Monday, December 8, 2014


Please check your e-mail for details of the Lafayette Lacemaker's holiday gathering.
Bring a dish to share - optional gift exchange.   Comments?   Questions?   
Contact Sally 

Saturday, December 13th
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Indiana Lace Day 2015, REVISED FLYER

Events Include:

Contest with cash prizes

Click HERE for Lace Contest details


Aebi's Woodworking / John and Carol Aebi

Lacemaking + Needle Arts / Kathy Kirchner

Van Sciver Bobbin Lace / Holly Van Sciver

Lacemaking is Egg-citing!

Saturday, April 11, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Eastern Time

638 North Street
Lafayette, Indiana

Please note the change of
venue from previous years.

The photograph on flyer is
Carolyn Regnier's winning
entry from Indiana Lace Day
2013:  Flowers in Bloom

Revised 02012015 / SJC 010515 Flyer

Lace Contest: Open to all Lacemakers


Lacemaking is

Contest Rules for
Indiana Lace Day
April 11, 2015

Click on flyer for larger image or click on THIS LINK 
for larger image and details.

Contest open to ALL LACEMAKERS

Cash Prizes Awarded:  
     $15.00 - First Place
     $10.00 - Second Place
     $ 5.00 - Third Place

Winners chosen by Popular Vote - Each Indiana Lace Day 2015 guest
          will receive one ticket for voting.

Voting will begin on April 11, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m.
Winngers will be announced at 3:00 p.m.

Comments?   Questions?    contact Sally Carter.

-----  The photograph on the flyer is Carolyn Regnier's winning entry from
Indiana Lace Day 2013, Flowers in Bloom.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Save the Date

Lacemakers and Collectors Exchange announce:

(Illinois)   Lace Day 2015 

SAVE THE DATE:    June 13, 2015

Lace Vendors
Lace Exhibit
Beginning Bobbin Lace Class

Downers, Grove, Illinois, USA

Website Link - click HERE
Facebook Link - click HERE

Monday, August 18, 2014

Lace Contest

EDITED -- Updated Links 18 July 2015

 2015 Lace Contest Announcement

IOLI and Doris Southard Lace Guild
announce the lace contest theme.

"Lace on the Prairie"

The richness of Iowa and life on the American prairie is calling you for 2015.  With the use of at least one colored thread, be inspired by this beautiful part of the country. 

Your inspiration can come from the amber waves of grain, the indigenous people of the area, the beautiful wildflowers or the unique prairie animals.
Be inspired by this wonderful part of the country as you explore the contest theme of

"Lace on the Prairie"

CLICK HERE   to download the Lace Contest Entry Form.

CLICK HERE   to download the Lace Contest Rules.
Postmark deadline for submitting entries is on or before July 1, 2015

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Global Fest

Program for August 30, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Global Fest

From Facebook page

Held at the:
  • 222 N Chauncey Ave
  • West Lafayette, Indiana 47906
  • U.S.A.

Please note, under demonstrations:   Lacemakers

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

tatting events ...

Zig-Zag Corner Quilts & Baskets
A Garden of Tatting
November 6-8, 2014
Greenfield, Indiana USA

Details for the 14th Annual Tatting Days:  Link HERE

Tatting Workshop
Saturday, October 4, 2014
9am - 4pm
(near) St. Louis, Missouri USA

Details for the Workshop:  Link HERE

C O N T E S T:
for contest details

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Applications ....

Announcement from 
The Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild:    

The Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild, of Spokane WA, is now accepting teacher applications for our 19th Annual Tatting Days and Workshop. Our theme for 2015 is “A Touch of Victorian Charm”, and the workshop will be held on April 17-18.

Have you:
        Designed a new and/or unique pattern or project?
        Developed a new technique or updated an old one?
        Updated an old pattern with modern techniques?
        Found a pattern or technique that you would like to share?
        Re-invented the wheel?
If yes, we are interested in hearing from you.

We are seeking a mix of creative projects and a variety of techniques for all
skill levels. The patterns do not need to relate to our theme, and may be
original, published, fun, funky innovative, quirky or unique.

Complete information is now available on our website at:

Patti Duff
Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Needle Lace: Holiday Ornaments

The next class, following the August meeting, will be needle lace.    The needle lace ornament program will be led by Dagmar F.    Patterns available at previous meeting - or check your e-mail for patterns / attachments.

