Showing posts from April, 2018

Hook-In With A Guest

A Guest from Massachusetts Well, isn’t the internet, especially our Website, wonderful! The Guild received an email from a gentleman in Sweden, saying that his mother-in-law, Phyllis Poor, who is an avid hooker, recently moved to Massachusetts, but is currently visiting Montreal. He wondered if she’d be welcome to visit our Monday hook-in. I assured him that we would love to have her join us. And so on April 30 Phyllis came to Beaconsfield to hook with us. Naturally we had a show and tell so she could see all the different and diverse pieces our talented members are working on. And I know Phyllis had a wonderful time! Some Phyllis work Show and Tell Phyllis and member Juliet

Rideau Valley Boots and Baskets

Rideau Valley Boots and Baskets Auction Day On Thursday, April 19th several of our members braved the unseasonable weather for a trip up to Burritts Rapids for RVBB’s Auction Day. What an amazing collections of goodies for sale, wool, patterns, quilting equipment, books. You name it, they had it! The auctioneer and helpers were kept hopping and the crowd kept spending! Not only did we leave with bins and bags full but we were served a lovely lunch. Thank you RVBB for a fun filled day! Rideau Valley Boots and Baskets Auction Day Rideau Valley Boots and Baskets Auction Day

Demo & Display

Rug Hooking Demo and Display The Guild  have just received an invitation from the City of Pointe-Claire to participate in the event "Folk by the Lake"! Pointe-Claire Logo Cultural Rendez-Vous: Folk by the Lake (Pointe-Claire) May 26-27, 2018 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM Stewart Hall Cultural Centre 176 Lakeshore Rd. Pointe-Claire, QC

2018 AGM

BHCG Annual General Meeting Here you have the new Executive! Executive Committee  2018 President Dawna Matthew Vice-President  Emmy Maten Secretary  Nancy Thompson Treasurer Candace Fradette Executive, from left to right: Emmy, Candace, Nancy and Dawna.

OHCG Newsletter / In The News

OHCG Newsletter_ 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. OHCG Newsletter - 2018 Issue 1 - Spring. Cover OHCG Newsletter - 2018 Issue 1 - Spring. Page 6 Reports by Branch OHCG Newsletter - 2018 Issue 1 - Spring.  page 16 4 of our members took part on this event. OHCG Newsletter - 2018 Issue 1 - Spring. page 27  Celebrating International Hooking Day! OHCG Newsletter - 2018 Issue 1 - Spring. Page 34 The sheep photos are ones that Claire, Candace, Ti & Dawna  took when they went to Vermont for a class with Sara  Burghoff and visited Shelburne museum to see the Patti Yoder show.

Show& Tell / April - June 2018

The 150th Anniversary of Canada           Canadian Cultural Heritage The year 2017 was Canada’s 150th anniversary. To extend and commemorate Canada’s Culture and Heritage, this year our Website’s  “Show & Tell” section will be dedicated to heritage buildings and historical sites. In the coming months, two of these structures, lighthouses and covered bridges, will be shown as seen by our rug hookers. Starting in January, Lighthouses will be highlighted in Show & Tell, to be followed by Covered bridges a few months later.  Show & Tell : Covered Bridges! From the middle 1800’s to the middle 2000’s over 1000 to 1200 covered bridges were built in Quebec alone, and, of these, 82 were still in existence in 2012. (Certain sources claim 100). These structures were erected to facilitate the transport of timber across watercourses, replacing the early primitive bridges made out of exposed wooden boards, which, unprotected from the elements, were rotting quickly and were haz