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2018 Quill America Spring

2018 Quill America Spring

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Pat Caputo CT 2018
Article pg. 5

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 Jan Yoshioka FL 
Article pg. 9

 Sherry Brock FL Alice Harris, ON Canada
“Picnic Bears” Spring 2018

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Board of Directors Table of Contents

Accreditation Committee ..... Sherry Rodehaver
2625 E Turkeyfoot Lk Road Board Report ............................................................ 4

Uniontown, OH 44685 No place I’d rather be right now...

[email protected] Quilling in TEXAS .................................... 5
Archive Committee .............. Lynn Camden Paarmann

76 Princeton Ln. Never Too Old to Quill ............................................... 5

Palm Coast, FL 32614

[email protected] Divine Surplus-A Tribute to Evelyn Rooney .............. 6
Community Relationship and Development Committee

............................................. Sara E Rodriguez-Miranda Classes in No. Nevada ............................................. 7
P.O. Box 976
Redeeming Rejects ............................................... 8-9
Kasilof, AK 99610

907-420-4881 Teaching the Art ........................................................ 9
[email protected]

Membership Committee ...... Roxann Dragula Pictorial .............................................................. 10-11

5710 Broad River Run

Ellenton, FL 34222 Quilling Workshops ................................................. 12

[email protected] Pattern - Bleeding Hearts & Forget Me Nots .......... 12
NAQG Conference Committee

............................................. Gail Freed How do you stand out in a crowd? .......................... 13

6401 Navajo Road History of Quilling (Part 2) ................................. 14-16

Westminster, CA

92683-2041 Welcome New Members ......................................... 17

[email protected] Quill America Supporters ........................................ 17
Competition Committee....... Shelly Krzyzewski

51934 Orange Rd. Representative Stories ........................................... 18

South Bend, IN 46628

[email protected] Newsletter Committee ............................................ 18
Newsletter Committee ......... Alice Harris

95 Bridlewood Drive Deadline for next issue(s) ........................... 18

Welland, ON Canada Pictorial .............................................................. 19-20

L3C 6H3


[email protected] Annual Membership Fee (USD)
Treasury Committee ............ Carla Parvin
6124 Whitman Ave. $15 Online Only **NEW**

Fort Worth, TX 76133 $27 US
817-846-2739 $40 Canada/Mexico;
Website and Internet Development Committee

............................................ Rhonda Cole $60 International
2630 Larkin Place