Participants will have more time for filling stitches if the patterns are prepared ahead of time.  The finished ornament(s) could be used on the Haan Masion wreath we are donating this year.

Ornaments will be sold individually + wreath (unsold ornaments) will be returned to our chapter for future use.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tatted Heart

The July program is:

Georgia Seitz Split Ring Tatted Heart [revisited]

Two shuttles, wound CTM, will be used with Size 20 crochet cotton [recommended]   Please see e-mail and newsletter for details.   

Monday, July 7, 2014

34th Annual Ithaca Lace Day + Conference

The Finger Lakes Lace Guild
presents the
34th Annual Ithaca lace Day + Conference

October 10-13, 2014

Ramada Inn Airport
2310 N Triphammer Rd
Ithaca, NY

"The Saturday exhibitions, sales room + lecture
are FREE and Open to the public.


Visit the Finger Lakes lace Guild site, Link HERE

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Reminder ....

 "A Golden Rush of Lace"

If you are participating in the 2014 Lace Contest

during the IOLI Convention [Sacramento, CA] ...

your entry needs to be postmarked by July 1st.

Lace Contest information - Link HERE.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

June class ...

Following the June meeting, our class will be a
Beaded Amulet Bag.

Members:  Please check your e-mail for supply list (details).   Anne R will bring instructions for both crocheted and knitted amulet bags, using size 10 or size 3 crochet thread/fiber.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Contest ...

The Shuttlebirds announce their contest for 2015.   The Theme is :  Victorian Charm.   Currently, there are SIX categories - contest open to all tatters.   Attendance at their annual workshop is not required.   For additional details, follow THIS LINK.   

Direct Link:

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Save the dates ....

Edited 5/21/2014:

12th Annual
Tat Days 2014
September 5-6

"Tatting, Tea and Toffee"

Teachers announced:
Sally Biggers USA
Victoria Clarke Canada
Jane Eborall UK
Sandra Eichelberger USA
Martha Ess USA
Pam Freck USA
Randy Houtz USA
Nina Libin USA
Sharren S. Morgan USA
Erin Holloway Moseley USA
Georgia Seitz USA
Tonya Smith USA
Karey Solomon USA
Donna Thompson USA
Shawna Wachs USA

More information available soon.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Tatting in Saint Louis - “Strawberry Time”

Tatting in Saint Louis - “Strawberry Time” 
 Friday and Saturday June 6th & 7th, 2014 
Located at Family Vision Library 
2020 Parkway Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376 

TEACHERS: Kaye Judt; Jennifer Titus and Tamie Allis

Sponsored by: 
Zig-Zag Corner Quilts & Baskets LLC, Greenfield, IN 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Rainbows and Butterflies

The Portland Lace Society is hosting the 2015 Northwest Regional Lace Conference from June 18-21, 2015.  It will be held in Newberg, OR at the George Fox University. The weekend will include classes, vendors, tours, and lots of fun with fellow lace makers! 

Here are the classes being offered:    For more details about the classes, see LINK here.    

  • Beds and Bucks – all levels:  Elizabeth Peterson
  • Continuing Skills in Bobbin Lace:  Lynda Libby
  • Flanders/Binche:   Sally Schoenberg
  • Idrija:  Allie Marguccio
  • Milanese Lace – all levels:  Louise Colgan
  • Spania Dolina:  Dagmar Beckal-Machyckova
  • Tape Laces – Russian, Schneeberger and more:  Maria Provencher
  • Wire Lace:  Kim Davis
  • Knitting – Fundamentals of Orenburg, Intarsia Lace, Russian Style:  Galina Khmeleva
  • Knotted Lace featuring Butterflies and Flowers:  Elena Dickson
  • Needle Lace Rainbow Butterfly:  Nancy Evans
  • Romanian Point Lace:  Sylvia Murariu
  • Tatting Treasures:  Venessa Godfrey

  • Link to Lace Contest - HERE.
    Link to Flyer - Here

    Link to site - HERE

    Retreat + Workshop opportunity

    Hurry .... Registration Feb 1 to May 5th.

    New England Lace Group hosting Annual Retreat + Workshops at Sacred Hearts Retreat Center in Wareham, Massachusetts.   Ulrike Voelcker + Holly Van Sciver will be offering workshops.  

