Monday, May 13, 2013

Miniature Quilled Paper Chocolates

The 2013 NAQGCON (North American Quilling Guild) Conference in South Bend, IN .. a few weeks ago, was so much fun that I cannot even describe! I knew it would be, but did not know how fabulous the facilities and planning (by hostess Shelly Krzyzewski Thacker)  would be. The Waterford Estates Inn was the perfect venue, huge rooms - sleeping, dining, meeting - and the three days flew by. The theme was "Sweets" and we were asked to make our own quilled name tag using the sweets theme.

I made this two-inch tray of miniature dark and white chocolates that are in Diane Boden Crane's book titled Miniature Quilling, with a few variations of my own :o)


This quilled floral arrangement, created by Elaine Altmose, won 1st Place in the Free Standing category and was also voted Peoples' Choice. Yes, the vase is all quilled and the mums are quilled petals not punched leaves. 

During the awards dinner, Elaine gave her winning piece to Motoko Nakatani (Maggie) from Japan, since Maggie gave Elaine her quilled Accreditation piece last year. Maggie and two other members from Japan attended and there were two gentlemen in my class. Members from Canada and as far away as San Diego and south Florida attended. 

Elaine Altmose with her 1st Place blue ribbon and Peoples' Choice rosette ribbon and Maggie with the quilled floral arrangement, which really shows how large it is. 

This is how many items were donated for the raffle drawings. The prizes were wonderful!

When photos are released, I will post more photos and pieces that were submitted in the competition.

NAQG membership is worldwide. To join, go to NAQG.

Have a great week!


Ann said...

the chocolates look good enough to eat :)
That floral arrangement is gorgeous. I can't imagine how much time it must have taken to make that.

chillin with Quillin said...

the chocolates look so yummy and cant believe how big the floral and basket is, really beautiful!!

Nati said...

I would love to one day join a conference like this, meet great artists and their beautiful work.
Very beautiful, their miniature chocolate looks so real, you will give to eat!! :)
Congratulations to You, Molly and Elaine at first, with its beautiful arrangement!
Nati from Brazil

Sathya said...

Miniature Chocolates are awesome...tempting to grab one :) The quilled bouquet is stunning!!!

Shylaashree said...

tempting chocolates. feel like eating all those goodies