Tuesday, June 14, 2022

JUNE NEWSLETTER

 

Upcoming Meetings


June 18, 2022 - Glass Eyes Kathryn Walmsley
JULY 16, 2022 - Bird Inspired Challenge Dolls due
August 20, 2022 - TBA
September 17, 2022 - TBA
October 22, 2022 - TBA
November 19, 2022 - Alice In Wonderland Challenge
November 26, 2022 Show and Sale
December 17, 2022 - Christmas Party and Gift Exchange

June Birthdays

Ron Gausvik and Martha Jungclaus

May 2022 Meeting Minutes


Attendees: Andrea B., Vickie Clem, Jude Hernly, Katie Jones, Kathryn Walmsley, Joan Webb,  

Old Business

Colleen Colquhoun cannot present a class next spring.  Other suggested possibilities include Charlie Patrcolo, Dionna Hogan, Kathryn Walmsley, Barabara Schonoff, and Susan Fosnot.

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

 New Business


The possibility of having a face-making workshop for spirit dolls using paper clay was discussed.  We would invite members of InFiber to participate.  There was a discussion on faces and the need for a class on just making faces.  Several members start dolls but do not finish them because they are unhappy with the faces. The idea of having a challenge for a doll without a face was brought up.  

Program

The program consisted of viewing the fiber art display in the gallery, visiting the Guilded Nest gift shop, and Pass Time Fabrics.  Several members made purchases at both shops.  Pass Time Fabrics had gift bags for each of us.  Afterward, we went to The Depot for lunch.  


Contents of the goodie bag from Pass Time
Fabrics.  One fat quarter, thread, Frixion marker a mint
and a 10% off coupon.




Pattern at Pass Time Fabrics




    A few Pictures from the Guilded Nest










Gallery Pictures














 Upcoming Challenges and Events
July 16, 2022 - Bird Inspired Challenge Dolls due
November 19, 2022 - Alice In Wonderland Challenge
November 26, 2022 Show and Sale

JuneMeeting Checklist
  •   Nametag
  •   Show and Tell

Monday, May 16, 2022

MAY NEWSLETTER

Upcoming Meetings


May 21, 2022 - Fiber Show in  Greenfield
June 18, 2022 - Glass Eyes Kathryn Walmsley
JULY 16, 2022 - Bird Inspired Challenge Dolls due
August 20, 2022 - TBA
September 17, 2022 - TBA
October 22, 2022 - TBA
November 19, 2022 - Alice In Wonderland Challenge
November 26, 2022 Show and Sale
December 17, 2022 - Christmas Party and Gift Exchange

May Birthdays
Virginia Odell, Cindy Dixon, Janet LaFara


April 2022 Meeting Minutes


Attendees: Andrea B., Maggie Carr, Ann Chulk, Vickie Clem, Denise Dodd, Julie and Ron Gausvick, Jude Hernly, Katie Jones,  Suellen and Virginia Odell, Kathryn Walmsley, Joan Webb, Julie Wellpot, Leslie Wright, 

Old Business



May Doll Show in Greenfield May 1-28.  Set up will be May 1 between 2 pm and 4 pm or Monday, May 2nd, 3-6pm.  Labels will be provided, but we will need to provide boxes and drapes. We will hold our May 21 meeting at the gallery--20 N, State Street, Greenfield, IN.  Joan will print folded labels, but the doll's name, Name of the artist, Sale price, or NFS needs to be emailed to Joan by April 15, 2022.  Examples:             Meridith                                        King of the Jungle
                             Susie Dollmaker                            Susie Dollmaker
                              $100                                               NFS

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

 New Business

Teachers for next year were discussed.  Colleen Calquhoun will be asked to teach in the Spring of 2023.


Program


Katie Jones presented the program on sculpted feet.  She provided an excellent demo and provided written directions and patterns.








Show and Tell

 

Jude Hernly's Workshop Doll

Denise Dodd's Workshop Doll

Andrea B's Workshop Doll

Weaving by Andrea B

Weaving in Progress by Andrea B.

Doll made with fabric woven from Flax
by Anrea B.



Tassel on Backpack by Kathryn Walmsley

Back of Kathryn's backpack

Front of Kathryn's backpack

Snow Girl by Kathryn Walmsley

Sample  Colleen Calquhoun doll brought in by Denise Dodd



Sample  Colleen Calquhoun doll brought in by Denise Dodd


 Colleen Calquhoun doll brought in by Julie G.


                                        Upcoming Challenges and Events
July 16, 2022 - Bird Inspired Challenge Dolls due
November 19, 2022 - Alice In Wonderland Challenge
November 26, 2022 Show and Sale

May Meeting Checklist
  •   Nametag
  •   Money for Shopping and lunch if desired.

