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Virtual “Hook-ins”

New! Virtual Meetings!   April 27, 2020   
By Emmy Maten   

Feeling out of the “loop”? Join us at our virtual “Hook-ins”!
When: Monday mornings (recurring) from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Many thanks to Heather McClure for suggesting, organizing and guiding us through our first and subsequent virtual Hook-ins.

April 20 was our first go at the new normal of getting together. What a joy to welcome every new arrival to the meeting, as each person is greeted with hellos and waves from the others. Ti surprised us by joining in too, it being 7 pm in Abu Dhabi, and no airplane trip involved! Conversation was easy. We asked how everyone is managing during “social distancing”, what each person is working on, and we shared some tips on how to get rug hooking supplies (and some practical things like groceries). Some unexpected guests were several cats, dogs, and a pet bird!

We were 15 for our first get-together, and again 15 for the second, although not all the same members. Each person appears in her o…

Virtual "Show & Tell"

“What’s on Your Frame?”      By Emmy Maten   

March 24 Dawna Matthew had a wonderful idea.

With everyone at home and physical meetings no longer possible, wouldn’t it be fun to try a “Show and Tell” by email, or better “What’s on Your Frame?” so we can see what everyone is working on? It has been a great success, opening up a new way to stay connected and inspired.

The process is easy. Just send Dawna a photo of your work with a few words. Dawna then sends it to all our members and then we can reply with a message to the creator if we wish.

To start the ball rolling, Dawna went first. She had attended the Searsport Rug Hooking School in Florida and worked on a Snowman piece and a Santa piece (both Searsport patterns) to “help keep me cool when it was 80F!”. She took a class with Ali Strebel to learn different techniques such as caterpillar, ruching, and needle felting to create a sea turtle swimming in the sea.

Since the pandemic, many of us turned to rug hooking, and for many reason…

Show & Tell / Jeanne Osler

In Memory of Jeanne Osler_
It is with a heavy heart we say farewell to Jeanne Osler, a member of BHCG for nearly 40 years. In the days when you had to hook a rug with 9 flower panels before acceptance into the Guild, Jeanne was determined to join despite her lack of interest in the rug itself. Her heart was instead passionate for a butterfly rug she had seen and that saw her through to the end of the requirement. She completed a wide array of classes taught at the Guild from fine shading, to crewels, carving flowers and a Cheticamp picture frame amongst those that I’ve seen. She was a skilled rug maker and designed her own rugs too. One of her favorites was of a lighthouse scene. Jeanne was an active member even at the end of her time with us. She got us making and participated in the “Tuit” giveaways at our Annual picnic and always encouraged members. Rest In Peace our friend, we will miss you.

Submitted by Ti Seymour, Past President

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OHCG Newsletter / In the News

OHCG Newsletter / Spring 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.

There are 5 BHCG pictures in this issue. On page 4, see Candace, Dawna, and Cathy in Williamstown for International Rug Hooking Day, and see a group picture celebrating Ti’s OHCG Teacher Graduation. On page 6 with our Branch Report, see a picture of Kitt and one of Claire at Ti’s Yarn Painting Workshop. On page 31, see a picture of Dawna at the November OHCG Teachers’ Workshop on colour theory.

Show & Tell / April 2020

Show & Tell: Easter_ This is a selection of rugs from our last Exhibition, held in September 2017 at Centennial Hall. Use the posts' label "Show and Tell" of this Blog to see the rugs showcased in the past.   

Sugaring off Rosemary Jean Hudson
This Rittermere pattern represents a typical Quebec sugar-shack scene: the collecting of the sap from maple trees to make maple syrup, which takes place between mid-March and the end of April.

Bunny Cathy Wilson
Judith Dallegret and Susan Alain helped me with the design of my bunny rug. I got to use a variety of blue wool from my stash. This rug is on the floor in my very small bathroom.

Hit and Miss Birds Debbie Séguin
My husband and I love birds, in fact one of our spare bedrooms is called the Birdroom. I decided to hook a bird rug with scraps of wool I had. It’s hooked with strips of wool blankets, recycled clothing, and leftover worms from previous rugs hooked. I really enjoyed hooking it!

The Farm Nancy Thompson
This piece is a v…

April Fool's Day

April 1st_Poisson d'avril / April Fool's Day

Melanotaenia Beaconsfieldi (Beaconsfield's Rainbowfish)

Melanotaenia Boesemani (Boeseman's Rainbowfish)