Friday, December 9, 2016

December 2016 Newsletter

December 2016 Newsletter

Upcoming Meetings
December 17 - Annual Christmas Party
January 21 2017 - TBD
February 18, 2017 - TBD

Member Birthdays

Happy Birthday to Sue, Leslie, Ann C., and Jude.  Have a wonderful upcoming doll making year!

November Meeting Minutes
There was no official meeting in November as we had our annual Show and Sale that day.  We thank the Irvington United Methodist Church for allowing us to use one of their rooms for our show.  It is such a nice place to show off our dolls and set up our sales tables.  Thank you everyone who helped make this happen!

We had seven entries in this years' Elements Challenge for judging and those plus three more for the People's Choice Award. In the judging Andrea's Quark was FIRST PLACE!  Not only that, she also won the Peoples' Choice Award!!!!  Congratulations, Andrea.  She is beautiful! 
Andrea's Quark

Congratulations also to our second place winner, Jude's Copper.
Jude's Copper

Third place congratulations go to our tie duo of Nita's Flame and Leslie's Ta-da.
Nita's Flame
Leslie's Ta-da
We also have a Judge's Choice award that goes to Sue's Lady Arsenic.
Sue's Lady Arsenic
Other entrants were Virginia's Fa Yuan Li, Julie W.'s Airyana, Kathryn's North Wind,  Julie G.'s Earth Wind and Fire, and Martha's thought provoking Oxi.
Virginia's Fa Yuan Li
Julie W.'s Airyana
Kathryn's North Wind
Julie G.'s Earth Wind and Fire
Martha's Oxi
Great work everyone. This was a fun challenge and so interesting to see every one's interpretation of an element!  We are so fortunate to have so many talented doll makers in our club!

Jelly Roll Challenge Dolls
Members' tables
Next Meeting

December 17 is our annual Christmas Party!  It will be a pitch in brunch and (optional) gift exchange.  We will be choosing a 2017 challenge, voting on officers and revealing Sue's UFO challenges for December, We don't have a list of those who were going to do Sue's UFO challenge so all new show & tell dolls (must be a doll) will get a prize! 
If you would like to participate in the gift exchange, bring a doll related gift (limit of $25).  This could be something from your stash, something purchased, or something made by you.  Our exchange is optional, don't feel obligated!
Most of our officers are willing to serve again next year,  However, if you would like to serve, the positions of vice president and publicity chairman are up for grabs!
Bring your ideas for our 2017 challenge.  There were many good ones last year. Let's see what we can come up with for next year.
Think about your favorite doll makers and let us know who you might like to have as a guest teacher for next year.  This is a busy time of year for us all and there will be several of our members with other commitments on the day of our meeting.  If you cannot attend, but have suggestions for our challenge or guest teacher, please email one of the officers.

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

December Checklist
  • Nametag
  • Covered brunch dish
  • Ideas for 2017 Challenge
  • Ideas for teacher
  • Completed UFO for Sue's Challenge
  • Nominees for officers
  • Gift (Optional)