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Ontario Hooking Craft Guild 45th Annual Convention

Camps and Workshops: London, Ontario

By: Marjorie Duizer

Marjorie Duizer (left), vice president & Ruby Clark, present of the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild, stand with a hooked version of the Ontario Hooking Guild's emblem. 

The Ontario Hooking Craft Guild invites you to its 45th annual convention in London, Ontario, Canada. The theme this year is The Sound of Colour.

The convention will take place at the Lamplighter Hotel (just off the 401 Highway at the Wellington exit) from April 29 to May 1, 2011. London, located in southwestern Ontario approximately halfway between Toronto and Detroit, Michigan, is home to Fanshawe College and the University of Western Ontario, which contribute to the city's reputation for research and cultural activities.

London is home to the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild. It features opportunities for shopping, visits to galleries and an art museum, and an active nightlife.

The steering team of Glee Barnard and Dini Warren have scheduled a weekend celebration full of colour and sound for rug hookers attending the convention. The colour is the large show of rugs; the sound is the voices raised in rug hooking talk in workshops and throughout the convention. Rug hookers of all levels and interests will find this event to be a great opportunity to become inspired and recharged, as well as the perfect place to find out what techniques are current, what the new trends are in wool, and who is doing what.

Attendees will meet the new executives at the annual general meeting and view the prize-winning rugs. Judges will pick winners in several categories, and members will choose a theme-winning rug. Mini workshops will be held on Saturday, and on Sunday, day-long workshops will feature international teachers. Vendors will present a variety of supplies. 

This article is from the January/February 2011 issue. For more information on our issues, check out our issues page.

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