Lighthouse Lacers

March 2023 Lighthouse Lacers Newsletter

The February 11th meeting was held at the Southside public library conference room, 7979-38th Avenue, Kenosha, WI,  from 1-3 PM. Nine members were present.

The following items were covered: Rose will order supplies for convention favors luggage tags. Sylvia will teach at the retreat. Cathy will order Battenberg kits. Hospice tree raised over $500, which is less than previous years. Discussion about should we do wreaths instead, have tree/wreaths moved to other locations as in the past (Sew and Save/ Lemon tree), sell tickets at Senior Center holiday sale, poster at demo. Decision held as we have time to plan. Track volunteer hours.  Helen showed us her bolster pillow ( used to make needle lace), along with a roller pillow she made, prickings, samples, and supplies she has assembled. She was able to make pillows following videos with material at her home. Very informative and interesting with all questions answered.

Sylvia brought picture of koi fish she had done, along with her Japanese project for a mother-in-law, and math theorem bobbin lace.

Several members had items that were brought and re-homed.

If you have spare items related to lacing that need a new home, bring to share with others at each meeting.

March 11th: Retreat at Avalon Parc Clubhouse, 6325 44th Street, Kenosha. The entrance to condo is between Hanson Pools and Sunset Ridge cemetery on Green Bay Road. ( 9 AM til ? with potluck lunch). Bring your own projects, OR, Sylvia also has the bookmarks that she prepared for 2022 retreat available to do. You will need 12 pairs of bobbins, each wound with one yard of size 80 tatting cotton. If you want to use two colors, wind two pairs with one color (workers) and the other ten pairs with second color (passives). The first is a quick pattern so it you want to do others, bring more bobbins and she has five other patterns available. Bring your own pillows and regular tools, she will provide prickings printed on card stock and covered with contract paper, along with starch to spray those finished bookmarks.

PLEASE LET TRISH KNOW IF YOU ARE COMING BY THURSDAY, MARCH 9, SO WE CAN SET UP THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF TABLES. Coffee, tea, hot water, sloppy joes will be provided. Bring a dish to pass and any other beverages you want. (815-341-2214 or

April 8th: Easter weekend, no meeting

May 13th: convention favors

June 10th: Picnic at Candy's

July 8th: off  

August 12th: Jan IOLI report and Battenberg, Part 1

September 9th: off to Sheep and Wool show in Jefferson county/ quilt show in Madison

October 14th: Battenberg, Part 2

November 11th: retreat at Avalon Parc clubhouse - Hardanger or bring your own project

December 2nd: Demo at Civil War Museum
December 9th: Luncheon, dues, election of officers, optional gift exchange and purchase tree for hospice

2023 IOLI convention in Sparks, NV June 25-30

2024 IOLI convention in Nashville, TN - no dates yet

Happy Lacing