Welcome, everybody, to 2017! I hope everyone is feeling good and ready to make lace!
Our next two meetings are January 26th and February 23rd, and as usual we will be in the boardroom of the East Hastings Community Centre in Vancouver. Our meeting locations can always be found in the “About Us” section on the top menu bar of this page.
Don’t forget to look at the “Lace Getaway 2017” tab on the same menu bar, for the latest information on our Getaway, to be held on April 24-26. These dates are Monday through Wednesday, with the BC Lace Luncheon held on the Wednesday. We’ll be updating the information, including the cost and how to register, over the next few weeks. I will post a message here when updates take place, so that those of you who are following this website will be notified.
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I’ll also be updating the information on this year’s conventions, such as the IOLI convention in Philadelphia in July, the European conventions, and any others that I’m aware of. If you know of a convention that doesn’t have a link on the right-hand side of this page, do let me know.
Our Christmas Lunch is on December 8th! We will meet at 11 a.m. at the White Spot Restaurant in the Royal City Mall, New Westminster (map).
If you would like to join us, please let Irene know within the next few days.
Just a quick reminder that our November meeting is this coming Thursday, November 24. As usual, it’s from 10 to 1 in the boardroom at the East Hastings Community Centre in Vancouver. Further information is here.
Plus, I have updated the “Lace Getaway 2017” page with new information.
Our first Lace in the Park of the summer started off as a celebration – just as our group members arrived for the meeting, so did a young couple wanting to be married in the very same spot. Of course love trumps lace; our members were happy to stand aside while the ceremony took place. Club member Christine was even asked to be a witness for the ceremony! Lacemaking started around 11. A few of our regulars couldn’t make it – we hope to see you next time: Thursday, July 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the Rose Garden, Queen’s Park, New Westminster, BC
Don’t forget to check the “Lace Getaway 2017” page on our website, which has already been updated with news about the theme: “Canada – 150 years”. We hope lots of people will bring something to exhibit, and although this is not intended to be a lacemaking skills contest, we will award a “People’s Choice” prize for the most popular entry.
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!
We had a great showing at the Roedde House Museum on Sunday, June 26th – International Lace Day:
(Julie, Ruth, Angela, Donna, Jay, Betty, Christine, Irene) – although one of us was lollygagging, claiming she was on vacation:
(Adele, in Okanagan Lake, Naramata, BC)
It was great fun to make the effort to be seen and promote lace in honour of this special day. Let’s try it again sometime!
This Spring we found out about a Facebook page called “International Lace Day”. The day set for a world-wide celebration of lace is this coming Sunday, June 26, 2016. After investigating several possibilities and making a few different plans, we have received an invitation from the Roedde House Museum in Vancouver’s West End, and club members will demonstrate there on Sunday.
The Roedde House Museum is an old house – a survival from the turn of the last century – that has been restored and now showcases life in the 1890s. It is hard to believe that the West End, now chock-a-block with high-rise apartment buildings, was, within living memory, filled with single-family homes! We are excited to be able to demonstrate our craft in such an appropriate location.
The Roedde House Museum is at 1415 Barclay Street, the corner of Barclay and Broughton. (map)
Anyone who cannot attend can still take part in the International Lace Day celebration by making lace somewhere unusual. I will post any photos you care to send me of your own International Lace Day celebration.