Sunday, March 10, 2019

March 2019 Newsletter

March 2019 Newsletter


Upcoming Meetings

March 16 - AFICC kit assembly,  Stuffing, closing seams, hip and shoulder joints, assembling a Doll Body
April 20 - Making Doll Hands
May 18 - Joint Meeting with River City Group, cage doll challenge due 
June 15 - Drawing and Sculpting a Doll Face
July 20 - Simple Doll Costuming
August 17 - Doll Hair
September 14 - Doll embellishments, wings, etc.
October 19 - 2019 Challenge Doll Judging of Ethnic/International Doll
November 16 - Reveal of Patti Culea Doll
December 14 - Annual Christmas Party
Please note:  This agenda is tentative and subject to change

Member Birthdays
Happy Birthday Colleen and Julie W.!

February Meeting Minutes
There were 12 members at the February meeting.  Andrea, Janet, Joan, Jude, Katie, Martha, Ann R., Leslie, Vicki, Mary, Maggie, and Ann C. were all in attendance.
Maggie won the name tag drawing.
Not much show and tell this meeting, but Joan never ceases to amaze us with her creativity.  Here are two examples:


We will be having a Charity Sale at the November Show. It was decided that any type of item can be made by club members to sell.  The maker should set the price for their items.  100% of the sale price will be donated to the charity we decide on.
To decide on a charity to support -- interested club members should submit a short proposal describing their preferred local charity.  Send them to Andrea between now and June.  She will gather them up and share them with the club at the June meeting, and we will vote in July for the charity we will donate to this year.
Katie will look into reprinting our business cards, and possibly add meeting time info to the back. She and Joan are researching Facebook groups.  Katie is also interested in updating or re-doing the photo banner, so she is inviting people to send her good face photos of their dolls. 
The program was  discussing Patti Culea patterns, and how to start a doll, with attention given to fabric, grainline, hand-basting, and methods of marking patterns. 

Next Meeting
For March, people should bring their sewn and stuffed body, legs, and maybe arms -- stuffed but not sewn closed.  We'll talk about stuffing and closing those openings, as well as joint attachments.  We'll do hands in April, so if your arm pattern is attached to the hands, bring just body and legs in March.
Also in March, everyone please bring 5-10 strips of cotton fabric, measuring 3"x10".  We need about 90 all together.  They do not have to coordinate.  These will be the skirts for the small doll kits we are putting together for the AFICC gift bags.


Upcoming Challenges and Events
April 25-28, 2019 - AFICC in Columbus, Ohio
May 18, 2019 - River City Challenge "Cage Doll"
October 19 - 2019 Challenge Doll Judging of Ethnic/International Doll
November 23, 2019 - 17th Annual Show and Sale

March Checklist
  • Nametag
  • Sewn and stuffed doll body, legs, and arms (not sewn closed)
  • 5-10 strips of cotton fabric measuring 3"x10"
















Saturday, February 9, 2019

February 2019 Newsletter

February 2019 Newsletter

Upcoming Meetings
February 16 - Planning a Doll
March 16 - AFICC kit assembly
April 20 -Sewing Body Parts and Turning, Assembling a Doll Body?
May 18 - Joint Meeting with River City Group, cage doll challenge due 
June 15 - Drawing and Sculpting a Doll Face
July 20 - Simple Doll Costuming
August 17 - Doll Hair
September 14 - Doll embellishments, wings, etc.
October 19 - 2019 Challenge Doll Judging of Ethnic/International Doll
November 16 - Reveal of Patti Culea Doll
December 14 - Annual Christmas Party
Please note:  This agenda is tentative and subject to change

Member Birthdays
Happy Birthday Julie G. and Liz.  Hope your days are full of sunshine and smiles!

January Meeting Minutes
Sadly our January meeting was cancelled due to weather conditions that would have made travel to the meeting very hazardous for our members.

Next Meeting
The meeting agendas will be altered for the remainder of the year.  Our February meeting will be January's program on Planning a Doll.  
A reminder that our yearly dues were due in January.  If you did not already send Jude your payment you may pay at the February meeting or it's still not too late to send her your check.