San Diego, CA 92123


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Board Meeting of the NAQG – teaching/demonstrating at local venues. more soon. Beth announced on the
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 This is what keeps our art alive. Thank NAQG Facebook group, plans for
7:30 pm (Eastern) you all for all your help and assistance an off-site, extra non-quilling activity
through the years. Lynn….I’m passing (glass blowing) on Saturday and at
Director Attendees: the torch. a separate cost. Members that are
Sherry Rodehaver – Accreditation Archive Committee – interested should contact Beth for
Lynn Paarman – Archive Committee Lynn Paarmann more details.
Jennifer Littlefield – Community I am very happy, and humbled, to Competition Committee –
Relations take over as Director of the Archival Shelly Krzyzewski
Roxann Dragula – Membership Committee. Donna Del Giudice served Posted advertisement for the
Gail Freed – NAQGCON as Archival Director since the NAQG’s competition on multiple facebook
Shelly Krzyzewski – Competition very beginning, and I have big shoes quilling groups. I will continue to talk
Alice Harris – Newsletter to fill. The committee worked hard to up the competition.
Rhonda Cole – Website produce an updated history of quilling, It was suggested that name cards be
Alice Harris opened the meeting at part of which was published in the put on all competition entries after
7:30 pm (Eastern) winter edition of Quill America. The the awards have been announced so
Accreditation Committee – rest will be included in the next edition. that members have a time to see who
Sherry Rodehaver I would like to have a few additional made what piece.
The accreditation program is in the members of this committee. As of now, Sandy Baughman has joined the
process of the judging. Won’t know members are Donna Del Giudice, Lora Competition Committee. She attends
more until the judges are finished. Smith, and myself. As Donna did, I will the conference every year and is
Archive Committee – advertise on NAQG’s Facebook page. an accredited member of the guild.
Donna Del Guidice The committee plans on compiling a list Sandy will be a tremendous help at the
This will be my final message as the of museums, churches, etc. that have conference organizing and setting up
NAQG Archival Director. I’m so very examples of antique quilling, and are the competition tables.
proud of what we’ve done as a Guild asking that members report any they Newsletter Committee –
and the path that we’re on now. I will happen upon. We have gotten one Alice Harris
miss being on the Board; we’ve had report from member Kay Shockley, who The Winter edition of Quill America
some very knowledgeable Board informed us that the Winterthur Museum has been printed and mailed at a total
members - new thoughts and ideas in Wilmington holds some quilling cost of: $1,611.16
are always needed to get things pieces. Perhaps in future editions of Treasury Committee –
rolling (pardon the pun!). I can see Quill America, important and interesting Carla Parvin
some wonderful things happening quilled works could be highlighted. Balance $ 13,796.17
for our Guild. That being said, we Community Relationship and Website and Internet
currently have a great Board in place Development Committee – Development Committee –
and I now feel it’s time for me, as the Jennifer Littlefield Rhonda Cole
last remaining Steering Committee Several of us met by Yahoo Messenger I have logged into the site and looked
member on the Board, to turn my in March to talk quilling. Several people around, did a few updates and have
position over to a new Archivist. It’s are teaching more classes and getting gotten Toni to log in as well. We will be
time to pass the torch! Your new ready to go to the conference. I would working on a proposal of changes to
Archival Director, Lynn Paarmann, is like to step down as Community update the site and hopefully get more
well qualified and has really stepped Relations Director. Sara Rodriguez from member participation.
up to take on research, as well as Alaska would like to take over. Meeting was adjourned at 9:44 pm
bringing back the Bibliography. I’m Membership Committee – (Eastern). The executive Director for
looking forward to working with Lynn Roxann Dragula the next Board meeting will be Rhonda
as part of her committee. It is an honor As of this meeting we have 320 Cole. The next meeting will be early
to serve the Guild and I would like members June 2018 – date to be determined.
to continue serving as long as I am NAQG Conference Committee –
capable of rolling that strip of paper. Gail Freed
Everyone can serve the Guild just by Our host, Beth, has 13 class teachers,
sharing our love for quilling…be it via class descriptions are pending. Hotel
social media, visits to shops, galleries, room reservations is 21. Registrations
or museums and speaking to people continue to trickle in, hoping to get
in charge about the Art of Quilling, or

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2018 NAQGCON - May 11-12, 2018

No Place I’d rather be right now……Quilling in TEXAS!

If you are on your way or already in Texas...enjoy!
If not, we will tell you all about it in the Summer issue

of Quill America!

Never Too Old to Quill Page 5

submitted by: Pat Caputo, Enfield CT

I now live in a senior independent living center where
I have been teaching a group of very enthusiastic new
quillers. During the Christmas season they made quilled
Christmas cards to hang on every resident’s door. Now
that it is spring they are learning to make roses after
seeing the hat in the photo (which I decorated with my
stash of quilled roses) for an afternoon “high tea”. You
are never to old to Quill!

color image: Front Cover

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Divine Surplus - A Tribute to Evelyn Rooney

submitted by: Deb Mackes, Inverness FL

Ev always had a way of making you feel welcome. She always greeted you with a smile and a warm
hug. She loved to show you something new she learned and had a way of acquiring “all things

After she passed on last year, Ev’s family donated a large lot of her papers, kits, and supplies to the
NAQG – entrusting the distribution of it to member and friend Donna Del Giudice. A portion of it was
shipped to Texas for the 2018 NAQGCON for raffle prizes. Another portion of it was picked up and
shared with the “Ladies of Filigree” group in Stroudsburg, PA of which Ev was a regular member. I
also brought back some of it to Florida and hope to share it with more folks down here.

From member MaryAnn Hauser:
“Ev gave me the pattern for that flower (pictured on pg. 10) years ago.” “I remember how she always
got us started on something new and different. I went through my flower file and found so many
papers she had given us. And I have things I quilled with her when we met at the Cranes (Evelyn
Crane). So many, many memories. And if she were still here, I would be quilling more because she
always gave us homework to do, and I couldn’t face her without getting it done!”

