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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

Montreal Gazette / The Guild In the News

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BHCG Virtual Celebration    Our virtual 45th year celebrations have been announced in the Community Calendar of the West Island Gazette (Printed and Online versions).    Montreal Gazette    West Island Calendar   Sports and Hobbies   October 8, 2020, Page A10   Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild 45th Anniversary virtual Celebration   Enjoy the ongoing galleries featuring rugs created by teachers and past presidents, the photo album and sign the guestbook. Continues until December. Visit  beaconsfieldrughooking.com/45-years/;  facebook.com/beaconsfield.hookingcrafters; instagram.com/bhcg_rughooking/ Montreal Gazette, West Island Calendar / Sports and Hobbies, October 8, 2020, Page A10 The Online Community Calendar shows a beautiful picture of Isabelle and Jacques and their rugs, which earned them each first place at the 2019 Ormstown Fair!  Montreal Gazette (Online) West Island Gazette / Off-Island Gazette West Island Community Calendar for the week of Oct. 8 Oct.8, 2020 Isabelle Rolli

Raffle

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Dawna won a prize!    One of our members, Dawna Matthew, is very excited as she just won this rug in the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild Raffle! It is especially meaningful as it was hooked by her good friend, Sue Girouard, and she has watched it grow over her various “hooking trips” down to Vermont. Here is the description from Green Mountain’s website: This rug “Scrappy Rug One ” was made entirely from donated worms (narrow strips of wool fabric), which are pulled up through a foundation fabric with a hook, one loop at a time. When Guild members finish a project, they often find they've cut more "worms" than they need, and they donate them for projects like this, or for kits for beginning hookers. Drawn by Sara Burghoff, it was hooked by our Education Chair, Sue Girouard. At 31” × 59” this is a good sized rug.   The rug in the making Scrappy Rug One, drawn by Sara Burghoff and hooked by Sue Girouard Scrappy Rug One, with Gina's dog

Show & Tell / Landscapes 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: Landscapes # 2     Hooked rugs depicting landscapes are so varied in the way different people see the wonderful outdoor world. Each of us has our own style, our own creative use of colour and hooking techniques. Here you will enjoy landscapes hooked by some of our members. And if you are intrigued, you can see more of our landscapes by visiting our 2017 exhibition Show & Tells which featured “Covered Bridges”. Follow the Links: Covered Bridges #1 Covered Bridges #2 Covered Bridges #3 Lorayne Charenko. Landscape, a Rittermere pattern Lorayne Charenko Landscape Rittermere stained glass pattern Prior to 1987 14-inch diameter I hooked this small round piece many years ago. Using a stained-glass pattern for a hooked rug project is fun, as the colours are clearly outlined.

Show & Tell / Landscapes 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 : Landscapes #1    Hooked rugs depicting landscapes are so varied in the way different people see the wonderful outdoor world. Each of us has our own style, our own creative use of colour and hooking techniques. Here you will enjoy landscapes hooked by some of our members. And if you are intrigued, you can see more of our landscapes by visiting our 2017 exhibition Show & Tells which featured “Covered Bridges”. Follow the links: Covered Bridges 1   Covered Bridges 2 Covered Bridges 3 Denise Morissette Way of Santiago de Compostela Original 2017 18 x 22 inches I made this trip some years ago when I reached 60 years; I am now 80 years old. A friend and I walked the Camino de Santiago de Compostela together. I used a few pictures I took to repro