In Memoriam: Ele Schwartz – Leader, Teacher and Creator

Eleanor Schwartz, affectionately know as Ele, passed away on July 3, 2023. She was an exemplary leader for The Lace Museum, an extraordinary teacher of lace techniques, and an energetic creator in various lace methods.

Ele was an integral part of our museum’s day to day operations. She encouraged so many students and intrigued countless visitors with her vast knowledge and dedication. Ele will be sorely missed, but fondly remembered in all that she created around her.

There will be a memorial service for Ele on Friday, July 28 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 15885 Los Gatos Almaden Rd., Los Gatos, California 95032. The memorial service will take place at 10:30 AM in the sanctuary followed by a luncheon in the Fireside Room. All who knew Ele are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, Ele’s family welcomes donations either to Holy Cross Lutheran Church or The Lace Museum. Donations made be by check or online. Details can be found here: Holy Cross Lutheran Church or The Lace Museum.

Please visit our memorial page for Ele for an in-depth view of her contributions to The Lace Museum and her students.

The Vintage Sale Is Back!

New Location, Same High Quality Items

The Lace Museum will have a Vintage Sale in TRACY, CA, on

  • Friday, March 25: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 26: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 27: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location is at the beautiful Tracy’s Nursery and Gardens, 29181 S Lehman Road, Tracy, CA.

The vintage inventory will be spread out on tables outdoors and in a large barn – socially distanced for your safety as you look at tablecloths, napkins, household linens, costumer and collector laces, clothing, accessories, insertions and trims and much more!

Sale items include:

  • Tablecloths, Napkins and Household Linens
  • Costumer and Collector Laces
  • Clothing, Accessories, Insertions and Trims
  • And much more!

Cash, check and credit cards accepted. All sales are final.

Hope to see you there!

We Are Not Silent

The Lace Museum is staffed entirely by volunteers from varied backgrounds. We all strive to adhere to the museum’s core values of inclusivity, honesty, and integrity as we engage with all people interested in learning, making, preserving and exhibiting lace.