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Show & Tell / 2021

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BHCG Virtual Celebration / Blog: Show & Tell    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

Show & Tell / Christmas Eve

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BHCG Virtual Celebration / Blog: Show & Tell    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.

VG_6 Christmas Challenge

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BHCG Virtual Celebration /  Gallery 6 Virtual Gallery  Virtual Gallery _ Gallery 6 / Christmas Challenge Gallery 6 / Christmas Challenge BHCG Members On this gallery you can tour a selection of Christmas Ornaments created by some members of the Guild. Christmas Challenge In late October, the web committee came up with the idea of a Christmas tree ornament challenge. The hope was that a common theme would motivate our members and also encourage them by knowing that their pieces would be published online. In the past the guild has been invited to decorate a small Christmas tree for the Beaconsfield library. This time our creative webmaster, Maria, designed an Advent calendar with the ornaments. Twelve members took part and here you can see their beautiful ornaments and the result of Maria’s magic touch. The pieces are shown in a special Christmas gallery which will close our virtual 45th Anniversary celebrations. Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild sends out warm Season’s greetings to al

Xmas

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 Happy Holidays! Christmas 2020. Illustration: Maria Romero

VG_5 Denise Vandenbemden

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BHCG Virtual Celebration /  Gallery 5 Virtual Gallery  Virtual Gallery _ Gallery 5 / Denise Vandenbemden Gallery 5 / Denise Vandenbemden On this Gallery, you can tour a selection of rugs from Denise Vandenbemden. Denise Vandenbemden Denise Vandenbemden Denise joined the BHCG in 2003. As soon as she signed up, she took a class with our teacher, Lois J. Morris, and I think every class thereafter. She found her niche with fine cut and rarely hooked anything higher than #4 cut. She is a very kind and generous lady. Every Thursday she opened her home to anyone who did not get enough hooking on Monday and this went on for years. She was always there to help new members and beginners. She became president in 2005 and remained in that role until 2011. She is our longest standing president, and this shows how much the Guild meant to her. She instigated the website and put us online making it so much easier to communicate from guild to guild. I dare say she put us on the map! We were also fortu

Show & Tell / Christmas 2

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BHCG Virtual Celebration / Blog: Show & Tell         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 look

Show & Tell / Christmas 1

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BHCG Virtual Celebration / Show & Tell Page 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 Mini

December 4th

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

Guestbook

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  BHCG Virtual Celebration  / Guestbook Page  45th Anniversary Guestbook   Sign our Guestbook! You are invited to sign our guestbook and share a message. All messages will be reviewed before posting at the end of November. Your email is required but will not be published nor divulged to a third party. If you would like to receive a reply, please use our Contact Page. 45th Anniversary Guestbook - Illustration: Maria Romero NOVEMBER 65 Erin McKenna /Apohaqui, Canada/ Fabulous show! November 29 2020 - Website Guestbook 64 Marolyn Dodge Matthews / PEI Interesting! I enjoy your site November 29 2020 - Facebook 63 Marolyn Matthews / PEI Interesting! I draw my own designs. Looking for Scottish Burlap for sale? November 29 2020 - Website Guestbook 62 Joan Sullivan / Nottingham, NH USA Here's wishing you all a healthy, safe year ahead filled with beautiful wool, rug hooking, good friends and plenty of wine. Cheers from New Hampshire! Joan (jonalisa) @thescarlettpotter instagram November 29

December Program

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BHCG Virtual Celebration /  45 years  Page       Virtual Celebration Program_ DECEMBER December 1st 45th Anniversary Guestbook Messages / Website Guestbook December 1st Christmas 1 / Show & Tell Page + Instagram December 5th Double Show & Tell: Christmas! Christmas 2 / Blog + Instagram Re-run Christmas 1 / Facebook December 12th Denise Vandenbemden / Virtual Gallery - Gallery 5 Re-run Christmas 2 / Facebook December 19th Christmas Challenge/ Virtual Gallery - Gallery 6 Christmas Challenge / Instagram + Facebook Re-run Denise Vandenbemden / Facebook December 24th Special Show & Tell: Nativity Blog + Instagram + Facebook December 31st Special Show & Tell: Happy New Year Blog + Instagram +Facebook

VG_3 Lorayne Charenko

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BHCG Virtual Celebration /  Gallery 3 Virtual Gallery  Virtual Gallery_Gallery 3 / Lorayne Charenko Gallery 3 / Lorayne Charenko On this Gallery, you can tour a selection of rugs from Lorayne Charenko. Lorayne Charenko / Photo: Marilyn Charenko. Lorayne Charenko It was in 1978 that Lorayne and I each joined the Guild, and we became particularly good friends. In those days, the Guild met in a hut which stood on the west side of Centennial Hall. It was later torn down, and then our meetings moved into Centennial Hall. Lorayne contributed greatly at the Guild hook-ins. Always elegantly dressed and gracious, she was friendly with everyone and always gave generously of her time to helping Guild members, offering advice on hooking techniques and encouraging others to share their talents. She was a master at the carving technique which she especially enjoyed doing. Although Lorayne now finds it difficult to get out she still maintains close contact with the Guild, following the activities and