I'm happy to say that the doll exhibit at the Pine Bush quilt show was a success. The dolls displayed were contributed by the Sew Sew Dolls, the 3D Cloth Doll Club and a member of the Garden State Doll Artisans. This two day exhibit not only attracted quilt aficionados. Quite a few people stated they came just to see the dolls. Being entrusted with so many beautiful creations can be a bit nerve racking. I thank each and every person who did. Did I mention how beautiful the quilts were?
Words Remembered, by Mary Wirchansky, won a viewers choice ribbon
I've always enjoyed creating things since I was a little girl. While my brother and sisters were out learning to ride bikes I would sit on a couch for hours making paper dolls and storing them in an envelope I stapled together out of construction paper. My first experience sewing was inspired by a book I ordered from a fundraiser in elementary school. With it's simple projects to sew, I chose to make an apron. My mother gave me an old garment to use for material. I sewed a square together forgetting to leave a small opening to turn it. I cheesed out and left it like that and attached a grosgrain ribbon on the edge for ties. I was so proud of that moment, ha ha. I've come a long way since then and my passion for cloth and creating continues. I enjoy making cloth dolls and like to dabble with whatever strikes my fancy. It's a journey.