Friday, August 16, 2019


The Dallas Lace Society


Third Quarter Newsletter
August 2019

Letter from the President

Dear lacemaking friends,

Hope the summer heat is providing you with plenty of cool indoor time for lace.

Kathy Ogle, Stacy Tackett, Sherry Mathers, Heather Norris, Amy Groff and I enjoyed our time at the IOLI convention in Spokane Valley. The accommodations were good and had a wonderful outdoor dining area to enjoy the cool Washington air. We were served plenty of Walla Walla Washington sweet onion dishes. Who knew there were so many ways to serve onions! We are looking forward to next year’s convention in Mesa, Arizona.


Our next workshop will be with Louise Colgan from October 5 thru 7. Sign up information will be sent via email. After our membership has had a chance to enroll, I will send an invitation to the other nearby lace groups through our IOLI Central Regional Director. If you have any skill you would like to share or a lace you would like to learn please speak up and we can see if it can be arranged into a group activity.

Dorothy has offered to teach us Tenerife lace making. Who would be interested?

Kathy has offered to host a lace retreat for members at her east Texas cabin and the club house nearby. She has room to sleep quite a few and there are cabins to rent nearby. We could have a teacher or just get together and lace. We just need to decide on a date. Who would be interested?

Our next volunteer opportunity is the Plano Quilt Show on August 9 and 10. After that there will probably be a date for us to demo at the State Fair. I hope many of you have entered items for judging at this year’s fair. It is wonderful to see them displayed when we are volunteering at the fair.

Our, now famous author, member Vivian Lincoln has published a book “All About Chappy” available on Amazon under the nom d plum MuttonHead.
Nine-year-old Chappy is a curious, adventurous child who lives with his family in the hamlet of Annieville, Mississippi. Just three-square city blocks, this village is cursed with a kind of sadness and misery everyone knows about, but it’s a topic no one dares to speak of. Annieville lacks any aspect of joy or happiness; the concept of fun has long since packed its bags and departed.
One day, Chappy decides to run away from home. He has no idea, nor does he care, what effect his decision to leave will have on his family


or community. He just wants to experience what’s on the other side of the bridge. Little does he know, his plan ultimately improves his life and the lives of the other local children.
A modern fairy tale, All about Chappy shares a story about empowerment, confidence, optimism, and offers a better understanding of the world.

Congratulations Vivian.

Our next business meeting will be October 29, 2019.

Best to you all,
Marilyn

Birthdays

September 22 – Norbert Wahn
September 26 – Susan Merritt
September 28 – Pat Kuhler
October 7 – Arthiss Kliever
October 29 – Marilyn Waisanen


Library News

The Dallas Lace Society is your source for all types of bobbin lace books. The Library is available online at ONLINE at LIBIB.COM. If you would like to reserve a copy of any of the books in our library, please contact Arthiss and make arrangements to pick the book up at a meeting or have it mailed directly to you. For any requests or questions, Arthiss can be reached at arthiss.kliever@gmail.com.

Workshops


Our Fall Workshop will feature Louise Colgan and is scheduled for October 5 – 7th. We will be meeting At Debbie Stone's house from 9:30 til 4:30. Please contact Marilyn if you would like to register for the class at 972-407-1775 or 214-536-1251. It will cost $120, payable to the Dallas Lace Society. You an mail your check to her at 1918 Olive St., Apt. 801, Dallas, TX 75248. We have room for 12 students so please sign up as soon as you can as the class will fill quickly.


Demos

Our demo at the Plano Quilt Show Aug. 9th and 10th went well this year and we had a lot of interest in our group.

We are set to demo at the State Fair of Texas on October 15th. There will be a morning shift from 10 until noon or so and the afternoon shift is from 1 to 4. There will be a couple of parking passes and complimentary tickets for those who volunteer to work. It's a great venue in the Creative Arts Bldg. Please let Kelly Day know if you would like to participate at 214-616-0066.

Lacemaker's Hand Scrub





Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid
  • 40 drops lemon essential oil
  • 1/2 pint storage jar


Directions:
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and pour into storage jar. Now you can do those gardening chores and garlicy meals anytime you want. Just use this scrub to clean your hands before getting back into your lacework. It will clean and deoderize your hands all at once. You can also substitute other essential oils if you like.








