Disappearing Pinwheel Quilt by Pam

Pam's Disappearing Pinwheel Twist Quilt, longarm quilting by Angela Huffman

There are hundreds of classic blocks out there that have been around for more than a century. Sometimes, you just want something a little more surprising. So we can take those tried and true blocks and alter them to make something new. It is called a disappearing block. You take a symmetrical block, cut it […]

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 […]

Cheri’s Patriotic Tumbler Block Quilt

Patriotic Tumbler Block Quilt

Cheri is a loving grandmother and a quilter which means those grandchildren are each getting a very nice gift. She decided to make a set of tumbler block quilts for her grandsons. If I remember correctly, they each picked out the colors for their own quilt. This grandson choose a patriotic theme with colors of […]

Mary Jo’s Sampler Quilt: a Good Example of a Classic Design

Mary Jo's Sampler Quilt with spring greens and butterflies

We have all seen a sampler quilt. These quilts contain many different blocks to create a beautiful modge podge of color just like Mary Jo’s sampler quilt. These quilts also had a purpose beyond being pretty. Before the internet and a plethora of quilting books and magazines, a quilter would make and keep a single […]

Kathy’s Polka Dot Pineapple Block Quilt

Pineapple block quilt with bright polka dot fabrics

The Polka Dot Pineapple Block Quilt. Try saying that one three times fast! 🙂 Isn’t Kathy’s pineapple block quilt just fabulous? I’ve had the pleasure of quilting Kathy’s quilts for a few years now and each one is so delightful. We must have the same taste in fabric, color, and pattern because I want to […]

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 […]