Monday, September 13, 2021

September 2021 Newsletter

 September 2021 Newsletter

 Upcoming Meetings 

September 18, 2021- Virginia - Paper doll shoes
October 16, 2021- swap meet
November 20, 2021- Show and Sale
December 18, 2021-Christmas Party with Black and White gift exchange

We are planning on meeting in person at the Irvington Library for the rest of the year unless the Covid situation would change.

Member Birthdays
Denise, Mary, and Kathryn are all celebrating another birthday this September.  Best wishes to each of you!

Business Meeting
Attending in person at the August meeting were Elena, Nita, Ann C., Maggie, Katie, Jude, Julie W., Andrea, Julie G., Ron, Joan, and Denise.
We voted and officially have renamed our club "Indy Art Doll Makers".  Katie will work on name changes on advertising signs and Facebook.  We considered redoing the blog vs. perhaps a website.  Julie W. and Joan will research the possibilities.  It was suggested we might add some tutorials on the blog or website in the future.  
For the November Show and Sale, Maggie will be taking sign ups for tables at the September meeting.  We plan to have a charity table for the Hope Center.

Show and Tell
Joan has been busy playing with her new sewing machine.  She showed us several beautiful blocks she had cut from her own hand-dyed fabrics with a cut around tool and machine stitched with fabulous built in  machine stitches.  She also has a ribbon attachment she stitched out some samples with.

Joan's hand dyed machine stitched blocks

Joan's ribbon work

Joan's ribbon work

Julie G. showed us a doll she made in  a Christine Shively class.  We plan to have Christine do a class for us in 2022.  This doll shows her embroidered face and felt flower in her hat.

Julie G's Christine Shively doll

Andrea had a work in progress she showed us.  Can't wait to see how she looks when completed, Andrea!
Andrea's Work in progress

Julie W. brought  a Christine Shively doll completed in a bag doll challenge a few years ago.  She also shared a machine embroidered Spring Fairy doll made from a Louisa Meyer Original design she completed at the beginning of COVID
Julie W.'s Cristine Shively bag doll challenge

Julie W.'s Fairy Doll

Katie has been working on a paper clay doll she designed and also brought her "In the 
Pink" doll made in a class she recently took online with Ankie Daanen (Blue Blue Girl class).
Katie's paper clay doll in progress

Katie's "In the Pink"

Ann C. brought a large bag she had made with of course cats on it!
Ann C.'s cat bag

Nita shared an art book she had made and a cute hand stitched scarecrow and heart..  Wonderful work, Nita!
Nita's art book

Nita's hand work

Martha unfortunately couldn't attend in person but let us know that her daisy baby quilt came in 2nd at the Indiana State Fair and her cat quilt received honorable mention!  Congratulations, Martha!

Elena presented our program on face sculpting.  She used nylon hosiery stuffed with polyester fiberfill which she manipulates and sculpted into amazing faces.  She uses dry pastels for lips, and human makeup to make the faces.  She also shared how she uses plastic pellets in the bottom of a doll to make it sit appropriately.  

Elena's demo

Elena's sample

Another of Elena's samples

Elena's sample

Elena's sample

Button on doll from Soviet Union

Elena's sitting clown doll

Next Meeting
Our next meeting  will be Saturday, September 18,  at 10:00 a.m. IN PERSON at the Irvington Library, 5625 East Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46219.  Masks are required.  Virginia will present the program on making doll shoes from paper.

Upcoming Challenges and Events
November - Edgar Allen Poe Challenge Doll
November 20, 2021 - 19th Annual Doll Show and Holiday Art Fair
December 18, 2021 - Christmas Party and Gift Exchange

August Meeting Checklist
  •   Nametag
  •   Show and Tell