Monday, November 9, 2015

November Newsletter

Upcoming Meetings

November 21, 2015
Our 13th Annual Show and Sale

December 19, 2015
Christmas party

Member Birthdays

 Happy Birthday to Maggie and Edie, we hope you both have a wonderful day!

Emerald King

October Meeting Minutes

Members present:  Virginia, Suellen, Janet, Kathryn, Ron, Julie G, Jude, Katie, Julie W, Ann C, Erin and Leslie.

Troll Queen

Show and Tell

The 2015 Leather and Lace Challenge Entrants

Janet used a Jan Horrox pattern to make Kaylee from Firefly.  Kaylee Frye is a mechanic on a space ship, but once in awhile she gets to dress in a pretty dress and go out.  She has picked some flowers along the way, and kicked off her shoes.

Sue made the Troll Queen with a beautiful lace dress and crown.  The Queen even has her own fairy tale!  Pattern by Arlee Berryhill.

Virginia also used an Arlee Berryhill pattern to make her Emerald King.  This beaded beauty is making her way down the red carpet.  She will be the best dressed at this event!

Erin finished her doll from the Angela Jarecki workshop and named the dolls Ima and Gigil.  Momma has a leather vest and vintage lace kerchief.  They are off on an adventure!

Jude's fancy lioness is wearing a leather hat and beautiful lace skirt and gloves.  She even has a boutique purse to match her hat. Jude took the Bastet class with Leta Benedict at AFICC.

Ima & Gigil
Julie G's Mademoiselle Meme ran away with the circus at a young age.  She looks like she is part of the Night Circus.  Her lace tutu and metal accents are stunning.  
Katie recreated an outfit she wore in the 80s for Rhapsody on the Runway.  Rhapsody wanted so badly to be a model, and finally her dream came true.  The leather and lace used here are from Katie's actual outfit.  She's got beautiful beading, as well as a touch of purple in her hair.

Julie W's entry has been on a shopping spree.  Carrie has a vintage leather skirt and jacket trimmed with lace.  Even her magnificent boots are lacy.  Pattern by Laura Lundsberg.

Mademoiselle Meme

And we had a couple of show and tell items that were non-challenge related.  Sue and Virginia went to the Ghoultide Gathering in Michigan, and it sounded like a great field trip opportunity for next year.  It had a lot of Halloween themed dolls and other handmade items.  Next year's event will be September 24th, 2016.

Leslie brought some examples of round head dolls she has made, and one that has a muslin button jointed body.

Janet has been making Christmas birds for the show and sale, and brought a few to share with us.

Rhapsody on the Runway

Business Meeting

Flyers and posters for the Show and Sale were passed out to publicize the event.

If you have a table or dolls to display at the Show and Sale, please come to the church on Friday between 3-5, or Saturday at 9am.

Irvington United Methodist Church
30 N. Audubon Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46219

Sue will be our teacher for the first workshop in 2016.  We discussed the 2nd weekend in April (the 9th and 10th) as a good date.  Teachers for the fall workshop were Ute Vasina , Charlie Patricolo, and Stephanie Novatski.  Charlie has expressed interest, but would prefer a 3 day class.  Maybe we could do that over Labor Day weekend?

Kaylee from Firefly

Our slate of officers for 2016 is ever changing.  We need a Vice President to help organize the upcoming workshops.  

President: Andrea
Vice President - ?
Secretary - Julie W
Treasurer - Jude
Publicity - Katie
Show and Sale Committee 

If you are interested in Vice President of Secretary, please let us know.


We also discussed the programs for the meetings in 2016.  At the Anya and Baba workshop, we discussed using Collette Wolfe's Fabric Manipulation books as topics.  We could pick several techniques and have a member teach 1 technique a meeting.  Then we could use those fabric pieces in one doll.

Janet's Christmas Birds

Next Meeting

There will not be a formal meeting on Nov. 14th.  Come join us at the Show and Sale to see a year's worth of amazing dolls, vote for People's Choice, and see who the Challenge winners are.

Upcoming Challenges

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. 

November Checklist

  • Nametag
  • Challenge Doll and Display Dolls with nametags
  • Items for Sale
  • Money for making change