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On this Blog you will find articles about our activities and archives from 3 of the Guild's Web pages:
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Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween Hook-In

What a great fun! 

What a great turn out for our Halloween Hook In! 
Beaconsfield Hookers certainly know how to get into the spirit of things!

Our Halloween Hook-In was great fun!!!
 Dawna created this beautiful wreath which was drawn as a door prize for the crazy costumed hookers.

Charlene the crazy cat lady won the beautiful wreath


Fat Cat in the Hat curiously drawn to the Crazy Cat Lady.

Crazy Cat Lady looking to adopt another cat.

 Beautiful wicked witch Denise M. won a potted plant!

Denise Morissette
 We Love Monique's luscious lips !! LOL!


Dawna and Rejean

OHCG Newsletter / In The News

Ontario Hooking Craft Guild - Reports by Branch
Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild (Area 1)

This is the Quarterly Activities Report published in the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild Newsletter.
Click to enlarge.

Fall 2016
OHCG Newsletter - Issue 3, Fall 2016. Cover Page

OHCG Newsletter - Issue 3, Fall 2016. Page 14: Reports by Branch

OHCG Newsletter - Issue 3, Fall 2016. Page 24: Erratum
As you can see here, Beaconsfield guild has had a very active summer. Not only have we been busy at home but also members have been reaching out and sharing with other groups.

Activities of the Guild
OHCG Newsletter - Issue 3, Fall 2016. Page 29: About our activities

Monday, October 24, 2016

Hooking in the Mountains XVIII

Hooking in the Mountains XVIIIEssex Junction, Vermont

By Carolyn Ells

Part of the Show Area

Over 375 hooked rugs and objects were on display at Hooked in the Mountains XVIII, October 19-23, 2016. The Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild can always be counted on for mounting an impressive hooked rug exhibition. I was glad to have three days to admire the display, take a turn demonstrating rug hooking at the show, take a couple of workshops, make and renew acquaintances, and shop among the vendors. There were scheduled talks on various topics each day, some by this year's featured artists. The show included a series of rugs on interpreting Tarot cards. All of this was conveniently located on one level in a large building at the Champlain Valley Exposition Center.

Our  end booth Display

Beaconsfield was represented with a mini-display about our guild, rugs by several members in the main show, and Louise's rug in the people's choice section from last year's show. 

Christmas Themed  Rug Hooking Class
Anny with her Daughters, by Louise G. De Tonnancour

I took one-day workshops on Hook-a-purse-in-a-day (Diane Phillips) and Zentangle (Rae Harrell). 

Carolyn Ells' project

Candace, Claire, Dawna, Mary and Ti took a workshop on hooking Van Gogh (Janet Conner). Others came down to see the show, shop and visit.

There was quite a variety in the exhibition. I was particularly taken by some of the abstract rugs, and rugs with sculpted sections, feathers and bling. Perhaps I will try some of these techniques in the future. It was a fun few days. Congratulations to the GMRHG! No doubt everyone who went came away inspired and happy.

Dawna Matthew

Dawna's Project

Mary's version of  a Van Gogh of  our class

Candace’s project

Claire's Project
Claire and Candace Fradette hard in work

Janet Connor’s Van Gogh Class

The “Beaconsfield Girls”

Lynn Soule who organized the Rug Hooking Trip to Nova Scotia

Monday, October 17, 2016

Beginners' Class

Introduction to Rug Hooking Workshop

Beginners Class
Xmas Themed Class. Illustration: Maria Romero

Available dates:  November 5 & 19 – 10 AM to 2:00 PM
Mug Rug: $25 includes Mug and Materials
Christmas Tree/Star/Angel on a base: $40


Come along to this festive class to learn traditional rug hooking. A mug rug is the perfect small project for all ages. You will choose from a variety of Christmas or everyday themed mugs and design a Mug Rug (coaster) to match.
If you have more time to spare and are feeling more adventurous try your hand at a Christmas Tree, or Star or Angel on a base. Help will be on hand every step of the way.

These Saturday classes are held at:
Le Coin Artisanal                    
454A Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield, QC

For more information, please contact : Dawna Matthew at  matthewd@ca.inter.net

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Happy Birthday Wild & Woolly!

Martintown Wild & Woolly Rug Hookers - 5th Anniversary

By Claire Fradette
Martintown Wild & Wolly Rug Hookers 

On Saturday, October 15, a group of our guild members drove over to Martintown to help the Wild and Woolly Rug Hookers celebrate their 5th Anniversary. It was a wonderful day with good friends, good food and good hooking. Plus the chance to do some shopping with the vendors. Linda Desbiens of Divinity Fibres, Cathy Ivory of BaaBaa Bundles, Carol Shewan of Willow Creek Rug Hooking and Jane Cuthbert all had beautiful fibres to tempt us with. There were door prizes, raffle prizes and even a 50/50.
Thank you, Wild & Woolly fellow hookers for including us in your day!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Show & Tell/ October - December 2016

Show & Tell : Shoes and Footstools!

Claire Fradette
Little Shoes, and May Oxford Pattern Hooked By Claire Fradette


Little Shoes

By Claire Fradette
Amy Oxford pattern, punched hooked. This was started after a trip to Amy Oxford’s studio where Candace and I took an introductory class. I was lucky and found this little footstool at a flea market in the Lancaster, Ontario area. I thought, ” I’m going to put my feet up on it so why not cover it with shoes!” 

Lois J. Morris
Footstool by Lois Morris

Lois Morris
Footstool by Lois Morris 

My Footstool

By Lois Morris
There was an old footstool in a shed out back and I decided we could use it in the family room.  I cleaned it up, re-stained it and hooked a cover for the top. The background is hooked in burgundy wool, the pattern is outlined with blue jeans and filled with the fabric from a pair of cords.  We use it quite frequently. Little children love to sit on it at the coffee table.

Jacques Lepage
Lumberjack's Snowshoes By Jacques Lepage

Lumberjack's Snowshoes

By Jacques Lepage
Size: 56”X 30”
This rug was inspired by our snowshoes on a cold winter day. I used plaids in the background to give an effect of lumberjack's woolen coats that would be hanging in their shack.