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West Island Blog / The Guild in The News

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Community - Featured Story   Beaconsfield Hooking and Crafters Guild Virtual 45th anniversary Celebration   By West Island Blog August 30, 2020 12:05 pm



Under normal circumstances, the Beaconsfield Hooking and Crafters Guild would have had a 3-day exhibition of their rugs at Centennial Hall in Beaconsfield; however, this is not possible this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Their celebrations this year are all virtual and will include many pictures and stories of rugs, old and new, created by their members. 
The BHCG was founded in 1975 by Lois Morris a skilled artist and rug hooking teacher. Her rugs have won many awards and have been featured in 5 separate issues of Rug Hooking Magazine. She has taught and guided many of the BCGH [sic] members in creating beautiful pieces. Lois is still an active member. Several members are now also rug hooking teachers, numerous members have received awards and recognition for their rugs, some member…

Show & Tell / Barachois

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Rugs from the Barachois Project!_Special Show & Tell : National Acadian Day_
August 15, 2020 National Acadian Day   Emmy Maten   
Since 1881, Acadians have been celebrating their history, culture and heritage on August 15. In 1710, the British conquered French Acadia. Acadia consisted of what is now Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, and included some areas of Quebec and Maine. There are remnants of the 17th Century French language that no longer exist anywhere except in books and amongst those who still speak the Acadian regional dialect!
Throughout the 1700’s battles continued at different fortifications including the capture of Fort Beauséjour in 1755. When the Acadians refused to sign an oath of allegiance to Britain, the British ordered Le Grand Dérangement, or the Great Expulsion, which started August 10, 1755 and continued for 9 years. 11,500 Acadians in all were deported to the New England States and many found their way to Louisiana. Others returned to France…

Show & Tell / Cats

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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.Animals # 2Animals share our world and occupy a large place in nature and our daily life. Special Show & Tell - CatsInternational Cat Day was created in 2002 by IFA (International Fund for Animal Welfare) to promote help and protection of these animals. It is celebrated on August 8. Here is a selection of rug designs representing cats hooked by two of our members.
Nancy Thompson Katia’s Cat From a free pattern in Rug Hooking Magazine 
This piece was a present for my daughter Katie who is a “cat” person. Her father, sister and I are dog people. There is both recycled and new wool in the rug. 


Sylvia SolomonCrazy CatsAdapted from Internet Cartoon, it was influenced by a photo I saw online. It was hooked with mostly #5 cut with recycled wool. It measures 25” X 56” . It was really fun to hook. …

Show &Tell / August 2020

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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.

Animals # 1 Animals share our world and occupy a large place in nature and our daily life. Here is a selection of rug designs representing animals hooked by our members.



Barbara Silver Cheese, peanuts and flowers Original
This is my pattern that was inspired by 3 crows I was feeding in my backyard. The male is from the 4th generation of the crow family that has been around my house since I moved here in 1996. He was 3 when he found a mate and it was his first year to mate. The couple had one surviving chick and, of course, all 3 showed up for snacks together. When I threw out small pieces of cheese along with shelled peanuts, the male would pounce on the cheese, the female went for the peanuts and the baby who was just learning to feed itself kept going for my flowers near the birdbath.
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