Fun Fabrics Make Fun Quilts


When I decide to make a quilt I always start with a little inspiration. Sometimes that involves checking out my favorite blogs, or websites to see what everyone else is making. Often though, it means walking around my favorite local quilt shops looking for that signature fabric that just speaks to me. You know what I […]

Applique By Our Longarm Machine Renters Will Blow Your Mind

Valerie's Original Applique Whale Quilt after longarm quilting at Quilted Joy

A skill that every quilter should at least try, if not master, is applique. While it has its own inherent challenges, it can allow you to do so many cute and interesting things that you would ordinarily not be able to do as easily. And in many cases, it is just the easier route compared […]

Nancy’s Vintage Double Wedding Band Quilt is a True Classic

Nancy's Vintage Double Wedding Band Quilt

Have you ever heard of an Ohio Star? How about a Nine Patch? There are a lot of different quilt blocks that have fun names. Some have more than one name, maybe because they were created by different people around the same time. One of these famous quilt blocks anyone would recognize is the Double […]

Renters in the Spirit of Giving

Quilted Joy's renters get into the Spirit of Giving with lovely quilts they'll be giving to others

I’m back in the studio after a nice and relaxing Thanksgiving break. Did everyone else have a wonderful holiday weekend? I’m not big on Black Friday shopping, but I am starting to think about my holiday giving. If you’re needing a little inspiration for gifts, take a look at some of the quilts my renters […]

Renter Roundup – Chickens, 54-40 or Fight, and the Fence Rail

APQS longarm machine renters at Quilted Joy are always working on lovely quilts and go home with beautiful results! Check out the latest from our renters!

Time to catch up with the renters!  We get to know our renters more and more each time they finish a quilt on one of our APQS machines.  Tracie is an excellent example.  She has quilted several quilts recently and we’ve noticed a certain tendency towards…CHICKENS!!!  Backyard chicken farming has been very popular in the […]

Nonnie’s Card Trick Quilt

I finished Nonnie’s Card Trick Quilt. I’m really pleased with it. She used bright bold primary colors with a deep black background fabric. That gave me the opportunity to break out the Lava Variegated Thread. I did a modified orange peel in the blocks and some no stress feathers in the yellow border. The outer […]

Friendship Garden Quilt

Friendship Garden Quilt

Debbie’s Friendship Garden quilt is finished.  This quilt had lots of open space (which I just love, since it gives me a place to play!). I did a feathered motif in each of the plain blocks, and a delicate petal star in the alternate blocks. Then I added hearts to the corners of the plain blocks.  […]