Soft and Bright Pastels from our Longarm Renters to brighten your day!

Colleen shows off her sweet treat quilt after renting a longarm machine at Quilted Joy

These quilters all brought in quilts with soft and bright pastel colors in their fabrics. Some of the quilts are simple and some are intricate and complex. But all are sweet in pinks, sky blues, yellows and greens. I think these are loads of fun. Oh how we miss our renters! We have not been […]

Cats and Dogs and Butterflies, Oh my!

Dennis Butterfly Quilt

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 […]

Orange Peels are so Appealing

Lisa Orange Peel Quilting Design

I’m always talking about classic quilt blocks and designs for piecing a quilt that we see repeatedly because of its widespread popularity. But there are some quilting designs that have the same “classic” status. Obviously, the meander would have to be seen as a classic. There are so many quilt tops that a meander is the […]

Gender Neutral Quilts from the Renters

Kathleen's ombre wall hanging, quilted at Quilted Joy

Every quilt has a theme. Whether it is done with the color, or the quilting pattern or a print in the fabric, every quilt has a vibe that appeals to one person or another. For whatever reason, it is very common and very easy to make a feminine or girly quilt. Pinks, flowers, hearts, etc. […]

Our Renters Quilt Some Fancy Blocks

Jennifer's MASSIVE red, black, and white sampler quilt.

Everyone likes the classic quilt made up of simple square blocks. But fancy blocks can be a lot of fun, too. These quilts from my longarm renters break the mold on the simple square blocks. We’ve got stars and circles, and crazy log cabin creations. Debbie needed to make a sample quilt for a class […]

Pinwheels and More

Valerie's modern Dresden quilt is gorgeous! She free motion quilted this on a longarm quilting machine at Quilted Joy.

The pinwheels are probably one the most recognizable quilt blocks. They’re easy to piece and super fun to play with layouts and colors. These renters have decided to keep with tradition and create these beautiful pinwheel block quilts. Karen made this quilt top a long time ago and then just lost interest in it and […]

Our Renters are Quilting Their Christmas Quilts!

Christmas Panel Quilt

Christmas is just around the corner and nothing is homier than a beautiful handmade quilt. Here are two examples that came through our shop recently. Both have such warm Christmas colors and traditional piecing done beautifully. Pat made a Christmas four patch on point using Buggy Barn fabric with a Kansas Troubles border. With all […]

It’s Time for a Renter Roundup

Quilts of Valor Patriotic Quilts

The longarm renters here at Quilted Joy have been hard at work on lots of different quilts. Let’s take a look at what they’ve been quilting! Pat is all set for Christmas! Is it just me or do the cornerstones look like ribbon and a bow on a present? This quilt will certainly keep Pat […]

Keeping It Simple

In the latest post about Quilted Joy's renters, we see some ladies who keep their quilting simple to let the piecing shine

After spending hours cutting fabric and piecing it together, sometimes my renters don’t want the quilting to be the star. Or sometimes they’re on a time limit and just need something quick and easy. Read on for a few different ways folks have kept their quilting simple! I love, love, love this baby quilt Colleen worked on […]

Baby Quilts, T-shirts, & More!

Catch up with Quilted Joy's renters and the quilts they're working on!

Each of our longarm renters is at a different place in his or her quilting journey. Some are just getting started while others have been making quilts their whole lives. As a result I get to see a smorgasbord of quilts, styles, skill levels and more. Read on for four quilters working on very different quilts. Jean is quickly becoming one […]