The Austin Doll Collectors Society is an organization of antique, vintage, and modern doll collectors, dealers, and artisans. We meet on the first Monday of each month and our meetings are fun and educational. We begin with refreshments and socializing, and, following our brief business meeting, there is a special doll-related program and "show and tell." The Austin Doll Collectors Society is a nonprofit organization and is a member of the United Federation of Doll Clubs.

Friday, August 14, 2015

August 3, 2015, Meeting

This month's theme for the refreshment table was the last lazy days of summer . . . . 

and the coming of a new school year.

Kathy Meador brightened up the meeting by displaying these colorful and playful portraits of pups that she had painted.

President Pam Wolfe told the club about her experiences at the United Federation of Doll Clubs Convention, which took place July 16th through July 17th in Kansas City Missouri.

She shared many of the dolls and other souvenirs she brought home.

A skilled seamstress, Pam displayed her Bleuette and Loulotte dolls in dresses she made at a convention workshop.

Pam took part in a Publisher's Preview at the convention,  discussing her pattern books for Bleuette and Loulette.  The dresses are all sewn from patterns in the books.  Pam told the club about a special serendipity, discovering a store in Kansas City that specialized in vintage fabrics and trims.

Sallie Howard told the club about her adventures at the 2015 Barbie Convention, which was held in Arlington Virginia.

She shared her bevy of Barbie souvenirs.

Members also brought other dolls for the club's show and tell.