Welcome To Our Blog

Welcome To Our Blog
On this Blog you will find articles about our activities and archives from 3 of the Guild's Web pages:
  • Featured Rugs
  • Tips
  • Patterns

Latest News

Latest News

Monday, October 30, 2017

Halloween

Halloween Hook-in!

Halloween
Halloween Hook-In! - Pictures by Barbara Silver

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!

Rejean
Rejean Courtemanche won the Costume Prize!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

First Saturday Hook-In

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.

1st hook-In
Our 1st Hook-in at La Tricolette!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Show & Share

Dye Day

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

dye

dye

dye

Friday, October 13, 2017

Blog / The Guild In the News


Educating About Craft

By 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.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Saturday Hook-In

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/


Monday, October 9, 2017

Thanksgiving

October 9th, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving Day Canada!

Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild Wish You A Memorable Thanksgiving!

thansgiving
Thanksgiving. Illustration: Maria Romero


Monday, October 2, 2017

Blog / The Guild In The News

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


Photo: Gérald Arbour


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.

Centennial Hall. Photo: Gérald Arbour


Dawna Matthew. Photo: Gérald Arbour

Photo: Gérald Arbour

Pont Faubourg. Dawna Matthew. Photo: Gérald Arbour

Pont Faubourg. Dawna Matthew. Photo: Gérald Arbour

Photo: Gérald Arbour

Photo: Gérald Arbour

Photo: Gérald Arbour


Biennial Show

BHCG Biennial Exhibition

By Dawna Matthew
President


invitation
2017 Biennial Show Invitation

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!


Mary's Cake
Covered Bridge Cake by Mary

Hooked Rugs
Some Covered Bridges  Rugs

Rug Show
Rug Display

Hooked Rugs
Floral Designs

Rug Hooking Show
Rug Display at the First Floor

Hooked Rugs

BHCG 2017 Show

BHCG 2017 Show

BHCG 2017 Show

BHCG 2017 Show

BHCG 2017 Show

BHCG 2017 Show

BHCG 2017 Show

BHCG 2017 Show

BHCG 2017 Show

BHCG 2017 Show


BHCG 2017 Show

BHCG 2017 Show

BHCG 2017 Show

BHCG 2017 Show

BHCG 2017 Show

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Show & Tell / October-November 2017

Show & Tell: Autumn

Featured Member: Jacques Lepage

Celebrating Autumn!



Bear
The Bear , original by Jacques Lepage


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.