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Sunday, December 29, 2019

2020 Meeting Classes & Dates

Welcome to 2020 Guilded Lilies Meetings
Classes * Events * Teachers * Retreat and Community Services. 

This is this years line up you are welcome to come to one meeting without being a member and take the afternoon class.  If you come to the second meeting you will need to join.  Classes are free to members (except for special hired in teachers)  We are eager to learn not just dolls but classes taught with special techniques.

February 22, 2020 - Charity Doll  

This class will be led by Jody Miller and Marilyn Young.  All parts and pieces are put together at the meeting as a group project. 

 Last year we donated over 200 dolls to Children Services in Columbus Ohio and dolls to the School for the Deaf.  

The People that promise to bring there Sewing Machines in don't forget them.  Everyone else needs to bring any donated stuffing, stuffing tools and be ready 

March 20-22, 2020 Annual Retreat  Hocking Hills 

The Sign-ups began in September and we are now full.  It is a fun weekend had by all. 

What happens at the retreat 

Stays at the Retreat!

March 28, 2020 

Judy Howard * Flip Book 

Judy is our Paper arts expert.  She makes and sells hand made books, journals and these delightful Paper flip art books. You pick the theme.  Judy will instruct you how to make fun themed books.  

April 25, 2020
Learn to do this Fabric Book with Janet.  She's  A Quilting Arts  guru!        
    Learn  how to sew and create faces, texture, images and a fun backgrounds.  Scraps of fabric, trim, sayings and threads are more than welcome in this class.  In fact bring your leftovers to share.  Add your own touches create individual pages on going even after the class is over.

May 16, 2020 

Susan Griner - Alternative Hands.

Small hands can be very difficult to make.  Susan is going to teach how to make wrapped hands.  This technique is something everyone could use as an alternative to cloth or clay hands.

June 20, 2020 - Mix Media Chair
Patti Hicks

Patti wants to share her version of this chair.  She will give us a shopping list but Patti always offers tons of ideas and items with her kit fee. If you have a theme and interesting ideas please bring them with you.  Her chair is sea fair but yours could be your own favorite holiday or fancy.  It will be fun to see what everyone comes up with.

July 25, 2020
Shirley McKee - Jacob Ladder Toy

Shirley is going to make an old Toy into a new project.  It is called Jacob Ladder or "Click Clack"  the picture changes as you play with the toy.  Check them out on Google and come up with something cool to design this toy on. 

Ohio State Fair  Aug 1st, 2nd 8th and 9th

 Handmade Doll Competition entry forms must be sent in by June 20, 2020 Deadline.

 Art work needs to be turned into the Fair in July.

Guilded Lilies with be hosting a Make it take it table on.We will be teaching fair goers how to make these adorable Acorn dolls. Sign up for free tickets for fair if you want to volunteer to host the Make it Take it tables. 

August 22, 2020

Cyndy Sieving * Elf or Devil

You choose Cyndy will teach.  Make a holiday (Halloween or Christmas character)  All pre-work will be done at home.  Sculpting and painting the face will be done in class along with assemblage and adding details.

Pre-sewn kits will be offered by Cyndy for an additional kit fee.

September 26, 2020 Peggy Adkins

How fun is this.  Get ready for Halloween with the famous scary Monster.  Peggy has a way of taking her art to the next level.  Learn to make the head, hands, feet and arms.  the body is the option.  What will you come up with?

October 24, 2020  

Deb Haley Mouse Sculpture

Deb has a delightful sense of humor.  She is teaching these Comic Charterer Mice.  This one is a Christmas mouse but yours could just be your own House Mouse.  Sculpted using Epoxy Sculpt.  This is going to be a fun class.  Deb is also open to those that are experience sculptures to make their own animal using her techniques.

November 21, 2020 

Marilyn Young & Snowman

Drop your worries and just have fun making these lovable snowmen. 

December 4-6, 2020 - WinterFair - Make it Take it
December 12, 2020 - Christmas Party

Sunday, December 17, 2017

2018 Meeting Dates & Classes

Meetings Held at the: 
Ohio School for the Deaf, 500 Morse Rd, Columbus, OH
Located west of State Route I-71. Take the Morse Road exit off of 71 and go west on Morse Road. Turn off Mores onto the school Campus Main entrance.  Drive up to the Security Building and state your reason for entering the school Grounds, you will need to sign in.  Stay to the left follow the outside campus road around the grounds. Meetings are in the Conference building to the Right or the Cafeteria building on the left at back of the school grounds. For additional information contact 

Jan 27, 2018
Scribbles Club Charity Project

Our Charity dolls for 2018.  We will sew, turn and begin stuffing all the charity dolls in the afternoon.  3 people will bring their sewing machines, everyone else will be working on getting the dolls, bring turning tools, stuffing and stuffing tools.  What ever needs finished stuffed at the end of the day will be divided up and taken home to finish.

