Members gather annually to enjoy the holiday season with their fiber friends and families. Currently, the guild gathers at the Mount Dora, FL United Methodist Church on N. Fifth Street.
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Captions for the above…. (1) The annual holiday luncheon is a great time for friends to get together. There are always warm greetings and hugs. (2) Lee T indicates he is having a good time. (3) Anne M greets long-time friends Ellen and Chuck T. (4) Mona R sets the table. (5) Sandy L, right, starts the serving line. (6) Cynthia S, right, and Pat I catch up on events.
Captions for the above … (7 and 8) Lively conversations and dining are the hallmark of a great holiday luncheon. (9) Pam W officially opens the event with a greeting and thanks for a great 2017. (10 and 11 ) Nancy R invites Berna L, center, and Pat I to bless the meal.
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Captions for the above photos……(12) The luncheon event was a good opportunity for Marilyn F to give thanks to the members of her 75th Anniversary Celebration Team for their contribution to the success of the event. (13) Marilyn recognizes Cindy L for her strategic plans, (14) Bev T for booking the venue, the Camelia Room of Leu Gardens and her close coordination with their staff, (15) Mary S for her contributions, (16) Nancy R for her support and guidance, (17) Berna L for her role as key-note speaker and (18) Pam W for booking the catering company and coordinating their services. It was a wonderful way to celebrate the milestone event, thanks to many volunteers.
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Captions for the above ……(19) Diane C gives a brief report on the recent Holiday Sales event at the Lakeside Inn and shared that sales from the event were very good. Looking forward, Diane reported that the 2018 Holiday Sales event would be moved to the Donnelly Pavilion in downtown Mount Dora, providing more space. The building offers higher visibility for tourists and shoppers and better access from the street. The dates of the 2018 sale are Nov 30 and Dec 1 and 2. (20) Sandy L and Cynthia S handle the door prize portion of the luncheon. All gifts were to be made by members. (21) Ann R shows off her beaded bracelet created by Nancy R. (22) Anne M shows off her exchange gift: a jar of blueberry jam, a felted home made lemon drop soap and a quilted place mat for the table from Mona R.
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Captions for the above ….. (22) Ellen T shows her wire, bead and pine bark pendant. (24) Jamie L received two woven jelly fish scarves from Pam W. (25) Ann C shows her beaded bracelet. (26) Jane G shows her beaded earrings. (27) Jewel B received a felted tree ornament. (28) Judy S received a blue beaded Christmas ornament made by Mimi S.
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Captions for the above ….. (29) Liz H received a woven tartan plaid towel created by Mary S. (30) Marilyn F shows off her glass tree ornament, created by Jamie L. (31) Mary S shows off her exchange gift: a crocheted scarf from Jane G. (32) Mimi S received a scarf and fragrant soap. (33) Nancy H shows her scented candle. (34) Nancy R scored with her lacy cowl.
Captions for the above ….. (35) Pam W shows her bracelet from Malaysia, courtesy of Nancy H, who flies the world with Delta. (36) Peg C admires her door prize tickets, or, as she proudly proclaimed, her: ‘investment in the guild.’ (37 and 38) The grand prize of the luncheon door prize event was a hand-made, 4-shaft, 4-treddle, 24″ floor loom which had been totally reconditioned and given a new life, new shuttles and a starter stash of yarns, which Ann R won. Ann promptly announced that she is gifting the loom to a friend in Tallahassee who expressed an interest in learning to weave. Two members of the guild volunteered to provide the new owner with beginner instructions on how to get started. The spirit of Christmas is alive within the hearts of members of The Weavers of Orlando.