Love of Quilting Show Air Dates and More Newbie Longarm Quilters

My most recent guest appearance on the Fons & Porter “Love of Quilting” show is episode 2306 and is entitled “Quilting in the Sashing”. It will air in the Louisville area on KET May 17 at 11:30am. It will air on KET-2 on May 19 at 11:30am.  I hope you are able to see it! […]

Mary’s Civil War Stars Quilt

I haven’t been able to show this finish to you since it was featured in the Nov/Dec edition of Machine Quilting Unlimited magazine but now that the edition has passed, I knew you’d want to see it a little better. First, I need to tell you a little about Mary who pieced this civil war […]

Most Popular Posts of 2013

I always find it interesting to see what YOU find interesting on my site. Here are the top 5 most popular posts from 2013 according to Google: 1) Mystery Sampler Quilt part 1– This post shows how I tackled a very modern sampler using custom quilting. This quilt won second place at the Kentucky State […]

New Article in Machine Quilting Unlimited

The latest issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited has arrived! Part 2 of my 2 part article is inside. It is entitled “Fabric Inspirations for Allover Patterns”. In it I show how to take elements from the focal fabric of your quilt top and create your own personal patterns for the quilting! If you’d like a […]

My episode on Fons & Porters will air the week of August 19!

I just found out that my episode where I was a guest on Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting will air on my PBS station on August 19 at 11:30am!  My episode is number 2206. It will air on KET2 in Louisville. Check your local listings to see what day/time it will air in your […]

Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting Show

I have super big news! I was a guest on the Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Program with Mary Fons! She was fantastic to work with and very patient. I had a great time. Prior to my episode being taped Liz Porter was there taping 2 shows in the morning. I got to have […]

Feature Article in Machine Quilting Unlimited

What quilting magazines do you subscribe to? My favorite one is Machine Quilting Unlimited. It focuses primarily on quilting and not piecing. Both longarm quilting and sit down domestic quilting are covered. In the January/February edition of the magazine you’ll find a feature article written by me! It is all about a challenging quilt I […]

BirdMan’s Ky State Fair Ribbons

You’ve seen the ribbon haul from RocketMan and GooseyGirl… now for BirdMan’s ribbons!  He won third place for his Rainbow Escape quilt which he quilted with a freehand flower design on my APQS Millennium. He did such a great job! This is the quilt that is in this month’s edition of “The Quilter” magazine. For […]

More Ky State Fair Ribbons- GooseyGirl

The Ky State Fair closed on Sunday so I went to pick up all of our goodies on Monday. This year the kids really did well. I hope to finally get some time this coming year so I can enter something myself. It is hard to do that when I have to help the kidlets […]

RocketMan Takes the Blue & Purple Ribbon!

The Kentucky State Fair opened today and the kidlets went over to see if any of their entry’s won ribbons. RocketMan won a First Place, Blue ribbon AND a Purple Rosette for Best Quilted Junior Entry! I’m so proud! My other two kidlets won ribbons too and I’ll post those in a separate post!

BirdMan Has Been Published!

I’m so excited! As I was crusing through Facebook this morning I saw that someone had posted a photo on Claudia Pfeil’s wall. BTW- if you don’t know who Claudia Pfeil is, you are missing out. She is a master quilt artist from Germany who will blow your mind with her quilting. I’ve included a […]

Quilting Motif Patterns Released Today!

I’m so excited to share this with you! I’ve been working on some digital pattern packages for a while now and they were released today! You can order them both on paper and as a digital download! Click here to see them!

Pay Day Candy Bar Challenge

  My online quilt guild meets up every summer. It is one of the highlights of my year. We laugh and cry and eat and create for 5 straight days. I love every minute of it. There are about 3o of us who go and we are in our 8th year (I think). One of […]

Two Quilts Juried Into the PA Extravaganza

Will you be attending the PA Quilt Extravaganza show this weekend? If so, stop by the APQS booth and say hi!  I’d love to meet you! Lorraine and I will have a Millennium and a Lenni ready for you to play. Plus, we’ll have an Intelliquilter system hooked up to the Millennium so you can […]

Client quilts that won ribbons at the Ky Fair.

I wanted to share the other ribbon winners at the Ky State Fair that are clients of mine. Karen is one of my favorite quilting teachers here in Louisville and is just the sweetest person around. The frog quilt I quilted for her has 3D elements that are wonderful and add so much to the […]

Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine Article!

I have very exciting news!  I wrote an article for Machine Quilting Unlimited magazine’s July edition and it is now winging its way to mailboxes across the country.  Do you see my name on the cover? The article I wrote is about using Intelliquilter to place a variety of border designs on a quilt top […]

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 […]

Longarm Quilting Apron

When I am doing custom quilting on my longarm I use an apron with pockets to hold my Superior Threads Snippers, my Marvy Fabric Erasable Marker, my Clover Eraser pen and, of course, my iPhone. The apron is some random GE giveaway barbecue canvas apron I found in a box somewhere. The apron isn’t exactly […]

I’m Featured on Learn 2 Quilt!

My videos are now listed over at Learn 2 Quilt! Take a look! Quilted Joy Blog Stop by for design inspiration, quilting options and pricing on new or used APQS quilting machines.

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 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 for design inspiration, quilting options and pricing on new or used APQS quilting machines.