We also lost Letty Schwarz this year, just a week or two before this year's convention in her home state of Virginia. Letty collected antique and handmade paper dolls and generously shared her expertise with us newbies. She also was supportive of contemporary artists, bidding on original artwork at convention silent auctions. I enjoyed our conversations about her family's historic roots in New York City (Heard of Broome Street in Manhattan? That's Letty's family).