Tuesday, September 15, 2020

September 2020 Newsletter

September 2020 Newsletter

         

                  
                 
             

Upcoming Meetings
September 19 -Virtual meeting due to Covid
October 17 -  Virtual meeting due to Covid
November 21 -Virtual meeting due to Covid
December 19 -Virtual meeting due to Covid
Please note:  This agenda is tentative and subject to change

Member Birthdays

Mary, Kathryn, and Denise celebrate their birthdays this month.  Happy Birthday to each of you!

Meeting Minutes
Our August meeting was a virtual Zoom meeting.  Attending were Andrea, Julie W., Katie, Ann C., Joan, Vicki, Virginia, Maggie, and Jude.

Show and Tell
A few members had some show and tell.  Ann C. showed us a pearl baby necklace that was remade into a beautiful bracelet.  How nice to be able to  pass on such a sweet memento.  She also showed us a cute Barbara Schoenoff bunny she had made.
Vicki showed us a really cute soft sculpture elephant she had made.
Andrea brought a smile to our faces with her puppet.  She showed us her new peg board in her studio.
Katie is working on a new technique of handwork.  She showed us her Barbara Schoenoff  bunny, and a headless cat she needle felted.
Virginia made a bunny from a pattern she got on etsy and showed us a Raggedy Ann doll she made from a pattern she got on her birthday which she had died with coffee and vanilla.
Jude also showed a Barbara Schoenoff bunny she had made and her Tilda Santa doll.
Joan has made a mask with adjustable straps.

Business 
 We continue to have virtual meetings via zoom.
There are plans to still have our Annual Challenge which for 2020 is a Woman in History Doll but this  will be conducted virtually. Pictures of your completed doll should be sent to Katie and Julie W. who will post them on our Facebook page and on our Blog to be voted on. These pictures will need to be sent between October 17-20 to allow time for Katie and Julie W. to get them ready to post on Election Day, November 3 to commemorate women's right to vote.  Voting will continue for 10 days (November 13).  Doll's maker will be anonymous until votes are tallied and winners are announced.  
We are considering a Christmas gift mail exchange and Virginia is working on a way to do it.
Kathryn Walmsley is developing a way to do our Triplet class by doing videos and PDFs for those who signed up for the class.  Jude will be her virtual assistant.  Class participants will be notified.

Upcoming Challenges and Events
Edgar Allen Poe Challenge Doll-postponed for now
Kathryn Walmsley Class 
October 17 -  Woman in History Challenge Doll Due
November 3-13 - Election Day virtual voting for Challenge Doll
November 21, 2020- 18th Annual Holiday Art Fair and  Art Doll Show-cancelled
December - Christmas mail gift exchange.

Next Meeting
Next meeting is Saturday, September 19 by Zoom at 10:)) a.m,  Invitations will be emailed prior to the meeting.

 

Monday, August 10, 2020

August 2020 Newsletter

August 2020 Newsletter


Upcoming Meetings
August 15  - Virtual meeting due to Covid
September 19 -Virtual meeting due to Covid
October 17 -  Virtual meeting due to Covid
November 21 -Virtual meeting due to Covid
December 19 -Virtual meeting due to Covid
Please note:  This agenda is tentative and subject to change

Member Birthdays
Happy Birthday Elena and Andrea!

Meeting Minutes
Joan hosted a zoom meeting for us in July.  Andrea, Denise, Julie W., and Ann C. joined in.

Show and Tell
Andrea showed us a tatted crown she has made for a doll.  Joan is wanting to complete her Patti Culea doll and is excited about her newly purchased sewing machine.  Denise has been making eyes.  Julie W. has been working on some quilts.  Ann C. has been searching for just the right sword for her Mac which won the 2019 challenge.  She was able to get a miniature from Edinburgh Scotland which is very close to what an authentic highlander sword would look like.  She wants to make a leather scabbard for it.  Virtual tours of dollmaking studios were a treat.

Business 
Due to Covid we will be unable to have our regular meetings at the library for the remainder of the year.  We will have virtual meetings via zoom instead.
There are plans to still have our Annual Challenge which for 2020 is a Woman in History Doll but this would be done virtually with online voting.

