Friday, November 11, 2016

November 2016 Newsletter

November 2016 Newsletter

Upcoming Meetings
November 19 - Annual Show and Sale
December 17 - Annual Christmas Party

Member Birthdays
Happy Belated Birthday to Maggie!  Hope it was a great one!

October Meeting Minutes
Members present for the October meeting were Janet, Virginia, Sue, Martha, Katie, Maggie, Julie G., Ron, Ann C., Anita, Ann R., Erin, Julie W., Andrea and Jude.  Also present was Maggie's guest and friend Terry.  Hope you had a good time at our meeting, Terry!

Show and Tell
Sue and Virginia told about their trip to Chelsea, MI to the Ghoultide Gathering.  Sue found a fantastic witch she couldn't,t resist buying and brought in in for us to see.

Julie W. brought in "Jilly" that she made for the Jelly Roll Challenge at Threads of Time. "Jilly" was adapted from a pattern in Patti Culea's book "Creative Cloth Doll Making".
Cyndy Sieving came from Columbus, Ohio to judge our Elements Challenge Dolls.  There are seven entrants that Cyndy judged and she admitted it was quite a difficult task.  The winners of the judging will be announced at the November Show and Sale. 

At the November Show and Sale there will be a table with these entrants and possibly a few more.  If you have completed an Elements challenge doll that you would like to enter for the People's Choice Award please bring it or send it with some one who is coming to set up for the show. If you have an entry for the People's Choice Award that is not pictured above, please email Andrea at least 3 days before the show.  She needs your name and the doll's name.  There will also be a table for our workshop dolls Patience and Grace, Jelly Roll Challenge dolls, and any new dolls you have completed this year.

Cyndy  brought her sample dolls for the 2017 AFICC that will be April 20-23, 2017.  Be sure and visit her web site,, for more information about classes and instructors.  These instructors are extremely talented and have a variety of techniques to be learned.

Business Meeting
Details of the November Show and Sale were discussed.  If you have a table to set up or dolls to display at the Show and Sale, please come to the church on Friday between 3-5, or Saturday at 9am. Maggie is arranging to have all the tables we need for you.  Katie had emailed us the flier we can print out to distribute and brought in the postcards for us to mail to family and friends with last year's three winners.  Thanks Katie!  The flier and postcards look great!

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

Julie G.  will be taking our contributions for the silent auction for the pre-school at the Irvington United Methodist Church where we are having our show and sale.
Erin will be taking our charity dolls to the Children's Bureau nearer Christmas time. 
At our December meeting we will be voting for officers for the coming year 2017.  Nominees for 2017 are:
President: Andrea
Vice President - ?
Secretary - Julie W
Treasurer - Jude
Publicity - ?
Show and Sale Committee
One of the duties of the Vice President is to help organize workshops for the year.  Our publicity chairman promotes the club by advertising our events and the Show and Sale committee takes  care of the details for our November Show and Sale.  If you are interested in these offices let Andrea know.  Katie will offer guidance as much as she can for publicity.

While the judging was being done on the challenge dolls, Virginia tied us up with fingerweaving.  This could become addictive!  Thanks, Virginia for teaching us this technique.  It has many possibilities for embellishing our dolls!

Next Meeting
There will not be a formal meeting on November 19.  Come join us at the Show and Sale and see all the fabulous dolls our members have created.  You can shop and don't forget to vote for the People's Choice.  You will also get to see who the Challenge winners are!

Upcoming Challenges
May 20, 2017 - Tarot Doll Challenge with River City Dollmakers

November Checklist

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