Monday, October 6, 2008

Fall Classes at Paper Moon

I'm back at Paper Moon with some great classes perfect for quillers looking for a challenge. Click the link at the side for all the classes at Paper Moon.

Cupola Gallery Fundraiser

Don't miss a great party November 8th! Click on the link at the side of the page for Cupola and get all the details!

Fill project with shading

The Bishop family is settling into a back to school schedule. Just finished this piece. Not my usual floral stuff but needed a break and thought I would stretch my creativity a bit. The piece is called "Serengeti" I used the black, grey and white variety pack from JJ line of papers. The brown was some that I added.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Cupola Gallery

Great News! I am now a member of The Cupola Gallery in Battle Ground WA. They are a new artist Coop gallery that attends art shows in the area and are looking for a place of their own. My first show will be "Art in the Garden" in Battle Ground. With ArTrails in September this year, I am now displaying in three counties...Lewis, Cowlitz and Clark in SW Washington.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Pacific NW minimeet

I am getting ready to go to the monthly mini meet at Paper Moon on the 23rd of June from 10:30 to noon.
Drop by and introduce yourself. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a goodie while working on your own project and swapping tips with other quillers. It's FREE.
Low on supplies? Holly has a huge stock of papers, strips, tools and books. NW quillers this is your place.


I have been having fun teaching at Paper Moon and Scrap Happy. We just finished a class to make this card.

We used watercolor quilling strips and gilded edged strips. So simple using open heart coils, marquises and tight coils.

Student Art Show

The Broadway Gallery is having its student art show this month. One of my students is in the exhibit.

She is holding her chickadee and on the wall is her toucan.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Contest Winner

More exciting news! My peach case at the bottom of my page was given honorable mention and a $25 prize through the Creative Home Arts Club. The contest was a paper arts theme. I will post the other winners when the article is published.

ARTrails show

Great news! I have been invited to join the ARTrails of SW Washington State You can check out the program on their home page: The information there is for last year but I think you can see what is in store should you like to enjoy a studio hop in September. I will post the information again as time gets closer.

Monday, February 25, 2008


My newest favorite finds are swarovski crystals and Mrs. Grossman's lace stickers. has a "no minimum order" and "no shipping" policy. I love the flat back rhinestones size 12 to add fire and dazzle to my quilling. There are many colors to choose from.

You can find the stickers on the Custom Quilling link. There are several patterns and colors to choose from.

Paper Arts Retreat

Scrap Happy in Longview Wa put on a paper arts retreat. 60 retreaters enjoyed workshops, classes, make and takes, drawings and a catered dinner with time to work on their own projects too. Stay tuned for upcoming retreats.

Classes and Mini Meet

Paper Moon had its first of the year beginning quilling class and first quilling mini-meet in February. Check out their link for up coming classes and mini-meets.

Chocolates and Wine

The Broadway Gallery had a chocolates and wine tasting party during their First Thursday Art Open. Hand quilled valentines and chocolate boxes were the featured art. The Wine tasting was done by Capstone Cellars Winery Longview Wa

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

gold and silver edged quilling strips

New favorite product:
I have discovered two types of edged papers:
Touch of gold or silver edged quilling strips
Gilded and silvered edged quilling strips.
The touch of gold or silver papers give a frosted look and the gilded and silvered papers have a shiny solid line of metal. Depending on the look you want, both products have their place in my stash. Check out all the colors and edgings at Custom Quilling and Whimsiquills. If you want to add that touch of color to your existing stash, try tapping the edges of your coils and folded roses on a raised sponge ink pad. A friend of mine used a metallic pen and edged an entire pack of paper strips by standing the strips on edge, clipping and pulling the papers tight ,and ran the pen down the edge. I have found that doing a pack of papers is soooo much easier than doing one or two strips. I also found that giving the ink, whether pen or pad, a shot of heat from my heat gun will set the color. Edging your papers gives an added depth and interest for a rich looking project.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Inspiration Sources

Where do you get your inspiration for design?

I enjoy a little silk ribbon embroidery and was leafing through a design book one day. As I was browsing, I didn't pick up a needle and ribbon. I picked up a strip of paper and discovered how easily the pattern translated to quilling! I was getting bored with my same old designs which had been done, redone and reworked for far too long. These two books are my goto when nothing clicks.

ISBN # 0-88195-890-5 and 0-88195-880-8

Another source but a bit more expensive is antique broaches and hair pieces. They, too, can put a new spin on design.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Chocolate Party

I will be featured artist at The Broadway Gallery in Longview WA the month of February. To kick off the month, I will be hosting a Chocolate Party Thursday the 7th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. There will be valentines and chocolate boxes for sale. The event is free and there will be live music, chocolates galore and Capstone Wineries will be hosting a wine tasting too. Come join the fun

Monday, January 7, 2008

Fabric's new life as paper

I have always loved quilting and still attend several retreats throughout the year. I have change my media to paper but have managed to bring fabric back to life.

Staples and Office Max have color copy sales and I take great advantage of them. My "fat quarter" collection of fabrics are a great way to turn fabric into paper. I take my farics down and make two-sided color copies. Then I cut the paper into strips and make quilled quilt blocks.

I use the patterns from Melinda Johnston's "Quilt Block" kit. Enlarge the patterns by 200%. You can get the kit from any of the favorite shopping links.

New Classes and Retreat

Happy New Year Everyone!

Check out new classes at Paper Moon. Just click the link and go to classes. Yes, there is even a new quilling group forming there too!

I am preparing for a paper arts retreat February 22nd and 23rd. $40 includes dinner catered by Applebee's. Limited space so sign up soon Scrap Happy 360-423-9625 Longview WA, call for details and sign up for e-mails.