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  • October 01, 2018 2:10 PM | Gail MacLean (Administrator)

    Saw the Lace, Not Lace exhibit at the Hunterdon Art Museum last Saturday. It was well worth the trip. The Sea Urchins were spectacular. All of the selections were fascinating, each with its own attraction. Kudos to curator Devon!

    The star of the show, though, was Lieve Jerger's Carriage of Lost Love! I'm sure it was a challenge to display, but Devon and company rose to the occasion. It is in a room by itself that is just slightly larger than the carriage, and it is lit from inside, projecting onto the white walls all of the designs! Great idea!

    Enjoyed meeting some other lace makers and answering questions from other visitors when they learned that I was a lace maker (but not in the same league!). The accompanying program book was worth the investment because of the in depth stories about many of the pieces. Hope you can all get to see the exhibit!

  • September 08, 2018 3:36 PM | Anonymous

    The list of winners for this year's Creative Arts has been published by ESE and can be found here. Many congratulations to all the winners!


  • September 02, 2018 1:34 PM | Gail MacLean (Administrator)

    Please be aware that although the Lace, Not Lace exhibit runs from September 23 to January 6, the Sea Urchins will only be there for the first 2 weeks, that is, until October 7!

    Please check the museum website for details.

  • August 23, 2018 7:18 PM | Carolyn Wetzel

    Is there going to be a meeting on Saturday in addition to the demo at OSV in September? Both are on the calendar.  Thanks for clarification!

  • August 22, 2018 9:22 AM | Bryce Wolf

    Anyone who would like their entries delivered to the Big E should get them to me or Sharon Sacco before Labor Day, Sept. 3. Please let us know you are coming to coordinate an appropriate drop-off time. We are looking forward to bringing lots of items!


  • August 16, 2018 1:15 PM | Anonymous

    The Hunterdon Art Museum is about to open a major exhibition on contemporary lace. The exhibition, "Lace, not Lace: Contemporary Fiber Art from Lacemaking Techniques", features 41 lace works by 26 artists and includes Jin Choi + Thomas Shine's the Urchins, and Lieve Jerger's Carriage of Lost Love. The show is curated by long-time NELG member, Devon Thein. 


    The exhibition opens September 23, with live music, food trucks, artist talks and a special lighting of the Urchins at dusk outside on our terrace.

    The detailed press release can be found here.

  • July 30, 2018 1:48 PM | Carolyn Wetzel

    I just got back from the IOLI convention in San Antonio. It was a great event, and despite the heat (over 100 oF everyday) and some hotel glitches, I think that "a good time was had by all". 

    At the AGM I picked up the charter chapter gift CD and a replacement charter that has the new IOLI name on it, which I'll bring to the first meeting in September.

    Hope everyone is having an enjoyable summer,

    Carolyn W

  • July 27, 2018 11:11 AM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)

    Just a reminder that the price for Big E entries will be increasing on 2 August.  You can enter pieces that are not yet complete.  I encourage all of you to enter so we have a good lace display for all to see.  To enter follow the entry links on

  • July 02, 2018 3:25 PM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)

    The Finger Lakes Lace Guild has sent out the registration packets for the 38th Annual Ithaca Lace Day and Conference that will be held 5 - 8 October 2018.  For more information including pictures see:

  • June 10, 2018 9:36 PM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)

    As most of you know, the Big E is a great place to show off your lace.  The entry form is now on line.  Just to remind you about the entry deadlines, the regular entries are due by 1 August.  Late entries (for a higher entry fee) will be accepted through 15 August.  Here is a link to the website: .  Please think about what you can contribute here.  Remember that there are no requirements that the entries be monumental pieces.  There is also no requirement that they be finished before the entry, only that they be finished before dropping them off in early Sept right after Labor Day.

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