From member Elaine Altemose:
“The Ladies of Filigree Stroudsburg, PA were gifted with quilling supplies from Ev Rooney, as she
was a member of the group. A quilling friend, Gerry Peters received some of Ev’s supplies and
began using them in teaching quilling to her Sunday School students ages 6-10 at the New England
Valley Mennonite Church in Tamaqua, PA.” It was also noted that these folks were most appreciative
in receiving supplies as they are unable to find supplies in any stores near them and do not have

How nice it is now to share some photos of new works created with Ev’s materials. Thank you Ev
for this divine surplus! You remain fondly in our memories and hearts.

color images: pg. 10-11

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Classes in No. Nevada submitted by: Linda Larson, Fallon NV

When I began doing a couple of shows and As a teacher, I probably do something a little
displaying at our local art gallery a few years different with my students. Besides showing
ago, people would stop to ask what was quilling. them the various techniques; I give them a blank
The interest was great, students were hit and Reference Folder to glue in the different coils in
miss. Between Sagebrush Quillers meeting at different sizes, single and multi-strip/multi-color
the library and the Friday ‘Make & Take’, quilling loops and scrolls, various combing techniques,
display and demonstration at Sr./Life Center, and etc. When I first started quilling, I found I wasn’t
a lovely lady from Fernley (30 m west) who saw sure the size of coil I wanted to make; or whether
my work in Dec., and the wonderful cooperation I wanted a loose or tighter look. For me, having
and continued promotion by the Churchill County the above items glued to cardstock made it easy
Library, Fallon Senior Center, and the Fernley to determine the look of a coil I wanted to use.
Senior Center, quilling has exploded. And, I’ll be Because it helped me, I share the idea with my
honest, I felt very overwhelmed. students. Some find it helpful. Some don’t. It’s
there simply IF they want to use it.
Currently, there are eight regular students at the The pictures are at the Fallon Senior/Life Center
Center, four at the Library during our Sagebrush 2/21 (Donna hid her face), Fernley Senior Center
Quillers group, four at the Fernley Center, with 3/6 and students at Sagebrush Quillers Group,
sign-ups for eight new students beginning March Library 3/13.
20. They are wonderfully enthusiastic and each
one is finding their own ‘niche’ from cards, glass,
pictures, jewelry, etc.

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Redeeming Rejects

submitted by Lorrie Timberlake, Arvada CO

What are rejects? Wrong color; too big; too little; beauty, but I’m painfully aware that I’ll never be
not good enough; misaligned; wrinkly; rough able to replicate it…bummer, should’ve written
edges; not identical; useless; disappointing or too a recipe for that delectable dish! Sometimes I
difficult to work with. We’ve all seen them. When even spot a perfectly good piece that turned out
we’re making a project we’ve all experienced that slightly too big or too small. But as I begin to sort
time of trial and terror. Wouldn’t it be lovely if we through them I start to realize that these little bits
could just have our concepts go straight from our aren’t such sad-sacks after all. The reconsidering
brains to the page…or should I say canvas? Are process begins to spark a new zeal in me that
we authors, sculptors or paper painters? Maybe wasn’t there when I previously tossed aside each
we’re all three or something more. But, whatever shape.
we are, I’m guessing that none of us would enjoy
our journey the same if each project we made With my case of quiller’s block in full swing I’m
turned out perfect or was always a walk in the already in a designer’s desert. So…I just figure
park. that the only thing I can manage right now are the
skills that I already know. I don’t have to hurt my
There’s something wonderful about the struggle, brain. I can just jump into my storage of previous
isn’t there? It bends our brains until they hurt. investments. I pick up the first shape, dust if off,
It cripples our fingers and our backs. It takes give it a little coaxing and reshaping, and with
precedence over laundry and other household a fresh perspective on my part…it’s decidedly
duties. During that struggle, in the midst of that better. I begin to see potential. The reworked
brutal juicing of creativity, all of a sudden, little piece hasn’t magically become extraordinary…
disconcerting cast aways are formed. If it weren’t but it has become usable.
for our shared obsession of funny little paper
strips, they all might just end up in Round File When I look at each little repurposed shape I’m
13. Some of us have bowls full of them, some newly engaged. I can see clearly now that when
have small containers, and still others have full- I previously condemned it to the scrap bin, I was
on stocked, store-front-worthy, displays of these
sad little misfits. con’t pg. 9

When I look at my leftovers, it’s true that they’re
pretty rough. I tend to dip into my own motley stash
when I’m having “quiller’s block”. That’s when my
entire being craves to quill, but my creative side
is out to lunch. But it’s in these hours that I begin
to see how something “lesser” might become
something conceivably “more”. This “something”
just might end up helping me to have a sense of
gratitude and achievement.

