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Post by Jocelyneliza on 2010-08-16, 14:34

I have just found this.

http://www.quillingsuccess.com/

I would be interested to hear your opinions on the article.

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Post by admin on 2010-08-16, 14:43

Nice score Jean!! Good one Philippa, makes it so much easier to see what is worth reading out there with so many books around. It always pays to check your local library and borrow what you can. Then if you get one you really like then you can buy it sunny

Some of these books I haven't seen before though and noticed there is a few ebooks around now days. Has anyone had some experiences with buying these?
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Post by Heather on 2010-08-16, 16:55

I only have read or seen one of these books and that is the Quilling for beginners by Jean Woolston-Hamey. I simply love this book. It receives 5 stars in my eyes.

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Post by Quill Me on 2010-08-17, 13:02

Strange article Question Is the whole purpose just to market the DVD at the bottom?
I notice she has rated most of the Ebooks lower than the printed books, except for one of them. I have not heard of Carly Brennan or Melanie Taylor but I guess they could be legitimate quillers
I know there was some controversy awhile back on the Yahoo group about someone who was going to publish other quillers patterns without their permission. I just hope none of these Ebooks are like that

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Post by Jocelyneliza on 2010-08-17, 14:03

I have to admit when I first started reading this article I thought that Carly's made too many generalised statements regarding quilling books.

After thinking about this for 24 hours I came to the conclusion that Carly is probably writing from the viewpoint of someone fairly new to quilling. I think one of her points may be a little valid in that not all books have detailed instructions on how to do quilling and there are so many different names for the coils we use. A marquise is also called an eye or a leaf and the teardrop is some times called a petal or a flame, so I can see how this could be frustrating if you can not put the name of the coil to the shape.

I have also seen negative comments about the Quilling Magic Volumes but Carly is really impressed with it. I have to admit I have and am considering purchasing one of these volumes.

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Post by Quill Me on 2010-08-17, 23:55

Let us know what you think Jocelyn, when your purchase arrives.

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Post by Heather on 2010-08-18, 18:46

I agree with Bronwyn, that this article may have been written to market her DVD's. She is only doing 200 of them. How would we even know that there are any left before paying. I guess I must be blind because I don't see any ebooks rated and only saw about 4-5 printed books rated. So many quilling books have a lot of information that is identical but I have to admit that I usually find something I love about each one. Forums like this one though are were I get most of my enjoyment and ideas.
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Post by admin on 2010-08-18, 20:06

Why don't you all have a post with your favourite books and review them yourselves? that way you can share the information together as to what you have found. Perhaps if you compile a list of what you like and think we can put a poll up!
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Post by Heather on 2010-08-18, 20:26

Good idea Karon. There are so many books out there and they all have some merit. I'd love to have some more books but need intermediate to more advanced books. I can do the basic shapes and simple projects. I'd love to see what others on this forum have used for their book instructions. I'd also love to see different ideas on what to do with quilling.
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Post by paulahogue on 2010-08-25, 04:40

Kinda hard to ignore, but I agree.some people are just ignorant.
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Post by Heather on 2010-08-25, 07:10

(Some of my post won't make sense since there was an undesireable post from a troller removed but I decided to leave my post in as to my not copying patterns exactly and what I look for in books. Not Paula's post, she was reacting to the troller as well.)

Well I would like to suggest that she has most of us pegged wrong. I may look at patterns in a book but I don't tend to copy things exactly so my quilling will never look exactly like the authors, nor would I want it to look exact. I look at the books for ideas but the majority of my quilling is unique. I make up my own patterns as I go along. My guess is that we all do this at least to some extent. I look to the books more for techniques, hints and tips.

Depending on our quilling skills and taste, we all may choose different books as our favourites. I like seeing which books you gals are choosing and will more than likely search for those that are popular if I don't have them. Alternatively a book with a negative review might still be one that interests me depending on what I see as I glance through it.
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