Season 2023-2024

An Energetic Start to our New Hooking Season   

Our new hooking season began September 11 with renewed excitement in the air! We are an enthusiastic group: many long-time members, plus many new faces too! Dawna Matthew’s beginners’ classes have welcomed 6 new members to our Guild. Furthermore, our April 2023 Rug Exhibition attracted several new members, as did meeting with the Beaconsfield Newcomers Club and participating in the September 23, 2023, Artisans’ Fair. A total of 14 new members!

Six enthusiastic students in Dawna’s Beginners class.

Claire, Laura, Isabelle, and Ti are preparing for the September 23rd  Artisans’ Fair.

September 25, we had a special visit from Judith Lilley, a talented rug hooker from Kamouraska, QC. Judy and Emmy have been emailing each other since 2017 but had never met in person. Judith brought numerous rugs to show, all original and stunning, and explained the stories behind their creations. She showed us Karen D. Miller’s “Eyes Open to the World” book presented by Rug Hooking Magazine which features three of Judith’s rugs. She also showed two small antique Manoir Richelieu rugs, which stimulated discussion about the history of rug hooking in Quebec. The meeting concluded with cake for everyone, as we celebrated September birthdays!

Judith holds up her Garage Landscape rug, while standing in front of the garage on their property.
Photo courtesy of Judith Lilley.

One advantage of our hook-ins is the influx of ideas, and this one originated from a Facebook post from Winnie Glavine. Now, several of our members are keenly designing and hooking panels to fix on the back of their jean jackets. Once finished, it will make a fabulous group photo! Would you like to join in the fun?

It is wonderful to be back in the rug hooking spirit and meet with our growing group of friends.


Juliet working on her Travel Memory Basket, following a course by Winnie Glavine.

Kitt, Laura, and Claire are placing possible designs on the backs of jean jackets.

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