Saturday, April 6, 2013

Quilling Letters / Name by Karen Harr

I’m thrilled to introduce a new quiller, Karen Harr. Can you believe she JUST started quilling after buying my Flowers and Butterflies patterns? I asked if she’d mind me posting her photos here and share her experience.

I think many readers would be inspired to know what you’ve done because they think it’s too hard. Would you like to describe what the process was like?
First and foremost you were my inspiration for my project.  I knew I wanted to do something special for my granddaughters and when I saw your beautiful quilled name “Jade”, I knew I wanted to try doing something special like that for them.  You were the biggest help to me.  I had so many questions and you were so kind and helpful, sending me links, answering all my questions, and going above and beyond for me, someone you didn’t know.  Thank you so very much.

Any advice you might give to other beginners?
Quilling is very relaxing and rewarding to me!  I had so much fun doing these.  Since I am a beginner, I don’t really have much advice.  I am in awe of all the beautiful work that is out there in the world.   There are so many wonderful people out there who are willing to help, give advice, etc. 

What helped you get started?
Actually my wedding invitation was quilled as a gift 36 years ago.  I didn’t know anything about quilling back then.  But I did know how beautiful and special it was.  I was looking at it a few months ago thinking how beautiful and unique it really is.  Here I am, just learning to quill and thinking, why didn’t I start this years ago.  Better late than never.

What are you most proud of?
I am most proud of the fact that my adorable granddaughters love them.  It is something special that I could do just for them.

What are you going to make next?
Here is a pic of my next project.  I am just starting it as you can see and have been playing around with colors and shapes.  As you can tell nothing has been glued yet, lol.  I thought I would do just the first letter of my grandsons name for something different.  Hopefully it will turn out like the idea I have in my head.

Thank you, Karen, for letting me showcase your work on my blog and offering your thoughts. You have given me just as much inspiration by letting me know how my work has meaning – definitely a win-win! I hope you will start a blog of your own and continue to show us your masterpieces.

Readers, I hope you’re inspired by Karen to give quilling a try. Please let her know your thoughts by commenting.


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for letting Karen know, iguanna-craft!

  2. So sweet of you to write about her Cecelia :)

    1. Thanks Pritesh, but truly I feel honored that others are inspired by my work! There is no better feeling than knowing so many who share the same joy with paper.

  3. lovely work, someday I will try this with different fill ins like hers !!!

    1. Hi Paula, yes give it a try! It's so fun with words and letters.