Lighthouse Lacers
1984 - 2024

September 2023 Lighthouse Lacers Newsletter

The August meeting was attended by seven members.
The following items were discussed: IOLI 2024 convention will be in
Franklin, TN on July 1-6 at the Marriott, 700 Cool Springs Blvd. The lace contest will be a musical ornament. There is a Russian Tape Lace workshop in Cleveland, OH on Oct 7,8, and 9. Let me know if you want the email with information.Next year will be the 40th anniversary of our Guild with IOLI. Think about ways to celebrate our lace journey. Jan shared highlights of the IOLI convention. About 200 attended. The convention favors were available at check-in and meals.  Items she brought back included: luggage tag, threads, bobbin holder, notebook, light holder, needle pickup, scissors, pin, wooden angel and a “don’t touch your thread” holder. She enjoyed all her instructors and classes. Next meeting she will share the tatting done at her other retreat. Show and tell included three dimensional items by Sylvia, along with Idrija birds, dollhouse rug and tablecloth and current LACE journal with her work.
Helen shared she laced in Puerto Rico with her Mom and Aunt and made lace trim for a blouse, bookmarks with five spider types, and earrings. Her red work quilt won a blue ribbon at a local show. We had many items brought in for sharing that found new homes. The rest of the meeting was led by Cathy as we started our Lace angels. We will complete the fill-in lace work (Romanian point) at our October meeting. If you have your binders from a previous workshop, bring them; otherwise, my binder will be available for you to make copies at the library. There are five kits available for the project as 12 were purchased by our Guild.

The meeting is October 14th from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Southside public library Conference Room A, which is to the right of the desk, in Kenosha, 7979 - 38th Street.

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 9: Luncheon, dues, election of officers, optional gift exchange and purchase tree for Hospice.

2024 IOLI convention in Nashville, TN - July 1 - 6

Happy Lacing