Friday, July 8, 2016

July 2016

July 2016 Newsletter

 
Upcoming Meetings
 

July 16 - Sue -  Beautiful Wings
August 20 - Photo shoot and swap meet
September 17 - Katie - Fiber Optic Fabric
October 15 - Virginia - Finger Weaving and the Challenge Doll reveal and judging
November 19 - Annual Show and Sale
December 17 - Annual Christmas Party


Member Birthdays

Our July Happy Birthday people are Danielle, Nita, and Vicki.


June Meeting Minutes

We had a productive June meeting with Andrea, Mary, Ron, Julie G., Nita, Martha, Erin, Jude, Julie W., Ann R. and Janet present.  We also welcomed guest Eda Q. who had met Katie at her sewing guild.  Eda is an experienced sewer who has designed her own doll clothes and we hope she comes back again!

Show and Tell

Erin showed us a dress she made for her daughter Bea and a travel bag for a trip to an upcoming wedding. 
 Martha had made a quilt top for her brother with a nautical theme. 
 Nita showed us her Grace doll she finished after taking Sue's recent class.


Nita's Grace
Julie G.'s Patience
Julie W.'s Patience




Julie G. and Julie W. both finished their Patience dolls from Sue's class.







Janet showed some hand dyed skin tone fabrics from Rainbow Fabrics.  Thanks Janet.  These fabrics would be wonderful to use for our dolls.


Business Meeting

Plans for our 2nd weekend workshop for this year are kind of up in the air.  Be sure to attend our July meeting to discuss what we will do.  We are still planning on something for Labor Day weekend.
We discussed next year's meeting in May with River City, where to have it, and our Tarot card doll challenge.
Charity Dollmakers at work
Working together for a worthwhile charity
After our meeting most of the members stayed for the Charity Doll Sew-in.  Several dolls were completed as you can see from the photo at the top of the newsletter.  Many more body parts were started and it was suggested we might work on them at the Labor Day weekend workshop.  These dolls will go to the Children's Bureau which offers emergency, temporary shelter for endangered children, runaway and homeless youth in Central Indiana. This program also provides temporary emergency services and shelter to youth removed from their homes for abuse and neglect. Planned respite care is available for children of parents who are facing difficulties.  We are happy to donate our dolls to such a worthwhile organization!



Upcoming Events

Andrea shared information about the International Lace Convention to be held in Indianapolis at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing July17-23.  On Wednesday, July 20,  the sales room, display room and special evening presentations are open to the public free of charge.  Check out the website for more information. 
 Speaking of conventions, if you read this newsletter in time the American Sewing Guild Conference is going on July 7-11 at the Mariott Downtown Indianapolis.  Check out their website.
One last reminder that on July 20,  Missi Gouty (from Threads of Time in Danville, IL), will present  "The West was Won with Needle and Thread"  at the Common Threads Quilt Guild of Central Indiana, which meets at the Mount Comfort United Methodist Church, 3179 N 600 W, Greenfield, IN.  Her shop is having a Jelly Roll Challenge due the first weekend in November.
Another reminder:  Indiana is celebrating its 200th year anniversary this year.  Some of you might like to enter something in the State Fair to commemorate this historical event.  There is an entry fee of $30 until June 30th.  After July 1 the fee goes up to $50.  Here is the link to the entry website:  http://www.indianastatefair.com/state-fair/entry-information/indiana-arts-building/  The fair is August 5-21, 2016.

Here is information for AFICC 2017
The dates will be April 20-23, 2017.
 Cyndy Sieving
www.CyndysDolls.com 
Home of Artistic Figures in Cloth & Clay (AFICC)
teachers for AFICC 2017
Cody Goodin - Photograph
Debra Klopp - Cloth
Kristin Morris - Clay
Marla Niederer - Cloth
Paula McGee - Cloth
Roxanna Sullivan - Clay
Sherry Goshon - Mix Media Cloth/Clay
Kathryn Walmsley - clay
Stephanie Novatski Cloth & Mix media
Natalie Hamade - Cloth and Mix media
Mike Sieving - Power Tools
Up close and personal reviews on Teachers & Events at
http://www.ArtisticFiguresInCloth.blogspot.com 


Next meeting
Sue will be explaining the process of making beautiful doll wings and will  have everyone working on a wing.  All the participants need to bring are colored pencils. She will have handouts and  other supplies.

Upcoming Challenges
October 15, 2016 Indy Cloth Dollmakers Challenge - The Elements (for Judging)
First Weekend in November - Jelly Roll Challenge at Threads of Time
November 19, 2016 Show and Sale - People's Choice selection of the Challenge Dolls
 
July Meeting Checklist
  • Nametag
  • Show and Tell
  • Coloring pencils for Sue's wings demonstration













Sunday, June 12, 2016

June 2016 Newsletter

June 2016 Newsletter

Upcoming Meetings

June 18 - Charity Doll day (Scribbles Sew-in)
July 16 - Sue -  Beautiful Wings
August 20 - Photo shoot and swap meet
September 17 - Katie - TBD
October 15 - Virginia - Finger Weaving and the Challenge Doll reveal and judging
November 19 - Annual Show and Sale
December 17 - Annual Christmas Party


Member Birthdays

Happy Birthday to our June Bugs:  Martha, Dimple, and Ron!


