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37th Annual
Ithaca Lace Day & Conference
Saturday Oct 6th, 2018   &   October 5-8, 2018

The Document, aka Lace Day Class List and Registration Form!

Ithaca Lace Day

Ithaca Lace Day is generally the Saturday before Columbus Day*, at the Clarion Inn (formerly the Ramada Inn Airport) in Ithaca, New York, on Triphammer Road in front of The Shops at Ithaca Mall. (Please read the note at the bottom of this page if you wish to stay at the Clarion.)

On Saturday, from 9:00 AM through 3:30 PM, everyone who appreciates lace is invited to come and see what we do. (Best time is before 2.)

Vendor merchandise includes:

To help keep Lace Day a free educational event open to the public, the Finger Lakes Lace Guild, Inc. will be selling special limited-edition commemorative "2018 Ithaca Lace Day" bobbins. In addition, a wide variety of raffle prizes are contributed by our vendors, individuals, and other lace organizations. A raffle ticket is available for a $1.00 donation to the Guild, three tickets for $2.00. The drawings are held during the Saturday evening banquet; prize recipients who are not present will be notified.

Ithaca Lace Conference

Other Conference events run throughout the weekend and generally require advance registration. These events include:

Saturday afternoon lecture

Veronika Irvine - Re-imagining Lace in the Digital Age

Saturday evening lecture

Karen Thompson - Ipswich Lace in the Late 18th Century


Contact us to be added to the Lace Day mailing list.

Scholarship Guidelines
Scholarship application

Reserving rooms at the Clarion

Rooms can be hard to find in Ithaca in the fall, so those wishing to stay at the Clarion Inn (formerly the Ramada Inn Airport) should book well in advance and cancel if necessary, adhering to the cancellation guidelines set by the Clarion Inn. Call the local number (607) 257-3100 and ask for the room block being held for the Finger Lakes Lace Guild, Inc.

* or Indigenous Peoples Day (this is Ithaca), and Thanksgiving in Canada!