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.

Congratulations to the 2018 Annual hosting committee

Our congratulations to the 2018 Annual hosting committee on a job well done! This will be a tough act to follow. The planning is underway for your 2019 Annual and it will be held at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn, London, Ontario. The Teachers’ Branch will be hosting this one. The theme is Birds of a Feather, so let your imagination fly! As there are over 10,000 bird species worldwide, think about the birds and colourful feathers you can hook. More information will follow over the next couple of months, but we hope you will be able to join us!
April 12-14, 2019. The rug show for the public is Sunday, April 14, from 10 to 3pm. Admission fee.
 
Jayne Nevins & Marjorie Duizer
Co-convenors

Scissor sharpening at the 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.  

 

Quinte Isle Rug Hooking branch – Dispelling a rumour

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Dispelling a rumour:

We, the members of Quinte Isle Hooking Craft Guild, would like to dispel the rumour circulating that the Guild is no longer accepting new members.

As a Branch of the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild for well over 50 years, we have not been, are not and will not be a “closed shop”.

Continuing to meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, from 10am to 3pm, from September to June at Bloomfield United Church, 272 Main Street, Bloomfield, Prince Edward County; we welcome new members and guests.

For further information please contact Pam Duncan at 613 962 4155 or peterpam@kos.net

Rug pictured is by F Koopmans