Mesmerizing Two Color Quilts

Karen shows off her snail trail quilt after longarm quilting it at Quilted Joy

Every year the Kentucky State Fair chooses to highlight a particular category of quilt. The style they choose is then its own category for the fair. In 2019 the category was two color quilts. There is something mesmerizing about many of these two color quilts. They are beautiful in their simplicity and intriguing in their complexity. […]

Best of Show- Ky State Fair 2017

Best of Show KY State Fair 2017

If you’ve never been to the Ky State Fair to see the quilts you are missing out. There are typically around 400 quilts submitted and hung. It is always fun to see your quilt hanging with all of its friends. They look so happy together. The blue, red and white ribbons look beautiful placed upon […]

More Beauties From The KY State Fair!

My local quilting guild is the Louisville Nimble Thimbles. I am so blessed to have such a talented group of women in my area. When I first started quilting, I began attending meetings to try to glean as many tips and tricks as possible! Now I am lucky enough that some of those friends are […]

KY State Fair Ribbons for the Whole Family!

Tonight we went to the KY State Fair to check on our entries! I even had a dream last night about the State Fair (what a geek, eh?) The first entry we checked was GooseyGirl’s pastel bird drawing. She drew an oriole. The drawing itself didn’t win a ribbon but it is in a very […]

KY State Fair – Red Ribbon for Me!

KY State Fair Ribbon

And to top off our exciting Ky State Fair news… I got a second place ribbon in the Professional category!   Quilted Joy Blog Stop by QuiltedJoy.com for design inspiration, quilting options and pricing on new or used APQS quilting machines.

KY State Fair – First Place Ribbon for RocketMan

KY State Fair Ribbon

Here’s reason #3 of my WOWIE list! RocketMan won first place in the junior division AND Best of Show, Junior division! Quilted Joy Blog Stop by QuiltedJoy.com for design inspiration, quilting options and pricing on new or used APQS quilting machines.

KY State Fair – Third Place Ribbon for GooseyGirl

KY State Fair Ribbon

Here’s Item #2 of my “Things to be Ecstatic About” list. GooseyGirl got a third place ribbon in the junior division of the Ky State Fair! Quilted Joy Blog Stop by QuiltedJoy.com for design inspiration, quilting options and pricing on new or used APQS quilting machines.

KY State Fair – Pink Ribbon for BirdMan!

KY State Fair Pink Ribbon

Did you hear me screaming?  No?  Really? I was screaming pretty loud!  I’ll reveal all the many reasons why over the next few days. Here’s reason #1: BirdMan got a fourth place ribbon in the Junior Division at the Kentucky State Fair! Quilted Joy Blog Stop by QuiltedJoy.com for design inspiration, quilting options and pricing […]

RocketMan Quilts His Fair Entry

APQS Millennium

We are in full swing to meet the Ky State Fair deadlines.  All three of my kidlets will have a quilt in the fair this year.  I’m thrilled for them. Yesterday RocketMan put his quilt on the frame and got it quilted.  He did a basic meander and did a wonderful job for his first […]

BirdMan Proves That Boys Can Quilt!

APQS Millenium

BirdMan, one of my 9 year old triplets, took a spin on the longarm and finished the quilting on his Christmas lap quilt. He pieced this quilt in April of 2006. At that time he told me he wanted the backing to be flannel and gave me the mandate to purchase backing fabric for him. […]

Garden Beauty and Dragonflies Buzzing About

Garden Trellis Quilt

I finished it!  This Garden Trellis quilt is so special to me. All the charm squares in it are from my internet quilt guild. My internet guild send quilty flowers to the members when they need a pick me up.  So these are my flowers! I pieced this at the retreat I went to a few weeks ago. […]