Joy Voltenburg
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  • Sullivan, IL
  • United States
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Shimmering_Blues

"Beautiful!"
Jul 27
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Shimmering_Blues

shimmering organza layered over hand-dyed cotton, lace edging. My own design
Jul 26
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Baltimore album

"Amazing! I want to make a Baltimore Christmas quilt. Have started the center block twice now, but need to remake several pieces again. Yours is stunning."
Jul 25
Riana Noyes commented on Joy Voltenburg's photo
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Baltimore album

"Wow! Reminds me of Dorothy's work ( and that's a huge compliment)."
Jul 25
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Cardinals in the Corn and Beans

"This should bring in lots ofmuch needed funds for sure."
Jul 25
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Iowa star

"Fabulos quilting here! You mentioned you use a midarm...may l ask which brand/ size?"
Jul 25
Ginny Andersen left a comment for Joy Voltenburg
"Your latest postings are beautiful! Are these all yours or customer's quilts? Amazing! "
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Carolyn Dina commented on Joy Voltenburg's photo
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Pinwheel baby quilt

"WOW!! Priceless!"
Sep 16, 2017
Riana Noyes commented on Joy Voltenburg's photo
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KaffeFasset-applique

"What a work of art. I also love Kaff Fasset fabrics...as well as his gorgeous needlepoint designs."
Aug 27, 2017
Nancy Bekofske commented on Joy Voltenburg's photo
Aug 27, 2017
Joy Voltenburg's photo was featured

KaffeFasset-applique

Beautiful applique with Kaffe Fasset fabrics. Hand-applique.
Aug 3, 2017
cindy greenwell commented on Joy Voltenburg's photo
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Urban Owls

"My kind of quilt-love it"
Jul 20, 2017
Riana Noyes commented on Joy Voltenburg's photo
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KaffeFasset-applique

"Wow, someone also did a great job on the quilting!"
Jun 28, 2017

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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I took a class with 3 colleagues eight years ago and haven't stopped since. I found I prefer planning and doing the quilting design rather than the piecing, and purchased a mid-arm machine a year ago. I feel like I've really found my calling since purchasing that machine.
How many quilts have you made?
24+ for myself; quilted hundreds for others
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
I make quilts
How long have you been a quilter?
since 2002
What is your favorite quilting technique?
trapunto
Why do you quilt?
It's a form of artistic expression and am really driven to do it.
Do you have a website?
http://customquiltsofjoy.com

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Framed Flowers

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 2:30pm 8 Comments

Well, this painted wholecloth project is "almost" done.  I have a bit of tweaking left to do. This is a project I started designing earlier this year in Adobe Illustrator.  I took some vintage illustrations and traced them and added borders and spines for feathers.  I then printed it out on tabloid sized paper and…

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Paint a Pretty Picture

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:27pm 6 Comments

I'm up in the air about what to call this art quilt, but I have a bit of time to decide.  It's coming along.  I have two (maybe 3) colors left to figure out and have ordered a few more pigments to help me decide.  I'm using polished pigments (available via sewfarsewgood.org or from colourarte.com) and Derwent Inktense pencils.  I mix the pigments with textile medium (like Inkfusion or Delta Ceramcoat).  The pencils I will either pencil the color on dry and brush the textile medium over it,…

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Spring Shadows at AQS Paducah, 2014

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 3:59pm 1 Comment

I'm thrilled to have another of my quilts hanging at the AQS show in Paducah this week.  If anyone is attending this show, please take a picture and send to me!…

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Decatur Quilt Fest

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 3:03pm 6 Comments

I won Viewers Choice and 1st place ribbons on Spring Shadows and 2nd place on Winter Garden at the Decatur  Quilt Fest this past weekend.  I also got to meet Maria Elkins (mariaelkins.com) and see some of her fascinating art quilts in person.…

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At 10:45am on July 25, 2018, Ginny Andersen said…

Your latest postings are beautiful! Are these all yours or customer's quilts? Amazing! 

At 10:46am on November 3, 2011, QuilterBridget said…
Happy birthday, Joy~I hope you have a wonderful day!
 
 
 

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