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What is Quilling? Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is wound around a quill to create a basic coil shape. The paper is then glued at the tip and these shaped coils are arranged to form flowers, leaves, and various ornamental patterns similar to ironwork. During the Renaissance, French and Italian nuns and monks used quilling to decorate book covers and religious items. The paper most commonly used was strips of paper trimmed from the gilded edges of books. These gilded paper strips were then rolled to create the quilled shapes. Quilling often imitated the original ironwork of the day. (came from this site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quilling )

Projects can range from simple gift tags and cards to pictures, jewellery, three dimensional models or the decoration of boxes for the meet ups.

All supplies are bought by me and I bring them to every class. Each person that
attends a class will be paying $15(cash or check) and getting a kit that I created with a quilling tool, quilling paper, and the instructions. I will also bringing scissors and glue. The person gets to take the kit home with them. So the person coming to the class does not need to bring anything just themselves and their friends or family with their creative imaginations.

There is an introductory shape making class the first half of any class you pick to go to. If you have never taken a class before this basic intro class I will help you. But I have also taught classes without
teaching the basic shapes and the students taking the class had no problem learning and finishing the project. This is also a very relaxing craft for young people and adults to learn.

I hope you can join us!

Upcoming events (4+)

Quilling Snowflake

Panera Bread

We will be creating a a snowflake from quilling paper and you can use it as an ornament. I will bring all the supplies to the class. I teach all my classes one step at a time to make sure everyone gets to walk off with a snowflake.

Ages 10 to 90.
Cost: $ 15.00 per person

Location: if you can find Latham farms Hannaford. Then look for Dicks Sporting Goods and right across the road from them is the Panera entrance. Panera has moved to the other side of Staples. With the same mailing address as before 601 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110 and if you are still lost call Panera at[masked]

Quilled Rainbow Snowflakes - $15

Panera's Bread

We will be creating a paper quilled rainbow snowflakes. This will be much easier for first time quillers. I will bring all the supplies with me to the class. I will teach you every step as we be creating a quilled snowflake(s). You can make them in many colors or solid color and you can make more then one. Ages 10 to 90. Cost: $ 15.00 per person Please wear your mask. Also if you wear glasses it will be helpful to bring them. Location: 601 Troy Schenectady Road Latham NY. Bus lines that drop off near hannaford 182, 85 and 922. Then walk through home depot/dicks sporting goods parking lot and cross the street and Panera is next to Staples.

Quilled Love Birds in a Tree of Hearts Art Piece - $15

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We will be creating quilled love birds in a tree of hearts art piece. Could be 7by5 inches in size. You can change up the quilled paper design it does not have to be the design in the photo. I will teach you how to make all the hearts and birds and tree. It I will bring all the supplies with me to the class. I will teach you every step as we be creating this love theme piece. Ages 10 to 90. Cost: $ 15.00 per person Please wear your mask. Also if you wear glasses it will be helpful to bring them. Location: we are across the street from Hudson Valley Community college. Panera 16 North Greenbush Rd Troy NY. If you take the CDTA bus two bus routes drop off at hvcc 85 and 224.

Memory Wire Paper Beads Bracelet

Panera's Bread

We will be creating a Paper beads. I will bring all the supplies with me to the class. I will teach you every step as we be rolling and making paper beads and we will be making as many as you can. We will make a memory wire Paper Bead bracelet with some beads bought from the store. They may not be the same colors from the photo since you get to choose your colors or they could be mixed. Ages 10 to 90+. Cost: $ 15.00 per person. If you can not make it to a class anytime of the year please be kind and un-RSVP yourself. Location: 601 Troy Schenectady Road Latham NY. Bus lines that drop off near hannaford 182, 85 and 922. Then walk through home depot/dicks sporting goods parking lot and cross the street and Panera is next to Staples.

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