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Xmas Party

A Jolly Season _By: Emmy Maten   

Deck the Walls with Hand-hooked Rugs,  
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la…

The Season was Jolly at the Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild Christmas party. Everyone contributed to making our party lively, joyous, and delicious.

The amazingly talented M created some rug-hooking lyrics to old favorite Christmas tunes, and we enjoyed an interactive singsong together while M played her keyboard.

We oohed and aahed at the beautiful Christmas themed rugs and crafts which several members brought in to show.

We had a heartfelt Secret Santa gift exchange and as always, our snack table was marvelous.
The best gift of all is being together and sharing each member’s creative spirit. Thank-you all and have a Happy and Healthy 2020!

International Hook-In Day

December 4th_By Dawna Matthew 

Wednesday, December 4th 2019, International Rug Hooking Day was a huge success! Beaconsfield co-hosted with Martintown’s Wild and Woolly Rug Hookers and welcomed 100 rug hookers from all over OHCG’s Area 1 to St Mary’s Community Centre in Williamstown, Ontario. We had 5 vendors, a huge variety of delicious soups and sweets to tempt our guests. Plus there were wonderful door prises to win. Thanks to everyone who worked to make this such a successful day and to everyone who
came with their smiles and hooking!!!

Here you have some pictures. Follow the link to visit our Facebook Page and see the complete December 4th Photo Album

Hudson Craft Fair

Hudson Christmas Craft Fair_
Again this year, Jacques and Isabelle, members of the Beaconsfield guild, participated in the Hudson Christmas Craft Fair. This event is for vendors who create their own products by hand. 

- We try to offer new things every year. Adding on to past themes of "Birds and Wildlife in the region" and "Quebec Houses and Barns", this year I painted "Children out in the snow" on my wooden ornaments", says Isabelle Rollin.

Members of our guild have come to encourage the artisans, and donate to the Nichoir, by having a bite to eat at their fundraiser "Bistro" to help injured birds. What a nice Xmas gift. The atmosphere is most festive and friendly. 

La Tricolette

Saturday Hook-In
The cold weather didn't damper the smiles at today's Saturday Hook-In at our favourite yarn shop, La Tricolette!


Andrée Lapensée _Show & Tell by BHCG members of rugs in progress during Hook-In of  November 11th, 2019.

Got lots of worms?? Look what our creative member, Andrée, did with hers!!! Amazing portraits of her two daughters.

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day_November 11, 2019 - Canada  
By Rose Kandy

This year we remember the Commonwealth  of Nations War Dead (mainly past British Commonwealth members).

Remembrance Day November 11, 2019 commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany at Compiegne, France for the cessation  of hostilities on the Western Front which took effect at 11 AM, the eleventh  hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

This year Remembrance Day is not mentioning individuals but rather a Commemoration of war dead observed by  Commonwealth Nations. The National War Memorial will be commemorating 53 member states. united through shared values, history, culture and languages.

This year  we commemorate members of the Commonwealth of Nations, almost all former British colonies or dependent of British colonies.

Wearing a red poppy reminds us to reflect on the sacrifices of our Canadian Armed Forces.

Isabelle & Jacques

Vendor's Day at Burritt’s Rapids_By Candace Fradette

Rideau Valley Boots and Baskets Rug Hooking Guild holds a Vendor's Day every year on the first Thursday of November. This year it was November 7th, from 11AM  to 2PM, and Isabelle and Jacques took part. Congratulations!

Buritts RapidsBy Isabelle and Jacques

What a great day we had in Buritts Rapids. The weather was terrible, but the welcome and the smiles were so warm and sunny. The village is superb, and what a "cachet " this building has.
Jacques and I were vending our handmade wooden rug hooking items, and also some of my patterns.  Congratulations to the Burritts Rapids Boots & Baskets Guild who are celebrating their 40th year this fall!

Rideau Valley Boots and Baskets Rug Hooking Guild Vendor's Day  Come for a coffee, tea and treats.  Burritts Rapids Community Hall 23 Grenville Street Burritts Rapids, Ontario Vendor Day with: Hooked On The Lake - Loretta Moore Willow Creek - Carol Shewan Dreams & Creati…


Halloween Hook-In! _By Emmy Maten
Another Fun Day at Rug Hooking!
Creative costumes, hauntingly delicious snacks, a couple of games, and door prizes for all!

