Quilt Expressions, home to 6,000 fabric bolts, attracts customers from all over the country.
Staff members and customers enjoy gathering at the well-lit cutting table. In addition to florescent lighting, natural light from the shop’s 13 skylights keeps things bright.
Front row, from left: Kristi Funk, Karen Hanson (owner), Della Toth, and Carol Caba; middle row: Tracey Braithwaite, Stacey Herbener, Danielle Jensen, Rodi Dumas, and Cheryl Neruda; back row: Kathy Moffis and Kathie Passarino.
To finish their projects, quilters rent time on any of the four long-arm machines at Quilt Expressions.
A faux balcony provides plenty of space to drape and display quilts at the shop.
Bunches of hand-dyed wools and bolts of fabric are organized by color.
One of the shop’s patterns, Run for the Border, is designed to showcase a border print. The stitched sample features western-theme fabric.
Fresh and modern fabrics, including this collection from Sweetwater, greet customers at the shop’s entrance.
Shop owner Karen Hanson designed a bright and cheery throw, Star Burst, for Quilt Sampler® Spring/Summer 2013 magazine.
Karen Hanson machine-quilted Star Burst with an allover swirl design.