Longarm Guild: Balance and Composition

Kevin Laundroche gives a presentation on value at the Kentuckiana Longarm guild meeting at Quilted Joy

The Longarm Guild will be meeting next Wednesday, November 6 at 10:00am in the Quilted Joy showroom. I’m very excited to have Kevin Laundroche joining us again this month to share with us more art school basics! This month he’ll be giving a presentation on balance and composition. These concepts will be so helpful when […]

Replay: QJ Clubhouse Live with Square in a Square Blocks & more!

Quilted Joy Clubhouse Live May 2019

Did you catch our live Quilted Joy Clubhouse May meeting? It’s now available to watch (or re-watch) whenever you’d like. Find it on the Quilted Joy Youtube channel or watch the video below! Scratching your head wondering what the heck this Quilted Joy Clubhouse is? Click here to learn more about it! Here are the highlights […]

Longarm Guild: Auditioning Quilting Designs

Audition Quilting Designs

The Longarm Guild will be meeting next Wednesday, October 3 at 10:00am in the Quilted Joy showroom. At this month’s meeting, Linda will give a presentation on auditioning quilting designs. There are lots of great ways to test different designs for your quilts. Linda will share some of her favorite methods for auditioning designs. Bring […]

Longarm Guild: Feather Spotlight!

Feathers in a pinwheel quilt block

The Longarm Guild will be meeting next Wednesday, May 2 at 10:00am in the Quilted Joy showroom. This month we’ll have a feather spotlight! Angela will demonstrate how to quilt a lovely feather variation. Be sure to bring a sketchbook and pencil so you can draw the feather yourself. We also recommend you bring a […]

Longarm Guild: Finished Edges

Mary Bauer Yo-Yo edges

The Longarm Guild will be meeting next Wednesday, February 7 at 10:00am in the Quilted Joy showroom. This month Mary will be giving a presentation on a variety of finished edges on quilts. While her quilts were hanging here in the showroom we were all awed by her prairie point and curvy bindings and the […]

Longarm Guild: Quilt Labels

Quilt Label

The Longarm Guild will be meeting next Wednesday, December 6 at 10:00am in the Quilted Joy showroom. Throughout the year, many of you have asked about labeling your quilts. Beth and Linda have volunteered to give a program on “high tech” and “low tech” ways to label your quilts! If you’ve been unsure about how […]

Longarm Guild: Blog Share

Kentuckiana Longarm Guild

The Longarm Guild will be meeting next Wednesday, November 1 at 10:00am in the Quilted Joy showroom. This month we’ll be doing a blog share. Kelsey will have the projector set up with the laptop so we can see where you find your quilting inspiration! Please send me the web address for your favorite blog here. […]

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 […]

Longarm Guild: A Little Bit This, A Little Bit That

Kentuckiana Longarm Guild

The Longarm Guild will be meeting next Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00am in the Quilted Joy showroom. This month Linda will be giving a short talk she’s calling “A Little Bit This, A Little Bit That.” Inspired by several of the questions that come up in our meetings, she’ll talk about a tool, top and […]

Longarm Guild: Bring Your Favorite Quilting Books!

Bethanne Nemesh quilting books

The Longarm Guild will be meeting next Wednesday, August 2 at 10:00am in the Quilted Joy showroom. This month Jane is asking everyone to bring in their favorite quilting books. Bring in 1 or 2 books that really inspire you to start quilting! We’ll go around the table so everyone can share the books they […]

50 Quilts in a Day!

Louisville Nimble Thimbles Cuddle Care

Have you ever attempted to quilt 50 quilts in a day? That’s exactly what the Louisville Nimble Thimbles did last week! Throughout the year, the guild holds workshops for members of all skill levels to practice their piecing skills. They make hundreds of love covers for the kids at the local children’s hospital every year. […]

Longarm Guild: Grid Based Quilting Designs

Grid based filler quilting design. Quilted by Angela Huffman on APQS Millennium longarm quilting machine.

