Friday, March 2, 2012

February 2012 Newsletter

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Greetings to the Northern Lights Lacemakers!
This coming Sunday is our regular lace group get together.
Sunday, March 4­, 2012
St. Peter's Anglican Church
755 Elm Street at Grant Ave, Winnipeg
Time: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Parking is along the west side of the building.  Hope to see you there!  If you want to drop by for a shorter time, Mary puts the kettle on for tea around 3:00 pm.  Dainties are welcome, optional.

Paid in January: Jacqui, Mary, Michelle, Rose Anne, Monica, Jocelyn, Bev, Maija, Iona, Elfriede, Donna, Shirley B, Jen L.

Lace Day   Mary has booked the first Saturday in June for the Third Annual Lace Day!  Date is June 2, 2012.  We will set up Saturday morning, then open the doors to the public for 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Should be fun!  We have a few months to organize and finalize details.  Items for sale have been popular with visitors.  We will start collecting items for the draw table at the end of March meeting.

Winnipeg Public Library has a number of bobbin lace books and tatting books listed, including images of the book covers.  Check those out if you have some reading time…

Annual Group Update: There are presently 47 people on our group listing!  This is very exciting to find more people interested in lace.  Please let me know if you no longer wish to be on our email group list and get monthly updates.  Otherwise you will continue to receive our news automatically.  Email:

I.O.L.I. Convention 2012 in St. Paul, Minnesota August 5 – 11.  See website below for updated info, including class list and tours.  Registration opened Feb.1.
The membership application has been added to the registration form, annual fee is $30 US.  Membership is encouraged for 2012 if you want to take classes at the convention, as members get priority and classes fill up quickly. 

Reminders: Check your passport expiry date, and credit card expiry date(s).  Vendors will gladly accept U.S. cash.  Blue Cross is advisable if you are travelling to the states.  So far, eight people are registered!
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