I hope you were able to attend the International Quilt Festival in Houston this year. TAODA was well represented in the doll exhibits. First, let me say how proud we are of MARLENE SLOBIN for her gypsy challenge piece “The Performers” which won Best of Show! Congratulations Marlene!
This is the fourth time a TAODA artist has won Best of Show in the Gypsy Challenge (past TAODA winners were Neva Waldt, Janet Bodin, and Karin Otto-Burfict). Angela Jarecki and JoAnn Luco also had dolls in the Gypsy Challenge this year.
"Late for the Ball"
This has really been Marlene’s year. She won the Soft Dolls and Animals “You Did What with that Pattern?” contest with this piece:
“In Celebration of the Doll” is the invitational portion of the doll exhibit. Angela Jarecki, Amy Nelson, Janet Bodin, Joyce Patterson, Marlene Slobin and Marsha Krohn all had dolls in this exhibit.
TAODA had its own portion of the exhibit with “Block Party”, dolls incorporating a quilt block in their design.
"Crazy Log Cabins"
"Angie Loves a Good Party"
"Picking Up the Pieces"
"Crazy Like a Fox"
Last but not least, the Material Girls of Houston doll club had a portion of the exhibit. Several TAODA members are also members of this club. Linda Butler, Marlene Slobin and JoAnn Luco had dolls in this portion.