Wednesday, February 24, 2016

1st Quarter Meeting - 2016

The Dallas Lace Society
First Quarter Newsletter
January 2016

Letter from the President

Dear Members,

Here we are, a month into the new year already! I hope your holidays went well and you are having more time for lacing. Our Christmas party was great fun and the room looked very festive with the lovely d├ęcor that was added. We had beautiful items for the lace exchange and some very useful and lovely raffle and door prize items. As always, we were all crossing our fingers to win one of Elena’s special creations in the raffle. Of course the food was yummy.

Stacy and I are planning our next road trip to the IOLI convention in Indianapolis this July. Neither of us have been there before so we are looking forward to seeing new scenery and hopefully a few less corn fields than the trip to Iowa. We’ll start checking out the food sources along the route real soon.

I hope all of you are considering entering an item in the State Fair this year. The site isn’t ready for 2016 yet but entry forms and mail-in entries are due mid July. The site, Bigtex.com, should be updated by early spring. They are not sure of the theme yet – something agricultural. Not very helpful if you want to plan a lace piece that fits the theme!

Dorothy is organizing some demonstration opportunities and I encourage even the beginning lacers to participate. It is fun meeting the visitors and hanging with your lacing buds.

Thank you to our board members and committee members who volunteered for two more years and to the new volunteers who have joined in to help with the business end of our organization. I know it eats into your hobby time but we are all so thankful for your service that keeps our group together and growing.

Looking forward to seeing you at lace meetings,
            Marilyn

Membership in The Dallas Lace Society

The cost is only $15 a year, due Feb. 1st.
Meetings – Every Tuesday at Forest Green Library noon to 3 pm
Second Saturday of each month from 1 to 4

Demo Date

Dallas Quilt Show March 11, 12 & 13th at Market Hall

Upcoming Class

Judy Aycock will be teaching a class on Buck's Point Grounds April 2nd, 3rd and 4th in Dallas. The class will cost $80, payable to DLS.

I.O.L.I. Convention 2016

It will be held in Indianapolis July 17th – 23rd.
To find our more and register, go to www.internationalorganizationoflace.org.

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