Claudia Blossoms with her Hometown Blooms

Quilted Joy Clubhouse How Would You Quilt It? Claudia's Hometown Blooms Quilt Quilted Joy

In June, I chose a quilt for our “How I would Quilt it” segment of the Quilted Joy Clubhouse that I was very familiar with. Hometown Blooms is my version of “Sangria” by Diane Tomlinson. Claudia now has joined me in picking her own colors and making yet another version of this quilt. Don’t you just love […]

Longarm Machine Renters Quilting Patriotic Quilts for Vets

Quilting Patriotic Quilts

I’ve said many times that quilters are some of the most generous people in the world. Giving a quilt is such an act of love. When someone wraps up in a quilt, they’re enveloped in the warmth of our love. Running a longarm machine rental studio allows me to see so many quilts made for […]

Custom Quilting an Applique Quilt Doesn’t Have to be Complicated

Kathy's Floral Applique Quilt, custom quilted by Angela Huffman of Quilted Joy

I’ve had the pleasure of quilting many quilts for Kathy over the years, like this polka dot pineapple block quilt and this extraordinary Dresden plate quilt. I’m always in awe of the way she plays with color, prints, and shapes. This next quilt by Kathy was no exception! When she brought it into the shop […]

Kimberly’s Sea Creatures Quilt

Ocean Odyssey Sea Creatures Quilt by Kimberly, quilting by Angela Huffman of Quilted Joy

Many of the quilts I quilt for customers receive an edge to edge design or a meander. But every once in awhile a quilt walks in the door that simply demands a bit of custom quilting. Kimberly made this adorable Ocean Odyssey Quilt by Lunch Box Quilts with lots of fun sea creatures. An edge to edge […]

New Angela Walters Rulers are Here and I’m so Excited!

If you’ve been following longarm machine quilting online, you’ve probably heard of Angela Walters. She a super sweet longarm and domestic machine quilter who creates some really phenomenal quilts. In 2017 she teamed up with Creative Grids to create fun and unique machine quilting rulers. And now she’s at it again with three brand new […]

Playful and Colorful Renter Quilts!

Judy's Off Centered Around the World Quilt made with half square triangles, quilted at Quilted Joy

A lot of quilts come into this studio, but what really gets everyone “oohing” and “ahhing” tends to be bright and colorful quilts. What can I say, I love color! Quilts are excellent spaces to explore and use color to the extreme. These quilts were chosen for this post because the quilters had some fun […]

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 […]

The Art in Quilting

What a beautiful mountain-scape wallhanging quilt! Sue free motion quilted this with simple lines to mimic air and clouds flowing through the air.

Quilts can be very functional. They can also be just for beauty. Check out these great works of art that our renters created. Some were blocks of the month, or Row by Row designs, and some are just works of imagination. One thing we know for sure is that they’re all amazing! Bonnie made this […]

Our Renters Tackle Custom Quilting

One Block Wonder Quilt

During all of our longarm rentals, we provide renters with their choice of Omni thread and paper pantographs. For the majority of our renters that’s exactly what they want to finish their quilts. But there are some folks who want to do a little more with their quilting. For some, the pantographs are too constricting […]

Kathy’s Extraordinary Dresden Plate Quilt

Dresden Plate Quilt

I recently finished quilting Kathy’s amazing Dresden Plate quilt top. I’ve been fortunate enough to quilt for her many times in the past. Kathy and I share a love for bold, colorful fabrics and this quilt is no exception. The primary feature of this quilt is the extra large central Dresden Plate created from striped […]

The Longarm Schoolhouse is Back!

Longarm Schoolhouse with Angela Huffman

It’s beginning to feel like crunch time! I’ll be teaching a lots of different classes this fall and traveling to different parts of the country to teach those classes. I’ve been busy this week finishing up the handouts for my students at MQX in Springfield – there’s still a few spots left in some of […]

Thank you, Judi!

Angela Huffman and Judi Madsen

Last week, Judi Madsen visited Quilted Joy to teach for four very busy days.  She arrived in the middle of a storm system that brought severe thunderstorms, heavy rain and tornadoes, weather that they do NOT see in Utah – what a welcome!  Judi taught eight different classes over two days, then did it all over again for a second […]

Truly a Work of Art!

This work of art is made up of artwork printed on fabric "blocks" which were made into a top. See how Angela quilted it to bring out the art!

Here’s a special Christmas gift from a very proud granny! All of those blocks in Linda’s quilt are reproductions of her grandson’s art projects from school. Isn’t that so fun? Linda said her grandson’s art teacher takes pictures of all the kids’ projects and uploads them to a website. Parents and grandparents can then go […]

How to Prepare a Quilting Plan for a Scrappy Quilt

This customer quilt has lots of busy floral fabrics. Angela talks about the thought process when preparing a quilting plan for this scrappy quilt.

Virginia recently brought this top in for me to quilt.  Look at all these gorgeous floral fabrics!  With so much going on visually, developing a quilting plan can be challenging.  Here’s how we made choices for this quilt. First, Virginia knew that she wanted the quilting to have an overall nature theme with all those […]

Longarm Guild: Quarter Square Triangles

The Longarm Guild will be meeting next Wednesday, May 4 at 10:00am at the Quilted Joy showroom. This month we’ll be looking at the different ways you can quilt quarter square triangles! Draw out different ways you like to quilt a quarter square triangle, like those found in the tips of an Ohio star block, and bring them to […]

Spring Into Custom Quilting!

Spring is a time of new beginnings, so why not challenge yourself to try something new? This May I will be teaching two classes on custom quilting. These classes are perfect for the confident beginners out there who are comfortable using a longarm machine and are ready to start learning custom quilting techniques as well as the […]

Video Tutorial: The Daisy Paisley Border

Angela Huffman shows how to turn the common paisley shape into a quilting border design that can also turn a corner.

Take the basic paisley shape and add a fun girly twist for your borders! Remember, your paisley is really just a container for whatever fun design you want to add to it. I chose to fill mine with a daisy, but you can do whatever design speaks to you. Play with this border design to […]

Sue’s Sampler Quilt

Sue Sent me this happy sampler quilt which she is going to enter in a quilt show this fall. She used the always wonderful yellow and blue color combination! Every block is different and every block has a different quilting motif. There is lots of eye candy. So I’ll be quiet and let you check […]

Custom Quilting

Floral Applique Quilt

I finally get to deliver this custom quilt to my client Linda this afternoon.       The top was made by her now deceased Mother-In-Law, Nellie.  I’m thrilled with the quilting and humbled by the opportunity to finish this quilt for her. The border will be scalloped. I did McTavishing in the background of […]

My New Fleet

Check out my new Quilted Joy signs for my car!

I got some magnetic signs to adorn my car as well as my parent’s. I’ve got a fleet now! I’ve been kinda quiet this week because I’ve been working on a custom quilt. I finished it today and I’m really happy with it. I can’t wait for my client to see it- she’s gonna LOVE […]