Design Star™ 2010 Finalist - Julie Luoma

Design Star™ 2010 Finalist - Julie Luoma

Check out Julie's contest quilts at the bottom of this page.

I've been quilting for.. Although I've been watching friends quilt for many years, I only started quilting myself last March.

I began quilting because.. I met Margaret Miller and purchased her book, Angleplay, and I was so energized by all of the creative ways to quilt, that I just had to do it.

I learned to quilt by.. asking my friends lots of questions. I research on the internet, and I've taken a couple of classes

My style is.. going to be unique to me.  I like modern and art quilts.  I love to look at quilts for inspiration, but have no desire to exactly duplicate one.  I want my quilts to be an expression of my creativity. Julie Luoma
Auburn, WA


I was inspired by.. my very good friend, Jacque Davis, who has been quilting for about 20 years and she encourages me in all of my efforts.  Also, as I mentioned before, Margaret Miller in her books and classes has set me free to use colors and textures freely and to re-arrange with gusto.

My inspiration comes from.. I went to the quilt show at Sisters, OR and took pictures that I look through quite often.  I also look online at every quilting site I can find.

Julie Luoma's Quilting Studio When designing..  I see blocks or colors combinations that I like and I start playing with them.

I'm attracted to.. I love anything blue or bright.

My stash.. fits in two medium sized plastic tubs.  I really enjoy completing projects and don't plan on having a big stash.


I belong to.. 3 online groups:  SewingNightOwls (a Yahoo! group) who give me general encouragement in everything crafty; The Quilting Board for answers to every questions and tons of pictures; and Scrappy Quilting also for fun, pictures and answers to questions.

My non-quilting hobbies.. I do machine embroidery and enjoy digitizing my own designs.  Combining embroidery and quilting are really interesting to me.  I also like to read and garden.

I entered Quilt Design Star™ because.. I thought that it would be fun to enter my quilt and see if there were any others like it. 

What you should know about me.. I feel like learning to quilt has unleashed a storm of pent-up creativity from inside me.  I look forward to creating and sharing my quilt designs.
Julie Luoma's Pink Quilt


50th Birthday Quilt is Julie's Design Star™ entry quilt.

Julie Luoma's Quilt, 50th Birthday Quilt


Sunflower Tweeets is Julie's Design Star™ Challenge 1 quilt.

Sunflower Tweeets


Quiltometry is Julie's Design Star™ Challenge 2 quilt.




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I am so incredibly impressed at your talent. How on earth do you find the time to both create and produce...and work? Sharon Kaminski
What a lovely idea - your sister must be very happy with your work - did you do the digitising?
Lovely quilts, Good Luck!!
Congrats Julie!
It's always nice to see local talent - I moved from Renton to Ocean Shores, so I'm rooting for you. Awesome quilts - I admire your talent.
beautiful quilts. i am impressed. good luck


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