TranQuillityDesigns

Paper quilling art made in Rochester NY

Rochester, New York · 121 Sales

TranQuillityDesigns

Paper quilling art made in Rochester NY

Rochester, New York 121 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(16)

Announcement   Handmade paper quilling designs
{perfect for baby rooms, wedding presents, anniversary gifts. Paper is the traditional first wedding anniversary gift.}

Quilling is a craft that involves curling, rolling and shaping different sized strips of paper to create different designs. Thanks for visiting and seeing some of my latest creations. If you have questions, or custom order requests, please contact me.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 12, 2017

Handmade paper quilling designs
{perfect for baby rooms, wedding presents, anniversary gifts. Paper is the traditional first wedding anniversary gift.}

Quilling is a craft that involves curling, rolling and shaping different sized strips of paper to create different designs. Thanks for visiting and seeing some of my latest creations. If you have questions, or custom order requests, please contact me.

Megan Alchowiak

Contact shop owner

Megan Alchowiak

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(16)
Jo Anne Davidson

Jo Anne Davidson on Apr 26, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Both of these were very pretty. A lot of time must have gone into making these

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About

TranQuillity Designs paper quilling: turning strips of paper into beautiful art

I vaguely remember paper quilling as a one-time project in my 7th grade art class, but I never thought I would have picked it up 20 years later and opened an etsy shop.

As a little girl, my sister and I would spend hours doing different type of crafts and projects. We went through crafting phases: stamps, stickers, sand art, beaded jewelry, string/friendship bracelets, gel pens, paint, scrapbooking and our forever-favorite: polymer clay. During college I even had a failed attempt at learning knitting, so you can say that I’ve always had an interest in crafts and creating things.

It was only when I turned 30, that I realized I don’t have a “hobby” anymore. I didn’t have something that could be my creative release or my de-stressing activity after a long day. So I started exploring some hobby ideas and was drawn to paper quilling.

The name of the shop came out of the feeling of stress relief that I get when I’m quilling the paper strips into shapes. It is relaxing to me and I find myself slowing down and taking deeper breaths as I quill paper strips. Pair that with the actual art craft itself, quilling, and it’s a fun combination of the type of art and the stress relief it provides me. So TranQuillity Designs was born.

I don’t always sit down to work on a particular project. Many times I just take a group of quilling paper strips and quill shapes, not knowing their final purpose. My favorite colors and color combination is pink, purple and teal so often those are my go-to paper selections. When inspiration strikes for a finished design or project, I have many of the “parts” already in place so I can get to work quickly.

All items are handmade in Upstate New York.

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  • Megan Alchowiak

    Owner, Creator

    Megan is a self-taught paper quilling artist who was drawn to paper quilling craft for its symmetry, clean lines and the balance in each design. She enjoys looking at a photograph or illustration and recreating it by using quilling paper and shapes.

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Last updated on Jun 12, 2016
Frequently asked questions

How did you come up with the name for your shop, TranQuillity Designs?

The name of the shop came out of the feeling of stress relief that I get when I’m quilling the paper strips into shapes. It is relaxing to me and I find myself slowing down and taking deeper breaths as I quill the paper strips. Pair that with the actual art craft itself, quilling, and it’s a fun combination of the type of art and the stress relief it provides me.

Custom and personalized orders

Many items listed in my Etsy shop are completed designs but I would love to create personalized versions of any piece you see. Each item is handmade to be unique but previous orders can be replicated (type of flowers, colors, etc.).

Sizing details

The two primary sizes of paper quilling projects I make are 3"x4" and 4"x6", single sided cards with rounded corners. Often the photo mat designs are 8"x10" or larger.

I am always open to custom orders and alternate sizes to meet your specific needs.