Welcome To Our Blog

Welcome To Our Blog
On this Blog you will find articles about our activities and archives from 3 of the Guild's Web pages:
  • Featured Rugs
  • Tips
  • Patterns

Latest News

Latest News

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

St Valentine's

It's Valentine's Day!

Have a Happy Hook-In!

Illustration by Maria Romero
Illustration by Maria Romero

Monday, February 12, 2018

Red Day

Saint Valentine's Hook-In 

By Dawna Mathew 

On Monday, February 12, we celebrated Valentine’s Day by dressing in red. Everyone who came to our Hook-In wearing red had a chance to win one of several lovely door prizes. As you can see, we are a happy gang of hookers!

St. Valentine's Hook-In
Valentine's Day Hook-In

Thursday, February 1, 2018


Upcoming Class on Mandalas

5 weeks

Teacher: Lois Morris

Mondays, February 26 to March 26

Cost: Guild members 200$; Non-members 235$

Minimum class size: 6, Max.:15

For more info contact Lois Morris at:  lomohook@bell.net

Mandalas Workshop

Sunday, January 28, 2018


10 years On-line!

10 years On-line
Cake by Une touche sucrée.

A little Fish With Big Dreams
January 28th: Website launch announcement 
February 19th: French Version launch announcement

Guild's 35th Anniversary
1st animated rug video

Blog launch announcement 
Website Refreshment
New Visual Identity (Actual Banner)
Matty, Our On-line Mascot
Facebook Profile
2nd animated rug video

Guild's 40th Anniversary
3rd animated rug video


Website Committee

2008 - 2009
President : Denise Vandenbemden
Editor / Translator: Maureen Rowe
Webmaster/Designer: Maria Romero

President : Denise Vandenbemden
Editor / Translator: Rose Kandy
Webmaster/Designer: Maria Romero

2011 - 2012
President: Louise G. de Tonnacour
Editor / Translator: Rose Kandy
Webmaster/Designer: Maria Romero

Co-Presidents: Riita Jackson & Ti Seymour
Editor / Translator: Rose Kandy
Webmaster/Designer: Maria Romero

President: Ti Seymour
Editor / Translator: Rose Kandy
Webmaster/Designer: Maria Romero

2015  - 2016
President: Ti Seymour
Editor / Translator: Jacqueline Bouchard
Linda Henderson - Collaborator (2015)
Webmaster/Designer: Maria Romero

President : Dawna Matthew
Editor / Translator: Jacqueline Bouchard
Webmaster/Designer: Maria Romero

Friday, January 26, 2018

Patty Yoder

Hooked On Patty Yoder  

Sep 30, 2017 - Jan 21, 2018 
Shelburne Museum 

Wonderful trip down to Vermont. We were fortunate to catch the last weekend of the Patty Yoder Exhibition at the Shelburne Museum. What a talented lady and such a great loss to our rug hooking community. Here you have some pictures!. 

Patty Yoder
Claire and Candace Fradette visiting the Exhibition

Patty Yoder
Bailey has the Ball, 2004. Wool and cotton, 65 1/4 x 66 in.

Patty Yoder
Patty Yoder

Patty Yoder
Patty Yoder

Patty Yoder
Patty Yoder

Friday, January 19, 2018

Punch Needle Workshop

Oxford Punch Needle workshop with Sara Burghoff

By Dawna Matthew

On January 19th four of our members traveled down to Vermont for a 1 day Oxford Punch Needle workshop with Sara Burghoff. We spent a lovely day with Sara who is a Oxford Certified Instructor and the former owner of Violet Jane Yarn. We did lots of punching, dyeing and laughing. A relaxing and valuable learning experience!

Punch Needle
Candace Fradette

Claire Fradette

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Show & Tell / January 2018

2017: The 150th Anniversary of Canada and 375th Anniversary of Montreal

Special Show & Tell : Canada

On this Show & Tell, you can tour a selection of rugs from our last Exhibition, held on September 2017 at Centennial Hall.

Canadian Flag
Canadian Flag 150

By Carolyn Ells

These mini-mats acknowledge Canada’s 150th birthday and Montreal's 375th birthday, both celebrated in 2017. The white pine motif was added to Montreal’s flag in 2017 in recognition of indigenous peoples who are part of the roots and life of the city. Both miniatures are punch needle embroidery on weaver’s cloth. The Canadian flag is made with cotton floss and the Montreal motif with wool. 

