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,



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
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


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 and check out the registration and entry dates ASAP if you plan to enter a piece this year!


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

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