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Workshops & Special Programs

Workshops and special programs are presented throughout the year.
In the past such skills as basket making, spinning, woodcarving, quilling and seat weaving have been taught.
All workshops and special programs will be held in the Engel Education Center or down on the Farm at Quiet Valley.
See below for information about upcoming activities available.

QuillingBeginners Quilling Workshop

Quilling is the art of paper filigree.  Decorative designs are made from rolling and shaping thin strips of paper that are glued together to form a design or decorate an object.  The art of quilling dates back to the 15th century, when paper was used by nuns to decorate religious objects and boxes.  It was introduced to the American colonies by England in the form of decorative tea caddies and boxes.  There was a revival of the art in the late 1990’s and it now has gained international farm.  Every year, the North American Quilling Guild has a convention where artists gather to share ideas, learn and perfect the art.


This workshop will include step by step basic quilling techniques with materials and instructions to complete a quilled card design.


Date:  Saturday, April 11, 2015

Time: 1:00 – 3:00

Cost:  $30.00  or $25.00 for members

Deadline for registration with payment – Friday, April 10, 2015

Minimum number of people – 6

Maximum number of people – 12

Instructor – Diane Blakeslee, who is a member of the North American Quilling Guild

Joint Quiet Valley/Kettle Creek Programs Set for 2015!

2014 marked the beginning of a partnership arrangement with Kettle Creek Environmental Center. We had two different walks held on the farm.  We had a bird walk in June and a tree survey in August.  Both were extremely popular programs and everyone was astounded at the diversity of the farm, even those who work here. 


Saturday, May 9, 7:00-9:00 – Spring Bird Migration – This early morning walk will provide the opportunity to experience the annual spring migration of birds in all of its’ splendor.  Join a Kettle Creek Environmental Educator at Quiet Valley Farm as we walk the trails and listen to and look at the wide variety of birds passing through on their annual journey.  Please dress to be outside and bring binoculars.  This two hour outdoor program will be fun for the entire family as we explore the farm and interpret the wildlife signs we uncover.


Friday, June 19, 1:00 – 3:00 – Discovering the Farm’s Amphibians and Reptiles – Join Brian Hardiman from Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center on a two hour outdoor hike looking for various species of Herps that live in and around Quiet Valley Farm.  Some of these species play a role in controlling the small mammals that traditionally live around a farm and therefore are a big help to the farmer.  This two hour outdoor program will be fun for the entire family.  Please dress to walk outside.


Cost for all of these programs:  $3 for EE Center and Quiet Valley Members, $5 for non-members, children under 12 free. 

Call Kettle Creek at 570-629-3061 to register for any of these partnership programs.


Felted Wool Feather TreeFelted Wool Feather Tree

Participants will create a tabletop tree reminiscent of the feather trees originally created by German immigrants who used dyed green or natural goose feathers.  The feathers were wrapped around stiff wire to become the branches of the trees.  These branches were then attached to a wooden rod for the trunk.  Participants will substitute felted wool for feathers.  There will be several color choices to be determined when students arrive.  The instructor will provide all of the supplies necessary to make the trees, but students must bring their own sharp scissors.  (The instructor recommends Tim Holtz Non-stick Serrated Snip Scissors – Ergonomic Large)

Date:  Thursday, August 20, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost:  $40.00 or $35.00 for members

Reservations and payment due by Friday, August 14, 2015

Minimum of 6 people, maximum of 12

Instructor:  Claudia Hill

Mini Gourd Ornaments

Mini Gourd Ornaments

Participants will create a dozen small gourd ornaments suitable for hanging on a tabletop tree. The instructor will provide the mini gourds, colorful dyes and felt pads, sealer and hangers.

Date:  Thursday, September 17, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost:  $40.00 or $35.00 for members

Reservations and payment due by Friday, September 11, 2015

Minimum of 6 people, maximum or 12

Instructor:  Claudia Hill

Unless noted otherwise, all Workshops and Programs will be held at:

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
347 Quiet Valley Road
Stroudsburg PA 18360

Please call 570-992-6161 or E-mail for reservations

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