Feb 24, 2018
Shrink Plastic Pins
Gigi and Cynthia

Learn to work with this shrink Plastic.  
It is great in creating all sorts of additions to your art work. 


March 17 2018
Susie Q
Cyndy Sieving

Pattern available to members only for $5.00
Pre-work: sewing, turning and stuffing.

In class you will learn to:
Turn the thin tubs on the jumper
Face painting
Paint the hair and shoes
Sculpt hands
Bead work and embellishing

Jumpers are removable, create one for ever season if you wish.

Retreat:  March 23,24 and 25th Held at 
Class: Apoxie and Wood with Kristin Morris and Rob Liptak
Check in is at 4pm Friday night and check out 11am Sunday morning
Sign ups at meetings. - Limited Space

April 28, 2018
Jody Miller - Feathers from Fabric


May 19, 2018 
Rebecca- Fabric Books

June 23, 2018
Inez - Sculpted hands in clay


July 21, 2018
Patti and Peggy - Doll Remembrance Box

July 27, 28, 29 and August 3, 4 and 5th
Ohio State Fair Weekends
Demos and Make-it-Take it
Volunteers to work _ Sign up at the meetings

August 25, 2018
Shirley - Demo on tatting

September 22, 2018
Peggy, Rebecca and Patti - Salt & Pepper Snowmen

October 27, 2018
Cyndy Sieving - Lounge Sofa


November 17, 2018 
Mary Lauer - Ornament

December No meeting

Pictures of classes will be added as the members send in the project photos. 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

2017 Art Doll Schedule for Columbus Ohio

Guilded Lilies Art Doll Club
Columbus, Ohio

We meet on the 4th Saturday of the month unless there is a special holiday or Guilded Liles event going on during that time. We meet at the OSD

500 Morse Road,  Columbus, Ohio
Located west of State Route I-71. Take the Morse Road exit off of Rt. 71, go west on Morse Road. Turn off Morse onto the school campus. Drive past the security building and take the left hand road going around the outside of the campus.  We meet in the Conference Center or the Cafeteria at the back end of the school grounds.

Meeting time starts at 10:30am on Saturday we break for lunch (sack lunch) and have a workshop right after lunch.  Membership is $25.00 per year which includes all workshops given by members after each meeting.  Your first visit is free and are permitted to take workshop to try us out to see if we are a good fit for you.  

2017 Meeting and Workshop Schedule 

January 28, 2017 - Charity Dolls - Bring Stuffing and stuffing tools

February 25, 2017- Basic Face & Anatomy 101 * Inez Brasch

March 25, 2017- Robots * Kristin Morris

April 29, 2017- Doll Head Pin Cushion * Vicki Lamer & Janet McMullen

May 20, 2017 - Shadow Box * Patti Hicks & Peggy Adkins

June 24, 2017 - Altered Art Book * Judy Howard & Dot Lewallen

July 22, 2017 -Munster High Part I Sewing & Stuffing * Cyndy Sieving

August 26, 2017 -Munster High Part II assembling & painting * Cyndy Sieving

September 23, 2017 - Soutache * Dot Lewallen & Marilyn Young

October 28, 2017 Batik * Deb Haley

November 18, 2017 -Altered Xmas Ornaments * Mary Lauer & Cynthia Dassler

December - no Meeting - Christmas Party December 9, 2017

Special Events

March 17-19, 2017 - Retreat at

April 20-23, 2017 - Artistic Figures in Cloth & Clay

Ohio State Fair July 28, 29, 30 and Aug 4, 5, 6 
Make it take it project and Demos by Guilded Liles

August 19, 2017 - Joint visit meeting with River City Artisan Club
Road Trip to Cincinnati

December 1, 2 and 3rd - check us out at Winterfair

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Challenge Dolls 2014

Thrift Stores, Basements &
Found Objects Oh My!!!
Joy Seeskin (Light bulb)

The challenge for 2014 Guilded Lily Artist was to find a used object re-purpose it into a doll.  The members just went to town!  The dolls were exceptional see if you can see all the different objects they used.

Jean Underwood
Marilyn Young
It seems things were coming to light near the end as members feverishly worked on their dolls.  The art work took on a life of strange and wonderful!

