Wednesday, November 30, 2022

December 2022 Newsletter

20th Annual Show and Sale

 Upcoming Meetings

December 17, 2021-Christmas Party with Christmas Carol gift exchange and pitch-in brunch
January 21, 2023 - TBD

Member Birthdays
Several birthdays this December.  Best wishes to Ann C., Jude, Sue, and Leslie!

Meeting Minutes
We had no official meeting in November as we had our annual Doll Show and Art Fair, which was a great success.  Visit the Annual Doll Show post for photos.

Monday, November 21, 2022

20th Annual Art Doll Show and Sale 2022

 20th Annual Art Doll Show and Sale 2022

Our 20th annual Art Doll Show and Sale 2022 was a success!

Here are some photos of our amazing dolls on display.  Challenge dolls over the years brought back a lot of memories for the participants.

Challenge dolls over the years.

and more Challenge dolls over the years.

and more Challenge dolls over the years.

and even more Challenge dolls over the years!

Kathryn Walmsley, a gifted artist.

Barbara Schoenoff's creations.

Barbara Schoenoff's Elf display

Dolls completed in recent years, including our spring 'Shadow Puppet' workshop with Christine Shively-Benjamin.

More dolls completed in recent years were voted upon by viewers for the People's Choice Award.

Andrea winner of the Alice in Wonderland Challenge

Kathryn, winner of the Bird Doll Challenge

Denise's winner of the People's Choice Award

Saturday, November 12, 2022

November 2022 Newsletter

 November 2022 Newsletter

Upcoming Meetings

November 18, 2022, set-up for show from 2:30 - 4:30 pm
November 19, 2022 - Alice in Wonderland Challenge
November 19, 2022 - 20th Annual Doll Show and Holiday Art Fair 9-4
December 17, 2022 - Christmas Party and Gift Exchange

November Birthdays
Happy Birthday to Maggie!

Show and Tell
Sue and Virginia recently made a trip to the Bewitching Peddlers of Halloween Show in Marshall Michigan.  They each shared purchases they had made.
Virginia's new purchase

Sue's new purchase

Sue also brought mementos from the recent ODACA Luncheon she attended.
Sue's ODACA mementos

Denise has been quite busy knitting some fantastic items.  She brought an absolutely gorgeous shawl and a sweet gnome she had knitted.
Denise's knitted shawl and gnome

Denise also has been busy experimenting with eco-dyeing.  She brought samples of fabrics and paper she created.  These were amazing!
Denise's eco-dyed fabrics and paper

As if that wasn't enough, Denise also has started another doll she has named Freda and shared her work in progress with a paperclay head.  We can't wait to see it completed!
Denise's doll in progress

Nita shared three doll she has made including her country doll and scrap bag doll.  They are all adorable!
Nita's sweet dolls.

Katie brought her completed bird doll challenge made of paperclay.  She was inspired by the national bird of Israel called a Hoopoe.  The yellow feathers symbolize the joy and hope of finally being free and looking at the bright future ahead. A fabulous job, Katie.  She is beautiful!
Katie's Hoopoe doll

Linda brought and showed us a china grandma doll head.  Sorry I failed to get a picture!

Joan showed us some Doggie Poop bag holders and reusable grocery bags she is making for the charity table at the Show and Sale.

Meeting Minutes
Present at the October meeting were Andrea, Linda, Virginia, Kathryn, Sue, Julie W., Denise, Ron, Julie G., Ann C., Nita, Jude, Katie and Joan.

Ann C. passed out publicity items for the Doll Show and Holiday Art Fair.  Andrea informed us we have room for more sales tables available.  Please contact her if you want some space.
We will have a charity table for Hope Center Indy as we have in the past. We are requesting each member donate at least one hand made item to sell.  Please put a price on each of your items.  We will also have tables dedicated to the Alice in Wonderland challenge, Bird Doll challenge, Christine Shively class and since this is our 20th annual show, please bring winners of any of past challenges you have for display.  If you cannot attend,
 you may contact one of the officers to make arrangements to display your doll.  We also will have a table on which you may display any dolls you may have made in the last 2-3 years.

Future Business
In the spring of 2023, March 11 & 12, we will have a class with Deanna Hogan.  Julie G. informed us the class is full, but she is making a waiting list so you may contact her in case there is a cancellation.
There are plans to have an INfiber collaboration with a spirit doll/four seasons theme sometime in 2023.

Joan presented a program on using electronic LED lights with fabrics.  She made a Zombie VOO DOO doll using this technique.  How fun! She showed us how to wire the lights, make a switch, and shared books and samples of items needed to do a project as well as resources to purchase these items.  Her program was extremely informative and inspirational.  Thank you, Joan!
Joan's little LED sample

Joan's Zombie Voo Doo doll
with a pin in its heart to turn the light on

Next Meeting
There will be no official meeting in November as that is the day of our fabulous 20th Annual Doll Show and Holiday Art Fair at the Irvington United Methodist Church from 9-4.  Alice in Wonderland Challenge dolls will be unveiled and judged on that day.

Our next official meeting will be December 17, 2022, when we have our annual Christmas Party.  We will have a pitch-in brunch and Virginia will make a list of who will bring what.  For those who wish to participate, there will be a Christmas Carol gift exchange (Dickens related or song related).  We will also be voting for officers for 2023 and voting on Challenge doll themes for 2023.