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Halloween

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Halloween Hook-in!
We celebrated Halloween at our Hook-In on Monday, October 30th, with lots of fun and laughter. There was a door prize for those brave enough to attend in costume and Rejean Courtemanche was the happy winner!

First Saturday Hook-In

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Saturday, October 21st 2017
La Tricolette Saturday Hook-In!
Our first Saturday Hook-In at our new location was amazing. Our hosts Christiane & Ghisele were so welcoming. Plus, we were so happy to have 6 new members join us.


Show & Share

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Dye Day Today was "Dye Day" and we had so much fun experimenting and sharing recipes, pots and pans!




Blog / The Guild In the News

Educating About CraftBy Dawna Matthew
In the fall of 2017 Susan Feller posted an article titled “Educating About Craft” on her Blog  (ArtWools Studio of Susan L. Feller). In it she mentions two Quebec projects, one coordinated by Kathleen Menzies who is a member of Les Tapissiers de Saint-Henri and our project with Sherwood Forest Elementary School. This was a wonderful experience for not only the children but for all the members who participated. You can follow the link to see photos of all the happy faces!


Link to the Children Rug Hooking Photo-album.


Link to the entire article, at  ArtWools Studio.

Saturday Hook-In

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La Tricolette



Good news! We have found a venue for our Saturday Hook-Ins
Saturday Hook-Ins will be held on the 3rd Saturday of the month, beginning, October 21st.
Hours: 10 am to 3 pm
Location: La Tricolette
3652 Blvd. St Charles,
Kirkland, Que., H9H 3C3
https://www.facebook.com/tricolettelaine/


Thanksgiving

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October 9th, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving Day Canada!Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild Wish You A Memorable Thanksgiving!


Blog / The Guild In The News

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Blogue sur les ponts couverts (In French Only) Retour sur la guilde de tapis crochetés de Beaconsfield Posted on 2 octobre 2017 by Pascal | Permalink



La fin de semaine dernière, Gérald s’est rendu à Beaconsfield afin de visiter l’exposition de tapis crochetés dont il était fait mention sur le blogue mardi dernier. L’événement avait lieu dans une magnifique maison historique. Sur les photos ramenées par Gérald, on reconnait plusieurs ponts couverts, dont le pont Prud’homme, le pont de la Macaza, le pont St-André et le pont du Faubourg pour ne nommer que ceux-là. Selon madame Dawna Matthews, qui était très impliquée dans l’événement, il faut calculer un bon deux mois à temps perdu pour réaliser une telle oeuvre. Un très beau succès où on retrouvait sur place un gâteau très spécial. Merci à Gérald pour les photos du jour.









Link: http://pontscouverts.com/blogue/2017/10/02/retour-sur-le-guilde-de-tapis-crochetes-de-beaconsfield/

Biennial Show

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BHCG Biennial ExhibitionBy Dawna Matthew
President



On September 30 and October 1, 2017, we, Beaconsfield Rug Hooking Guild, held our biennial show in the beautiful, historic Centennial Hall in Beaconsfield, Quebec. When planning for the show, the guild borrowed OHCG’s idea of having a theme and decided on “Covered Bridges” as that tied in nicely with OHCG’s recent “Images of Canada”. Members got to work and produced nine rugs of different covered bridges, many of which are authentic Quebec bridges. We were thrilled to have a visit from the president of the “Les Ponts Couverts au Québec”. He and his wife were very appreciative of our work and effort to honour these special structures.

Of course, there were many other wonderful pieces on display, over 95 in total - and of every style and cut imaginable! One room was dedicated to antique rugs and people found it fascinating to see both the old and the new. There was even a “Covered Bridge” cake to tempt guests to nibble!















Show & Tell / October-November 2017

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Show & Tell: AutumnFeatured Member: Jacques LepageCelebrating Autumn!



The Bear
By Jacques Lepage

This is my big brown, black, happy, vegetarian bear. I had a lot of fun creating this rug, while discovering different techniques and finding the right wools to achieve the effect you see. It hangs in the room where we hook.