45th Anniversary Logo, by Maria Romero

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1
Maureen McIlwain / Brockville, Ontario Canada

What a wonderful blog with so many great photos and the animated rugs are a hoot! Very clever. Congratulations on your 45 years of excellent rughooking and camaraderie!
September 10, 2020 - Website Guestbook

2
Brett Lamoureux / Laval, Qc

Great exhibition. Lovely to see all the hard work and creativity. Brett
September 12, 2020 - Website Guestbook

3
Faye Swenson / Spruce Grove, Alberta

Enjoyed very much. Would have liked to view some closer up. Thank my niece, Brett Lamoureux, for suggesting to view. Our guild in Edmonton celebrated 35 years this year.
September 12, 2020 - Website Guestbook

4
Denise Vandenbemden / Pointe-Claire, Qc

Congratulations on the guild’s 45th anniversary. The web site is amazing and the rugs are beautiful. With all your hard work and enthusiasm the Beaconsfield Rug Hooking Crafters future is assured.
September 19, 2020- Website Guestbook

5
Susan Sutherland / Baden, Ontario, Canada

Congratulations on 45 years of promoting rug hooking. Your group is an inspiration to others! Keep on pulling loops!
September 23, 2020 - Website Guestbook

6
Emmy Maten / Lachine, Qc

Congratulations to all past and current Guild members! Your history and talents are amazing! Looking through your photo album also left me impressed with your engagement with the community. Your outreach and generosity is touching.
September 23, 2020 - Website Guestbook

7
Isabelle Rollin / Valleyfield/ Quebec

Such beautiful work by everyone. Each piece is a result of creativity, patience and determination. It is great to share this passion with fellow members. Thank you.
September 23, 2020 - Website Guestbook

8
Debra Seguin / Beaconsfield, Qc

Maria,you did a wonderful job putting everything together! Loved reading the old articles,and newspaper clippings about the guild.
I’ve been a member since 2003,I love rughooking,the fellowship,the stress it releases as I pull each loop.the wool,admiring everyone else’s work,it’s a great fibre art!
Loved the rugs displayed,beautiful! Wherever rughooking ends up with Covid-19,whether we end up meeting in a hockey arena,Zoom,outside Centennial Park outside,let’s continue to pass on this beautiful craft on to further generations.
God Bless.
September 23, 2020 - Website Guestbook

9
Sylvia Solomon / Pierrefonds, Qc

I am so proud of our guild. We have produced many beautiful works of art over the years.
September 23, 2020 - Website Guestbook

10
Jacques Lepage / Valleyfield, Quebec

Comme membre et ami, je félicite votre imagination et passion. Bravo.
September 23, 2020 - Website Guestbook

11
Dawna Matthew / Gore, Qc

Wonderful virtual celebration!
September 23, 2020 - Website Guestbook

12
Carolyn Ells / Chateauguay, QC

It is a joy to celebrate the Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild on its 45th anniversary. I have been a member for 10 years, attracted first by the opportunity of Saturday hook-ins in the lovely Centennial Hall location.
Friendships are easily formed over a shared enthusiasm for the simplicity and creativity of rug hooking.
We hook meaning, memories, and fun into our rugs and learn and share with each other through our hook-ins, workshops, exhibits, website, and more. It is wonderful to be part of this vibrant community.
September 23, 2020 - Website Guestbook

13
Candace Fradette / Lancaster Ontario

I am blessed to be part of this wonderful group of fibre artists. So much learned during my much shorter than 45 years as a member. Looking forward to the next adventures as a hooker. Candace
September 23, 2020 - Website Guestbook

14
Juliet Davies / Montreal, Qc

It’s great seeing all the wonderful creative rugs that our Beaconsfield friends have done. Well done to everyone. Thanks to Maria and others for this website and all the work that you all do.
September 23, 2020 - Website Guestbook

15
Claire (Morris) Turturro / Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA

I remember when my Mom , Lois Morris convinced Beaconsfield they needed to start offering rug hooking classes
September 23, 2020 - Website Guestbook

16
Susan L. Feller / West Virginia, USA

From West Virginia, USA I can say I am admiring the work and congratulate founders through current members for promoting the traditions as contemporary artisans.
September 23, 2020 - Facebook Guestbook

17
Terry Pletzer / --

Love the retrospect
September 23, 2020 - Facebook Guestbook

18
Judith Dallegret / Canada

Congratulations to Beaconsfield Rug Hooking Guild on 45 years! of get-togethers/Hooking /learning/Fun and Friendships !!
A BIG special thank you to Maria and the web gang for all the wonderful work you do for the guild this WEB SITE!! Merci!! Judith
September 24, 2020 - Website Guestbook

19
Trina McInnis / Nova Scotia

Thank you for showing so many beautiful rugs
September 24, 2020 - Instagram Guestbook

20
Joanne Scantlebury / PEI

Congratulations on your 45th Anniversary ! Beautiful work!
September 24, 2020 - Instagram Guestbook