Upcoming Challenges and Events
April 25-28, 2019 - AFICC in Columbus, Ohio
May 18, 2019 - River City Challenge "Cage Doll"
October 19 - 2019 Challenge Doll Judging of Ethnic/International Doll
November 23, 2019 - 17th Annual Show and Sale

February Checklist
  • Nametag
  • Dues
  • Patti Culea books, patterns, or dolls you may have


Thursday, January 17, 2019

January meeting cancelled, due to snow and ice and awfulness

Hi, everybody!
The forecast for this Saturday just looks too bad to think about getting us all out there on the road, especially those that live south of town and would have to brave ice as well as snow and wind.
Stay home, be safe and warm, and maybe use the morning to sew something pretty.
Officially,
Madame President.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

January 2019 Newsletter





Upcoming Meetings
January 19 - Planning a Doll
February 16 - Sewing Body Parts and Turning
March 16 - AFICC kit assembly
April 20 - Assembling a Doll Body
May 18 - Joint Meeting with River City Group, cage doll challenge due 
June 15 - Drawing and Sculpting a Doll Face
July 20 - Simple Doll Costuming
August 17 - Doll Hair
September 14 - Doll embellishments, wings, etc.
October 19 - 2019 Challenge Doll Judging of Ethnic/International Doll
November 16 - Reveal of Patti Culea Doll
December 14 - Annual Christmas Party
Please note:  This agenda is tentative and subject to change

Member Birthdays
Happy January birthday to Joan!

December Meeting Minutes
Seventeen members were present for our December meeting:  Elena, Maggie, Martha, Katie, Ann R., Nita, Ron, Julie G., Jude, Kathryn, Leslie, Julie W., Cindy, Ann C., Andrea, Mary and Vicki.

For Show and Tell, Elena brought two adorable little pig originals.
Elena's Piggies

Julie G. brought a fairy doll made with chalk paint and rice paper wings. She also made a Krampus doll which is a doll from European folklore.
Julie G.'s fairy
Julie G.'s Krampus
 Kathryn shared a beautiful quilt she has put together over the last two years made from wool felt and designs from Sue Spargo.  Beautifully done, Kathryn!
Kathryn's wool felt quilt
2019 officers were voted for.  They remain the same as for 2018:
President:  Andrea
Vice-Presidents:  Virginia, Sue, Julie G., and Denise
Secretary/Blog:  Julie W.
Treasurer:  Jude
Publicity:  Katie
Show and Sale:  Maggie

The programs for 2019 were discussed and we will be creating a Patti Culea doll.  This will be a year of learning and reviewing all kinds of doll making techniques and an opportunity for dollmakers of little experience to very experienced to learn and share.  Julie G has contacted Patti about our plans.  Patti thanked us for contacting her and was very glad to know about our dollmaking.  Patti has several well written books on dollmaking as well as  many patterns that we can choose from.  Patti's instructions are very detailed and make it easy for any dollmaker to complete a wonderful doll.  Members may choose any of her dolls to create and we will work together thru out the year and have a completed doll to share with everyone at our November meeting.
The meeting continued alternating feasting on the fabulous foods members brought, with voting on next year's challenge doll.  The winning vote was for creating an ethnic/international doll.  Our Christmas gift needle cases were exchanged.  The needle cases were wonderfully made, each unique and sew useful!
Needle book gift exchange
Party time!
Party time!
Needle Books
Voting
 In December our charity dolls were donated to the Children's Bureau's Hope for the Holidays campaign which supports children and families who otherwise might not receive any holiday assistance.  Their mission is to preserve families and protect the future of Indiana's children.
Charity Dolls
Children's Bureau

Next Meeting
Dues are due in January! You may write a check to Doll Creators for $25 and give it to Jude at the meeting or mail it to her.  Sue and Julie G. will be leading our January program which will be starting the doll creating process.  Things that will be discussed include choosing the pattern, fabric choices, tracing and sewing a pattern, types of stuffing, and tools for turning. Members are encouraged to join in the discussion with their knowledge of these things as well as questions about any of the topics.

Upcoming Challenges and Events
Thru end of January 2019 Doll Display at Bona Thompson Historical Society in Irvington
January 26, 2019 Andrea's flower fairy class at Bona Thompson 1-4
April 25-28, 2019 - AFICC in Columbus, Ohio

May 18, 2019 - River City Challenge "Cage Doll"

October 19 - 2019 Challenge Doll Judging of Ethnic/International Doll
November 23, 2019 - 17th Annual Show and Sale


January Checklist
  • Nametag
  • Dues
  • Patti Culea books, patterns, or dolls you may have