    Link to Information - HERE

    Link to Web site - HERE - Direct Link:

    Friday, April 25, 2014

    The Lace Issue ....

    Dianna S
    for having your Bobbin Lace
    article published in the current Lace Issue of

    Table of Contents (and some photos) - link HERE.

    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    Announcements ....

    Members, please check your e-mail re. supplies + details (including photographs of the project) regarding the May Program:   Iris Folding.   

    Circle City Lacers are hosting a Tondor Lace workshop in September.   See the flyer attached to e-mail.   Flyer will also be included with the next newsletter.    

    The workshop on Tondor Lace will be taught by Bobbi Donnelly.  It will be held in Plainfield, Indiana [apx 60 miles from Lafayette, IN] at the Baymont Inn and Suites.   

    The cost for the workshop will be $30/day or $100/all for days.    


    P.S.   I went on-line and found a link from a workshop held in Virginia, by Bobbi Donnelly.   If you are interested in seeing some photographs, visit this LINK.   

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    Annual Membership Dues

    R e m i n d e r ....

    are $10.00 per year

    [July - June].

    Please bring your dues to the May meeting 
    - or mail payment to the Treasurer.    

    Checks are to be made payable to 
    Lafayette Lacemakers, Inc.

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

    Volunteer Hours

    R e m i n d e r ....

    Regional needs the volunteer hours from each charter by May 3rd.  
    The hours for "group events" are already being tracked.   

    Please tally up your individual time and turn in to Cathy K
    by Sunday, April 27th.

    See Newsletter for further information.

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    On-Going Reminders ....

    Small lace samples needed for:
    Tippecanoe County Fair
    Global Festival
    Feast of the Hunters' Moon
    Dickens of a Christmas

    Items needed for the Feast:
    Lengths of tatting or bobbin lace for trim
    Dorset Buttons
    Lucet Cord

    Samples for the sample book
    being put together by Rosemary.

    Thursday, March 6, 2014

    Program: Irish Crochet

    Spring is coming!

    This Saturday, March 8, is our next meeting.  The scheduled program is an Irish crochet project, presented by Anne Reaves.  

    SuppliesBring fingering weight yarn with appropriate crochet hook, or if you're really brave and have great vision, bring size 10 crochet cotton and appropriate hook. 

    (Appropriate hook means you know if you crochet to gauge, tighter than gauge, or looser than gauge.)


    DMC Pattern Library:   Irish Crochet Lace 

    Irish Crochet Lace:    10 FREE Patterns:   

    Antique Pattern Library:   Irish Crochet

    Visual Index - link HERE

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

    Workshop Announcement

    Three-Day Bobbin Lace
    Workshop with Holly Van Sciver

    March 29-31, 2014

    West Lafayette, Indiana   USA

    Class size is limited.   $155.00.  
    Contact Cathy K for more information.

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

    2014 Love of Lace, Livonia, MI (USA)

    Saturday, May 31, 2014    11am to 4pm

    Livonia Public Library
    Botsford Educational Building
    32777 Five Mile Road
    Livonia, MI

    Public Welcome
    Free Admission

    On-Going Reminders ....

    At the end of the fiscal year, we turn in a volunteer hour count
     to IOLI as part of our 501(3), tax exempt status.

    Members report their unpaid time spent
    during the meetings.

    Keep Track of volunteer hours ... Those hours can consist of:
    -Demonstration Hours.  Event Chair will keep track of group demonstration hours, you are responsible for other events.
    -Travel time to and from demonstrations
    -Preparation time for meetings or programs
    -Lafayette Lacemakers Board or Committee work
    -IOLI Board work
    -Making of items to be given away or donated
    -Gratis Teaching.  

    Link to Form HERE

    Sunday, January 5, 2014

    January 11th: Tatting Split Rings

    Following the business meeting [see Agenda in your e-mail], the program will be on 
    Tatted Split Rings.    

    If you have done splint rings:  please bring two shuttles, wound with two different colors and scissors.    You may want to bring extra shuttles and thread to try the split ring pattern(s).  

    If you already know how to do split rings in tatting, Cathy will have two doodad patterns that use split rings and books with patterns that use split rings.

    P.S.   If interested, the 2014 
    Tat It and See will begin tomorrow.

    Follow THIS LINK for details.

    If you have FaceBook - visit HERE.

    The Blog Site link is HERE, if you would 
    like to follow along.