Doll News Spring 2015 - (Page 2)

From the Editor S pringtime 150 years ago was a significant one for the United States of America for it was on April 9, 1865 that an agreement was made to end the Civil War. The war had raged for four long years. Beginning in 2011 many sesquicentennial commemorative events have been held in memory of this pivotal time in our nation's history. With this issue of Doll News we will take a look back at some dolls that held a special role during that time. Elizabeth Ann Coleman introduces us to the fashionable dolls of the Civil War's Sanitary Fairs. Jane Ashley gives us a peek at a few of the doll paintings of the Index of American Design, especially those with a war story of their own. Denise Buese relates the tale of the doll that witnessed General Lee and Lt. General Grant's agreement to end the relentless battles. Nancy Gustafson brings us a story of a very special doll with a presidential connection, and Jill Kaar Hanson recognizes another 150th anniversary this year in her article about Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and the dolls that followed. Lori Santamaura updates us on the indomitable Rose Percy and a well-deserved award this Sanitary Fair doll received from the American Red Cross. Marcia Woolston reports on a delightful Civil War tea held in Virginia. Our doll artist columnist, Ann Leis spotlights German doll maker, Annette Hermann. We will pay our final visit to UFDC's 65th annual convention held in San Antonio last summer, as we eagerly look forward to our upcoming convention in Kansas City this July. AnneLise Wilhelmsen has skillfully woven history with pattern design, again, as she brings us a Candy Striper uniform. Nicki Burley and Lynn Nalven present part two of how to creatively collect as they share insights from leading doll artists of today. Finally, it is said that when you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of you in a way that no other book in your entire life can do. The cover story for this spring issue of Doll News is about the life of a very special author who wrote and illustrated a series of children's books mid-twentieth century. The doll was named after a Civil War Sanitary Fair doll, Flora McFlimsey. Kathy Mears Monier's accompanying paper doll, again, does not disappoint. Miss McFlimsey looks forward to meeting you at the United Federation of Doll Clubs' 66th annual convention July 16 through July 19, "A Dream Come True," in Kansas City, Missouri. I, too, hope to see you there. Laurie 2 SPRING 2015 DOLL NEWS Editor Associate Editor Advertising Manager Proof Reader Laurie McGill email: Ann Leis email: Kathy Turner email: Marseille Bunk 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 2015

From the Editor
UFDC Officers and Regional Directors
President’s Message
Conference Calendar
A Warm Welcome to Our Newest Members
UFDC Student/ Apprentice Judge Programs
UFDC Notice of Annual Meeting
A Dream Come True – UFDC’s 66th Annual Convention 2015
Fundraising Committee Report
Miss Flora McFlimsey’s Journey
Miss Flora McFlimsey Original Paper Doll
Fashionable Fair Females: Charitable Dress in Miniature
Artists in Wonderland – Featuring the Collection of Lynn Kublank
Out of Adversity
Shared Passions 2014 Special Exhibit Shared Passions
Shared Passions 2014 Special Exhibit The Many Faces of German Dolls
Shared Passions 2014 Special Exhibit The Executive Committee and Board of Directors
Shared Passions 2014 Antique Competitive Exhibit Part 2
Shared Passions 2014 Modern Competitive Exhibit Part 2
Corinne’s Creation – A Doll’s Legacy
The Silent Witness Doll
The Unbridled Spirit of Miss Rose Percy
From Germany with Love – The Story of Annette Hermann
A Civil War Tea and Doll Exhibit
A Tradition of Caring
The Work of Your Hands
Reviewing Resources
Club Notes
Member-at-Large Form
Slate of Officers
Getting to Know Our Regional Directors
Doll-ers & Sense
In Our Memories
News & Notes

Doll News Spring 2015