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Show& Tell / Remembrance Day

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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: 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 Project 2009 - Shelburne Muse

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

Show & Tell / Memories 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 / 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 wife remembers that Mom hand-d

Show & Tell / Memories 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 / 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 rug, so I decided