Sunday, July 15, 2018

July 2018 Newsletter

July 2018 Newsletter

Upcoming Meetings
July 21 - Virginia - Faces
August 18 - Denise - How to make an awesome journal
September 15 - Joan - Make a portable cutting mat
October 20 - 2018 Challenge Doll Judging
November 17 - Annual Show and Sale
December 15 - Annual Christmas Party and needlebook exchange

Member Birthdays
Summer birthday wishes to Danielle, Nita, and Vicki.

June Meeting Minutes
Members attending our June meeting were Ron, Julie G., Kathryn, Elena, Ann C., Andrea, Katie, Jude, Julie W. and Joan.

Show and Tell
Julie G. has been enjoying retirement and went to the Bead and Button show where she took a class to make a beaded vessel.  She also took a class on armatures.  Ann C. also went and made the beaded vessel and took a class on soldering.
Julie G.'s Beaded Vessel
Ann C.'s Be

Elena was so happy about a doll she made and has already sold.  Fortunately she has a picture of her Green Circus Dancer to share.  This doll has a clay face and hands and is quite lovely.  Great work Elena!  She also made a Scribbles doll for our charity project and brought her May Beastie challenge which is a dog made from felt.
Elena's Green Circus Dancer
Elena's Beastie
Elena's Scribbles

Katie brought two of her clay dolls she has completed.  Aubrey is made of polymer clay with a beautiful body and costumed in a magnificent beaded organza gown.  Maia is a full body sculpt of paperclay, a technique Katie learned in a class at AFICC with Kathryn Walmsley. Her costume is quite original with beautiful beading.  Check out Katie's blog for more pictures and information on these OOAK dolls.  Beautifully done, Katie!

Katie's Aubrey
Katie's Maia

Business Meeting
There are no more openings for our Marla Neiderer Mermaid class.  Patterns and homework have been sent to  those paid up participants.
Katie is getting our bookmarks for the November Show and Sale and will bring them to the July meeting to pass out.
A reminder the 2018 challenge doll is "Advanced Style:  Aging Outrageously" depicting an older character expressing life with a flare.
The Round Robin/Brown Bag Dolls are due at the July meeting with their clothes on.  Members participating will swap and bring them back again in August  with their new shoes.  Finally at the October meeting they will be completed with embellishments and accessories.
Andrea recapped our River City Luncheon for those who were unable to attend.  Next year it will be our turn to host.  The theme for that challenge will be a Cage Doll.
Also next year  is AFICC around the end of April.  We hope to have Cindy come to one of our meetings prior to give us a preview.
After our meeting was over several of our members stayed and worked on making some Charity Dolls.  Thank you those who were able to stay and do this. For those who were unable to stay or come to the meeting we will be accepting any dolls you can make over the next few months and present them to the Children's Bureau nearer the end of the year.
Scribbles for Charity

Upcoming Meeting
Our July program will be presented by Virginia on making faces.  She has been hard at work sewing faces for us to use.  Andrea has volunteered colored pencils from the library or you can bring your own.  This will be a great learning experience for new and old doll makers, so be sure and come for a fun time!

Upcoming Challenges and Events
Sept. 29-30 - Marla Niederer class
Oct. 20 -  Challenge Judging - "Growing Old Outrageously"
Nov. 17 - Show and Sale

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

July Check List
  • Nametag
  • Show and Tell
  • Pencils and Pens to make faces
  • Round Robin/Bag Dolls