Sunday, May 14, 2017

May 2017 Newsletter

May 2017 Newsletter

Upcoming Meetings

May 20 - Joint meeting with River City Group, Tarot Doll Challenge, Field Trip to Indiana State Museum
June 17 - Katie-Lingerie, Sue's UFO Challenge dolls due
July 15 -  Kathryn- Dorset button demo
August 19 - Charity Doll Workshop, Swap meet
September 16 - Andrea - History of lace
October 21 - 2017 Challenge Doll Judging
November 18 - Annual Show and Sale
December 16 - Annual Christmas Party

Member Birthdays
Our birthday people for May are Mary Jane, Virginia, and Janet. Hope your days are filled with sunshine!

April Meeting Minutes
Members present for the April meeting were:  Janet, Martha, Ron, Julie G., Kathryn, Nita, Julie W., Ann R., Ann C., Edie, Katie, Jude, Joan, Sue, Virginia, Andrea, and Mary.

Show and Tell
Virginia completed a cute mermaid doll for the Tarot  Challenge named Queen of Cups.
Virginia's Queen of Cups

Sue also completed her Tarot Challenge Doll named Queen of Swords using craft foam for some of the parts. How ingenious!
Sue's Queen of Swords

Joan shared some amazing class paper crafting projects.
Joan's Pop-up Book

Katie showed us a straw hat she made for her AFICC entry doll.  Very nice!
Katie's hand made straw hat

Ann C. didn't make a doll but did make a beautiful lace shawl.  It is absolutely beautiful!
Ann C.'s Lace Shawl

Nita also has an entry for the Tarot Challenge named The High Priestess.  The doll sits in a chair that Nita made in a class Jean Bernard taught.  Well done!  She also shared a crown she had made for AFICC.
Nita's High Priestess
Nita's Tiara

Kathryn presented her unnamed rabbit she made from paperclay. Great use of materials!

Kathryn's Rabbit

Julie G completed a little wooden doll from a Sophie Tilley kit she received as a Christmas gift.  How cute!
Julie G.'s Sophie Tilley Doll

Janet has been very productive doing a 100 day art project.  Among the projects were two birds she shared with us.
Janet's Birds

Mary shared a crown she made several years ago.  Very appropriate for our Tiara workshop!  She also showed us a book she made with the Japanese book binding method.
Mary and her Tiara
Mary's Book

Business Meeting
It was decided we would make a donation to AFICC for scholarships this year.  It is such a wonderful event, we want to contribute so those who might not be able to afford to go will be given the opportunity.  There is a great deal that can be learned from our fellow dollmakers.  Thank you Cyndy Sieving for putting on this fantastic event! Many of our members were able to attend this year.  Here are some pictures showing some of the fun they had.

After our meeting, Virginia showed us a great way to make tiaras and several members got started on the tiaras they wanted to wear at AFICC.  You can see many of their creations in the above pictures.
Virginia making Tiaras

The May meeting will be a field trip to the Indiana State Museum.  We will meet at the Indiana State Museum, gathering at the entrance at 9:45.  The museum officially opens at 10 am, but the lobby is open so we don't have to stand around in the parking garage.  Mary Jane will take us behind the scenes.  So, no official kind of meeting.  We will do a pin doll exchange and just share pictures of dolls at lunch.

Upcoming Challenges and Events
May 20, 2017 - Tarot Challenge with River City
June 17 -  Sue's UFO Challenge
August 28-September 3 - NIADA Nashville, TN
October 21, 2017 -  Picture Book Challenge Doll Judging
November 18, 2014 - Show and Sale, People's Choice selection of the Picture Book Challenge Dolls

If anyone has questions about our doll club or would like to contact us, please email our club at

May Meeting Checklist:
  • Nametag
  • Pictures of dolls you made
  • Pindoll if you want to exchange
  • Money for lunch and parking