Renters in the Spirit of Giving

Quilted Joy's renters get into the Spirit of Giving with lovely quilts they'll be giving to others

I’m back in the studio after a nice and relaxing Thanksgiving break. Did everyone else have a wonderful holiday weekend? I’m not big on Black Friday shopping, but I am starting to think about my holiday giving. If you’re needing a little inspiration for gifts, take a look at some of the quilts my renters […]

Strips Become Log Cabins in Surprising Ways

Angela Huffman, APQS dealer, quilts modern and wonky log cabins

We are constantly thinking about the different units that we use in piecing; squares, half square triangles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, and strips. The poor strip is just that – a strip who hasn’t been made into anything yet! The strip just sits there waiting to be cut up into smaller pieces. Except when the lowly strip […]

Remember, Quilting is Fun!

Catch up with Quilted Joy's renters and the quilts they're working on!

Sometimes we all need a reminder that we quilt because we love it and it brings us joy. It’s easy to get caught up in everything happening around you, or to overthink a quilt’s design so much that you’re dreading the actual quilting. Renting out the APQS longarm machines often reminds me how much fun quilting […]

Let’s Boogey with Design Boards!

Many of Quilted Joy's renters like using design boards to easily quilt complex looking designs.

“How hard is it to quilt with a longarm machine?” It’s a question I hear a lot. Also the phrase, “I could never do that.” I would like to take a moment to reassure everyone, longarm quilting does not have to be hard. Yes, custom and show level quilting takes a lot of work and […]