May Meeting

ICD members present:  Kathryn, Katie, Sue, Virginia, Nita, Ron, Ann R., Julie W., Julie G., Joan, Vickie and Andrea.
River City members present:  Liz, Kathy, Holly, Brenda, Jeanie, Betty, Connie, Regina and guest Cody.

There was a total of twenty one doll makers present, twelve from Indy and nine from Cincinnati! This was a great turn out for our joint meeting held this year at Red Rose Jems Pizzeria in Cincinnati.  The food was great.  Thank you River City for hosting us this year!  It was wonderful to have this get together with so many talented doll makers to share what we all had done over the past year.  Andrea started off by giving a recap of the Indy club's activities and announced our challenge for next year to the River City Club to create a doll associated with a card from a Tarot deck.
Holly from River City then told us of their activities and shared samples from the dolls that their members had brought to show.  They had made progressive dolls, flat faces, pipe cleaner dolls, bound books, had a natural materials challenge, and a carnival (mardi gras) challenge.  They are planning for a new venue for their annual doll show.


Lunch at Red Rose
Lunch at Red Rose


Show and Tell Doll Display


Bound Book
Mardi Gras Carnival Doll
Flat Face, Pipe Cleaner, and Natural Materials Dolls.


Doll Faces created on fabric

River City had challenged us this year with Fantasy Face Pin Dolls.  Each one that was exchanged was unique!  Bring yours to the next meeting for show and tell!  Holly passed out tickets to draw for grab bags.  The contents were delightful!  Thank you everyone for your participation.  We look forward to next years meeting with River City!

Observing Felting Demonstration
After the meeting we went to Silk Road Textiles just a few blocks away.  Proprietor Teresa Owen greeted us and gave a demonstration of a felting process introducing some new products now on the market to make the process easier.  Thank you, Teresa, for your hospitality! Your store is a fantastic place and one to definitely return to when in the Cincinnati area!
Teresa giving Felting Demonstration

Shopping At Silk Road Textiles












Reminders
A reminder that on July 20,  Missi Gouty (from Threads of Time in Danville, IL), will present  "The West was Won with Needle and Thread"  at the Common Threads Quilt Guild of Central Indiana, which meets at the Mount Comfort United Methodist Church, 3179 N 600 W, Greenfield, IN.  Her shop is having a Jelly Roll Challenge due the first weekend in November.

Another reminder:  Indiana is celebrating its 200th year anniversary this year.  Some of you might like to enter something in the State Fair to commemorate this historical event.  There is an entry fee of $30 until June 30th.  After July 1 the fee goes up to $50.  Here is the link to the entry website:  http://www.indianastatefair.com/state-fair/entry-information/indiana-arts-building/


Next Meeting

Our June meeting will be a charity doll sew-in.  We will make Scribbles dolls to give to a local charity. Scribbles is a free cloth doll pattern by Cyndy Sieving that can be made for charity.  The pattern can be found here.  For each doll, bring 2 arms and 2 legs (sewn and turned), 2 head pieces (one with face), and 2 body pieces (cut out), stuffing, and hair.     Sew and stuff the arms and legs. Sew the head pieces to the body pieces, but do not sew them together.  We will do that at the meeting. We could use two sewing machines, so if you would like to bring yours, please let us know. If you'd like to make the ears, baste them to the head.   

Scribble arms and legs
Julie W. and Jude will be making some machine embroidered faces to share, so you could also bring some bodies without the face attached.  You could also bring ribbons or fiber for hair, tools for embroidery, stuffing tools, etc.

Scribble's front and back

Upcoming Challenges

October 15, 2016 Indy Cloth Dollmakers Challenge - The Elements (for Judging)
First Weekend in November - Jelly Roll Challenge at Threads of Time
November 19, 2016 Show and Sale - People's Choice selection of the Challenge Dolls

June Meeting Checklist
  • Nametag
  • Show and Tell
  • Charity Doll body, arms & legs 
  • Fibers/ ribbons for hair, embroidery floss for face, needles, thread, stuffing, scissors, etc




Thursday, May 12, 2016

May 2016 Newsletter

May 2016 Newsletter
Upcoming Meetings

May 21 - River City Joint Meeting
June 18 - Charity Doll day (Scribbles Sew-in)
July 16 - Sue -  Beautiful Wings
August 20 - Photo shoot and swap meet
September 17 - Katie - TBD
October 15 - Virginia - Finger Weaving and the Challenge Doll reveal and judging
November 19 - Annual Show and Sale
December 17 - Annual Christmas Party
 

Member Birthdays
 
Happy Birthday to Mary Jane, Virginia and Janet this month!
 
