New England
Lace Group

NELG Annual Retreat and Workshops

  • May 14, 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • May 17, 2020
  • 2:00 PM
  • Rolling Ridge Retreat Center, North Andover, MA


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Register and pay by March 15, 2020 and receive an early bird discount on accommodation and workshop fees. Prices displayed already reflect the discount.


Our annual retreat and workshops will be held from Thursday, May 14 to Sunday, May 17, 2020. Once again, we will be at Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center in North Andover, Massachusetts.

Our teachers for this year will be: 

  • Allie Marguccio who will be teaching Idrija lace. Tom Marguccio will be selling Idrija lace supplies.
  • Holly Van Sciver will be offering beginning, intermediate or advanced Torchon, Bedfordshire, Bucks Point, Lester, Honiton, Russian, Hungarian, contemporary lace and more. Holly will also be our vendor.
  • Jill Hawkins will be teaching a beginner bobbin lace class for those who are new to lacemaking, or those who have been away from lacemaking for a while and need to go back to basics. This class will be subsidized by NELG.

Registration is open from February 1 through April 15. Paid registrations received by March 15 will receive up to $20 early bird discount on accommodations and workshop fees. Workshop fees are unchanged from 2019, but accommodation fees are higher due to a price increase from the retreat house. More detailed information is available here.

Our bobbin this year is from Chris Parsons and features the Jack-in-the-Pulpit wildflower, which can be found in abundance in the grounds around the retreat house. Please note that to guarantee delivery for retreat, the deadline for ordering a commemorative bobbin is March 1. Late orders will be accepted, but these will be delivered after retreat.


  • Single rooms are very limited and will be assigned on a first-come first paid basis. If there are no single rooms available, you may register for the waitlist, but must register and pay for a shared room. If a single room becomes available, you will be invoiced for the difference.
  • Check in time is no earlier than 3pm on Thursday for afternoon arrivals
  • All meals are “Chef’s Choice”, and are generally served buffet-style; dietary restrictions can be accommodated
  • Meal times are: Breakfast 8.00am; Lunch 12:00pm; Dinner 6:00pm
  • Class hours are 9am to noon and 2pm to 5pm on Friday and Saturday, and 9am to noon on Sunday
  • We are welcome to bring wine/beer to enjoy in the evenings, but no bottles or cans in their trash, please; we will need to take them home.
  • Checkout time from guestrooms is 10am on Sunday morning
  • Lake Cochichewick holds the drinking water supply for North Andover. Swimming is NOT permitted; however, kayaks and canoes are available for use on the lake. Please visit the retreat house office to complete the paperwork.
  • Rolling Ridge Retreat & Conference Center is located at: 600 Great Pond Road, North Andover, MA 01845.Office phone: (978) 682-8815.
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