Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Our November meeting was filled with lots of laughter, sharing and stories. With Annie Hesse’s blessings, Jan lead us in a wonderful and creative afternoon.
In lieu of our December meeting, many of our members will be taking tables at the prestigious International Black Doll and Gift Show. Please stop by and view the wonderful work by these and many more talented artists.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Join us on Saturday, November 7 2009 at the Dole Center.
New Members always welcome.
Friday, October 16, 2009
The National Cloth Doll Challenge coordinated by the Mount Vernon Cloth Doll Club has concluded with their final (official) showing at Art Is…You
The winners of the 3-D Cloth Doll Club 2009 Challenge are as follows -
1st Prize Scholarship to Gwen Jackson
Cedric on the log
2nd Prize Scholarship to Naomi Weston
Father and Daughter
3rd Prize and $100.00 cash prize to Missy Munro
4th . Prize of $75.00 to Minnie Curry
Aunt Lula at the Beach
5.th Prize of $50.00 to Doris Sutton
The Peoples Choice award with a prize from Doll Makers Journey of a Gift Certificate of $100.00 to Doris Sutton.
We want to thank everyone that helped with the Challenge and congratulate those that entered the Challenge. There is an award ribbon being given to each person for completing the challenge. This was hard work and a great job was done by everyone.
EMBRACE THE CHANGE – By Lucy Freeman
Quilted Mixed Media
From a pattern but with all my own creative style Art Doll
Pattern by Kooki Davis
EMBRACE THE CHANGE – By Minnie Curry
AUNT LULA GERMANY
Aunt Lula is a sassy senior that loves President Obama. Health Reform is her newest initiative. She campaigns at the beach where she volunteers as a lifeguard.
YES I CAN - THE GRADUATE - By Barbara Fridie
Soft cloth art doll
YES I CAN – By Sylvia Landau
“Oh Yes I Can” an original design of mixed media. I have been a crafts person for my entire life; sewing led to mosaics, enameling and the creating of gold and silver jewelry. I studied stone sculpting until I discovered my true love …soft sculpture doll making.
EMBRACE THE CHANGE – By Missy Munro
Nadia is an original design. After a long sleep Nadia, the fairly of hope and change awakens to find a new beginning to embrace. As she yawns and stretches a hand, it is extended so that others may embrace the change.
YES I CAN – by Naomi Weston
Father and Daughter at the Presidential Address.
Mixed Media Art Dolls
YES I CAN – By Sharon Ray
Ms Eleanor, my first doll made from cloth. Isn’t she dynamic holding her butterfly with her head held up high. Awaiting her debut, yes I will she says – I can do this. I am ready to embrace the change. So move over girls I’ joining the party.
YES I CAN – Doris Sutton
Ann is a doll made from Australian Aboriginal Cloth Doll workshop on needle sculpting. I have advanced my doll making skills. She is on her way to a party. Girlfriend is all “dolled up” with her lavender nails to coordinate to her party dress. Oh yes she can Party hardy!
EMBRACE THE CHANGE – By Naomi Shelnut
African Queen Quilted
The changes in this work of Art reflex how I embrace the change
Quilted Mixed Media Art Doll
EMBRACE THE CHANGE – By Doris Sutton
Granddaddy AKA Papa John
Granddaddy would always have a story to tell about when he was a little boy and when he was in the Army traveling to foreign countries.
He was a man who was willing to embrace the change in life.
EMBRACE THE CHANGE – By Gwen Jackson
Cedric is a 200 years old man that is the results of a needle sculpture cloth doll workshop. He sits on the log of life enjoying the changes he has embraced.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Naomi Shelnut was recently awarded the April Quilter of the Month by the Empire Quilters Guild in NYC. Naomi began quilting close to 20 years ago when her husband was ill. Naomi would stay up late working on quilt blocks (mostly appliqué) and embroidery as well. She tried her hand at many textile related art forms while she shepherded her husband through chemo and radiation. Naomi joined Empire in the early 1990’s shortly after her husband passed away. She shifted her focus to dollmaking about ten years ago and has been particularly interested in making dolls of African descent as well as stuffed animals. Naomi is a member of Quilters of Color Network NY — where she recently led an African Queen by Kooki Davis workshop, as well as a member of The City Quilter Doll Club, and the 3D Doll Club of Mount Vernon. Her daughter Stacey, Director of Education at Sacramento Museum of Art in California, loves everything her does — including Naomi’s favorite doll: The Storyteller!
To view a full gallery of Naomi’s work visit: the Empire Quilters Guild
The 3-D Cloth Doll Club of Mount Vernon is a community based Cloth Doll Club providing inspiration and creative opportunities. We stand by the three D's - Dynamite Designing Divas!
The members experience the joy of learning and teaching Cloth Doll making in a sharing atmosphere. Building confidence and pride, each member is encouraged to share his or her personal talent and ideas rending multi media works of art.
The group welcomes experienced and beginner doll makers. Sewing knowledge recommended or the willingness to learn encouraged!
Our meetings, are held on the first Saturday of the month. They are energetic, heartwarming, comforting and a transforming event.
Meetings held at the Shelton E. Dole Center 250 So 6th Avenue Mount Vernon 10550