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 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