Saturday, October 25, 2014

We had a very productive meeting last Saturday!  There were some wonderful dolls for show and tell, as always, including some that will be at the International Quilt Festival.  Between many hours hand stitching tiny yo-yo’s, covering dolls with embroidery, and making many individual pieces of armor attached with teeny tiny brads, we concluded that doll makers are just a little bit crazy!

Our program by Joyce Patterson was so inspiring!  As everyone knows, Joyce is very prolific and her many dolls with quilts are just amazing.  She showed us her resources and tools and gave us some really good tips on making miniature quilts for dolls.

The dolls for our exhibit Block Party II at Quilt Festival were due October 11, 2015.   If you signed up to set up at quilt festival and are bringing your dolls yourself, please email Beth Casper  and Neva with the title of your doll and the quilt block you are using in order for title cards to be made.

All entries for our gallery show Every Figure Tells a Story at 18 Hands Gallery are due at the November meeting.  The forms are on the blog, with all instructions on entering.

Our December meeting will be a Holiday Party, and we will have it in our usual meeting room at the Looscan Library.  More details to follow.

Looking ahead to next year, we are providing the craft activity for Hands on Houston at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft on Saturday, February 7, 2015.  Gwynne Ross has created a fun pop up card for children to make.  They are expecting quite a crowd and we need lots of volunteers to help between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm.  Please email  to sign up and let me know what hours you are available.  This is a fun, easy way to support TAODA and the Craft Center as well.

Our gallery show for 2015 will be at the Galveston Art League!  Dates to be determined, stay tuned.