Showing posts from 2019

Lois Morris / In the News

Lois Morris Featured in Rug Hooking Magazine By Dawna Matthew

Rug Beat Newsletter from Rug Hooking Magazine recently posted an article titles “Rugs Inspired by Famous Artists”. A rug titled “Sarah”, the work of our guild founder, Lois Morris, is featured in the part regarding The Blue Period.

Link to the article:  The Blue Period: Expanding creativity through monochromatic rug

Reproduced here with permission from the editor, Debra Smith.

 *****The Blue PeriodExpanding creativity through monochromatic rugsBy: Tamara Pavich

Between 1900 and 1904, Pablo Picasso painted mostly in blue and blue-green, sometimes warming his canvases with small doses of creamy yellow and terra cotta. Today the somber Blue Period paintings are some of his most popular works, along with those from his equally somber Rose Period. His practice of painting only in black, white, and gray—called achromatic art—spanned his entire career.

Picasso’s limited color palettes exemplify the idea that restriction fosters crea…

Ormstown Fair

Rug Hooking at the Ormstown Fair – a First!_By Emmy Maten
June 6-9, 2019

The Rug Hooking Event at opening night of the Ormstown Fair captured a lot of attention from the public, as many had never seen this art before. Our own Charlene was in the Parade playing the bag pipes!

It was the first time that rug hooking was an official event at the Fair and two rugs of our members, Jacques and Isabelle, tied for the 1st place award and another of Jacques’ was awarded 2nd place.

Heather Wright from the Hemmingford Rug Hookers (and North Hero) was awarded 3rd place with her rug.

Other participating guilds were the Martintown Wild and Woolies and Les Joyeuses Houkeuses de la Chateauguay Valley Rollicking Rug Hookers.
Volunteers from each guild including Isabelle, Jacques, and Emmy from Beaconsfield welcomed the public to the art of rug hooking. The fair organisers really appreciated our demonstration and want to continue the Hooked Rug Competition next year! 

Pointe-Claire Cultural Rendez-Vous

Rug Hooking Demo_Cultural Rendez-Vous: Spotlight On Arts
Stewart Hall Cultural Center
May 25-26, 2019

Saturday and Sunday, May 25th and 26th saw us at Stewart Hall in Pointe Claire for their Cultural Rendez-Vous. Thanks to those who came out to help demonstrate and teach the public about the wonderful art of rug hooking!

Picnic Invitation

BHCG 2019 Annual Picnic Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild is happy to invite you to our 2019 Annual Picnic: Saturday, June 8th, from 10 AM to 3PM, at Centennial Hall, 288 Beaconsfield Blv, Beaconsfield, Qc, H9W 4A7
Please bring: your hooking; an item for show and tell; a lawn chair, if you have room in your car and if the weather is nice; your name tag, if you still have it, bit we will have some on hand.
Judith Dallegret, with her wonderful wool,
Linda Desbiens, with her lovely sari silk ribbon and roving,
Isabelle Rollin wit her beautiful handmade wooden item and patterns,
Jacques Lepage with his rug hooking frames and stands, along with his gripper frames for punch needle.

We will provide a morning snack and lunch along with delicious sweets. Coffe, tea and water will be available.

RSVP to Dawna Matthew

Work in progress

One of our new members, Louise, just finished her first rug. Look at that smile! Congratulations Louise!

OHCG 2019 Annual

Birds of a Feather themed rug exhibition_By Dawna Matthew

April 12th – 14th was the OHCG Annual held in London, Ontario. Our guild had a beautiful display with 38 rugs/pieces. In all 774 rugs/pieces were in the exhibition and there were 170 registered participants for the 3 day event. Workshops were offered on all 3 days and Sunday it was opened to the public. Thank you to everyone who sent a rug representing Beaconsfield and also thank you to those who travelled all the way to London for the event.

OHCG Teacher Certification

Congratulations Ti and Dawna!_

At the OHCG Annual General Meeting, on Saturday, two of our members, Ti Seymour and Dawna Matthew, along with 8 others, received their OHCG Teacher Certification.

Punching fun

Punch Needle Rug Hooking Day_By Dawna Matthew

April 13 was Punch Needle Rug Hooking Day and even though we were away in London, Ontario, for the OHCG Annual we managed to get some punching done. Thank you to Christie Beniston for providing the sweet little Busy Bee pattern. Candace, Claire, Dawna, Ti and our friend Iris Simpson joined in the punching fun.

200 Cushions

The Cushion Project: Barachois Historic Church_Grand Barachois, New Brunswick,

By Emmy Maten

The Barachois Historic Church, now a local museum, art gallery, and summer concert venue, commences its 200th year celebrations with “200 Hooked Cushions for my 200th”. The cushions will be permanently exhibited on the old wooden church pews.

The opening exhibition of these donated hooked cushions will be held August 18, during the 2019 World Acadian National Congress. An exposition catalogue will be produced to include photos of the cushions and information about the artisans, their creation, as well as technical details.

Several of our Guild members were very keen to participate in this creative project. Shown here are 6 of our members with their cushions.

Candace also made a cushion, which the Church has already received.
This exhibition is a wonderful reason to visit the Maritimes this summer!   

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Andrée Lapensée et Denise Morissette / In The News

In The News
Andrée Lapensée and Denise Morissette's work has been featured by the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild Newsletter. See pages 23 and 32! Congratulations to both of you!. 

"L'arbre de la vie", original, hooked by Andrée Lapensée.

"Marche vers St Jacques de Compostel", original, hooked bu Denise Morissette

OHCG Newsletter / In The News

OHCG Newsletter / Spring 2019 
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.

 Reports by Branch: Our activities from September to December 2018
Celebrating International Rug Hooking Day!  A picture about our contribution to the Barachois Project!
Our Self Portrait Challenge has been featured by the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild Newsletter! Congratulations to everyone involve in this special project!

St. Patrick’s Day

Green Day_By Emmy Maten

On Monday, March 18, we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. We dressed in green, everyone won a green door prize, and there was a pot of “gold” for 1 lucky winner!

As always, we shared rug hooking ideas and continued working on our beautiful projects.

We also sang “Happy Birthday” to Brenda who is not only truly Irish, but also born on St Patrick’s Day!

Abu Dhabi Demo

Demo at the Abu Dhabi Quilting Guild_By Dawna Matthew

Abu Dhabi ,United Arab Emirates March 14th, 2019

Our past president, Ti Seymour, spends her time between her homes here in Beaconsfield and Abu Dhabi. In March three of our members went to visit and were invited to attend a meeting of the Abu Dhabi Quilting Guild and demonstrate our techniques. We were amazed at the interest shown in both rug hooking and Oxford Needle Punch work. Ti will have to get a group, “The Abu Dhabi Rug Hookers and Punchers” started!!

Searsport Hook-in

Searsport Punta Gorda Hook-In_By Dawna Matthew

Punta Gorda, Florida, Feb. 26-28, 2019

In February members Candace, Claire and Dawna travelled down to Punta Gorda, Florida for the Searsport Hook-In. They were fortunate to take a workshop with Winnie Glavine where they worked on creating mittens using her technique of hooking with tee shirt material. There was a huge hook-in area surrounded by vendors, tons of door prizes and various mini workshops and talks on offer.