Free Burlington Hook-in; 50th Anniversary

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS! FREE BURLINGTON HOOK-in: Join us for our 11th Annual HOOK-IN in conjunction with Kaleidoscope of the Arts on Saturday APRIL 21 from 10 am until  3:30 pm, at the Art Gallery of Burlington. Bring your lunch and mug. Goodies supplied. Enjoy shopping, show and tell, draws and prizes.

Contact: Mary Helen Ostner (see details below)

OHCG Annual Rug Show

OHCG 2017 Annual Cobourg April 28-30, 2017The OHCG Annual Conference ends with a splendid show of hundreds of rugs, only limited by the size of the venue. These rugs are hooked, in both traditional and modern styles, by a representation of the over 1000 members of the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild, from 66 branches around the province and into Québec. The show is open to the public on Sunday April 30th, from 10am to 3pm, at a charge of $10 per person.

There are 8 categories of rugs: Fine-cut, Wide-cut, Multi-cut (new for 2017), Original, Oriental, Primitive, Pictorial and Alternative Fibres & Techniques. Within the categories, there is an enormous range of ideas, colour palettes and ingenuity. Some hook mostly commercial patterns while others only hook their own designs.

For anyone wishing to attend the Annual, or for more information: OHCG 2017 Annual Conference, Workshops & Rug Show

Constables adapted and hooked by Rosemary Malone of the Woolwright Society (OHCG branch)

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.

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 for more accommodation options.


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