Monday, 19 September 2011

A wonderful weekend with The Quilling Guild

It isn't often that you'll find me lost for words ... but right now I have so much to tell you about that I hardly know where to begin!

This past weekend, I attended The Quilling Guild's annual general meeting, display of work and shared skills day in the beautiful county of Suffolk. What a wonderful couple of days!  I have made so many new friends, put 'faces to names' of people who I chat with on the internet, watched some inspirational demonstrations and seen such an extravaganza of brilliant quilling that it feels as though my head will burst!

In fact, there's so much to say that I've decided to spread it over several blog posts in the coming days, starting with the most exciting news of all: I actually won three prizes in the Guild competitions!

My 'Rainbow Snowflake' picture came third in the 'Never Placed' section, which is intended for newcomers to the Guild (I joined last year).

My little quilled sea-shore sculpture achieved first prize in the 'Quilling Plus' category, in which quilling paper may be complemented with other materials (mine incorporates real sea shells).

Best of all, however - and I can hardly believe I'm telling you this - I was awarded the Rose Bowl Award for my 'Spiral Starburst' quilling on a twisted easel. The Rose Bowl is awarded for innovative quilling, so I'm particularly proud of this one. To say that I feel honoured is an understatement!

I'll tell you more about the competition entries, the people and the demos just as soon as I can think straight once again. Meanwhile, please excuse me while I spend just a little more time floating about on Cloud Nine!

21 comments:

  1. Congratulations Phillipa you deserve all the glory !

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  2. adorable sculpture .. and loved all 3 pieces .. congratulations Philippa .. you deserve the best :)

    Amna

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  3. Such lovely entries , I am not surprised you won. Congratulaions.

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  4. Congratulations, Philippa! Enjoy every minute of your well-earned success.

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  5. Congratulations on your innovative designs! Looking forward to hearing more about the weekend and am glad you had the chance to attend.

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  6. congrats, wow your pieces are great,you deserve it, well done!!!!
    Paula

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  7. So glad you won awards Philippa. Your quillings are beautiful. Congrats!

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  8. Congratulations Philippa - the designs are great - beautiful quilling - so pleased you won and had a good time. So sorry to miss it.

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  9. Congratualtions , Philippa. Your work is so great - it's no wonder that you got 3 prizes. You desrve it !!! So proud of you and for you :). * Hugs * Each one is so beautiful....but I'm in love with your Spiral Star burst !! Wonderful concept and beautifully done.

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  10. Beautiful work Philippa. Very well deserved win.
    Congratulations.

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  11. congratulations on your deserved the Rose Bowl, I love you quillig!
    Greetings Baukje

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  12. Philippa, all of your entries are wonderful! You deserved it, I can tell! Congratulations, keep going! So happy for you, keep us informed!
    Suzana

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  13. Bravo!
    Beautiful and creative work.

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  14. Congratulations!Thoroughly deserved.

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  15. Congratulations!!! very creative!!

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  16. Congratulations Phillipa. Enjoy that cloud you deserve it :) All your work is beautiful

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  17. bravo! i love the star burst best. wow, you make me envy that you could attend the meeting (and won prizes somemore). looking forward to your next few entries on the meeting.

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  18. That is SO awesome Philippa! Well deserved. More details, please ;) CONGRATS! float on your cloud and then share more!

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  19. Congratulations. You've deserved it, really!
    Dorota

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  20. Thank you so much for your kind comments - I have been completely overwhelmed by the response to this one, both here and on Facebook! I will treasure all these comments just as much as the trophies. Thanks again, Philippa.

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  21. Congratulations for your prises! You well deserve them all!!! Your quilling is so creative and elegant!

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