Ontario Hooking Craft Guild

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Down East quilt
Down East (Quilt) | Trish Johnson
12¼” x 12¼” [31 x 31cm]
Sound of Colour
Sound of Colour | Fran Mandin | designed by Andrea Rheinlander | 15″ x 15″ [38 x 38cm]
Historic Boathouses of Canandaigua
Historic Boathouses of Canandaigua, NY | Dorinda Keith designed by Molly Colegrove | 25″ x 22″ [63.5 x 56cm]

the guilded edge: 2011 OHCG 45th Annual Exhibit

In May 2011, I attended the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild (OHCG) Annual for just a few short hours. It was worth the drive to London, just to see the display of rugs. The theme for 2011 was The Sound of Colour, and as a participant, I had struggled with the theme. Was it the sound of music or the sound of colour or the colour of sound?
My rug, Over the Rainbow, is about the emotional aspects of music making, taking all those colourful feelings and translating them into music. I was thrilled to win the Theme Award.
If Over the Rainbow looks familiar, that’s because I adapted this from my own wee quilt that was shown at McDougall Cottage a couple of years ago. I liked the swirling free motion quilting on the silhouette of my son and thought those swirls would be fun to hook. I had a rainbow-like ball of wool from Zellers that was perfect for the rug.
Here are some of my favourite rugs from the 2011 annual.
Dorothy Bray’s theme entry, Do Re Mi is about every note being a different colour and about the joy of singing and her happy memories of being in the choir.
Read more in our Spring 2012 issue.

Article by Trish Johnson

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