Monday, November 21, 2022

20th Annual Art Doll Show and Sale 2022




 20th Annual Art Doll Show and Sale 2022


Our 20th annual Art Doll Show and Sale 2022 was a success!

Here are some photos of our amazing dolls on display.  Challenge dolls over the years brought back a lot of memories for the participants.

Challenge dolls over the years.

and more Challenge dolls over the years.

and more Challenge dolls over the years.

and even more Challenge dolls over the years!


Kathryn Walmsley, a gifted artist.

Barbara Schoenoff's creations.

Barbara Schoenoff's Elf display

Dolls completed in recent years, including our spring 'Shadow Puppet' workshop with Christine Shively-Benjamin.

More dolls completed in recent years were voted upon by viewers for the People's Choice Award.

                                                                                       
Andrea winner of the Alice in Wonderland Challenge

Kathryn, winner of the Bird Doll Challenge

Denise's winner of the People's Choice Award


Saturday, November 12, 2022

November 2022 Newsletter

 November 2022 Newsletter

Upcoming Meetings

November 18, 2022, set-up for show from 2:30 - 4:30 pm
November 19, 2022 - Alice in Wonderland Challenge
November 19, 2022 - 20th Annual Doll Show and Holiday Art Fair 9-4
December 17, 2022 - Christmas Party and Gift Exchange


November Birthdays
Happy Birthday to Maggie!

Show and Tell
Sue and Virginia recently made a trip to the Bewitching Peddlers of Halloween Show in Marshall Michigan.  They each shared purchases they had made.
Virginia's new purchase


Sue's new purchase

Sue also brought mementos from the recent ODACA Luncheon she attended.
Sue's ODACA mementos

Denise has been quite busy knitting some fantastic items.  She brought an absolutely gorgeous shawl and a sweet gnome she had knitted.
Denise's knitted shawl and gnome

Denise also has been busy experimenting with eco-dyeing.  She brought samples of fabrics and paper she created.  These were amazing!
Denise's eco-dyed fabrics and paper

As if that wasn't enough, Denise also has started another doll she has named Freda and shared her work in progress with a paperclay head.  We can't wait to see it completed!
Denise's doll in progress

Nita shared three doll she has made including her country doll and scrap bag doll.  They are all adorable!
Nita's sweet dolls.


Katie brought her completed bird doll challenge made of paperclay.  She was inspired by the national bird of Israel called a Hoopoe.  The yellow feathers symbolize the joy and hope of finally being free and looking at the bright future ahead. A fabulous job, Katie.  She is beautiful!
Katie's Hoopoe doll

Linda brought and showed us a china grandma doll head.  Sorry I failed to get a picture!

Joan showed us some Doggie Poop bag holders and reusable grocery bags she is making for the charity table at the Show and Sale.


Meeting Minutes
Present at the October meeting were Andrea, Linda, Virginia, Kathryn, Sue, Julie W., Denise, Ron, Julie G., Ann C., Nita, Jude, Katie and Joan.

Ann C. passed out publicity items for the Doll Show and Holiday Art Fair.  Andrea informed us we have room for more sales tables available.  Please contact her if you want some space.
We will have a charity table for Hope Center Indy as we have in the past. We are requesting each member donate at least one hand made item to sell.  Please put a price on each of your items.  We will also have tables dedicated to the Alice in Wonderland challenge, Bird Doll challenge, Christine Shively class and since this is our 20th annual show, please bring winners of any of past challenges you have for display.  If you cannot attend,
 you may contact one of the officers to make arrangements to display your doll.  We also will have a table on which you may display any dolls you may have made in the last 2-3 years.

Future Business
In the spring of 2023, March 11 & 12, we will have a class with Deanna Hogan.  Julie G. informed us the class is full, but she is making a waiting list so you may contact her in case there is a cancellation.
There are plans to have an INfiber collaboration with a spirit doll/four seasons theme sometime in 2023.

Program
Joan presented a program on using electronic LED lights with fabrics.  She made a Zombie VOO DOO doll using this technique.  How fun! She showed us how to wire the lights, make a switch, and shared books and samples of items needed to do a project as well as resources to purchase these items.  Her program was extremely informative and inspirational.  Thank you, Joan!
Joan's little LED sample

Joan's Zombie Voo Doo doll
with a pin in its heart to turn the light on

Next Meeting
There will be no official meeting in November as that is the day of our fabulous 20th Annual Doll Show and Holiday Art Fair at the Irvington United Methodist Church from 9-4.  Alice in Wonderland Challenge dolls will be unveiled and judged on that day.


Our next official meeting will be December 17, 2022, when we have our annual Christmas Party.  We will have a pitch-in brunch and Virginia will make a list of who will bring what.  For those who wish to participate, there will be a Christmas Carol gift exchange (Dickens related or song related).  We will also be voting for officers for 2023 and voting on Challenge doll themes for 2023.


Thursday, October 13, 2022

October Newsletter

 

Upcoming Meetings


October 15, 2022 - Electrical Sewing
October 20-22, 2022, Danville. IL Doll Show
November 18, 2022, set-up from 2:30 - 5 pm
November 19, 2022 - Alice In Wonderland Challenge
November 19, 2022 Show and Sale
December 17, 2022 - Christmas Party and Gift Exchange


October Birthdays
Barbara S.


Checklist For the October Meeting:

Dolls for the Danville Display
Name Tags
Show and Tell

September 17, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Attendees: Andrea B., Nita B., Ann C,  Vicki C., Julie and Ron G., Jude H., Katie J., Mary M.. Sue O., Virginia O., Linda S., Kathryn W., Joan W., Julie W., Leslie W.

Old Business and Officer Reports

Vice Presidents Report -- The Deanna Hogan Class will be on March 11 and 12, 2023, and the cost will be $150.00. Contact Jude H. for payment. Checks should be made out to Doll Creators.  To sign up for the workshop, see Julie G or Virginia O.

Secretary,-- 

Publicity-- Bookmarks are available

Show & Sale-- We will take sign-ups for the doll show sales tables at the October meeting.  If you cannot be at the meeting, you can email Andrea. A sales spot will cost $15, whether it is a full table or a half. Bookmarks were distributed. The Bird Dolls, Alice In Wonderland challenge dolls, Misc. dolls, and older Alice in Wonderland dolls can be displayed at the show. A past challenge doll table was suggested. The Charity table will benefit Hope Center Indy. 


Future Business

Katie asked us to continue to send her photos of finished dolls for our Facebook page.
InFiber Collaboration -- Spirit Dolls--These will not be due until 2023.  

Program
Andrea did a short presentation on sewing a ladder stitch dart on a doll body,



Upcoming Challenges and Events
  October Program --Joan W.  Electrical sewing. Bring Dolls for               Danville display  (boxes and  tablecloths)
  October 21 & 22 Retreat and Danville doll show
  November 19, 2022 - Alice In Wonderland Challenge
  November 26, 2022 Show and Sale
    



Thursday, September 15, 2022

September Newsletter

 

Upcoming Meetings


September 17, 2022 - Andrea
October 22, 2022 - Electrical Sewing
November 19, 2022 - Alice In Wonderland Challenge
November 19, 2022 Show and Sale
December 17, 2022 - Christmas Party and Gift Exchange

September Birthdays

Mary M.
Kathryn W.
Denise D.

August 2022 Meeting Minutes


Attendees: Andrea B., Ann C,  Julie and Ron G., Jude H., Sue O., Virginia O., Linda S., Joan W., Julie W., Leslie W.

Old Business and Officer Reports

Vice Presidents Report -- The Deanna Hogan Class will be on March 11 and 12, 2023, and the cost will be $150.00.

Secretary,-- Names listed in the newsletter will show only the first name and first letter of the last name.  

Publicity-- Ann C. will put notices in the available Eastside Newspapers to list our meetings.

Show & Sale-- We will take sign-ups for the doll show sales tables at the September meeting.  If you cannot be at the meeting, you can email Andrea. A sales spot will cost $15, whether it is a full table or a half. Save the date flyers were distributed. The Bird Dolls, Alice In Wonderland challenge dolls, Misc. dolls, and older Alice in Wonderland dolls can be displayed at the show.

InFiber Collaboration -- Spirit Dolls--These will not be due until 2023.  

 New Business

Katie asked us to continue to send her photos of finished dolls for our Facebook page.
Mary M. is in Rehab
Janet F., who made birds, has passed away.

Program
Ann C. presented the program on ribbon flowers.  She demonstrated various flowers and leaves.   





        Show and Tell

              
Button doll by Jude H.



Egyptian doll by Sue O.



Sparkle Doll by Virginia O.

Sparkle doll by Sue O.



Christine Shively doll by Julie W.

Felted duck by July W.


The next six dolls are collectible dolls shown by Leslie W.
I have included the labels

                              





Bird Inspired doll by Andrea B.


Upcoming Challenges and Events
  September Program--Andrea B.
  October Program --Joan W.  Electrical sewing. Bring Dolls for Danville display 
 (boxes and  tablecloths)
  October 21 & 22 Retreat and Danville doll show
  November 19, 2022 - Alice In Wonderland Challenge
  November 26, 2022 Show and Sale
    
Check List for September Meeting
Name Tag
Show and Tell