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Happy New Year

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Happy New Year 2022    Quillie Christmas Trees. Left: Emmy Maten, Right: Kitt Richard. Happy New Year. Picture by Emmy Maten, Illustration by Maria Romero. Link: Quillie Christmas Trees Show & Share Dear members, Let us welcome this year with renewed hope and high spirit! May 2022 bring you much joy and fun and plenty of inspiration to fire up your creativity!  Our Show and Tell themes for this year are kindled by New Year’s resolutions and start with “Try something new”. We will resume our usual schedule of four Show and Tells per year. Since the summer, our members have enjoyed in-person hook-ins and things were starting to feel somewhat normal again. However, the pandemic has shown that we are on a very rocky, unpredictable road, and in-person hook-ins may or may not continue. Our love of rug hooking loops us together and creates a strong bond and our patience will help us through these challenges. May 2022 also bring you peace, love, and good health. We wish you and your dear

Xmas 2021

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Happy Holidays    The Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild executive sends out warm Season’s Greetings to all our members and friends. We know that this is another difficult year and wish everyone safe and happy holidays. Old World Santa, A pattern by Janet Conners hooked by Candace Fradette. Illustration: Maria Romero.

Show & Tell / December 2021

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Special Show & Tell : Christmas!    The annual unveiling of our traditional holiday ornaments evokes Christmas cheer to our homes. This fabulous three-dimensional Victorian-style Santa brings back the magic of an old-fashioned Christmas. Old World Santa, a pattern by Janet Conners hooked by Candace Fradette Candace Fradette Old World Santa Pattern by Janet Conners Source: Rug Hooking Magazine November/December 2020 2021 13” x 5” x 3” diameter Hooked with stretch velvet, #6 wool strips, assorted wool yarns, raffia, vegan leather, fleece I saw this Old-World Santa in the November/ December 2020 issue of Rug Hooking magazine and I used this project with an Embellishing Techniques workshop with Parris House Wool Works. It was a really fun project. I used pearls and a star to decorate the tree which Santa is holding, added a buckle for his belt, a stuffed toy and candy cane so they stick out of his backpack, and even added some eyelashes and a bow! He is three-dimensional and fits over

Christmas 2021

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December 13, 2021       Christmas Hook-In      We had a wonderful time at our Christmas hook-in Monday. Christmas music, a sparkling tree, and decorations created the festive spirit. Rather than a gift exchange we had a cookie exchange. Bakers brought in 20 samples of their favourite recipe, and everyone went home with a cookie tin filled with 20 different, delicious treats!!! Beautiful door prizes, enough to go around for everyone. From left to right: Harold, Claire, Candace, Juliet, Fay Passing out the cookies! Yum!! Cookie tins overflow with such a variety of goodies! Emmy loves her new apron! Isabelle brought in her beautiful hand-painted Christmas ornaments and fridge/scissor magnets.  We have so many talented members! Our new member couple, Karen and Harold!

International Hook-In Day

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Dec.4th, 2021    Winter Wing Ding        BHCG members send out a big THANK YOU to the OHCG Wing Ding team! You entertained us with virtual rug shows, greetings from rug hookers around the world, guest speakers, and kept us laughing with a wonderful story teller. What a great job and a creative way to celebrate International Rug Hooking Day! OHCG Winter Wing Ding / International Rug Hooking Day, December 4th, 2021