Showing posts from October, 2020

Show & Tell / Halloween

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

Designed by Karla Gerard
22 x 28 inches

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

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 in Edmonton. I punched it quickly with some yummy Valdani threads from Loretta Moore and adapted the pattern slightly to fit my idea of a prairie h…

Show & Tell / Animation Month

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    

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 movement. In reality, it takes 24 images or frames per second to …

Montreal Gazette / The Guild In the News

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;;

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 Rollin and Jacques Lepage hold up some rugs they made as members of the Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Gu…


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.

Show & Tell / Landscapes 2

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 #1Covered Bridges #2Covered Bridges #3

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. The challenge was to capture the effect of light passing throug…