Cats and Dogs and Butterflies, Oh my!

Themed quilts can be very fun to make. Most quilts have color schemes. But a real theme, an idea outside of mere color, can be fun to incorporate. Using a single fabric line, so the designs on the fabric coordinate can be one way to do this. But incorporating the outline of objects in the […]

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 […]

These Renters Love Triangles!

Valerie's Sequoia Quilt. She quilted this at Quilted Joy!

I’m always talking about shapes here. Shapes are what make up the patterns of all quilts. Circles, squares, rectangles, even hexagons are used in quilting. These quilts are made up of triangles. Take a look! The first quilt is from Valerie called “Sequoia”. She made it with colors of the University of Louisville for her […]

Our Renters Play with Shapes

Colleen used fun alphabet fabrics to make a super cute quilt for her grandkids! She played with the quilting and even added letters and words throughout!

The thing that makes quilting so much fun is the variety and possibilities that are out there of what you can do. From time honored classics, to more modern works of art, quilts come in all shapes and sizes. The following are a couple of quilts that used shapes as their inspiration. Kim created this […]

Baby Quilts and More from Our Renters

Our renters work on a variety of quilts. In this latest post, we share some of the baby quilts they've been working on.

Linda was very confident at her certification class. She wasn’t afraid to try longarm quilting and wasn’t afraid of messing up her project. Her quilt top was simple and that helped her to not be attached. What a perfect environment to be free and learn! Linda practiced the pantograph Periwinkle, which complemented the floral fabric […]

Catching Up with our Renters

See what the longarm renters at Quilted Joy have been up to lately!

Lyvonn feels like she’s been stuck in a world of neutral fabrics. In her free time she’s been working on quilts for her sons and their families, collaborating with her daughters-in-law to find the right fabrics that will fit their homes. Some how they both wanted creams and whites! This Single Irish Chain quilt is the […]