Saturday, July 6, 2024

Save the Dates ....

2025 I.O.L.I. Convention

Co-hosted w/The Dallas Lace Society

Westin Dallas Park Central

(part of the Marriott Chain)

12720 Merit Drive

Dallas, TX 75251

Tours of Dallas on Wednesday of the convention.

Lace Contest: The Heart of Texas

w/heart included in the design


Sunday, June 23, 2024

Lace Bits


July 11-13, 2024

Seventh Annual
Tatting Corner Tat Days

Chesterfield, Indiana USA

Details can be found on their web site - Link Here.

   Interesting information 

"ABCs of Tatting" - All about Being Creative
Ridgecrest Conference Center

Ridgecrest, NC
August 22 - 25, 2024

Link here for teachers.
Link here for 2024 schedule

FLLG Annual Retreat 
"Lace for All Seasons"

Casowasco Camp + Retreat Center
158 Casowasco Drive
Moravia, NY

September 5-8, 2024

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

IOLI Convention - Public Day

FREE and open to ANYONE AND EVERYONE! Bring your family! Bring your friends! Spend a couple of hours viewing the AMAZING works of art our teachers produce!! Visit our Vendor Hall…oh, so MANY goodies!!! Visit our Display room where lacers display their work.
Are you a “crafty” person? Maybe you’re not but want to see something different AND FREE!
Come one. Come all! You’re invited to the 71st annual International Organization of Lace, Inc. (I.O.L.I.) Public Day. Hosted by I.O.L.I. and the Music City Lacers. Entry is free.
Imagine: Enter into a kaleidoscope-fantasy entryway with July 4th balloons EVERYWHERE. Smell the popcorn, hear the music. Then as you walk along the aisle, view the Bobbin Lace, Tatting, Knitting, and SO MUCH MORE. Teachers (20+ teachers from so many different lace disciplines) displaying their designed and worked art pieces.
Proceed into the vendor room where there is something for everyone; books, tools, finished items for sale, mementoes, jewelry…oh, so much more!!! Then, when you can tear yourself away from all the goodness, proceed out the door down to where you can partake of a bag of popcorn and a glass of lemonade. REMEMBER: only the first 50 get the free popcorn and lemonade.
Maybe then, you follow the signs to the display room where people have set up displays for their art. Spend some time here and marvel at the talent, the colors; the DIVERSITY of lace.
Come early!! Stay Late!!! We hope to see you there.
Events to see: The Teacher Showcase, the Vendor Hall, and the Display Room. So much to see. So little time to see it in!!
WHEN: July 5th, 2024, 6p.m. to 9p.m.
WHERE: Franklin Marriott Cool Springs Hotel
700 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin, TN USA


Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Annual Dues

 Reminder:  Membership dues

It is time to Renew your Membership.

Annual Dues are $10.00.

Please contact 
Membership Chair
with comments/questions
         Email Carolyn at
New members are welcome!

Lafayette Lacemakers, Inc.,  is open to people interested in any aspect of lace
and lacemaking.  We extend our invitation to you to become better acquainted with lace.

Annual dues are
$10.00 per year

(July through June)

Lafayette Lacemakers provides support + resources for new lacemakers.  
Becoming a member of the lace group 
will not only put you in touch with other lace makers, 
but keep you up-to-date on what is happening in the lace world.

Monday, June 10, 2024

July program announcement .... Lace pillows + follow-up for icicle patterns/projects

Do you have one of these?   A roller pillow needing to have the roller re-done?  Do I keep the foam thingie?   Do I wrap with wool blanket.   Do I wrap with wool batting.   What should I do to get the roller in condition for use .....  sewing thread?  staple gun?  small nails?   glue?  

Our July program will be on make-overs and fix-er-ups for our
bobbin lace pillows.  Bought a second hand pillow?  Have a pillow that needs a little pick me up?   If you have one in the closet - needing repair, or you need another pair of hands to assist in repair, or could use some advice from one of our members -- who have already fixed or refurbished a pillow....   Bring it in July -- perhaps a repair can be made, or a suggestion offered!!

Bring scissors, fabric, tools, thread, glue, ribbon, what ever you think might be needed ; )

For members who missed an icicle program, there is time to catch up!   E-mail Carolyn re. pattern, kit, supplies needed.

Our July program will also include time to work on the beaded bobbin lace pattern and the beaded tatted icicle patterns.   Any comments and/or questions can be addressed.

Members please submit:   
Annual Dues July 2024-June 2025.
Volunteer hours to Dagmar each month.