Annual Conference, Workshops & Rug Show

Annual Conference, Workshops & Rug Show

OHCG 2017 Annual Conference in Cobourg, Ontario, April 28-30.


The two phone numbers for the Best Western Cobourg for those wishing to make reservations for the 2017 Annual are: 905-372-2105  and 1-866-262-6874.  Individuals should mention the Rug Hooking Conference to ensure they get the conference special rate.


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 for more accommodation options.

LINK: OHCG 2017 Annual Registration package


Workshops fully subscribed, as of February 17/17:

Saturday White Birch Tree, Saturday/Sunday Against the Sky, Mosaic Moose, World of Colour (both Sat/Sun), Sunday Maple Leaf Casserole and Sunday Woodland Arts.



To get you thinking about hooking a rug for the Theme Category  at the 2017 Annual (in Cobourg), the theme is “Images of Canada”,  in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday celebration.


 For the public, the rug show of hundreds of beautifully hand-crafted hooked pieces of art will be open from 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday, April 30th. There is a charge of $10 per person.


The OHCG 50th Anniversary Annual Conference was held at the  Deerhurst Resort in the beautiful Muskokas, April 29th to May 1st, 2016

OHCG-50-Yrs-R1 The Theme was “Going for Gold”

The Conference, Workshops and “Going for Gold” theme display

were terrific – nearly 1000 rugs!

(and almost 400 rughookers attending the Conference)

Featured artists were Shirley Lyons of Georgetown and Diane Ayles of Huntsville.

For more information about the Deerhurst Resort & Conference Centre, click here.


The Theme for the 2017 OHCG Fall School is "Elements of Design", which is also the Theme for the 2018 OHCG Annual Conference Theme competition. Fall School runs Oct. 26—29, 2017.