Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Newsletter

Hi Lacers,
We have had three successful Saturday meetings now and are looking forward to our next one on July 12.  There has been a good mixture of beginners and those who know enough to help beginners and we are enjoying seeing what everyone is working on.

We had a productive business meeting on April 29th.  We signed the contract to have Louise Colgan teach a workshop September 26 to 28 of 2015.  If anyone has an idea for a workshop they would like in 2014 please let me know and we’ll see what we can do.  We have five new items in the library.  We made $141.00 on lace sales at the Texas Discovery Gardens gift shop.

If you know of a member who is in need of some well wishes from us please let Rowena know.

Linda and Rita Cole found a fun thread store on Rita’s last visit to the big city.  It is Threads That Bind, mainly a quilting shop but some fun threads too.  It is on the southeast quadrant of Park and Independence in Plano.  Their website is  Linda has also been looking at threads at these websites:

If you come across any interesting ideas or products please let us know so we can share them.  Susan is always looking for your photos of lace and interesting ideas to add to our website too.

Looking forward to seeing your projects,

Next business meeting: July 29 @ 12:30
Lace demo at the Quilt Plano: August 15-16


Friday, March 7, 2014

February-March Newsletter

Hello fellow lacers,
I hope that the New Year has begun well for everyone and you have found time for your lace projects.  I am so close to finishing my butterfly fillings from Louise’s Milanese class in late September…..
          Thanks to all of you for supporting your new Board.  Thankfully Debbie and Linda will continue their fantastic work as secretary and treasurer.  We are thankful to have Ellie’s burst of new energy as Vice President.  We are so pleased that Dorothy will continue writing our newsletter and scheduling demonstrations, and Rowena will continue sending greetings on our behalf.  Be sure to let us know of any ideas you may have for educational opportunities, newsletter stories, or ways to enhance our organization and build our membership.
          Keep an eye out at Dallas Morning News for an article about us written by Connie Dufner.  It should be out in February.
          Linda will be sending out the new directories and library listings soon.  If you would like a copy of my Excel sheet of library listings I can forward that to you via email.  It is handy if you would like to sort it by title, author or type of lace to quickly find an entry.  There are copies of each sort in the library bag I bring to the Tuesday meetings for your perusal.
          On January 28th we had our first business meeting of the year.  We had a discussion about Saturday meetings and agreed that we would like to have one a month.  We are waiting for the library to tell us if we may have the room.  Thanks to those of you who sent in your comments for the meeting.  We will notify you as soon as we have the location details worked out.
          Thank you for continuing your membership in Dallas Lace Society and I look forward to lacing with you all.  Now – back to those fillings.
                                                                   Marilyn Waisanen, President