Friday, May 24, 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019

Quilling by Sandra White has moved!

After a long vacation from my blog, yeah like five and half years, I have restarted my blog. It is now located here on my website.
...and if you haven't seen me since 2014, you will see lots of new designs.

In 2013, Folk Art Pieces were added to my designs, which you saw on this blog. Lots of color and whimsy.

In 2016, I added Gardens, a tribute to my Mom. She had beautiful gardens that she loved to play in. I can't grow anything, so I created beautiful Quilled gardens, no water or sunlight needed. I know my Mom has beautiful gardens in heaven, and that my brother and Dad are there helping her out. Or at least smiling...

WindowBox Gardens and Skylight Gardens were my new series in 2017, all made with lots of original Quilled flowers.

My Quilled Landscapes debuted at the League of New Hampshire Craftmen's Fair in 2018, and they were loved by everyone, well almost everyone. Big beautiful landscapes with lots of Quilling, the entire piece is Quilled! That means lots of little rolls of paper strategically placed to create the landscape picture. This was my first one, a 16x20 framed piece:

Birches at Sunset 2018

This year I have been designing a small butterfly, moth and dragonfly series, small floral garden series, and am working on a new design for Quilled birth announcement keepsakes. Just a few of my ideas. And as always, I want to do that one giant piece...I'll get there.

I am now down to one show a year: The Craftmens Fair, which is 9 days long and located at Newbury New Hampshire at the Sunapee Resort -- its a ski area and we set up at the bottom of the mountain in large tents, so we are good rain or shine. Lots of great work and demonstrations, at least two days worth of looking.

This show is the one that I love and will continue participating in forever...however long that is! The craftspeople are friendly and with this being my 34th year, we all know each other. You might want to visit if you're in New England, its worth the trip. Here's the link to the League's website. It starts the first Saturday in August and runs through the following weekend, 9 days.

So I hope you have enjoyed this little recap, and I would love for you to come over to my new blog and follow my Quilling journey.

My new blog is my Quilling journey, with 45 years of show experiences and many stories.

I have included stories about my grandchildren intertwined with my Quilling. Its all fun!

I also show new designs on my blog,

Just to recap: I started with the Quilled Wedding Invitation Keepsakes in 1975, when I created one for my girl friend as a wedding gift.

I then designed lots of Wildlife Pieces with my original quilling technique with a cut out over the quilling, using the cutout for the design and the quilling for the details, like the feathers on the loon. This work was my key to being juryed with the League of NH Craftsmen in 1987. That was my dream fulfilled. But check out my new blog for the story, you will enjoy it.

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When you sign up you will receive a biweekly newsletter with early links to my blog, and occasionally you will receive offers only available to my email friends. I also will be showing new designs before they are out there for everyone, even on my website, available for purchase at that time. And a preview of new designs before I go to the Craftmens Fair with them. First chance to buy one of a kind pieces! On occasion, like once a season, you might receive a special offer by a separate email aside from my newsletter.

Well, I think I have rambled long enough, I am just so excited to be back at my Blog, and working to grow my business through my website. I hope you will be there with my on my journey!

Well, see you on the trail!
Hopefully, the new trail!

Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things!

I know I will...

Sandy W

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Wedding Invitations are coming in...

The time for wedding gifts is upon us, and I am receiving invitations weekly to place quilled flowers around and frame for the Bride and Groom.

Did you ever wonder how I got started in quilling? This is certainly a question that I get asked more often than not, and now you will enjoy the story as well.

Shortly after my husband and I were married, I went to a little craft shop in Epsom, New Hampshire, long gone now I am sure. Having seen quilling in the craft magazines back then, in the early 70's, I had my girlfriend's wedding invitation and wanted to make quilled flowers to place around it and frame it. I picked up the strips of paper and a little blue board, now obsolete, and went home to work out my gift. Many days later, I went back to the shop with my work. The lady working there looked very closely at the flowers and asked if I had a quilling tool. I asked what she meant as I had rolled the paper strips around a pin. She was amazed, and I was as equally amazed that there was a quilling tool! The quilling tool made the work so much easier. And I was hooked. I was soon making pieces to sell and went to my first show. I love paper.

Here are a few of my latest wedding invitations.

All of them are so different, and I find them all a challenge. I always want them to look really nice. And I try to incorporate the colors from the invitation with the favorite colors of the Bride and Groom.

Making that special wedding invitation keepsake makes me feel like I get invited to the wedding. Many of my invitations come from former recipients of a quilled wedding invitation made by me. I guess that is the greatest compliment.

Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things.


Friday, January 24, 2014

Lots of PR recently

I just received my copy of the Russian magazine "Scrapbooking: Creative Lifestyle". I was so thrilled to see my Heron Turned published in the magazine, even though it is all Russian and I am unable to translate anything........except the So I guess that is a good thing! I have a link to the magazine, but there is very little on the website, not even my quilled picture. But that's ok, the magazine does seem to be attracting people to this blog and my website. I was impressed by the quilling in the magazine, just wonder what it says.

My Rooster seems to be making lots of good impressions. I am so glad that the folk art pieces are making everybody happy. I know that I enjoy making them.
Here is my recent bird.

My Quilled Rooster has also been added to a couple of blogs. Check them out.

Creative Artworks Blog by Linda Lewis. 

And her blog article was picked up by another blog:

Its really great to see my work on other people's blogs. Enjoy.

I just realized that it has been 6 months since I have been here. Wow, the last post was just before the League of NH Craftsmans Fair last August. For a quick update, the fair was great, AND my folk art pieces were well received and many were adopted. Which keeps me moving ahead with more designs. I will be back with my new ones to show you.

Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things.