Showing posts from June, 2016

Green Mountain Rug School

June 22 - 25, 2016 Hooking Portraits with Cheryl Bollenbach Green Mountain Rug School By Dawna Matthew In June I attended Green Mountain Rug School in the lovely town of Montpelier, Vermont. I was in Hooking Portraits with Cheryl Bollenbach from CDB Studios, Inc. This class was part of session 2 which ran from June 22 to 25, My group was very fortunate, the class was small and we had so much one on one help! Cheryl is an amazing teacher whose background is sculpting, and I can hardly believe the portrait I produced under her guidance. I have attended Green Mountain Rug School for 4 years now and have nothing but praise for the teachers, classes and the way the school is run. The classes and teachers for the 2017 school are already posted and can be found at: Dawna's portrait project A project from Cheryl Bollenbach’s portrait class A project from Cheryl Bollenbach’s portrait class Cheryl giving some advice A project from

Heritage Day

Rug Hooking Démonstration June 24, 2016 – Heritage Day By Denise Vandenbemden Demo at Centennial Park The weather gods where with us  this year.  Centennial Park was soon filled with people, families enjoying the sun, the  music, the dances and the demonstrations of arts and crafts. Sylvia Salomon, Louise  de Tonnancour,  Monique Goulet,  Denise Morissette  and Denise Vandenbemden  had their hands full  explaining   and showing their craft. Remarkable  was the interest shown by the youngest generation, boys as well as girls.  One of them  started a little piece at noon and finished it at 5 pm just before the end of the festivities. Picture below. Hook-In from noon to 5 pm!

Rug Hooking Magazine / The Guild In The News

Sherwood Forest Elementary School Project The Guild In The News By Dawna Matthew The June, July, August edition of Rug Hooking Magazine focuses on young hookers. It contains submissions from all over the United States plus Australia, Japan, England and, of course, Canada. Once again our students from Sherwood Forest Elementary have been featured in a rug hooking article, “ Shining a Light on Children, Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild goes to school ”. More can be discovered at: .  Follow the link! Rug Hooking Magazine Vol XXVIII Number 1 June/July/August 2016 Reading and Writing and Rug Hooking! by Jo Franco, Ti Seymour, James Shedden Reproduced here with permission from the editor, Debra Smith. Rug Hooking Magazine - Vol XXVIII Number 1, June/July/August 2016 - Cover Rug Hooking Magazine - Vol XXVIII Number 1, June/July/August 2016 - page 44 Shining a Light on Children, Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild goes to school , by Ti Seymour

Special Show & Tell /Ailish O'Keeffe

In Memory of Ailish O'Keeffe_ From left to right: Sylvia, Ailish and Lois Ailish supported Guild events including demonstrating at the Jean Baptiste Celebrations in the City of Beaconsfield Ailish O'Keeffe (1929 - 2016) Ailish O'Keeffe This is a compilation of rugs hooked by Ailish O'Keeffe and featured in our Gallery Website Page between 2008 and 2013. She has been a much  loved member of our group, who donated her time to worthwhile causes from Hooked Mug Rugs for West Island Mission to Rugs for babies in Africa.  From those who have known her for a short time, like myself, to those who've been friends of many years we are so very, very sad that we have lost her and blessed to have spent time in her beautiful company. We will be sharing her legendary stories and jokes for years to come. ---------------------------- Show & Tell / January 2008 Smoked Salmon I saw a picture of a fish smoking a pipe, and I thought this idea could be gr

BHCG History

History of the Lakeshore Hooking Craft Guild (1990) In the fall of 1974 the city of Beaconsfield placed a notice in “The News and Chronicle” concerning rug hooking lessons. Amongst those responding were Madeleine Bastien, Kay Cousineau, Vera Kelly and Marg O’Reilly. Lois Morris taught this first group of beginners the basic shading and continued to guide their progress with more advanced courses as well as continuing to teach beginners. Lois taught until January 1980. This was te start of rug hooking in this area. The Lakeshore Woolgathers Hooking Craft Guild evolved from the original group, meeting at Centennial Hall or in the nearby chalet. Ann Grinley became the first president. Past presidents:     1975-77    Ann Grimley 1977-78    Bev Sparey 1978-80    Kay Cousineau 1980-82    Pat Reid 1982-84    Vera Kelly 1984-86    Sally Perodeau 1986-88    Cathy Cochrane The first Bi-Annual Exhibition was held in 1975. The name Lakeshore Hooking Craft Guild was adopted in 1980.