Under the Sea…quilling and kids

The North American Quilling Guild is having their annual conference on April 30 & May 1. If you’re in the area, stop by to see some amazing quilled artwork! There are many talented quillers that attend – my work looks so simple in comparison to some of the elaborate pieces that are displayed. It’s a wonderful conference to see if you want to be inspired!! I’m planning to teach and demo miniature treasure boxes or maybe the little basket.

The conference is in Long Island, New York…by the ocean! Kay Shockley, the co-ordinator of the conference, told me on the phone that they quilled a bunch of sea life using my “Under the Sea” kit as part of the conference decor. I’m excited to see the results!

If you want to see how a child views the “Under the Sea” kit, then enjoy this interpretation by my youngest daughter (7-years old).

She was sick for a whole week in December. So this is what we did together at home to pass the time. The overall size is about 5-inches x 7-inches.

We used 1/4-inch wide quilling paper. The wider width is much easier for kids to roll!  She didn’t want to read my instructions or use my suggested lengths/circle sizes (kids are so smart!). Instead, she just used the front cover picture and eye-balled the size coils she wanted. It turned out great!

“Nemo needs to have his own anemone!”

She scolded me for not putting that in the kit!

Post a comment and let me know what your kids like to quill!

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6 Responses to “Under the Sea…quilling and kids”

  1. Jane says:

    My craft club kids are having a ball quilling. I also got my room partners daughter into it. She has been on crutches for a week now and has quilled a ton! My students don’t care about circle sizes or measurements either. Some also like to use the paper as flat strips. I have one student making a humming bird in progress that uses both round quilled shapes and layers of strips flat for the feathers.

  2. Cathy says:

    Love this kit… I think it will be on my wish list for my next shopping spree. My son (8 yrs) keeps asking me to teach him to quill… I should him a coil or two but at the moment he just plays with some of my leftovers… nothing too inspiring.

  3. Katherine says:

    I’m just knew to quilling. I happy that I found your blog. Thanks to the inspirations.

  4. Ann says:

    How cute your daughter’s scene turned out! There’s a lot to be said for eyeballing when it comes to quilling. :-)

  5. néjiba says:

    i’m very happy to find this blog ,i want to quilling!!!!!!!!!!!thank you!!!!!!

  6. Madison says:

    Well I’m a kid and I spend my whole life quilling. I quill everything even my dog.

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