Each time I rummage through these ugly ducklings, Spring 2018
I see a pile of chaos involving crunched pieces
and strips of wonky shapes. I may see one distinct

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Teaching the Art

submitted by Jan Yoshioka

What could be better than TWO Quilling classes in one day? On Saturday, June 23rd I will be at the
North Port Art Center Florida from 10am - 1pm. A beginners class in the morning and intermediate
after lunch.

In early December I will be at the John Campbell Folk School Brasstown, NC for a week-long class of
Paper Cutting and Quilling! I will be joining forces with Ingrid Lavoie, a paper cutting artist. Pictured
are projects that will be featured.

If anyone needs more information and how to register, contact me at [email protected].

color images: pg. 2

Redeeming Rejects continued from page 8

simply too exhausted or too close to a deadline to devote any more time to it. But now, after some
rest…and a break, I feel like I have a new outlook. With a little effort, what used to be a pile of rejects
just might become a mini-symphony of paper, or maybe a rainbow that might just bring a tiny smile
to someone’s face.

Can I still see the mistakes in these former misfits? Maybe a few, but I’ve become familiar with their
strengths now. Was there some work to do? Definitely! Was I gentle in their reshaping? I truly hope
Rejects to royalty? Probably not, but definitely a very fun and worthwhile adventure. Happy Quilling.

color image: pg. 19

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 Christine Morris ID 

 Mary Ann Hauser PA
Article pg. 6

 Lisa Palmer MO
Article pg. 13

Deb Mackes FL 
Article pg. 6

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 Gerry Peters PA

(friend to Elaine Altemose)

Article pg. 6

 Chen-fang Cheng PA  Diane Blakeslee PA
Article pg. 6 Article pg. 6

Alice Harris, ON Canada
Article & pattern pg. 12

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Quilling Workshops submitted by: Alice Harris, Welland ON Canada

I had the opportunity to teach a couple of Quilling Bleeding Hearts and Forget-me-nots
Workshops in a neighboring town. The first
workshop we had ten which included myself and BLEEDING HEARTS
the store owner. Make 6
Teardrops - 8” each Fushia
I truly forgot how challenging it is to teach Half Moon - 6” each Fushia
beginners but their enthusiasm to learn the art Make 3
waylaid all my fears. Most caught on in minutes. Marquis - 8” each White
I tried to share all those things that I learned
through my years of doing quilling. BLEEDING HEART BUDS
Make 3
Sm. Teardrop - 3” each Fushia

Through the NAQG I have been fortunate enough BASE
to really pick-up some good tips, techniques and Paper punch - sm. 8 petal flower x 3 dark yellow
resources. So I wanted to share things like...that
there is a right and wrong side to the paper; to FORGET-ME-NOTS
gently “break” your paper before twirling; not to Flower Centre - Yellow
use too much glue and how to keep in mind when Make 9 - 2” each tight coils
pinching your shapes that in your design the glue
edge should be hidden plus cutting vs tearing the Flower Petals - Blue
strips. Make 45 - 1 ½” each loose coils - twirl, release,
glue end, soft pinch to rounded oval
The second class was a smaller gathering. Most
were returning participants and the one beginner BRANCH
fit in and caught on so quickly it was amazing. Make 3 Wheatears - brown full strip each using
the husking method on a 1/4” grid board and
I hope to have more workshops and the owner pins - pinch and gently curve.
of the store is now supplying Quilling strips and
tools. One of the major complaints amongst STEMS
participants was not being able to find Quilling Make 3
supplies in any of the local shops. The hope is 4” each brown folded in half; insert 2” gold/yel-
to turn the workshops into a “Quilling Club” as I low strip in centre; lightly glue and gently shape
find that once participants learn the basic shapes in a curve
they have a tendency to disappear and fly on their
own. Will keep you posted. LEAVES
Make 8
Marquise - 6” each Green

Assemble according to picture if desired.

Enjoy my spring creation of bleeding hearts and
forget me nots pattern (second class project)

color image pg. 11

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How do you stand out in a crowd?

submitted by: Lisa Palmer, St. Genevieve MO

Be an active member of a statewide organization filled with over 400 painters, sculptures,
photographers, fiber artists, jewelers, etc, and be the only paper quilling artist!

