Jul 17 2010

Quilling Paper Surprise

Published by at 6:23 pm under Quilling News

I was down in the basement going through some old boxes looking for something totally unrelated to crafts when much to my surprise I discovered not one, but two boxes packed with quilling paper!  The paper dates back to the 1980s and is still in perfect condition.  In fact, there are some beautiful shades of greens, blues, pinks, and yellows, that are different from the current papers I have purchased.
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In addition to the papers, there were several commercial kits, my original masonite quilling board, and a Hazel Pearson Quill Quicky (which is like Quilled Creations’ curling coach only the quilling tool is built in) and Quill Designer (which is a design board with various size circles used to make uniform sized quills).  I remember a few years ago seeing the Quill Quicky/Quill Designer on Ebay and watching the price of it go up…and up…and up.  I think someone finally paid around $65 for it.  I bought mine in the 1970s for $3.69.  I was so tickled to find it since I thought it had gotten tossed a long time ago.  I told my husband about the Ebay story and he asked me if I was going to sell it, but of course I told him no.
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I also found several original patterns I designed all those years ago — with the instructions typed on an actual typewriter no less.  I had created strawberries, lemons, a sea shell, and a sea horse.  Goodness, it brought back the memories.  They still look pretty good, though, so you will probably see a few of them on the blog or in the newsletter in the near future, so keep an eye out for them.
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8 responses so far

8 Responses to “Quilling Paper Surprise”

  1. Dianaon 17 Jul 2010 at 6:41 pm

    I recently started quilling. I absolutely love it. I have made several cards for friends and family. They were very well received. I think your website it great…many fabulous ideas and hints. Thanks!

  2. Bronwynon 17 Jul 2010 at 9:27 pm

    What a treasure trove!

  3. annon 18 Jul 2010 at 1:02 am

    How exciting that must have felt just like Christmas when you found all that stuff. I can’t believe the amount of money some people are willing to pay for stuff on ebay

  4. Philippaon 18 Jul 2010 at 10:47 am

    I agree with Bronwyn – what a treasure trove! It’s so exciting when you find things you’d forgotten …

  5. Lisaon 25 Jul 2010 at 2:00 am

    What a present to find. I hope to find one some day too.
    Sounds like lots of funs paterns you made too.
    Enjoy your find.
    🙂

  6. Clare Buswellon 04 Aug 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Wow, that’s some stash to forget about!! Love finding things I’ve forgotten about! Thanks for the nice comment on my blog! : )

  7. Gailon 06 Aug 2010 at 7:43 am

    Wow!! What a great find. Especially all the Quill Art paper strips.

    Gail

  8. Sandy Laneon 25 Aug 2010 at 12:04 pm

    I have to tell my story. I hunted for 1 year for my quilling supplies. I got new cupboards 5 years before that, but had surgery and hubby helped me put stuff away.

    Well one day I sat on the stairs and looked straight ahead and there was a drawer marked quilling stuff. Was I surprised and so happy.

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