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We have been a club for 39 years and our membership is currently 54 members.

Pray for Ukraine
In this difficult time, the Miniature Enthusiasts of Edmonton are supporting miniaturists in Ukraine through buying digital downloads of graphics supporting “Pray for Ukraine” from their Etsy store. Here is one such miniaturist who welcomes your support.

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About M.E.E.About M.E.E.
The M.E.E. Club meets at McClure United Church in Edmonton at: 13708-74 Street.

We meet the first and third Tuesdays of every month, except for July and August. Our monthly meetings and workshops begin at 7:00 p.m. and last about 2 hours. In December, we only have one meeting - our annual Christmas Party! In January, there are no workshops, just a general meeting on the third Tuesday. The club usually holds an all day workshop every year on a Saturday, usually in the spring. Other half or full day workshops can also be periodically scheduled, depending on what we are working on. Our workshops appeal to both the beginner and advanced miniaturist. The workshops are optional and often, members just attend to work on their own projects in the company of other miniaturists. The cost of kits is usually quite reasonable.

The first Tuesday is our meeting night. On this night "mini" business is discussed along with a "show and tell" display. There are also usually "mini" door prizes and sometimes a demonstration or a video. We have a lot of fun sharing a love of miniatures and dollhouses. The third Tuesday is a workshop.

In December, we meet on the first Tuesday and we celebrate Christmas with a wonderful "Mini" Christmas party. There is an optional miniature gift exchange. There is usually also participation in a "pot luck" supper. The evening is filled with fun activities.

The cost for joining the club is $60.00 a year, which covers the cost of all meetings and workshops. If you're curious, you can check out our bylaws.

We welcome any new members, beginner or advanced. Our goal is to enjoy our love of miniatures and dollhouses and to encourage our creativity by learning to make "mini" things and to learn from other members. Many wonderful friendships have been made in our club.



Joanne Root

President

Though still surrounded by a plethora of 1" scale minis waiting for a home, once Joanne tasted 1/4" scale, she was hooked! She's now completed many 1/4" (and smaller) kits and has many more waiting "in storage". She's a real champion for M.E.E. and promotes the Club and hobby wherever she can.

Maureen Heuchert

Vice President

Maureen is the club's expert on "Trash to Treasure" and going with her on a shopping trip to a dollar store is a real learning experience. Truly, she has the eye of a miniaturist. Maureen also produces our New Members Handbook.

Kyla Shegelski

Secretary

Kyla first became interested in miniatures while visiting her cousin in Montreal - she had decorated her bookshelves with miniature food and Kyla was inspired to try making her own out of polymer clay. Since joining MEE in 2015, Kyla has expanded her interests to all things miniature and has been truly inspired by the more experienced members of the club.

Tina MacDonald

Workshop Coordinator

Tina has been involved with miniatures ever since her husband bought her a dollhouse on their honeymoon, in 1976. She sells her miniature kits on Etsy, and is responsible for organizing 8 workshops per year for MEE.

Cheryl Schofield

Treasurer

Cheryl started with Barbie scale, and is slowly working her way down the scales, but always about Halloween.

Pat Makarowski

Estate Sales Coordinator

Making sure that estates are handled with care and compassion, Pat brings much-loved minis to new homes where they will be treasured.

The 2021 Show

Although we had hoped to return to our face-to-face show this year, it was not to be! And here it is... the Miniature Enthusiasts of Edmonton's 25th (and second virtual) annual Dollhouse and Miniatures Show!

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THE 2021 SALE (Our Preferred Vendors)

We depend on our wonderful vendors to bring us the best of miniatures each year. Although it's now a virtual event, they are still with us! And what a coincidence... the sale starts on the same day as our Show - Sunday, September 19, 2021 (and for several weeks thereafter...)

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THE KIDS' TABLE

Every year, we offer a kids' Table at our Show and Sale where young miniaturists can create their own display to take home with them. This year, as part of our virtual show, children, and the young at heart, can test their visual skills by finding miniature objects in a huge dollhouse.

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THE 2020 SHOW

It was with regret that we cancelled our 24th Annual Show and Sale. But we didn't let a little thing like a plague stop us! We went virtual! The virtual show premiered on Sunday, September 20, 2020, and remains on-line for your viewing pleasure.

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2020 - 2021

This year, with the help of Zoom, MEE intends to explore Book Nooks.

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Basic Tool List for Miniaturists

Basic Tool List for Miniaturists

If you've got all the things on this list, you can make just about anything!

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Primer on Framing and Mitring

Primer on Framing and Mitring

A useful primer on mitring and framing.

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Thinking Outside the Box

Thinking Outside the Box

Looking for inspiration for your next roombox or miniature scene? Want to build in something entirely unique? Can't find just the right container to build that scene you've planned in your head so long?Here is a list of fifty unique containers that can be hollowed out, emptied, transformed, turned upside-down or otherwise modified into roomboxes.