How else do you stand out? Offer to be one of six Friday Night Frolic leaders at the annual conference
of that organization, the Best of Missouri Hands/Missouri Artisan Association. Yep, on April 13, I
manned a frolic table where artists from around the state and of various mediums had a choice of
making either a simple poinsettia ornament or flower dressed fridge magnet.

A total of six participants sat with me while I showed them how to twirl their paper, then make the
marquises and teardrops needed for their projects. Several others enjoyed watching the process.
(Many murmuring “I could never do that!”) We talked of the history of quilling, and learned about
papers and glues. To eliminate any “just a craft” thoughts, I brought several framed pieces with me
for all to see. The average 30-40 hours to complete and the intricate work of the pieces blew their

While four of the participants decided quilling was fun...once, but better left to the passionate such
as me, two of the participants came back to the table for a second round. They decided quilling was
more fun than the other frolic options. Yay!!

It’s always a lot of fun to show someone this beautiful art. To talk of it’s heritage. To me, handing
someone a tool and helping them twirl their first teardrop is very rewarding in one of two ways: First,
it’s relaxing and challenging at the same time; Second, this is not “just a craft” that anyone can do. It
takes real skill and determination to accomplish a nice piece. With its pedigree, it deserves a place
in the fine art category of painters, sculptures, photographers, and other artists. We are it’s keepers.

Twirl on, quill buddies. Twirl on!

Pix: example of the flower dressed fridge magnet (color image pg. 10) and me with Natalia Butler,
one of the participants that made both projects.

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THE HISTORY OF QUILLING: Part 2 of 2 (see Winter’18 for Part 1)


By the Archival Committee – Lynn Paarmann, Lora Smith, and Donna Del Giudice

MODERN QUILLING – 20th Century 2000, the event was held in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada),

During the late 1800’s, interest in quilling seemed to decline, and a vote was taken and passed to officially form the North

while in the mid 1900’s, quilling experienced a revival. American Quilling Guild. There is a fascinating history of

There was a major quilling exhibition in London in 1927, the NAQG on our website (

but the true revival probably occurred in the 1950’s when archive.html), and we encourage all members to read and/

Margaret Carlson became interested in quilling and taught or revisit the history of NAQG, including letters from the

many others in her state of Missouri. Gini Antoine, also of founding members.

Missouri, is credited with giving many of the shapes names.

A number of books on quilling were published in the 1970’s EVOLUTION: QUILLING IN THE 21st CENTURY

(see the bibliography of quilling documents on NAQG’s Quilling continues strong into the 21st century: it is also

website in the Member’s Corner); most notable is Betty continuing to evolve. The internet has played a vital part

Christy’s book, Quilling: Paper Art for Everyone (1974). Her in the spread of quilling all over the world. There are now

book provided the names of 29 companies that specialized many websites, online quilling stores, quilling pieces being

in quilling. Most of these eventually went out of business. sold through online sites, and online groups (Facebook,

One company, Lake City Crafts (not mentioned in Christy’s Yahoo) with quillers communicating with each other. The

book), was started in Missouri in 1974 by Malinda Johnston North American Quilling Guild has members only Facebook

(who recently passed). In 1983, the Quilling Guild was and Yahoo groups (

established in England. NAQGPaidMembersOnly/ and

neo/groups/NAQGmembers/info plus https://groups.

In 1988, the Florian-Papp Gallery sponsored an exhibition A search on Facebook will yield

with numerous antique museum quality quilled pieces. A other groups not specifically associated with NAQG (ex:

catalogue of the works on display was created, entitled

“Rolled, Scrolled, Crimped, and Folded: The Lost Art of Exhibitions and conferences continue strong, and quilling

Filigree Paperwork”. While the catalogue is now out of guilds have been established in other countries, including

print, the gallery graciously allowed the NAQG to share this Japan, the Netherlands, and Australia.

catalogue with members (

PDFdocs/FlorianPapp_Rolled_Scrolled.pdf). If you have In today’s world, there are a number of artists who are

not taken a look, it is well worth your time! using paper quilling and adapting techniques to create very

