Showing posts from June, 2016

Green Mountain Rug School

June 22 - 25, 2016
Hooking Portraits with Cheryl Bollenbach Green Mountain Rug SchoolBy 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:

Heritage Day

Rug Hooking Démonstration
June 24, 2016 – Heritage DayBy Denise Vandenbemden

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.

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:

Ailish O'Keeffe

In Memory of 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