Monday, November 27, 2017

The Dallas Lace Society

Second Quarter Newsletter
November 2017

Letter from the President

Dear DLS Members,

Here we are already well into the last quarter of our year! That Christmas lace exchange will be here before we know it. Our Christmas party is planned for December 9 at the library from 11 AM to 3 PM, our regular second Saturday meeting day so we will not be making lace that day. We’ll be partying and feasting on our potluck luncheon. Stacy will be organizing the decorations and sending an email about the potluck.

During the party door prizes donated by members are given which can be any item you would like to donate. Please wrap or sack the item as we pick blind and then see what surprise we got. Raffle tickets are sold for items
donated by members too. Many of us have added to our lace supplies from
these generously donated raffle items. Then there is the lace exchange – wrap a lace piece that you have made and sneak it onto the table. Anyone who puts a piece of lace in then gets to pick a package containing a piece of lace made by another member. It is so fun to see what everyone has made.

We had a great demo day at the State Fair. There was a lot of interest in our lacing and we got to use our new banner for the first time. What a great idea Stacy had. The lace letters showed well and looked beautiful.

Kelly Day and Arthiss Kliever were battling for first and second place in Interpretation and Original categories. Kelly first for Interpretation with her star and Arthiss first for Original with her angels. Kelly second with her very original Longhorn and Arthiss with her excellent tapelace interpretation. Kathy Morris’s lovely Honiton Coneflower won third place in Interpretation and Lisa Neidinger’s beautiful needle lace won a third place. Congratulations to all and I hope for more entries next year.

Arthiss, our talented display case creator, will be asking for items to use for our lace display at the Lancaster library in February. Hopefully we can pick a day when we can all go out to see the display together.

Two years have flown by and it is time for the election of our officers to serve for the next two fiscal years, beginning 1/1/18, as our Executive Board. The elected officers are President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Fortunately for all of us Debbie and Linda have offered to continue to serve as Secretary and Treasurer. Arthiss does not wish to continue as Vice President. I know all of you, as do I, thank these members for their dedicated and cheerful service to DLS. An email with the slate of officers will be sent soon for you to cast your vote.

Hope to see you soon,

Christmas Party
Saturday December 9th, 2017
11am to 3pm

Please bring a lace item of your own making, wrapped but not labeled, for the lace exchange. There will be lots of goodes up for auction as well as door prizes and lots of food!

If you want to donate an item for the auction, want to bring a specific food dish or have any questions, just give me a shout.

Kelly Day


November 5 – Rita Cole
November 5 Beverly Tshirhaart
November 8 Cathey Morris
December 6 Brenda Taylor
December 16 Heather Norris
December 19 Elena Cole
December 22 Lydia Morgan
January 9 Linda Cole
January 13 Vivian Lee
January 31 Laura Sandison

Congratulations to the State Fair of Texas winners from the DLS

Arthiss Kliever – 1st place for original work

Kelly Day - 2nd place same category

Kelly Day - 1st place for personal interpretation of an

Arthiss Kliever - 2nd place same category

Cathy Morris - 3rd place same category

Lisa Neidinger - 3rd Place for her knitted lace

Library News

Arthiss has completed cataloging our library of 461 items!

Our New Aquisitions

  1. Alphabet Inspirations in Colored Lace by Sandy Woods (donated by Debbie Stone)
  2. Technique and Design of Cluny Lace by Paulis (donated by Regina Dale)
  3. Honiton Lace: Basic Technical Instruction Book by Joyce Dorsett (aLace Guild publication)
  4. Logarithmic Lace, compiled by Deborah Robinson (donated by Regina Dale)
  5. Liberty in Lace pattern book from IOLI Convention, 2017
  6. Pride of Africa, by Anny Noben-Slegers (donated by Marilyn Waisanen)
  7. Himmlisch Weihnachten – Heavenly Christmas – Noel Celeste by Christine Mirecki (recommended by Kathy Ogle)
  8. Knupfen – Koppel – Knotted Lace by Eva Tiesler (donated by Elena Cola)
  9. Nyplayksen Opas – Lacemaking Gild – book from a Finnish publiching house (donated by Elena Cola)
  10. Biancheria Tavola – Embroidered Table Linens – magazine from Spanish publishing house (donated by Elena Cola)
  11. The Bulletin, vol.38:no.1 (Fall 2017)

Elena Cola donated a wonderful collection of patterns, which have been assembled in two albums. Copies of patterns can be made upon request.

Several book duplicates will be available for auction at the annual Christmas Party.

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


We have been invited to give a talk on the history of lace for a women's group in McKinney on February 2, 2017 from 10 am to noon. Dorothy Morgan will be giving the speech while others demonstrate as she speaks. If you are interested in participating, contact Dorothy at for all of the details.

