May’s Renter Roundup

May Renter Roundup

Summer is upon us and most of our renters are enjoying the sunshine!  But now is when we see what everyone was up too before during the dark winter months.  Some really lovely quilts came into the shop this month and it was hard to choose just a few.  I love the colors in all […]

Itty Bitty Pieces Make Spectacular Quilt Tops

Dennis shows off his bright primary colored Pinwheel Block Quilt

The following longarm machine renters created quilts using itty bitty little pieces. It can take a lot of time to piece a quilt. Using larger pieces can cut some of that time out. But the result of all those little pieces is amazing! Judy works with itty bitty pieces Judy made these sweet little quilts […]

Colorful Quilts to Brighten Your Day

Big Star Quilt

Is there a certain type of quilt that when you see it, you just can’t help but smile? For me it’s quilts with bold, bright colors! Those bright colors seem to spread hope and joy like a ray of sunshine. Here’s a few bright quilts from my renters. This is Mary’s Lone Stars quilt. I […]

Renter Roundup – Chickens, 54-40 or Fight, and the Fence Rail

APQS longarm machine renters at Quilted Joy are always working on lovely quilts and go home with beautiful results! Check out the latest from our renters!

Time to catch up with the renters!  We get to know our renters more and more each time they finish a quilt on one of our APQS machines.  Tracie is an excellent example.  She has quilted several quilts recently and we’ve noticed a certain tendency towards…CHICKENS!!!  Backyard chicken farming has been very popular in the […]

Postage Stamps, Anyone?

Angela Huffman quilted this batik postage stamp beauty for Karen. She used the Baptist fan design with Glide thread for a traditional look

Quilters who love batiks often say that they coordinate with each other beautifully, and here’s a great example!  Karen created this lovely postage stamp quilt from her extensive collection of batik scraps.  If you hadn’t already guessed by looking at her work, Karen loves both batiks and bright colors. A whole lot of love went into the construction of […]

Newbie Renters Get Colorful

See what our APQS longarm renters have been up to lately!

This is Gravity, which was a block-of-the-month at The Cozy Quilter last year.  It is composed of so many colors that Debbie focused on adding texture with the design boards, choosing to use the Baptist’s fan over much of the quilt with an accent section of large and small spirals.  Debbie used a rainbow Fantastico […]