Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March Newsletter

Upcoming Meetings

March 21, 2015Charity Doll Sew-in/ Challenge Judge Form Review

April 18, 2015

Tips on Steampunk -- Sue

May 16, 2015
Joint meeting with River City

Member Birthdays

Happy Birthday to Julie W., Colleen, Shelby and Erin!  Hope you get to see some sunshine on your special days.

Angela Jarecki bust

February Meeting Minutes.

There are none.  We had to cancel our meeting for the first time in forever due to bad weather.  But the good news is that we will be making charity dolls in March.  We will save Erin's eyelash demo for another time.  And since we didn't have show and tell, I thought I'd share some of Angela Jarecki's dolls to get us pumped for her workshop in September.

Angela Jarecki - The Red Thread

Next Meeting

We ran out of time to go over Kathryn's judging forms from the Fairy Habitat challenge. If you would like to share your comments from Kathryn, bring your judging form and we will read them.  It's good to learn from each other and the comments from viewers. 

After our business meeting in March, we will be assembling charity dolls for the Children's Bureau.  Please bring parts for at least one doll, the pattern can be found here. Sew and stuff the arms and legs.  Sew the head pieces to the body pieces, but do not sew the back to the front.  We will do that at the meeting.  If you'd like to make the ears, baste them to the head.   

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

Scribbles front and back

Upcoming Challenges

2015 AFICC Club display - A Bar Scene - Create a character (about 14-16 inches tall) that you might meet in a bar or nightclub.  You may create just the doll, or include a setting like a corner booth or a bit of dance floor.  We'll display them together at AFICC in Columbus, OH in April.

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 in June of 2015. There will be a People’s Choice award.

Leather and Lace- Due at the October meeting, make a cloth doll that includes the materials leather and lace in some way.  No restrictions on size or theme.

Angela Jarecki - Chou Chou

March Checklist

  • Nametag
  • Dues
  • Charity Doll body, arms & legs 
  • Fibers/ ribbons for hair, embroidery floss for face, needles, thread, stuffing, scissors, etc.
  • Critique from the Fairy & Habitat Challenge to share