Rolled, Scrolled, Crimped, and Folded unique pieces. The Mütter Museum, a medical museum in
by Florian Papp Philadelphia, had an exhibit, which ran from July 13, 2017
through January 4, 2018, by Lisa Nilsson, who created quilled

paper art to explore human anatomy (http://muttermuseum.
Quilling continued into the 1990’s, with the Quilling Guild (UK) org/exhibitions/lisa-nilsson-connective-tissue). Nilsson
providing guidance, conventions, and exhibitions. In 1993, a has also created a Tapis series (
group of ladies, who attended the “First International Festival section/406303-Tapis-Series.html) of quilled rugs. Yulia
of Quilling” held in England in 1992, gathered together to Brodskaya ( is a very well-known
reminisce and talk about quilling; this was the start of what paper artist and graphic designer. She has created many
would become the North American Quilling Guild. Each artistic and commercial works for various companies. While
year, an event that was called the Annual General Meeting her art is not traditional quilling, and she is known more as
or AGM, took place in a different location in the USA. In a paper artist than a quiller, she has inspired many who do

practice quilling.

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a day long class as an introduction to silver clay quilling.

In Asia, quilling has been eagerly practiced, with adaptations
to the eastern world. For example, in China, traditional
Chinese arts have been combined with quilling techniques
to form a new style (Zhu Liquan Paper Arts Museum,
2014). “The main characteristics of Chinese quilling are
free of constraints, flexible, and diversifiable (Paper Quilling
Chinese Style: Create Unique Paper Quilling Projects that
Bridge Western Crafts and Traditional Chinese Arts, pg. 21).

Quilling has even gone back to its roots of metal filigree, with Silver clay quilling,
the development of silver clay, manufactured in Japan by Quill America, Fall 2016
Aida Chemical Industries. While the techniques are different
from those used in ancient metal quilling, the look is similar.
Art Clay World offers classes, and certification, in silver clay
quilling. In recent years, the NAQG Convention has offered

There has been debate as to how some of the new quilling art, particularly that commonly referred to as “on edge” fits into
traditional quilling. This was addressed at the 2017 NAQG Convention and in the summer 2017 Quill America newsletter
(page 9), with input from members. Hopefully members will recall that the decision made is that this nontraditional quilling
not actually be called quilling, but is a technique that may be used in quilling. The terms “linear paper art” (mentioned in the
newsletter) and “tracery” (mentioned at the convention) are now used to refer to these new techniques.

It is highly likely that, with the assistance of quilling guilds and organizations throughout the world, quilling with continue to
flourish and evolve throughout the 21st century. We have confidence that members of the North American Quilling Guild will
do their part to keep quilling alive!


Benrose, William. Mosaicon: Or Paper Mosaic, and How to Make it. London: Benrose and Sons, 1875.
Christy, Betty, and Doris Tracy. Quilling: paper art for everyone. Pennsylvania: Regnery, 1974.
Durant, Will. The Story of Civilization, Book 1, Our Oriental Heritage. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1935.
Greenblatt, Stephen. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern. New York: W.H. Norton and Co., 2011
Johnston, Malinda. The Book of Paper Quilling: Techniques & Projects for Paper Filigree. Asheville, NC: Altamont Press,
Papp, Melinda Florian and William James Papp. Rolled, Scrolled, Crimped, and Folded: The Lost Art of Filigree Paperwork.
New York: Florian Papp, 1988.
Zhu Liqun Paper Arts Museum. Paper Quilling Chinese Style: Create Unique Paper Quilling Projects that Bridge Western
Crafts and Traditional Chinese Arts. Shanghai: Shanghai Press, 2014
Web Sources Used

