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2015 IOLI Convention in Coralville, Iowa 17 Replies

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,…Continue

Started by Jean Leader. Last reply by Katherine Dunlevey Jul 20, 2015.

2015 Convention Schedule 6 Replies

Hotel Concession Breakfasts:  7:00a – 8:30a                                                                                     Hotel Concession Lunches:  11:00a – 1:30pEarly Birds take your choice…Continue

Started by Sally Olsen. Last reply by Linda Dumas Jul 14, 2015.

IOLI Convention in Sacramento, California 2014 8 Replies

The convention is off to a great start! Opening dinner last night was great! Entertainment was fun, with magic tricks in the Gold Rush setting. Now we are beginning our classes.Continue

Started by Shemene Peckman. Last reply by Elizabeth Ligeti Aug 27, 2014.

IOLI on Facebook 2 Replies

The International Organization of Lace, Inc. now has its own facebook page. This is for, and is completely separate from the laceioli facebook page. It is very well done.…Continue

Started by Administrator. Last reply by Administrator Apr 4, 2014.

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Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on April 23, 2017 at 11:16pm

I received my notification - I am in my chosen clss, and chosen Wednesday tour, too.!

I cannot make contact with the person named on the IOLI Convention site (named Laura) who is in charge of the display area, as I would like a form to fill in, to offer some lace for the Exhibition.  I have written twice - without  receiving a reply, - so for some reason my emails may not be getting though to her.

Any suggestions would be helpful!

Comment by Administrator on April 1, 2017 at 6:55pm

This notice was posted on arachne today, and I thought it useful, pertaining to this years IOLI convention.


The Public Day for the IOLI Convention is Wednesday. B You will be able to go shopping, visit the display room, plus there will also be a room available where you would be able to make lace and connect with other lace makers.

We look forward to see you there.    Tina Allen"

Comment by Dawn Podsiad on March 31, 2017 at 12:34pm
I have just heard from my convention co-chair that there are rooms still available and that the hotel has increased our bloc of rooms. If anyone has problems getting a reservation please contact me at and I will be very glad to help.
Comment by Valerie Sims on March 29, 2017 at 12:06pm

The Agent from Sales said the block wasn't full and didn't understand the Booking Agent not finding anything. The Booking Dept could give me 15th and 21st at IOLI rates. It was quite the process!

Comment by Anita Hansen on March 28, 2017 at 8:34pm
Based on my experience handling the hotel arrangements for our 2015 convention, it is quite possible that the IOLI block is full and they may need to add more rooms to the block. It is always a good idea to call the hotel directly and speak to them rather than a central booking number. I will try to contact the local group and let them know there may be issues with the hotel reservations availability.
Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on March 28, 2017 at 7:46pm

Glad you, too, managed to phone and get a booking, Valerie.

See you there!!!! :)

Comment by Valerie Sims on March 28, 2017 at 6:58pm

Yesterday the Hotel link from IOLI website said the hotel had no rooms available, as did the centralized booking number I called. The agent suggested I speak to the Sales Dept at the hotel and they made my booking for me.

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on March 14, 2017 at 11:28pm

Very Many Thanks, Sally.  Yes we Must meet when convention is on!

I eventually got booked up - we had already booked our flights over there, and the Internet showed the Hotel  was  "Full" -  Panic, Panic!!!

Anyway, we eventually Phoned up - and the nice guy at the other end of the phone fixed it up for us, with some of our extra nights only about $20 more than Convention rates - with Senior discount! - I always ask - over hear and elsewhere!!

So we will have a bed for the night/s which is a relief!! When I kept getting the "Full UP" sign I was really 'spaced out'!!  But all is well.

I had not thought of looking on the IOLI site to book the Hotel, so thank you for pointing me in the right direction. I know I am a bit late, but had to wait for the eye surgeon to give the All clear for me to fly after major "Back of the Eye" surgery.

Comment by Sally Olsen on March 14, 2017 at 12:42am

2017 Hotel information is available by going to the IOLI website and selecting 2017 IOLI Convention, then Hotel.  Then click on the blue letters Hotel Reservation.  You'll be sent to the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge website AND Promotional Code IOLI is filled in the form for you.  Just add your specifics.

See you there!

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on March 14, 2017 at 12:27am

Hooray!  I can go to Convention this year!!

However, Trying to book a room at the Radisson Valley Forge Hotel - well, I cannot seem to find out how to book in and get IOLI   rate. DH will be with me, so we need a double room.  

Can anyone help, please.?

We plan to get there a few days early - flying in from Melbourne , Oz, on the Wednesday, so we have time to recover from that Long flight - over 15 hours Melb. to LA, and then another 5 + hours LA to Philly!!  Yuk!! 

We will certainly need a bed for the night after that long time strapped in a seat!!! Still, Conventions are always fun, and it will be good to meet up with friends again.

I just can' see how to make the booking! Grrr!


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