53rd annual IOLI (International Old Lacers Inc.) convention (Montreal, Canada July 23-29)
The IOLI convention is the annual meeting of North
American lacemakers. Each year it is held in a different location. This year, Dentelle
Quebec Lace, with the support of the Association des Dentellières du Québec Inc., was
hosting the convention in Montreal (Canada) at the comfortable Hyatt Regency hotel. Louise
Senécal is the president of this IOLI charter chapter.
Sunday July 23: The opening cocktail was on Sunday night. You were offered a drink when entering the room. You can observed teachers discussing with their future students. Here, we can recognize Ulrike Voeckler (Löhr) chatting with our globe trotter Charlotte (from South Africa), Annie Nobens sharing their table.
There were no long speech only Louise Senécal (regional director for Canada East) and Louise Colgan (IOLI president) addressing their welcome words. In the meantime, Eugène, Charlotte and Rosanna are quenching their thirst.
|Eugène, Charlotte et Rosanna||Louise Senécal||Louise Colgan|