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Organizing your workroom

Organizing your workroom

It's hard to work in a mess. Here are some ideas to help you organize everything you need.

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Primer on Faux Finishes

Primer on Faux Finishes

Series of articles taken from the November 1995 Nutshell News on decorative painting techniques for miniatures. Topics included marbling, stencilling, bambooing, spatter painting, verdigris, rubber stamping, faux wood techniques, spongework, stippling, and crackle.

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Primer on Building a Shadow Box

Primer on Building a Shadow Box

Brooke Tucker once said "Miniatures are art. And like all good art, it should be framed to enhance the art and to focus the viewers attention." This tutorial teaches you how to turn any picture frame into a shadow box to display your minis.

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Make your own Electric Sander

Make your own Electric Sander

Do you ever have a problem sanding your minis, especially delicate operations like getting laser burn off tiny breakable quarter-scale pieces? Then this sander is for you. You can easily make one for yourself out of a Braun Oral B battery operated electric toothbrush (or any other round headed electric toothbrush from the drug store).

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Make Your Own Upholstery Cording

Make Your Own Upholstery Cording

It's often difficult to find just the right cording to embellish miniature furniture. This article allows you to make your own from embroidery thread.

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Tips on Painting and Finishing

Tips on Painting and Finishing

A few short tips on improving your painting and finishing techniques.

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Creating a Faux Leather Finish on Upolstery

Creating a Faux Leather Finish on Upolstery

Hate that fabric covering an otherwise lovely wing chair? Cover it in Leather!

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Building Kitchen Cupboards

Building Kitchen Cupboards

Building cupboards is like building any other piece of "case" furniture. Basically, it's a box with a drawer/door on the front. These are non-working drawers/doors, and are "just for looks". Any piece of furniture that incorporates a box can be built using these techniques.

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Everything You Need to Know About X-Acto Knives

Everything You Need to Know About X-Acto Knives

The most useful miniaturist's tool is an X-Acto knife or other craft knife. Find out more about the different blades and their uses.

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Rehoming Your Miniatures

In order to assist miniaturists who can no longer continue in their hobby, or their family and heirs, the Miniature Enthusiasts of Edmonton would love to help you rehome your miniatures. We offer a variety of services:

  1. We accept donations of miniatures for the use and benefit of the MEE club.
  2. We will assist in selling a miniatures estate.
  3. We will also provide advice to those who wish to sell the miniature estate themself. 

If MEE undertakes a sale of miniatures on an estate's behalf, we will charge a fee of 30% or greater, depending upon the work involved in preparing the estate items for sale. We will collect the miniatures, clean and repair them, price them, select a suitable venue for disposal of the items, and advertise the sale.

Please contact MEE or email Patricia Makarowski (isettamom@gmail.com), our Estate Sales Coordinator, for help. Someone will be in touch with you to help you with rehoming your miniatures.

Upcoming Events

TitleDate
Talk to MEE - Zoom Chat24 May 2022Online Event
Talk to MEE - Zoom Chat31 May 2022Online Event
MEE General Meeting07 Jun 2022Online Event
Talk to MEE - Zoom Chat14 Jun 2022Online Event
MEE Workshop - Easy Chair with Marg Wolfe21 Jun 2022Online Event
Talk to MEE - Zoom Chat28 Jun 2022Online Event

Past Events

TitleDate
MEE Workshop - Sink and Storage with Tina M.17 May 2022Online Event
Talk to MEE - Zoom Chat10 May 2022Online Event
MEE General Meeting03 May 2022Online Event
Talk to MEE - Zoom Chat26 Apr 2022Online Event
MEE Workshop - Rolling Craft Cart with Maureen M.19 Apr 2022Online Event
Members' On-line Garage Sale12 Apr 2022Online Event
MEE General Meeting05 Apr 2022Online Event
Talk to MEE - Zoom Chat29 Mar 2022Online Event
Ruth Stewart Workshop - Tools for the She-Shed22 Mar 2022Online Event
MEE Workshop - Junk Journal with Carol K.15 Mar 2022Online Event
MEE Workshop - Artist's Easel with Marg Wolfe22 Feb 2022Online Event
MEE Special Workshop - Lighting Seminar with Liz West25 Jan 2022Online Event
MEE Workshop - Straight Desk Chair with Tina MacDonald18 Jan 2022Online Event
MEE Workshop - Crafting Desk/Bench/Table30 Nov 2021Online Event
MEE Workshop - She-Shed Construction: 1:12 with Maureen M. and 1:48 with Liz West19 Oct 2021Online Event
MEE Workshop - She-Shed Inspiration with Tina M.21 Sep 2021Online Event
MEE Workshop - Book Nook Exterior with Marg W.29 Jun 2021Online Event
  • McLure United Church 13708 74th Street Northwest, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada