Important note: September's Meeting will be on Sunday September 14th at 1 pm.
|Just a few of the Bridget dolls from our Lucy Landry class.|
October 18- Puppets by Erin
November 15- Challenge Doll Reveal
November 22- Annual Show and Sale
December 20- Annual Christmas Party
Member BirthdaysWe wish you a happy birthday doll friends! This month we celebrate with Denise, M.J., and Mary McN.!
August Meeting Minutes
|Janet's little birdies|
Before Show and Tell, we had three guests join us! Janet L. found out about us, saw our blog and came bearing Show and Tell. She liked us so much she joined right away! Jamie was visiting her friend Darcie while her family attended GenCon. We're lucky it coincided with the meeting, because Jamie is also a new member. Welcome ladies, we hope you enjoy your time with us.
Show and Tell
We had several Bridgets join us, fresh from the class with Lucy Landry. Lucy was a lovely instructor and a very sweet person. Thank you for teaching us so much, Lucy!
Janet brought two adorable calico birds. She loves the dollmaker Ann Wood, who specializes in owls and birds. Since we were having an Artist Trading Card workshop, Janet also shared her ATC collection. They are stored in a special album she made herself.
|Ann C.- Bridget|
Maggie had some good news. She won a an award at the State Fair in a sewing contest sponsored by the French Seam. Congrats Maggie! She promised to show us next meeting.
Julie W. completed her Bridget. Her face is adorable, and her eyes match her purple outfit. The costume is very detailed with gold trim and a lovely hat.
|Jude - Bridget|
Leslie's Bridget is almost finished. This one is so sweet, with an innocent face and yellow and green costume. Leslie has even beaded her a necklace and trimmed her leggings and dress in yellow.
|Leslie - Bridget|
Erin has been working on her Fae and Habitat challenge. She made cute mini sewing supplies while on vacation. These fabric bolts and balls of yarn are 1:12 scale.
Ann R. also brought her finished Bridget. She made a cute shawl with antique fabric that matches the dress perfectly.
|Erin's mini fabric|
|Julie W. - Bridget|
Julie G. has been asked to give another presentation to the Quilters Guild of Indianapolis North group about doll making. Nita has volunteered to help her, and if anyone would like display dolls or attend, the meeting will be from 1 pm- 3 pm on Friday Nov. 7th in Carmel.
Odds and Ends
|Ann R. - Bridget|
Vicki won the name tag drawing, and Ann C. took Bonnie's round robin home to work on.
On October 18 & 19th Joan is hosting free lecture/ workshop by Golden Artist Colors at Ivy Tech. The lecture is at 9:30 and the workshop is at 1pm. More information on introducing the new QoR watercolors and Williamsburg oil paints as well as other Golden products here.
The Indiana Surface Design Exhibition, a textile art show, is going on at the Greenwood Creative Arts Center until October 25th. More information on the gallery information here.
|The Bonnie Round Robin- Stage 1|
At the September meeting, Andrea will be giving a demonstration on wing making in time to work on the challenge dolls. Your fae doll doesn't have to have wings, but let's face it. Most of them will. You are welcome to bring your favorite examples of wings, but no supplies are necessary.
Julie put together a wonderful workshop on Artist Trading Cards. ATCs are playing card size artworks that are meant to be traded. Julie created kits with fabric, a face stamped on muslin and beads, etc. Then we went to work on our own ATC. Julie was even chosen to have some ATCs in the book 1,000 Artist Trading Cards, and received the ATCs in trade. Wow!
|Our group diligently working on ATCs|
Here we are working on the ATCs. Thank you, Julie for a wonderful program!
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, 2015. There will be a People’s Choice award.
September Meeting Checklist
- Display/ Sale Dolls with tags (Doll Name, Your Name, Pattern By)
- Inventory List for Sale Dolls (if you are not attending the Shop Hop on Friday)
- Wing examples