I am sooo excited about the upcoming IOLI Convention in 2015 for several reasons:
1. It is in my ‘backyard’: I live in Nebraska and the convention is being hosted by the Doris Southard Lace Guild in Iowa City, Iowa. The actuall address is Coralville, but Coralville is a suburb of Iowa City
2. I’m teaching–It gives me the excuse to work up design ideas into a book and class format. I loove the design/tatting work!
3. Theme is “Lace on the Prairie”
The theme of the convention is “Lace on the Prairie”. I, being a Nebraska farmer’s daughter, embody that idea completely. I grew up ‘on the prairie’ and learned tatting from my maternal grandmother. Later I found out that my paternal grandmother AND grandfather also tatted. Tatting was truly a ‘prairie lace’ in that it didn’t require