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 selling!

Here are some of my photos. Enjoy!



View from the patio door of our hotel room.



A big turn out – at least 200 guests.



Wool centre pieces each made by Judy Kielczewski decorated every table – this one
a bouquet of wool peonies complete with black ants!



Juliet and Fay enjoy the Gala dinner.



Emmy and Ti in front of Ti’s kiosque of beautiful hand-dyed wools and velvets.



Teachers’ Branch – Ti Seymour VAN GOGH’S LANDSCAPE AT TWILIGHT.
 Workshop by Janet Connor on Processing Fleece.



Elaine Copeman PENELOPE (Karla Gerard) Honorable Mention Alternative Fibres and Techniques.




Rugs made by the Gravenhurst branch includes Portraits done by Connie Archer
such as her original MARY STUART 70-21 on the far right.



Upper Toronto Branch.
29-17: Jane Bridgeman DUNCAN (Pearl McGowan) ;
29-10: Marisa Magnagna PSYCHEDELIC EASTER;
29-15: Shirley Crockett TOM’S CAT IN THE BIG CITY (Original).



Upper Toronto Branch  - Carolyn Edwards Indian Pass (Original).


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