The North American Quilling Guild (NAQG)
- This guild promotes the art of paper quilling.
- They hold a national meeting every year (NAQGCON) plus several “mini meets”. Quillers share information, technique and inspiration. While many experienced quillers attend, it is a wonderful place for beginning quilllers to learn technique.
- You may join the NAQG and receive members only benefits such as a quarterly newsletter.
- www.naqg.org (The North American Quilling Guide site) provides resources and a wealth of information which includes examples of most commonly used shapes and techniques. Free patterns can also be found on the site along with information regarding the NAQGCO.
- To prevent glue spots and fingerprints on your quilled shapes, keep your hands clean.
- You only need a tiny dot of glue to secure the end of the quilled strips.
- Use a fine nib on a glue bottle or a tooth pick to attach your shapes to your card.
- Use tweezers to pick up quilled shapes and to position them on your card.
- Arrange all of your shapes on your card before sticking them down.
- To embellish your shapes add glitter or edge with a marker.
- When coloring strips with markers, be sure to let them dry completely as damp strips will tear easily.
- Don’t use a paper that is to thick or heavy as the layers may separate and you won’t be able to achieve a smooth curl.
- Use a a glue that dries clear.
- If you don’t have a quilling tool, good substitutes are a toothpick, pencil or knitting needle.