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OHCG 2024

OHCG Annual 2024       “Onwards and Upwards” April 19 – 21, 2024 London, ONTARIO By Emmy Maten 2024 OHCG Conference and AGM - Onwards and Upwards Logo.  Image Source: OHCG Website. It has been our guild’s tradition for several of our members to make a trip to the OHCG annual conference each year, members’ cars loaded down with rugs for our substantial Beaconsfield Branch Displays of the past. Then came COVID, and 3 consecutive annuals were virtual. This year marked the first return to an in-person conference, and my own first time attending such an event. Our guild didn’t provide a branch display this year, however the number of rugs on display at the conference was amazing, easily 150 rugs to see! And not only rugs, but also rug upholstered chairs and stools, cushions, and 3-dimensional art such as a huge ram head with horns! It was most inspiring. There was a fine selection of workshops to choose from plus many vendors’ booths to visit. Our own Ti wore both hats – teaching and sellin


 April 15, 2024    Visit to the Musée des Métiers d’art du Québec Reserve collection (storage facility)    This past Monday, our guild met at the Bibliothèque du Boisé Library in Ville St Laurent to view the Musée des Métiers d’art du Québec Reserve collection, stored in the temperature and air-controlled basement. We are greeted in the library lobby by Murielle Gagnon and Laura Delaunay. Many thanks to Gaétan Berthiaume for making this unique visit possible for our guild members. Mme. Murielle Gagnon, general director, and curator of MUMAQ, and Laura Delaunay, manager of the archives, greeted us and toured us in small groups throughout the collection of some 15,000 artifacts. Murielle gives details of the many artifacts. Laura is opening one of the many storage doors. It was an artisan adventure into the past! We saw beautifully carved antique furniture, spinning wheels, glass work, pottery, metal work, tools of the trades, paintings, theatrical costumes, and our very favourite: hook

Show & Tell / April - June 2024

Featured Rugs Gallery       In this Gallery, you can tour a selection of rugs from our last Exhibition, held in April 2023 at Centennial Hall. Explore our Blog to see the rugs showcased in the past. Refletions In December 2018, our guild held a Self-Portrait Challenge. Our finished pieces were displayed the following month in a “Who’s that Hooker” contest and members had to guess who is who. Several of these portraits were shown in last year’s rug exhibition. Follow the link :   Hook a Self-portrait !    Self-portrait. Original. Barbara Silver. Detail. Barbara Silver Self-portrait Original 2019 Hooked on linen Wool cuts #3, #4, and #6 Tapestry yarn Gold yarn behind letters 11.5” x 9” without frame Framed The butternut wood frame was custom made by Henry Peeters, Apple Hill, Ontario. A Good Hair Day!. Original. Carolyn Mungall. Detail. Carolyn Mungall A Good Hair Day! Original 2018 Hooked on linen with hand-dyed wool and Wensleydale fleece Cut #6  13” x 11” Finished with binding techniq