Monday, May 9, 2011

March 2011 Blog Entry

The Guild has been busy this month!  Thanks to Carole Staples for the amazing job she did with the "Fibers" show at the Kennedy Heights Art Center.  Nita Keeler was the first artist to speak at the lecture series for this month-long show. 

Robbie Porter won Best of Show for her quilt at the Quiltfest in Rising Sun, Indiana during February 2011:

During our meeting, Liz Marten taught a quick class on needle sculpting a cloth doll face:

Finally, we were surprised by Linda Berkemeier, Kathy Garnar and Nita Keeler's lovely "fairy gardens".  In fact, we enjoyed these pieces so much that we decided to make these our challenge projects for the November 2011 gallery show.  Everyone in the group is challenged to "build" their own vision of a fairy house - garden - or whatever you want to call it.  Please enjoy the images below:

Made by Kathy Garnar.

Made by Linda Berkemeier.

Made by Nita Keeler.

Aren't they wonderful?  Please put on your thinking cap and see what YOU can develop for the November show. 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

February 2011 - Show and Tell

February was an exciting month as our deadline for the Fat Quarter Challenge were due today.  Each member was given a one fat-quarter of a batik fabric.  Each fabric was a different color, so the challenge dolls are all very unique.  All photos below were taken by Katie Storer.

Small dolls by Carole Sanders.

Fairy by Robbie Porter.

Woodland fairy by Liz Marten.

Cody Goodin's doll has a wire armature with the batik fabric and art papers decoupaged over the wire frame. 

Kathy Garnar's doll is a great study in a monochromatic theme!

The following photos are dolls not included in the challenge.  First up is returning member, Linda Berkemeier, who has been away from the guild for most of the year.  Her felted pieces below range in height from about 3 inches to about 7 or 8 inches in height.  For Linda, these are large dolls...seriously!

Newest member in the group, whose name will be added at a later date, joined us today with this awesome mermaid.  I apologize for not having her name handy right now, but I'm sitting in Starbuck's without my notes.  I promise to update the post with her name very shortly!

Next week I'll add the March photos - along with the first notice we have about our November show!  Please note that our May meeting will be held at the Sherman House (a German restaurant) in Batesville Indiana the third Saturday of the month at 11 a.m.  More information will be forthcoming.  Please email Katie Storer at to let her know if you plan on attending.  Thank you!