The Longarm Guild will be meeting next Wednesday, August 3 at 10:00am at the Quilted Joy showroom. This month we’ll continue discussing grid based quilting designs! Last month we gave an introduction to grid based quilting with some common designs. This month it’s time to let your imagination take off! We had a couple of volunteers who […]

Cuddle Care Quilts!

A member of Louisville Nimble Thimbles uses the APQS Lenni to wonky log cabin for Kosiar Chairities

The fifteenth century writer John Heywood once said, “Many hands make light work.”  Last week, the Louisville Nimble Thimbles proved him right!  They brought stacks of tops, batting and backings to quilt for their Cuddle Care program and left with a huge pile of quilted quilts. During the year, Louisville Nimble Thimbles offers a number of educational programs […]

Longarm Guild: Circles

The Longarm Guild will be meeting next Wednesday, November 4 at 10:00am at the Quilted Joy showroom. This month we’ll be looking at the different ways you can quilt circles! Draw out different ways you like to quilt circles and bring them to the meeting.  Everyone will leave with a packet of design ideas you can use on […]

Louisville Nimble Thimbles Guild Project Day

Recently my local guild, Louisville Nimble Thimbles, came to spend the morning at the APQS store. One of the service projects that the guild does is make love covers for the children at our local kiddo hospital, Kosair Children’s Hospital. Most years we make between 200-300 quilts for the hospital.  Every quarter the guild has […]

Ohio Valley Longarm Guild Meeting Today

Today, Wednesday December 11,  is the monthly meeting of the new longarm quilting guild for the region at the APQS showroom. If you own a longarm, rent one or think you have one in your future, please come join us. This is a purely social event and there is no charge. We’ll get going at […]

Longarm Group Forming- First meeting Nov 5

Do you have a stand up quilting machine and would you like to join a an informal group of other longarm quilters? I’ve been asked by a number of people to host a gathering of machine quilters at the APQS showroom in Louisville, Ky. Of course, all machine brand owners are welcome! We’ll have our […]

Flimsies available for practicing from my guild

My local quilt guild, Louisville Nimble Thimbles, received some quilt tops from a local elderly woman. These tops were from her husband’s deceased aunt who was a prolific piecer. The quilt tops are ready to be quilted and would be a great way for a new longarm quilter to practice their skills on an actual […]

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival Part 5

vicki3

Have you found Vicki’s website yet? She makes incredible hand dyed fabrics that are sooooo YUMMY! Take a look at the quilt she had in the show. It won a ribbon for best use of color and once you see the quilt it becomes obvious why it won. Vicki also owns an APQS machine. She […]

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show Part 4

Lone star quilt

Take a look at this quilt by Micki Pugh called “The Ancients”. I’d love to know how she designed this quilt.  I wonder if she drew it all out on paper and how she planned out which fabrics to use where. The quilt won a blue ribbon for Best Use of Color. You can certainly […]

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show Part 3

Jack quilt

So many quilts, so little time!  The eye candy at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show is fantastic. I can’t possibly show you photos of all the quilts in the show so I’ll just share photos of the ones I really like. This one is called Persistance and was made by Karen Kielmeyer. She didn’t provide a […]

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival Part 2

Rare Birds

We had a great day at the show and I saw some fabulous quilts so I thought I’d share a few here. The first is Crimson Radiance by Charlotte McRanie and Shannon Baker. This quilt won a Blue Ribbon for Best Use of Color Traditional. The paper piecing in it is wonderful and the longarm […]

Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton, VA

Magic of Roses Background filler

This week I’m in Hampton, VA at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival. I do have a quilt in this year’s competition. You can see it here. Unfortunately it didn’t get any love from the judges. However, I thought you might like to see some of the quilts that did win awards (and some quilts that I […]

Featured Quilter of the week- ME!

I’m the featured quilter over at MQR. Looky, looky! Oh, and Oskar got fixed. He is doing great and growing entirely too fast. Last week the Ky State Fair wrapped up. I had a number of clients who entered quilts this year. Unfortunately none of them won a ribbon. Boo!  Hiss!  I was disappointed but I’m glad […]