 
April Meeting Minutes
 
Members present for our April meeting were Denise, Suellen, Virginia, Mary, Andrea, Jude, Katie, Joan, Julie W., Nita, Julie G., Kathryn, Leslie, Ann C., Maggie, Martha, and Janet.
 
Show and Tell
 
Sue showed a doll she is working on from her Grace and Patience pattern with calico materials.
 
Sue's calico doll
 
 
 Virginia completed "Scarlet" her Little Red Riding Hood from a practice pattern and "Lacy" made from her mom's (Suellen's) pattern.


Virginia's "Scarlet"


Virginia's "Lacy"

 
 
 
Nita made "Rags" and "Logan" from a free pattern she found online.

Nita's "Rags" and "Logan"
 
Julie G made two pumpkin head dolls from the pattern "Things That Go Bump in the Night" by Christine Shively
Julie G.'s Pumpkin Head Dolls


Kathryn brought her favorite old doll that was made by Susanna Oroyan for a NIADA convention and shared a picture of her favorite new doll made by her 8 year old granddaughter, Leigh, which was made from recycled materials.
Kathryn's Susanna Oroyan doll
Leigh's recycled doll
 
 
 
Jude told that she has digitized the scribbles charity doll pattern.  She and Julie W. will provide machine embroidered faces for the charity doll sew-in at the June meeting.
 
 
Business Meeting
  
Joan is hoping to have a fiber artist do a workshop for us perhaps this summer.  She will let us know if it works out.  We hope so as this artist is quite good and has much to share with us.
 

A reminder that on July 20,  Missi Gouty (from Threads of Time in Danville, IL), will present  "The West was Won with Needle and Thread"  at the Common Threads Quilt Guild of Central Indiana, which meets at the Mount Comfort United Methodist Church, 3179 N 600 W, Greenfield, IN.  Her shop is having a Jelly Roll Challenge due the first weekend in November.

Another reminder:  Indiana is celebrating its 200th year anniversary this year.  Some of you might like to enter something in the State Fair to commemorate this historical event.  There is an entry fee of $30 until June 30th.  After July 1 the fee goes up to $50.  Here is the link to the entry website:  http://www.indianastatefair.com/state-fair/entry-information/indiana-arts-building/

Following our business meeting we had a group sew-in to work on our Fantasy Face pindolls for the May meeting with River City.  These will be fabulous faces when finished to exchange.

Fun Time
      
Fabulous
                                    
                                         Fantastic Faces

Next Meeting

Our May meeting will be with the River City Doll Club in Cincinnati.  We will meet for lunch at Red Rose Jems Pizzeria,  5915 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati at 11:00.  There will be show and tell, a gift bag exchange, and pin doll challenge/exchange after we eat.  The challenge is to make a Fantasy Face pindoll.  You may make two pindolls (from the pattern given to us by River City) and one will be for the challenge, the other will exchanged with another one of the club members.  The gift bag can contain anything doll related from your stash or otherwise with a $20 limit. These are optional.  You don't have to bring anything other than spending money for food and shopping.   After the meeting at 2:00 we will proceed just a few blocks to Silk Road Textiles, 6106 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati.  They offer many types of fine fabrics and yarn and quality fibers including silk dupione, cotton velveteen, linen, raw silk, silk-wool blends, and silk-linen blends.  The owner of Silk Road textiles will give us a demo on art felt paper. This will be a fun day you won't want to miss!
 
Upcoming Challenges
May 21, 2016 with River City Dollmakers joint meeting - Fantasy Face Pin Doll - Make a pin doll of face that tells a story.
October 15, 2016 Indy Cloth Dollmakers Challenge - The Elements (for Judging)
November 19, 2016 Show and Sale - People's Choice selection of the Challenge Dolls

May Meeting Checklist
  • Nametag
  • Lunch Money
  • Two Fantasy Face Pindolls (one for challenge, one for exchange-optional)
  • Grab bag (optional)
  • Show and Tell

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Suellen Odell, Grace and Patience Workshop

Suellen Odell
 Grace and Patience Workshop
 
April 2016
 

 
 
Suellen Odell presented a fabulous weekend workshop for the Indy Cloth Dollmakers at the Creative Arts and Event Center in Greenfield, Indiana.  Grace and Patience were made from the same basic pattern with variations of their clothing.  Sue shared with us many of her own valuable techniques in making these dolls.  Following are photos from the workshop.  Pictures of the completed dolls will be in future newsletters.  Everyone had a fantastic, fun, and productive weekend.  Thank you, Sue, for sharing your expertise with us! Thank you Virginia for your valuable assistance.  And thank you, Joan, for arranging to get the venue and making dinner reservations at Mi Casa in Greenfield for us!