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VG_3 Lorayne Charenko

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BHCG Virtual Celebration /  Gallery 3 Virtual Gallery  Virtual Gallery_Gallery 3 / Lorayne Charenko Gallery 3 / Lorayne Charenko On this Gallery, you can tour a selection of rugs from Lorayne Charenko. Lorayne Charenko / Photo: Marilyn Charenko. Lorayne Charenko It was in 1978 that Lorayne and I each joined the Guild, and we became particularly good friends. In those days, the Guild met in a hut which stood on the west side of Centennial Hall. It was later torn down, and then our meetings moved into Centennial Hall. Lorayne contributed greatly at the Guild hook-ins. Always elegantly dressed and gracious, she was friendly with everyone and always gave generously of her time to helping Guild members, offering advice on hooking techniques and encouraging others to share their talents. She was a master at the carving technique which she especially enjoyed doing. Although Lorayne now finds it difficult to get out she still maintains close contact with the Guild, following the activities and

Isabelle Rollin / In The News

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OHCG Newsletter / Winter 2020       Congratulations, Isabelle! Isabelle Rollin’s original rug titled “Ad Lib” was shown in the OHCG 2019 Annual Conference in London, Ontario. It was a pleasant surprise for Isabelle and the Beaconsfield guild members to see her rug displayed on page 18 of the OHCG 2020 Winter issue! Beautiful! OHCG Newsletter, Winter 2020, Issue 4. Page 18.

OHCG Newsletter / In the News

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OHCG Newsletter / Winter 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, Winter 2020, Issue 4. Cover Page. OHCG Newsletter, Winter 2020, Issue 4. Page 8. Reports by Branch See Related Posts about our Reunions: 2020- 2021 Season  /  September 2020   Get-Together  /  July 2020   Virtual Hook-Ins / April 2020 Keywords: Covid

Show & Tell / Remembrance Day

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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: Remembrance Day  On the occasion of Remembrance Day, the Guild is proud to show Maureen Rowe’s anti-war rug. This beautiful and unique piece has an interesting story behind its creation.     Maureen Rowe. Wash, not War Maureen Rowe Wash, not War 2009 Approximately 12-14 x 10-12 inches #4 cut wool on linen Judith Dallegret had a studio group that did the 12 months of the year (The Calendar Project, please see below) and our theme was “Laundry Lines”. I got November. My piece was inspired by a Life Magazine photo of a soldier standing next to his tank in the Israeli desert where his washing was hung on the tank.  *** Hooked In the Mountains 2009 Show "Laundry Lines", The Calendar Project Judith Dallegret's Group Calendar Pro

Remembrance Day

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November 11 - Remembrance Day          Today, we take two minutes of silence to reflect on the freedoms and peace we have in our lives. We honour, thank, and remember those who served and sacrificed their lives for us. In Flanders Fields  by Lt Col John McCrae  (Composed at the Battlefront on May 3, 1915  during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium)  In Flanders fields the poppies blow  Between the crosses, row on row,  That mark our place: and in the sky  The larks still bravely singing fly  Scarce heard amid the guns below.  We are the dead: Short days ago,  We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,  Loved and were loved: and now we lie  In Flanders fields!  Take up our quarrel with the foe  To you, from failing hands, we throw  The torch: be yours to hold it high  If ye break faith with us who die,  We shall not sleep, though poppies grow  In Flanders fields. For more information, follow the link   Ways to remember

VG_5 Debbie Séguin

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BHCG Virtual Celebration /  Gallery 5 Virtual Gallery   Virtual Gallery_Gallery 5/ Debbie Séguin Gallery 5 / Debbie Séguin On this Gallery, you can tour a selection of rugs from Debbie Séguin. Debbie Séguin Debbie Séguin In 2002, while visiting friends at their beautiful Nova Scotia farmstead, Debbie was introduced to a home-full of stunning rugs, a cutter, a hooking frame, and a vast collection of wool. Debbie thought back to her Newfoundland grandparents: her grandfather, a fisherman, and her grandmother, a rug hooker during the winter months, when fishing season and salting the cod on the flake was over. And Debbie was hooked! Back from her trip, she noticed a story about the Guild in the News and Chronicle, and despite her ongoing nursing career, she was free on Mondays and joined the BHCG. Two years later, in 2004, Debbie was president! Emmy Maten, Vice-President To find more about Debbie on our Blog, please use the search tool in the top right corner. *** Debbie Séguin, My First

Show & Tell / Memories 2

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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 / Memories # 2 : Travel Memories   Jeanne Osler. Memories of Lerici. Italy. Original Jeanne Osler  Memories of Lerici, Italy Original 22.5 x 37 inches  This story comes from the late Jeanne Osler’s son John.  My family and I were living in Italy from 1996 to 1999. We rented an old home (~400 years old) on the grounds of an Italian villa in Pugliola, Italy (near Lerici as Mom identified on the tag on the back). It was once the living quarters for the servants and was called “Il Casalino”, or the little house. Mom and Dad came to visit us along with my Aunt Norma. Mom was fascinated by the hand-painted tiles on the floor in the living room. She took pictures, made sketches, and then created a beautiful hooked rug replica of that floor. My wif

Show & Tell / Memories 1

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BHCG Virtual Celebration / Show & Tell  Page 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 / Memories #1 : Family Memories November is about Memories and a time of reflection, of capturing thoughts or feelings of the past, of wanting to keep something or someone close to the heart. Whether representing the daily life of our ancestors, capturing childhood memories, or creating an image of a special trip, each rug is hooked with feelings we want to portray and keep. Jacques Lepage, The Old-timers. Original Jacques Lepage The Old-timers Original 2015, 2016, and 2017 Each rug measures 15 x 24.5 inches I was inspired by a wooden sculpture, depicting the scene of life "way back when". A couple busy at their daily chores: here she sits knitting as he puts another log on the fire. I really enjoyed hooking this

Guestbook

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BHCG Virtual Celebration  / Guestbook Page  45th Anniversary Guestbook   Sign our Guestbook! You are invited to sign our guestbook and share a message. All messages will be reviewed before posting at the end of October Your email is required but will not be published nor divulged to a third party. If you would like to receive a reply, please use our Contact Page. 45th Anniversary Guestbook - Illustration: Maria Romero OCTOBER 60 Joanne / Pierrefonds, Qc/ I miss the Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild Mondays gettogether!!!!! October 31 2020 - Website Guestbook 59 Christina Delaney / Montreal, Qc, This has been so much fun! Many thanks to the committee, and especially Maria for all her hard work. It has kept the Beaconsfield guild alive! October 31 2020 - Website Guestbook 58 Lois J. Morris / Rawdon, QC Great blog. love all the rugs, this group is brimming with talent. Keep up the great work. This group is good to go for another 45 yrs. October 31 2020 - Website Guestbook 57 Maureen Row

November Program

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BHCG Virtual Celebration /  45 years  Page       Virtual Celebration Program_ NOVEMBER November 1st 45th Anniversary Guestbook Messages / Website Guestbook November 1st Double Show & Tell: Memories! Memories 1 / Show & Tell Page + Instagram Memories 2 / Blog + Instagram November 7th Debbie Séguin / Virtual Gallery - Gallery 5 Re-run Memories 1 & 2 / Facebook November 11th Special Show & Tell : Remembrance Day Blog + Instagram + Facebook November 14th Re-run Debbie Séguin / Facebook November 28th Lorayne Charenko/ Virtual Gallery -Gallery 3