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IPW Celebrates 65th Anniversary!

by Roving Reporter, Kate W

After our June 10th business and program, over thirty members attended a luncheon celebrating 65 years as a weaving guild. With a little help from the Anniversary Planning Committee, the meeting room was changed into a comfortable spot to sit, talk and eat from a buffet table of sandwiches, salads and fruit. Tables were decorated with blue and white cloths and fresh flowers. Off to one side were the history and raffle tables. Members enjoyed browsing the history table which included the original book of the guild's first few years of minutes plus the attendance records, and newspaper clippings with articles on members in the early years. There were yearbooks from the early years that had been made by hand and decorated with weaving from guild members. A display board with photos taken of members attending workshops or holiday parties served as a backdrop.

The raffle baskets were a huge success! Everyone was excited to buy tickets in hopes they would win a basket. There were three sapphire blue baskets, each filled with different types of fiber that can be used for our 65th Anniversary Challenge plus some additional weaving goodies. As an added bonus dots were put on underneath one chair at each table and the winner received the table decoration. The celebration cake was delicious and was a source of much laughter as tongues were turned blue from the frosting! It was a great time to sit back, relax a little and reconnect with fellow members and talk about how far the guild has come and hope for another 65 years.


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