Three Memorial Quilts from our Longarm Renters

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Hand embroidered blocks on a memorial quilt for a school

Some of us are hoarders. We like to keep things that have long past their usefulness. But how do you throw away something that reminds you of happy times? How do you throw away something you’ve held onto for decades? Some of us just can’t do it. But then the question is what do we…

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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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Anita’s Vintage Hankie Quilt

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Anita made a beautiful Vintage Hankie quilt and brought it to Angela Huffman for machine quilting. She needed to find the perfect backing fabric and quilting design for it.

Anita is quite the piecer, just a few weeks ago I shared her Sunny Skies quilt with you. Today I have another quilt by Anita but this one has a totally different feel. How sweet is her vintage hankie quilt? Anita said this was one of her UFOs (UnFinished Objects) sitting in a closet for…

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Tina’s Floral Cross Stitch Quilt is Finally Quilted!

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How long do your quilts wait to be quilted? Tina's floral cross stitch quilt waited 40 years to be quilted. We finally gave her quilt its day to shine!

What’s the longest you’ve had a quilt wait to be quilted? 10 years? 20 years? How about almost 40 years? Tina said she bought this cross stitch quilt kit back in the 1970s and started working through the cross stitch, but then life got in the way. Since then, it’s been stored in boxes and…

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LeMoyne Stars from Tracey

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LeMoyne Star Quilt

Take a look at Tracey’s beautiful LeMoyne star quilt! It had all of us swooning in the shop while it was here. What do you think of the way she framed the main LeMoyne star with partial stars? I haven’t seen a variation like that before. Does anyone know if this particular version has it’s…

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Marjorie’s Cross-Stitch Quilt

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Cross Stitch Quilt

  Every so often, a customer brings me a stamped cross-stitch top to quilt. These quilts often have been sitting in closets for years, waiting for attention, and it’s time to give them the love they deserve! Marjorie’s top was 100″ by 100″ with the more recently added borders. She was so delighted to get…

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Renters Getting Those UFOs Quilted!

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Longarm Quilting Machine Renters at Quilted Joy

I love seeing our renters finish their tops into quilts.  Sometimes the most satisfying finishes are the projects that have been on hold for a while, years or even decades.  Here are a few of those recent projects – enjoy! Renee brought in this vintage top that was pieced by a family member.  It is made…

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Lots of Renter Activity!

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Here are a few more of the amazing quilts our renters have quilted recently here at Quilted Joy. Come and see what they've been up to!

One thing we love here at Quilted Joy is the huge variety of quilts our renters and customers bring in.  We love the colors, the styles, and the stories behind the quilts – and every quilt is different. Margie quilted this quilt a few weeks ago.  At first, it looks random, but if you look at…

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Mary’s Civil War Stars Quilt

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I haven’t been able to show this finish to you since it was featured in the Nov/Dec edition of Machine Quilting Unlimited magazine but now that the edition has passed, I knew you’d want to see it a little better. First, I need to tell you a little about Mary who pieced this civil war…

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