|An example of Cloth Overlay by Leslie|
August 16- Artist Trading Cards by Julie G
September 14?- Wings Demo by Andrea
October 18- Puppets by Erin
November 15- Challenge Doll Reveal
November 22- Annual Show and Sale
December 20- Annual Christmas Party
Happy Birthday to Andrea, our only member with the Peridot birthstone. Hope you have a great vacation in Scandinavia!
July Meeting Minutes
Members Present:Erin, Martha, Katie, Ann R., Ann C., Vicki, Andrea, Mary, Julie G., Maggie, Nita, Brenda, Jude, Leslie, and Julie W.
Show and Tell
We started the meeting with Show and Tell because we had lots to share.
Nita has set herself a goal to make at least 6 dolls from patterns she already owns this year.
Nita, like we all do, loves to collect patterns. This month she made Confection Girl, a barefoot little girl in pinks, browns and greens. She is even holding little truffles! this is based on Sherry Goshon's Jelly Bean.
|Nita's Confection Girl|
|Machine Tatting by Jude|
|Leslie's origami boxes|
Martha has been busy with quilts, but first had to share that her 10 year old granddaughter made her first dress (mostly) by herself! Way to go Lizzie!
|Martha's Shopping Quilt|
|The Teacup Quilt|
|Katie's Avant Garde Indigo|
Congratulations to Katie, because the doll won Best Incorporation of the Challenge Fabric!
|Avant Garde Indigo|
Vicki has made some adorable dress-form pincushions. They might be a good accessory for a fairy house, too...
|Brenda's Tie Purse|
Jude reported $xxx in our treasury. That will be reduced, of course after we pay Lucy Landry for her class this weekend.
|Nita's Overlay face|
We will be participating in the One Stop Shop Hop on September 19th and 20th at the Lawrenceburg Event Center, 50 Walnut St. We will be displaying dolls as well as selling dolls and other items. If you would like to sell, but can't attend please drop off your items with labels (Name, Your Name, Pattern by) and inventory with price list. Because this event coincides with our September meeting, we discussed having the meeting on Sunday September 14th at 1pm, if we are able to use the Library that day. This would allow people not attending the even to bring display items to the meeting.
Katie has postcards to promote the November Show and Sale, please pass them out your favorite public spot to promote the show!
There will be retreat at Threads and Beds on October 31st and November 1st, which will be a great opportunity to work on the Fairy/ Habitat challenge. October books fast, so reserve your spot soon.
The Threads of Time Doll Show is in June of 2015, and the shop has challenged us to create dolls using their Australian line of fabrics, and would have to be purchased through them.
It's time to think about our Board Members for 2015, we have two open positions. Please consider volunteering for President or Publicity. Being on our board is a very fulfilling experience, and we welcome the newer members to consider volunteering.
|Examples of cloth overlay by Andrea|
|Brenda trying cloth overlay|
Leslie then started the Cloth Overlay program. We discussed the best fabrics to use, and the techniques to get the most detail.
|An example of cloth overlay by Leslie|
Julie G. will be teaching Artist Trading Cards. ATCs are small works of art that are meant for trading. There will be a $1 kit fee if you would like to participate. Kit includes fabric for the ATC, stamped face on muslin, and a bit of stuffing. You can also bring your own embroidery floss, embroidery needles, scissors, your favorite colored pencils for coloring faces, embellishments such as beads and buttons (optional).
Examples of ATCs
|Katie trying cloth overlay|
Janet Brandt is participating in the Calm and Collected quilt exhibit through September 27th. This is the Charm Club show of scrap quilts and parodies of the Keep Calm poster at the Sullivan Munce Cultural Center, 225 W. Hawthorne St, Zionsville, IN.
There are a few websites we'd like to share. Nita found a new doll supply store, OOAK Artist Emporium. It has wonderful hair, eye and wing supplies. Thanks Nita!
While we were at Janet Brandt's studio, she told us about Delectable Mountain Cloth. This Vermont store sells beautiful silk, and you can order bundles of small pieces of assorted fabrics.
|Brenda's detailed result|
2015 AFICC Club display -- A Bar Scene- Create a character (around 14-16" tall) that you might meet in a bar or nightclub. You may create just the
doll, or you may add a setting of your own, like a corner booth or bit of dance floor. We'll display them together at AFICC in Columbus, Ohio, in April of 2015.
2015 Paint Chip Challenge
Choose a paint chip with coordinating colors and make a doll that includes those colors. This will be due at our next joint meeting with River City in May of 2015. If you haven’t received a chip, you can get one from Andrea or find
one you like at your hardware store.
2015 Australian Fabric Challenge- Choose a fabric from Threads of
Time’s Australian collection to use in a doll. Doll is due in Danville, IL on September 19th. There will be a People’s Choice award.
August Meeting Checklist
- $1 kit fee
- Color Pencils
- Embroidery Floss and Needles