Ho Ho Ho! It's that time of year - egg nog, Christmas lights, ornaments, peppermint bark, and ……. the Ocean Waves Holiday Party! This year's party plan: wear holiday garb, vote for our 2018 Board of Directors and the 2018 Budget, play some games, sing some songs, present holiday gift donations to Margaret Feldman from Sunrise Communities, eat and more. Please bring a holiday cologne gift set ( or other beauty or personal care gift) for a Sunrise Communities resident. Please don't wrap the present. Put the present in a gift bag without tissue. This will make it easier for the staff to distribute gifts. Come join us for holiday fun. Last month Ocean Waves Quilt Guild presented three veterans with Quilts of Valor. It was a very moving presentation. We were offered a glimpse into history by these men who served and survived defending our country. Thank you, Joyce Cotner and Charlotte deOgburn, for organizing this, our 2nd Annual Quilt of Valor Presentation Ceremony. It's never too early to start preparing for next year so if you know someone who deserves to be presented with a Quilt of Valor, please speak with the committee. Following the presentation and a lovely lunch, Fiber Artist Marina Landi from Brazil taught a fascinating workshop; Face to Face from Photos to Fabric. One guild year ends, another guild year begins...I hope everyone is planning to attend the Ocean Waves Luncheon and Installation Ceremony on January 13, 2018 at the Renaissance Ballrooms. We are going to kick off the year with "A Day at the Beach", don't forget your sunscreen. Our guest speaker will be Linda Hahn from Palm Bay, Florida. The topic of her Saturday keynote speech and afternoon workshop will be Rock the Block. Learn how, with a simple change to the same block pattern, the entire quilt changes. And, on Sunday we will create a frog pond with her version of the New York Beauty block. We have enjoyed a number of professional quilt teachers this year, Thank you, Deda Maldonado, for putting together a year of successful programs. 2018 Program Chair Helen McKane has a tough act to follow, but right out of the chute, a bus trip is in the works for February 18, 2018. We are planning a trip to the Punta Gorda Quilt Show and a stop at a quilt shop. More details will come forth at the Holiday Party. I hope this holiday season is filled with all your favorite things.
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