BHCG’s Annual Picnic 

By Dawna Matthew

June 8, 2024

Our picnic was a great success again this year! We had over 60 attendees along with some helpful partners who gave a hand with the set up and take down. It was wonderful to see so many friends from neighbouring groups and inspiring to see their projects during Show and Tell. We had guests from North Hero Fiber Bees, Martintown’s Wild and Woollys, the Brome County Rug Hookers, the Ormstown group, Ottawa’s Old Forge, Track 2 and St Henri along with our own BHCG members. What a great turnout.

The welcoming grounds of Centennial Hall.

Our lovely greeters! 

Some Martintown friends amongst the many who enjoyed this annual gathering. 

We were nervous about the weather, but the rain held off and everyone was fine under pop-up tents kindly supplied by several members. We had door prizes, a paper bag auction and of course, our vendors, who offered a variety of items to tempt any rug hooker. Judith had her beautiful hand-dyed wool, Ti, her gorgeous stretch velvet, Isabelle and Jacques with various hand-crafted wooden items plus Isabelle’s delightful selection of patterns and Dawna with hand-dyed yarn and Oxford Punch supplies.

Beautiful door prize donated by Ti Seymour. 

Judith and her beautiful wool. 

Ti and her velvet. 

Isabelle and Jacques with their many creations. 

Dawna and her yarn for punching and whipping. 

Emmy was thrilled to receive a gift from the guild, a copy of Rug Money,
How a group of Guatemalan women changed their lives through rug hooking. 

Denise and the much-loved Show and Tell time! 

Suzie’s rug “Life is Emusing” from Honey Bee Hive. 

Ti’s little hand-hooked purse.

“The Guatemalan gang” talk about their trip and their rugs.

Jacques’ rug, designed by Isabelle.

Elizabeth’s chair pad. 

The food, ahhh the food!!! All supplied by BHCG members, who are so generous with their culinary skills. Guaranteed, no one left hungry!

No one went hungry! 

A big thank you goes out to all who helped, in so many different ways, to make our day so special.

To see the more pictures, follow this link to our Facebook Page: Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters

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