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World’s Largest Artist Hand-Made
Doll & Teddy Bear Convention
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(125 Participating Artists –
Among the Leading & Most Renowned Artists)

May 1-3, 2014
Clarion Hotel & Convention Center
Near the Philadelphia International Airport
(free shuttle to the convention hotel)

Overall

  • Six (6) buffet meals, nightly cocktails, all day refreshments, and activities are ALL FREE
  • The $195 registration fee goes entirely to the cost of advertising and supplies
  • Socialize with 125 of the leading doll and teddy bear artists – get their autographs and take photos with them
  • The only doll or teddy bear event that offers you a money back guarantee of such a unique experience and receiving the most for your money
  • Agenda and registration forms available November 1, 2013

Thursday

  • Optional Thursday Workshops include meals, which makes many Workshops FREE
  • Workshop Student Gallery – view many of the pieces made by students at the Workshops
  • Sale and Judging of Signed One-of-a-Kind Artist Dolls & Bears for the Beverly Port and Helen Bullard Awards for Excellence with FREE cocktails, followed by a FREE banquet in the evening

Friday

  • Full day of concurrent multi-track presentations, demonstrations and collector discussion groups is ALL FREE
  • Three (3) galleries of signed, one-of-a-kind artist dolls and teddy bears for sale:
    Ethnic Gallery – African-American, Egyptian, Hispanic, Oriental, Native American Indian and Inuit  (Eskimo)
    Male Gallery – hard to find male dolls and teddy bears
    Period Piece Gallery – dolls and teddy bears from the medieval ages
  • Fourth (4th) Gallery of signed, one-of-a-kind artist doll and teddy bear quilt patches for sale:
    Quilt Patch Gallery – 12”x12” doll and teddy bear patches to create your own quilts and wall hangings
  • Collector & Artist Market Place to buy, sell and trade doll and bear supplies, do-dads & silly things for creating dolls/bears
  • Create your own Shopping Guide for describing “What Makes Each Artist in Attendance and Their Pieces Unique”
  • Discount Coupon Raffle to win coupons to buy any piece from your favorite artists at a discount
  • Largest Artist Doll & Teddy Bear Sale with 125 artist tables (open to the public on Saturday)
  • Two (2) hours of early admission to the Artist Doll & Teddy Bear Sale with FREE cocktails served

Saturday

  • Third (3rd) hour of early admission to the Artist Doll & Teddy Bear Sale before it opens to the public
  • FREE refreshments all day for everyone and FREE door prizes for the public
  • FREE cocktails and banquet dinner, which includes the announcement of the Beverly Port and Helen Bullard Award winners. Relive the convention while viewing pictures of the previous three days

More Information

For information, contact the Susan Quinlan Doll & Teddy Bear Museum at (805) 687-8901 or terry@quinlanmuseum.com
For convention details & registration forms, go to www.quinlanmuseum.com/convention

Award Winners

Why Visit This Museum?

What makes this Museum unique in the world of dolls and teddy bears? No other museum in the world offers all of these features and attractions:
• One of the largest doll museums in the U.S.
• Largest teddy bear museum in the U.S.
• Largest doll and teddy bear library in the world
• Most frequent visitor response: “I need to come back. There is just so much to see.”
• Admission includes option of a personally conducted tour by the owner, Susan Quinlan
• Classical background music
• Free tea and coffee after viewing the Museum Galleries
• Hand-painted wall-to-wall, ceiling-to-floor murals
• Voted “best display cases”
• Handicapped accessible
• One of the best educational websites

News & Events

Dollhouses and Miniatures Recent Book by Susan Quinlan

The Susan Quinlan Doll & Teddy Bear Museum & Library recently published the first of a series of doll and teddy bear related books. It is entitled “Reference Guide to Research on Dollhouses and Miniatures” by Susan Quinlan. It is the largest and most comprehensive reference book of its kind on dollhouses, miniatures and related topics. For more information about the book or how to order a copy, click HERE.

Magazine Interview About 2012 Convention

Susan and Terry Quinlan were interviewed about their experiences at the Annual Artist Doll & Teddy Bear Convention they sponsored and conducted in Philadelphia on May 3-5, 2012 by Jones Publishing for articles in their Teddy Bear & Friends magazine and DOLLS magazine. To read about the good and bad, click HERE.

What People Are Saying About the Quinlan Convention

The Quinlans believe their annual convention offers more for your money than any other doll or teddy bear convention. It is the only convention that offers a money back guarantee. Do not take their word for it. Read what others are saying about their experiences at the first two conventions. Click HERE.

Free Registration in Our Artist Doll & Teddy Bear Club

The Susan Quinlan Museum has established the only known Artist Doll & Teddy Bear Club. Enrollment is free. The purpose of the Club is to create a forum for those interested in the collection and creation of artist dolls or teddy bears in order to make it easier for you to enjoy and have fun in your pursuit of common interests. Some of the member benefits are periodical issues of the Club Newsletter, discounted admission to our annual Artist Doll & Teddy Bear Show & Sale, Doll & Teddy Bear Survey participation, etc.. For more information, click HERE.

 


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