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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Longarm Guild: Feather Spotlight!

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Feathers in a pinwheel quilt block

The Longarm Guild will be meeting next Wednesday, May 2 at 10:00am in the Quilted Joy showroom. This month we’ll have a feather spotlight! Angela will demonstrate how to quilt a lovely feather variation. Be sure to bring a sketchbook and pencil so you can draw the feather yourself. We also recommend you bring a…

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Beginner’s Guide to Machine Quilting: Quilting Feathers, Part 1

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How to Quilt Feathers

One of the techniques many new (and experienced) longarm quilters want to jump into is quilting feathers. Who can blame them? Feathers are a classic and beautiful quilting design. Unfortunately, they can be a little challenging. I’ve heard a few quilters say they simply can’t do feathers. Practice is the key to mastering feathers on…

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Feathers for the Chickens Among Us Class

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Feathers for the Chickens Among Us - Learn to quilt over 20 EASY longarm friendly feathers in this class taught by Angela Huffman

  Are you struggling to quilt feathers; or flat out avoiding them because they’re just too difficult? I have room for a few more chickens for this week’s Feathers for the Chickens Among Us class! I’ll be teaching this class at the Quilted Joy showroom on Friday May 13, 10:00am-4:00pm. In this hands on longarm quilting…

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New Bethanne Nemesh Books Available in the Store!

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Sampler Quilt Smackdown: Secondary Quilting Designs for all Block Quilts by Bethanne Nemesh. Available at QuiltedJoy.com

If you follow Bethanne Nemesh on Facebook you’ve seen her teasing new books for a while now. (By the way, if you’re not keeping up with Bethanne on Facebook, you really need to start! She’s an amazing quilter and is always sharing pictures of such beautiful quilts.) Well, those books are finally here! She debuted…

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Spring Into Custom Quilting!

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Spring is a time of new beginnings, so why not challenge yourself to try something new? This May I will be teaching two classes on custom quilting. These classes are perfect for the confident beginners out there who are comfortable using a longarm machine and are ready to start learning custom quilting techniques as well as the…

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Our Newest Longarmers!

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Quilted Joy's renters are always working on fun projects! - QuiltedJoy.com

Take a peek at the projects our renters have been working on here at the Quilted Joy showroom. Joel is a local artist whose latest show included several quilts. Joel custom quilted all of them with very specific and strict lines and patterns. On his dark blue sawtooth quilt he used the clamshell stencil and…

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Fieldtrip to Judy’s Fern Tutorial

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Feathers for the Timid Longarmer, taught by Angela Huffman

Some folks get really intimidated by free motion feathers. They can be challenging because the eye can easily tell when the traditional feather shape isn’t symmetrical. A great “beginner” feather uses leaf or fern shapes on a spine instead of a feather. Over at Judy’s blog, she has a wonderful tutorial on how to make…

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Back of Pumpkin Applique Quilt

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Yesterday I posted photos showing the front of Jennifer’s Block of the Month pumpkin quilt she made during a class at one of my local quilt shop gems, The Smocking Shop. Today I thought you’d like to see the back. Jennifer chose a plain muslin back so the quilting is very prominent. You can really…

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