I just came back from the North American Quilling Guild conference in Long Island, NY. Thank you Kay and all of the Long Islander guild members for organizing it (great job on the quilled gift tags, favors, nametags)…it was a fantastic weekend! I met so many wonderful and talented quillers. It was really nice to be with like-minded artists that appreciate this paper art!
There was a huge selection of classes, but we were limited to 5 classes. I taught one class and attended four classes. Here are pictures of the final projects:
FLOWER TREASURE BOX (Alli Bartkowski)
For my class, we made this cute treasure box. We used a Curling Coach to roll the tight coils and shaped them to create a box with a cover.
A little Hershey Kiss can fit inside.
A similar, but BIGGER version of this flower treasure box is in my Miniatures 101 kit. (I promise to make a video clip on how to use the Curling Coach to create these boxes!)
MINIATURE ROSES (Maggie Nakatani)
Maggie is an amazing quiller from Japan. In her class, we made a mini flower pot that stands about 2-inches high. It’s made with a combination of punched flowers, tight coils and fringing.
MINIATURE BEAVER (Sherry Rodehaver)
Sherry is the “master” of quilled miniatures! I took her class on miniatures at my first quilling conference and I was just blown away by her skill and innovative techniques. When I wrote my first book, “Paper Quilling for the First Time“, the publisher said I could feature a few quilling artists in the gallery section. Sherry was my top pick!
We made this adorable little beaver all out of paper. The beaver is New York’s state animal. Too cute!
STENCIL QUILLING (Charlotte Canup)
Charlotte is a wonderful quiller. I love her southern charm! She’s really good at explaining quilling techniques…check out her blog!
For her class, we quilled with 1/16-inch wide quilling paper to create this beautiful “see-through” sailboat. I love looking at BOTH sides of this ATC (Artist Trading Card). The stenciling idea is a great way to highlight the intricate beauty of quilling.
SPIRELLI (Carol Gancorz)
I’ve always admired spirelli. So, I couldn’t wait to try this class. Spirelli is wrapping embroidery thread around a scalloped punch paper piece. It’s really simple and a great way to frame your quilling. Carol prepared so many beautiful card kits for us to practice this technique! Wouldn’t it be cool if you could spirelli with quilling paper?
Here were some of the other classes that I didn’t have a chance to attend…
Iris Folding, 3D Tree, Braiding, Sunflowers, Feathering, Bead Quilling, Earrings, Snowman, Matting, Lighthouse, Terns, Butterflies, Floral Design, Husking, Paper Quilting, Sailboats
Hope to see you next year!