Karen’s U of L Rail Fence Quilt

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Karen made this Rail Fence quilt for her son and she has lots of hidden meanings in it's design. It's red, black, and grey, because he's an avid UofL supporter and it's quilted with footballs because he played while growing up.

If you’ve spent anytime in Louisville, KY you’ll know college sports are king here. As a quilter I’ve seen countless quilts in Kentucky blue or red and black. Having a quilt to leave out year round as a matter of pride, or just a good luck token for game day, is a great way to let…

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Longarm Guild: Computerized Quilting

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IntelliQuilter APQS Millie

The Longarm Guild will be meeting next Wednesday, October 4 at 10:00am in the Quilted Joy showroom. This month Kathy will be giving a short presentation about computerized quilting and IntelliQuilter, the computerized system she uses on her own machine. Don’t forget to bring an unfinished top for the “How would you quilt this” segment…

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It’s Not Too Late to Join the Fun at MQX!

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Angela Huffman Peacock Paisley Party Longarm Quilting Class

The annual MQX quilt show in Springfield, IL is only a few weeks away! Do you have plans to visit this amazing show September 27-30? There will be so many beautiful quilts on display and there are lots of amazing classes. At this year’s show I’ll be teaching 9 classes, 2 of which are hands…

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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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Using Block Outlines to Audition Designs with Intelliquilter

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I recently came out with a digital pattern design set that can be used to audition designs. These outlines are used as a reference to allow other motifs to be layered on top in order to discover how the block pattern will complement a block’s seam lines. The block set features 24 common block layouts.…

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Mystery Quilt Part 2

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Here’s some more shots from the Mystery sampler quilt I just finished up for a client. Be sure to click over and see the first post about this quilt for more photos of the different areas. Click to enlarge I’m so impressed by the creativity shown in the layout of this sampler quilt. The piecer…

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Mystery Sampler Quilt Part 1

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I have a number of really great quilt shops in my area. I’m fortunate that I get to quilt many of the tops created in classes that they offer. This quilt top was made in a mystery quilt sampler course over at the Smocking Shop. I’ve never participated in a mystery quilt but I think…

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Video Tutorial: Creating Custom Block Motifs with Basic Shapes & Wedges

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Here’s a new computerized quilting video tutorial from Quilted Joy and DigiTech Patterns that demonstrates how to make unique custom block motifs. It uses basic block shapes and wedge designs to easily make a number of different motifs very quickly! This video uses the Intelliquilter program but if you have a different computerized system on…

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