Doll News Spring 2014 - (Page 136)

The Story of Marjorie Tudor by Ann M. Leis M arjorie Tudor would describe herself as a doll and marionette maker, cut-wool animal maker, watercolor artist and gardener. She is also the daughter-in-law of the beloved writer and Illustrator, Tasha Tudor. As a young wife and mother, she remembers Tasha encouraging her to be a stayat-home mother and to explore her artistic talents. Being one of the very few students Tasha ever taught, Marjorie fondly remembers "winter afternoons at tea time with a warming fire in the winter kitchen, learning techniques on light and shadow, and memories of taking a garden tour on a lovely summer afternoon to pick a spray of some lovely blooming thing to sketch and paint while we enjoyed late afternoon tea." Tasha's encouragement to persevere and "just keep at it" was the best advice Marjorie received for all of her endeavors. Marjorie grew up in a spacious Victorian home in Connecticut surrounded by creative parents and a doting grandfather. Her father was an architect, and her mother was an artist. Her first recollection of holding a doll was a small wooden Babushka her Russian Marjorie Tudor created this likeness of Tasha Tudor for the International Quilt Festival held in Tokyo in 2013. Marjorie calls the doll "Granny", the family's name for Tasha. 136 SPRING 2014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Doll News Spring 2014

From the Editor
UFDC Officers and Regional Directors
President's Message
Conference Calendar
Welcome Newer Members
Fundraising Committee Report
Shared Passions - 2014 UFDC Convention
Tasha Tudor + Dolls = Enchanting Art
Early Juneau Bebe Part II
My Dear Hitty
A Capital Affair 2013 Antique Competitive Exhibit Part II
A Capital Affair 2013 Modern Competitive Exhibit Part II
A is for Annabelle - the story of a doll
Annatasha - A Paper Doll
A Visit to the Coleman Collection
Unending Delight - Tasha's World of Dolls
A Capital Affair 2013 Special Exhibit - The Four Seasons of Sandra Sue
A Capital Affair 2013 - Beautiful Boys, Gorgeous Girls - Asian and American BJDs
All About Lavinia Loring, A French Fashion Doll Reprinted from THE LETTER, Volume 3, Number 1, Summer 1983
Life before TV - UFDC Region 1 Conference
Christine Crocker - The Pastoral Dollmaker
Capturing the Classics - The Classic Plaything Collection of Wendy Lawton
The Story of Marjorie Tudor
Behind the Scenes - Regional Director Training
Isn't It Romantic
In a More Romantic Time - A Paper Doll
I is for Inspiration
Judging Dolls in UFDC Competitions
Club Notes
Reviewing Resources
Region Director Candidates
In Our Memories
News & Notes

Doll News Spring 2014