Artists helping artists make fabulous dolls & Wonderful memories!

"Let The Little Lambs Play" 23rd UDS Festival, Aug. 19-23, 2019
Sandy, UT

About Us

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Universal Doll Society's purpose is to promote Porcelain Doll Making.  One way we accomplish this is by having a Festival each year. We gather as Doll Makers for three fun-filled days to enjoy yummy luncheons followed by a special UDS sponsored workshop.  Together we share our expertise, enjoy workshops carefully prepared & presented by members, lots of goodies, surprises, and laughs along the way! Helper Raffles and Silent Auction help defray expenses and are so much fun!   

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Anyone interested in porcelain doll making is invited to attend the Festival, and share the warmth and fellowship of other doll makers.

 


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Porcelain Doll Making is a wonderful outlet. it provides joy, happiness and the opportunity to meet friends worldwide. Positive experiences such as these continue down from one generation to another, keeping this beautiful art flourishing and alive!


 

Make Plans to Participate TODAY!

Free Lunches - Free Workshops!

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 Universal Doll Society Festival includes 3 free lunches with free workshops afterward! The workshops are a huge hit with our members - it's so fun to make the exciting projects, and enjoy our time together. Here you see the fabulous Sewing Companion we made in 2018 for our project. Each person was given a painted half doll, and turned her into a pincushion!. She is perched on a darling wicker basket lined with silk taffeta pockets that hold sewing necessities, and matches her skirt. The dolls and supplies were provided by UDS. and our chairpersons. 

  We look forward to this years' TOP SECRET project!! 


 

We also welcome input on the Festival Workshops and would like to hear your suggestions, & what you would like to accomplish for our 24th annual UDS Festival in 2020. Please send this info to:

Jean dollsnthingsjean@cox.net 

Stacey  staceyreed777@gmail.com

Prepaid Workshops

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All Workshops are relaxing, informative, fun, and you walk away with completed projects! "Prepaid Workshops" are not included in your registration fee. The listing for these workshops can be found under the Workshops link. Be sure to register early & pay each teacher. Some may have a limited number of kits available, classes are limited to 10 students

The prices for these classes are very reasonable, as we believe in sharing with each other and encouraging participation as much as possible within our group!  

Each workshop has a list of what the student needs to furnish, please be sure to prepare these items before Festival, so as to not slow down the progress of others. 


Applications for 2020 Festival Workshops are being taken NOW! The Theme is: 

"Hurray For the Red, White & Blue!" 

Information & Rules found in the 'Workshops' link.

Auctions & Raffles

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 Our Silent Auction & Raffles are so much fun, with a diverse assortment of wonderful things to bid on and even better, take home with you! This is a great opportunity to show off your handiwork! Or perhaps you bought two of a fabulous item? Donate them to UDS and help out our club financially.  We appreciate all items and know you want to receive fabulous prizes, so make sure they are in like new condition.  

As facilities, food, & the cost of our workshops rise yearly, they exceed what is paid with the registration fee. It is very important that each member provide at least 2-3 items for the Raffle and 2 items for the Auction - or even more - to help defray costs. Besides, it is fun to see what everyone brings and wins!

Doll Competition

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Darlene Grant  

Dagrant1231@aol.com

For more info click on "Competition" link above.


Jeanne Petite Half Doll Challenge Competition

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  Each year we sponsor a UDS Half Doll Challenge for members to present entries involving this type of doll 

We have two categories this year:

1- Jeanne Petite, 2018 Souvenir Half Doll mold


Winner is determined by Popular Vote. 

For more info click on "Competition" link above.

UDS Theme Challenge Competition

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Exquisite French Dolls - Dolls of France  

This years' theme: Let The Little Lambs Play

We have two categories this year:

2-  Exquisite French Dolls - Dolls of France  


Winner is determined by Popular Vote. 

For more info click on "Competition" link above.

Site Content

More than a Festival - it's a year-round Hobby!

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 NEW! - Share with Us Year Round! 

Let us know what you are currently working on, what shows are you getting ready for, what seminars or workshops have you participated in? What project  has totally swept you away from reality!

We love to have our club members show off their work both from the Festival, and outside of our group - so let's keep in touch all year long! Simply email a bit about yourself and what you have created, learned, or a helpful tip. 

Be sure to send clear photographs of your project to our web page coordinator, Stacey at staceyreed777@gmail.com for publication. 

We are a Creative Team!

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 Doll Makers: noun;  artists, & collectors that share a love of dolls, mostly those that are handmade by themselves and others. Unable to pass a porcelain doll without pausing to study, admire, touch clothing & hair.

This is us - you and I, many with years of specialized training and skills. Most of our members are certified doll makers through the Doll Artisan Guild. Several have gone on to become Millie, Maggie, even Triple Crown winners through the Guild. No matter our expertise or background everyone is eager to share and learn from others. This is the true spirit of porcelain doll making! This is UDS!!

All are welcome to join us & share their doll passion as each of us have our own talents and heartfelt love for this amazing hobby. As we come together for 4 wonderful days each year, to create, share, & complete doll projects, enjoy food, have fun, make lots of memories and form new friendships!

Membership Dues

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 U.S. - 1 year  $20.00 

Additional Family Member or Spouse  $8.00

Canada & Mexico $25.00

Other Countries $35.00

All funds in U.S. Dollars

Please make checks payable to:

Universal Doll Society 1134 Hebert Lane, Hwy. St. Martinville, La. 70582 

Board Members

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Coordinator & Workshops

Jean Castille1134 Hebert Ln. Hwy.,St. Martinville, La. 70582Tel: 337-845-4294Email: dollsnthingsjean@cox.net 


 Registration

Patsy Meyer 2011 Cypress Bend Lane. Sugarland, Texas 77478  Tel: 281-491-7989

email: Patsymeyer@netscape.com 


Helpers & Auction

Shirley Ann Taylor, Sylvia Greer & Carolyn Delahoussaye 316 Winding Oak Lane N, League City, Tx 77573 Tel: 281-554-3695 

email: shirleyanntaylor48@hotmail.com sdgreer1@comcast.net 


Luncheons & Banquet

 Luncheons: Patsy Meyer  2011 Cypress Bend Lane. Sugarland, Texas 77478  Tel: 281-491-7989

email: patsymeyer@netscape.com 

Banquets: Liz Winn Talsma  1630 Solon, Cedar Springs, MI 49319  Tel: 616-696-3864 

email: winn@winnhaven.com 


Souvenir Book: Kay Meador 184 Crystal Ln, Ragley, La 70657  Tel: 337-885-6449 

email: fantasyfolks@yahoo.com 


Competition: Darlene Grant  657 East 700 South  Clearfield, Ut 85051  Tel: 801-825-1252 

email: Dagrant1231@aol.com 

Send competition registrations to Darlene - any questions, etc. should be directed to Jean Castille - 

Open

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 2019 Festival Chairman: Stacey Reed staceyreed777@gmail.com 



Our Fearless Leader!

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Miss Tommie Jean Castille

Founder & Coordinator, Universal Doll Society

Porcelain doll maker since 1980

Owner: Dolls n Things,  Breau Bridge , LA

Master Eye Beveler, Inc.

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