I will once again be teaching quilling classes this fall through the Marietta Community School, the continuing education division of Marietta City Schools. The classes will be taught at Marietta High School, Marietta, GA.
Quilling I — Beginner/Fall (Thursday, Sept 23, 6:00-8:30pm)
Quilling I — Beginner/Halloween (Tuesday, Oct 5, 6:00-8:30pm)
Quilling I — Beginner/Christmas (Tuesday, Oct 12, 6:00-8:30pm)
Quilling II — Christmas Cards (Thursday, Nov 4, 6:00-8:30pm, Prerequisite: Any Quilling I Class)
In each Quilling I class I’ll talk briefly about the history of quilling and show samples of the various quilling papers, tools, and books available. Next, I’ll teach the students how to make the basic coils and scrolls used most in quilling as they complete a shape chart to take home for reference. We’ll make one project in class and the students will go home with a pack of multi-colored quilling paper, a slotted quilling tool, plenty of informational handouts, and enough materials to complete two more projects so they can keep quilling after the class. Check out the class projects for the Halloween and Christmas classes.
The Quilling II — Christmas Cards class is for students who already know the basic coils and scrolls, but want more practice. We’ll work on three quilled Christmas cards (original designs different than those provided in the Quilling I — Beginner/Christmas class).
You can check out the MCS online course catalog
for complete registration information. If you live in the area, I would like to personally invite you to join me for a wonderful evening of quilling.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need further information. You may leave a comment on this post, or send an email
to charlotte (at) theartofquilling (dot) com.
I want to thank all of the ladies who attended the Christmas quilling class at the Marietta Community School. I hope you had a great time because I know I sure did!
Our class project was a Christmas card with a detachable snowflake ornament. I am very proud of the snowflakes the students quilled. This group photo of the students’ cards shows their talent and creativity. The snowflakes are not glued to the front (which is why they may appear to be crooked), but swing loose which makes for a fun surprise when the recipient opens the card.
When creating the card, I punched a 1/16″ hole in the card at the top of the circle background. This allowed me to thread the snowflake’s hanging loop through to the inside where I secured it with a piece of tape.
Many of us are on a tight budget, but you don’t have to trim your gift giving list this year. These cards are perfect when you need a little something this holiday season for co-workers, as a hostess gift, or for members of your book club. You can whip up a batch quite inexpensively, but I guarantee they’ll be appreciated and make a lasting impression.
Quilling Tip: I used a printed paper that reminded me of a starry night as the background for my snowflake, but many combinations are possible. A quilled wreath would be great attached to a card featuring a home’s front door. A quilled snowman could grace a card showing children playing in the snow. Or quill a stocking and attach it to a card that shows a fireplace with a roaring fire.