Monday, May 11, 2020

May 2020 Newsletter

May 2020 Newsletter

3D representation of 2019-nCoV virus

Upcoming Meetings  
May 16 - Meeting Cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions
?????June 20 - Virginia's fun meeting 
July 18 - Sue-Ribbon Embroidery
August 15 - beading
September 19 - 20 - (no regular meeting) Kathryn Walmsley 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 Quarantine Birthday to Virginia and Cindy.  Hope you can all celebrate when quarantine is over!

March Meeting Minutes
Unfortunately there was no meeting  in April, but there is a bit of Show and Tell via emails and texts.

Show and Tell

Julie G. reported they are doing well.  Carry out from Jockamo's has helped sustain them!

Kathryn made this sweet bunnie.  She said it was fun to make using tube knit fabric for the body.  She put wire in the ears so they would stand up.  The nose and mouth are embroidered and the eyes are glass.  And check out those cute shoes!  She's wonderful!
Kathryn's bunnie

Virginia, true to form, pumped out three dolls to share with us this month:  a Faerie Mother and baby from a pattern by Jennifer Carson, a spring bunny from Raggedy Pants Designs, and Lucky Lucy (with a bad haircut!) from a free pattern by Jill Maas. These are all terrific, Virginia!  Very inspiring for the rest of us!
Virginia's Faerie close-up
Virginia's Faerie Mother and Baby

Virginia's bunny close-up
Virginia's Spring Bunny

Virginia's Luck Lucy close-up
Virginia's Luck Lucy

Sue has made two dolls recently.  Belle is from a Barbara Schoenoff pattern and the Elegant Rag
Doll is from a pattern by Ann Wood.
Sue's Belle
Sue's Belle close-up

Sue's Elegant Rag Doll Close-up
Sue's Elegant Rag Doll

Jude has been working in her flower beds and shared a picture of her beautiful phlox.  How colorful and cheerful.  Something that we can appreciate  during this crazy time.
Jude's Phlox

As you may know the library branches are closed and meetings at the branches have been cancelled through June.  They may open for limited service before then but no meetings or events.  Our Poe Challenge was due in June, but since it sounds like we will not be able to have a meeting then the challenge will be postponed to a later date.
It has been suggested we could do a Zoom meeting or some other video platform if we have enough people who know how and want to do that.

Upcoming Challenges and Events
June - Edgar Allen Poe Challenge Doll-postponed for now
September 10-13 Windy City Doll Workshop, Chicago postponed until June 17-20, 2021
September 19 - 20 - (no regular meeting) Kathryn Walmsley Class
November 21, 2020- 18th Annual Holiday Art Fair and  Art Doll Show
and  Woman in History Doll Challenge

Next Meeting
Who knows when it will be????   Time will tell and we will keep members posted.   In the mean time everyone stay safe and well!