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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Rug Hooking School

Green Mountain Rug School 2017

By Dawna Matthew

Several of our members travelled down to Vermont to attend this year’s Green Mountain Rug School. The school ran two sessions, June 17 – 20 and June 21 – 24 and was held at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Montpelier. Seven classes were offered in each session so there was something to tempt everyone. Plus Nancy Blood, artist in residence, was available to help anyone with a question or needing advice.

Mary, Ti and I were in Davey DeGraff’s class, “A Painterly Approach to Depth and Colour”. I have long admired Davey’s work so it was wonderful to not only see it up close but to learn how she achieves the overall effect using texture and colour. Not that my project will look as beautiful as her rugs!!!

Next year’s classes are already posted at: https://greenmountainhookedrugs.com/

Dawna and Mary

Mary and Ti

Davey DeGraff’s class group: “A Painterly Approach to Depth and Colour”

A view of Davey DeGraff’s class




Saturday, June 24, 2017

Fête Nationale

2017 Fête Nationale

By Carolyn Ells

About a dozen Guild members took part in Fête Nationale on the grounds of Centennial Hall as part of the City of Beaconsfield’s official celebrations. Our rug display and booth greeted people as they entered the artisan area. We enjoyed showing many people our rugs and talking about our craft. Several children tried hooking for the first time. Many of us noticed many wearable fibers among the animals in the petting area. It was a pleasant day to visit with each other and meet others in our community.


BHCG Rug Hooking Demo during Saint-Jean's Day

Rug Hooking Display

Rug Hooking Dispaly


BHCG members doing demonstration

A young girl making loops

Very nice job!

Several children tried hooking for the first time



Brenda Ticehurst / In The news

Hooked On Canada Calendar 

By Dawna Matthew

Hooked on Canada Calendar
Ontario Hooking Craft Guild 2017/2018 Calendar

I just received my copy of the OHCG 2017/2018 “Hooked on Canada” Calendar.
Congratulation to our member Brenda Ticehurst whose beautiful “Birch Trees” illustrates the month of September! Well done, Brenda!


Brenda Ticehurst
Falling Birch Trees by Brenda Ticehurst

Falling Birch Leaves  
by Brenda Ticehurst

This rug was the depiction of the view from our cottage veranda in late September. I saw a painting of Birches by Tim Packer in Ottawa and was delighted and decided to try to capture the large white birches against the lake and sky. The rug measures 36” x 48” and was hooked on linen with dyed new and recycled wool, cut in no. 6 and no. 8. Most of the recycled wool came from tweed jackets.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Arts Alive Quebec! 2017

CBC News


Arts Alive! Quebec is back for another summer

Moveable festival travels across the province from June to September


CBC Communications Posted: Jun 21, 2017 2:10 PM ET Last Updated: Jul 31, 2017 3:07 PM ET


arts alive
Live music is just one of the family-friendly activities the West Island Festival has to offer. (Guy Rodgers)

For the third consecutive year, the English Language Arts Network (ELAN) hosts Arts Alive! Quebec, a province-wide cultural festival featuring Quebec artists in six different regions.
Funded entirely by Canada 150, the summer series showcases creativity in six dynamic communities: Hudson, Quebec City, West Island, Knowlton, Huntingdon and Wakefield. Each location is no more than a 90 minute drive from Montreal.
The festival, described as a moveable feast of music, theatre, dance, visual arts and film,  kicks off in Knowlton on June 25 and runs until the end of September.
Visit the Arts Alive! Québec website for event details and locations. 
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The six regions selected (such as Huntingdon - picture here) are perfect family staycation destinations (Guy Rodgers)

The 2017 dates are:
·         Knowlton - June 25 - July 8
The historic village of Knowlton, on the shores of beautiful Lac Brome, invites locals and visitors to celebrate and enjoy the finest art the Eastern Townships has to offer.
From screenplay writing to outdoor theatre to Celtic music, the workshops, concerts and shows will prove that art is alive and kicking in the Townships.
·         Quebec City - July 2 - 3
Arts Alive! Québec is proud to partner with The Morrin Centre to host a weekend of family-friendly events. Interactive writing workshops, musical performances and a street fair. 
·         Hudson - July 20 - 23
Whether it's the Hudson Village Theatre stage or the Hudson Music Festival, Greenwood's StoryFest or the Hudson Film Society, the town has always enjoyed a richly diverse cultural life. The weekend will offer two screenings of Maudie (based on the true story of Maud Lewis), Romeo and Juliet by the lake, an artisan market and various acting, dance and artistic workshops. Be sure to drop by the CBC tent for a chance to play games and win prizes.
·         Huntingdon​​ - August 18 -19
Huntigndon will be a festival of live music, dance, storytelling, workshops and the Teddy Bear Picnic. 
·         Wakefield - September 8-10 
It's a natural fit for the Wakefield Centre to be the hub of Wakefield Arts Alive! Quebec programming, as the Ta Da! Festival will present both new and established productions. Last year, more music and children's theatre was added, which they will continue with in 2017.
The event will take place at St. John Fisher Elementary School in Pointe-Claire and will feature West Island artists and craftspeople, as well as activities for the whole family.