Quilling by Kim Starcher

Quilling by Kim Starcher

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Hi , my name is Kim Starcher . I am a wife of 40 years , mother , grandmother, retired Hairstlyist and salon owner of 35 years and now a quilling artist.
I began doing crafts to past the time while I dealt with insomnia. I wanted a initial S letter for my home I could move around when I changed things, but couldn’t find what I wanted so I decided to try and make one. So after doing so I showed some of my regular hair customers and they wanted me to make them one. After making 15 or 20 of them a lady came in my shop and said “oh you do quilling “. I had no idea what that was until I looked it up and sure enough that’s what I was doing. I continued to make the quilled letters until someone ask me to do something else . So I tried and was successful. A lot of friends and family wanted quilled art. After several months of doing that I decided to try to sell my art at a festival. I was completely surprised when strangers wanted my art. Of the 40 items I took to the first sale I sold all but 8. That’s when I decided my love for this craft and the joy I see when someone gets a commissioned piece was what I wanted to do , so that year I retired from the hair business and became a full time quilling artist. I have won many awards at shows for my art as well as having my snowflakes chosen to be on the Governor’s Tree in my state. I truly enjoy this craft and hope you enjoy my art as well.



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