arts and crafts of paper cutting, paper rolling, paper folding, scrolling, quilling, and filigree from Paper Petites
arts and crafts of paper cutting, paper rolling, paper folding, scrolling, quilling, and filigree from Paper Petites
arts and crafts of paper cutting, paper rolling, paper folding, scrolling, quilling, and filigree from Paper Petites
arts and crafts of paper cutting, paper rolling, paper folding, scrolling, quilling, and filigree from Paper Petites
arts and crafts of paper cutting, paper rolling, paper folding, scrolling, quilling, and filigree from Paper Petites

Quilling
Rolled, Scrolled, Crimped
and Folded:
The  Art of Filigree Paperwork

arts and crafts of paper cutting, paper rolling, paper folding, scrolling, quilling, and filigree from Paper Petites

...By Buffy Albright

Quilling or paper filigree is the art of curling pieces of paper into loose rolls. These rolls are then glued into place to form a free standing theme or a framed piece. Various lengths and widths of paper are used to accomplish this form of art. Quilling acquired its name due to the tool first used, a quill. During the Victorian era, this art was introduced into the United States. Pieces can be seen in various museums in Great Britain, Europe and the United States.

Wedding Invitation Plaque

The art of quilling caught my heart in 1974, after my first child was born.  For ten years this love was a hobby. Upon starting my business, Paper Petites, I began creating my own designs and doing local shows while my family was growing, now three children.  In 1988, I became a juried member of The Lehigh Valley Chapter and found myself surrounded by many talented artisans. I later was juried in The Reading Berks Chapter in 1994 and a year later passed State Jurying at The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen level.

 I continue to love quilling and constantly am inspired by everything I see and touch. Each year I introduce a new tree ornament, framed wall hangings or free standing scenes to my quilling designs. Quilling is a highly time intensive art.

 Enjoy the items I've chosen for your viewing…remember they are created from strips of paper…rolled or curled to achieve a desired shape and dimension.

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arts and crafts of paper cutting, paper rolling, paper folding, scrolling, quilling, and filigree from Paper Petites

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arts and crafts of paper cutting, paper rolling, paper folding, scrolling, quilling, and filigree from Paper Petites

Juried Member of...

Lehigh Valley Guild of Craftsmen
Reading-Berks Chapter
Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen

Butterflies

Paper Petites
20 West Main St. Macungie,  PA  18062
Phone: 610-966-4951  FAX: 610-966-7025
E-mail: 
ppetites@ptd.net

Member of The North American Quilling Guild and The Quilling Guild of England since 1998

arts and crafts of paper cutting, paper rolling, paper folding, scrolling, quilling, and filigree from Paper Petites
arts and crafts of paper cutting, paper rolling, paper folding, scrolling, quilling, and filigree from Paper Petites