Saturday, November 10, 2018

November 2018 Newsletter

November 2018 Newsletter

Upcoming Meetings
November 17 - Annual Show and Sale 9-4
December 15 - Annual Christmas Party and needlebook exchange

Member Birthdays
Birthday wishes go out to Maggie and Edie this month!

October Meeting Minutes
Present this month were nineteen members and one guest:  Martha and guest, Ann C., Julie G., Ron, Kathryn, Nita, Sue, Andrea, Denise, Vicki, Janet, Maggie, Julie W., Leslie, Ann R., Jude, Katie, Mary and Elena.

Show and Tell
Julie G., Virginia, and Sue all took a one day class with Beth Anne  Darr.  Amazing ladies!  Check out Beth Anne on facebook Wymplewary.
Julie G.'s Darr Doll
Virginia's Darr Doll
Sue's Darr Doll

Julie G., Nita, and Kathryn all made Wee Folk Flower Fairies at a recent retreat at Threads of Time.  These Dolls are based on  Felt Wee Folk  dolls designed  by Salley  Mavor.

Julie G.'s, Nita's, and Kathryn's Wee Folk Flower Fairies

Kathryn recently has designed three new cloth doll patterns:  Leaf, Violet, and Cornflower. They are adorable!  Kathryn's website is full of useful information.  Be sure and check it out!

Virginia was unable to attend (darn that work thing!) but her wonderful mom brought Virginia's Beth Anne Darr doll AND her Completed Sleeping Mermaid from Marla Niederer's recent class.  Thanks for sending them, Virginia!  We really enjoyed seeing them and missed you.
Virginia's Sleeping Mermaid

Sue brought one of her Ohio State Fair dolls and of course the Beth Anne Darr doll shown above.
Sue's Ohio State Fair Doll

Janet has been busy knitting and also made a very nice carry-on bag.
Janet's Carry-on bag

Elena was proud to announce that she is now officially a U.S. Citizen!!  Congratulations, Elena!  We are so happy for you!  She brought her scary creatures to show.  How appropriate for the month of October!  Elena sells many of her dolls on Etsy.
Elena's Beastie, Bogeyman Doll

Elena's Corpse Dead Bride Emily Doll

Andrea is working on displays for our dolls.  There will be a library display October 29-November 16 and the Historical Society display at the Bona Thompson Center November 21-January 30.  The Bona Thompson display is entitled "Dolls are the Best Story Tellers".   You may leave your dolls at the Irvington Library and Andrea will put them in these displays for you.  Each doll needs to have a small tag or sign or label including the doll's name,  whose pattern, and your name and any other information you want to include.
Maggie and Katie shared an article in the Carmel Monthly about our doll club highlighting two of our members from that area, Maggie and Denise.  Very nice article.  Thank you Carmel Monthly!
Our annual Show and Sale is November 17 from 9-4 at the Irvington United Methodist Church. Set up will be on Friday November 16 from 3-5. The church is holding a fundraiser auction for their preschool on Wednesday, November 14.  There is a dinner at the church starting at 5:00 pm. Our club is donating items for the auction.  
Our Advanced Style:  Aging Outrageously Challenge Dolls were due this month for judging.  Cyndy Sieving was our guest judge.  There were nine entries this year and how delightful they all were.  These dolls will be on display at our Show and Sale.  Be sure and come and vote for your favorite who will be given the People's Choice Award.

Cyndy brought samples of AFICC class projects.  AFICC will be held April 25-28, 2019.  These classes will be fantastic. Thank you Cyndy for bringing them and telling us about the classes. Registration can be done online on the AFICC website.  Some of the classes are already full, so sign up right away so you don't miss out!  There will be ten teachers and 22 classes to choose from.  There are scholarships available for club members.  Let one of the officers know if you are interested in a scholarship to help offset the cost.
Cyndy and her AFICC display

We finally had our reveal for our Round Robin/Brown Bag Dolls.  Dolls were returned to their original makers who were amazed at the transformations.  These dolls will be on display  at the Show and Sale. Another must see at the Show.
2018 Round Robin/Brown Bag dolls

Next Meeting
There is no official meeting in November because of the Show and Sale.  The next official meeting will be December 15.

Upcoming Challenges and Events
Nov. 17 - Show and Sale
Dec. 15 - Christmas party and needlebook exchange
April 25-28, 2019 - AFICC in Columbus, Ohio
May 18, 2019 - River City Challenge "Cage Doll"

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