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October 2, 2019
Happy Birthday Quilted Joy! from Quilted Joy

That’s right! October is the Quilted Joy shop‘s 6th birthday! It’s hard to believe it’s already been six years since the shop opened. I have to admit, when APQS first asked me to open up a store, I was a little unsure about it. I didn’t have experience running a shop, but I understood it would require a lot of work. But the idea stayed with me, and I realized this was the next step in my journey.

Quilted Joy Studios Front

The image above is from the day I got the keys to the shop. I remember looking ...

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August 3, 2019
Quilted Joy is Hiring a New Quilt Fairy! from Quilted Joy

We are looking to add a friendly face to our Quilted Joy family! Read on to see if you, or someone you know, would be the perfect fit for our or Quilt Fairy part time position.

Kim's bright and colorful layer cake quilt. Quilted with the hearts and flowers design board.

Quilt Fairy Job Posting 🧚‍♀️

Quilt Fairy and Customer Service

Part Time Position

20-30 hours a week

Location: Louisville, Ky


The Quilt Fairy’s main function is to provide high level support to our fabulous customer base at Quilted Joy owned by Angela Huffman, co-host of the national PBS Show Love of Quilting. The goal for this position is to nurture and ...

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March 15, 2019
Replay: The Quilted Joy Clubhouse Live Online Guild Meeting! from Quilted Joy

Last week was our first ever live online guild meeting for the Quilted Joy Clubhouse! If you missed the livestream, it’s now available to watch whenever you want over on Youtube. Or you can check it out right here!

As I mentioned, this was our first ever live meeting. We had a couple of trial runs the week before, but we were all super nervous. There are a few quirks we’d like to fix up, but overall the meeting went really well! If you joined us live and left comments either on YouTube or in the Quilted Joy ...

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February 23, 2019
Introducing the Quilted Joy Clubhouse – An Online Machine Quilting Guild from Quilted Joy

Here in Louisville, KY I’ve been very fortunate to find lots of folks who love machine quilting as much as me. For the last several years, we’ve gathered together once a month to share that love of machine quilting. When we first started our longarm guild there were maybe 5-8 people coming every month. Now that group has grown to more than 20 people regularly joining us (and I’m running out of chairs for the crowd!).

I know that there are many machine quilters who are not this lucky. While they can usually find a quilting guild ...

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February 3, 2019
I’ll be a Guest on Pat Sloan’s Podcast! from Quilted Joy

I have some super exciting news to share with you all! I’ve been invited to be a guest on Pat Sloan’s weekly podcast! 😁

"American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast - Hosted by Pat Sloan - Episode 409 February 4, 2019 - Angela Huffman"

I’ve been such a fan of Pat and her quilts for many years. I’m still pinching myself that I’ll be chatting with her on her talk show! I need to remember not to fan girl too much, but it might be hard to keep it in! We’ll talk about my quilting journey, tips and tricks, and I’ll be making a special announcement.

It would mean the world to me if ...

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December 23, 2018
Merry Christmas from Quilted Joy! from Quilted Joy

I’m just popping in to wish you a Merry Christmas!

We’ll be closed on Monday Dec. 24 and Tuesday Dec. 25. We’ll be back to our normal store hours on Wednesday Dec. 26. The website will of course be open all weekend and any orders placed online will be shipped Wednesday, December 26.

Angela Huffman and a Wallaby

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December 12, 2018
Quilted Joy Christmas Gift Guide from Quilted Joy

Christmas is coming fast, and the time to shop is here. Some of you may be shopping for your favorite quilter in the family. Some of you may be making a list for yourself to make it easier for a loved one shopping for you. Either way, we’ve got some great ideas on what every quilter would be thrilled to find under their tree or in their stocking this year. Here is a Christmas gift guide filled with this year’s must have Christmas list from Quilted Joy.

Christmas Gift Guide for items under $10

True Grips Grippers
True Grip Grippers
Curling Formal Feather Stencil. 422QC. Available at Quilted
Curling ...

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November 21, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving from Quilted Joy! from Quilted Joy

I wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! I’m so thankful for so many things this year, including all of my lovely readers like you. I hope you have a wonderful day filled with food, family, and fun.

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November 16, 2018
20% Off Thread & Fabric for our Early Black Friday Sale! from Quilted Joy

Thread and Fabric under the Christmas Tree at Quilted Joy for the Early Black Friday Sale

We just couldn’t wait until next week to share our Black Friday savings with you! Today through Tuesday Nov. 20 get 20% off all thread and fabric! As always, orders over $100 ship free in the US and these deals are happening in store and online.

Shop 20% Off Thread!

Shop 20% Off Fabric!

Stock up on snuggly backing fabrics for your gifts or find the perfect thread for your Christmas table runner. Take a look at some of our favorites that are currently on sale.

Glide Thread Christmas Colors Collection was $57.19, on sale for $45.75

108" Midnight Clear - Crimson Glow was $16.99/yard, now $13.59/yard

MicroQuilter Thread Neutrals Stitch in the Ditch Collection was $51.75, on sale for $41.40

108" Drawn Wide - Steel was $17.80 on sale for $14.24

Shop 20% Off Thread!

Shop 20% Off Fabric!