White Birch
White Birch 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

OHCG Newsletter / In The News

Ontario Hooking Craft Guild - Reports by Branch
Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild (Area 1)
This is the Quarterly Activities Report published in the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild Newsletter.

Click to enlarge.

winter 2017
OHCG Newsletter, Issue 4 Winter 2017, Cover Page

Winter 2017, Rug Hooking Magazine
OHCG Newsletter, Issue 4 Winter 2017, Page 4

Winter 2017, page 6
OHCG Newsletter, Issue 4 Winter 2017,  Page 6: Reports by Branch

It was so nice to see our Covered Bridges featured in this issue of OHCG!

Covered Bridges
OHCG Newsletter, Issue 4 Winter 2017, Page 33

Back Cover
OHCG Newsletter, Issue 4 Winter 2017, Back cover

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Xmas 2017

Happy Holidays!

hooked garland
Xmas 2017. Illustration: Maria Romero

Monday, December 11, 2017

Xmas Hook-in!

A Festive Hook-in!

By Dawna Matthew

We celebrated the holidays at our last 2017 Hook-In on December 11th. Everyone was in a festive mood, gifts were exchanged and delicious goodies enjoyed. It was nice to see one of our new members, Ann, win a basket full of wool. This will help her stash grow!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Show & Tell / December 2017

Show & Tell: Xmas!

Hooked Bags!

Hooked by Claire Fradette

Claire Fradette

I received the beautiful red handle as a birthday gift from a dear friend and so it became my inspiration to hook a purse for it at a course I took in Ontario.

Original by Denise Morissette

Denise Morissette

This bag is an original design. It is made out of a discarded cotton knit skirt cut in No. 8.

Denise  Morissette
Hooked by Denise Morissette

Denise Morissette

I have hooked the brown bag using a burlap bag I bought at Dollarama*, The stylized flower uses the different stitches learned in a workshop given by Lois Morris. New wool was used in  No. 3 and 6 cuts.

* Dollar Store

Carolyn Ells
Hooked by Carolyn Ells

Carolyn Ells

This purse was “made in a day” at a Green Mountain workshop in the fall 2016. It is perfect to use for errands when I take the car.  For the hooking I used new hand-dyed wool on monk’s cloth.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

International Hook-In Day

December 4th, 2017

International Hook-In DayDec. 4th 2017, 10 Am to 3 PM
St Mary's Community Center
19659 County Road 19
Williamstown, Ontario

Hosted by Beaconsfield & Martintown Guilds

By Dawna Matthew

International Hook-In Day 2017 - Hosted by Beaconsfield & Martintown Guilds

Rug Hookers
62 Rug Hookers from 8 Guilds attend

On Monday, December 4th, we got together with our friends, The Martintown Wild and Woollies, and hosted International Rug Hooking Day at the St Mary’s Community in Williamstown, Ontario. What a wonderful day! We had 62 rug hookers attend with representatives from the following groups:

  • Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters  Guild 
  • Brockville and Thousand Islands
  • Chateauguay Valley’s Rollicking Rug Hookers
  • Martintown Wild & Woolies
  • On Track II
  • Ottawa Olde Forge
  • Prescott Hoops and Hooks
  • St-Henri Rug Hookers

Plus 3 vendors:

  1. Loretta Moore of Hooked on the Lake, with her rug hooking and needle punch supplies
  2. Mitch from the Millinery at Cornerstone Farm, with his beautiful hand dyed yarn
  3. The family from TreeHouse Creations, with the wonderful wooden decorations

The Millinery at Cornerstone Farm

Leslie Larson, our OHCG area 1 rep, gave a talk on the upcoming 2018 Annual, filling us in on what to look forward to.

Leslie Larson, from OHCG Area 1, talks to the audience 

Laura Boszormeny showed us some tricks and techniques to help with the fish bowl projects which will be used as decoration at the Annual.

Fish Bowl Project
Fish Bowl Projects 

Another Fish Bowl Project
Fish Bowl Projects 

A hand quilted bed cover had been donated to the guild and it was raffled, raising over 100$, which was donated to the community centre.  There were door prizes, delicious soups and yummy desserts enjoyed by all.

It was a truly rewarding day to see so many out sharing, renewing old friendships, making new ones and simply hooking together in one big group! Thanks to everyone who helped and participated.

BHCG Members
Kitchen Staff