Nineteen of the Doily Heritage Posters from the Celebrate Doilies exhibit are on display at the 65th Annual Convention of the International Organization of Lace (IOLI) in San Antonio, Texas, through Friday of this week.
As advertised, the posters tell about doily crocheters of the past and present, who are mostly from Texas. “Are there really that many stories to tell about doilies?” you may ask. When I first started collecting the stories, I wondered about that, too.
Soon I realized that doily stories are people stories, and there are more of those stories than we can collect in a lifetime. Doily stories are about families. Doily stories are about thrift and creativity. Doily stories are about mystery and mysterious connections.
If you can, go see these stories at the IOLI Convention display room, at the
El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel
110 Lexington Avenue
San Antonio, Texas
Thursday, July 26 and Friday, July 27
11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Many thanks to display coordinator and fiber Renaissance woman Pat Tittizer, who worked hard on several aspects of the IOLI convention, and provided these photos.
For more information about the IOLI, please visit www.internationalorganizationoflace.org.