We love taking peeks into other people’s quilting studios during our Looky Loo Studio Tour! Each month during 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 Joanna’s beautiful and spacious creative space, that’s a converted front porch. Watch the video below to see Joanna’s Looky Loo Studio Tour!
We wanted to get to know Joanna 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 since 2006.
How have you grown your skills?
Videos and Longarm groups on social media. And APQS!
What do you find to be the most challenging part of longarm quilting?
Trying to make an old quilt top to machine quilt without the ruffles at the end or borders. Old quilt tops are never squared!
Where is your quilting space? Is it a retail space?
My quilting space is my new sewing studio at the front of my house! I’ve added a new room to the house with a door for customers.
What do you love about your quilting space?
My Honey Comb wall and lighting.
If you could change anything about your quilting space, what would it be?
More aware of the placements of outlets.
Why did you choose an APQS machine?
I chose an APQS machine because the bars are all one piece and not bolted together and they are 100% American made.
Do you have a computer on your machine? If so, what do you love about it?
Yes! I do not have to be perfect in my ability of quilting.
What advice would you give to a new longarm quilter?
Take a class, and practice a lot! Don’t think you know or understand until you practice many times.
What quilting project are you currently working on?
I’m currently working on an antique top that is paper pieced onto 1940’s newspaper.
How would you describe your quilting style?
I would describe my style as average. I use a lot of pantographs for customer quilts. There’s not enough time for quilting for me right now.
What is your favorite batting and thread?
I use Glide thread and I’m working on changing out my other threads too. I love Glide for both embroidery and sewing! As for batting, I like 80/20 cotton. No particular brand.
Do you quilt for others? If you have a business please share your website and/or social media links so we can share with the Quilted Joy audience.
I do quilt for others. I can be found on Facebook
Thanks again to Joanna for letting us look around!