Lacemakers and Collectors Exchange


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Past Events and Photo Album...

In 2016 Reenactors from L.A.C.E. were Donna Fousek, Brenda Glenn and Al & Janet Frederickson. 
Al came along and spun wool on his Spining Wheel at the Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area on June 2nd.

 Donna Fousek & Brenda Glenn  Al and Janet Frederickson.

Members at Naperville Settlement 2013

Trades and Crafts Day at Naperville Settlement.(from 1:00 p.m. to  4:00 p.m.)   We were invited to demonstrate lacemaking again at this event in 2013.

Nancy Jones, Donna Fousek and Kate Wild participated in this demonstration.






LISLE DEPOT DAYS (921 School Street, Lisle, IL 60532 - 630-968-0499) Experience the roots and early history of Lisle at the Museums at Lisle Station Park! Depot Days features food, entertainment, family fun and more! Enjoy blacksmithing demonstrations, grind corn, sample some old-fashioned homemade apple pie and see for yourself what life was like almost 100 years ago.  See for more information.

In 2013, Susie J., Donna F., & Nancy T were at Lisle Depot Days Saturday September 14th. 
Susie Lacing at Lisle Depot Days 2013 Donna Lacing at Lisle Depot Days 2013 Nancy at Lisle Depot Days 2013 Donna with Kristina Ott

Susie was on the floor of the ole mill demonstrating Bobbin Lace with samples of both bobbin lace and tatting so people could see the difference.Old Mill Fall Fest Sunday, September 16th, Times are from 11 am to 5 pm, 427 W. Corning Ave., Peotone, IL.  Enjoy participating in a part of History.  Don't Miss  the Antiques and Exhibits on three floors of the mill.  Old Time Crafts, Demos, Sales.  A lunch is provided.

Susie J. demonstrated 2016 on the main floor of the ole mill.  She carried a small exhibit of the difference between bobbin lace and tatting for those who confuse the two.

Susie J. was there again in 2018 on the front lawn of the Mill.



The following items includes hints for setting up a informative demonstration on lace.

Members: Keep track of your demonstration and volunteer hours. They will be called for by our I.O.L.I. Liaison.
The hours you spend preparing for your work as an officer, classes, teaching and more, count toward this total.
See printable pdf forms available on the
membership page to report your Volunteer/Demo hours. 

The reporting year runs from May 1st to May 1st.  However, Nancy Tweed requests you turn in your volunteer hours in April
You do not have to be a member of IOLI to share your volunteer hours.

E-mail the webmaster if you have any questions.

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