Sunday, July 9, 2017

July Newsletter

July 2017 Newsletter

Upcoming Meetings

July 15 -  Andrea - History of lace
August 19 - Charity Doll Workshop, Swap meet
September 16 -  Kathryn- Dorset button demo
October 21 - 2017 Challenge Doll Judging
November 18 - Annual Show and Sale
December 16 - Annual Christmas Party

Member Birthdays
Happy July birthdays to Danielle, Nita, and Vicki.

June Meeting Minutes
Present for our June meeting were Martha, Jude, Virginia, Denise, Janet, Jennifer, Ron, Julie G., Katie, Ann C., Kathryn, Leslie, Ann R., Mary, Nita, Julie W., Maggie and Andrea.  We welcomed a guest, Helen who showed us pictures of wonderful dolls she has made.

Show and Tell
Kathryn showed us a doll she had modified from a pattern of Barbara Schoenoff, yet unnamed, a UFO challenge project this month.
Kathryn's Barbara Schoenoff doll

Julie G. finished a Lucy Landry Bridget doll
Julie G.'s Bridget doll

Ron shared his unnamed doll he finished recently.
Ron's unnamed doll

Jennifer brought a doll that was shipped to the US in 1919 from Paris and has been restored.  What a treasure!
Jennifer's antique doll

Janet showed us her accomplishments in her make something everyday for a100 days challenge to herself.  Keep it up, Janet, you are doing great!

Denise shared her doll from Marla Niederer's class she took at AFICC this year.  This doll has a very interesting nose constructed with floral wire.
Denise's Marla Niederer doll

Virginia also had a doll from Marla's class, a Bridget doll, and a Chicken doll she made for the Ohio State Fair.
Virginia's Marla Neiderer doll

Virginia's Bridget doll

Virginia's State Fair Chicken

Andrea's AFICC doll is still in progress.  She shared Natalie Hamade's water color painted head and  a head from Paula McGee's class.  Her Tarot Hermit challenge doll was fabulous.
Andrea's Natalie Hamade face

Andrea's Paula McGee head

Andrea's Hermit Tarot Challenge

Julie W. shared her doll from the May pindoll exchange made by Kathryn.
Pin Doll made by Kathryn

Nita also took classes at AFICC and brought her doll Monster Cat made in Debra Klopps's class.
Nita's Monster Cat

In old business,  Andrea told us about the donation our club made to AFICC's scholarhip fund.  Our pattern books sold well at AFICC and orders were taken to get more books for those that haven't gotten one yet.  A donation was also made by our club to the Indiana State Museum which will go toward the purchase of acid free storage boxes.  Thanks again to Mary Jane for the tour!
Leslie is working on details for our fall workshop with Barb Schoenoff which will be August 26th and 27th at the Franklin Road Branch library.  She is also working on the spring workshop which will be in March or April, 2018.
In publicity, Andrea added a link on the blog for the 2017 Show and Sale.  Mary will get links from Katie for publicity sites.  Maggie has been working on contacting the other craft group at the church to coordinate the times of our sale.
Leslie reminded us that she has the club tent should we need it in the future for outdoor shows.
Our Round Robin/Brown Bag Doll project was passed on having completed bodies, face, hair and clothes.  The next exchange will be at our August meeting when our dolls will have new shoes!
It has been suggested that for our Christmas gift exchange this year, we exchange our own handmade pin cushions!  Great idea!

Upcoming Meetings
Please note our program change for July.  Andrea will be presenting a program on lace and Kathryn's Dorset button program will be in September.   Andrea's lace program will be about an hour long with lots of world history and pretty pictures included, and she may bring her lace collection for people to see.  That would definitely be great to see!

At our August meeting we will do our charity doll workshop.  Maggie, Virginia, and Denise will bring sewing machines.  Bring your partially made Scribbles bodies, any stuffing you would like to contribute, and basic sewing supplies to complete the dolls.

At the end of our meeting Katie presented a wonderful demo on making doll underwear.  She gave us a handout with instructions she covered during the demo.  Thank you so much, Katie, for sharing your knowledge with us.  These were great techniques we can adapt for our own dolls!
Katie's Demo

Upcoming Challenges and Events

August 26 & 27 - Barbara Schoenoff workshop
August 28-September 3 - NIADA Nashville, TN
October 21, 2017 -  Picture Book Challenge Doll Judging
November 18, 2017 - 15th Annual 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

July Checklist
  • Nametag
  • Show and Tell