Show entries with Annette Geysing's winning Black Cat in the middle.
Show entries with Annette Geysing's winning Black Cat in the middle. Contributed

Black Cat doll named grand champion at the Fraser Coast Show

THE Rag Bag Doll Club has something to brag about after the Fraser Coast Show results came in.

One of its members, Annette Geysing, won the Doll of the Future category as well as Grand Champion Doll.

When you look at Annette's entry, you can understand why.

The other members in the club call Annette the Cat Lady and the tag suits, as making beautiful cats seems to be her forte.

"I got sick of looking at 'people' dolls so it's nice for a change to look at a cat," Annette said.

"Cats are easy and when I'm making them, they tell me what they want and give me their own name."

Margaret Duke won the Workshop Doll Category and said she creates her own designs.

"I'm better at coming up with my own designs, mostly because they tell me what to do as I go," Margaret said.

"It's satisfying creating something pleasant to look at."

Kathy Renic joined the group a year ago and makes dolls with their own distinct look.

"I'm Hungarian and I like to dress my dolls in Hungarian costume," Kathy said.

Sculpting heads and hands is part of the process of making dolls and everyone has their own personal touch to add to each piece.

Most of the women work from their own design or theme, or they are free to create their own patterns.

Other members in the club won a bag full of awards at the Fraser Coast Show from Dolls of the World to Alphabet Animals, which proves that with a bit of creative stitching you can make a prize-winning article from a bunch of old rags.

Margaret Duke with work in progress.
Margaret Duke with work in progress. Contributed


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