Another date to mark on your calendars!!! As many of you may know, I am co-chairman for the Jenny Lind Doll Club doll show. This year is the 30th year for the show, so we wanted to do something special at this year’s show. Being fellow Izannahphiles I know you won’t be surprised by what I came up with. 🙂
The Jenny Lind Doll Club is very pleased to announce that we will have a special educational exhibit of Izannah Walker dolls at our October 29th, 2017 show. This is an almost unprecedented gathering of so many of these rare dolls at a public event. There will be at least eleven Izannah Walker dolls on display that belong to current Jenny Lind members, along with photos and memorabilia of Izannah Walker dolls owned by past members, including legendary Izannah Walker collector Maureen Popp. At this time discussions are underway with friends of the Jenny Lind doll club about the possibility of additional dolls being loaned for the exhibit, so the total number of dolls on display may be slightly higher. There is no separate admission fee to view the educational exhibit. Entrance is included in the doll show admission of $7.00.
All exhibited Izannah Walker dolls are part of private collections, they are NOT being offered for sale. This is strictly an exhibit in celebration of both our Doll Show’s 30th anniversary and Izannah Walker’s 200th birthday.
*If you will be attending the show and own an Izannah Walker doll that you would like to add to the exhibit, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements. ❤
There are busy times ahead! I have been invited to exhibit at the Doll Artist’s Showcase, on July 19th, at the United Federation of Doll Clubs convention in San Antonio, TX. The Doll Artist’s Showcase is new to the convention this year and is being held in the sales rooms during Public Day. Wild days and nights are in my future for the next few months as I prepare for the convention. I’ll be taking along as many dolls as I can make between now and then, plus I’ll have fabric sample books with me and I’ll be taking orders for custom made dolls.
I spent all day Sunday exhibiting at the Jenny Lind Doll Show in Southbury, CT. I had a chance to meet some wonderful people and spend the day talking about dolls, dolls and more dolls! Surprisingly enough in all my years of doll making I haven’t ever done a doll show before. I used to do bear shows and of course I’ve done more folk art shows than I can count, plus wholesale shows too, but this was my very first doll show. 🙂 It was a pure treat to be in a room where every single person knew who Izannah Walker was! *
I have to say thank you to Mary Goddard and her husband Chris for all of their help on Sunday! It was fun to see them again and have a chance to talk. Mary also brought me the most amazing Halloween treat, tiny crepe paper and scrap ornaments that she made for my Halloween feather tree 🙂 A huge thank you to Joy Gaiser too, for booth sitting so that I could shop and take a break. Joy is a true friend and so good to me! I don’t know what I would do without all the wonderful people in my life…
* My husband answered the phone this morning and was somewhat bemused to be asked “Is this Izannah Walker?” Completely deadpan he handed the phone to me and said “It’s for you.” 🙂
Surprisingly most people at Sunday’s show were interested in custom made dolls, so I do currently have some
completed dolls available for sale. I’ll try to get photos taken and get them posted sometime later today, but
first I have to harvest the pumpkins and pick the last of this year’s raspberries. Frost is on its way tomorrow