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Show & Tell / 2021

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Featured Rugs Gallery    On 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: Happy New Year       Dawna Matthew. Illustration: Maria Romero. The Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild wishes everyone a happy, healthy, and safe New Year. We know that 2020 has been a difficult year and that we have often struggled to keep smiles on our faces. Hopefully, 2021 will bring an end to these challenging times and we will see many of your smiles in person. *** Dawna Matthew. Scroll Bench Pad,  a p attern from “The Rug Hooker’s Bible” Dawna Matthew  Scroll Bench Pad  Scroll Pattern from “The Rug Hooker’s Bible”  2015  40 in. x 15 in.  This bench pad was hooked with Judith Dallegret in a “Primitive Scrappy Rug Class” offered at BHCG in the winter of 2015. My husband had used his carpentry skills to make a low bench for our foyer and the rug fits on top,

Show & Tell / Christmas Eve

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Dec. 24th _   Special Show & Tell: Christmas Eve BHCG Christmas Card. Illustration: Maria Romero Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild sends out warm Season’s Greetings to all our friends. We know that this is a difficult year and wish everyone safe and happy holidays. Denise Morissette. Nativité, Design by Jackye Hansen. Denise Morissette Nativité Design by Jackye Hansen, Jacqueline Design, 1990 2016 12 inch diameter I was inspired to do this Nativity rug from a photo-pattern which appeared in the Nov.- Dec. 1990 issue of Rug Hooking Magazine. Since I also do stained-glass work, I made the frame from glass. I gave this framed rug to a dear friend of mine.

Xmas

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 Happy Holidays! Christmas 2020. Illustration: Maria Romero

Show & Tell / Christmas 2

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  BHCG Virtual Celebration         Rugs From The Past          These pieces were exhibited prior to the 2017 Show. Use the label "Show & Tell" to see other rugs showcased in the past.    Show & Tell / Christmas # 2  This time of season is about traditions and things we hold dear. These lovely Christmas pieces come with heartfelt stories. Many of the loops we pull are accompanied by joy and love and beauty, felt even years later. Mayumi Tsuji. Hello Cardinal. Adapted Mayumi Tsuji Hello Cardinal Adaptation of Christmas Card Illustration 2012 The story of my cardinal rug... I saw a red bird for the first time in Canada! I loved this bird that comes to visit in the garden every day, and I was very impressed when I saw it for the first time in the white snow scene. One year, I received a Christmas card showing a cardinal and I wanted to make it into a rug. It is not my own design, but I love it. This rug hangs in my room all year round, and while looking at it, I remember

Show & Tell / Christmas 1

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BHCG Virtual Celebration    Featured Rugs Gallery     Show & Tell    On this Gallery, you can tour a selection of rugs from our members. These mats were never displayed during our Show. Visit our Blog to see the rugs showcased in the past.    Christmas # 1    This year, for many of us, our Christmas get-togethers with loved ones will be virtual. Putting up our favorite Christmas decorations helps us feel the joy and cheer that this season brings. Here are some beautiful Christmas rugs which will warm our hearts and get us in the yuletide spirit. Christina Delaney. Christmas Moose, Original. Christina Delaney Christmas Moose Original 2014 Size: 18” x 23.5” Wool & silk on linen, cut # 6 & 8 I have an old friend who loves moose. She spent 3 years working in Newfoundland and, despite her efforts, didn’t see one! I thought the antlers lent themselves to holding ornaments. I made this for her for Christmas. *** Christine Delaney. Old Santa, a Polly Minick pattern. Christin

December 4th

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International Hook-in Day    Happy Rug Hookers Day! International Hook-In Day. Illustration: Maria Romero

Isabelle Rollin / In The News

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OHCG Newsletter / Winter 2020       Congratulations, Isabelle! Isabelle Rollin’s original rug titled “Ad Lib” was shown in the OHCG 2019 Annual Conference in London, Ontario. It was a pleasant surprise for Isabelle and the Beaconsfield guild members to see her rug displayed on page 18 of the OHCG 2020 Winter issue! Beautiful! OHCG Newsletter, Winter 2020, Issue 4. Page 18.

OHCG Newsletter / In the News

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OHCG Newsletter / Winter 2020         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, Winter 2020, Issue 4. Cover Page. OHCG Newsletter, Winter 2020, Issue 4. Page 8. Reports by Branch See Related Posts about our Reunions: 2020- 2021 Season  /  September 2020   Get-Together  /  July 2020   Virtual Hook-Ins / April 2020

Show & Tell / Remembrance Day

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BHCG Virtual Celebration         Rugs From The Past          These pieces were exhibited prior to the 2017 Show. Use the label "Show & Tell" to see other rugs showcased in the past.   Special Show & Tell: Remembrance Day  On the occasion of Remembrance Day, the Guild is proud to show Maureen Rowe’s anti-war rug. This beautiful and unique piece has an interesting story behind its creation.     Maureen Rowe. Wash, not War Maureen Rowe Wash, not War 2009 Approximately 12-14 x 10-12 inches #4 cut wool on linen Judith Dallegret had a studio group that did the 12 months of the year (The Calendar Project, please see below) and our theme was “Laundry Lines”. I got November. My piece was inspired by a Life Magazine photo of a soldier standing next to his tank in the Israeli desert where his washing was hung on the tank.  *** Hooked In the Mountains 2009 Show "Laundry Lines", The Calendar Project Judith Dallegret's Group Calendar Project 2009 - Shelburne Muse

