Wilcox County


Needing a large quantity of small gifts for an international convention that included seven countries, including 2000 Japanese delegates, Faye Neville’s quest began in earnest. Thinking that Origami would be lightweight and easy to carry with them on their return home, she stumbled onto Paper Filigree – known as quilling today – while searching the internet.

Faye said “I was instantly hooked on the beauty and scale of the pieces, as well as the diversity of the things you could make…if you can think it, see it, or get a pattern for it, you can make anything…”

Quilling is the art of shaping narrow. Twisted, twirled, pinched strips of paper that is then glued into predetermined patterns or designs. The first step in the process is the design, then the size, color(s) and placement such as canvas, cardstock, picture frame, shadow box, etc. Faye says that “quilling can be done anywhere, anytime as long as it’s dry”.

“I love the whole process, but the finished product is always better than I see in my mind and the next project it always waiting.”

Faye is a member of the North American Quilling Guild.