Click on the link to download the 2019 OHCG Annual Registration package (10 page PDF)
This is always a great event! Etobicoke Rugcrafters’ GATHERING. Tuesday, October 2nd, 2–3pm
Correction from the OHCG Fall newsletter, page 5: “Pineapple Row” was designed and hooked by Gail Ramsey of the Waterside Ruggers.
Well, the votes are in! Of the top 3 Celebration XXVIII winners (2018), two are OHCG members! First, Peggy Peacock with her “Fish Carpet” and third, Trish Johnson with “Honest Ed’s”. Second prize went to Judy Carter with her “Tiger Close Up” (hooked in #8). 1 & 3 are original creations; Judy Carter’s is an adaptation, with permission, from a photo by Lunasa Photography, in the Adaptation category of Celebration. Congratulations to a trio of wonderful hookers!!
“To start, for the first time in Celebration’s history, we awarded prizes to our three highest scoring rugs. We’re thrilled for our first place entry, The Fish Carpet, by Peggy Peacock; our second place entry, Tiger Close Up, by Judy Carter; and our third place entry, Honest Ed’s, by Trish Johnson. All three show the incredible skill and artistry in the community, and we hope they’ll inspire future generations of rug hookers.”
signed by Jessica Thelander (Celebration Coordinator) and Debra Smith (Rug Hooking Magazine Editor)
“The Cushion Project”
The Barachois Historic Church is launching its 200th series of celebration events with the project “200 hooked cushions for my 200th”.
This historical wooden building, situated in Barachois New Brunswick, is still standing after nearly 200 years. The building was disaffected in the late 1970s and reprieved from demolition in 1980. It has since been transformed into a local Museum, art gallery and summer concert and community venue. In order to be more comfortable on the old wooden pews, many event-goers took to bringing a cushion to cultural presentations, and leaving it on the bench. Over time, this developed into a sort of tradition. The Barachois Historic Church Cultural Committee is calling on the rug hooking community, artists and artisans, Acadians and friends of Acadians, to create «hooked cushions» to be exhibited permanently on the church pews. The first exhibit of this growing collection will be held next August, during the 2019 World Acadian National Congress to be held throughout southeastern New Brunswick as well as on Prince Edward Island.
Call for Submission:
Over 140 cushions have been registered to date. Let’s help them achieve their goal. Interested in taking part in this exciting project? For more information contact Remi Levesque at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Things to consider:
- Confirm your interest in the project by email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org; by telephone at (506) 533-9528, or through our Facebook page at “200 coussins hookés pour mon 200ième / 200 hooked cushions for my 200th”.
- Your work may be produced on jute/burlap, monkscloth or linen; it may cover one side of the cushion or part of one side.
- The cushions will be used by event spectators, so it is advised to use durable fibres such as jersey cotton, wool, fleece, polyester or denim cloth, among other suggestions.
- Your work must be in our possession no later than April 1st 2019, to allow for planning, preparation of the exhibition, the opening, and the publicity.
- An exposition catalogue will be produced, once we reach 200 cushions, to include photos of the cushions and information about the artisans, their creation, as well as technical details.
- Though you must accept to donate your work to the permanent collection, we expect to raise sufficient funding to cover shipping. The Société Historique de la Mer Rouge (Red Sea Historical Society) will issue a $400.00 tax-exemption receipt to the artist for each donated cushion. Unfortunately, the tax receipt can only apply to Canadian artist/artisan.
We will be grateful for your participation to make our heritage project a success. We are excited by the response this project has received so far. We have registered cushion #101 already on our FaceBook page “200 hooked cushions for my 200th”. For the time being, the members of the Barachois Historic Church Committee thank you in advance for your interest and attention you may give to the success of our cultural project: « 200 hooked cushions for our 200th birthday».
Marcel Arsenault (president of the Historical Barachois Church Cultural Committee)
Joanne Leblanc Skyrie and Rémi Lévesque, co-project managers
Rachelle Poirier, president of Les Hookeuses du Bor’de’lo
Helen Duncan-Blackie, president of Past Time Matters
Church pew dimensions:
78’’- 80” long X 12”-13” deep.
Examples of cushions average dimensions:
1 – 15” wide X 13” deep X 3” thick
2- 16” long X 13” deep X 3” thick
3- 16” wide X 12” deep X 3”thick
4- 14” wide X 13” deep X 3” thick.
Georgetown Rug Hooking Guild is thrilled to invite you to our 2019 Open House on Saturday January 19th, 2019. Once again this year we will be at the Active Living Centre, 318 Guelph Street, from 10-3; please enter through the back doors. Admission is $5.00. Please bring a coffee mug, your lunch, a project to work on and something to share for show and tell. The program is TBD but we will have a 50/50 draw, a silent auction and plenty of opportunities to socialize with hookers from near and far.
We hope to see you all there.
Pictured is “Rapture”, hooked by Shirley Lyons of Georgetown (McGown design). Fine Cut and Rowan Award winner at the 2014 OHCG Annual.
Scissor sharpening — drop-off, pickup process
On Sat., May 5, a sharpening service is available at the OHCG 2018 Annual. The Sharpening Shoppe/JC’s Mobile Sharpening Service has been in business in the Ottawa area since 1985, and is well regarded in the community. (JC’s does the sharpening for customers of local Home Hardware stores.) JC’s has performed a similar service for quilter conventions, and has recommended this system of collection and return.
To have your scissors, thread snips or rotary cutter blades sharpened:
- Place all items for sharpening in a clear, sealable (zippered lock) bag. For safety reasons, remove any lanyards from scissors.
- Estimate the total cost of your order from the price list (below) and place exact or adequate cash in the bag. Change will be provided, if necessary.
- Label the bag on the outside, or on a paper clearly visible from the outside, with the following:
- your name
- phone number where you can be reached during the Annual
- number and type of items included
- amount of cash in bag
- Bring your bag to the Annual’s registration desk on Saturday morning between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm. A volunteer will place your name on a list, and note what you are having sharpened and the dollar value you have included.
- Pick up your items at our Annual registration desk between 4:30 and 6 pm on Saturday. We are not responsible for items that are not picked up during that time.