June Bloom at Quilted Joy!

June Bloom

June was a great month for quilts again and we saw some truly lovely ones.  You can say we saw some June Bloom this month.   I love that in this art form there are so many different styles that you can choose to do.   I’ve selected a sampling of what I saw this […]

Panels are a New Quilter’s Best Friend

Anu's Suzybee Panel Quilt after quilting it on an APQS longarm quilting machine at Quilted Joy

Panels are a new quilter’s best friend. You can quickly and easily create something beautiful without much additional effort. They are also great to learn how to quilt on. Because they require so little effort and time to create a top, you don’t feel nervous about quilting it. If you mess it up, what did it cost […]

Quilting the Blues with our renters

Color has long been tied to emotions. Red is anger, jealously is green, yellow is considered cheerful and happy, etc. Why is blue sad? Doesn’t a bright blue sky make you happy? The deep blue sea can make you feel nostalgic or ponder deep thoughts. Blue is a beautiful color that does not make me […]

The Use of Hearts in Quilting by our Longarm Machine Renters

Colleen's Hearts Quilt after her longarm machine rental at Quilted Joy

Have you ever looked and critically thought about the heart shape? Honestly, it doesn’t much look like an actual heart. I read once that the heart shape may have actually started as a leaf shape bringing to mind life and renewal. Regardless of where it comes from and what it initially meant, the heart is […]

Longarm Renters Playing with Colors to Make Ombre

Amanda's Color Gradation Quilt after longarm quilting at Quilted Joy

Ombre has been called the perfectly imperfect art. It is when you dye or paint something with one color or shade of color on one side and blend it to another color or shade of the same color on the other side. The result can be mesmerizing. The following longarm machine renters had fun playing […]

Stars in Quilts are Classic and Popular

Erin's Big Stars Quilt

I typed the words “stars in quilts” into a search engine and got 39,000,000 results in just a couple of seconds. Obviously I could not look at every one of the 39,000,000 pictures, but all of the images on the first few pages I looked through were of stars in quilts. Stars are one of […]

T-shirts Galore Can Become Heirlooms

Purdue University Tshirt Quilt after Longarm Quilting Machine Rental

T-shirts as we know them came out sometime after World War II. Since that time they have grown to become a major part of our culture today. Do you know anyone who hasn’t at one time or another worn a t-shirt? Now a days, you can buy a t-shirt emblazoned with just about any company […]