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Monday, December 7, 2015

Fabulous Results at the November 19th Meeting

 With so many activities going on during the Holidays, it was no surprise that the November meeting was filled with fun and variety. Many dolls from the Kate Church workshops were on display, and there were dolls for the December Bookstore window. Daisy's polymer head from the Kate Church Workshop was fantastic.One of several she completed.

Calendar Of Events 

December, Phoebe Christmas Party, will be held at Mary's on Sunday, December 13, from noon to 3 P.M. Bring your Christmas Exchange gifts. Everyone is asked to bring a sweet or savory food to share. Also bring your Tilda dolls to give to Sharon for the January exhibit at the Castro Valley Library.

December, Phoebe Exhibit at the Book Shop, B Street, Hayward. Betts and Sally will be in charge. The theme will be "Sugar Plum Fairies."
January 2016, Phoebe Tilda Doll Exhibit at the Book Shop, B Street, Hayward. Sharon will be in charge.

January 14, Thursday at noon, Phoebe Board MeetingLa Boulanger, 622 Laurel Street, San Carlos. Park in the back and order lunch to eat during the meeting. Open to all members to participate, if they so wish. If you are planning to go, please let Colleen know in advance. If you have something for the agenda, call her on her cell before the meeting day.

January 21, Elinor Peace Baily "Me, Myself and I" Doll Workshop9 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the Education Building, Hayward. Contact Colleen at for information.

January 21, Phoebe Meting6:30 P.M. at the Education Building, Hayward. If you've just finished your Kate Church figures, please bring them for all to see. Also bring your challenge doll made using notions.

 February  18, Thursday, Workday and Daytime Meeting, 10 A.M. to 4 P.M., Alameda Education Building, Hayward. Daisy will lead an outreach sewing project in the morning (bring your sewing machines or any fleece scraps you have that are 5 inches wide or larger). Lunch and the business meeting will start at 1 P.M.

February  18-20 (Thurs/Fri/Sat), San Mateo Quilt ShowSan Mateo Convention Center.
 March, Tilda Exhibit at the Castro Valley Library. We will again be conducting a one-day  "make it and take it" event for library patrons to come and assemble and adorn stump dolls... a free event for all ages. Watch for date and time.

April 21 (Thursday), Laurie Scott Cloth Embellished Necklace Workshop. Many different techniques will be explored. See one example in photo below. Contact Colleen at to sign up, and send her a check to make sure your space is reserved. 

Show and Tell
Anne Klocko shared several of her latest pieces with the group—colorful assemblages using interesting elements.  

Even a sewing machine oil can becomes a colorful body


Spools of thread compliment a sewing-themed box.
 Kate Church Class Results
The Kate Church classes were a great success, and  many finished dolls were on display:
Colleen - Dancing Fools class

Elizabeth - Dancing Fools Class 

Donna - Transformation Class

Donna - Transformation Class

Daisy - Transformation class
More Show and Tell Creations

Kathy showed off quilts in progress for her granddaughters

Linda brought several Tilda dolls

Linda's "Pinocchio" Tilda doll

Linda's Angel Tilda
A lovely soft doll for the Hayward Bookstore Display

A sampling of the beautiful items Barbara has made with her flea market finds in Paris.
Bonnie's doll using buttons not only as embellishments, but in structuring the body.
Jo Displayed these beautiful scarves.  Each a work of art in itself.
The meeting concluded with a make and take taught by Daisy: Making a dress form with a toilet paper roll, colorful paper and wire.  Very clever!
2016 Challenge:
In 2016 the challenges will include making dolls with a limited number of sewing notions. The first challenge doll in this series, which will be due in January, will require the use of a single notion to dress or embellish the doll.  Do you have a lot of ribbon in your stash?  Buttons? Lace? This is the perfect time to put these items to use.

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