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The July 2022 issue of DOLLS is 64 full-color pages. This issue is our special annual Debut of Dolls collector’s edition! Inside, you’ll find articles on more than 20 artists and designers, including Connie Lowe, JHD Fashion Doll, Madame Alexander, Meadow Dolls, Beverly Stoehr, Zwergnase, and more. Plus, this issue includes previews of several summer doll shows and our usual columns on antique and vintage dolls. 



10 Enduring Legacy 
DOLLS Celebrates Dianna Effner’s Lifetime of Achievement 
By Stephanie Finnegan 

14 Zwergnase 
German Dollmaker Builds on Tradition 
By Stephanie Finnegan 

16 Rose Lacefield 
Offers Mix of Old, New BJD Designs in 2022 

18 Madame Alexander  
Prepares for Centennial Celebration 
By Julie Jurrjens 

20 Maria Lynn Grover 
Offers Babies in All Sizes 

22 Connie Lowe 
Artist’s BJDs Pay Tribute to Family Memories, History 
By Stephanie Finnegan 

26 Vanessa ‘Vee’ Lee 
Huggable Angel Dolls Provide COVID Comfort 
By Vanessa ‘Vee’ Lee 

28 Beverly Stoehr 
Creates Babies, Toddlers in Many Mediums 

30 JHD Fashion Doll 
New Sculpts, Spectacular Adventures Propel Jiao Huadon’s Company 
By Wil Peterson 

34 April Norton 
Paints Porcelain, Vinyl Dolls 

34 JC Toys 
Adds New Accessories to Berenguer Boutique 

36 Virginia Lee 
Gears Up for New Doll Line 

38 Kathleen Hill 
Is Inspired by History 

38 Laura Corti 
Journeys From Collecting to Creating 

40 Meadow Dolls 
Despite Production Delays, BJD Maker Is Set for ‘Great Year Ahead’ 

42 Brenda Mize 
Creates Dolls With a Personal Touch 

42 Bee Eclectic Studio 
Porcelain Classics Owner Adds New Business 

44 Carol Johansen 
Finds Joy in Dollmaking 

44 Edith Schmidt 
Sews Fashions for BJDs 
By Edith Schmidt 

46 Shai Hoffer: 
‘Dolls are like a long-distance hug’ 
By Shai Hoffer 

48 Annette Herrmann 
Gears Up to Introduce Third BJD 
By Annette Herrmann 

48 Rachel Sherrod 
Crafts Dolls From Cloth 

49 Akie Yamada 
Marks a Decade of Dollmaking 

49 Sarah Maldonado 
Re-Creates Fabulous Fashions of the Past 

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