Dear 2018 IOLI Convention Registrants,

The Alamo Bobbin Lacers and IOLI invite you to join us for the IOLI 65th Annual Lace Convention in 2018 to be held in San Antonio, Texas, USA at the El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel July 22-28. Our theme is “San Antonio is hotter than a jalapeño! Be sure to bring your fan!” with a lace contest theme around fans. We have an excellent slate of teachers lined up to share their knowledge and help us grow in our lacemaking skills. Our dearly loved vendors will be joining us from near and far to showcase and sell their wares. The city of San Antonio will be celebrating its 300th anniversary in 2018. San Antonio is known world-wide for its Mission Trail, which has recently been designated as a World Heritage Site. San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the United States, but is known for its small town feel and friendly residents. With the historical Mission Trail, the Riverwalk, several museums, Sea World, and Fiesta Texas, we hope many of you take the opportunity to come early or stay late after convention week to take advantage of some South Texas hospitality and history.