Gigi Galloway

Kristin Morris

Can you say Cute as a Button?
Dot Lewallen

Sunday, February 2, 2014

What's up?

The Guilded Lilies Artist
 are happy to make a child smile....and even happier to share the pattern so other groups will be able to spread the gift of giving

The Guilded Lilies have been busy. They have set there eyes on 2014 and have scheduled all their meetings/workshops. Our February work shop is all about our charity work.  The Guilded Lilies are very proud to be producing over 100 charity Scribbles every year for various charities.  They are now sharing the pattern with other groups through Soft Dolls & Animals. Your group can also bring a huggable doll to the to a child in need.

January 25th - Judy Skeel Sculpting a cloth head

February 22nd- Scribbles  Charity doll workshop

March 22nd - Lisa Vottero  Print Making

April 26th - Inez Brasch  Armatures

May31st - Gigi Galloway  Ghost people

June 28th- Marilyn Young Bead Glass case sewing kit

July 26th - Shopping Trip to Lebanon

August 23rd  Cyndy Sieving Icy Cycles - Group meeting with Rivercity Artist Group

September 27th Kristen Morris  Jack O' Lantern Gourd

October 25th - Joy Seeskin Heirloom Sewing

November 22nd Cynthia Dassler & Gigi Gallaway Mini book binding

December Christmas Party

Most meetings are held the 4th Saturday of every month.  For additional information please email one of the board members. or

Winter Fair

Wednesday, February 27, 2013




Five Guilded Lilies Artist
Make it big in this May 2013 
Soft Dolls & Animals Issue get your issue!
Check out page 50 & 51  featuring Mythical Creatures.

May Issue of Soft Dolls & Animals

Doll Artist- Cynthia Dassler

Doll Artist - Cathy Barnes

Doll Artist -Rebecca Taulbee
 pattern Monica Shedden 

Doll Artist Janet McMullen
Pattern Monica Shedden

Doll Artist Carolyn Baker


Friday, January 11, 2013

Submit Your Work!

My Little Eye Spies!

Often times the New Year makes you reflect on the past.  So it was when I opened up the March/April 2013 Soft Dolls & Animals Doll magazine (you must realize I received this Jan 5, 2013. I open the magazine up and what to my wonder eyes should appear?

 A Guilded Lillie Doll doll on page 11 “Theatre Characters”  Susie Grant’s Phantom of the Opera. Now of course I advertise in this magazine and do get the issue a month or so early, but it is something you want to look for. It made me stop and think.  What dolls of the Guilded Lilies have appeared in the magazine this past year?  I got all of them out for 2012-2013 and put them in date order.  Here is what I found:

Jan/Feb 2013 
Dittles Disturbing Discovery by Linda Apple

Nov/Dec 2012
Isabel by Susan Mathias

Sept/Oct 2012
Masquerading as a Caterpillar by Cyndy Sieving

May/June 2012
Sunshine by Jama Upperman

March/Apr 2012 
Hat Fairy a Julie McCullough pattern by Susie Grant

Jan/Feb 2012
Inner Beauty by Mickey Crowley

I took all these pictures of in 2007 at my impromptu photo shoots over 3 months’ time.  They started printing them I believe in 2009 or 2010, I am not sure and will have to go back in my library to see.  I plan on highlighting our members past issues within the year of 2013.  We have had members published in more magazines than just Soft Doll & Animal so this is going to take a little research. 

What have we done lately? I submitted these pictures over 6 years ago.  Time to step up.  Submissions and Challenges appear all the time.  I will be pulling out more years as I know we had dolls printed in years as far back as 1997 and in more than one magazine…..In fact we have had 5 Cover Girls spanning over 4 magazines……Next Post stay tune.

 Here are some sites you can check out for submissions and challenges.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Art Doll Gift Exchange

Every year we have a Art Doll exchange.  Trading names and busy bee's begging to buzz in our heads.  Soon they rattle up some ideas and the next thing you know Art Dolls for someone else are born.   I was not able to attend the Exchange this year.  So below are pictures courtesy of Judy Skeel.  I have put the makers name on the ones I recognize, the others I have numbered so if the makers want to email me I would be happy to tag your Art figure. 

Enjoy looking and 
Happy Dollydays to One and All


#2 by Judy Skeel gifted to Susan Griner

#3 by Rebecca Taulbee gifted to ?

#4 By Gigi Gallaway gifted to Liz Seibold

#5 by Kristin Morris gifted to ?

#6 By Lisa Vottero gifted to Judy Skeel


#8 by Susan Griner gifted to?

#9 by Liz Seibold gifted to ?