These Renters Love Triangles!

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Valerie's Sequoia Quilt. She quilted this at Quilted Joy!

I’m always talking about shapes here. Shapes are what make up the patterns of all quilts. Circles, squares, rectangles, even hexagons are used in quilting. These quilts are made up of triangles. Take a look! The first quilt is from Valerie called “Sequoia”. She made it with colors of the University of Louisville for her…

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Thank You Claudia!

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Claudia Pfeil came to visit and teach at Quilted Joy!

I want to send a big thank you to Claudia Pfeil for giving us two unforgettable days of machine quilting classes! I have been in love with Claudia’s work for many years now. Don’t believe me? Here’s proof! In 2015 Claudia invited me to teach at her studio in Germany. After reminding her I could…

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Helen’s Memorial Quilt

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Helen made this beautiful memorial quilt. It is made up of a grandfather's blue jeans and plaid shirts. It is quilted with the Turbulance pantograph.

When someone you love passes on, it can be difficult to know what to do with what they leave behind. Somethings have value outside of sentiment and can be kept and be useful as is, or be sold. Somethings which may have been useful while they lived, now find themselves obsolete or just redundant to…

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Our Renters Make Fabulous Quilts with Simple Blocks!

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T-shirt quilt for a teenage girl.

Intricate complicated piecing designs are amazing to look at. These are the show stoppers that demand attention at competitions or hanging on your living room wall. But not every quilt needs to be ornate. A lot of times, we just want a warm quilt to curl up in on a cold winter’s evening. The following…

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Video Tutorial: Daisy Brambles

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Learn how to quilt the Daisy Brambles free motion quilting design in the latest video tutorial from Quilted Joy and APQS. This design is super cute and easy to quilt!

You guys are really going to love this super cute quilting design I have for you in my latest video tutorial for APQS. I’m calling this edge to edge design Daisy Brambles. It has adorable daisies with a little curly cue branching off from them. It’s flowy, fun, and very romantic. Take a look and…

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Painting with Fabric

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Debbie's paper pieced Animals quilt with blocks from Quiet Play Designs

Art can be made with a variety of mediums. Besides oil paints and watercolors, an artist can use tile, glass, metal, wood, or fabric. These following examples are quilts created by our renters, and they are real works of arts! Nancy and Mary are sisters who come in to quilt together. Standing at the machine…

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Cheri’s Arcadia Ave Quilt!

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Cheri made the stunning Arcadia Ave block of the month quilt and asked me to quilt it for her. She chose a fun spiral pantograph with a rainbow variegated thread for a little extra pizzazz!

Quilts stand out for different reasons. Some have lots of bold colors, and others have bold intricate designs. Cheri’s quilt had both. Cheri completed this Block of the Month quilt at the Cozy Quilter called Arcadia Avenue. It is resplendent with the bold bright jewel tones on not only the front, but the backing fabric as…

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Start Free Motion Quilting in my Longarm Class

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Quilted Joy Freemotion quilting class

In May I’ll be teaching my hands on Breaking into Freemotion on the Longarm Class and I’d love for you to join me! Pantographs and design boards look stunning when quilted. But there is a whole world of possibility in free motion quilting! The challenge is knowing where to start. Moving to the front of the machine shouldn’t…

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