Saturday, January 14, 2017

January 2017 Newsletter

January 2017 Newsletter

Upcoming Meetings

January 21-Christmas Gift Exchange, Voting on challenge for 2017
February 18 - Andrea - Needle sculpted hands
March 18- Prep Needle books for AFICC
April 15 - Prep for AFICC Tiaras, Tarot Dolls Due
May 20 - Joint meeting with River City Group ? Field Trip to Indiana State Museum
June 17 - Katie-Lingerie?
July 15 - TBD
August 19 - Swap Meet?
September 16 - TBD
October 21 - 2017 Challenge Doll Judging
November 18 - Annual Show and Sale
December 16 - Annual Christmas Party
Please note:  This agenda is tentative and subject to change

Member Birthdays
Happy January Birthday wishes to Joan and Suzanne.  Hope you had a great day!

December Meeting Minutes
Weather conditions were not very good for our holiday December meeting.  Those who made it to the meeting were Jude, Sue, Virginia, Janet, Julie G., Ron, Ann C., Mary, Andrea, Julie W., Leslie and Jennifer.

Show and Tell
Janet showed us a knitted scarf and grab bag she had made.  Mary made her grandson a long stocking cap and crocheted a Darwin doll for him.  We only had two people finish UFO's this round.  Virginia completed Sarsaparilla and Mistletoe from Lucy Landry's Bridget pattern.

Virginia's Mistletoe
Virginia's Sarsaparilla

Sue also completed a doll from Lucy Landry's Bridget pattern but hadn't named her yet.

Sue's unnamed Bridget
(By the way, just for Virginia and Sue we are having a nametag shame challenge!)

There is a new store in Broadripple called "The Sewing Speakeasy" you might want to check out!

Old Business
We discussed the Show and Sale.  The location has worked very good for us and Maggie has arranged for us to use it again for 2017!  Thanks Maggie!  She had arranged for the janitors to bring the large tables from storage which was a great help!  Another group was having a craft sale downstairs.  Their sale hours differed a bit from ours and we are considering coordinating our hours with theirs to get the most foot traffic.  The Gathering of Artists who have been having a sale the same day as ours will not be having theirs next year.  However we understand the Irvington Historical Society  will be having something to take the place of it under a different name.

Officers were elected for 2017:
President - Andrea
Vice President - Leslie
Secretary - Julie W.
Treasurer - Jude
Publicity - Mary
Show and Sale Chairman - Maggie
Thank you to our outgoing officers Denise and Katie!

Sue is working on our pattern book.  If you are contributing a pattern, please have it print ready at our January meeting.  You can mail or email your pattern if you are unable to attend the meeting.  We would like also to have a completed doll to photograph and possibly take to AFICC  along with the books in April.

New Business
We discussed possible guest dollmakers for 2017.  Leslie is in charge of this.  She is looking for ideas of who members would like.

The 2017 challenge was not decided yet.  It has been narrowed down to the following:

Once Upon a Midnight Dreary
Cage/Santos Doll
Nursery Thyme/Picture Book
Dish it Out Food
Actor/Character in a Play

We will vote on this at the January meeting.  If you cannot attend, but would like to vote, please contact one of the officers.

AFICC is April 20-23, 2017.  We would like to have a display of our Tarot dolls that will be for the May challenge so please try to have them done in April.

After business was taken care of, it was time for food and fun!  We filled our bellies with some wonderful food of all kinds, then had our gift exchange.. Since the weather was not good for this meeting, we will continue the gift exchange at our January meeting.  So, if you did not attend in December, but want to participate, please bring your gift to the January meeting and exchange it with someone else who could not attend in December.  There were lots of fun gifts in the exchange including hand made gifts and doll making items.  Thanks to all who participated in December.

  After the gift exchange, Sue and Virginia entertained us with the TP Mummy game and a round of Unwrap the Plastic Wrap.  We were all winners!

Who's the Mummy???
Who's the Mummy???

Thanks to all our members for a wonderful 2016!

Next Meeting
Andrea has many things on the business agenda for January, so there is no official program.  We will do the rest of the Christmas Gift Exchange and vote on the challenge for 2017 among other things. Print ready patterns for our pattern book are due  Dues are due!  You may write a check to Doll Creators for $25 and give to Jude at the meeting or mail it to her.

Upcoming Challenges and Events

April 20-23 - AFICC in Columbus, Ohio
May 20, 2017 - Tarot Challenge with River City
October 21, 2017 Challenge Doll Judging
November 18, 2014 Show and Sale People's Choice selection of the Challenge Dolls

January Checklist
  • Nametag (***Virginia and Sue?????***)
  • Dues
  • Gift for Christmas Exchange if you didn't come in December (optional)