Saturday, March 14, 2020

March 2020 Newsletter

March 2020 Newsletter 

3D representation of 2019-nCoV virus

Upcoming Meetings

March 21 -  Meeting Cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions
April 18 -19 -  no regular meeting Kathryn Walmsley Class
May 16 - field trip to Eiteljorg Museum
June 20 - Virginia's fun meeting
July 18 - Sue-Ribbon Embroidery
August 15 - beading
September 19 - no regular meeting-Christine Shively class
October 17 - Julie G. - Intentional Mending
November 21 - no regular meeting 18th Annual Art Doll Show and Sale
December 19 - Christmas party
Please note:  This agenda is tentative and subject to change

Member Birthdays
Happy Birthday to our spring chicks Colleen and Julie W.!

February Meeting Minutes
Present  at our Februrary meeting were sixteen members:  Jude, Katie, Mary, Kathryn, Ann C., Sue, Virginia, Cindy, Julie G., Ron, Vicki, Ann R., Leslie, Maggie, Andrea, Julie W.

Show and Tell

Leslie brought in some beautiful vintage lace to share with our members.

Julie G.  showed us a birthday doll she received form Virginia.
Julie G.'s birthday doll from Virginia

Kathryn made a "Tilda Doll" with her radishes.
Kathryn's Tilda Doll

Katie passed around a felted cat she had completed in preparation for the day's program.
Katie's Felted Cat

Jude showed us her completed Margot doll she will be gifting to her mother.  (That's one lucky Mom!)  She had also received a gift doll Barbara had made that she showed us.
Jude's Margot doll
Jude's gift from Barbara

Andrea has been making some beautiful tatted lace.
Andrea's Tatting and Shuttle

Julie G. showed us a doll made with an embroidered face that was a sample of Christine Shively's technique.
Julie G.'s Christine Shively embroidered face doll

The membership voted to have Hope Center Indy for their charity work for 2020.
At our annual Show and Sale in November there will be some changes.  We will still have a People's Choice award for the Women's History Challenge doll.  Viewers will get one vote each.  The winner will get a ribbon and a picture of the doll will be on next year's postcard.
We will again have a center display table.  Dolls on this table will be ones completed in 2019 or 2020 that have not been a previous winner at the Show and Sale.  Viewers will get to vote for 3 of their favorites on that table.  First, Second, and Third place ribbons will be awarded.  There will be an area where previous winners will be displayed but will not be part of the voting.  Sue and Virginia will be in charge of the voting process for the display table.  The voting system will be tested at our June meeting when we vote for the Edgar Allen Poe challenge doll.  The winner of that challenge will receive an award especially picked by Virginia.
We will not be having a judge to critique our dolls this year.
The membership voted for a field trip in May and we will be going to the Eiteljorg Museum to view the exhibit "Quilts:  Uncovering Women's Stories".  This will be on our May meeting day the 16th.
Kathryn's Triplett Class has been postponed due to  COVID-19 precautions.  We are tentatively planning to have it in place of the regular meeting in April depending on what the viral situation is at that time.  Members will get emails  to keep you posted as to what we will do as that date approaches.

Program - Needle Felting

Katie presented an excellent demonstration of needle felting.  Her cat was wonderfully created.  She showed some videos which were very helpful and accessible to everyone online with you tube.  Tips and techniques were shared that encouraged us to try and create our own needle felted creature.  Thank you, Katie, for all the time and effort you put into this presentation.  Your kitty is awesome!  The picture doesn't do it justice.

Upcoming Challenges and Events
April 18-19  - Kathryn Walmsley Triplett Class
June - Edgar Allen Poe Challenge Doll
September 10-13 Windy City Doll Workshop, Chicago
September 19-20 - Christine Shively class
November 21, 2020- 18th Annual Holiday Art Fair and  Art Doll Show
and  Woman in History Doll Challenge

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