Sunday, June 12, 2016

Driving Miss Dolly, Red Deer

Some months ago, a few members of the Calgary Doll Club, the Edmonton Doll Club and the Edmonton Barbie Club decided to sponsor a get-together of those clubs and the Miniature Enthusiasts of Edmonton in Red Deer (which is half way between the two cities).

So today we did just that! What an incredibly wonderful day!

Joanne, Sunni, Lilliana(former member) and I came from the Miniature Enthusiasts of Edmonton.

This was our table for the luncheon. The table was decorated by Marilyn A. (founder of the St. Albert Miniature Club - now not a separate entity from the Edmonton Club) with beautiful doilies on the table and the backs of the chairs. We all received lovely gifts of water, candies, pens and memo pads PLUS beautiful miniature hats with hair clips on the backs.
About one o'clock, we all sat down and someone spoke on behalf of the four clubs then we went around all the tables and each person spoke telling about her/himself and most described a "show and tell" they had brought.

There was a lot of cross-over. The president of the Barbie club in Edmonton was the original founder of the Edmonton miniature club. Sunni, Joanne and Lilliana have also made cloth dolls over the years. And because we have also exchanged meetings and spent time at each others' shows, it was like "old home" week.

After lunch, we all posed for a group picture which will be on Facebook under Edmonton Doll Club and Calgary Doll Club.

Then we toured the tables, checked out other show and tell pieces, and did some serious shopping!

Joanne's displays on the right and her sales items on the left.

Lilliana's African Queen and her Mermaid.

Great pieces from Sunni's collection.
Pictures taken during the luncheon:

Our table.
 All the wonderful display and sales tables.

It's just great that we were all able to get together, visit and get to know each other better. Hope we'll be able to do this again next year.

Thanks so very much to the organizers of this event.


  1. Que bonita e interesante reunión!!! habéis podido conoceros,intercambiar ideas y comentarios de nuestro hobby y además poder ver tan bellas creaciones!!

    1. Sí , Pilar . Una gran manera de pasar el día con personas que tienen intereses similares .
      Abrazos , Maureen

  2. It's always delightful to get together with like minded individuals who enjoy, create and collect miniatures. Looks like it was a very enjoyable time and worth repeating next year!

    1. Hi Alayna,
      It was a great time and am already looking forward to next year.