Wednesday, May 4, 2016


Arthiss has been very busy "editing" our library and has run across several editions that you might be interested in.  The link below will take you to a list of the current items we have to offer.  A donation to our group would be much appreciated too!

Second Quarter Newsletter
May 2016

Letter from the President

Dear Members,

We began our spring with a very enjoyable and informative workshop with Judy Aycock. We were all challenged by Buckspoint and Floral Bucks but we learned a lot under Judy’s patient tutelage and I have seen some great progress made by those in attendance. A lot of “light bulb” moments are happening! Debbie and Doug’s gracious hosting made for a very relaxed and comfortable vibe which, I’m sure, inspired our lacemaking. We enjoyed seeing our out-of-town friends Susan Merritt, Sherry Mathers and Heather Norris. Arthiss has a great line up of workshops for us this coming year and next.

At the April business meeting the minutes prepared by Debbie were approved as submitted. It is great to have someone who can organize all our chatter. Linda Cole reported that we currently have 33 members and our finances are in order. Rowena has been conveying our birthday wishes, get well thoughts and sympathy messages to our members. Please let her know of any important events in our member’s lives. She is also, as Historian, glad to receive any items that the group should be saving. Be sure to label the item and note the names of those involved. Arthiss is exploring ideas for better organizing our library. We are fortunate to have a member with her experience in managing library materials. Thanks to Kelly for keeping us informed and increasing our internet visibility. What a team!

Unfortunately, Dorothy no longer has the time to organize demonstration events so if there is anyone ready to help with that please let me know. Upcoming events will be the Plano Quilt Show August 12-13, 2016, State Fair in the fall, and the Dallas Quilt Show March 10-12, 2017. Grateful thanks to Dorothy for all the many years she has been organizing our demonstrations.

State Fair has released their 2016 Competition Handbook at Page 43 gives the details for entering. Original Bobbin Lace is category 1153 and Adapted is 1154. Junior (12 – 17) category is Original 1191 and Adapted 1192. Hope you all will enter and item or two.

We have recently discovered that the library, once again, opens at 10 AM on Tuesday.  We decided at the business meeting not to change our official meeting time (12 to 3) just yet but some Tuesday regulars plan to arrive at 11 like we used to and take advantage of the ability to begin earlier.  We’ll see how this goes for a few months and then revisit our options.
Hope to see you there - at any time you can come,

See you at lace,

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Membership in The Dallas Lace Society

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

I.O.L.I. Convention 2016
It will be held in Indianapolis July 17th – 23rd.
To find our more and register, go to

If you have a lace pattern that you have designed and would like to share IOLI is looking for you. See message below:

This year we are looking for patterns for the beginning lacemaker! Although, any level of skill is greatly appreciated. This is a great way to continue our mission to promote and teach lacemaking. By giving our Charter Chapters a CD with patterns, it helps them continue to teach lace to their members and hold workshops to perhaps gain more members. 

If you have something to add to the 2016 Gift CD you may send it to me at  If you can please send them by PDF format. 

The deadline has been extended to May 6th. 


May 16 – Norell Mounger
May 28 – Marlane Young
May 30 – Rowena Billow
June 2 – Hiroko Okuno
June 7 – Sherry Mathers
June 10 – Regina Dale
June 16 – Sunela Thomas
June 17 – Karen Hickman
June 21 – Barbara Roth
July 20 – Pat Bailey
July 22 – Debbie Stone
July 30 – Dorothy Morgan

Demo Dates

SwissAvenue Parade of Homes – May 8 at the Aldredge House
contact Marilyn if you are interested
PlanoQuilt Show – August 12 & 13 at the Plano Centre
State Fair of Texas – Sept. 30 – Oct. 23

If you are interested in coordinating demonstrations for the group, please contact Dorothy Morgan at

Demo at the Dallas Quilt Show 2016

Upcoming Classes

Holly Van Sciver – September 10, 11 & 12, 2016 – limited space available

2017 – Deborah Beever, Louise Colgan - TBD

If you are interested, please contact
Arthiss Kliever at

Remembrance Ring

Size 20 crochet thread
1 tatting shuttle
Small crochet hook for joining

Techniques used:
Rings, chains, picot joins, hiding ends.
Size: approximately 50 – 55 mm. Make ring larger or
smaller by using slightly larger or smaller picots. Or,
if the size needs to be changed significantly, add or
subtract rings.

R 3-3-3-3. RW.
Ch 6. RW.
R 3+3-3-3. RW.
Ch 6. RW.

Repeat for a total of 9 R and Ch, joining the
last R to the 1st R. Tie ends; hide and cut later.
Repeat same pattern for
other side, joining to center
p of rings. Tie ends, hide,
and cut.

There is a saying, "Tie a string around your finger so you won't forget." Here is a very elegant
"string”, worked up into a charming accessory!

©Marilee Rockley 2009

Photo from our workshop with Judy Aycock. It was a blast and we learned a ton. Thanks Judy!

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Arthiss Kliever at

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