2021 Holiday Luncheon and Fashion Show
About 130 Guild members and guests gathered on December 6 for a wonderful celebration of our knitting and friendship. As the 25th anniversary of the Guild approaches, we were thrilled to have founding President Colleen Davis and founding member Phyllis Bates with us to enjoy the day!
Opportunity Drawing ticket sales were brisk as members admired the wide array of gifts on display. These included beautiful products, valuable gift certificates, and essential tools donated by our supportive vendors and sub-groups — fabulous finished objects created and generously donated by our talented members — and, of course, yarns of every color. The Luncheon Committee thanks everyone who donated a gift. Please pass along those thanks to our members and whenever you make a purchase from one of the many vendors and companies who contributed to this important Guild fund-raiser. Holiday Luncheon Sponsors List.
New this year, Door Prize drawings began even before our lunch plates arrived! Lucky attendees won a variety of gifts including extra centerpiece collections, 1-skein accessory kits, luxurious yarns, and the unexpected treat of home-made jams.
After lunch we really got down to business. Opportunity Drawings and Fashion Show groups alternated until we had given away all 36 gift baskets and admired each of the 39 garments and other finished projects entered — with a few more Door Prizes awarded along the way. View the Fashion Show photos here and the Opportunity Drawing Prizes here.
Finally, it was time to draw for the table centerpieces and say our goodbyes. Mark your calendars for next year’s luncheon on Monday, December 5, 2022! If fortune favors us, we’ll all be able to safely attend without restrictions.
The 2021 Holiday Luncheon Committee
This event doesn’t happen without hours of volunteer time! Thanks to everyone listed below for all the hard, smart work they contributed to make this day such a success.
2021 Holiday Luncheon Committee
Karen des Jardins (Reserved Table Registration)
Virginia Newton (Centerpieces)
Nancy Lerer (Ad Hoc and Registration)
Deirdre Michalski (Opportunity Drawing)
Louise Shappee (Registration Coordinator)
Sydnie Wauson (Chair and Fashion Show)
Special thanks to Carol Myers (Fashion Show MC and Ticket Sales Coordinator) and Kerry Nare (Website) for their extra assistance to the Committee in the months prior to the event.
Mary Barranger (Fashion Show)
Jan Faulkner (Ticket Draw Logistics)
Kathy Glendinning (Opp Draw Runner)
Darcie Gorman (Centerpieces)
Linda Hart (Ticket Sales)
Elizabeth Kemper (Centerpieces, Ticket Sales)
Donna Liu (Opp Draw Runner)
Kim McIntyre (Registration Table)
Nancy Nevin (Registration Table)
Mary Reid (Ticket Draw Logistics and maker of jams)
Mary Woo (Fashion Show)