Lighthouse Lacers

October 2017 Lighthouse Lacers Newsletter

Meeting on September 9th was held at Festival Foods between 1:00 and 3:00.  Vice-President Fran conducted the meeting. There were seven members present. 

Jane Scheef Lace Day in development phase, to be finalized at October meeting.

Gwen can teach in "one-room schoolhouse" fashion to accommodate all skill levels.

Marilee will be demonstrating tatting at the Makers Faire in
Milwaukee September 24th.

Four members will discuss and demonstrate lace to the Christian Women's group - Basilica of St. Joseph in Milwaukee on September 25th.  (Rose Ann, Pat, Jan, and Marilee) 

Makers Faire in November - as it is on Thanksgiving weekend, opted not to participate.

Jan shared her projects from the IOLI convention along with her enjoyment of the week.  She was one of 300 participants that received a convention bag with many favors - earrings, pen, notebook, tissue cover, crochet bobbin holder, bobbin cloth holder, thread, magnet for picking up pins, liberty bell, needle case, trash bag, pin cushion, scrunchies, wooden box and Hersey Kiss mouse.  Passed around several books with patterns. 

 Convention DVD viewed by Barbara Gordon and returned to Fran.

2018 IOLI convention will be in San Antonio, TX July 22-28.  Handout with list of instructors was passed out.

Sharing portion of meeting:   

Barbara made more beautiful ice drops. 

Sylvia has her flower basket on background fabric and the group suggested finishing touches.  She also has done flowers for window to keep birds out. She also had showed us a redwork project completed.

Marilee showed us her heart bracelet in development and a lovely wire trimmed necklace.

Trish and Therese shared how lace was used in quilts at the
Madison quilt show. 

Remember to keep track of your lace hours - IOLI has an updated online form to use. Do not have to enter "seconds," only hours and minutes spaces. You do not have to be an IOLI member to submit hours for the hours to count for our chapter.  Categories to keep track of are: demonstrating lace, travel time to and from event, preparation time preceding event, gratis teaching, programs presented and other type of hours used to promote lace. 

Next Meeting - October 14th, Festival Foods, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., 3207-80th Street, Kenosha, WI, room on second floor, back right corner of building, access by stairs or elevator.  Discuss Torchon Lace Workshop to be led by Gwendolyn Wylie.  Information emailed by Rose Ann regarding class options.  Bring your current projects to share.

November 11th - retreat - Pat will teach Carrickmacross.  This will be 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  at the Avalon Parc Clubhouse,  potluck lunch.  Remember, if you want to BYOP (bring your own project), there is plenty of space.  Let Pat know if you need a kit by October 1st.  Homework is required prior to retreat, so Pat will host a session at her home on October 21st for those who are new to the grounding technique.  Details were sent in email from her. 

December 9th - Potluck at Pat's with gift exchange.  Dues of $6 will also be collected.. 

Happy Lacing

Rose Ann Ambrowiak