Tuesday, March 25, 2008


I am excited about this doll I will be teaching at one of the local quilt shops in October,2008.

Last year the shop hosted a group of Russian quilters for a week. It was a gala event attended by hundreds. It was there I took the russian doll class (in a previous post). This year the owners have just returned from Africa where they were organizing another event for their shop. The theme of course will be Africa and there will be workshops running all week,along with displays and vendors. There will be teachers coming from Africa as well. It is a very exciting time for this little town of Ailsa Craig, Ontario Canada.
I have been invited to teach this particular doll which is a Julie McCullough design. A few years ago I made this angel doll for their shop, and she has been perched atop bolts of fabric overlooking the shop all along. Normally I would use more angelic fabrics, but because it will be an "African" theme,I thought I would make an"African " sample and I had this terrific fabric just sitting here waiting to be used. Isn't it perfect?!?! I really love the finished look. I think the kits that will be offered will be more traditional , but I am going to have a draw in my class and one of the students will go home with this doll. I am really looking forward to the event.
I will have lots of pictures to share when the time comes .


blumoon said...

Wow, that is so cool! So much detail-really has an african feel.

crooked heart art~tammy said...

hi miss magpie
angelbelle is wonderful-so bright and cheerful-i love her checkered (?) gams!!
beautiful beautiful

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love this doll. When are you going to start Internet classes?


Jackie said...

The material you picked for your doll is perfect. Just wish that I lived nearer so that I could take the class.

God bless.

Noel said...

Maggie, Angelbelle's a beauty....love the fabric you used...so colorful. Loucky person who will win her....and congratulations on tecahing this class during an exciting event.

Yvette said...

She is really beautiful!
Your did a wonderful job on this doll. It sounds like a fun class!

Clevelandgirlie said...

Magpie - this doll is so cool. I love how she is so different - the black fabric with the headpiece and earrings coupled with her long slender body, frilly yet oh so colorful dress - what a unique "vision" she is. Her name Angelbelle is a wonderful representation of her spirit. She is lovely.

Maggie R said...

Gosh you gals are makin' me blush, all those lovely compliments! Thanks so much.
I do enjoy making dolls and am going to try and keep in that mode for awhile. I like to do so many things , so when I am doing one thing something else gets put aside!!! hee hee
CLONING would be good!! VBG
Meanwhile I am off to get my hair done! Even a starving artist has to look good!!! hee hee
Have a great day everyone.

Maggie R said...

Meant to tell you Jeanne..... No online classes from me in the near future. I am toooooo busy TAKING online classes myself VBG.
OMG I think I will self explode with ideas yet to be born!
Stay tuned...

Phyl said...

Just stopping by to thank you for joining in on my 200th Post Celebration and see what you have been up to:).

This doll is amazing~


Cotton Picker said...

What a great doll.

Thanks for the link to the quilt shop. I must make a point of stopping in there during my travels this summer.

HElen said...

Whata wonderful doll! You picked such a great fabric, colors! Beautiful doll!

And I love the beaded work on your etsy store!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Maggie, Love your angel doll. you did a fantastic job of sewing her. Very creative. Hugs Judy

Sharon-NZ said...

I love this doll, the fabrics are just perfect for the doll so vibrant.

Eve said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I see we have the same favorite book. :)

Sue in western Washington, USA said...

Oh Maggie, she's fabulous! Whoever wins her will be one lucky gal!

Phyl said...

NOW we see what you've been working on behind the scenes recently, lady!What a wonderful African doll, and the fabric is perfect!
What is her dress bodice made from...a paper doily that you painted?Lovely!

Maggie R said...

Hi Phyl,
Yes I have been busy, Thanks for peeking at my doll. The bodice is a beautiful lace which I used some fabric dye on to match. It looks good eh?!
Today is not so much fun. Did some laundry and hung it out.... Very Cold Wind but sunny! The bedding will smell heavenly!!
Then DH is doing my income tax and I have had to dig up some info for him!!
Never a dull moment. I am so hungry to-day, I feel like a bear coming out of hibernation!!!! haha
Think I will go make some muffins!

morningDove said...

I've missed you on FAT. you are such an uplifter of persons. Your doll is amazing. Wish I lived near to take the class. You are such an awesome artist. I love the fabric you chose for Africa.

Maggie R said...

Hi Morning Dove.
Good to see you this morning! Thanks for your compliments on the doll. I do enjoy the doll making but honestly with so many interests it is hard to home in on just onee thing for long. Hope to work on some more dolls soon. Funny you mentioned FAT. I have been thinking I should see what you gals are up to over there. I promise to pop by soon. I haven't been doing much surfing lately and I have a lot of blogging to catch up.... Have a great day and I hope all is well.

kristen said...


This is wonderful! I love the fabrics and everything about her-beautiful!


Jo Anne O. said...

Maggie...this is wonderful! It has been a bit since I have visited and my I have been missing some lovely things!

Hope you are well!

Hélène H said...

She's wonderful !

freebird said...

Wonderful. I absolutely love her. Everything about her is perfect - colors, prints and how you combined everything.