21
Lisa Collis / Montreal, Qc

My mother enjoyed rug hooking for many years in Beaconsfield, Quebec. I'm enjoying the celebretion of rugs immeensely.
September 24, 2020 - Instagram Guestbook

22
Rebecca Martin / --

Seeing these gorgeous rugs was so uplifting! Happy Anniversary!
September 24, 2020 - Instagram Guestbook

23
Ti Seymour / United Arab Emirates Rug Makers / Abu Dhabi

Well done on the beautiful virtual show. Hip Hip Hooray BHCG!
September 24, 2020 - Instagram Guestbook

24
Donna Mulholland / Fredericton NB

Beautiful show
September 25, 2020 - Instagram Guestbook

25
Martina Lesar / Caledon, Ontario

Congratulations! These are wonderful and a great representation of this group's artistry.
September 26, 2020 - Website Guestbook

26
Ti Seymour/ United Arab Emirates Rug Makers / Abu Dhabi

Great Show, congrats to you
September 26, 2020 -Instagram Guestbook

27
Lynda Turner / Plymouth, England

Hi from Plymouth in the south west of England. We are currently celebrating 400 years since the pilgrims set sale from Plymouth in the ‘Mayflower’ on their voyage to America to set up colonies.
September 27, 2020 - Website Guestbook

28
Terry Sweitzer / Dunvegan, Ontario Canada

A lot of work went into this endeavour. Much appreciated.
September 27, 2020 - Website Guestbook

29
Louise G. de Tonnancour / Canada

I have fond memories of my years with the BHCG where I learned so much. Congratulations on your 45th anniversary! Thank you for keeping the art of hooking rugs alive and well!
September 27, 2020 - Website Guestbook

30
Claudette Hay / Brownsburg Chatham, Canada

Lovely art, all of it, very creative ideas on colorful rugs Thanks for designing and organizing the gallery so we can look at it all
September 27, 2020 - Website Guestbook

31
Fay Blenkhorn / Pierrefonds

These are beautiful
September 27, 2020 - Website Guestbook

32
Winnie Glavine / Paradise, NL

What a beautiful display of the growth of your Guild. Wishing you all the very best for another 45 years!!!
September 28, 2020 - Website Guestbook

33
Anne Inder / Springdale, NL

Congratulations on this milestone, wishing your guild another 45!
September 28, 2020 - Website Guestbook

34
Linda Miles / Corner Brook

Congrats on 45 years.
September 28, 2020 - Website Guestbook

35
Georgia Mongeau ( Tailleur ) / Delta B.C.

MISS YOU!
September 28, 2020 - Website Guestbook

36
Maria Romero / Anjou, Qc

45 years and still hooked! Congratulations to the Executive Committee. Thank you for your hard and excellent work.
I also want to congratulate all our members and emphasize your love for the Guild and for Rug Hooking.
Your passion and creativity truly inspire me to update our Website and promote our activities.
Special thanks to the Web Committee members Dawna Matthew, Emmy Maten and Jacqueline Bouchard, for your help and support.
Maria Romero, BHCG Webmaster
September 28,2020 - Website Guestbook

37
Lois J. Morris / Rawdon, Qc

Time flies! I’m really amazed that the Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild is celebrating its 45th anniversary!
I remember very vividly the moment when we moved to Montreal in 1973 and I began to offer rug hooking classes in my home, as I used to do in Toronto. My neighbour quickly spread the word and the group became bigger and bigger. Later, encouraged by my students, I proposed a Rug Hooking workshop to the City of Beaconsfield.
In 1975, the City graciously offered us Centennial Hall, and The Guild was born having Ann Grimley as President of The Lakeshore Woolgathers Hooking Craft Guild, followed by Bev Sparey and Kay Cousineau, who is still a member!
Over the years, the Guild changed its name twice, but never its passion and dynamism. 45 years later, it is alive and stronger than ever! This incredible group continues to amaze me year after year with the members’ talents and creativity. The quality, quantity and diversity of the hooked pieces they produce are really stunning. They keep the tradition while also improving Rug Hooking as a fibre art, trying modern techniques and approaches. I am really proud of you all, and very honoured to be your teacher.
I salute all our members, active and the past ones, remember in my heart Jeanne Osler, Ailish O’Keeffe and all the dear members we have lost during these years. I want to thank the Executive Committee and the Web Committee, for the efforts they make to promote our Guild and the art of Rug Hooking. Special thanks to my wonderful husband Derek, alias “Driver”, for his love and support.
Lois J. Morris
Septmber 30, 2020 – Website Guestbook

38
Judi / Havelock, Qc

Hooked on hooking but I miss our group and meetings with other groups. Such inspiration and comraderie Rollicking Rug hookers of the Chateauguay Valley and Heather Wright as mentor
September 30,2020 - Website Guestbook

39
Colleen Kelly / St. John’s, NL

Outstanding.....impressive....awesome. Thank you from a beginning rug hooker.
September 30,2020 - Website Guestbook

Virtual Gallery

Visit our Virtual Gallery, featuring the contributions of several long-time guild members along with some of their hooked pieces.
Don't miss our Show & tell Page and our Blog N&B, with more featured rugs.