Meeting This Thursday

Just a quick note to say that our last official Lace Club meeting of the 2016-2017 year will take place this Thursday, June 22, at our regular location.

Continuing the tradition of the past few years, we will have a few outdoor meetings during the hot summer months. I can see everybody rolling their eyes – so far the weather hasn’t been warm, let alone hot, but they say it’s coming any day now. Honestly!

We will tell you of these outdoor meetings well ahead of time, with reminders closer to the day. Please do come to these meetings if you can – the more the merrier, and we hold them where we are sheltered from the sun (or rain, as the case may be).

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April Meeting Changed

We had a great meeting yesterday, working on the Getaway – not a lot of lace made, but a lot of work done, and plans made.

Put a note on your calendar – we have changed the date of the April meeting – it is now on Thursday, April 20th. Same time, same location, just a week earlier, to accommodate our efforts to make the Getaway (April 24-26) a success.  As usual, before the meeting we will send a reminder to our email list.

Summer in the Rose Garden

Our informal summer meetings are starting up again! They take place the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at the gazebo in the Rose Garden in Queens Park, New Westminster, B.C. (map). If we get there and discover that the Rose Garden is unavailable, we move the meeting over to the picnic tables (see the map for Picnic Shelter #1 and Picnic Shelter #2).

Our first Rose Garden meeting for 2016 will be on July 14th, at 10:30 a.m. We hope to see you there!

April News and Meeting

First, a reminder that our next club meeting is next Thursday, April 28th, in the small boardroom at the Hastings Community Centre, 3096 East Hastings Street (across from the PNE), in Vancouver. We have some interesting news to tell, and we do hope you’ll be able to make the meeting.

Earlier this month six club members journeyed up to Courtenay for the Spring Lace Getaway. Kudos to the Denman and District Lace Group for hosting this Getaway, and for all of their hard work. On the second day we had a very interesting workshop on Tesselace (algorithmically designed lace tessellations), and the third and final day was enlivened by our traditional lunch. We hope the Spring Lace Getaway will become an annual event.

Christmas Update

Well, the last two meetings have been great. In October we had 3 sets of Show and Tell, including Madeira Embroidery, Romanian Point Crochet, and Ivan Sayers came by with two lace coats and a silk dress. Lots to point at and talk about there! Last week we had some show and tell but also some shopping, because someone who is cleaning out her stash came by and sold some items. I got two great books and a couple of tatting shuttles. We’re getting a good turnout at the meetings, but we still hope some more of you will be able to join us in the New Year.

Some of us are already considering the class list for the Northwest Regional Lace Conference in Portland next June. Registration starts on February 1st and if you want to be sure of getting your first pick, you need to get your registration in earlier rather than later. This conference has scheduled all of their classes to be the same length – each class includes 15 hours of instruction – so you will just take one class. This is a change from the usual mix of short and long classes, but it does make the registration a lot easier. You will find a link to the Conference website on the right-hand side of the screen.

We have also decided to get together for a Christmas lunch. We will be at the White Spot in New Westminster (610 6th Street) at 11:30 a.m. on December 11th. (Please RSVP). Hope to see you there!