Linda’s Plaid Memorial Quilt

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Linda made this lovely memorial quilt for a family member. She asked me to quilt this with a simple wide open meander to follow the simple piecing design.

Fabrics come in all sorts of patterns. Florals, polka dots, dinosaurs, and stripes, just to name a few. Another popular fabric design is the plaid. With its vertical and horizontal stripes, it is very striking, but also limiting at times to what quilt designs looks best with it. Some designs would not look very good…

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Gender Neutral Quilts from the Renters

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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.…

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All Gussied Up: Fabric Collage Penguin

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Angela Huffman on the set of Fons & Porter Love of Quilting Episode 3202 All Gussied Up

I have been waiting to show you this since the Spring and I can finally reveal it! I’d like to introduce you to my friend Guss. Isn’t he fabulous? You may have noticed that we are in love with the Laura Heine style fabric collage animals here. Our students have made a bunch of them. Penguins…

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APQS Beginning Longarm Class is August 3!

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New APQS Owners

On Friday August 3, I’ll be teaching the APQS Beginning Longarm Class at the Quilted Joy showroom in Louisville, KY. This is a comprehensive lecture and demo class that answers the question that every new longarm machine owner asks themselves, “I just bought this big machine, now what do I do?” 🙂 In this class…

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Joanne’s Harley Davidson T-shirt Quilt

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What do you collect when you travel? Joanne's friend collects Harley Davidson shirts and asked her to make him a T-shirt quilt. Here's how I quilted it!

Can you imagine having the opportunity of traveling the world? What souvenir would you buy to commemorate each of those destinations? Some buy snow globes, or magnets, or postcards. One gentleman bought Harley Davidson t-shirts. In total, he collected over fifty of these shirts but lacked any way of displaying them. That is where Joanne…

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Floral Quilts are Blooming!

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Margie's floral quilt was a gift for a young woman going through chemotherapy

Flowers are blooming here at Quilted Joy. Floral motifs are so popular with fabric designers, so it is not uncommon for us to see many beautiful quilts sporting a floral design. They can be as unique and elegant as there are unique and elegant blossoms in the world. Here are a handful of some of…

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No Longarm Guild Meeting in July

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Kentuckiana Longarm Guild meets the first Wednesday of every month at 10 am in the Quilted Joy Showroom

The July meeting for the Longarm Guild falls on July 4, so we will not be meeting next week. The shop will also be closed for Independence Day as well, so we hope everyone enjoys the holiday! We’ll see everyone in August for the next guild meeting. Would you like to receive email reminders for…

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Free Motion Quilting on a Domestic Sewing Machine Class

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Learn to Machine Quilt on your home sewing machine during the Machine Quilting Primer: Wholecloth Baby Quilt Class

I am absolutely in love with the adorable Anna’s Garden panel designed by Patrick Lose! Isn’t it just the sweetest? The playful illustrations and faux quilt top design just make my quilty heart sing. It’s also the perfect panel for my free motion quilting on a sit down machine class. That faux quilt top look…

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Anita’s Tessellating Pinwheel Variation

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Take a look at Anita's quilt with tessellating pinwheel blocks. She asked me to quilt this with a swirly edge to edge design to mimic the motion in her top.

Have you ever owned something that needed a cover or container and then you found one you had for something else and it fits perfectly? Isn’t that the most satisfying feeling? Tessellations always make me feel the same way. A pattern, especially a complicated one, that fits so snuggly with itself that no gaps and…

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