Quilted Joy’s Longarm Renters are Ready for the Fourth

Cheri shows off her quilt after renting a longarm machine at Quilted Joy

Patriotic quilts have been a part of our common history since the country began. And there is no slowing down now. With the fourth of July just around the corner, it is not a bad time to plan a quilt for it. The Star-Spangled Banner is only one of the twenty-nine flags in the world that […]

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. […]

Our Longarm Renters Use Applique to Make Anything They Imagine!

Lisa's Camper Quilt after longarm quilting at Quilted Joy

We love our longarm renters. They are so much fun and bring in some very pretty quilts for us to admire. We’ve seen everything from bargello to wholecloth, classic blocks to modern marvels. Some of my favorites are the creative applique quilts. Applique can literally be anything. There is very little that limits what you can add […]

Pictures of Pictures in Quilting

Colleen shows off her guitars quilt after quilting it on a longarm at Quilted Joy

There are a lot of really fun picture blocks out there. If you have a hobby or interest, it doesn’t matter how far out it is,  somewhere there is a quilt design that can reflect it. Many are paper pieced. This is when you add swaths of fabric right sides together under the paper pattern and […]

We’re All Seeing Stars

XL Star Quilt after longarm quilting

There are many motifs and themes I see repeated in the quilts my longarm renters bring into the shop – hearts, leaves, flowers. But stars seems to reappear more than any other image. Quilters love to incorporate stars into their quilts through the piecing. And others are seeing stars in their quilting designs. No matter […]

Peggy’s To the Moon and Back Baby Quilt

Peggy found the perfect fabric panel for her baby quilt with cute little animals and the phrase, "I love you to the moon and back." See how Angela quilted this adorable little quilt!

There are so many adorable panels available that are perfect for a baby quilt, and sometimes you don’t need to make a heavily pieced quilt for baby. This is Peggy’s baby quilt, and isn’t it adorable? It’s a quilt panel themed after the saying “I love to the moon and back.” The little owls, sheep, […]

Classics Reimagined

Pinwheel Block Quilt

The word classic means “judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind.” What this means, is classic quilt designs are classic because they have stood the test of time and are considered appealing no matter the age. But beauty can be added to, and innovation can bring […]

Summertime Quilting for the Renters

Longarm Machine Rental

Wow, are there a lot of renter quilts to talk about! Let’s start with a wild West theme… Carol made this top from a cowboy-themed panel, coordinating fabrics and borders. She wanted the focus to be on the Western-themed prints and chose the meander design board and a light neutral thread. Super cute! For her […]

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 […]

Newbie Renters Get Colorful

See what our APQS longarm renters have been up to lately!

This is Gravity, which was a block-of-the-month at The Cozy Quilter last year.  It is composed of so many colors that Debbie focused on adding texture with the design boards, choosing to use the Baptist’s fan over much of the quilt with an accent section of large and small spirals.  Debbie used a rainbow Fantastico […]

Memorial Quilts and More

Quilted Joy's renters bring in a variety of quilt tops to work on. In this post we catch up with a few quilters working on memorial quilts and more.

Mary’s brother-in-law passed away a few years ago and her sister was hoping she could do something more with his clothes than just throw them away or donate them. Knowing Mary is a quilter, she turned to her sister for help. This is the seventh (!) quilt Mary has made with his clothes for her nieces […]

Generous Quilters

Quilters are a generous bunch and this group of Quilted Joy's longarm machine renters are no exception. See the beautiful quilts they're gifting away! QuiltedJoy.com

Quilters are a generous bunch, and this group of renters is no exception! Fammie made this lovely blue batik quilt for her son’s Christmas gift. The pattern is made up of squares and rectangles. I like how they aren’t spaced evenly, the piecing and her color choices create a lot of movement throughout the top. […]

Catch Up With Our Renters

Catch up on the latest rentals at Quilted Joy!

If you’ve been keeping up with the blog, you’ve probably noticed we’ve had lots of announcements lately. It’s been a busy couple of weeks, and there’s still more to come! Consequently, it has put me a bit behind on adding our renters and customer quilts. I promise we’ll catch up eventually! For now, check out […]