The Dallas quilt Show is scheduled for March 9 – 11. We will probably demonstrate again this year.

Just Showing Off

We have been asked to display some of our work in the Lancaster Public Library in February. If yoou would like to contribute some of your work, contact

The International Organization of Lace Annual Convention will be held in San Antonio next summer.
July 22 – 28, 2018
For more information visit the IOLI website.

We have been asked to help with local tours, contests and other things.

Membership in The Dallas Lace Society

The cost is only $15 a year, due Feb. 1st. 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 January 30, 2018

To contribute content or edit info, contact

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Dallas Lace Society

Second Quarter Newsletter
May 2017

Letter from the President

Dear Lacers,

I hope that everyone is working on some beautiful lace and allotting some lacing time to make flowers to send to Alamo Bobbin Lacers for the 2018 Convention. You have probably seen the patterns that were sent in an email, but you may also use any pattern that you like and any color or thread that you would like. We will mail them flat to the lacers in San Antonio, and they will pull the thread and mount them onto stems. They will use them for bouquets on the banquet tables and as gifts for attendees. Our dear Alamo Bobbin Lacers appreciate any help we can give.

Arthiss informs that we have a couple of new members: Paula Moss and Diane Culpin. I am eager to meet them soon!

We have signed on to lace demonstrations at the Quilters Guild of Plano 2017 Quilt Show. It will be held Friday & Saturday, August 11 & 12, 9 AM to 5 PM at the Plano Event Center, 2000 East Spring Creek Parkway. We will send a sign-up email later in the summer.

If you have ideas for demonstrations or other ways to promote our lace group, please let us know.

Hope you have a nice summer. The heat makes for great lacing weather!

Next business meeting will be July 25, 2017.

Hope to see you soon,

Upcoming Demo Dates

Plano Quilt Show – August 11 – 12
The Plano Center
North Texas Quilt Festival – August 24 – 26
Arlington Convention Center

If you want to demo, contact

Library News

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


May 16 – Norell Mounger
May 18 – Denise Royal
May 30 - Rowena Billow
June 2 – Hiroko Okuno
June 10 – Regina Dale
June 16 – Sunela Thomas
June 21 – Barbara Roth
July 20 – Pat Bailey
July 22 – Deborah Stone
July 30 – Dorothy Morgan

Banner Update

Work is almost finished! Great work ladies!

Battenburg Cake

1 cup Butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
3 eggs
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 drops red food coloring
1 cup apricot preserves
2 cups round almonds
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1 egg, room temperature
1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice
¼ teaspoon almond extract

Cream butter and 1 cup sugar together. Beat in 3 eggs, one at a time. Mix in vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt gently. Add milk if needed.

Divide batter into 2 equal parts. Add food coloring to 1 part to make a deep pink color. Grease 2 7 inch square pans. Spread batters into pans.

Bake at 350 degrees until an inserted wooden pick comes out clean, about 25 to 30 minutes. Let stand in pans 5 minutes. Turn out on racks to cool.

Trim edges from both cakes. Cut each cake lengthwise into 4 strips as wide as a cake is thick. Trim to make strips match. Heat jam slightly. Spread on sides to glue 2 pink and 2 white strips together, checkerboard fashion. Spread all 4 sides of completed cake with jam. Repeat with remaining pink and white strips. Makes 2 cakes.

To make almond paste: Mix almonds, confectioners' sugar, egg, lemon juice, and almond extract together. Knead until smooth, adding a bit of lemon juice or water if too dry to roll. Add only ½ teaspoon at a time. It will be stiff. Divide into 2 equal parts.

Roll ½ paste 1/8 inch or so thick on a surface lightly dusted with confectioners' sugar. Cut to fit length of cake, and long enough to cover 4 sides leaving ends uncovered. Lay cake on one end of paste. Wrap to completely enclose all 4 sides of cake pinching paste to seal. Roll in granulated sugar. Place with seal underneath on serving plate, or store in plastic bag. Repeat for second cake. Chill. Slice thinly to serve.


Thanks, Cathy Morris, for teaching a workshop for us in April! All participants had a great time and learned plenty … and thanks to Arthiss Kliever for hosting the class!

The Fall Workshop will be taught by Louise Colgan!
This class is scheduled for Sept. 23 - 25th

The Liberty Lacers &
International Organization of Lace, Inc. invite you to join us for the
64th Annual IOLI Convention
Sunday, July 16 - Saturday, July 22, 2017
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
For more information go to

Next year, the convention will be held in San Antonio!

The State Fair of Texas 2017

For those interested in entering this year's competition, "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, visit BIGTEX.COM!

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 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 25, 2017

To contribute content or edit info, contact