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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Time To Get To Work—We Have A Busy Year Ahead Of Us!

On January 16, the Phoebes held their first work day to make dresses for
"Dress a Girl Around the World." These are the dresses that were completed during the first workshop, but many more kits were put together to be sewn up by others.
Colleen introduced us all to this wonderful organization "Dress a Girl Around the World," that collects donations of pillow case dresses and ships them to girls around the globe who have no other opportunity to obtain one nice dress. Some have gone to Africa, the Philippines, Haiti, as well as other equally deserving areas. The Phoebes have adopted this outreach project and will be actively participating this year. Our goal is to donate at least 35 dresses.  Let's all do our part!

Calendar of Events for 2014

Now through January 31 , Sally Lampi Painting Exhibit. Sally currently has her paintings on display in the B Street Book Shop window this month. Stop by to see her work, which was also recently featured at an exhibit at the Hayward Library.

Now through March 8, Alta Bates Hospital Doll and Painting Exhibit. Come and see the dolls exhibited by a group of Phoebes and former Phoebes—Daisy Kiehn, Suzanne Duran, Wanda Fudge, Donna Perry, Laurie Scott, Stephanie Smith, Zanaib Green, Kelly Mead, Bonnie Hoover and Mary Porter Vaughan.  This is the group's second Alta Bates exhibit with dolls staged in beautiful Plexiglas boxes. Colorful paintings by artists Heidi Shonkoff and Em Herstein will also be on display for viewing.

February 8, Red and White Charity Quilt Show, 3 to 7 P.M., Civic Center Community Center, Walnut Creek, 1375 Civic Drive at North Broadway. 

February 15, Wooden Gate Quilts Doll Class by Gina Chang. The shop is located at 125-F Railroad Avenue in Danville. 

February 20, Phoebe Monthly Meeting, 6:30 P.M., Alameda County Office of Education, 313 W. Winton, Hayward. Enrichment will be presented by Sally, who will be sharing her clever methods for displaying art in exhibits. The exchange will be both January and February 5"x7" postcards for Italy and Morocco.

March 20, Phoebe Monthly Meeting, 6:30 P.M., Alameda County Office of Education, 313 W. Winton, Hayward. The mystery kit challenge is due this meeting. Kits have been handed out and you are asked to use at least one item. Use more or all if you can. Contact Mary at if you don't have a kit and would like to participate. We will also be having our Easter Parade. Bring one of your dolls and wear something that matches something on your doll. Stephanie will be presenting "All About Me." The postcard exchange theme is "France."
April 1 through 30, Zanaib's Altered Book Display celebrating the 54th anniversary of the B Street Book Shop in Hayward. Many Phoebes are participating and while the original goal was 54 books, many more are expected to be on display.

April 20, Phoebe Monthly Meeting, 6:30 P.M., Alameda County Office of Education, 313 W. Winton, Hayward. The Exchange is a "Mexico" themed postcard.

April 26 and 27, Betts Vidal "Frog Prince" Workshop, on a Saturday and Sunday, to be held at Always Quilting, 4230 Olympic, San Mateo (on the border of Belmont). Class is $80 with a $20 kit fee for members. Non-members pay $110 plus $25 kit fee. Contact Stephanie at to sign up.

June, Phoebe Alameda County Fair Outreach Day, Date to be determined. Each Phoebe is requested to make at least 25 stump dolls for this event, or donate push-mold polymer faces. Start going through your cotton stash for colorful doll fabric, and also for glitzy embellishments if you have any you would like to donate.

July 7 through 11, Lisa Lichtenfeld Workshop, Boy Scouts Building, San Leandro. Class limit is 18 students. Members cost is $250 plus a kit fee. Non-members/$350 plus kit fee. Contact Stephanie at  

September 2014, Phoebe Doll Exhibit at the Castro Valley Library. Date to be determined. Each Phoebe is asked to make their original interpretation of the Nola Hart cloth doll pattern (you may enlarge or scale it down a maximum of 10%). You may also submit other dolls you have made. Dolls will be due in August.

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