Remembrance Day

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November 11 - Remembrance Day          Today, we take two minutes of silence to reflect on the freedoms and peace we have in our lives. We honour, thank, and remember those who served and sacrificed their lives for us. In Flanders Fields  by 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. For more information, follow the link   Ways to remember

Show & Tell / Memories 2

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BHCG Virtual Celebration         Rugs From The Past          These pieces were exhibited prior to the 2017 Show. Use the label "Show & Tell" to see other rugs showcased in the past.    Special Show & Tell / Memories # 2 : Travel Memories   Jeanne Osler. Memories of Lerici. Italy. Original Jeanne Osler  Memories of Lerici, Italy Original 22.5 x 37 inches  This story comes from the late Jeanne Osler’s son John.  My family and I were living in Italy from 1996 to 1999. We rented an old home (~400 years old) on the grounds of an Italian villa in Pugliola, Italy (near Lerici as Mom identified on the tag on the back). It was once the living quarters for the servants and was called “Il Casalino”, or the little house. Mom and Dad came to visit us along with my Aunt Norma. Mom was fascinated by the hand-painted tiles on the floor in the living room. She took pictures, made sketches, and then created a beautiful hooked rug replica of that floor. My wife remembers that Mom hand-d

Show & Tell / Memories 1

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BHCG Virtual Celebration       Featured Rugs Gallery    On 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.    Show & Tell / Memories #1 : Family Memories November is about Memories and a time of reflection, of capturing thoughts or feelings of the past, of wanting to keep something or someone close to the heart. Whether representing the daily life of our ancestors, capturing childhood memories, or creating an image of a special trip, each rug is hooked with feelings we want to portray and keep. Jacques Lepage, The Old-timers. Original Jacques Lepage The Old-timers Original 2015, 2016, and 2017 Each rug measures 15 x 24.5 inches I was inspired by a wooden sculpture, depicting the scene of life "way back when". A couple busy at their daily chores: here she sits knitting as he puts another log on the fire. I really enjoyed hooking this rug, so I decided

Halloween

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Happy Hallowe'en       This year, our Hallowe’en illustration is really spooky!  A new abyssal creature has been discovered!  Loop iiformes Beaconsfielder,  this deep-sea fish amazes the scientific world with its rug hooking related details! Anglerfish___  "The anglerfish are fish of the teleost order Lophiiformes. They are bony fish named for its (sic) characteristic mode of predation, in which a modified fin ray (the esca or illicium) that can be luminescent acts as a lure for other fish".  Follow the link to read the complete article:   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglerfish   Loop iiformes. Illustration: Maria Romero

Show & Tell / Halloween

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BHCG Virtual Celebration         Special Show & Tell: Pumpkins!       Today’s Show and Tell is all “ Tricks and Treats ”! Where the tricks are the “ How to ” ideas and the treats are these joyous “ Pumpkin Rugs ”. Happy Halloween!    Chris Delaney. Pumpkin Time, a Karla Gerard pattern   Chris Delaney Pumpkin Time Designed by Karla Gerard 22 x 28 inches 2015 I enjoy making seasonal rugs that I can switch out during the year. I like Karla Gerard’s patterns and the bright colours she uses. I whipped the edges using yarn that matched wool used to hook the pattern. The cut is predominately 8 with some 6 for smaller details. This was done with all new wool – some I dyed. It is on linen.  *** M. McMurray, Harvest Time, a variation of Teresa Kogut's pattern M. McMurray  Harvest Time   Variation of Teresa Kogut's "Merry Hallowe'en" pattern  6-inch square mini punch needle  I made this small piece for a friendship mat exchange at the Prairie Harvest Rug Hooking School

Thanksgiving

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October 12th, 2020 Happy Thanksgiving Canada!    Thanksgiving 2020 - Illustration: Maria Romero

Show & Tell / Animation Month

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BHCG Virtual Celebration     Rugs From The Past             These pieces were exhibited prior to the 2017 Show. Use the label "Show & Tell" to see other rugs showcased in the past.       Special Show & Tell : Animation Month     IAD 2020 Poster by Regina Pessoa Source: ASIFA Website October is related to beautiful fall landscapes and Halloween, but it is also Animation Month! In 2002 the International Animated Film Association declared October 28 International Animation Day *. Its goal is to celebrate the art of animation and to commemorate Charles-Émile Reynard’s Théâtre Optique’s first performance at the Grevin Museum in Paris in 1892. The Guild celebrated its 35th and 40th anniversaries with videos of animated rugs from each respective exhibition. Since the 2020 rug exhibition was cancelled, we offer you instead, a special Show and Tell; we are presenting several hooked pieces from past animations, together with three selected frames to explain the illusion of move