Deborah A Jay is a long-time quiller. Born in Chicago, Illinois, she started
quilling in 1992 when she saw an article about the art in the Workbasket
magazine. As a devoted paper quiller and a member of the North American
Quilling Guild, she spreads the beauty of quilling by creating this delicate technique
of rolling paper.
Paper quilling (also known as paper filigree) was born over five hundred years ago,
when artists discovered that narrow strips of paper could be rolled, scrolled fluted
and fringed, and then arranged on their edges to create beautiful designs.
Djay’s designs are all built upon simple rolled coils of paper that when grouped together
form intricate flowers, graceful butterflies and delicate scrollwork.