For those who love hand made lace.
The International Organization of Lace, Inc. (IOLI) and the Doris Southard Lace Guild cordially invite you to attend the 2015 IOLI Convention in Coralville, Iowa from Monday, July 27 to Saturday, August 2.
If you are interested in making lace, collecting lace or just learning about lace you can find out more about the convention in the 2015 Convention Invitation.
Getting a wee bit closer to home...maybe! I sure hope so.
Thanks for posting this.
I understand that getting there is not quite straight forward. Can you, please, briefly give me an idea as to the travel there from, say, Seattle! (Well, you never know - we might be able to make another trip. DH was asking where the next Convention was being held - so he seems to enjoy them too!!!!!
I assume that you travel from Australia to Seattle to visit friends or relatives. From Seattle, you can fly to CID, a.k.a. the Eastern Iowa Airport, on Delta with one stop at the Minneapolis/St Paul Airport, MSP. If you fly on American, you'll probably go through Chicago O'Hare. If you fly on United, you'll probably go via Denver or O'Hare.
At CID there are non-stop flights daily to and from Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Dallas, Denver and non-stop flights on a non-daily basis to other locations. Allegiant Air, American, Delta, Frontier, and United are the commercial airlines at CID.
I hope to see you and DH.
Thank you both for that information. It sounds easier to get there than I was led to believe. Good!!
No, we will Not be driving while over there. We are used to driving on the left, and I don't think DH would convert to Right hand drive so easily these days.
We will have to see how things turn out! Yes, Sally, - we would be visiting our daughter and family in Seattle, and then "just make a detour," on the way back to LAX and home to Melbourne, Australia!!! (Some detour!!)
I have managed to get to 5 Conventions, - and had so much fun, made so many friends, - and learned a lot, too. If we can possibly get in another trip we will do so, but age is catching up- unfortunately. The mind is willing, but the body can't always keep up, these days. However, I am crossing fingers, and toes, etc.....!!!!!!!
My mother and I enjoyed your class in Denver, Colorado. My father visited my sister's family while we were making lace.
Last summer I had a wonderful time attending the lace congress in Adelaide, South Australia. I stopped in Auckland on the way back to the US and visited "cousins". I had a few days in the Bay area before attending the Sacramento convention. I enjoy learning to make lace and always make new friends.
Sally I remember you and your mother at Denver. That was my first convention. I taught Reticella in the mornings and Gros Point in the afternoons (or the other way around!)
Anita I was at Portland, and also Bethedsa, and Salt Lake City, and Sacramento. Such fun!!
We will have to see how we are in the New Year. DH is 81 now, and I am only a couple of years younger, so we have to take things bit by bit. Still, we like to have "Possible Plans" to work towards - and IOLI conventions after a trip to visit family is always there!
IOLI's pinterest page has photos of relevant lace types, and a map of the town.
Barbara Bulgarelli, the convention registrar, has just provided updated information on convention classes. The I.O.L.I. website will be updated. To summarize, space is still available in: Jane Atkinson's class, Jean Leader's Thursday class, both of Susie Johnson's classes, Holly Van Sciver's classes, Karen Thompson's afternoon class, Bobbi Donnelly's classes, Sylvie Nguyen's morning and Thursday classes, Dagmar Beckel-Machyckova's classes, Susan Wenzel's classes, Kim Davis's classes, Loretta Holzberger's Thursday class, Karen Bovard's A.M. & P.M. classes, Diane Willett's classes and Elizabeth Kurella's classes. About 1/3 of those classes only have one seat left, so if you have not registered for convention because you the class you wanted was full and now there is space, register NOW! We look forward to seeing you in Coralville.