Sunday, March 10, 2019

March 2019 Newsletter

March 2019 Newsletter

Upcoming Meetings

March 16 - AFICC kit assembly,  Stuffing, closing seams, hip and shoulder joints, assembling a Doll Body
April 20 - Making Doll Hands
May 18 - Joint Meeting with River City Group, cage doll challenge due 
June 15 - Drawing and Sculpting a Doll Face
July 20 - Simple Doll Costuming
August 17 - Doll Hair
September 14 - Doll embellishments, wings, etc.
October 19 - 2019 Challenge Doll Judging of Ethnic/International Doll
November 16 - Reveal of Patti Culea Doll
December 14 - Annual Christmas Party
Please note:  This agenda is tentative and subject to change

Member Birthdays
Happy Birthday Colleen and Julie W.!

February Meeting Minutes
There were 12 members at the February meeting.  Andrea, Janet, Joan, Jude, Katie, Martha, Ann R., Leslie, Vicki, Mary, Maggie, and Ann C. were all in attendance.
Maggie won the name tag drawing.
Not much show and tell this meeting, but Joan never ceases to amaze us with her creativity.  Here are two examples:

We will be having a Charity Sale at the November Show. It was decided that any type of item can be made by club members to sell.  The maker should set the price for their items.  100% of the sale price will be donated to the charity we decide on.
To decide on a charity to support -- interested club members should submit a short proposal describing their preferred local charity.  Send them to Andrea between now and June.  She will gather them up and share them with the club at the June meeting, and we will vote in July for the charity we will donate to this year.
Katie will look into reprinting our business cards, and possibly add meeting time info to the back. She and Joan are researching Facebook groups.  Katie is also interested in updating or re-doing the photo banner, so she is inviting people to send her good face photos of their dolls. 
The program was  discussing Patti Culea patterns, and how to start a doll, with attention given to fabric, grainline, hand-basting, and methods of marking patterns. 

Next Meeting
For March, people should bring their sewn and stuffed body, legs, and maybe arms -- stuffed but not sewn closed.  We'll talk about stuffing and closing those openings, as well as joint attachments.  We'll do hands in April, so if your arm pattern is attached to the hands, bring just body and legs in March.
Also in March, everyone please bring 5-10 strips of cotton fabric, measuring 3"x10".  We need about 90 all together.  They do not have to coordinate.  These will be the skirts for the small doll kits we are putting together for the AFICC gift bags.

Upcoming Challenges and Events
April 25-28, 2019 - AFICC in Columbus, Ohio
May 18, 2019 - River City Challenge "Cage Doll"
October 19 - 2019 Challenge Doll Judging of Ethnic/International Doll
November 23, 2019 - 17th Annual Show and Sale

March Checklist
  • Nametag
  • Sewn and stuffed doll body, legs, and arms (not sewn closed)
  • 5-10 strips of cotton fabric measuring 3"x10"