Monday, April 11, 2022

April Newsletter

 

Upcoming Meetings


April 16, 2022 - Katie Jones Feet
May 21, 2022 - Fiber Show in  Greenfield
June 18, 2022 - Glass Eyes Kathryn Walmsley
JULY 16, 2022 - Bird Inspired Challenge Dolls due
August 20, 2022 - TBA
September 17, 2022 - TBA
October 22, 2022 - TBA
November 19, 2022 - Alice In Wonderland Challenge
November 26, 2022 Show and Sale
December 17, 2022 - Christmas Party and Gift Exchange

April Birthdays
Katie, Sandy, and Ann R.


March 2022 Meeting Minutes
Zoom Meeting

Attendees:  Nita Butler, Maggie Carr, Ann Chuck, Vickie Clem, Julie and Ron Gausvick, Katie Jones, Martha Jungclause, Suellen and Virginia Odell, Joan Webb, Julie Wellpot, Leslie Wright, 


Old Business

Sue Odell ran the business meeting since Andrea is out of town.

May Doll Show in Greenfield May 1-28.  Set up will be May 1 between 2 pm and 4 pm or Monday, May 2nd, 3-6pm.  Labels will be provided, but we will need to provide boxes and drapes. We will hold our May 21 meeting at the gallery--20 N, State Street, Greenfield, IN.  Joan will print folded labels, but the doll's name, Name of the artist, Sale price, or NFS needs to be emailed to Joan by April 15, 2022.  Examples:   Meridith                                        King of the Jungle
                             Susie Dollmaker                            Susie Dollmaker
                              $100                                               NFS

Discussion occurred on plans for taking Christine Shively on Friday, April 8.  Martha and Sue will take care of keeping her entertained on Friday and taking her to dinner.  The start time for the class will be 9 am on Saturday, and 10 am on Sunday.  

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

 New Business

Teachers for fall and next year were discussed.  It is getting difficult to find teachers.  If you have ideas for teachers, share them with Sue Odell or Julie Gausvik. 
One name was suggested:  Colleen Calhoun (SP)


Program

Swap Meet--everyone went home with new treasures.

Show and Tell


Katie's Lion made at the February Retreat

Joan's Marmalade

Storage container available at Harbor Freight for $6.99



Martha's boxes





A few pictures of dolls in progress from the Christine Shively Workshop.












Upcoming Challenges and Events
July 16, 2022 - Bird Inspired Challenge Dolls due
November 19, 2022 - Alice In Wonderland Challenge
November 26, 2022 Show and Sale

April Meeting Checklist
  •   Nametag
  •   Show and Tell
  •   Ideas for 2022 programs



Sunday, March 13, 2022

March Newletter

 

Upcoming Meetings

March 19, 2022 Swap Meet and Fiber Exchange
APRIL 9-10 Christine Shively's class
April 16, 2022 - Katie Jones Feet
May 21, 2022 - Fiber Show in  Greenfield
June 18, 2022 - Glass Eyes Kathryn Walmsley
JULY 16, 2022 - Bird Inspired Challenge Dolls due
August 20, 2022 - TBA
September 17, 2022 - TBA
October 22, 2022 - TBA
November 19, 2022 - Alice In Wonderland Challenge
November 26, 2022 Show and Sale
December 17, 2022 - Christmas Party and Gift Exchange

Member Birthdays
Julie Welpot  3/18
Colleen Stines  3/27


                                        February 2022 Meeting Minutes
                                             Zoom Meeting

Attendees:  Andrea Baughman, Ann Chuck, Denise Dodd, Katie Jones, Barabara Schonoff, Joan Webb, Julie Wellpot


Old Business

Our March meeting will be held in person at the library.  Katie will present the program on feet.  Katie will present some information on Spirit Dolls at the March InFiber meeting and report back to us at our March meeting.

New Business

Katie proposed doing a doll show at the October 21-22, 2022 retreat.  The attendees at the Retreat Center enjoyed the few dolls that were on display at our last retreat, and at least one doll was sold.  Barbara and Colleen will help with planning and setup.

Maggie will not be available to coordinate the November doll show this year, but she has good notes.  Andrea will coordinate, but it would be appreciated if someone else would like to help.  

Program

Since the meeting was held by Zoom, we watched a short video on Spirit Dolls.  A group held a two-hour workshop to make Celtic Spirit Dolls.  There are many examples of Spirit Dolls in the video. 

Here are two more videos that might be of interest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ6o4BJO8lI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCn7xlwp_z4

Denise also gave us the information for the Earthenware faces.

Link to Lyn Belisle Shop (for the earthenware faces):


Lyn also teaches online at Teachable:

Show and Tell

Denise shared two items:  her Triplet Doll and a Spirit Doll.





Ann shared her Luna Lapin that she made during the February Retreat.




Barbara shared her Marmalade bunny and accessories.
 


Katie shared the lion that she made at the February retreat.




Upcoming Challenges and Events
July 16, 2022 - Bird Inspired Challenge Dolls due
November 19, 2022 - Alice In Wonderland Challenge
November 26, 2022 Show and Sale

March Meeting Checklist
  •   Nametag
  •   Show and Tell
  •   Ideas for 2022 programs