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  • February 12, 2011 8:32 PM | Deleted user

    Just recieved a note from Tina and with the newsletters being forwarded, we have only two missing.

    We are looking for #24 and #48  - We would love to have a complete set.

    Let us know if you have these issues!  email at




  • February 11, 2011 1:58 PM | Carolyn Wetzel
    I just heard through Lacy Susan's newsletter that Sallie Reason passed away from cancer. Cherish your bobbins painted by her as a memory of her talent and spirit!

  • February 11, 2011 9:16 AM | Deleted user

    Remindnig everyone that our NELG Monthly Meeting is only a week away. 

    So far the weather has been holding up and we have been enjoying great sunshine the last couple of days.  It's still cold and we still have feet of snow on the ground. 

    Sounds like we need to get together and enjoy our program on Croation Lace, win a door prize and make some lace.  We all know how I like to win a prize.

     Looking forward to seeing you next weekend.

    Happy Lacing - **Christina**

  • February 09, 2011 10:20 AM | Deleted user

    As reported in the IOLI Bulletin and in our Newsletter by Jill, there is great news about hosting the international convention. 

    Beginning with the 2013 event, any profit is split between IOLI and the host group, yet (and here's the change) any loss is borne entirely by IOLI.

    This year 2011 is being hosted by our Friends in Maryland Chesapeake Lace Guild, the next year 2012, the Minnesota Lace Society is beginning their prerparation.

    So what about bringing it to New England!  Yes it is alot of work, though anything worth doing is generally alot of work.  We have those great lace makers that have gone before us, so what do you think ?  Chime in here!

  • February 07, 2011 10:56 AM | Deleted user

    As reported in the newsletter, we have been working on getting a full electronic set of NELG newsletters from the beginning of time.

    Thanks to Tina Allen for finding #'s 23, 25, 26, 47, 49, 51, 53.  I'm looking forward to scanning them and logging them into our archives.

    We are still looking for #'s 17, 24, 48, 52.  If you find them in your library, please send an email to or directly to me at and we can get them from you.  Please be sure that your copies will be returned.

    Thanks again to Tina!


  • February 05, 2011 3:24 PM | Deleted user

    Hi all,

    Please check in that you have forwarded all your volunteer hours for 2010 to Baraba, our Member At  Large.

    We are getting ready to launch our on-line reporting form for Volunteer Hours.  Your volunteer hours helps us get the word out about Lace. Collection the hours allows us to report them to IOLI as a matter of keeping IOLI's non-profit status.  Thank you in advance for all you do to promote lace in our communities.

      Keep your eyes open for the launch news.  You'll need to log in and the form will be found the the Members Only area.



  • February 05, 2011 10:21 AM | Anonymous

    We have just published the 72nd issue of the NELG Newsletter. It is our intention to make all issues available on our website. To that end, Patty Foley has been busy scanning the issues for which we don‘t have an electronic version. We find that we are missing some issues. If you are a pack rat and have been an NELG member for quite a while, please check your own archives for these missing issues and mail them to Patty for scanning; she‘ll send them right back to you. Thanks!

    The missing newsletters are issues#47, #48, #49, #51, #52 and #53 (between May 2004 and June 2006). Also missing is issue #17, most likely January 1997. Finally, please look for issues #23, #24, #25 and #26 (these issues are between May 1998 and August 1999).


  • February 04, 2011 12:41 PM | Deleted user

    We just published our February issue and  newsletter and is now posted on the Newsletter page in the Members section.  Thanks to our Editor Gail MacLean - and by the way - great job once again! To get to the Newsletter page, you'll need to be a member.  If you are - Login --- if not, consider signing in and becoming a member of NELG. 

    Lots of great information about the activities of the organization.  Demo's at Webs and at lots of places, news about upcoming Retreat, and programs galour at the monthly meeting in Sturbridge.  News about this website and the possibilities of expanding it's use to help all lace lovers.

    As the snow or 'whatever' continues to plague New England, at least we all have our lace.  Hope to see you at Sturbridge on February 19th.  See the Events Page for more information on our program.


  • February 01, 2011 8:46 AM | Deleted user

    What better way to welcome in a new month.  Here in the Northeast of the U.S. we are in the midst of yet another snow storm with a snow and ice punch to this two day event.  We may crest some 60" of snow since Christmas.   I found this quote to start of my month.  

     To be really happy and really safe, one ought to have at least two or three hobbies, and they must all be real."
    Winston Churchill

    This quotes says it about lace makers.  Some of us are avid creators, others are weekend "cross twisters".  Then there are our collectors, bloggers, retailers, and researchers.  However you embrace lace making, we welcome you to the New England Lace Group. 

    Our new site is just launched and our "wouldn't it be nice" list looks like a honey do list!  We anticipate  rolling out more features over the next several months to assist our members in their enjoyment of lace. 

    Off to watch the flakes fly, Enjoy!

  • January 29, 2011 2:41 PM | Deleted user

    Every day we can make lace can be a joy.  What has been an absolute joy for me, is hearing from so many members about the new site.

    A Big Thank You to all of you that have logged in so far and to those of you lurking in the internet.

    Keep sending your thoughts and tips and improvements.   We appreciate it all!

    Thanks again!


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