Membership in The Dallas Lace Society

The cost is only $15 a year. If you have not renewed, please do so ASAP. For questions, contact our new membership chairman Kathy Ogle at
We currently have 34 members.

Meetings – Every Tuesday at Forest Green Library
11 am to 3 pm
*Second Saturday of each month from 1 pm to 4 pm
*barring scheduled library events


Next business meeting will be Oct. 29th, 2019

To contribute content or edit info, contact


The Dallas Lace Society


Second Quarter Newsletter
May 2019

Letter from the President


Dear lacemaking friends,

How are those lace projects going? Be sure to send photos and comments to Kelly for the web page. It is fun to see what others are working on – share successes and problems.

We are enjoying our fresh, clean meeting room at the library. I know the staff will all be glad when they have a new building. They have put a construction fence around the property that I think the building will go on. May be looking at the wrong lot though!

As you all know we were blessed with large donations of lace supplies and books. Pat Grummitt that I mentioned last month, Mary Ellen Beaty, and from the daughter of a Houston lace maker, Margaret Sheppard. Their generosity and support of our group greatly improved the financial position for the future and the scope of our library. We had a great dispersal of items on a Saturday afternoon and orders via email. Thanks to all of you that participated.

Arthiss spent many an hour integrating the donated books into our library and preparing listings to sell the books we already had a copy of. Our library has been greatly enriched by these wonderful donations.

We had an enjoyable workshop with Cathy Morris hosted by Arthiss in her beautiful arts and crafts patio room. It is always fun to see the beautiful Honiton lace pieces Cathy has made and to have her patient, knowledgeable help with our many different projects. If you think of any type of lace that you would like a workshop on, please speak up and if we have enough interest, we can start looking for a teacher. One suggestion by Kathy Ogle is a class in Tenerife Lace. Also, if you have a skill you would like to teach please speak up. We have Louise scheduled for Oct 5 thru 7, 2019 and Sept 26 thru 28, 2020. Mark your calendars now.

Our next demonstration opportunities include the Quilt Plano show August 9 and 10 from 9AM to 5PM. We have also been invited to present at two clubs and Dorothy has agreed to give our talk while we demonstrate making lace. They are for the Dallas Needlework and Textile Guild on February 13, 2020 and the Bay View Century Club on January 9, 2020. I imagine we will be asked to demo at the State Fair too.

Our next business meeting will be July 30, 2019.

Best to you all,
Marilyn




Birthdays

May 16 – Norell Mounger
May 18 – Janet Ward
May 30 – Rowena Billow
May 31 – Peggy Talley
June 2 – Hiroko Okuno
June 7 – Sherry Mathers
June 21 – Barbara Roth
June 27 – Sam Jones
July 20 – Pat Bailey
July 22 – Deborogh Stone
July 30 – Dorothy Morgan
July 31 – Paula Moss

Workshops

Thanks Cathy Morris for the very helpful workshop in April.

We plan to have another workshop Oct. 5 - 7th with Louise Colgan onn Milanese Lace. Stay tuned for more infomarion about registration.

Demos

Our next demo is at the Plano Quilt Show, scheduled for Aug. 9th and 10th.

If that's ot enough, the State Fair of Texas begins in late Sept. and we should be asked to demo there as well.

Please go to bigtex.com and check out the registration and entry dates ASAP if you plan to enter a piece this year!

Potato Chip Lace Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup old fashion oats
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (1 3/4oz) Maple Bacon Kettle Brand Potato Chips
Directions:
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Place oats and almonds in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Transfer to a bowl and stir in flour and salt.
In a small sauce pan, combine sugar, butter, corn syrup and heavy cream and stir over medium heat. Bring mixture a rolling boil and let boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly, 3 or 4 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Pour over dry mixture and stir to combine. Set aside until cool enough to handle.
Use a sturdy spatula or wooden spoon and fold in potato chips, breaking chips into pieces as it is being folded into the dough. Use your hands to form 1-inch dough balls, making sure to pack each ball tight. Place balls on prepared baking sheet, about 3-inches apart (cookies will spread).
Bake 1 pan at a time, until center of cookies are golden and edges are light brown, about 10-13 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside for 1-2 minutes, or until cookies hold their shape when lifted from the pan. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.


2019 IOLI Convevntion

The International Organization of Lace Annual Convention will be held in Spokan, Washington, co-hosted by Walla Walla Lacy Lacers and Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild July 21st – 27th. .

