Congress Display

At each Congress, the participating countries mount a themed lace display to represent their country. In 2025, the host country of Bulgaria has chosen the Congress theme of “Connections.”

The topic of the USA country display isMy Lace Connections - Around the World.”
All lacemakers are invited to submit a piece of lace, any technique, that is no larger than 3 X 5 inches - basically that would fit inside the back clear cover on your cell phone.


The lace will be displayed based on the above prototype at the 2025 Congress and the 2026 IOLI Convention. After that, it will be returned to you. We are hoping for at least 30 submissions to use in the display. They can be in any technique but must meet the size requirements. Please submit your lace and the required form (below) by March 1, 2025. 

All Lacers are welcome to submit a piece to represent the USA.  OIDFA membership is not required.

For more information, please check out the Information Sheet.  To submit lace, complete the  form at the bottom of the information sheet. . For questions, please contact Linda Kay.

The  theme of the  National Stand at the 2023 OIDFA Congress held in Slovenia was a "Patchwork of Immigrants." 
The squares on the patchwork quilt represented many of the occupations and important moments in the lives of our immigrant ancestors.  Many patches included stories about the lace pieces.  The picture is the completed quilt as it hung in the exhibition hall in Slovenia.