My Ribbon Winning Quilts from the Kentucky State Fair 2018!

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Angela Huffman Best Machine Quilting Award

I love the fair. Seriously LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the fair. Growing up, my family and I would go to the fair 4-5 times each year. There is so much to love about the Kentucky State Fair but my favorite thing was always the QUILTS!! I haven’t entered in a number of years but this year…

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How to Quilt Garden Gate Feathers + Free Practice Worksheet!

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How to Quilt Garden Gate Feathers + Free Worksheet

A couple weeks ago you guys got a peek at Pam’s adorable Paper Doll Quilt for her first granddaughter. I had so much fun quilting this quilt for Pam because it’s just so dang cute! There were so many opportunities for me to try lots of different quilting designs. I really got to play with my…

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My episode of Love of Quilting 3000 series- Quilting for Drama, Direction, Diversion

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Angela Huffman Fons & Porter

Back in April I was once again invited to head to Des Moines to record an episode of the Love of Quilting public television show. The program focused on how to use your quilting lines to help you if your patchwork isn’t perfect. I showed how the quilting can work kindly with a design’s flaws…

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Kathy’s Extraordinary Dresden Plate Quilt

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Dresden Plate Quilt

I recently finished quilting Kathy’s amazing Dresden Plate quilt top. I’ve been fortunate enough to quilt for her many times in the past. Kathy and I share a love for bold, colorful fabrics and this quilt is no exception. The primary feature of this quilt is the extra large central Dresden Plate created from striped…

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Best of Show- Ky State Fair 2017

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Best of Show KY State Fair 2017

If you’ve never been to the Ky State Fair to see the quilts you are missing out. There are typically around 400 quilts submitted and hung. It is always fun to see your quilt hanging with all of its friends. They look so happy together. The blue, red and white ribbons look beautiful placed upon…

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Truly a Work of Art!

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This work of art is made up of artwork printed on fabric "blocks" which were made into a top. See how Angela quilted it to bring out the art!

Here’s a special Christmas gift from a very proud granny! All of those blocks in Linda’s quilt are reproductions of her grandson’s art projects from school. Isn’t that so fun? Linda said her grandson’s art teacher takes pictures of all the kids’ projects and uploads them to a website. Parents and grandparents can then go…

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How to Prepare a Quilting Plan for a Scrappy Quilt

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This customer quilt has lots of busy floral fabrics. Angela talks about the thought process when preparing a quilting plan for this scrappy quilt.

Virginia recently brought this top in for me to quilt.  Look at all these gorgeous floral fabrics!  With so much going on visually, developing a quilting plan can be challenging.  Here’s how we made choices for this quilt. First, Virginia knew that she wanted the quilting to have an overall nature theme with all those…

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Introducing the Spot On Bracket for Computerized Quilting

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Spot On Laser Bracket for APQS longarm quilting machines with LED light panel for use with computerized systems

I’m so stinkin’ excited to show you this product made specifically for the APQS world of computerized quilting! For years I’ve been frustrated while quilting with my computerized systems. Every time I needed to set the boundaries for a motif I was lowering my needle at each corner of my blocks to make sure I was going to click in…

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Quilting Gothic Arches

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"Gothic Arches" is a Tula Pink design. Angela chose to use custom quilting techniques to enhance the patterns of the fabrics used in the top.

Kathy recently asked me to quilt this amazing top for her. The pattern is called “Gothic Arches”, by Tula Pink. Being a Tula Pink fan, Kathy also used fabrics from her “Elizabeth” line. The result is a quilt filled with bright colors and patterns. I must admit that this top intimidated me for a while. I…

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Embroidered Bunnies Baby Quilt

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Embroidered Bunnies Baby Quilt with custom quilting by Angela Huffman - QuiltedJoy.com

There have been some super adorable baby quilts coming through the shop lately between our renters and customers. This little bunnies quilt from Lillian is probably one of the cutest! Lillian made this quilt for one of her grandchildren. She embroidered little bunnies into each block and added some fun sayings like “Somebunnys napping” and…

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