Friday, February 25, 2011

Artistree Summer Craft Fair-Belgrade, Maine

I am proud to announce that I have been invited to vend my Gail Wilson dolls and other folkart items at the Artistree Summer show in Belgrade, Maine.  The show will be held on July 23, 2011 at the Belgrade Community Center.  The name of the show is Artistree for all Seasons.  Artistree is known for it's high quality crafts and I am very excited as this will be the first craft show that I have vended at. Making dolls and other items for this show will keep me busy for the next couple of months besides my quilting, quilt study group and other obligations.  If you are visiting Maine this summer, be sure to stop by!

Introducing Margaret

On February 19th I held a doll class at Busy Thimble Quilt Shop in Litchfield, Maine.  Student Beth French chose Gail Wilson's 12 inch Three Dimensional Doll for this class. This doll has a cloth body, painted face and a real wig made of mohair.  Beth has made dolls in the past but never a Gail Wilson doll and never one this small.  In preparation for the class I sent Beth the Gail Wilson kit and requested that she not only read the instructions but also to pre-sew the body.  While at class Beth was able to stuff the doll body, arms and legs; paint her head and face and make her wig.  On Monday, Beth sent me this photo of her finished doll.  She has named her Margaret.  For more pictures of Margaret and Beth's comments on our day together visit her blog Thanks to Cyndi Black of Busy Thimble for allowing us space in her shop for this class.