Mystery Quilt

Have you every done a Mystery Quilt?  I think they are a lot of fun.  Bonnie Hunter is about to start her anuual mystery quilt called “On Ringo Lake” a Quiltville Mystery. It will start Friday Novemeber 24th.  You will be able to find all the information you need at her blog:

There is a supply list available now at her blog  She gives you paint chip information  to help you get the colors she has in mind.  You don’t have to choose these colors.  Just remember you need constrast and value within your fabrics.

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Here are the three main colors in her mystery.  It is called “On Ringo Lake” so these colors go with colors of the lake in Minnesota. In her Blog she gives the amount of each color to complete the quilt top.

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We have cut Fat Quarters  ready to go   This is suppose to be a scrappy quilt.  So you don’t need a lot of one fabric.  We are here help you if you need any colors that may be missing from your stash.  We also have fabrics that you can use  for the backgrounds.  If you are not local we can send you anything you need. Mention this blog post and we will include a free fat quarter for every six you buy.


One of the tools Boonie talks about is the Simple Folder Corner ruler by Doug Leko of “Anter Quilt Designs” This ruler is a big time saver.  You ill never have to draw another line for a folded corner again.  We have them in stock.

Hope you enoy the mystery.  Remember to enjoy the journey.

Happy Qulting







Row by Row

row 2017Happy November.  It is the first of November so that means “Row by Row is starting up again. Our Row kit contains all the fabric you need in make the row.  All the appliques are pre-cut and fused.  You will need to sew the strips for the trailer togethr before you add it to the row.  The Skyline and “Quilt Shop or Bust” are custom printed on fabric.  You can call to order your row or order from our website:

cropped-photo-3.jpg    This is our row form 2015

Row by Row 2016This is our row from 2016

We have all of our Row by Rows still available to purchase, along with our Licence Plates on or website.



New Beginnings for 2017

Welcome to my blog, an online journal where I talk about what is new in my shop Fabric Expressions and in my life. Fabric Expressions is a fun quilt shop with new fabrics, patterns, books and notions arriving at the shop daily. We offer fun classes and sew for charities. This is a great place to enjoy yourself and meet people who also enjoy quilting.  Next week I will have owned the shop for 10 years. Yikes.

We have a lot planned for 2017.  New Classes, New Block of the Months, and finishing projects.mistletoe_lane_bom

Mistletoe Lane will start in January. We have all the fabric but are limited to only 10 people.  If we get more people than 10 we will have to change the outerborder and binding.


Journey’s End is a new Block of the Month by Kim Diehl.  It will last six months and will start in February.  We will also be participating in Kim’s “Simple Whatknots Club”  Fabric is expected to arrive sometime in January.


Liberty Gathering is a block of the Month that will start in March.  All the  applique pieces are Primative Gatherings hand died wools. This will start in March.