Friday, August 16, 2019

The Dallas Lace Society

Second Quarter Newsletter
May 2019

Letter from the President

Dear lacemaking friends,

How are those lace projects going? Be sure to send photos and comments to Kelly for the web page. It is fun to see what others are working on – share successes and problems.

We are enjoying our fresh, clean meeting room at the library. I know the staff will all be glad when they have a new building. They have put a construction fence around the property that I think the building will go on. May be looking at the wrong lot though!

As you all know we were blessed with large donations of lace supplies and books. Pat Grummitt that I mentioned last month, Mary Ellen Beaty, and from the daughter of a Houston lace maker, Margaret Sheppard. Their generosity and support of our group greatly improved the financial position for the future and the scope of our library. We had a great dispersal of items on a Saturday afternoon and orders via email. Thanks to all of you that participated.

Arthiss spent many an hour integrating the donated books into our library and preparing listings to sell the books we already had a copy of. Our library has been greatly enriched by these wonderful donations.

We had an enjoyable workshop with Cathy Morris hosted by Arthiss in her beautiful arts and crafts patio room. It is always fun to see the beautiful Honiton lace pieces Cathy has made and to have her patient, knowledgeable help with our many different projects. 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. One suggestion by Kathy Ogle is a class in Tenerife Lace. Also, if you have a skill you would like to teach please speak up. We have Louise scheduled for Oct 5 thru 7, 2019 and Sept 26 thru 28, 2020. Mark your calendars now.

Our next demonstration opportunities include the Quilt Plano show August 9 and 10 from 9AM to 5PM. We have also been invited to present at two clubs and Dorothy has agreed to give our talk while we demonstrate making lace. They are for the Dallas Needlework and Textile Guild on February 13, 2020 and the Bay View Century Club on January 9, 2020. I imagine we will be asked to demo at the State Fair too.

Our next business meeting will be July 30, 2019.

Best to you all,


May 16 – Norell Mounger
May 18 – Janet Ward
May 30 – Rowena Billow
May 31 – Peggy Talley
June 2 – Hiroko Okuno
June 7 – Sherry Mathers
June 21 – Barbara Roth
June 27 – Sam Jones
July 20 – Pat Bailey
July 22 – Deborogh Stone
July 30 – Dorothy Morgan
July 31 – Paula Moss


Thanks Cathy Morris for the very helpful workshop in April.

We plan to have another workshop Oct. 5 - 7th with Louise Colgan onn Milanese Lace. Stay tuned for more infomarion about registration.


Our next demo is at the Plano Quilt Show, scheduled for Aug. 9th and 10th.

If that's ot enough, the State Fair of Texas 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!

Potato Chip Lace Cookies


  • 1 cup old fashion oats
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (1 3/4oz) Maple Bacon Kettle Brand Potato Chips
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Place oats and almonds in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Transfer to a bowl and stir in flour and salt.
In a small sauce pan, combine sugar, butter, corn syrup and heavy cream and stir over medium heat. Bring mixture a rolling boil and let boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly, 3 or 4 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Pour over dry mixture and stir to combine. Set aside until cool enough to handle.
Use a sturdy spatula or wooden spoon and fold in potato chips, breaking chips into pieces as it is being folded into the dough. Use your hands to form 1-inch dough balls, making sure to pack each ball tight. Place balls on prepared baking sheet, about 3-inches apart (cookies will spread).
Bake 1 pan at a time, until center of cookies are golden and edges are light brown, about 10-13 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside for 1-2 minutes, or until cookies hold their shape when lifted from the pan. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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 21st – 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.

Library News

The Dallas Lace Society is your source for all types of bobbin lace books. The Library is available online at ONLINE at LIBIB.COM. If you would like to reserve a copy of any of the books in our library, please contact Arthiss and make arrangements to pick the book up at a meeting or have it mailed directly to you. For any requests or questions, Arthiss can be reached at

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 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 July 30th, 2019

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