Showing posts from February, 2019

Website Relooking

BHCG Website has a new look! _ We're very proud to announce the launching of our new Website to celebrate 11 years on the Web! You're invited to visit it at and browse through the pages to see the new design. After the relooking done in 2012, we decided that it was time to revamp it once again! We have chosen an elegant and clean design with a menu that remind one of a "hooked" piece. To increase readability, we used a larger font and an airy layout, which is also mobile friendly, making it easy to navigate on a wide range of web browsers and devices. N&B, our popular Blog, also has a new look!  Follow the link: We will continue to develop and improve our Website, Blog and Facebook page. We're constantly adding new pictures, articles and Rug Hooking tips, so please keep in touch! We hope you will enjoy your visit. We would appreciate your feedback. We have don

Show&Tell / February 2019 - Janvier 2020

Show & Tell _ In this Gallery, you can tour a selection of rugs from our last Exhibition, held in September 2017 at Centennial Hall. Visit our Blog to see the rugs showcased in the past. Special Show & Tell: Relooking! To celebrate the launch of our new Website, we offer you the story of 5 new rugs. Enjoy! My City in Winter By Andrée Lapensée Andrée Lapensée My City in Winter 14 x 28” I used various types of wool, such as woolen fabrics cut in No 6, yarns of different colours and textures, as well as velvet. A Summer Storm By Barbara Silver Barbara Silver A Summer Storm – 2017 35” x 23” #’s 4, 5 and 6 cuts I began hooking in January 2016. After finishing my first rug (18” x 11”) I took a course with Lois Morris at the Guild’s Monday hook-ins to learn how to dye my own wool. Of course, I decided the next thing I should do is hook a piece using wool that I had dyed. The challenge apart from the dyeing was to hook a building and a stormy sky. This wo

Ti's Workshop

Workshop Derwent Inktense with Ty Seymour_ By Dawna Matthew. Our past president, Ti Seymour, is currently living in Abu Dhabi where she has become involved with a quilting group. On Monday, February 18 she was in town and offered our members a workshop using Derwent Inktense Pencils and Blocks. We coloured in quilted designs which we will hook or punch a border around and then mount on a foam core board. Of course, the theme of the designs was birds to go with our OHCG 2019 “Birds of a Feather” annual in April!!! Claire Fradette Andrée Lapensée Dawna Matthew

Rug Hooking Retreat

Retreat at Ermitage Sainte-Croix _ St-Henri's Rug Hooking Retreat February 16-17, 2019 Ermitage Sainte-Croix 21269 Boul Gouin O Pierrefonds, QC, H9K 1C1 By Dawna Matthew Beaconsfield members were thrilled to be invited to join in with our friends Les Tapissiers de Saint-Henri / Saint-Henri Rug Hookers at their weekend retreat at Ermitage Sainte-Croix in Pierrefonds, Québec. Most stayed over and some came just for the day on Saturday but everyone had a great time, hooking in a relaxed atmosphere, sharing ideas and projects and catching up with friends. This year Loretta Moore had her lovely selection of wool and punch needle supplies and Ti Seymour brought out her glorious velvet. Thank you Joanne Touchette and Chris Delaney for organizing this weekend of fellowship and relaxation. Retreat Participants Retreat Participants Carolyn Ells Rug Carolyn Ells Margaret and Dawna Maureen Rowe

Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Hook-In_ On Monday, February 11, we celebrated Valentine’s Day. We dressed in red, had tons of red door prizes and enjoyed the company of several of our friends from Martintown’s Wild & Wooly guild and Chateauguay Valley’s Rollicking Rug Hookers. Judith Dallegret was there with her wonderful wool so many left with bundles ready for their next project. Red Day at BHCG! BHCG Valentine's Hook-In