mingle and jingle holiday open house

Posted on November 12, 2015 by Bold Apps | 0 Comments

we're moving

Posted on January 01, 2015 by Jennifer Lewis | 0 Comments

Quills is excited to announce our move to 158 Locke Street (above Starbucks) this February!

There are so many new things in store, here are just a few:

STORE FRONT | DESIGN STUDIO:  Opening our design studio doors once again as a retail location, you will be able to shop for fine papers, stationery and of course our fabulous handmade gifts.

INVITATIONS:  Browse through our complete collection of handmade wedding invitations, or book a design appointment so we can create a custom invitation suite for you.  If you are planning on making your own, we have all the papers and materials you need!  Coming this spring....Print It Yourself invitations.  You send us your wording and we send you a high resolution file for you to print at home or take to a printer.

LOCKE STREET LETTERING SOCIETY:  We're tossing aside our cell phones, computers and tablets!  Join us the first Thursday of every month (starting March 5) and embrace old school correspondence.   We're setting out our vintage typewriters, pens, papers, envelopes and stamps for anyone who wants to send that letter they have been meaning to send out.  A love letter perhaps?  A letter to long lost friend?  A thank you note?  There are so many reasons to send a letter!  Free for all!

WORKSHOPS:  We will be offering Introductory Handwriting, Beginners and Advanced Calligraphy Classes, Pointed Pen Flourishing, Introductory to Watercolour and Chinese Brush Painting. 

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stocking stuffers for book lovers

Posted on December 03, 2014 by Jennifer Lewis | 0 Comments

Never lose your page again!  Magnetic bookmarks are the perfect gift for all book lovers and students.

Closed, the bookmark measures 2” x 3.5”, and when opened, it measures 2” x 7”. The bookmark comes packaged in cello with an explanation of the Japanese Paper. The packaging measures 3” x 5”, making it ideal to pop into a Christmas card or stocking.  Makes a lovely magnetic *snap* sound when you place it over the page of your favourite book.

Each bookmark is handmade and unique; therefore the paper placement may vary slightly from the photos.

personalized bottles

Posted on December 03, 2014 by Jennifer Lewis | 7 Comments

I just love the way these custom made Jack Daniel's labels turned out.  We made them for a client who wanted a unique gift to ask his groomsmen to be in his wedding party. 

Each bottle's label has been customized with the groomsman's name, wedding date, groom's name and details like "Raised in Dundas" and "Teaching JD to tie his shoes, 1995" to personalize each bottle.

We were also asked to create a custom label for a Moet Chandon Champagne bottle that was a special gift from the bride to her parents, and features gold foil printing.

even the gold seal was personalized

Super Crawl

Posted on September 12, 2014 by Jennifer Lewis | 0 Comments

Looking for something fun and free to do this weekend?  Come out to James Street in Hamilton for the 6th annual Super Crawl.  Come out and support local artists, listen to great music and chow down on scrumptious food.  Make sure you stop by our booth to check out our complete line of handmade gifts.  Here is a sneak peak at some of our chiyogami jewellery, which is all $10 or less!  It's never too early to be thinking stocking stuffer ideas!

Vintage Scrabble tile pendants

Dangle earrings

Stud earrings

Vintage letterpress type set pendants

We're open!

Posted on September 09, 2014 by Jennifer Lewis | 0 Comments

Our on-line shop is open and ready for business!  Never lose your page with our number one selling magnetic bookmark, tart up your desk with our chiyogami covered pens, and keep things together with our gorgeous binder clips.  Over the next few weeks, we will be adding our handmade magnets, pencils and notebooks perfect for your home or office.  Check back often to see what's new and exciting.  



Home County Art and Music Festval

Posted on July 19, 2014 by Jennifer Lewis | 0 Comments

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?  Come out to Victoria Park in London for the Home County Art and Music Festval.  It's an awesome free festival with amazing music, scrumptious food and amazing artisans selling their handmade goods.  Be sure to stop by our booth to see our complete collection of handmade gifts.