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‘Starry Night’ replica made with quilling paper breaks world record

Published: May 2022

A greeting card company based in Massachusetts in the US, broke two Guinness World Records with their creation of a quilling paper replica of Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh and it measures 287.77 square feet.

Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh painting digitalised

The Framingham-based company, Quilling Card, specialises in greeting cards made with quilling. The company earned the Guinness World Record for the largest quilling paper mosaic (image) with their Starry Night replica which measures 15.09 feet tall and 19.07 feet wide.

Quilling is the process of creating images using rolled, shaped and glued strips of paper.

The record attempt was planned at the company’s headquarters in Framingham and completed in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The Starry Night replica is made up of 191,948 strips of paper in 18 different colours. Quilling Card said the strips of paper would stretch for 40 miles if they were arranged end-to-end.

“As a company, we’ve spent a decade producing greeting cards that allow recipients to keep small pieces of quilled art on their mantels and bookshelves,” Quilling Card Co-Founder and CEO Huong Wolf said in a news release. “It’s been fun to do the opposite with this project, creating a larger-than-life piece of quilled art. Being the record holder for most people quilling at once is meaningful for us; we have made it a priority to continue to train new people in the art of quilling.”

The mosaic will be on display from 18th to 22nd May at MSA Forward in Boston, and officials will then find a new home for the artwork where it can be on display permanently.

The company previously set the Guinness World Record for most people quilling simultaneously when 300 people gathered to practice the artform in Vietnam.

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