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President’s Message_2022

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Thank you for visiting our website! To explore our Guild’s recent activities, please look at our News and Blog section. To view our calendar, please see Events . The Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild was founded by Lois J. Morris in 1975 and has grown and flourished throughout the years. Many members started rug hooking because they remember their mother or grandmother, and in my case my grandfather, hooking rugs which welcomed people at the front door, adorned the floor at the wood stove, or assured warm feet at the bedside. Since those times, rugs now also decorate tables, walls, footstools, or become handbags, cushions, teapot cozies, 3-dimensional art, and the ideas keep coming! We welcome newcomers to this fibre art, just as we welcome experienced rug hookers. We meet on Mondays from September to May in the charming Centennial Hall in Beaconsfield, Quebec. Drop us a line by using our Contact page. Emmy Maten - President /  2022 Emmy Maten

Fête nationale

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Demonstration      By Dawna Matthew   Friday, June 24, 2022 saw the guild participating in Beaconsfield’s Fête nationale celebration on the grounds of Centennial Hall. The city of Beaconsfield is very generous to our guild, offering the use of Centennial Hall for our various functions so we are always happy to give back to the community whenever possible. It was a wonderful day and thanks to all who came out to lend a hand.   We couldn't have asked for better weather and look at that view behind our booth. Kitt, manning the table with the items donated for the Ukrainian Relief Fund. Two young visitors eager to try out rug hooking! I sabelle & Jacques offering some encouragement. T hat smile says it all!!! Debbie with another keen learner! Isabelle lending a helping hand. Kitt sharing some rug hooking tips. Kitt & Isabelle chatting with some possible future rug hookers . Denise sharing her expertise and experience with a young learner.  

Invitation

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Save the day!    By Dawna Matthew    As many of you are aware, Candace, Ti and myself have been following the St Lawrence College program which offers a Certificate in traditional rug hooking. We attend our final course next the first week in July and part of the curriculum involves holding a show or display and we’d love for you to attend! We realize this is quite far to travel but some of you may be in the area on holiday or visiting friends. Graduating Students Show Invitation

Picnic

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Our Annual Picnic        June 12, 2022          Our first return to our annual picnic since 2019 was small-scale but appreciated by all. Members from several nearby Guilds joined us. We were spared the rain of some surrounding areas as the sun shone down on us! A beautiful setting to hook with friends Everyone was very generous towards our fund-raising for the Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. There were door prizes for everyone. Show and Tell time is always so inspiring - the pictures say it all. Pictures by Dawna Matthew. Guild Vendors tables: Isabelle & Jacques, Dawna. Baked Goodies, proceeds went to the Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal Fund. Door Prizes. Registration Table Ukrainian Relief Table, all donated items, with funds going to the Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal Fund A little advice always helps! Helen and some of her mini punch needle work More of Helen’s beautiful work Helen’s squirrel Leslie’s farm scene Leslie’s turtle Chris and her 2nd Tom Thomson p