Louise Colgan is a lacemaker, designer, and teacher with experience in a broad range of Bobbin Lace techniques. She began making lace in 1985 and has been teaching for over 30 years. She has served on the Board of the International Organization of Lace, Inc. as President, 1st & 2nd Vice-Presidents, Southwest Regional Director, and Grants Committee Chair. She is currently Chair of the Proficiency Program Committee and has been awarded an Honorary Membership. Louise has taught Bobbin Lace classes at many I.O.L.I. Conventions, plus workshops for U.S. members of O.I.D.F.A. and a wide variety of regional guilds. She was invited to teach classes at the Australian Lace Guild’s National Conference in 2012 and for New Zealand’s Bridge Lace Group in 2019. In her capacity as a lacemaker and designer, Louise has exhibited her work both locally and internationally. She was also a participant in the renowned International Poppy Project. Her designs have been included in the LACE EXPRESS magazine and the I.O.L.I. BULLETIN. Additionally, she has published three books of original patterns and has made an instructional video on Milanese Lace through Hensel Productions.