Learn How to Quilt with Circle Rulers!

There is a whole world of possibilities open to you once you’ve mastered the basics of machine quilting with rulers! For almost any design you can think of, there’s a quilting ruler out there to accomplish it. A must have ruler for my stash is a good circle ruler. Circles are so versatile – you […]

Learn How to Free Motion Quilt on a Longarm in My Upcoming Class

Quilted Joy Freemotion quilting class

Love quilting with a longarm machine? Are pantographs your jam, but you’re ready to branch out a little? Sometimes the hardest part is just knowing where to start! Learn the basics of free motion quilting on a longarm machine during my Breaking into Free Motion class! In this class we’ll spend a relaxing afternoon quilting […]

Learn Ruler Quilting on a Home Sewing Machine!

Sit Down Machine Quilting With Rulers Spotlight: Straight Edge

Quilting with rulers is the easiest way to really spectacular quilting. The ruler gives you the stability you need to create beautiful designs within blocks, borders, and sashing. But learning how to use the ruler properly can be a little daunting. That’s why I’m so excited to share that this spring I’ll be teaching a […]

Learn the Basics of Free Motion Quilting

Quilted Joy Freemotion quilting class

Love quilting with a longarm machine? Are pantographs your jam, but you’re ready to branch out a little? Sometimes the hardest part is just knowing where to start! Learn the basics of free motion quilting on a longarm machine during my Breaking into Free Motion class! In this class we’ll spend a relaxing afternoon quilting […]

Start Free Motion Quilting in my Longarm Class

Quilted Joy Freemotion quilting class

In May I’ll be teaching my hands on Breaking into Freemotion on the Longarm Class and I’d love for you to join me! Pantographs and design boards look stunning when quilted. But there is a whole world of possibility in free motion quilting! The challenge is knowing where to start. Moving to the front of the machine shouldn’t […]

Master the Flying Geese Block!

Discover your love for patchwork and learn a basic quilting element, the flying geese.

Once you’ve caught the quilting bug, there are certain blocks and shapes you’ll start to see over and over again. Some of those blocks will be super simple to piece, others will make your brain work a little harder! The Flying Geese block is one you’ll see all the time. It pops up in sampler […]

We’ve Got Some Exciting Classes Coming Your Way!

Claudia Pfeil Master Quilter DVD

I have been hard at work putting together my spring schedule of classes and I’m so excited for everything we have coming up! We’ve got everything from piecing techniques to machine quilting on the stand ups AND the sit down domestic machines. So are you ready to learn a lot this spring? Take a look […]

Laura Heine Fabric Collage Class Now Open

Pinkerton Collage by Laura Heine

After an overwhelming response from folks loving all the Laura Heine quilts we’ve been posting from our last class, we’ve decided to offer the class again! In this class we will explore the fabric collage technique that defines the Laura Heine style quilts. We will spend a great deal of time considering value and contrast […]

Upcoming Hands on Class: Break into Freemotion Quilting!

Quilted Joy Freemotion quilting class

In February I’ll be teaching my hands on Breaking into Freemotion on the Longarm Class and I’d love for you to join me! I designed this class with my wonderful longarm renters in mind. These folks have experience quilting with pantographs and design boards on the longarms here in the shop, but they’ve never taken the […]

Break Into Free Motion Quilting with this Hands On Class

Quilted Joy Freemotion quilting class

In July I held my first ever Skill Builders: Breaking into Free Motion on the Longarm class. My students and I had so much fun playing on the machines and learning simple free motion quilting designs. If you’re feeling like you missed out on the fun, you’re in luck! I’ll be teaching this class again […]

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 […]

Jump on the Modern Quilting Highway in this Hands On Longarm Class!

Express Lane to the Modern Quilting Highway Hands On Free Motion Longarm Quilting Class

Have you signed up for classes at MQX Midwest yet? Now that the kiddos have moved into their dorms and are starting classes my mind is a little freer to start prepping for all of my classes. Last week I told you a little about one of the hands on longarm quilting classes I’ll be […]

You’re Invited to the Peacock Paisley Party at MQX!

Angela Huffman Peacock Paisley Party Longarm Quilting Class

Next month I get to teach one of my favorite classes again – The Peacock Paisley Party at MQX Midwest! The Peacock Paisley Party is a hands on free motion quilting class exploring beautiful filler designs inspired by Zentangle. Instead of zentagnle’s more traditional square containers, we’ll be quilting within paisleys. I feel as though […]

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 […]

Fun at the Dip, Dye, and Dabble Day Camp

Over the weekend we held our first Dip, Dye, and Dabble Day Camp, and we had a blast! Pat Sturtzel, our teacher for the weekend, started with the basics of dyeing and put all the beginning dyers at ease. She walked us through the dyeing process one step at a time. We started with simple manipulations which looked […]

The Peacock Paisley Party is Back!

Peacock Paisley Party taught by Angela Huffman

Update: The Saturday class sold out so quickly, we’ve added a second day! You can now register for the Peacock Paisley Party on Saturday, May 21, 10am-4pm. Register soon, there are only a few spots available! Last fall during the Longarm Schoolhouse I debuted my Peacock Paisley Party class and it was a hit! Over […]

Dip, Dye, and Dabble Day Camp Rescheduled!

Learn a variety of hand dyeing techniques at the Dip, Dye, and Dabble Day Camp! - QuiltedJoy.com

With lots of snowing coming through the Ohio River Valley this weekend, we’ve made the decision to reschedule the Dip, Dye, and Dabble Day Camp to February 11-13, 2016. Everything about the camp is remaining the same, we’re just changing the date and hoping for much better weather! We do have a few spots available […]

Dye Your Own Beautiful Fabrics!

Pat Sturtzel's log cabin quilt with fabrics she dyed herself. Learn to dye your own fabrics at the Dip, Dye, and Dabble Day Camp at Quilted Joy Jan 21-23, 2016

If you’re anything like me, you maybe have a bit of a fabric habit. Who can resist those lovely batiks? Or the great textures and patterns? And the colors! Maybe that habit isn’t so small 😉 In the upcoming Dip, Dye, and Dabble Day Camp, you can indulge your fabric habit while creating your own dyed fabrics. Instructor […]