Playful and Colorful Renter Quilts!

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Judy's Off Centered Around the World Quilt made with half square triangles, quilted at Quilted Joy

A lot of quilts come into this studio, but what really gets everyone “oohing” and “ahhing” tends to be bright and colorful quilts. What can I say, I love color! Quilts are excellent spaces to explore and use color to the extreme. These quilts were chosen for this post because the quilters had some fun…

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Pretty as a Picture

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Judy's University of Louisville quilt featuring a Fleur De Lys and the UofL Cardinal. She custom quilted this beauty at Quilted Joy.

When we think of quilts we often think of shapes being manipulated into interesting designs that don’t necessarily look like anything, they just look interesting. These quilters created things that you can actually recognize. And they are beautiful! Erin made this quilt called Halloween Haberdashery. Erin is a local blogger, houseonhillroad.com and the quilt was…

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The Art in Quilting

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What a beautiful mountain-scape wallhanging quilt! Sue free motion quilted this with simple lines to mimic air and clouds flowing through the air.

Quilts can be very functional. They can also be just for beauty. Check out these great works of art that our renters created. Some were blocks of the month, or Row by Row designs, and some are just works of imagination. One thing we know for sure is that they’re all amazing! Bonnie made this…

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Our Renters Tackle Custom Quilting

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One Block Wonder Quilt

During all of our longarm rentals, we provide renters with their choice of Omni thread and paper pantographs. For the majority of our renters that’s exactly what they want to finish their quilts. But there are some folks who want to do a little more with their quilting. For some, the pantographs are too constricting…

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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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The Longarm Schoolhouse is Back!

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Longarm Schoolhouse with Angela Huffman

It’s beginning to feel like crunch time! I’ll be teaching a lots of different classes this fall and traveling to different parts of the country to teach those classes. I’ve been busy this week finishing up the handouts for my students at MQX in Springfield – there’s still a few spots left in some of…

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Thank you, Judi!

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Angela Huffman and Judi Madsen

Last week, Judi Madsen visited Quilted Joy to teach for four very busy days.  She arrived in the middle of a storm system that brought severe thunderstorms, heavy rain and tornadoes, weather that they do NOT see in Utah – what a welcome!  Judi taught eight different classes over two days, then did it all over again for a second…

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We’re a Few Weeks Away from the Judi Madsen Camp!

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We’re less than a month away from the Judi Madsen Machine Quilting Camp! I’m so excited to have Judi here in the showroom, her classes are going to be so much fun and I know the students are going to love it! If you haven’t already signed up for Judi’s machine quilting camp, there are…

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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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