To get details go to:
You will find all of the information you need to register for your classes as well as reserve your hotel room.

Library News

The Dallas Lace Society is your source for all types of bobbin lace books. The Library is available online at ONLINE at LIBIB.COM. If you would like to reserve a copy of any of the books in our library, please contact Arthiss and make arrangements to pick the book up at a meeting or have it mailed directly to you. For any requests or questions, Arthiss can be reached at arthiss.kliever@gmail.com.



Membership in The Dallas Lace Society

The cost is only $15 a year. If you have not renewed, please do so ASAP. For questions, contact our new membership chairman Kathy Ogle at
We currently have 31 members.


Meetings – Every Tuesday at Forest Green Library
11 am to 3 pm
*Second Saturday of each month from 1 pm to 4 pm
*barring scheduled library events

Next business meeting will be July 30th, 2019

To contribute content or edit info, contact

Sunday, March 3, 2019


The Dallas Lace Society


First Quarter Newsletter
February 2019

Letter from the President

Dear Lacers,

I hope the new year is being good to you all and you are finding time to lace.

As many of you know,, our meeting room at the library was covered in mold and we were afraid we were going to have to find a new meeting place. Thankfully they have remediated the mold and renovated the room. We should be able to use it starting this week. The story is that construction will begin on a new library in April. The lot is south of Forest on Greenville. The same side as Braum’s but further south, across Greenville from a medical clinic. I didn’t see any signs of construction last week as I drove past but will keep an eye on it.

We had a lovely Christmas party with plenty of door prizes and raffle items to keep us excited. The lace exchange, as always, brought out some beautiful pieces of lace and craft work for us to admire. Always enjoyable to spend time with good people.

If you think of any type of lace that you would like a workshop on, please speak up and if we have enough interest, we can start looking for a teacher. We hope to have details on Cathy Morris’s workshop scheduled for April 6 and 7 soon. We are not sure about a fall workshop with Louise. Her mother had been ill, so she was traveling to be with her as much as possible. Sadly, her mother died February 5th. Her mailing address is 36481 Dijon Drive, Newark, CA 94560 if you would like to send a note.

Our next demonstration will be the Dallas Quilt show on March 8, 9 and 10. Sign up schedule will be sent out soon. I certainly hope you can participate. Quilt Plano will be August 9 and 10. I imagine we will be asked to demo at the State Fair too. We even have a presentation scheduled for Feb 13, 2020 with the Dallas Needlework and Textile Guild. Dorothy has volunteered to talk about lace and its history and others of us can demo.

We have received a generous and extensive donation of lace books and supplies from Patricia Grummitt of Fairview. Rowena remembers her from the 1988 convention time and that she gave a workshop in McKinney organized by Barbara Roth during the 90s. Her friends tell me she was a lace teacher for many years. Miss Pat, as her friends call her, had to give up lacing and is now moving to assisted living. She wanted her lace supplies to go to lacers who would make good use of them. Arthiss has been happily sorting through the 140 or so books and will be adding to our library and marketing the duplicates. I have been organizing and cleaning the lace supplies and now have them ready for selling. Emails will follow!

Our next business meeting will be April 30, 2019.

Best to you all,

Marilyn





Birthdays

February 8 Opal McCleary
February 18 Kelly Day
February 28 Liliana Wahn
March 7 Kathy Ogle
March 20 Stacy Tackett



No-Bake Springtime Cookies



Ritz Crackers
Peanut Butter and/or Nutella
Pink Candy Meltsl
Sprinkles
Wax Paper

Spread each cracker with peanut butter or Nutella or BOTH!. Stick two crackers together. Melt your chocolate in a microwave and dip each cracker sandwich until covered, allowing the excess to run off. Place on wax paper to cool and drop on your sprinkles. Cool completely.







Library News

The Dallas Lace Society was srecently gifted many great books and other pieces from Patricia Grummitt, gifted lacer and teacher. Arthiss has already started going through them to get them organized, catalogued and ready for us to use. Stay tuned for updates!

The Dallas Lace Society Library is now ONLINE at LIBIB.COM.
For more information about the DLS Library, contact
Arthiss Kliever at arthiss.kliever@gmail.com.




Demos

Our next scheduled demo will be at the Dallas Quilt Show March 8 - 10 of 2019 at Dallas Market Hall. Start thinking about when you would like to sign up for that. It's a nice venue and a great time to show off our craft!

