Monday UFDC Adventures

The day at the UFDC Convention started with a great seminar with Joanne Miller, the “President’s Update”. This seminar was to train club presidents and included a copy of the recently updated President’s Manual.


Here is Martha examining the President’s Manual.


An exciting program this afternoon was “Edwardian Dolls and Their Era” with Elizabeth Coleman, Susan Sirkis and Donelle Denery. This was a delightful presentation with three fantastic experts on the history, fashion and dolls of the Edwardian period. I now feel educated for viewing the Edwardian Doll special exhibit.



We’re getting ready now to go to the Opening Ceremonies and then (oh boy!!) the Sales Room opening!!

Hello from Hitty and Diane!

Hello again from the UFDC National Convention in Washington, D.C. It is certainly a Capital Affair!

My name is Hitty — you can see me in the picture below in the bottom right corner — and I am Diane’s travel doll.


Diane and I went to Bradley Justice’s program “Designing for Barbie” this morning.


We learned about the women and gentleman who designed Barbie’s wonderful wardrobe over the years. Thanks, Bradley, for a wonderful program!

At Your Service Open House

It’s Sunday night and the ice cream social is still happening! This is a drop-in event to meet your Officers and Regional Directors while enjoying an ice cream treat. Donations are being accepted to support ReAL Services. Check out the wonderful hats!

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Fun at Doll Dialogs

Hello from Washington D.C.! I’m Martha, the small doll in the picture below sitting with my BJD friend. I am Maria’s travel doll and we’ll be blogging from the UFDC National Convention as it happens. Our friend Marseille is also blogging. We hope you enjoy this peek into the convention as it happens!


After registering, our first stop was the Doll Dialogs. Doll dialogs are round table discussions where a presenter talks for approximately 45 minutes on their chosen topic with a small group of participants. The talks are informal and include lots of discussion and questions. At the end of the talk you get up and choose another topic that interests you. Our first dialog was “Exploring Joints – from Ball Jointed Through BJDs” by Maryll Goldsmith.



Next we learned about “Celluloid Dolls Around the World” with Nancy Harmon.


We were fascinated by “French Fashion Hats from Poupee Modele” by Barbara DeVilbiss.


Finally, we checked out the Dedo dolls at “What’s a Dedo Doll” by Elise Adams.



Aren’t those Dedos something else?

We hope you’re enjoying these first pictures from convention! Stay tuned for more.

Welcome to Washington!!!!

Hi, there!  My name is Lumi, and I’m reporting live from the Hilton hotel in Washington, DC.  Registration and check-in are underway!!!!

I spent this morning helping to set up the room for the competitive exhibit.  Boy, am I tired!  But we worked hard, and the company was good, so we had a great time!




Don’t Turn Your Back on Us


There are a few convention meal events that have openings. Enjoy some sneak peeks of what you may be missing!



Contact the UFDC Office for more information about signing up for these events at A few spots are also left for Red, White and Bleuette (RubyRedGalleria) and a Washington Waltz (R. John Wright)

We Got In!



The following meal events are now sold out!

Chiffonnette’s Grand Tour

Lettie Lane at Home

The Cherry Blossom Festival

I Remember Paris 


There is limited availability for the following events:

Washington Waltz

Red, White & Bleuette

Kansas City – Home of UFDC

A Ballet Gala at the Kennedy Centre

The Little Fairy in the Garden

A Royal Affair

Wedding at the White House

Don’t Delay – Sign Up Today!

Contact for registration information


The Tonner Gathering


Robert Tonner invites you to a gathering following the Evangeline Ghastly dinner event to be held on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013, from 9:15 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., in the International Ballroom East on the Concourse Level. Come and greet Robert, the convention souvenir doll designer, and meet other Tonner doll enthusiasts. This is a new addition to the convention schedule so please make a special note of this!


Note: Tickets are still available for the Evangeline Ghastly dinner event. Come and enjoy an evening with Joe Petrollese from Wilde Imaginations and Robert Tonner from Tonner Doll. The event doll is truly spectacular and you won’t want to miss the story of this “Royal Affair”.

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