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OHCG Newsletter / In the News

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OHCG Newsletter_ Spring 2021 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. Ontario Hooking Craft Guild Newsletter, Issue 1, Spring 2021. Cover. Ontario Hooking Craft Guild Newsletter, Issue 1, Spring 2021, page 6. Ontario Hooking Craft Guild Newsletter, Issue 1, Spring 2021, page 33.

March 20th

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International Day of Happiness       Here's a proof that Rug Hooking makes us HAPPY! Enjoy International Day of Happiness! For more information, follow the link: https://happinessday.org/ International Happiness Day to All from Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild

Ti Seymour / In The News

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Ti Seymour Featured in Rug Hooking Magazine    By Dawna Matthew       What a delight to open the March-April-May 2021 issue of Rug Hooking Magazine to find a 5 page- article by our very own Ti Seymour. A touching and inspiring story, bringing hope and sunshine into our lives.  This article contains Ti’s free pattern with detailed instructions.   Congratulations Ti! Rug Hooking Magazine ( Website Link ) Vol XXII, No. 5 March/April/May 2021 You Are My Sunhine By Ti Seymour Pages 8-12 Link to the article:  You Are My Sunshine Reproduced here with permission from the editor, Debra Smith. Rug Hooking Magazine. Vol XXII, No. 5,  March/April/May 2021. Cover Page. Rug Hooking Magazine. Vol XXII, No. 5,  March/April/May 2021. Page 8. Rug Hooking Magazine. Vol XXII, No. 5,  March/April/May 2021. Page 9. Rug Hooking Magazine. Vol XXII, No. 5,  March/April/May 2021. Page 10. Rug Hooking Magazine. Vol XXII, No. 5,  March/April/May 2021. Page 11. Rug Hooking Magazine. Vol XXII, No. 5,  March/April/M

Show & Tell / Réjean Courtemanche

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In Memory of Réjean Courtemanche  Réjean Courtemanche (1946-2021) We will all sadly miss Réjean Courtemanche (1946 – 2021), who was a very appreciated member of the Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild. Respectful towards all, he added joy and camaraderie to our meetings, and created beautiful rugs, adding this skill to his many artful talents. We will all keep fond memories of the times shared with him. Réjean’s obituary can be viewed at: Réjean Courtemanche - Avis de décès  We will miss you, dear Réjean. You hold a big place in our hearts. Isabelle Rollin and Jacques Lepage Members of the Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild September 2015: Réjean and Jacques at Finnegan's Market. October 2015: Réjean and Dawna. Returning member Réjean Courtemanche showing  photos of the plaster cast he made when he was 12 and is now going to hook a rug of them both. September 2016: Réjean and Lorayne. Réjean holding up his rug-in-progress for Show & Tell. October 2017/ Halloween: Réjean  an

March 8th

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International Women's Day     Happy International Women's Day from Beaconfield Hooking Crafters Guild! International Women's Day. Illustration: Maria Romero, 2021 .

Show & Tell / Maud Lewis

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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.  March 7th _   Special Show & Tell: Maud Lewis Maud Lewis (1903-1970), renowned Canadian folk artist, was born March 7 in South Ohio, Nova Scotia. Maud Lewis’s artwork lends itself to rug hooking as her colours are bright, she uses little shading if any, and the scenes are lively, reflecting life outdoors as she saw it in her south west corner of Nova Scotia. Claire Fradette. Hay wagon and Cove, replica of a Maud Lewis painting. Claire Fradette Hay wagon and Cove Replica of a Maud Lewis painting, pattern by Highland Heart Hookery 2015 20"×22" #6 cut In July of 2015, Candace and I went to Halifax, Nova Scotia to participate in a Maud Lewis Workshop organized by the Rug Hooking Museum of North America. This fun and interesting course was given by Doug Rankin. I hooked my rug

Maud Lewis

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Maud Lewis (1903 -1970)       To celebrate Maud Lewis Birthday, we want to share with you two videos: a short film, created by Diane Beaudry, and a clip from the CBC archives. Enjoy! National Film Board of Canada.  Maud Lewis: A World Without Shadows . Diane Beaudry, 1976, 10 min. Maud Lewis: A World Without Shadows , Diane Beaudry , provided by the National Film Board of Canada One of Canada's great artists Maud Lewis , 1965: CBC Archives | CBC Keywords:  Films & TV / Videos / Books & Others Sources

Show & Tell / Lorayne Charenko

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In Memory of Lorayne Charenko       Lorayne Charenko ( 1924 - 2021) w ith her owl rug at a guild hook-in. The guild was saddened to learn of the recent loss of Lorayne Charenko, one of our longtime members. Lorayne was a guild member for over 40 years and a very talented rug hooker. She served as president from 1993 to 1995 and up until recent years remained very actively involved with all guild activities. Lorayne always had a smile for everyone and loved to see what members were working on, no matter if you were just beginning or an old hand. No one could describe her better than Sally Perodeau, her longtime friend, who began hooking the same year as Lorayne: “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.”   Lorayne giving Réjean some help with his rug. From left to right: Ti, Lorayne and Dawna having fun. 3 Bir

Show & Tell / March 2021

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  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.   Portraits    These hooked portraits are inspired by several different artforms, a sculpture, a miniature painting, a portrait painting, and a photograph. Whether the subject is famous or unknown, portraits present the viewer with a visual representation or likeness of the person and may also reveal an idea of their personality. Rosemary Jean Hudson. Nefertiti. Rosemary Jean Hudson Nefertiti Inspired from a charcoal drawing of a sculpture of Nefertiti 2016 12” x 14.5” #2 cut I took an advanced rug hooking class with Lois J. Morris, who often provided us with pictures or drawings to inspire us. I chose a charcoal drawing of the bust of Nefertiti, a famous ancient Egyptian sculpture. Using it as a guide, I drew a replica onto linen, and hooked it with purchased wool, cut into #2 strips.