Paper quilling can be traced back to the 15th century. However, some historians believe it originated in Ancient Egypt!
Although the exact origins are somewhat of a mystery, one thing we know to be true is that quilling was widely practiced in 18th-century France, Italy, and England. During the Renaissance period, nuns and monks took up quilling as a way to imitate the ironwork. To save money, poor churches perfected the art of quilling to decorate various objects like the edging of holy books.
(Amy Pak, "Words from the Woods" blog)
Ladies in colonial America were likewise entranced with this creative outlet.
Award-winning artist, Wendy Moreland has perfected techniques which take quilling beyond its stylized roots and presents quilling as a legitimate art form.
While learning techniques and design, participants will gain a better understanding of
Saturday February 18th, 9am - 4 pm
WAL members $185, non-members $200
supply list sent with registration receipt, some supplies included