We also plan to demo at the Plano Quilt Show, scheduled for Aug. 9th and 10th.

If that's ot enough, the State Fair begins in late Sept. and we should be asked to demo there as well.

Please go to bigtex.com and check out the registration and entry dates ASAP if you plan to enter a piece this year!






Workshops

Our Spring worrk shop will be led by our own Cathy Morris on April 6th and 7th! We will fill you in on the details as soon as the arrangements have been made.




2019 IOLI Convevntion

The International Organization of Lace Annual Convention will be held in Spokan, Washington, co-hosted by Walla Walla Lacy Lacers and Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild July 21
st – 27th. .

To get details go to:
You will find all of the information you need to register for your classes as well as reserve your hotel room.



Membership in The Dallas Lace Society

The cost is only $15 a year. If you have not renewed, please do so ASAP. For questions, contact our new membership chairman Kathy Ogle at
We currently have 24 members.


Meetings – Every Tuesday at Forest Green Library
11 am to 3 pm
*Second Saturday of each month from 1 pm to 4 pm
*barring scheduled library events



Next business meeting will be April 30th, 2019


To contribute content or edit info, contact


Tuesday, September 4, 2018


The Dallas Lace Society
Second Quarter Newsletter
August 2018

Letter from the President

Dear DLS Members,
Sherry, Heather and Amy send their many thanks to all DLS members who helped with the IOLI convention. They were very grateful for our support in creating a fabulous convention experience. The flowers looked fantastic the way they arranged them on the tables and guests were excited to be able to take home a vase of three.

Oh my, were the water bottle holders ever a hit! People who missed them at registration were hunting us down to get one! Your efforts were very much appreciated.

Our Milanese workshop with Louise is fast approaching and we still have a spot or two left. The fee is $120. You can reserve your spot by  emailing Marilyn (mjwaisanen@icloud.com) then sending a check made out to Dallas Lace Society to Marilyn Waisanen at 1918 Olive St. Apt 801, Dallas, 75201. Marilyn will have a packet of project material for you.

Thank you to those who were able to represent us at the Plano Quilt Show August 11th. Our next demonstration will be at the State Fair on October 12. I think Dorothy has the afternoon shift filled but contact her about volunteering if you have an interest. It is Children’s Day at the fair, so it should be busy.

Just talked with Sandy Owenby and she is adjusting to Louisiana life but missing all of us lacers. She is going to start teaching knit and crochet classes where she lives – you had to know she would get busy fast. She is still making bobbin lace and trying to find bobbin lacers.

Marilyn




Some photos from the 2018 IOLI Convention



Upcoming Demo

State Fair of Texas – Oct. 12th

Contact Dorothy Morgan at centumlittlefingers@yahoo.com if you are interested in volunteering – morning shifts available

Birthdays



Sept. 22 – Norbert Wahn
Sept. 26 – Susan Merritt
Sept. 28 – Pat Kuhler
Oct. 2 – Nancy Hood
Oct. 7 – Arthiss Kliever
Oct. 29 – Marilyn Waisanen
Nov. 5 – Beverly Tshirhart
Nov. 8 - CathyMorris

Workshops

The Fall Workshop will be taught by Louise Colgan!
This exclulsive Milanese class is scheduled for Sept. 22 - 24th
Instruction will begin at 9:30 and end at 4:30
There will be a lunch break around 12:30 so rbing a pot-luck dish to serve.
The cost for the class will be $120 with limited space (12). It is still possible there may be an opening so contact Marilyn (mjwaisanen@icloud.com) if you would like to check on that.





Library News

The Dallas Lace Society Library is now ONLINE at LIBIB.COM.
To request a book or other information about the DLS Library, contact
Arthiss Kliever at arthiss.kliever@gmail.com.


Membership in The Dallas Lace Society

The cost is only $15 a year, due Feb. 1st. For questions, contact Kathy Ogle at kathy.ogle@swbell.net
Meetings – Every Tuesday at Forest Green Library 11am to 3 pm
*Second Saturday of each month from 1 to 4
*barring scheduled library events
33 members currently


Next business meeting will be Oct. 30, 2018


To contribute content or edit info, contact

Sunday, July 15, 2018


The Dallas Lace Society
Second Quarter Newsletter
May 2018

Letter from the President
Dear DLS Members,

I guess we are going to have to call this letter the “occasional president’s letter” rather than the “quarterly”. It has been a busy year for me but I’m hoping it will all be more tranquil soon. I’m sure all of you have been busy, busy too.

