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VG_4 Judith Dallegret

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BHCG Virtual Celebration /  Gallery 4   Virtual Gallery   Virtual Gallery_Gallery 4 / Judith Dallegret Gallery 4 / Judith Dallegret On this Gallery, you can tour a selection of rugs from Judith Dallegret. Judith Dallegret / Photo: Elissa Dallegret. Judith Dallegret Judith is an artist. Her rugs are unique and colourful and truly pieces of Art on the Floor. “I have painted all my life and dyeing wool for rugs is much like painting.” Judith studied at both the Montreal and Boston Museums of Fine Arts. A collector of antique rugs, she seldom found rugs in good condition. “Since rug hooking is a Nova Scotia tradition and I am a 4th generation hooker, it seemed natural to me to just hook my own rugs and designs.” Judith joined the BHCG in 1997, and then became a Certified Nova Scotia Rug Hooking Teacher. The Guild is privileged to have held many of her workshops, from Primitive Rug Hooking and Folk Art through to Design, Colour Planning, and Dyeing. Judith’s pieces have been featured in Rug

Beaconsfield Events / In the News

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Our event is announced by the City of Beaconsfield!    Mayor Bourelle has kindly shared the news of our 45th Anniversary Virtual Celebrations with the City of Beaconsfield’s Communications department. Our announcement is posted on the upcoming events calendar in the City’s website, the City’s electronic billboards, and on the City’s social media platforms. Follow the Link: City of Beaconsfield Website City of Beaconsfield Website Living in Beaconsfield - Upcoming Events

OHCG Newsletter / In the News

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OHCG Newsletter / Fall 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, 2020 Issue 3, Fall, Cover  OHCG Newsletter, 2020 Issue 3, Fall, page 6 Keywords: Virtual Hook-In, Covid

VG_3 Alice Hamilton

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BHCG Virtual Celebration /  Gallery 3     Virtual Gallery   Virtual Gallery_Gallery 3/Alice Hamilton Gallery 3 / Alice Hamilton On this Gallery, you can tour a selection of rugs from Alice Hamilton. Alice Hamilton  Alice Hamilton Alice has a definite artistic flair and her attention to detail is amazing. She did two large rugs for her grand-nieces that she designed herself ,which turned into beautiful wall hangings, making every viewer break into a big smile. She also made several other smaller rugs representing scenes and flowers, which often turned into cushions. Alice served as president from 2003 to 2004 and as secretary for one year. Although she no longer hooks, she enjoys getting news about the guild from me. She is still warmly remembered as a fun member of the guild. Sylvia Solomon To find more about Alice on our Blog, please use the search tool in the top right corner. *** Alice Hamilton. Lauren Elizabeth and the Big Honney Hunt. Original. Lauren Elizabeth and the Big Honey

Show & Tell / Orientals

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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. Special Show & Tell : Oriental Rugs When rug hookers talk about hooking Oriental rugs, we hear mention of the designers’ names Pearl McGown*, Jane McGown Flynn and Joan Moshimer. Hooking Orientals was popular with the BHCG during the 70’s and the 80’s and techniques were taught at the Guild. Oriental rug designs generally use one of 3 patterns: all-over, central medallion, and unidirectional (such as a prayer rug or a tree of life rug). Orientals require small cut wool, that is meticulously hooked in straight parallel lines, creating intricate often repeating patterns and usually with detailed borders. *Pearl McGown is credited with the resurgence of rug hooking in the 20th century as a folk-art form and she created the McGown Certification program. Lorayne Charenko. Oriental

Get-together

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2020-2021 Season Get-together in Centennial Park       Monday, September 14, 2020   By  Dawna Matthew    A group of our members managed to get together on a cool but sunny day on the grounds of Centennial Hall. This was only the second time we have met since March due to the Covid crisis. Mélanie, from the city of Beaconsfield, was kind enough to come over and open the building so we could have access to our supplies. Members going into linen withdrawal were relieved!!! You can imagine all the smiles behind those masks! Meeting at Centennial Hall Related Posts:  Get-together/July 2020; Keywords: Covid

VG_2 Kay Cousineau

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BHCG Virtual Celebration /  Gallery 2     Virtual Gallery   Virtual Gallery _Gallery 2/ Kay Cosuineau Gallery 2 / Kay Cousineau On this Gallery, you can tour a selection of rugs from Kay Cousineau. Kay Cousineau. Photo: Ti Seymour Kay Cousineau From the moment I met Kay, I held the utmost respect for the way she cared for the longevity of BHCG and preserving its history. Though Kay is not rug hooking anymore, at 97 years old this October, she still wants to hear all our rug hooking news. She recently told me “The Guild provided the most amazing friendships and the camaraderie was excellent, everything else that happened there was just a bonus” and I could not agree more. Ti Seymour - Past President Kay joined the Guild in 1977, was president from 1978-1980, and remained actively involved in all BHCG activities until recent years To find more about Kay on our Blog , please use the search tool in the top right corner. *** Kay Cousineau. Crewel Cushion. Crewel Cushion I made this cushion

