Saturday, March 10, 2018

March 2018 Newsletter

March 2018 Newsletter

Upcoming Meetings

March 17 - Name tags and swap meet
April 21 - tour of the Mad Hatter exhibit at the art museum with Janet Brandt
May 19 - Beasties Challenge and Joint meeting with River City Group
June 16 - Charity Dolls/Advanced Style Video
July 21 - Joan - Make a portable cutting mat
August 18 - Denise - How to make an awesome journal
September 15 - Virginia - Faces
October 20 - 2018 Challenge Doll Judging
November 17 - Annual Show and Sale
December 15 - Annual Christmas Party

Member Birthdays
Spring birthday wishes to Julie W. and Colleen!

February Meeting Minutes
Members present were Julie G., Ann C., Ann R., Leslie, Katie, Andrea, Denise, Sue, Virginia, Jude, Kathryn, and Ron.

Show and Tell
Three members completed  their country girl dolls made from Nita’s country girl original pattern at the recent retreat at Threads of Time in Danville, IL   How adorable!
Andrea's Saffron

Katie's country girl

Julie G.'s Latte
Kathryn created an original" Pinocchio".  Great job Kathryn!
Kathryn's Pinocchio

Andrea has updated the Critique Form for the 2018 "Advanced Style:  Aging Outrageously" Doll Challenge.  This will be a fun challenge with the doll personifying an older person with fabulous or highly individual style.  Andrea is making arrangements for the judging of these dolls which are due at the October meeting. 
There is one opening for the Marla Niederer class in September.  Contact Julie G. if you are interested.  This class is for the advanced doll maker and members will make a sleeping mermaid.
We have six participants in the Round Robin/Brown Bag Doll exchange.  Those participating will put faces on their doll and attach it to the body for the March exchange.
For our April workshop on the 7th and 8th members will meet at the Irvington library to work on UFO's half days, then Denise will present a program on making wings and Kathryn on making shoes.
Our April Meeting will be a tour of the Bes-Ben:  The Mad Hatter of Chicago exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art now called Newfields.  Janet Brandt will be conducting our tour.

Andrea led our program for this month.  Paper dice were made with different tasks to accomplish written on each side of the die.  The dice are rolled and whatever comes up is your next task.  Thanks for encouraging us to complete all those tasks we have on our lists, Andrea!

Next Meeting
March 17 is our next meeting.  We will be working on nametags, so if you don't have one or want to make a new one or perhaps repair your old one, bring your sewing kit and supplies.
Those participating in the Round Robin/Brown Bag Doll exchange bring your doll with its completed face attached to the body to exchange for the next round.
We are also having a swap meet that day, so clean out your stashes and bring stuff to swap!

Upcoming Challenges and Events
April 7-8 - Irvington weekend sew-in
May 19 -"Beasties" Challenge with River City
Sept. 29-30 - Marla Niederer class
Oct. 20 -  Challenge Judging - "Growing Old Outrageously"
Nov. 17 - Show and Sale

March Check List
  • Nametag
  • Show and Tell
  • Round Robin/Brown Bag Doll for exchange
  • Sewing kit and supplies to work on your nametag
  • Swapping stuff