Upcoming Challenges and Events
Edgar Allen Poe Challenge Doll-postponed for now
August 20th-23rd - NIADA Virtual Conference
September 10-13 Windy City Doll Workshop, Chicago postponed until June 17-20, 2021
Kathryn Walmsley Class TBD 
October 17 -  Woman in History Doll Challenge (virtual)
November 21, 2020- 18th Annual Holiday Art Fair and  Art Doll Show-cancelled


Next Meeting
We will have a virtual Zoom meeting on Saturday, August 15.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

July 2020 Newsletter

July 2020 Newsletter

July 18 - No meeting due to Covid
August 15 - beading?
September 19 - 20 - (no regular meeting) Kathryn Walmsley Class
October 17 - Julie G. - Intentional Mending
November 21 - (no regular meeting) 18th Annual Art Doll Show and Sale
December 19 - Christmas party
Please note:  This agenda is tentative and subject to change

Member Birthdays
Birthday wishes go out to Danielle, Nita, and Vicki this hot July.  Stay cool ladies!

June Meeting Minutes
Unfortunately there was no official meeting again in June.  Some members got together via Zoom.  Thank you Joan for putting that together for us.  The first meeting on June 20 included Joan, Maggie, Ann C., Katie, and Julie W.  The second meeting on June 27 included Joan, Vicki, Andrea, Dimple, Katie, Denise, Ann C., and Julie W.

Show and Tell
At our zoom meetings members could see each other and the room they were in.  What fun to get tours of some of their studios!  A special treat was to see and hear from Dimple  who lives in Missouri.  She shared a couple of new dolls she has created.  Joan has been dying fabric, Vicki shared a quilt she had made.  Andrea continues her tatting and showed us a crown and basket she had made (miniature doll size of course!)  Katie has loved making her Blue Bird and plans to make more.  Ann C. is working on her Poe Challenge doll.

Business
  Andrea informed us that we still will not be able to have a meeting at the library.  One reason is our room is being used as a holding room for returned materials. 

Check this out:  NIADA Virtual Conference:  Visit NIADA.org for information



Upcoming Challenges and Events
June - Edgar Allen Poe Challenge Doll-postponed for now
August 20th-23rd - NIADA Virtual Conference
September 10-13 Windy City Doll Workshop, Chicago postponed until June 17-20, 2021
September 19 - 20 - (no regular meeting) Kathryn Walmsley Class
November 21, 2020- 18th Annual Holiday Art Fair and  Art Doll Show
and  Woman in History Doll Challenge

Next Meeting



  Maybe we will get to have a meeting in August????? Time will tell and we will keep members posted.   In the mean time everyone stay safe and well!

Sunday, June 14, 2020

June 2020 Newsletter

June 2020 Newsletter


June 20 -Meeting Cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions
July 18 - Sue-Ribbon Embroidery
August 15 - beading
September 19 - 20 - (no regular meeting) Kathryn Walmsley Class
October 17 - Julie G. - Intentional Mending
November 21 - (no regular meeting) 18th Annual Art Doll Show and Sale
December 19 - Christmas party
Please note:  This agenda is tentative and subject to change

Member Birthdays
Martha, Dimple, and Ron were all born in the month of June.  Birthday greetings to you all!

May Meeting Minutes
Unfortunately there was no meeting again in May.

Show and Tell
Sorry, no show and tell this month­čś×

Business
The library has started curbside pickup, but will definitely be closed to group meetings throughout June so no meeting again this month.   Our Poe Challenge was due in June, but since we will not be able to have a meeting, the challenge is postponed to a later undetermined date.


Upcoming Challenges and Events
June - Edgar Allen Poe Challenge Doll-postponed for now
September 10-13 Windy City Doll Workshop, Chicago postponed until June 17-20, 2021
September 19 - 20 - (no regular meeting) Kathryn Walmsley Class
November 21, 2020- 18th Annual Holiday Art Fair and  Art Doll Show
and  Woman in History Doll Challenge

Next Meeting

  Maybe we will get to have a meeting in July.  Time will tell and we will keep members posted.   In the mean time everyone stay safe and well!