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.
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Most classes cost $25 for two hours. (If it is more than two hours, the cost could be $35.)
Nov. 15 – Quilling: Basic Shapes at the Whistling Kettle in Troy, 1-2:30 p.m./FREE
Nov. 18 – Quilling: Fall Leaf Ornaments at Panera Bread in Albany, 6:30-8 p.m.
Nov. 20 – Quilling: Turkey at Panera Bread in Latham, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Nov. 22 – Quilling: Owl Ornament or Necklace at Panera Bread in Latham, 2-4 p.m.
Nov. 24 – Quilling: Leaves on a Branch Card at Panera Bread in Albany, 10 a.m.-noon
Nov. 29 – Quilling: Snowflakes at Panera Bread in Latham, 2-4 p.m.
Dec. 1 – Quilling: Basic Shapes at Panera Bread in Latham, 6:30-7:30 p.m./FREE
Dec. 9 – Quilling: Snowflake at Panera Break in Albany, 6:30-8 p.m.
Dec. 13 – Quilling: 3D Mini Christmas Cake at the Whistling Kettle in Troy, 1-4 p.m.
Dec. 16 – Quilling: Snowman Card at Panera Bread in Albany, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Dec. 20 – Quilling: Christmas Tags at the Whistling Kettle in Troy, 2-4 p.m.
Dec. 31 – Quilling: Mini Corrugated Owls at the Whistling Kettle in Troy, 1-3 p.m.
Jan. 3 – Quilling: Sun Earrings and Necklace at Panera Bread in Latham, 1-3 p.m.
Jan. 5 – Quilling: Day of the Dead Sugar Skull at Panera Bread in Latham, 6-9 p.m.
Jan. 17 – Quilling: 3D Angel at Panera Bread in Latham, 2-4 p.m.
Jan. 19 – Quilling: Snowflakes at Panera Bread in Albany, 6:30-8:30 p.m.