Thursday, July 16, 2015

July Newsletter

Julie G's Immigrants

Upcoming Meetings

July 18, 2015
Zentangle - Janet

August 15, 2015
Tiny Hands- Leslie

September 19, 2015
ATC Trading Swap- Make 1 Artist Trading Card to swap

September 26-27, 2015
Traveller workshop with Angela Jarecki!

October 17, 2015
Challenge Dolls Due! 

Member Birthdays

 Many warm wishes to Martha, Danielle, Nita, Vicki, and Carrie on their birthdays!

Virginia's Cyndy Boo

June Meeting Minutes

Members present: Julie G, Jude, Ann C, Julie W, Andrea, Virginia, Maggie, Nita, Martha, Janet, and Erin.
Julie's Beaded Fish

Show and Tell

Ann went to the Bead and Button show in Milwakee and brought home some lovely beads.  We can't wait to see what she makes with them.

Virginia's Beaded Fish and Flying Pig

Martha brought a lovely hand quilted silk quilt which has a piece of embellished fabric as the focal point.  She also made a table runner quilt that was beautiful.

Andrea shared the charity dolls she was working on at the sew-along.  They are finished now, and have adorable hand embroidered faces.

Andrea's Charity Dolls
Virginia brought along her work from AFICC.  She had lots of fun and finished soo many projects!  There was a little pink pig pull toy, a beaded fish, and a little girl doll.  Cindy Boo is a paper and mixed media doll.  She looks very punk rock!

Sue wasn't with us, but Virginia had to show us her candlestick sculpture from AFICC.  He's a candle wick troll sculpted from polymer clay.  

Janet's mother made her a beautiful quilt that she used the "quilt as you go" technique.  She was a pioneer, because that method is very popular right now.  Thank you for sharing!

Martha's silk quilt

Julie also brought her treasures from AFICC.  She made a roly poly man from paper clay, a beaded fish, and her own Cindy Boo with a funky spiked wig.  Julie also brough three dolls that depict travelers arriving at Ellis Island.  Pattern by Karen Cunagin.

Business Meeting

The Doll Show at Threads of Time in Danville, IL is Saturday, July 25th.  If you are not attending the retreat but would like to go to the Saturday Show and Sale, you can set up your dolls at 9am Central time (8 am for most of us).  Threads of Time's address is Vermilion County Museum 116 N. Gilbert Street Danville, IL 61832.  

Janet's Quilt from her mom

If you can't make the event, bring dolls to the July meeting and we'll display them in Danville for you.  Label each doll with your name, the doll's name and pattern designer.  Also mark if the doll is for sale.  Please make an inventory so we can keep track of sales and get the dolls back to you.

The joint meeting with River City was a blast and everyone loved Clifty Falls.  The ladies who attended came back with the instructions for next year's challenge.  There is a pin doll pattern to follow, and you must create 2 pin doll heads with a distict personality. One will be for show and tell, the other will go in the pin doll exchange.  We decided this would be a great reason to have another sew-in.  We'll work that in for March or April of 2016.

Julie's Roly Poly Man
Exciting news!  Andrea was able to extend the class size for the Traveller workshop with Angela Jarecki!  Please let her know if you want to take the class.

The Traveller with Angela Jarecki
Saturday & Sunday Sept 26th and 27th
Location TBD (Either the library or Greenfield Art Center

$120 class fee, no pattern or kit fee will be charged
$60 down by July to reserve your spot, full amount due by September's meeting
Make checks out to Doll Creators and send to Jude

And don't forget that we've all been offered to take her Windows online class for only $15.  Class starts August 1st, so the full $15 will be due to Jude by the July meeting.  

Janet won the nametag drawing, congratulations!

Finally, Erin demonstrated a technique to make eyelids and eyelashes using organza, and we went for pizza as always!

Next Meeting

Zentangle example by Janet
Our monthly workshop will be on some Zentangle patterns.  Janet will bring art paper, shading pencils, and a bunch of art pens.  In case there aren't enough pens to go around, please bring a Micron 02 or a Sakura 01 pen if you have one.  Don't run out and buy one, we'll share!  She has six patterns that she will be demonstrating.

Also, in September we will trade Artist Trading Cards, so make some good ones!  The more media is mixed, the better.  They must be 2.5" x 3.5".

Julie's Cyndy Boo

Upcoming Challenges

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 July 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.

Fantasy Face Pin Doll - Make a pin doll of a Face that tells a story.  Due at the May, 2016 joint meeting with the Rivercity Figurative Artist's Guild. 

July Checklist

  • Nametag
  • Dolls for Danville Show and Sale
  • .02 Micron Pen or .01 Sakura Pen
  • Class Fees for the Traveller or the Windows online Class

Sue's Candle Wick