We love taking peeks into other people’s quilting studios during our Looky Loo Studio Tour! Each month, in our Quilted Joy Clubhouse LIVE meetings we tour the quilting studio of one of our QJ Clubhouse members. Today, let’s take a look back at our tour of Joy B’s beautiful basement studio, that has a cozy fireplace and a snazzy cutting table on wheels! Watch the video below to see Joy’s Looky Loo Studio Tour!
We wanted to get to know Joy a little more, so we asked her a few other questions before we recorded our tour.
How long have you been quilting with a longarm?
I have been quilting with a longarm for four years.
How have you grown your skills?
I’ve grown my skills with Practice, Fons & Porter APQS Machine Certification Class and YouTube videos and tutorials
What do you find to be the most challenging part of longarm quilting?
For me, the most challenging part of longarm quilting is Perfection paralysis.
Where is your quilting space? Is it a retail space?
My quilting studio is in my basement. It is not a retail space.
What do you love about your quilting space?
I love that it is bright, and has a fireplace.
If you could change anything about your quilting space, what would it be?
I would love to have a much bigger design wall
Why did you choose an APQS machine?
I Tried it and others at the Paducah quilt show, then went to the Road Show at Myrna Ficken’s studio. Lenni seemed to be perfect for me.
Do you have a computer on your machine? If so, what do you love about it?
No, my longarm is not computerized.
What advice would you give to a new longarm quilter?
Practice on muslin, but quickly move to real quilts. I look back on early quilts and see how much skill I have gained!
What quilting project are you currently working on?
I’m currently piecing a Tilda fabrics pattern and have a number of Guild outreach quilts waiting for me to quilt.
How would you describe your quilting style?
I love traditional floral quilts, but also love brights, modern and landscapes. Whoa! I guess I love them all.
What is your favorite batting and thread?
My favorite thread is Glide. My favorite batting is Quilters Dream.
Do you quilt for others?
I do not quilt for hire, but I quilt any charity/outreach/comfort quilts my friends bring to me.
Thanks again to Joy for letting us look around!