I know we have been busy making flowers for convention. Sherry Mathers, Heather Norris and Amy Groff, along with other Alamo Bobbin Lacers have been making flowers and mounting the ones we all have made plus all the other work they must do to organize the convention. Sherry sends her thanks to all of us for participating in flower making and all the other ways we are and will be helping with the IOLI convention. She would love to see you at Convention to thank you in person.

Kathy Ogle did a fantastic job of organizing our making of water bottle holders to hand out at convention as the Dallas Lace Society gift to attendees. Many of you worked to help get them done and I know they will be appreciated. What could be better than a bottle of water in San Antonio in July?

Many of us demonstrated at the Dallas Quilt show in March. It is always fun and worth the effort of hauling decorative items and lace necessities. If you haven’t given it a try before you should. We have another opportunity to demo at the Plano Quilt show August 10 and 11. A little smaller show but still lots to see and a good chance to entice new members.

We had an invitation to speak about lace and demonstrate from the Halcyon Ladies Club of McKinney in February. Dorothy did an excellent job of speaking on lace history and Debbie Stone, Stacy Tackett and Pat Bailey demonstrated making lace. The group generously gave us a donation for our library in appreciation.

Arthiss, once again, designed a beautiful display of lace. The Lancaster library was so appreciative and praised the beauty of our collection and display. I was honored to be the chauffeur and ladder climber as Arthiss was in the midst of eye surgeries while working so hard to make an artful display of our lace pieces.

Be sure to keep Debbie Stone informed of any volunteer hours and travel time related to volunteering that you incur. She keeps our records and reports numbers to IOLI for us so that we can remain accredited.

One of our favorite teachers is coming to town to lead a workshop September 22, 23 and 24 – Louise Colgan – of course. She will be teaching Milanese and registration is open. The fee is $120. You can reserve your spot by sending a check made out to Dallas Lace Society to Marilyn Waisanen at 1918 Olive St. Apt 801, Dallas, 75201.

Our next regular business meeting would be July 31.

Hope to see you on a Tuesday or Saturday soon.
Marilyn

The Alamo Lacers &
International Organization of Lace, Inc.
invite you to join us for the

65th Annual IOLI Convention
Saturday July 21 - Saturday, July 28, 2017
San Antonio Texas by

Upcoming Demo Dates

Plano Quilt Show – August 10th & 11th
The Plano Center
If you want to demo, contact mjwaisanen@icloud.com

State Fair of Texas 2 Fair Park – Date TBD

Library News
The Dallas Lace Society Library is now ONLINE at LIBIB.COM.
To request a book or other information about the DLS Library, contact
Arthiss Kliever at arthiss.kliever@gmail.com.

Birthdays

May 16 – Norell Mounger
May 30 - Rowena Billow
May 31 – Peggy Talley
June 2 – Hiroko Okuno
June 7 – Sherry Mathers
June 10 – Regina Dale
June 21 – Barbara Roth
July 20 – Pat Bailey
July 22 – Deborah Stone
July 30 – Dorothy Morgan
July 31 – Paula Moss

Workshops
The Fall Workshop will be taught by Louise Colgan!
This exclulsive Milanese class is scheduled for Sept. 22 - 24th
Instruction will begin at 9:30 and end at 4:30
There will be a lunch break around 12:30 so rbing a pot-luck dish to serve.
The deadline for registration is June 30th.
The cost for the class will be $120 with limited space (12).
Contact Marilyn (mjwaisanen@icloud.com) if you would like to reserve a spot. The location is TBD.


The State Fair of Texas 2018

For those interested in entering this years' conpetition, "Bobbin Lace" allows two submissions. One is a piece of your own design and making and the other is your interpretation of another's design. For rules and submission forms and deadlines, go to BIGTEX.COM!

Membership in The Dallas Lace Society

The cost is only $15 a year, due Feb. 1st. For questions, contact Linda Cole at
linda.s.cole@sbcglobal.net.
Meetings – Every Tuesday at Forest Green Library 11am to 3 pm
*Second Saturday of each month from 1 to 4
*barring scheduled library events
32 members currently

Next business meeting will be July 31, 2018

To contribute content or edit info, contact