International Hook-In Day 2019

Invitation _December 4th: Save the date!

YOU ARE INVITED Please join us for a Hook-In to celebrate International Rug Hooking Day Weds, Dec. 4th, 2019 10 AM  to 3 PM St Mary's Community Centre 19659 County Road 19 Williamstown, Ontario, K0C 2J0
Soup, sweets and drinks will be provided. All you need to bring is your smile and your hooking. Your favourite vendors will be there to tempt you: Hooked on the Lake, Willow Creek Rug Hooking, Isabelle and Jacques, Dawna's Oxford Punch supplies and more. Please RSVP, either by total group number or individually to Dawna Matthew at  matthewd @
Hosts: Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild Co Host: Martintown Wild & Woolly Rug Hookers
Looking forward to seeing all or friends!


Halloween Hook-In_ Dust out your Hallowe’en costumes for Monday, Oct 28. Those brave enough to dress up will have a chance to win a door prize!

OHCG Newsletter / In the News

OHCG Newsletter / Fall 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.

Yarn Painting Workshop

Yarn Painting with Ti Seymour _ Dawna Matthew

On Monday, October 7th, Ti Seymour was in town and offered members a workshop on the very popular technique of Yarn Painting. We created flowers, birds and bees and several other designs. There was even enough wax left over to make some beeswax food wraps. Lots of laughter and sharing made for a wonderful day.

Yarn Painting

Yarn Painting with Ti Seymour_October 7, 2019
Centennial Hall
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Join in the fun playing with this alternative method of using yarn. This is a great yarn buster project. Backing Board, Tool and some yarn provided. Bring along your leftover fine and embroidery yarn to share, scissors and your sense of adventure.
30$ per person.
RSVP, ti.seymour @

Brenda Ticehurst / In the News

OHCG Website / Brenda Ticehurst In the News _Falling Birch Leaves, an original design by Brenda Ticehurst, has been featured on the OHCG Website. Visit the Gallery Page! Congratulations Brenda!

See also the following Post: Hooked on Canada Calendar

Beginner Class

Beginner / Refresher Class 
BHCG Beginer / Refresher Class
Interested in learning the basic to get you started on your rug hooking journey? Why not sign up for a course where you will work on a sampler that will cover the skills needed to then take on a bigger project.
For details including times, price and location, please contact Dawna Matthew at matthewd @

200 Cushions

The Cushion Project: Barachois Historic Church_Grand Barachois, New Brunswick,
By Emmy Maten

n the little coastal town of Grand Barachois in the Beaubassin-est community of eastern New Brunswick stands the Barachois Historic Church, one of the last remaining wooden Acadian buildings. The Barachois Historic Church Preservation Committee was considering how to commemorate its bicentennial anniversary, and a photo taken from the second floor looking down on the pews below prompted an idea: create work-of-art cushions.

A call went out to rug-hooking artisans to create hooked cushions to be exhibited for the 6th edition of the World Acadian Congress, and then to permanently adorn the church pews.
Over the past two years, 242 cushions arrived, 223 from Canada including each of the provinces and Territories, 16 from the United States, 2 from the United Kingdom, and 1 from United Arab Emirates (Ti’s). The youngest artist was 14 years old and the eldest 90. One Nunavut artist’s cushion was a fi…

Lucy’s Wooly Mason Jar

Kay Lefevre’s presentation_By Dawna Matthew

In August a group of our members travelled to New Brunswick for the opening of the “200 coussins hookés pour mon 200 ième / 200 hooked cushions for my 200th” exhibition. While there we were invited to participate is several rug hooking events. On August 16th Lucy Richard, owner and formulation of The Wooly Mason Jar Color Wheel Dye System, hosted a talk and presentation by the amazing Kay Lefevre, The Wool Genie. Kay had a RV full of rugs and she explained the processes she went through to create her beautiful pieces of art. This lady is so generous in sharing her techniques and tricks. Thank you again, Kay for a wonderful day!