If you’ve spent anytime in Louisville, KY you’ll know college sports are king here. As a quilter I’ve seen countless quilts in Kentucky blue or red and black. Having a quilt to leave out year round as a matter of pride, or just a good luck token for game day, is a great way to let […]
The Longarm Guild will be meeting next Wednesday, October 4 at 10:00am in the Quilted Joy showroom. This month Kathy will be giving a short presentation about computerized quilting and IntelliQuilter, the computerized system she uses on her own machine. Don’t forget to bring an unfinished top for the “How would you quilt this” segment […]
The annual MQX quilt show in Springfield, IL is only a few weeks away! Do you have plans to visit this amazing show September 27-30? There will be so many beautiful quilts on display and there are lots of amazing classes. At this year’s show I’ll be teaching 9 classes, 2 of which are hands […]
I’m so stinkin’ excited to show you this product made specifically for the APQS world of computerized quilting! For years I’ve been frustrated while quilting with my computerized systems. Every time I needed to set the boundaries for a motif I was lowering my needle at each corner of my blocks to make sure I was going to click in […]
I recently came out with a digital pattern design set that can be used to audition designs. These outlines are used as a reference to allow other motifs to be layered on top in order to discover how the block pattern will complement a block’s seam lines. The block set features 24 common block layouts. […]
Here’s some more shots from the Mystery sampler quilt I just finished up for a client. Be sure to click over and see the first post about this quilt for more photos of the different areas. I’m so impressed by the creativity shown in the layout of this sampler quilt. The piecer gets lots of […]
I have a number of really great quilt shops in my area. I’m fortunate that I get to quilt many of the tops created in classes that they offer. This quilt top was made in a mystery quilt sampler course over at the Smocking Shop. I’ve never participated in a mystery quilt but I think […]
I’ve been quilting on red satin this week. Shazam!
(A reminder that you can click on each photo a see it a bit bigger). This quilt was made by Fay’s husband’s grandmother. She has a bunch of tops made by this prolific piecer that she wants quilted eventually. You can see it her first unquilted. There are some small fullness issues but, overall, it […]
I’m happy to announce that Quilted Joy is joining with DigiTech Patterns to bring you video tutorials! The first one is how to use Line Pattern (sometimes called point to point in other computerized systems) with the DigiTech 8 point star patterns. Click here to learn more about the Intelliquilter Computerized Quilting System.
I’m so excited to share this with you! I’ve been working on some digital pattern packages for a while now and they were released today! You can order them both on paper and as a digital download! Click here to see them!
Love this! Fay is one of my favorite piecers. She works for one of my local quilt shop gems, The Smocking Shop. She is always open to any design ideas I have and her tops are always well made so they are a joy to work with. I asked her if I could use this […]
Here’s a video tutorial I did showing how I use a master panto layout with Intelliquilter. Be sure to watch it in HD and full screen as the clarity is awesome. Click here to learn more about the Intelliquilter Computerized Quilting System.
Isn’t this stunning? This is one of those quilts that starts off with a quilt top that doesn’t have a lot of zing in it. Then after it gets quilted it looks completely different! The blocks are typically seen in Signature quilts where the center pink rectangle is used to house the autographs of […]
This quilt is so romantic and the colors are wonderfully feminine. Marilou picked this up as a kit in Paducah a few years back. As soon as I was finished stitching it I stumbled over a blog post by the quilt pattern designer. She includes many photos of the quilt made in different colorways and […]
I have over 1000 patterns on my Intelliquilter. Here’s how I find the one I want in under 5 seconds.
I guess I am an electronic collector. I don’t collect much in real life, except thread- 🙂 . I am notorious for getting rid of things that others hold onto for sentimental reasons. For instance, I sold my wedding dress three weeks after the big day. Hmmm…. maybe that was an omen that I should […]
I’m stitching out some wholecloth quilted tote bag kits for my online shop with the Intelliquilter on my APQS Millennium. I thought you’d like to see it happily humming along! Isn’t it fun to watch? 🙂
At the PA Quilt Extravaganza we debuted the Intelliquilter (IQ) mounted on an APQS Bliss Frame. The best thing about this setup is that it the user will not loose any of the table length to the motors on Bliss. This is because it is riding the rail just below the Bliss carriage. I have […]
Here’s a video I did showing how Intelliquilter is mounted on an APQS Millennium. Here’s part 2 of the tour: