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On this Blog you will find articles about our activities and archives from 3 of the Guild's Web pages:
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Latest News

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Remembrance Day 2017

November 11th, 2017

100th anniversaries of The Battle of Vimy Ridge and the Battle of Passchendaele 
(also known as the 3rd Battle of Ypres)

2017 also commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid

Betty Austin
Poppies, Hooked By Betty Austin

In Flanders Fields 

by John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks. still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below

We are the dead. Short days ago,
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow.
Loved and were loved and now we lie
In Flanders fields

Take up your quarrel with the foe:
To you, from falling hands, we throw
The torch; be yours to hold high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow 
In Flanders fields

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

International Hook-In Day

International Hook-In Day 2017

International Hook-In Day 2017

You are invited
Please join in and help celebrate
International Hook-In Day
Dec. 4th 2017, 10 Am to 3 PM
St Mary's Community Center
19659 County Road 19
Williamstown, Ontario
K0C 2J0

Soup, sweets and beverages will be provided
Loretta Moore will be there with her wonderful wool
Hosted by Beaconsfield & Martintown Guilds
Please RSVP to Candace at candacef@gmail.com

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Show & Tell / Autumn

Featured Member: Jacques Lepage

Celebrating Autumn!

The Bear , original by Jacques Lepage

The Bear
By Jacques Lepage

This is my big brown, black, happy, vegetarian bear. I had a lot of fun creating this rug, while discovering different techniques and finding the right wools to achieve the effect you see. It hangs in the room where we hook.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

First Saturday Hook-In

Saturday, October 21st 2017

La Tricolette

Saturday Hook-In!

Our first Saturday Hook-In at our new location was amazing. Our hosts Christiane & Ghisele were so welcoming. Plus, we were so happy to have 6 new members join us.

1st hook-In
Our 1st Hook-in at La Tricolette!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Show & Share

Dye Day

Today was "Dye Day" and we had so much fun experimenting and sharing recipes, pots and pans!




Thursday, October 12, 2017

Saturday Hook-In

La Tricolette

Good news! We have found a venue for our Saturday Hook-Ins
Saturday Hook-Ins will be held on the 3rd Saturday of the month, beginning, October 21st.
Hours: 10 am to 3 pm
Location: La Tricolette
3652 Blvd. St Charles,
Kirkland, Que., H9H 3C3

Monday, October 9, 2017


October 9th, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving Day Canada!

Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild Wish You A Memorable Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving. Illustration: Maria Romero

Monday, October 2, 2017

Blog / The Guild In The News

Blogue sur les ponts couverts
(In French Only)

Retour sur la guilde de tapis crochetés de Beaconsfield

Posted on 2 octobre 2017 by Pascal | Permalink

Photo: Gérald Arbour

La fin de semaine dernière, Gérald s’est rendu à Beaconsfield afin de visiter l’exposition de tapis crochetés dont il était fait mention sur le blogue mardi dernier. L’événement avait lieu dans une magnifique maison historique. Sur les photos ramenées par Gérald, on reconnait plusieurs ponts couverts, dont le pont Prud’homme, le pont de la Macaza, le pont St-André et le pont du Faubourg pour ne nommer que ceux-là. Selon madame Dawna Matthews, qui était très impliquée dans l’événement, il faut calculer un bon deux mois à temps perdu pour réaliser une telle oeuvre. Un très beau succès où on retrouvait sur place un gâteau très spécial. Merci à Gérald pour les photos du jour.

Centennial Hall. Photo: Gérald Arbour

Dawna Matthew. Photo: Gérald Arbour

Photo: Gérald Arbour

Pont Faubourg. Dawna Matthew. Photo: Gérald Arbour

Pont Faubourg. Dawna Matthew. Photo: Gérald Arbour

Photo: Gérald Arbour

Photo: Gérald Arbour

Photo: Gérald Arbour

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Blog / The Guild In the News

Blogue sur les ponts couverts
(In French Only)

Suggestion de sortie pour la fin de semaine

Posted on 26 septembre 2017 by Pascal

Photo: Dawna Matthew
Pont Prud'homme, work in progress by Dawna Matthew

La Guilde de tapis crocheté de Beaconsfield organise une exposition la fin de semaine prochaine et le sujet nous rejoint particulièrement puisqu’il s’agit des ponts couverts. Ainsi, les membres du club exposeront leurs oeuvres montrant différents ponts couverts. Quelle idée géniale! Chaque tapis doit représenter des heures de travail incalculables. En introduction, Dawna Matthew nous présente le pont Prud’homme alors que son tapis était en pleine production, donc pas encore terminé. Je me demande bien quels autres ponts ont inspiré les artistes. Voilà donc une belle idée de sortie pour la fin de semaine, et tout près de Montréal.

Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild 2017 Show - Invitation

Blogue sur les ponts couverts

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Rug Hooking is alive!

