Friday, February 27, 2009

Spectacular Display

Congratulations to Anne's Glory Box Embellishers and Hello Dollies members on the spectacular exhibition of work at the Newcastle Craft and Quilt Fair last weekend. Many thanks to all who helped with the setting up, the demonstrations and the "womanning" of the exhibition. There were lots of inquiries and of course, very positive feedback about the work, classes and the demonstrations.
The photos show glimpses of the magnificent work on display.

If you haven't already had a look at the photos of the dolls in the Mrs Chalumeau challenge for this exhibition, please just scroll down to the previous blog post. Great work everyone, regards, Wilma

Saturday, February 21, 2009

And The Winner Is

And the winner is .... Mrs Chalumeau. Congratulations to all the creators of the Mrs Chalumeau dolls - each of them is charming, has a unique personailty, and is of a high standard. However, Jackie Barry's doll wears the blue ribbon and Jackie wins the much coveted prize of a copy of each of the new books by Barbara Willis and Patti Culea. Congratulations Jackie. And without further ado, here is Mr Chalumeau and the many Mrs Chalumeau, in no particular order. These dolls were made from a pattern by Heather Cooper.

These are all on display at the Newcastle Craft and Quilt Fair 20-22 February, 2009.
see you there,

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Craft & Quilt Fair - Setting Up

Today, a happy band of crazy embellishers and Hello Dollies members helped to set up the absolutely spectacular display at the Craft and Quilt Fair in Newcastle. Our intrepid and creative leader, Fay, only had to give a few directions and everyone placed, pinned, checked and displayed. Thanks, Ann, Anne-Marie, Kathleen, Linda, Fay B, Marion, Marg L, Bev, Chye In and I was there, too. We all enjoyed setting up such magnificent work.

If you live in the Newcastle area, please make sure you make a visit this weekend- this display iunique - embellished dolls against a backdrop of exquisitely embellished quilts.

Tomorrow, I will feature photos of the 19 Mrs Chalumeau dolls (and the one Mr Chalumeau) entered in the Hello Dollies challenge. The lucky winner will receive a signed copy of each of the new books by Patti Culea and Barbara Willis. It will be a very difficult decision for the judge(s) . Each one of them is fantastic - lots of embellishment, embroidery, beading and exotic trims. Many thanks to all the Dollies members, both Newcastle and Sydney, who met the challenge and created such wonderful dolls of an exceedingly high standard. Make sure you follow this blog to see photos of them . See you at the Craft Fair,


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

See you at the Show

Just a reminder that Hello Dollies Goes Crazy will be at the Craft and Quilt Fair in Newcastle at the Entertainment Centre on Friday , Saturday and Sunday , 20,21 & 22 February. Please come and have a look at the fantastic array of embellished crazy quilts and dolls. Above is a photo from last year's exhibition. While we won't have as many dolls on display this year, the quality will be just as admirable, with a special challenge amongst Hello Dollies members to interpret the Heather Cooper pattern, Mrs Chalumeau. I am so looking forward to seeing these creative interpretations.
See you at the show,
Keep following this blog to see updates - I'll take photos each day of the show.