The Suburban / The Guild In The News

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The Suburban talks about our Virtual Celebration! Link to the article: BHCG celebrates 45 years of artistry virtually this year The Suburban Logo By Kevin Woodhouse  The Suburban,    Sep 9, 2020 Carolyn Ellis, who designed and hooked 'Ginger', is just one of the impressive works being shown virtually this year as the Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild (BHCG) celebrates 45 years in the community. The life of an artist can be lonely at times. You work on a painting, sculpture for months alone with the notion that one day, it will be exposed to the world. For the Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild (BHCG), celebrating 45 years in existence, the hard work by these artists will be displayed this year, but due to COVID 19 restrictions, it will be done virtually. “Under normal circumstances, the Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild would have had a 3-day exhibition of its rugs at Centennial Hall in Beaconsfield,” said Guild Vice-President Emmy Maten. “However, this is not possib

VG_1 Lois J. Morris

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  BHCG Virtual Celebration /  Gallery 1       Virtual Gallery   Virtual Gallery_Gallery 1: Lois J. Morris, Founder / Teacher      Gallery 1 / Lois J. Morris    On this Gallery, you can tour a selection of rugs from Lois J. Morris. Lois J. Morris / Photo: Ti Seymour. Lois J. Morris Lois J. Morris, founder of BHCG, is an avid and multi-talented rug hooker. She has been pulling loops since 1963 and is never afraid to take on a new challenge! Over the years Lois has taught many classes to members of the guild, from beginners’ introductory lessons to expert techniques. We are so fortunate that she has shared her many skills over the years. Lois’ work has been recognized and published by OHCG. In 2016 she was awarded 1st prize in Alternative Fibres and Techniques category. Rug Hooking Magazine has also showcased her work in several issues. You can see some of her amazing rugs here and you can read more about Lois by following this link: Lois J. Morris / About. Dawna Matthew - President To

45th Logo

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BHCG Virtual Celebration /  45 years  Page                 Logo    The 45th anniversary logo is a variation of the one created by our Webmaster Maria Romero in 2015, with more strips and a different color palette. BHCG 45th Anniversary Logo, by Maria Romero 

Web Committee Message

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BHCG Virtual Celebration /  45 years Page    On-line Celebration       45th Anniversary  Matty - Web. Illustration: Maria Romero   This year, due to Covid-19, our 45th anniversary has turned virtual, and become an on-line celebration. Since March, our activities have been suspended for an indeterminate period of time and sadly, our 2020 Rug Show at Centennial Hall has been cancelled. We are instead marking our 45-year anniversary with a monthly Show and Tell, featuring rugs from our last show held in September 2017. We also have several special Show and Tells, which highlight rugs from the past, prior 2017. In May 2020, as part of our on-line celebration, we opened an Instagram account that has quickly proven to be a success. Our 45th Anniversary Section, open until December, includes Special 45th Anniversary Messages, a Guestbook, a Photo Album portraying memorable pictures and newspaper articles, and a Virtual Gallery featuring several of our guild members’ contributions and hooked p

Executive Commitee Message

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BHCG Virtual Celebration /  45 years Page     The Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild celebrates its 45th Anniversary    Executive Commitee Message    Executive, from left to right: Emmy, Candace, Nancy and Dawna Welcome everyone to the virtual celebration of Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild 45th Anniversary. Forty-five years ago, Lois Morris founded the guild and to this day, the guild continues to grow and flourish. Our members are always eager to take on new challenges and support and encourage each other in our creative attempts. The huge success of our guild is due to the hard work, enthusiasm, and participation of our many members. BHCG is an active member of the Ontario Hooking Crafters Guild participating in annuals and contributing to the newsletter. As well, over the past few years, we have displayed and demonstrated rug hooking at the Beaconsfield library, at Centennial Park on St-Jean Baptiste’s Day, at Stewart Hall, at Sherwood Forest Elementary School, and at the Ormst

September Program

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BHCG Virtual Celebration /  45 years  Page       Virtual Celebration Program_      SEPTEMBER September 1st Double Show & Tell ; Geometrics! Geometrics 1 / Show & Tell Page  Geometrics 2 / Blog Geometrics 1 & 2 / Instagram September 5th Lois J. Morris / Virtual Gallery - Gallery 1 Geometrics 1 & 2 / Facebook September 12th Kay Cousineau / Virtual Gallery - Gallery 2 Lois J. Morris / Facebook September 15th Orientals / Blog Kay Cousineau/ Facebook September 19th Alice Hamilton / Virtual Gallery - Gallery 3 Orientals / Facebook September 26th Judith Dallegret / Virtual Gallery - Gallery 4 Alice Hamilton / Facebook