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.
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.