Doll News Spring 2014 - (Page 2)

From the Editor L ong before Kindles and iPads and on-line book stores, there were libraries. When I was a little girl our library was housed in an old bank building on the town square. The children's books were just inside the door and it was there that I discovered a small book called The Dolls' Christmas. The soft illustrations of the charming old dolls appealed to me and the size of the book was perfect for small hands. Later I learned that Tasha Tudor had written not only this book but many others, including another doll story - A is for Annabelle. And quite a bit later I decided to write a note to Tasha to tell her how much her books meant to me. Thus began a correspondence between us that lasted for several years. This issue of Doll News gradually grew into a theme issue. Many of the articles pay tribute to different facets of Tasha's fascinating life, especially her life as it pertained to dolls. Special guest author, John Hare of Cellar Door Books shares his wealth of knowledge on the topic of Tasha's dolls and art. Becky Ourant regales us with Part 2 of her article, Early Jumeau Bébés. We will meet a special Hitty doll with a penchant for penning letters. Mary Senko relates the story behind the beautiful doll on this issue's cover, Annabelle. Kathy Monier has designed a well-dressed paper doll to accompany Mary's creatively photographed tale. We take a peek at a special doll-themed exhibit presented by the Tasha Tudor Museum last year, Unending Delight. We will be introduced to a French Fashion doll named Lavinia Loring whose wardrobe was sewn by Tasha Tudor. Ann Leis interviews doll-maker Christine Crocker, as well as Marjorie Tudor, Tasha Tudor's daughter-in-law. Jill Kaar Hanson pens her passion for Wendy Lawton's delightfully detailed dolls. AnneLise Wilhelmsen offers us a glimpse into Tasha's fondness for costumes from the 1800s, translating them into tiny garments to fit a 6-1/2-inch doll. Gael Shults has drawn a lovely paper doll to complement the pattern pages. Nicki Burley proudly presents the ladies in the on-line Bleuette Sewing Club who took the challenge to create a Tudor-inspired Annabelle doll of their own. We will pay a rare visit to Elizabeth Ann Coleman's historical home when she graciously opened her doors to visitors during last summer's convention in Washington, D.C., and we will enjoy Part 2 of the Competitive Exhibits and Special Exhibits that made our 2013 convention so memorable. May this special issue of Doll News inspire you to follow your bliss. Laurie 2 SPRING 2014 DOLL NEWS Editor Associate Editor Laurie McGill email: Ann Leis email: Advertising Manager Dorothy Drake email: Asst. Advertising Manager Brenda Welker email: Copy Editor Theresa May Contributing Editor/ Antique Donelle Denery email: Contributing Editor/ Modern Bradley Justice email: Contributing Editor/ Junior Collectors Nicki Burley email: Contributing Editor/ Supplements AnneLise Wilhelmsen email: Graphic Designers Ava Klein, Marta Sivakoff In Our Memories Coordinator Dr. Barbara Stone email: UFDC Corporate Office 10900 N. Pomona Avenue Kansas City, MO 64153 Ph: 816-891-7040 Fax: 816-891-8360 Web site: DOLL NEWS (ISSN 0191-460X) is owned by The United Federation of Doll Clubs, Inc. and is published quarterly. Subscriptions AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS ONLY are $25.00 per year. Periodical postage paid at 300 West Pershing, Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64108-9998 and additional mailing offices. Postmaster send address form 3579 to DOLL NEWS UFDC, 10900 North Pomona Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64153. Copyright 2009 by United Federation of Doll Clubs, Inc. All rights reserved in all countries. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission. DOLL NEWS SUBMISSIONS: Unsolicited manuscripts and photographs must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient return postage. Please send all manuscripts, photos and books to be reviewed to DOLL NEWS, UFDC, 10900 North Pomona Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64153. Send by first class mail that does not require a signature for delivery. UFDC and DOLL NEWS cannot be responsible for determining originality of content or accuracy of information in articles submitted for publication. UFDC reserves the right to reject any advertising. The appearance of ads in DOLL NEWS does not denote endorsement of the advertisers by DOLL NEWS or UFDC. Contact the Advertising Manager or for rates and information about advertising. Ad deadlines: Winter, November 15; Spring, March 1; Summer, May 15, Fall, September 1. Address changes are to be reported promptly to the UFDC Central Office, see News & Notes for details. Problems with missing or damaged magazines are to be forwarded to the UFDC Central Office. For MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION contact the UFDC Central Office or

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