Welcome to CRLG!

The Chesapeake Region Lace Guild (CRLG) is an educational non-profit association. As a Charter Chapter of the International Organization of Lace, Inc., the objectives of the Guild are to promote interest in the fine old laces, to preserve fine laces for posterity, to study the history and characteristics of lace, to teach and promote lacemaking and lace identification, to promote and encourage lace exhibits, and to encourage museums that own lace collections to exhibit their collections and make them generally available for viewing by the public at large.


Calling all lacemakers, future lacemakers, and people interested in lace

Please consider joining the CRLG. You'll get our newsletter with lots of interesting articles and updates on CRLG activities. You will learn more about our two Lace Days each year (April in Virginia, October in Maryland), where you can peruse and purchase our vendors' books and supplies. We also have a guest speaker and mini-workshops at each of our Lace Days. Dues are only $20 per calendar year.

For a downloadable copy (PDF) of the CRLG membership form, please click here.


Interested in learning more about lace and lacemaking?

If you represent an organization that is interested in having a demonstration or presentation on lace, please contact the Guild. We will be happy to work with you to make all the necessary arrangements.


What's New !!!

Fall Lace Day 2020

Mark your calendars! Saturday, October 24, 2020 will be our Fall Lace Day beginning at 10:00am. It will be held virtually via ZOOM


The International Organization of Lace, Inc. will hold its 68th annual convention July 24-August 01, 2021 in Sparks, NV.

Information can be found here.

CRLG on Facebook

CRLG is now on Facebook. Like us here.


Useful Links

Be sure to visit the new links added to the useful links page. Lots of forms and documents for use by Guild members can also be found on that page.


For CRLG Members

CRLG members are strongly encouraged to tell the board what topics, speakers, and workshops you would like to see at future lace days. Contact us to voice your opinion or come to a board meeting. The board usually meets on the third Saturday in March, June, September, and December at the Palisades Neighborhood Library (4901 V Street, NW, Washington, DC). Phone number is: 202-282-3139.

CRLG members: Remember to report your volunteer hours to Karen H. Thompson. Members are also asked to inform CRLG of any upcoming lace demonstrations so they can be reported to IOLI. Be sure to include the event, dates, location, and names of the volunteers.


Last updated September 09, 2020