OHCG 2019 Annual Award Winning Rugs

Of the 774 hand-hooked rugs and other hooked items in the 2019 OHCG “Birds of a Feather” Annual Conference & Rug Show in London, Ontario, April 12-14, here are the winning rugs, chosen from 147 that were entered for judging. Spoiled for choice, it’s a tough job for the judges, a pair for each category. Congratulations to all concerned… wonderful show of stellar traditionally hooked fibre art!

2019 Original & Rowan Award Winner: “Cabbage Field” by Corrie Bles of Y2K Rug Bugs OHCG branch. The Rowan Award (“Best in Show” or “People’s Choice”), is voted on by the entire OHCG membership at the Conference. It’s very difficult to pick just one!

2019 Original Honourable Mention Winner: “Pushkar” by Patti Colen of Simply Hooked OHCG branch

2019 Theme Award Winner: “One Crow, Two Crows”, an original by Diane Grieve of Saugeen Shores OHCG branch. The Theme Award is also a result of voting by the OHCG membership at the Conference.

 

2019 Primitive Award Winner: “Early Home” by Ruth McLean of Simply Hooked OHCG branch. Joan Moshimer design.

2019 Primitive Honourable Mention Award: “Vintage Trick or Treat” by Jayne Nevins of Pickering Village OHCG branch and OHCG Teacher. Star Rug Company design.

 

 

2019 Multi-Cut Award Winner: “Henry Heron” by Tina Cole of Moira Mat Makers OHCG branch. Designer & teacher: Capri Boyle Jones.

2019 MultiCut Honourable Mention Award: “Inukshuk” by Jessica Charnock of Woolwright Society OHCG branch. Design by Frazer McGurk.

 

2019 Oriental Award Winner: “Baktyar Dozar” by Carla Larsen of ME Critchlow OHCG branch. Jane McGown Flynn design.

2019 Oriental Honourable Mention Award: “Ch’ng” by Vivien Thompson of Agincourt OHCG branch and OHCG Teacher. Joan Moshimer design

 

2019 Alternate Fibres & Technique Award Winner:  Shirley Runner”, an original by Susan Grant of Georgetown OHCG branch and OHCG Teacher.

2019 Alternate Fibres & Technique Honourable Mention Award: “Harvest Pumpkins” by Ingrid Hieronimus of Georgetown OHCG branch and OHCG Teacher. Ragg Time Studio design

 

2019 Fine Cut Award Winner: “Last Light”, an original by Susan Clarke of Georgetown OHCG branch and OHCG Teacher. Barbel Smith design.

2019 Fine Cut Honourable Mention Award: “The Reverend” by Kay Lewis of Ottawa Olde Forge OHCG branch. Adapted design.2019 Pictorial Award Winner: “The Boys”, an original by Judy Kielczewski, Independent member of Fort Frances and OHCG Teacher.

 

2019 Pictorial Honourable Mention Award: “Behind Closed Doors” by Dorinda Keith of Kitchener-Waterloo OHCG branch. Adapted design.

 

2019 Wide-Cut Award Winner: “Mooring at Tobermory”, an original by Marie Miller of Ajax OHCG branch and OHCG Teacher. Teacher, Linda Powell.

 

2019 Wide-Cut Honourable Mention Award: “Mirrored Pinwheel” by Susan Grant of Georgetown OHCG branch and OHCG Teacher. Adapted design.

 

2019 Craft Ontario Affiliate Award Winner: “Weather Vanes” by Kim McClevis, of Grey Highlands OHCG branch. Design by Sheila Klugescheid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Correction from Spring 2019 OHCG newsletter

A correction from the latest OHCG newsletter/magazine: Front cover Spring 2019
“Wind Inspires” was incorrectly attributed to Audrey Thompson. It was hooked by Rosemary Malone of the Woolwright Society; adapted from an Elsie Hurst greeting card. My apologies!

Two winning Canadian OHCG members in Celebration 28/XXVIII

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!!

Peggy Peacock’s “Fish Carpet”, 1st place in Celebration 28. Also won Original and Rowan Awards at the 2016 OHCG Annual Conference and Rug Show

“Tiger Close Up”, by Judy Carter of Lancaster, PA
2nd place in Celebration 28

Trish Johnson’s “Honest Ed’s” (original). 3rd place in Celebration 28 and winner of 2018 OHCG Annual Pictorial & Rowan Awards

“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: Barachois Historic Church, NB

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 remileves@gmail.com.

Things to consider: 

  • Confirm your interest in the project by email at coussinhooke@gmail.com or remileves@gmail.com; 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.

Examples: 

Susan Sutherland, OHCG member, made 2 cushions for the project!

Brigitte Webb’s contribution before assembly. Scotland forever!

Birds of a Feather… flocking together in London April, 2019!

“Birds of a Feather” 2019 OHCG Annual in London, Ontario:
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Get your room reserved for the 2019 Annual at Best Western in London on April 12-14
Rooms are $139 per night (including Thursday night if you want to come early)
Call 1-888-232-6747 or 1-519-681-7151 and ask for Ontario Hooking Craft Guild April 2019
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See you at “Birds of a Feather”!
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Georgetown Rug Hooking Guild’s 2019 Open House

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.