Region 15

Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont


Susan Voake

Susan Voake

Regional Director

ufdcrd15@ufdc.org

I joined UFDC as a member at large in 2004.  My first convention was Remembering Playtime in Kansas City.  What I recall from that extraordinary week was phoning home to tell my family that I’d found my people!  I was so struck by the warmth and openness of the folks I encountered. Never had I experienced an interest that so enabled strangers to sit down and talk as if they were long lost friends.  My journal is filled with anecdotes of what people collected and how and when and why they began collecting. By the end of the week I was enthralled by the impact that dolls and the sharing of dolls had on people’s lives.  I also realized the wonderful connection between children’s literature, my great love and vocation, and the world of dolls. Since 2004 I have enjoyed collecting cloth and wooden dolls of many sorts — especially Lenci miniatures and peg woodens– as well as the French etrennes of the early 20th century—sewing sets, dolls with their school  or art or baking accessories and candy containers. I now belong to the Granite State Doll Club in Canterbury, NH which is centrally located in Region 15. My hope as regional director is to reach out to clubs, MALs and unaffiliated doll collectors in our region and bring them together to build membership and strengthen our community.


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