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Quillies, Buttons & Beaded Broach


Nancy Z. Parcels, Rustburg, Virginia

Dates:  Evening – Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Time:  6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Class Fee: $60.00 / Sauder Village Members 50.00
Supply Fee: $25.00 - payable to teacher at the beginning of class
Location: Founder’s Hall – Stage Left

Description:  In this workshop we will let our creative juices flow --- by making Quillie jewelry from rolled, or quilled, wool strips. You will learn the techniques necessary to design and build your own Broach. Once you have mastered the basics the sky’s the limit.

Nancy loves to use antique buttons in the jewelry she designs. The beauty being, you can sew the buttons into the Quillie enhancing the overall look with dimension and an artistic flare. It’s a whole new life for those special button box beauties and sentimental keepsakes. So if you have old buttons, beads, broken jewelry, please bring them along, perhaps they can be incorporated into your Broach --- making it a unique fashion accessory or gift!


Teacher will contact students prior to class:  No

Level:  Basic Skills – students must have basic hand sewing knowledge & experience.    

Supply description:  All the pre-cut wool needed for the project, sewing needle, thread, straight pins, glue, backing wools, pin backs, and choices of beads or buttons. Optional: antique buttons will be available for purchase.

Students Need to Bring:  Scissors (for cutting fabric). Optional: bring old buttons, beads, & broken jewelry.


Bio:  Nancy Z. Parcels began her hooking career in 1999 and worked on her own for the first two years. Meeting her Mentor, Yvonne Miller opened many doors into the rug hooking world.

Nancy became a McGown accredited teacher in 2007. Her rugs have been featured in Rug Hooking Magazine and in Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs on 5 different occasions and she frequently writes articles for Rug Hooking Magazine. Several of her rugs have been chosen at State Fairs, juried art shows, and the Pennsylvania State Museum. She travels and teaches at camps and rug schools, and regularly teaches and color plans from her Rustburg, Virginia home.

Specialties:  Making students feel at ease and enjoy their project and get in touch with their creative side. 


Registration starts at Noon on November 15th, 2017
Follow this link for information on the registration form:
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