OHCG 2019 Annual Award Winning Rugs

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 Primitive Honourable Mention Award: “Vintage Trick or Treat” by Jayne Nevins of Pickering Village OHCG branch and OHCG Teacher. Star Rug Company 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

 

2019 Alternate Fibres & Technique Award Winner:  Shirley Runner”, an original by Susan Grant of Georgetown OHCG branch and OHCG Teacher.

2019 Alternate Fibres & Technique Honourable Mention Award: “Harvest Pumpkins” by Ingrid Hieronimus of Georgetown OHCG branch and OHCG Teacher. Ragg Time Studio design

 

2019 Fine Cut Award Winner: “Last Light”, an original by Susan Clarke of Georgetown OHCG branch and OHCG Teacher. Barbel Smith design.

2019 Fine Cut Honourable Mention Award: “The Reverend” by Kay Lewis of Ottawa Olde Forge OHCG branch. Adapted design.2019 Pictorial Award Winner: “The Boys”, an original by Judy Kielczewski, Independent member of Fort Frances and OHCG Teacher.

 

2019 Pictorial Honourable Mention Award: “Behind Closed Doors” by Dorinda Keith of Kitchener-Waterloo OHCG branch. Adapted design.

 

2019 Wide-Cut Award Winner: “Mooring at Tobermory”, an original by Marie Miller of Ajax OHCG branch and OHCG Teacher. Teacher, Linda Powell.

 

2019 Wide-Cut Honourable Mention Award: “Mirrored Pinwheel” by Susan Grant of Georgetown OHCG branch and OHCG Teacher. Adapted design.

 

2019 Craft Ontario Affiliate Award Winner: “Weather Vanes” by Kim McClevis, of Grey Highlands OHCG branch. Design by Sheila Klugescheid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)