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Upcoming Events:

NOTE: Lace Classes Follow the
General Membership Meetings
held both in person
and over Zoom.

The upcoming meetings on:

January 21, 2023
February 18, 2023
March 18, 2023

Meetings  will be both in-person at the Elmhurst Library and over Zoom (link to follow). 
at the
Elmhurst Public Library,
125 S Prospect Ave,
Elmhurst, IL 60126.

10 A.M.-2 P.M.

To join over Zoom, request a link from kanellaatc@yahoo.com .

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Dear Lace Members,

   Lacemakers all over the world have demonstrated their resilience during the pandemic. We’ve had to ADAPT…and we DID!
Many groups have continued to meet and encourage each other long distance via available internet platforms. I’m happy to say that our group has kept up the monthly meetings via Zoom, restarted the Newsletter and we have even found new lacing friends.
Other positives are being able to hear lectures and take classes from instructors all around the world. The number of online class opportunities has increased. This year the IOLI convention or UnCon 2.0 will be virtual and the classes offered by the Lace Museum. The Doily Free Zone has a virtual symposium and lace camp in June as well. The OIDFA-USA site also includes an invitation to the Free OIDFA lectures as well. There are plenty of opportunities to interact with other lacers, learn and share ideas.
As wonderful as all those opportunities are…it is really nice when you attend an in person meeting or workshop. Chatting and lacing, unlacing and complaining…and I hope soon we will be able to include that in our activities soon.
   This July/August LACE will have a display in the Orland Park Library. If you are in the area pop in and take a look.
   Meanwhile, keep in touch, attend a zoom meeting if only to say hello and let us know what you are doing. Send in photos of your latest lace work for Show and Tell.

   If anyone is interested in learning bobbin lace email us, we can figure out a way to get you started. Email me kanellaatc@yahoo.com and visit a zoom meeting as well.

Happy Lacing,
Past-President Kanella

2023 International Convention Notes
Does it feel like the year is starting to fly by? It does on our end.However, you don't want to miss the excitement of the 2023 I.O.L.I. convention coming this JUNE!

Don’t forget . . . tomorrow, February 15, is the official opening of registration for the 2023 Convention in Sparks, Nevada.


If you want to make sure your registration is logged on opening day, make sure to register at



For more convention information, visit https://convention2023.internationalorganizationoflace.org/home 


. . .and don't forget to make your hotel reservation at the same time!


If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Belinda Belisle, Convention Chair, at  conventionchair@internationalorganizationoflace.org


Voting for Winners of Artistic Trading Cards Contest
was held at the virtual meeting November 20th, 2020
Click here for complete list of all the cards. Winners are identified.

Photo-story on the Guild's Lace Display at the
Orland Park Public Libary is included in our Guild News Blog.

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