display - Detail Display - Right Side Display