Welcome to the Creative Paper Quilling blog hop. For those landing here first, I am so pleased to share the news – Annie’s Paper Craft (the creative force behind CardMaker Magazine) has just released a new quilling book, Creative Paper Quilling!
This book contains 28 new quilling projects for cards, home décor, and even jewelry. There is something for everyone from beginners to more advanced quilling artists.
I am honored that they chose to include two of my own original pieces, a new Wrought Iron Cross and the one shown here, Americana Sheep. The book is on sale now at Annie’s, http://www.anniescatalog.com/detail.html?prod_id=104399.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Your next visit will be to Sue Custer’s blog, http://susiequills.blogspot.com.
Wrapping Up 2010
The Mable House Christmas Show was a big success! We had record attendance and record sales. It warms my heart to know that in these tough economic times, our visitors chose to purchase beautiful handmade gifts from so many talented local artisans.
I want to thank all of you for a wonderful 2010. Your kind words of encouragement in the comments you leave keep me motivated. I enjoy “meeting” each of you through emails and love to hear how your own quilling projects are progressing. I’ve been truly blessed by the many new friends I’ve made through this blog.
Looking Forward to 2011
More Quilling Patterns. As I mentioned, the Christmas show was great and my captured snowflake was a hit. I couldn’t keep it in stock. I have been asked to make a pattern for this ornament revealing all of my construction secrets and it will be the first of many to be released in 2011.
New Quilling Project Kits.
My good friend Sharon of Studio Foster
(a working art studio located in Hiram, GA) has a Pazzles
cutting machine that can create amazing paper shapes like gift card holders, bag toppers, fancy boxes, etc., that are perfect backdrops for quilled embellishments.
New Quilling Classes.
As we continue to grow at Studio Foster
, I look forward to creating new and exciting projects for our local quillers
. I am also excited about exploring the fusion of quilling with other types of paper art techniques and mediums.
New Year Inspiration
I ran across these words from advice columnist, Ann Landers. I have no idea when they were written, but they still ring true today.
“Let this coming year be better than all the others. Vow to do some of the things you’ve always wanted to do but couldn’t find the time. Call up a forgotten friend. Drop an old grudge, and replace it with some pleasant memories. Vow not to make a promise you don’t think you can keep. Walk tall, and smile more. You’ll look ten years younger. Don’t be afraid to say, ‘I love you’. Say it again. They are the sweetest words in the world.”
I wish you all the best in 2011!
A very dear friend of mine, Sharon Foster (who, incidentally was my very first quilling student), has just opened a working studio in Hiram, Georgia, and has agreed to let me use the space to teach quilling classes. Since it is a private studio, there won’t be the annoying distractions that frequently accompany classes taught in a big box store, such as loudspeaker announcements or gawking onlookers. Instead, you’ll learn quilling in a fun, casual atmosphere.
Not only is the space great, but teaching out of the studio allows me the flexibility to offer classes that work with your busy schedule. I can even customize a class just for you. Need to plan a fun activity for girls night out? Are you in charge of your friend’s baby or bridal shower and want to Wow the guests with specialty favors? Let me know what type of class you’d like and I’ll do my best to make it happen.
Christmas Quilling Workshop
Since the holidays are right around the corner, the first class will be a Christmas Quilling Workshop. Projects include a Christmas card, tag, and gift card holder. Please note that these quilling patterns will be totally different from those offered through Marietta Community School, so even if you took a previous class, I invite you to come learn something new.
All skill levels are welcome; beginners can learn the basics of quilling, and more advanced quillers can improve their skills and enjoy new projects.
Here are the details:
What: Christmas Quilling Workshop
When: Saturday, November 6th, 1:00-4:00pm
Where: Studio Foster, 3595 Hiram Douglasville
Highway Suite 225, Hiram GA 30141. Visit http://www.studiofoster.net
for directions and more information about the studio.
Cost: $30 (includes all project materials and use of quilling tools)
I am limiting the class size to 6 so that everyone will get all the guidance they need to be successful in this class. Please contact me
to reserve your space, or to ask any questions you may have.
I look forward to meeting you and sharing an afternoon of fun as we quill together.
Other Classes at Studio Foster
Sharon is a multi-talented artist who creates beautiful Ganutell
, cold porcelain, and French beaded flowers. She also does stunning glass work and will be moving her kiln to the studio soon to make fused glass. She will be offering classes in several of these art forms, so please visit www.studiofoster.net
to learn more about these classes as they become available.