We’re Moving!

The Vancouver Lace Club is moving!

We have been involved with the Hastings Community Centre since the Club first outgrew the Carlile’s living room in the 1960s, but now the administration of the community centre has changed, and what they have offered us (greater cost, poorer location, fewer advantages) is not what we require. Accordingly, we have decided to set sail into the wider world and find somewhere else to meet.

We do have a few possibilities, but none of them is perfect. So, we’re putting out the word to you, as someone who is interested in our Club, to see whether you have something to offer. What we want is:

– Meeting space for 10-12 people, with table and chairs, for 3 hours (preferably 10 am to 1 pm) once a month – preferably a guaranteed spot on the 4th Thursday of every month except December, July, and August.

– Space to be accessible for walkers, wheelchairs, cane users and heavy limpers, with washrooms on the same level

– Parking nearby

– Good light (windows preferred, but bright overhead lights are also good)

– It would be really nice if we could make tea.

– Ideally, the rental cost to be $60 or less

– and we’d love to store our little lockable rolling library cart on site

Do you know of a space that fulfils most of these requirements? If so, please do let us know; our final meeting at the Hastings Community Centre (aka “Packing Day”) will be March 22nd. We will be considering different possibilities over the Spring months, and hope to be back in permanent quarters in September. We will keep you informed with our regular messages, as to where out meetings are being held.

Thank you for your help! Happy lacemaking!


Meeting Cancelled Today

Lacemakers are very sensible people, and in view of the cold temperatures today and the snow we had last night, every one of our regular attendees has announced she will not be coming today. Our meeting is cancelled. I hope everyone has a great month and gets lots of lace done!

February Meeting

Our February meeting is this coming Thursday, February 22nd, in the East Hastings Community Centre (details).  Last month we took some pictures of UFOs, as some of us are trying to see how many UFOs we can get off our pillows during 2018. I’m happy to report that, thanks to Olympic curling, I took one of my UFOs off the pillow this morning! Hoping others are closing in on their goals as well.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the meeting.


Big Plans for 2018

Just a reminder that our first meeting of the New Year is tomorrow, January 25, from 10 am to 1 pm at the East Hastings Community Centre’s downstairs boardroom. Some of us will be starting a simple Christmas project, but you don’t have to take part in that project to enjoy yourself at the meeting. Anyone with UFO’s (unfinished objects) on their pillows is welcome to bring them. We will take a picture and then a picture of your finished piece at the end of the year!

January Meeting

Hope you all had a good Christmas and are in the process of having a Happy New Year! Our next Club meeting will be January 25th. (Meeting details).

As last year, the people who came to the Christmas luncheon picked a Christmas-themed project to start at the January meeting. This is intended to be a fun project so we will have something ready for next Christmas – there’s no pressure if you don’t want to join in – anybody at the January meeting can work on whatever project they want. I hope to see you there!

Victoria Lace Getaway 2018

The “Conferences” panel on the right-hand side of this page has been updated with a link to the Victoria Lace Club’s page about next year’s Lace Getaway, April 16 – 18, 2018. The theme for the lace exhibit is “Lace From the Ground Up”.

Christmas, Coming Fast!

We had a great meeting last Thursday; we had a few new magazines and books to look at, plus lots of good conversation about our ongoing projects. Many of our members are working on Christmas lace exchanges, like the Canadian Lacemaker Gazette’s bangle exchange, or one of the online Christmas lace exchanges.

During the meeting we set the date for our traditional Christmas lunch: December 14th, 11 a.m. at the usual place, The White Spot in Royal City Centre, 610 – 6th Street, New Westminster. (map) We’d love to see you there! Do let us know if you’re planning to come.

Our next Club meeting is on November 23rd. Details of our regular meeting place and time are in the “About Us” section (tab is on the left, above).