Looking ahead to 2018

It may seam a little strange to be taking about projects for next year, but tomorrow is the first day of December and I am busy working samples for both new block of the months and class samples.I will have the new class schedule out soon.More about the new classes later. But I can tell you about our Saturday Sampler and new Block of the Months.

First, I am exciting about our new Saturday Sampler, “The Quilt Bee” designed by local designer Kate Colleran of “Seams like a Dream.”


How our Saturday Sampler works: On the Second Saturday we meet at 10am and I demo the block(s) you need to make. You do not have to come to the demo but you do need to come  either the second Saturday or the following Tuesday anytime during store hours to pick up your kits. You have a month to make your block(s) and bring them back they next time we meet and get your next kit. If you do not make block(s) or come on a different day you pay $5. We will meet on the second Saturday every month in 2018 except for the month of August when we do not meet.


“Water Reflections” Block of the Month; This is a stunning new Block of the Month featuring the Artisan Spirit Water Garden Fabric Collection by artist, Ira Kennedy. The collection showcases 2 gorgeous panels by Ira, a beautiful bridge over water, and a crane lightly dancing in the beautiful waters. Digitally mastered, these panels have the same details, as you would find on one of Ira Kennedy’s masterpieces. Coordinating fabrics surround the painted images.

This is a 7 month Block of the Month, and the quilt measures 66″ x 72″. There are three options for this quilt. The first has a piece medallion center section. With this version you will receive all of the fabrics required too complete the quilt top as shown, including binding, and easy-to-follow instructions. This Block of the month will be ready in December.

Additional Quilt Options
Along with the Medallion option, there are also two options featuring panels – the Bridge centerpiece option, and the Crane centerpiece option.  We are also offering a version that has all three centers. With this version you will receive all of the fabrics required to complete the quilt top to be pieced, as well as the 2 extra panels, binding and backing for each panel, and including binding, and easy-to-follow instructions for the BOM.


“Live a Simple Block” Block of the Month: A Simple Life pattern has been broken down into a Block of the Month program. This will be available for you to start in January 2018.  A Simple Life will finish at 72″ x 72″, and is a wool on flannel quilt. A six-month program that will include the wool packets to complete the designated area each month.  Along with fat eights odcoordinating flannels for making the stars and the checkerboard border.  The flannel used is from Lisa’s new line from Moda “Wool and Needle V.”  All the wool is hand by Primitive Gatherings.

solstice Block of the month

“Solstice” Block of the Month: The quilt is divided into six months but you can choose to get it as a complete kit. The kits are ready now. All the blocks have large applique pieces so you can use your favorite method of applique to complete the quilt. The entire quilt is made of batiks from Island Batik.  The quilt measures        63” x71.”  We also have backing and binding available. This Block of the month is ready now.

You can find more information about these quilts on our website: fabricexpressions.com  We are happy to mail any of our programs.  The Saturday Sampler can be  structured as a regular block of the month if you are unable to come to the shop.

Happy Quilting and Enjoy the Journey


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I am the owner of Fabric Expressions, a quilt shop in Littleton CO. We have over 4000 bolts of fabric and offer many fun classes.

One thought on “Looking ahead to 2018

  1. I am interested in finding some information about the two quilts that are BOM’s the first is “The Quilt Bee” and
    “Winter Solstice.” I realize you have your customers come in once a month for the Quilt Bee. Is it possible to purchase these blocks on line and if so, could you tell me the price for each quilt? Thank you for your time.

    Dianne Giltner

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