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Quillie Xmas Trees

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Show & Share - Xmas _ By Dawna Matthew

On November 26, some guild members got in the Christmas mood and tried their hands at making quillie Christmas trees. Lots of sharing, laughter and a few slightly burned fingers! But what a variety of styles. This is a great way to use up scraps of wool that are too heavy for hooking. Thanks to our members who are also weavers for bringing in the cones we used as bases.















Hudson Craft Fair

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Isabelle & Jacques at The Hudson Craft Fair _ Nov 24-25, 2019,
Stephen F. Shaar Community Center,
Hudson, Quebec


The Hudson Craft Fair is usually held on the last weekend in November, at the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre, in Hudson Quebec. This event is a fundraiser for Le Nichoir, a bird conservation centre in Hudson. The market encourages local artisans  and features their handcrafted work. Approximately 22 vendors attend, with products that range from fiber arts, wooden articles, etc. to jewelry and gourmet products.

Isabelle Rollin and Jacques Lepage, two of our guild members, participate in this fair, vending their awsome assortment of handcrafted wooden articles, and have this to say: “The atmosphere is most cheerful and friendly, and we enjoy being part of this market. Looking forward to seeing you there. Thank you! Isabelle and Jacques”






Remembrance Day 2018

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November 11th, 2018




In Flanders Fieldsby Lt Col John McCrae
(Composed at the Battlefront  on May 3, 1915 during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium)

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place: and in the sky The larks still bravely singing fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead: Short days ago, We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved: and now we lie In Flanders fields!
Take up our quarrel with the foe To you, from failing hands, we throw The torch: be yours to hold it high If ye break faith with us who die, We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.



On 2018 we celebrate: Canada's Hundred Days and the Armistice 100th anniversary (1918-2018)


Please visit online:
Veterans Affairs Canada 
Website: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/


We remember them!

Dye Workshop

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Cold Water Dye Workshop _ With Colette Simon,
November 3rd at CRCS St Zotique.

By Dawna Matthew

8 of us had a great day of dyeing both wool and yarn under Colette’s relaxed and knowledgeable tutelage. Everyone got down and dirty quickly and we almost didn’t stop for lunch. We were thrilled with the results (one photo shows the display at the end of the day). It was easy, creative,  lots of fun and very versatile.  I really liked working with the wool yarn and it was so easy to control.




International Hook-In Day

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December 4th, 2018 International Hook-In Day 


You Are Invited!!
Please join in and help celebrate 
International Rug Hooking Day 
Tuesday, December 4th , 2018
10 AM - 3 PM 
St. Mary’s Community Centre 
19659 County Road 19 , Williamstown, ON , K0C 2 J0 

Soup, sweets & beverages will be provided. 
Lots of vendors (Hooked on the Lake, Jacques & Isabelle, Treehouse Creations…and others) Bring your hooking and enthusiasm And join with your fellow Hookers on this special day! 

Hosted by Martintown Wild and Woolly Rug Hookers 
Co-hosted by Beaconsfield Hooking and Crafters Guild 
RSVP (either by Guild or individually, but not both) 
latest November 25th to: gjsheppard82@gmail.com 
with the Subject line: Intl Rug Hooking Day


Hook-in at the Alpaca Ranch

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Hooking with The Chateauguay Valley Rollocking Rug Hookers_
On Thursday, November 1st, our friends, The Chateaugay Valley Rollocking Rug Hookers, Les Joyeuzes Hookeuzes de la Valle de la Chateauguay, invited us to join them at their Hook-In at L'Ourse qui Danse Alpaca Ranch. The hooking was great fun but the alpacas stole our hearts!!!


L'ourse qui danse Alpaca Ranch
Website: http://loursequidansealpaca.com/

4240 chemin Carr Front
Godmanchester Qc.
J0S 1H0