Saturday, April 9, 2016

April 2016 Newsletter

April 2016 Newsletter
Upcoming Meetings
April 16 - Sew-in for Fantasy Face Pin Doll Challenge
April 23 and 24 - Weekend workshop with Sue Odell.
May 21 - River City Joint Meeting
June 18 - Charity Doll day
July 16 - Sue -  Fabric Manipulation Technique
August 20 - Photo shoot and swap meet
September 17 - Katie - TBD
October 15 - Virginia - Finger Weaving and the Challenge Doll reveal and judging
November 19 - Annual Show and Sale
December 17 - Annual Christmas Party
Member Birthdays
Katie, Sandy, and Ann R. are another year older this month!  Happy Birthday!
March Meeting Minutes
Members present for our March meeting were Erin, Janet, Kathryn, Julie G., Joan, Katie, Vicki, Andrea, Mary, Maggie, Ann R., Ann C., Martha, Sue, Jude, Julie W., and Nita.

Show and Tell
Maggie showed her completed UFO "Eliza Garfield" which was quite interesting!

Maggie's "Eliza Garfield"
Martha finished a doll from a pattern by Jill Maas.  Club members thought the doll's name should be "Bunny"  as her hair is real rabbit fur!  She also shared her frog and foxes from a recent retreat at Threads of Time in Danville, IL.  She also finished a memory quilt for her granddaughter.
Martha's Memory Quilt
Martha's foxes and frog

Martha's "Bunny"
Sue brought her finished UFO "Madam Mori" adapted from an Angela Jarecki pattern.

Sue's "Madam Mori"

Jude's frog she made at Threads of Time ate a Ladybug"!  She finished her "Jenny" doll from a class at AFICC with Monika Shedden constructed with painted dryer sheets.
Jude's hungry frog
Jude's  "Jenny"

 Julie W. finished her "Garden Party" beaded face doll from a class with Anne Hesse and her Colts' fan doll from Jill Maas' pattern "Dancing Doris".

Julie W.'s Colts fan
Julie W.'s Garden Party doll

Janet showed her doll she started a year ago with one of her first heads she put on a stump doll and some birds she created.
Janet's stump doll and birds

Kathryn's completed UFO was a Punchinello head she started in a class she taught for our club.  She also completed a wonderful wall hanging of wool felt appliqued dolls and a cute clown doll.
                                                   Kathryn's Punchinello
Kathryn's wool felt appliqued doll wall hanging 

Kathryn's clown doll

Julie G.'s fox
Julie G. brought her finished Lucinda on a trapeze from a pattern by Barbara Schoenoff and her fox she made while at Threads of Time retreat.

Julie G.'s Lucinda

Katie designed a sitting frog for the Leap Year retreat at Threads of Time.  She also brought some beautiful ice died fabric.
Katie's frog and ice died fabric.

 Nita showed us some wonderful necklaces she had made.
Nita's Necklaces
Eight people finished Sue's UFO doll challenge.  Congratulations to all!  Each person received a treat bag from Sue with lots of goodies inside!

Business Meeting

Threads of Time is planning a Jelly Roll challenge for dollmakers that will be due the first weekend in November. More details to come. They will be coming to the July 20th meeting of the Common Threads Quilt Guild which is in nearby Mt. Comfort for those who might want to purchase one of their jelly rolls.  Here is the link to the Guild:
Our May meeting with Cincinnati is still in the planning stages.  Details to come.
If anyone would like to donate something for the charity auction  that is a fundraiser for the pre-school at the Irvington United Methodist church it would be much appreciated.  We will also be making Scribbles dolls again this year for a local charity.
Indiana is celebrating its 200th year anniversary this year.  Some of you might like to enter something in the State Fair to commemorate this historical event.  There is an entry fee of $30 until June 30th.  After July 1 the fee goes up to $50.  Here is the link to the entry website:
Our mini workshop was presented by Vicki on how to do smocking.  She showed us how to make a cute smocked pin cushion.  Thanks Vicki for the demo!
Vicki's Smocked Pincushion
Next Meeting
Group sew-in.  We will work on our pin doll faces for the May meeting.  Please bring 2 stuffed heads, using the Fantasy Faces pattern, and hair/fabric/trims/embellishments to share.  We will do the faces together at the meeting.
Upcoming Challenges
May 21, 2016 with River City Dollmakers joint meeting - Fantasy Face Pin Doll - Make a pin doll of face that tells a story.
October 15, 2016 Indy Cloth Dollmakers Challenge - The Elements (for Judging)
November 19, 2016 Show and Sale People's Choice selection of the Challenge Dolls
April Meeting Checklist
  • Nametag
  • Payment for Sue's class
  • Supplies for making pin dolls as noted above