Would you like a free OHCG 18-month Calendar?

Tell all your hooking friends… the OHCG has a beautiful 18 month calendar (July 2017 to December 2018), with a gorgeous rug on each page, along with favourite recipes. It’s yours for free with your 2018 OHCG membership of just $40 (including HST; non-Canadians, $45, with HST). You also will get 4 full colour 36-40 page magazines (for new members…returning members will get the issues after they rejoin), as well as other benefits. There are 75 left from the complimentary mailing to current members, so the first ones to join or rejoin will get their own.
Membership info: http://ohcg.org/membership/
Rug on the cover is “Working on the Railroad”, an original by Trish Johnson. More photos to follow…

No May Hook-in at Moira Mat Makers this year!

A section of the Moira Mat Makers’ display at the 2016 OHCG Annual

Apologies, but I neglected to cancel the Moira Mat Makers Hook-in info in the Spring 2017 issue of the OHCG magazine. It was carried over from last year, in error. Maybe they’ll have one in 2018…?

Vendors at the OHCG Annual in Cobourg, April 28-30

Vendors at the OHCG Annual 2017:

(Rug by Dorothy Bray)


John Boorman
Rug Hooking Frames
P.O.Box 305
Lakefield K0L 2H0

Donna Bray
40 Trapper Street
London N5W 6B4

Dorothy Bray
6 Edgewell Crescsent
St Thomas N5P 4K7

Tina Cole
Tina’s Distinctive Colours
908 Salem Road RR # 1
Consecon K0K 1T0

Jane Cuthbert
504-510 Canatara Court
Kingston K7M 0G3
Ruth Emerson
2 Rosslyn Avenue
Grimsby L3M 3G2

Charlene Fiander
Signing heArt Studios
Unit 5 -25 Mississauga Street E.
Orillia L3V 1V4

Gunda Gamble
Crowsfoot Studio
7100 Crowsfoot Road
Ariss N0B1B0

JoAnne Harris
49 Cardigan Road
Toronto M8Z 2W1

Ingrid Hieronimus
Ragg Tyme Studio
66 Woodbridge Drive
RR# 2 Petersburg N0B 2H0

Karen Kaiser
526 Moira Street W.
Belleville K8N 4Z2

Karen Lediard
By the Bay Studio
49 Belcourt Crescent
Tiny L9M 0M7
Martina Lesar

Martina Lesar Hooked Rug Studio
16311 Mississauga Road
Caledon L7C 1X8

Loretta Moore
Hooked on the Lake
66 Syoneridge Lane
RR # 2 Godfrey KoH 1T0

Carol Shewan
Willow Creek Rug Hooking
P.O. Box 23
Westport K0G1X0

Simone Vojvodin
Red Maple Ruggery
36121 Grand Bend Road
Parkhill N0M 2K0

Patti Smart-Leard
Burlington Hooking Craft Guild
3065 Seneca Drive
Oakville L6L 1A8

Scissor Sharpening by:
Rob Jaffray
GlenRay Professional
Scissor and Knife
Sharpening and Sales
Baltimore ON

The public is invited to see 100s of wonderful rugs and hooked items at the Sunday rug show, from 10am to 3pm, April 30. $10 admission, with access to the above vendors.

New World of Colour Workshop at the 2017 OHCG Annual

world of colour

A new class has been added to the 2017 Annual workshop lineup: Karen Kaiser’s “World of Colour–Kaffe Fassett” to be held Saturday April 29, 2017 from 10:30 am 12:30 pm. It is a repeat of the Sunday workshop of the same name: $35 workshop fee and $30 kits available, payable directly to Karen on the day.

In this workshop, you will discover the joy of colour and pattern in rughooking. Students should bring their hoop/frame and hook, plus a desire to be blown away by this inspiring and motivating artist.

Workshops that are currently full: Sunday World of Colour, Sunday Woodland Arts, Saturday White Birch Tree, Saturday/Sunday Against the Sky.

Please note: Registration for the Annual closes March 15, 2017.

2017 Annual OHCG Conference, Workshops & Rug Display

The 2017 OHCG Annual Conference will be held in Cobourg Ontario, April 28th to 30th, at the Cobourg Community Centre, 750 D’Arcy Street, Cobourg, ON K9A 0G1 Canada.

The Theme is “Images of Canada” to celebrate Canada’s 150th year.

The Rug Show of many hundreds of beautiful hand-hooked items is open to the public from 10am to 3pm on Sunday, April 30 at the Cobourg Community Centre. $10 admission fee includes access to the many vendors.


Limited rooms remain available at the Best Western, so we have made arrangements with the Cobourg Comfort Inn (call 905-372-7007 mentioning Rug Hooking Conference) for additional rooms or you may wish to access www.cobourgtourism.ca for more accommodation options.


Registration package link. Package is also available in the Winter OHCG newsletter


The Fall OHCG newsletter magazine is out

2016 Fall FrontPageFall takes me by surprise every yearif the summer’s hot, it feels like Autumn will never arrive. But it has been glorious, so now we can hope Winter will be likewise kind and temperate. Ha!

Lots of photos from the 50th Anniversary Annual, news from around the Guild and about the upcoming Annual in Cobourg, April 28-30, 2017.

Sashiko Iris

Ssashikohookingashiko is traditional Japanese embroidery. It is a running stitch done with white thread on indigo fabric. Originally it was done by farmers and fishermen to mend and reinforce clothing, but today it is a delicate surface embellishment on quilts, bags, mats and garments. (Sashiko pillow, below right, by Shirley Davies)
Susan Grant and her sister Shirley Davies became aware of sashiko when Shirley purchased a book by Kitty Pippen called Quilting with Japanese Fabrics. Shirley, a quilter, was interested in the beautiful Japanese fabrics and in learning how to do sashiko. Susan, a rug hooker, was intrigued by the geometric designs used by Kitty. Their collaboration is shown, left.


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