Did you catch our December 2020 Quilted Joy Clubhouse online meeting? This month we looked at how to quilt the inside of a feathered wreath. If you missed the livestream it’s available to watch (or re-watch!) whenever you’d like. Find it on the Quilted Joy Youtube channel or on the Quilted Joy Clubhouse page on our website!
Our main program for this month’s meeting was about how to quilt the inside of a feathered wreath. Watch the video below to see Angela’s guide to quilting feathered wreaths and so much more!
Quilt the Inside of a Feathered Wreath
2020 was the year of the feather. We talked about feather spines, a variety of feather plumes, and fitting feathers into different shapes. To end 2020, we wanted to talk about one of the most challenging feathers – the feathered wreath. During the November 2020 Quilted Joy Clubhouse meeting we talked about marking the wreath and quilting the outside of the wreath. So for the December 2020 QJ Clubhouse meeting we looked at quilting the inside of the feathered wreath.
Depending on your personality type, you might prefer to quilt your feathers freeform – just quilt them and see where they land – or you might prefer to quilt with registration marks to keep your feathers even. Either way, it helps to start by drawing or chalking a few feathers to get yourself into a feather quilting groove. If you need structure, add a few target marks that splits your spine into even spaces. Aim for the target marks as you chalk and quilt your feather plumes.
Give this a try for yourself! Start by practicing on paper and get comfortable with the shapes and direction. We can’t wait to see your versions of feathered wreaths, and any feathers you quilt! We hope you’ll post pictures of your quilts and machine quilting in the Quilted Joy Clubhouse Facebook group.
Audrey’s Quilting Studio
For this meeting’s Looky Loo Studio Tour, we visited Audrey Esarey of Cotton and Bourbon. Audrey is set up in her home’s basement where she has two distinct spaces. One space she dedicates mostly to piecing, with her sewing machine, pressing station, and two design walls. The other space is her quilting space where she has her APQS Freddie on a 10′ table. Her Freddie’s 10 foot table is the perfect size for her space with just enough room for Audrey to walk behind the table when she needs to. Thanks for letting us peek into your space, Audrey! If you’re not already following her, you can find Audrey on Instagram @cottonandbourbon.
New Arrivals at Quilted Joy
We always have lots of new items walking into the Quilted Joy shop, and this December we added four new holiday and winter themed paper pantographs!
Any of these paper pantographs would look fabulous on your Christmas quilts! We have two new holly themed pantos – Holly Ribbon and Winter Holly. Holly Ribbon has the holly leaves with twirling ribbons between the leaves. Winter Holly has a bunch of berries with the holly leaves nestled between swirls. White Out is a fabulous snowflake pantograph! Our APQS longarm machine renters have been using this one the last week or so and have really loved quilting those big snowflakes on their quilts! Finally we have Advent, our new Christmas tree pantograph. we love that it has ornaments and a star topper too! These are available individually in our online and Louisville, KY stores. Or you can get all four in our Christmas Paper Pantograph Package and get a big of a price break for the group!
How Would You Quilt It? Rose’s Spools Quilt
Each month in the Quilted Joy Clubhouse, Angela asks for submissions for our How Would You Quilt It? portion of the meeting. This month, Rose shared her sweet Spools quilt. What a fun quilt for a quilter or sewist and a great way to use up some scraps too! Angela wanted the quilting to enhance the idea that these are spools of thread, and designed the quilting plan around that idea. Watch the video above to see Angela’s full quilting plan!
Show and Tell
We love to wrap up the QJ Clubhouse meetings with a little show and tell. There are so many talented quilters in the Quilted Joy Clubhouse on Facebook and they share lots of amazing quilts. It’s fun to put a spotlight on their hard work!
The Quilted Joy Clubhouse live meetings occur on the first Wednesday of each month at 1pm Eastern. Our next Clubhouse meeting will be January 6, 2021 at 1pm Eastern/Noon Central and we’ll be starting our year of grid based designs. If you’d like to watch live, you can find us on Facebook in the Quilted Joy Clubhouse or subscribe to the Quilted Joy Youtube channel to be notified about our videos. Don’t worry if you can’t join us live. The video will remain available on both Facebook and Youtube afterwards so you can watch whenever you want!
Hope to “see” you at the next live meeting!