Arts Alive! Québec

By Dawna Matthew

This year’s Arts Alive! Québec event was held at St. John Fisher Junior School in Pointe Claire on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24. The guild participated on Saturday with a display of rugs, vending of our beautiful cards, promotion of our upcoming exhibition and beginners’ class. In the afternoon we offered a mini workshop where participants could hook simple designs which would be incorporated into greeting cards. As it turned out most of our workshop participants were quite young and the task may have been above them but willing mums lent their hands and everyone had fun and went away with a smile and a small piece of rug hooking in hand.

Dawna Mathew and Ti Seymour

Rug Hooking With Happy Kids

This little girl loved her owl (hooked by her mom)

Practicing Some Loops

Ti Helping The Kids

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Arts Alive! Québec 2017 - Schedule

Arts Alive! Québec - Logo
Arts Alive! Québec 
West Island
September 23th-24th, 2017
Saint-John Fisher Junior Elementary School
87 Avenue Belmont, Pointe-Claire, QC
H9R 2N7 

Rug Hooking Demonstration

Saturday, September 23th 2017, at 2:30 PM
The Basis of Rug Hooking
Room 2 - 
Workshop - Free
Learn the fundamentals of a hands-on medium

Arts Alive! Québec Schedule

Monday, September 11, 2017

Fisrt Regular Hook-In

2017-2018 Season

BHCG got off to a great start with our first Hook-In on Sept. 11th. We saw some beautiful work at Show 'n Tell but we're not posting those photos as we want you to come to our exhibition on Sept 30 & Oct 1 and see the real rugs!!

September 11th 2017 Hook-In

Sunday, September 10, 2017

President's Message 2017

Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild has existed since 1975 and continues to grow and thrive. We meet on Mondays from September to May in the stately Centennial Hall in Beaconsfield, Quebec. Our members are very active and dedicated to keeping the rewarding art of rug hooking alive and flourishing.
Our doors are always open to anyone who is interested in exploring and learning more about this traditional art form. Or, if you are an experienced hooker, and in the neighbourhood please feel free to drop in and spend some time with us.
Please check in regularly with our Website to see what events we are planning and also what we have been up to.

Dawna Matthew - President

Saturday, August 12, 2017

North Hero's Report

Champlain Valley Fiber Bees 8th Annual Fiber Fest

By Dawna Matthew

On August 12, several of our members made the drive down to North Hero, Vermont, and attended the Champlain Valley Fiber Bees 8th Annual Fiber Fest. What a fun filled day! There were beautiful rugs on display, loads of door prizes, a “tea cup raffle” with endless items to win and an auction with everything from hand crafted wooden bowls to wool bundles your stash cried out for! The food was plentiful and delicious. And if that wasn’t enough to keep one happy you could shop with Lindsay Krauss from Green Mountain Hooked Rugs, Mary Lee O’Connor from Hooked in the Mountains and The Crazy Janes with their colourful clothing.

It was so nice to meet up with hookers from all over the area and admire their wonderful projects. Plus Queen Bee, Lynn, kept a smile on our faces all day long!

Champlain Islands Fiber 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Arts Alive! Quebec 2017

CBC News - Events

Arts Alive! Quebec festival hits the West Island

Kid-friendly event takes place in Pointe-Claire Sept. 23-24

Posted: Aug 09, 2017 12:43 PM ET Last Updated: Sep 12, 2017 12:31 PM ET

arts alive
Live music is just one of the family-friendly activities the West Island Festival has to offer. (Guy Rodgers)

The Arts Alive! Quebec festival is wrapping up, but you still have one more chance to check it out. Described as a "moveable feast of music, theatre, dance, visual arts and film", the series is holding its last event at St. John Fisher Junior School in Pointe-Claire on Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24. 
The free event takes place from 11 - 4 both days and offers a wide variety of activities to suit all ages.
From live music to interactive theatre to craft workshops to the ever-popular Teddy Bears' Picnic, it's a great way the spend an afternoon with the family. Special appearance by CBC Kids character Scout from Scout & the Gumboot Kids on Saturday, Sept. 23.

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Get your picture taken with Scout from Scout and the Gumboot Kids.

All events take place at St. John Fisher Junior School, 87 Belmont Ave., Pointe Claire- 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission is free.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Feedspot / Our Blog In The News

Top 60 Rug Hooking Blogs & Websites for Rug Hookers

Congratulations Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild ranked #31 of 60 Top Rug Hooking Blogs & Websites for Rug Hookers!

Maria Margarita Romero is our fantastic Webmaster; Members actively participate in events and writing articles and we spread the word of our Website & Blog through our beautiful marketing material that we distribute everywhere we go.

Thank you Feedspot  for the recognition 💗

Feedspot - Best Rug Hooking Blogs On The Planet

Ranked #31 of 60 top Rug Hooking Blogs.

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