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• 3000 B.C. – Metal filigree work (telkari) created in Turkey
• 2450 B.C. – Oldest surviving record of animal skins being processed into parchment.
• 2200 B.C. – Oldest surviving record of Egyptian papyrus.
• 500 B.C. – 1200 A.D. Metal filigree work created in Asia, India, Greece, the Etruscan civilization, and Constantinople
• 105 A.D. – First written record about process of paper manufacture created by Ts’ai Lun in China.
• 400 – 1400 A.D. – Use of metal filigree by churches in Europe
• 610 A.D.– Paper manufactured in Japan.
• 751 A.D. – Arabs produced paper after learning the recipe from Chinese prisoners
• 1151 – Manufacture of paper in Europe
• 1400’s – First known use of paper filigree work by religious orders
• 1450-55 – Gutenberg printed first Bible with moveable type printing machine
• 1495 – First paper mill established in England
• 1690 – First papermill established in USA
• 1600 – 1800 – Paper filigree flourished in French and Italian churches, monasteries, and convents
• 1700-1800’s – Upper class females discovered quilling as a hobby
• 1786 – British New Ladies Magazine includes quilling articles and patterns
• 1811 – Sense and Sensibility published (with a quilling scene)
• 1875 – Mosaicon written by William Benrose
• 1950’s – Revival of quilling in U.S. with interest of Margaret Carlson
• 1970’s – Quilling books published
• 1983 – The Quilling Guild (UK) founded
• 1988 – Florian Papp Gallery’s exhibition
• 1992 – North American Quilling Guild founded

• 2018 – Quilling is going strong, has spread all over the world, with encouragement of guilds, new books coming out.

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A warm welcome to our newest members!
(15 Dec 2017 – 14 Mar 2018)

Marilyn Rutz Colorado Springs CO Jack Pericak Tonawanda NY
Walter Burkhart Levittown PA
Carol Barton San Antonio TX Dahnean Roth South Bend IN

Kandyse Whitney Beaverton OR Jillian Roth South Bend IN
Sallie Baldwin Apache Junction AZ
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Representatives Stories

submitted by: Sara E Rodriguez-Miranda, Director
Community Relationship & Development Committee

Gerry Morgan, North Carolina Danielle Kurtz, Michigan

I was first introduced to quilling in the late 50’s as I’ve been quilling for almost five years. My best
a Girl Scout. I loved it, but life got in the way. I have been friend owns a shop and I sell my quilling there. I used to
a nurse for 40 years. Recently retired. Always artistic, but go to craft shows. I have had the opportunity to showcase
now I had the time to play. Several months ago, I was at pieces in fiber art exhibits at our local art institute. Since I
a gallery in Cary, NC and saw some beautiful quill work. have joined the guild I have started displaying some of the
That’s when the addiction started. educational articles provided. I do hope to teach classes, my
Last Saturday, at the Market, I was giving a little friend’s shop is new and we haven’t quite been able to set up
class to some 8 year old girls. After several minutes one classes yet but it is in the future.
looked up at me and said “This is addicting. My mom is going
to have to get me some paper!”. I laughed out loud. I knew Wendy Welton, New Brunswick, Canada
what she was feeling. At the same time, an older gentleman
approached my tent and expressed a strong curiosity about I sell my art in three stores and I have been Quilling
what he was seeing. So, I handed him a small romance since I was 13. I learned it at the IWK hospital in Halifax
card that I made to attach to some of my work explaining Nova Scotia by a Nurse. I have had childrens classes to
Quills. He remained watching the girls create their flowers, teach them what it is all about and I have “meet the artist” in
but didn’t want to try his hand at it. I was hoping to see if one of the stores I am in.
he returned this week. I have taught crochet, and alcohol
ink painting at the Market and locally. This summer, I have NEWSLETTER COMMITTEE
signed up to teach a quilling class in one of our local town’s
art councils. Next deadline is June 15th for the Summer
I’m not sure what the attraction is to rolling up paper. edition. This issue showcases the NAQGCON
I think it’s the physical action of the process, coupled with and events or special occasions for August,
the creation of something beautiful from essentially very September and October should you want
little....and then there is the Muse. to participate by submitting pictures of an
exclusive piece. When submitting articles and
pictures please email to:

[email protected]

Alice Harris, Welland ON Canada
Quill America Editor

Submission Deadlines

Each issue of Quill America will attempt to have a theme for the designs relating to upcoming holidays and events. Of
course, we welcome all quilling related items. Members are reminded that all photos submitted for publication in Quill
America must be of a member’s original work. The NAQG does not accept any responsibility for the originality of work
presented in Quill America.

ISSUE Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019

DEADLINE June 15 September 15 December 15 March 15

HIGHLIGHTS NAQGCON & Aug/Sep/Oct Nov/Dec/Jan Feb/Mar/Apr May/Jun/Jul

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Lorrie Timberlake CO Laura St. John NJ
Article pg. 8

Linda Larson NV
Article pg. 7

Marcie Yumi Dawne
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 Laura St. John NJ 
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