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The July 2021 issue of DOLLS is 64 full-color pages. This issue is our special annual Debut of Dolls collector’s edition! Inside, you’ll find a tribute to Dianna Effner as well as features on more than 25 top doll artists and designers, including Annette Herrmann, Connie Lowe, MeadowDolls, Pat Moulton, April Norton, Laura Tuzio Ross, Donna RuBert, Beverly Stoehr, and Kaye Wiggs.

10 Jazzy Puppets

MacPherson launches a new twist on reborns
By Shelley Marie

12 Beverly Stoehr
Her art comes from the heart
By Beverly Stoehr

12 Verta Doll
Aims to be the go-to source for doll wigs

13 Chelsea Pierce
Focuses on improving reborn artistry

14 JHDFashionDolls
Jiao Huadong turns collecting passion into successful fashion-doll line
By Wil Peterson

16 Virginia Comish
Tackles new mediums
By Virginia Comish

17 Joanna Langemann
Aims to expand her skill set

18 Virginia Lee
Looks forward to showing collectors new dolls

20 Dianna Effner
Prolific creator influenced a generation of doll artists
By Stephanie Finnegan

26 Donna RuBert
Artist’s new company focuses on small-run silicone babies
By Donna RuBert

27 Brenda Mize
Renews dedication to dollmaking

28 Nadaleena Mirat Brettmann
Silicone baby artist turns to sculpting

30 JC Toys
Expands Berenguer Boutique line

30 Laura Corti
Follows her inspiration
By Laura Corti

32 Vanessa Lee
Envisions a world without color
By Vanessa ‘Vee’ Lee

34 Madame Alexander
Company maintains tradition of quality, beautiful doll designs

36 Annette Herrmann
Celebrates 20 years of dollmaking
By Annette Herrmann

36 Laura Tuzio Ross
Captures babies in clay

38 Maria Lynn Grover
Expands her dollmaking endeavors

40 Connie Lowe
BJD artist stays positive, looks forward to in-person shows
By Connie Lowe

42 April Norton
Looks forward to a cheerful collection in 2021

42 Edith Schmidt
Turns sewing for dolls into a business
By Edith Schmidt

44 Antonia Jenkins
Finds inspiration in nature
By Antonia Jenkins

45 Ruby Red Fashion Friends
Welcome new Siblies

46 Meadow Dolls
BJD artistry begins with love of dolls, creativity

48 Pat Moulton
Celebrates 40 years as a doll artist

48 Little Charming Dolls
Revive Effner’s Heartstring dolls

49 Kaye Wiggs
BJDs are on collectors wish lists

50 Collector Corner
Dolls celebrate holidays in May

52 Effanbee’s Darling Dy-Dee
She reigned among wet-and-drink dolls for two decades
By Kerra Davis

8 Editor’s Notebook
56 Antique Q&A
56 Classifieds
57 Portraits
58 Curious Collector
60 Paper Doll
62 Event Calendar
62 Advertiser Index