Lacemakers and Collectors Exchange


(Please send possible dates and locations so they can be added here to the webmaster.)

Upcoming Events:


In 2016 Reenactors from L.A.C.E. were Donna Fousek, Brenda Glenn and Al & Janet Frederickson. 
Al came along and spun wool on his Spining Wheel. However, we are looking for demonstrators for 2018.  Read on down.

 Donna Fousek & Brenda Glenn  Al and Janet Frederickson.

The Goose Lake Prairie Partners are looking for fiber arts demonstrations for their upcoming Cabin Festival Saturday June 2, 2018. Any of the lacing types is acceptable. Hours are from 10 to 3 and period dress is required, particularily 1800s. This event is held near the Cragg Cabin at Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area near Morris, IL. 
If you are interested contact
Susie Johnson.  We provide a lunch.


Members at Naperville Settlement 20132018 date will be published soon.  (from 1:00 p.m. to  4:00 p.m.) Trades and Crafts Day at Naperville Settlement.  We were invited to demonstrate lacemaking again at this event.    Time is from 1 to 4 p.m.  Naperville settlement is located at 523 S. Webster Street, Naperville, IL 50540.  Visit their website:

Nancy Jones, Donna Fousek and Kate Wild participated in this demonstration in 2013.






September 16 & 17, 2018;, times is from 12-5 PM both days.
(921 School Street, Lisle, IL 60532 - 630-968-0499) Experience the roots and early history of Lisle at the Museums at Lisle Station Park! Depot Days features food, entertainment, family fun and more! Enjoy blacksmithing demonstrations, grind corn, sample some old-fashioned homemade apple pie and see for yourself what life was like almost 100 years ago.  See for more information.

In 2013, Susie J., Donna F., & Nancy Tweed were at Lisle Depot Days Saturday September 14th. 
Susie Lacing at Lisle Depot Days 2013 Donna Lacing at Lisle Depot Days 2013 Nancy at Lisle Depot Days 2013 Donna with Kristina Ott


Susie was on the floor of the ole mill demonstrating Bobbin Lace with samples of both bobbin lace and tatting so people could see the difference.Old Mill Fall Fest Sunday, September 16th, Times are from 11 am to 5 pm, 427 W. Corning Ave., Peotone, IL.  Enjoy participating in a part of History.  Don't Miss  the Antiques and Exhibits on three floors of the mill.  Old Time Crafts, Demos, Sales.  A lunch is provided.

We have participated in this festival in the past.  The number to call is Helen Bieronski at

Susie J. demonstrated last year on the main floor of the ole mill.  She carried a small exhibit of the difference between bobbin lace and tatting for those who confuse the two.







The following items includes hints for setting up a informative demonstration on lace.

Members: Keep track of your demonstration and volunteer hours. They will be called for by our I.O.L.I. Liaison.
The hours you spend preparing for your work as an officer, classes, teaching and more, count toward this total.
See printable pdf forms available on the
membership page to report your Volunteer/Demo hours. 

The reporting year runs from May 1st to May 1st.  However, Nancy Tweed requests you turn in your volunteer hours in April

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