Devon Thein mentioned in a post that there had been a mini-registration fee at a previous convention for people who only wanted to attend one class.  Does anyone know if the Salt Lake City convention will have this?  I teach beginning bobbin lace in Northern Utah and have several students who are interested in a class or two at the convention but are overwhelmed with the thought of attending the whole thing.  I think they would be very open to paying a small registration fee for one or two classes.

Also, could anyone tell me how long it usually takes before we know which classes we will be taking?  I sent my registration in plenty of time before the Feb 1 deadline.  There is one class I want to take that will "make" the convention for me.  I am dying to know if I got the class or not.

And, how does I add the classes I teach to the Events page?

Rebecca Mikkelsen

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"does I add"  *shaking head*  That should be "do I add".


Regarding our EVENTS:  Look at the gray bar near the top of the screen.  Click on EVENTS.

In the upper right hand corner of the screen, look for     +ADD     Click on it.

Fill in the name and a description.  Ignore URL

For "EVENT TYPE"  plug in "workshop", or "weekly class"

Ignore "website"

Click on ADD EVENT to save everything you typed in.


As to your other question, I looked at the Beehive Lacers website to see if they specified who to contact for convention related questions.  I couldn't find a specific person.  But the bottom half of their home page lists all the officers with their private emails.  If it were me I'd start with the president, and work down the list until I got an answer.


Here is email correspondence between me and the IOLI president regarding this question:

Lorelei,   if it these are questions about registration, then they should contact the registrar  Brenda Glenn  at ,    other questions would best be handled by our Convention Chairperson Shirley Stone ioliconvadmn@gmailcom    or Co Chairperson:  Elizabeth Peterson:    Opening registration began yesterday.   For an overview of classes offered,   they can go to  and tick convention.    I hope this helps.   Judy

On Sat, Feb 2, 2013 at 4:32 PM, Lorelei Halley a href="" target="_blank">> wrote:
We have been having lots of questions come up about this summer's convention.  We need to know who to contact with questions.  The Beehive website has a lot of useful information, but no specific contact person for convention questions.  Who would be the best person to designate?  I've written to Lisa Morey with the same question.  Is there some particular officer of the national organization who is designated as question-answerer-in-chief?
So far Devon has been very helpful with the general questions, since she actively participates in laceioli.  Who else can share the burden?

To my knowledge there is no alternative to the whole event fees.  Hasn't even come up in meetings, what you see in the forms is what you to speak.

The cost is tough, I know, I've been saving for a year just to go (and I wont have hotel cost!)  I'm still not sure if I can make it up for the Sunday dinner and Friday dinner...wish I could have opted out of those, but I understand that it's needed to get deals on the hotel space the rest of the week.  

I know that there are weekly groups all over Utah that meet where your students may be able to hook up with locals that know a particular lace.  for example I know that in Utah Valley we have a tatting group on 2nd Saturday, a bobbin lace group every Tuesday, Lace guild on 4th Saturday, and others willing to teach whenever (I'm one of those).  Hope that helps.

I'll post it here too  Brenda's email is wrong.  It should be 

I have an inquiry into various people about the question of whether there is some way to sample the convention without paying the entire registration fee. I think I have confirmation on Wednesday being a "public day" when people can patronize the vendors. I don't have a definitive answer about whether they will have to pay any fee to enter on the Public Day.

I don't have a definitive answer about any mini-classes.

I will let you know when I know.


Hello, I been looking on the Beehive Lacers website and they have updated news for the convention. Quote "The open days for the public to come to the vendor and display rooms will start on Wednesday, August 7, 2013.  The hours will follow the schedule posted and is tentatively listed as: Wednesday 9:30 - 1:30, 3:30 - 6:30; Thursday 11:45 - 1:15, 5:30 - 6:30; Friday 11:45 - 1:15; and the vendor room only on Saturday 9:00 - 12:00 noon.  There will not be an entrance fee."

Shemene Peckman

IOLI Vice President


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