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September 10, 2018
New Angela Walters Rulers are Here and I’m so Excited! from Quilted Joy

If you’ve been following longarm machine quilting online, you’ve probably heard of Angela Walters. She a super sweet longarm and domestic machine quilter who creates some really phenomenal quilts. In 2017 she teamed up with Creative Grids to create fun and unique machine quilting rulers. And now she’s at it again with three brand new rulers for your longarm and home sewing machine! Let’s take a look at the new Angela Walters rulers.

Get to Know Taj, Chevy, and Elvira

Angela Walters Rulers - Chevy quilting ruler, Taj quilting ruler, and Elvira quilting ruler

The three newest rulers designed by Angela Walters are Chevy, Taj, and Elvira. Don’t you ...

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August 19, 2018
Using Children’s Line Drawings as Quilt Blocks from Quilted Joy

I’ve been keeping this project a secret for a while but I can finally share it with you!! First, you need to meet my triplets. Here’s a photo from the way back machine.

Angela Huffman with her three kids

They are in college now but back when they were small they would spend hours drawing and I’ve saved a number of my favorite little line drawings from them. This is one of my favorite photos ever of my kidlets. Notice that BirdMan’s little boots are on the wrong feet. Don’t you love that? </p>
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August 17, 2018
My Ribbon Winning Quilts from the Kentucky State Fair 2018! from Quilted Joy

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 I decided to make it a priority. And…. I won a few shiny ribbons! FYI: All of my quilts entered were done without a computer. They are all done with free motion quilting!

That big ribbon you see is the coveted Best of Machine ...

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August 14, 2018
How to Quilt Garden Gate Feathers + Free Practice Worksheet! from Quilted Joy

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 Millie longarm machine and I think we all need that sometimes. In addition to lots of fun background fillers, I also quilted a curling and undulating feather border that I’m now in love with. I wanted to share a closer look ...

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August 9, 2018
Patriot Quilt for Love of Quilting Show from Quilted Joy

What is the oldest UFO (Unfinished Object) in your quilting studio? For me, it was this quilt which I made in the aftermath of 9/11. I was so distraught during this time of heartbreak in our country. The only way I knew how to channel all of that grief was through quilting.

Patriot Quilt by Angela Huffman

I decided to take the Patriot Quilt to demonstrate on the 3200 series of the Love of Quilting PBS show. Sara and I enjoyed playing with the many techniques this quilt has to offer.

Angela Huffman and Sara Gallegos on the set of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting standing in front of Angela's Patriot quilt

This quilt has a wide border to play within and when tackling a ...

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August 1, 2018
Techniques for Quilting Around Applique from Quilted Joy

I recently recorded an episode of the Fons and Porter Love of Quilting program all about techniques to use when quilting around applique quilts.

The featured quilt for this episode was one I did for Pam that was just adorable. She made this for her lucky grand daughter and I’m ready to be adopted. </p>
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July 25, 2018
Longarm Guild: Facing! from Quilted Joy

Quilt with FacingThe Longarm Guild will be meeting next Wednesday, August 1 at 10:00am in the Quilted Joy showroom.

This month Karen volunteered to discuss finishing quilts with facing.

Don’t forget to bring an unfinished top for the “How would you quilt this” segment to get input from others on how to tackle a top and your latest quilts for show and tell.

Don’t forget your finished quilts for the UFO challenge! What’s a UFO? It’s an UnFinished Object, so all those quilts hiding in a closet just waiting to be quilted. If you bring a recently ...

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July 16, 2018
All Gussied Up: Fabric Collage Penguin from Quilted Joy

I have been waiting to show you this since the Spring and I can finally reveal it! I’d like to introduce you to my friend Guss.

Isn’t he fabulous? You may have noticed that we are in love with the Laura Heine style fabric collage animals here. Our students have made a bunch of them. Penguins are my spirit animal so I wanted to create my own using a line drawing. Here’s a photo of him in progress taped to my wall.

I used Steam a Seam 2 which is sticky and repositionable which allowed me to ...

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July 3, 2018
Get Inspired with these Patriotic Quilts this Independence Day from Quilted Joy

Happy Independence Day! I hope everyone is planning on having a spectacular holiday. I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone that the shop will be closed on Wednesday July 4. We’ll be back to our normal hours on Thursday.

In case you needed a little something to get you in the patriotic spirit, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite patriotic quilts from over the years. All of these quilts came from customers dropping them off for me to quilt or from longarm renters who quilted these themselves in the studio. Take a ...

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July 1, 2018
Independence Day Fabric Sale! from Quilted Joy

Some of my fondest summertime memories happened on the fourth of July. Sparklers and fireworks. Chasing fireflies. Lots of amazing food. Family and friends coming together to celebrate our great country’s history. I’m so looking forward to creating some new memories this year.

In the shop, we’re celebrating Independence Day with a special sale on all of our fabrics! Today thru Thursday July 5 all fabrics are at least 20% off. Click here to shop all of our fabrics, including cuddly and soft micro fleece fabrics and more than 100 bolts of wide quilt backing fabrics.

Maybe ...

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June 14, 2018
New Paper Pantographs Available! from Quilted Joy

Do you ever find yourself needing to freshen things up a bit? I was feeling that way about some of the paper pantographs available in the shop. So I’ve changed things up, and now have some exciting new designs available for you! For our longarm renters, don’t be worried. All your old favorites are still here for you to use, you’ll just also have access to a baker’s dozen additional new designs.

Quilted Joy has added to it's collection of Paper Pantographs! Check out the new designs available now!

When picking the new designs, we tried to keep the same mix of themes that we had before. If we were removing a flower ...

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