Tasha Tudor Society Chapters

The chapters are a way to enjoy, study and celebrate Tasha Tudor’s world with like-minded folks in your area.  Our chapters are listed below.

Pennsylvania Chapter – Established in the summer of 2012, the Pennsylvania Chapter was the Society’s first. We meet several times between May Day and Tasha’s August 28th birthday, and other times as occasions arise. Activities range from tours of historic sites to member-hosted luncheons and teas. We enjoy sharing interests in common with Tasha such as gardens, dolls, fiber arts, and activities of early American life. Contact Peggy Yoder in Huntingdon, PA at 814-599-9910 or Julia Marsh in Dillsburg, PA  at 717-432-2190 or jmarsh9@verizon.net

New Jersey Chapter – The New Jersey Chapter meets once a month, weather permitting, at a member’s home, historic site, garden center, or museum in central New Jersey. Our meeting themes always follow Tasha’s interests such as dolls, gardening, hands-on workshops in painting, quilting, felting, and of course, brewing a pot of Tasha’s breakfast tea. Once a year we drive two hours to attend a PA Chapter meeting to absorb more good Tasha vibes. This year we will plan our activities with the hope of attracting younger participants.  Contact Diane Flanagan in Bordentown, NJ at dianeflanigan@verizon.net

Finger Lakes Western New York Chapter – The Finger Lakes Western New York Chapter of the Tasha Tudor Society was established in 2013 in Macedon, New York. We have over one hundred members listed and seem to average around fifty five for every Celebration. Meeting once a year at the Macedon Public Library, we are blessed to have such a lovely place for our Celebrations. We generally focus upon one area of Tasha’s work for each celebration such as Christmas and other experiences like our Stillwater indoor picnic in 2015. Sharing in Tasha’s birthday cake, we also enjoy a wonderful meal together. There are many participants who share their wonderful talents with us. My husband and I co-chair the Society. We gather in peace, and that is our joy! Contact Carol Elaine in Macedon, NY at paradeysacres@aol.com or 315-986-2302.

Central New York Chapter – The Central New York chapter is located in the agricultural crossroads between New York State’s Adirondack Mountains and the Finger Lakes, in the town of Truxton, NY.  We look forward to sharing historical rural traditions of our area in the manner Tasha Tudor has encouraged us to do, with joy. As a new chapter of The Tasha Tudor Society, we intend to meet once this year. Plans for a tea party are brewing (or would that be “steeping” in Tasha Terms?)  We think we could have fun with that question.  Our date will be announced in the spring. Feel free to contact Kay Reakes at tashacny@gmail.com or 315-751-6321.

South Shore, Massachusetts Chapter – The South Shore, Massachusetts Chapter is based in Wareham, MA and plans to meet 3-4 times each year. Activities range from historic house tours and garden tours to potlucks and teas. Tasha-inspired crafts and recipes from the Tudor cookbooks are often elements of these gatherings. Contact Carolyn McMorrow at 508-273-0069.

Pioneer Valley-Boston, Massachusetts Chapter – The Pioneer Valley-Boston, Massachusetts Chapter will be meeting quarterly at locations throughout our areas. Our goal is to host events that will connect kindred spirits, who admire the art and lifestyle of Tasha Tudor. We also endeavor to attract new members and introduce Tasha’s beautiful illustrations and stories to a new generation of readers. Gatherings over tea and corgis, or instruction in doll-making, watercolor, knitting, or any of the crafts Tasha enjoyed will be a highlight of our events. A monthly newsletter with tidbits of Tasha’s life and how she enjoyed the seasons with her family, is also planned. For more information, please contact Suzanne Chanis in Ware at taketimefortea@comcast.net or Kristen Strand-Tibbitts in Westford at bonameechi@yahoo.com.

Pacific Northwest Chapter – The Pacific Northwest Tasha Tudor Chapter is planning to meet three to four times a year in different locations as suits the activities. We will incorporate teas, crafts, garden tours, historical events and doll events.  Contact Diane Bennett in Naselle, WA at dbennett123@gmail.com  or (360) 484-3929, or Linda Colantino in Troutdale, OR at ladyteaore@aol.com or (503) 577-8368.

Yamanashi, Japan Chapter – Longtime Tudor family colleagues, Masako Meshino and Hayao Izuhara opened a small museum dedicated to Tasha in Yamanashi, Japan.  Visitors are fascinated by the story of the settle chair being a replica of Tasha’s favorite and having been made by Tasha’s son Seth especially for this museum.  Mrs. Meshino, translator, and Mr. Izuhara, book designer, worked together over the past decade to produce Tasha Tudor books published by the Media Factory in Japan Read More

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