Myrna Berman

Paper Quilling

I grew up in the Dorchester section of Boston before going away to school. As a child our family spent summers in Hull, living most to the time in Green Hill. Our home overlooked the water and beach. Sadly, the home was washed away during the blizzard of 78.  After graduating from UMass in Amherst with a degree is speech therapy I worked with the developmentally challenged at the Wrentham Developmental Center, previously known as the Wrentham State School. I raised a family in Wrentham. Our family summered in Hull. We repeated my childhood, with our children spending every summer here in Hull. I moved to Hull full-time in 92, finding our dream location on the bay, looking west across the water at Spinnaker and Quincy.

Many years ago I was exposed to quilling and subsequently learned quilling at a small craft shop.  After the experience, I was hooked. Unfortunately the shop closed so I was left to learn on my own by trial and error. I became engaged with some online quilling groups and have attended regional quilling conferences and workshops.

My workspace is a converted bedroom with a view of the bay. Quilling requires patience and attention to detail, which the calming view provides. The view gives me inspiration to help create individually designed greeting cards and other framed pieces suitable for hanging and displaying in almost any room in a home.

Several of my favorite pieces are bone china tea cups, seemingly suspended in air and spilling out flowers onto the matching saucer and a bowl totally created from quilled strips of paper. Both are available for viewing and purchase in the Gallery Nantasket showroom. I hope you’ll agree they’re true works of art.



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