Sunday, January 15, 2023

January 2023 Newsletter

 Upcoming Meetings and Events

January 21, 2023 - Bring Elinor Peace Baily Patterns, and bring dolls to travel to Danville in February
February 10, 11, and 12 Danville Retreat
February 18, 2023, meeting with officer planning meeting after the meeting
March 11 & 12 Deanna Hogan's class
March 18, 2023, TBA

January Member Birthdays
Joan W.

December 17, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Attendees: Andrea B., Ann R., Julie and Ron G., Jude H., Katie J., Kathryn W., Joan W., Julie W., Barbara S., Leslie W.
Show and Sale wrap-up

The times for the show and sale were discussed.  Do we want to change the times? After some discussion, it was decided to leave the times the same since many people attend every year, and changing the time could be confusing.   

The Hope Center Indy has not acknowledged the financial gifts given to them after the sale, so we will look at a different charity for next year.

Nomination of Officers

The slate of officers for 2023 was nominated:  President - Andrea, Vice Presidents - Julie W., Sue and Virginia, Secretary/Blog - Julie W. with assistance from Joan, Treasurer - Jude, Publicity - Ann C., Show and Sale - Open, Outreach ( See UFDC below) - Leslie and Ann R. 

Due to low attendance, Andrea will contact the nominees and will send an email for voting.

United Federation of Doll Clubs

There was a discussion on the benefits of joining UFDC.  Leslie and Ann R. will form a committee to look into our group joining UFDC and explore the cost and connection with the group.

Georgetown Illinois HS charity project

We were going to assemble kits to make a simple doll at our January meeting. However, Barbara has not heard back from the teacher regarding this project. Barbara will try to contact her again, and perhaps this will be a future meeting project.

Deanna Hogan Class

The Deanna Hogan class will be held on March 11 & 12.  The estimated cost will be $150.
There is one opening for the class.  If you are interested, contact Julie G.  

InFiber Collaberation

Indy Art Doll Makers will collaborate with InFiber to make spirit dolls in 2023.  The theme for the dolls is Four Seasons. We would like to have a day workshop with both groups prior to the due date - TBD.  The dolls will be displayed at the November show and sale. Katie will bring up the workshop at the next InFiber meeting.

Christmas Party, Christmas Carol gift exchange, and Challenge Ideas for next year.

The group enjoyed the delicious food shared by the members, and the group discussed possible challenge themes for 2023. Multiple ideas were suggested, and after several elimination rounds of voting, weather was the winning theme for 2023. A close runner-up was Elinor Peace Bailey dolls.  Since we have had two challenges in previous years, it was decided that Elinor Peace Bailey dolls will be a challenge for July.  This will not be a voted challenge but will be a display only.  

Gift Exchange and Show and Tell

Kathryn received this Whimsy doll from Barbara

Julie W received this patchwork Santa made by Ann R.

Jude received this triangle bag made by Julie W

A companion doll to the triangle bag.  Jude received both of these from Julie W.

Barbara received this gnome doll made by Jude

Leslie received this tiny caroler made by Andrea

Ann R. received this basket of creatures made by Leslie

Katie shared this colorful quilt she made.

Future Meetings and Events

January 21, 2023, Bring Elinor Peace Bailey Patterns and dolls for the Danville show
February 10, 11, and 12 Danville Retreat
February 18, 2023, TBA officer meeting after the regular meeting
March 11 & 12 Deanna Hogan Class
March 18, 2023
April 15. 2023
May 20, 2023
June 17, 2023
July 15, 2023
August 19, 2023
September 16, 2023
October 21, 2023
July 2023 Elinor Peace Bailey Challenge
November 2023 Weather doll Challenge
November 25, 2023 Show and Sale

Checklist for the January meeting

Elinor Peace Bailey Patterns
Dolls for the Danville Show
Name Tag
Show and Tell