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.
Linda Kay Benning
How To Join
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. Fees can be paid online in our store.
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
In May of 1985, the late Hazel Funke won the CRLG's contest for designing the Guild's logo. Her design includes the implements of bobbin, needle, and tatted laces arranged in a stylized representation of a sailing boat. Fan-edging below the boat represents the Chesapeake Bay, which is at the center of our region, while threads spell out the Guild's initials.