Amber told me she became interested in quilling while growing up in Minnesota, but completed just one project. That was the end of it until she happened upon quilling again in a craft book and remembered how much she had enjoyed it. Amber practiced a bit and experimented with different papers to determine which types worked best.
She used the most basic tools... cardstock strips were cut with scissors, a nail served as a makeshift rolling tool, and a pen tip shaped the mountain peaks. Amber began by quilling land areas and filled in the water around them; large swirls represent ocean currents. After six months or so, Amber had completed a unique piece of wall art.
Thanks to fellow quiller Karren for introducing me to Amber's blog.
If you're interested in learning to quill, you'll find lots of basic instructions and ideas here.