Artists helping each other make wonderful dolls & fabulous memories!

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Welcome

Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak, our Event has been POSTPONED. New date TBA

Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak, our Event has been POSTPONED. New date TBA

Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak, our Event has been POSTPONED. New date TBADue to the Coronavirus Outbreak, our Event has been POSTPONED. New date TBADue to the Coronavirus Outbreak, our Event has been POSTPONED. New date TBA

Hurray for the Red, White & Blue!


To Be Announced!


Hilton Garden Inn

Webster, Texas


Galveston Bay Tour April 20th



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 two yummy luncheons followed by a special UDS sponsored workshop, and our Awards Banquet on Thursday night. 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 Auctions 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!


 

2019 Activities & Memories!

Two Free Lunches - Free Workshops!

Two Free Lunches - Free Workshops!

Two Free Lunches - Free Workshops!

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 Universal Doll Society Festival includes 2 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 Miniature Trunk we made in 2019 for our project. Each person was given a plain wooden, humpback, mini trunk. We created a tray, lined the tray and inside of the box with a darling small print paper & lace, adding decorations from Jean Nordquist's fabulous reproduction Paper Graphics as we went along.  The boxes and supplies were provided by UDS, Darlene Grant, and Sherri Barstow.

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


 

We welcome input on the Festival Workshops and would like to hear your suggestions. What would you like to accomplish for our 24th annual UDS Festival in 2021? Please send info to:

Jean dollsnthingsjean@cox.net 

Stacey  staceyreed777@gmail.com

Prepaid Workshops

Two Free Lunches - Free Workshops!

Two Free Lunches - Free 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.


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 2021 Festival Workshops are requested to be presented at the 2020 Festival 


Information & Rules found in the 

'Workshops' link.+


2021 will be our SILVER ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL!

Auctions & Raffles

Two Free Lunches - Free Workshops!

2019 Doll Competition Winners!

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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 gets to take home with them!

2019 Doll Competition Winners!

2019 Doll Competition Winners!

2019 Doll Competition Winners!

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Marta Reiner accepts the Best of Category Award in the Half Doll Category for her fabulous 

Flapper Half Doll.




2019 Winner!

2019 Doll Competition Winners!

2019 Winner!

Patsy Meyer accepting Best of Category  Award for her fabulous French Doll , a diminutive Steiner.

Patsy Meyer accepting the Best of Category Rosette Award in the French Doll Category for her perfect, diminutive Steiner doll.


 

For info on entering Competition,

click the "Competition" link.

2019 Winner!

2019 Doll Competition Winners!

2019 Winner!

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 Shirley Ann Taylor accepting the Best of Category Award in German Dolls with her gorgeous German "Parian" dressed as a 

Court Gentleman.

Contact Information

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

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

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!

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

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

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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!

Oh The Fun Times We Have!

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

Oh The Fun Times We Have!

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Our fabulous trip to Snowbird Ski Resort found one bus full of women stranded on the roadside after the engine overheated climbing the steep mountainside roads. Never fear, Sherri is here! She had us laughing so much, it was hard to focus on the problem at hand.

Great opportunity to admire the steep, granite mountainside, rugged terrain, white pines galore, and it also gave passing motorists a great reason to stare at a group of women standing along the road, when Sherri hiked her pantleg with thumb in the air!  Beautiful sunshine provided the perfect backdrop for our visit high in the Wasatch Mountain Range.  Most rode the tram 7 miles up to Hidden Peak with a panoramic view at 11,000 feet above sea level. It was breathtaking, but overwhelming for our friends who live at sea level. We enjoyed lunch, relaxing in the gardens- some even catnapped a bit! Then headed back to the hotel to register and begin the Festival.

Board Members

Our Fearless Leader!

Oh The Fun Times We Have!

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Coordinator & Workshops

Jean Castille1134 Hebert Ln. Hwy. 

St. Martinville, La. 70582

 337-845-4294 dollsnthingsjean@cox.net 


 Registration

Patsy Meyer 2011 Cypress Bend Lane. Sugarland, Texas 77478  

281-491-7989

 Patsymeyer@netscape.com 


Helpers & Auction

Shirley Ann Taylor, Sylvia Greer & Carolyn Delahoussaye 

Shirley Ann 316 Winding Oak Lane N, League City, Tx 77573  281-554-3695 

shirleyanntaylor48@hotmail.com sdgreer1@comcast.net 


Luncheons & Banquet

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

 patsymeyer@netscape.com 

Banquets: Liz Winn Talsma  1630 Solon, Cedar Springs, MI 49319  winn@winnhaven.com 


Souvenir Book: Kay Meador 184 Crystal Ln, Ragley, La 70657  

337-885-6449 

 fantasyfolks2@yahoo.com 


Competition: Darlene Grant  657 East 700 South  Clearfield, Ut 84015  801-643-2185

 Dagrant1231@aol.com 



Membership Dues

Our Fearless Leader!

Our Fearless Leader!

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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 



SHARE Your Favorite Dolls!

 

This years' theme: Hurray for the Red, White & Blue!


Each year we sponsor 

TWO UDS 

Doll Challenges. This is for members to present Doll Entries based on the Festival Theme, 

and also a 

Half Doll Competition

The winners are determined by Popular Vote by those in attendance.


For more information, click on the "Competition" link above.



Our Fearless Leader!

Our Fearless Leader!

Our Fearless Leader!

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Miss Tommie Jean Castille

Founder & Coordinator, 

Universal Doll Society

Porcelain doll maker since 1977

Owner: Dolls n Things, 

Master Eye Beveler, Inc.

from Breau Bridge, LA

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