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Quilled Holiday Card Workshop

  • NEW HAVEN MUSEUM 114 Whitney Ave New Haven, CT 06510 (map)

We are happy to hold two introductory workshops on paper quilling! This fun art form has been around for hundreds of years and involves rolling paper to create designs of all shapes and sizes!

This workshop will be an intro to paper quilling and participants will create two holiday cards. Pre-registration is strongly recommended, space limited.

Please contact or 203-562-4183 ext. 11 for more information and to register. Cost: $8/adults (includes admission to Museum), $4/children (ages 8-11) First workshop will be held at 1pm and another at 3pm.

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.

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.

In the 18th century, quilling became popular in Europe where gentle ladies of quality ("ladies of leisure") practiced the art. It was one of the few things ladies could do that was thought not too taxing for their minds or gentle dispositions. Quilling also spread to the Americas and there are a few examples from Colonial times. 

Today, quilling is seeing a resurgence in popularity. Quilling is great for all ages thanks to the simplicity of the techniques and how relaxing it is. The craft has become increasingly popular due to the low cost of the material. It is used to decorate wedding invitations, for Christmas, birth announcements, greeting cards, scrapbook pages, and boxes.—wikipedia