DeLoa Jones
South Haven, MI

Splish Splash Feathers

Border Patrol
for Beginners

Filling in the Fillers

Border Patrol 2

It's All in the Ruler

Feathering Your Borders

Longarming for
DeLoa Jones has been an avid quilter for 33 years. She started her Longarm career with 20 years of teaching and hand quilting professionally. Many of DeLoa’s designs are influenced by her sense of traditional quilting with a little twist added.

DeLoa has had a machine quilting business for 15 years in which she has a running count of about 5,200 quilts. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and designs with her students. She has authored 5 books and has a line of rulers and stencils.

DeLoa is also an APQS representative and Compuquilter dealer. DeLoa has appeared on and with Linda Taylor on the

DeLoa and her husband Dave live in Michigan and have 8 children and 4 grandchildren.


DeLoa's Classes at HMQS

Splish Splash Feathers

Wed. May 6, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | 110-W | $40.00

Level: Intermediate, Lecture/Demo | Category: Longarm

These playful feathers will brighten any quilt. These feathers are drawn out and dramatic with many different motifs that can be used each by themselves or combined into an allover or background fill. Turned, twisted and manipulated these feathers are different than the normal arrangements and fit into odd areas of the quilts. I will also explain how to design a feather to fit into odd areas so you can customize your feathers to fit.
Border Patrol for Beginners

Wed. May 6, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM | 127-W | $40.00 

Level: Beginning, Lecture/Demo | Category: Longarm

I don’t turn my quilts to quilt my side borders, it is too much work, bother and time; so, I developed many simple designs that can be done in the borders free-motion. Learn how to space your borders and turn the corners. I will show how to quickly quilt your sashing’s in one pass over the quilt top with my serpentine technique. These are 20 + simple designs for the beginner to help you get started in a free motion border adventure.

Student supply list: Snippers
Filling in the Fillers

Thurs. May 7, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | 227-T | $40.00

Level: Intermediate, Lecture/Demo | Category: Longarm

These designs are not for the faint of heart. In fact it usually takes a while for someone to figure out how you did them. I take a background filler stencil such as crosshatching, clamshell, or clouds and use it as a guide for freemotion. It is such a cool concept. Background designs such as interlocking circles, twist and flaming clamshells all become easy and unique. The really cool thing about this class is every time I teach it the students come up with even more ideas. Let me introduce you to this technique and see what wondrous things you can imagine.

Student supply list: snippers
Border Patrol 2

Thu. May 7, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM | 237-T | $60.00

Level: Intermediate, Lecture/Demo | Category: Longarm

Here are 20+ designs that are a little more adventurous for the more advanced student. These designs are for the larger borders as well as the small ones. All are free motion and don’t require turning and repining your quilt. Learn how they fit into, flip over, mirror image, and turn corners easily to adapt to any quilt that you may have. My braided border designs are included with this class. These are unique designs that can fit into small as well as large borders.
It's All in the Ruler

Fri. May 8, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM | 312-F | $40.00

Level: All Levels, Lecture/Demo | Category: Longarm

I have been having a blast with all the new rulers that I have developed in the last year. Let me share with you all the fun. I will show you how to use rulers and the trick to holding them and lining them up correctly. Along with the straight edge tools I will also show you how to use the boomerangs for curved crosshatch. The circle busters and hearts guides allow you to make perfect circles and hearts without crossing your hands and then add freemotion for more design opportunities. The Rope-a-dopes make great rope designs with a corner trick that makes it perfect each time. It also all started with the appliguide which I will show you how to use to go around your appliqués smoothly. Along with instruction there will be samples and many designs that go beyond the basic use of guides.
Feathering Your Borders

Fri. May 8, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | 336-F | $60.00

Level: Intermediate, Lecture/Demo | Category: Longarm

Feather borders don’t have to be just a curvy spine with feathers on both sides. I will show you many different feather designs to wow your borders. Along with the traditional Amish curl border I will show you my swirly feather, Jessie’s curly feather, plume borders and many more. These will solve the problem of what to do in those large to medium border sizes along with giving you many different designs to choose from for your quilts. Knowing the tricks will simplify these designs that look complicated.
Longarming for Beginners

Sat. May 9, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM | 418-S | $70.00

Level: Intermediate, Hands-On | Category: Longarm

This class will start with the very basics of loading the machine, information on battings, threads, needles and rulers. You will then have the opportunity to have some hands on experience to learn how to do pantographs, stitch in the ditch, how to do some free motion border designs and continuous curve in blocks. This should give you a good foundation to start your longarm career.

Kit includes: Fabric batting and thread.

Student supply list: Snippers, paper & pen.