Karen’s U of L Rail Fence Quilt

Karen made this Rail Fence quilt for her son and she has lots of hidden meanings in it's design. It's red, black, and grey, because he's an avid UofL supporter and it's quilted with footballs because he played while growing up.

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 […]

Longarm Guild: Computerized Quilting

IntelliQuilter APQS Millie

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 […]

It’s Not Too Late to Join the Fun at MQX!

Angela Huffman Peacock Paisley Party Longarm Quilting Class

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 […]

Introducing the Spot On Bracket for Computerized Quilting

Spot On Laser Bracket for APQS longarm quilting machines with LED light panel for use with computerized systems

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 […]

Using Block Outlines to Audition Designs with Intelliquilter

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. […]

Mystery Quilt Part 2

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 […]

Mystery Sampler Quilt Part 1

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 […]

Pink Hexagon Quilt

(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 […]

Quilting Motif Patterns Released Today!

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!

Fay’s Ohio Star Table Topper

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 […]

Intelliquilter Tutorial Video: making a master panto layout

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.

Marilou’s Pink and White Signature Quilt

  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 […]

Marilou’s Meet Me In Paris Quilt

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 […]

Intelliquilter At Work On My APQS Millennium

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? 🙂  

Intelliquilter Mounted On APQS Bliss Frame

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 […]