Small gift boxes are a great way to give jewelry items or gift cards. Make the wrapping part of the gift!
Lisa was raised at 20th and Plum - 20 miles from nowhere and Plum back in the sticks! (a.k.a. outside of a small town in central Missouri) There was one thing her Mom would not tolerate - kids saying, “I’m bored.” Mom’s response would be a stack of laundry to fold, dishes to wash, or anything else that was truly boring.
In quests for things to do, Lisa took advantage of being taught how to sew, embroidery, and crochet. Over the years, her interest in handwork has lead her to learn most home craftsman skills; however, she found a passion in paper filigree (quilling).
Lisa says, “I love designing my own patterns, creating learning videos, teach in-person classes, and an even stronger passion - recreating and sharing the heritage of paper filigree.”
As a wife, mother, Nana, daughter, church youth program assistant, and add to this mixture, a business owner, when people ask the ultimate question, “How do you find the time?” Lisa responds, “I’m never bored!”
The Directory of Traditional American Crafts is an honor bestowed on a handful of artisans who work in pre-Civil War traditional media, styles, and crafts. An artist who has been selected for the Directory has had his or her work thoroughly evaluated by a panel of experts.
2015-2018 Juried member of the Best of Missouri Hands/Missouri Artisans Association
Acceptance as a Juried Member indicates that an artisan has developed his or her craft beyond mere competence of technique to a high standard of quality.
Honored by being chosen to represent Best of Missouri Hands in creating a piece for display at the Missouri Governor’s Mansion.
2016-2018 Missouri Governor’s Mansion
2015 - 2018 Silver Dollar City’s National Crafts and Cowboy Festival, Branson, Missouri. (SilverDollarCity.com)
For the fourth year, Lisa will be representing the Best of Missouri Hands as an artist and demonstrator from September 7-30, 2018.
2016 Achieved accreditation by North American Quilling Guild (NAQG.org)
Accreditation is a way for NAQG artists to aim for a specific goal by having the quiller’s work examined against an objective list of standards and determine if it meets or surpasses those requirements. Once achieved, accreditation is a lifetime appointment.