Shirley’s Christmas Quilt

Shirley's Christmas Quilt, longarm quilting by Quilted Joy

One of the common rules of holidays is that the Christmas holiday does not start until after Thanksgiving. Why can’t we enjoy every holiday fully and not brush past the fall celebrations in favor of the more flashy winter ones? But as any fiber artist will tell you, Christmas decorations must be started long before November if […]

Seasonal Flair Adds to the Home

Umbrella quilt, quilted at Quilted Joy

There are people out there that decorate for every holiday. They even have “fall” and “spring” decorations that keep their home ever changing and fresh. I wish I was that person. I manage to decorate for Christmas, but not much more. If I could keep it simple, I would probably do a better job of it. One way […]

Free Motion Quilting is Fun for our Renters

Of all the different ways to quilt, free motion quilting is fun for our longarm quilting machine renters. You decide what the design will be and make your vision come to life.

There are a variety of different ways to quilt a quilt. First, you can use a design board or groovy board which is a board with grooves carved into it that guides the long arm with a stylus. Then there are paper pantographs, which are long pieces of paper with a design you follow with […]

Pretty as a Picture

Judy's University of Louisville quilt featuring a Fleur De Lys and the UofL Cardinal. She custom quilted this beauty at Quilted Joy.

When we think of quilts we often think of shapes being manipulated into interesting designs that don’t necessarily look like anything, they just look interesting. These quilters created things that you can actually recognize. And they are beautiful! Erin made this quilt called Halloween Haberdashery. Erin is a local blogger, houseonhillroad.com and the quilt was […]

Our Renters are Quilting Their Christmas Quilts!

Christmas Panel Quilt

Christmas is just around the corner and nothing is homier than a beautiful handmade quilt. Here are two examples that came through our shop recently. Both have such warm Christmas colors and traditional piecing done beautifully. Pat made a Christmas four patch on point using Buggy Barn fabric with a Kansas Troubles border. With all […]

It’s Time for a Renter Roundup

Quilts of Valor Patriotic Quilts

The longarm renters here at Quilted Joy have been hard at work on lots of different quilts. Let’s take a look at what they’ve been quilting! Pat is all set for Christmas! Is it just me or do the cornerstones look like ribbon and a bow on a present? This quilt will certainly keep Pat […]

Keeping It Simple

In the latest post about Quilted Joy's renters, we see some ladies who keep their quilting simple to let the piecing shine

After spending hours cutting fabric and piecing it together, sometimes my renters don’t want the quilting to be the star. Or sometimes they’re on a time limit and just need something quick and easy. Read on for a few different ways folks have kept their quilting simple! I love, love, love this baby quilt Colleen worked on […]

Holiday Wall Hangings

Barbara brought in holiday themed wall hangings for Angela to quilt. With all the holiday fabrics out there, these are a fun way to brighten up your home. QuiltedJoy.com

Just in time for Christmas, here’s a look at Barbara’s holiday wall hangings. These are such a fun way to brighten up your home for the holidays. They’re uniquely yours and there are always so many holiday fabrics to choose from. Barbara’s Thanksgiving wall hanging is so beautiful. This panel features a door decorated for […]

A Christmas Quilt and Newbie Renters

Our renters are always working on such fun quilts! - QuiltedJoy.com

Now that it’s December, it’s definitely time to get into the Christmas spirit! Or at least just a little bit :). When Coleen pulled out this quilt top, Kelsey was ecstatic!   Watching A Christmas Story multiple times during its 24 hour marathon on TV is one of Kelsey’s family traditions, so that leg lamp focus panel had her spouting […]

BirdMan Proves That Boys Can Quilt!

APQS Millenium

BirdMan, one of my 9 year old triplets, took a spin on the longarm and finished the quilting on his Christmas lap quilt. He pieced this quilt in April of 2006. At that time he told me he wanted the backing to be flannel and gave me the mandate to purchase backing fabric for him. […]