Today I’m welcoming in the arrival of 2018.  I also want to heighten awareness of some amazing creative “opportunities” that kick off this month, which could help you learn/improve your quilting skills, have loads of fun, and even an opportunity to help raise funds for a great cause:

Leah of Leah Day Designs will be hosting a free Machine Quilting Party in 2018.  This fun event kicks off January lst, 2018 and Leah will be releasing new videos every Monday. This quilting party is designed around her new book “Explore Walking Foot Quilting”.  But wait, if you haven’t (yet) bought this book, I still want to encourage you to check out this quilting party.  I think everyone will enjoy her the free videos, but I want to warn you I’m also confident you’ll quickly decide you want to buy this book.  It really is a great book and I’m confident this quilting party is going to be filled with #CreativeGoodness and loads of fun.  Click here to find the 2018 Machine Quilting Party Schedule and more details about the projects.






Patsy Thompson Designs kicks off a free  Ruler Work Winter Course that kicks off today, January lst, 2018.  Patsy will be releasing a new lesson every Monday and Friday, during January.  This is a great way to learn/improve your quilting skills for “ruler work”.   Check out her FAQ post, and be sure to follow her blog to get all her free lessons to be released during this free course.


The Fat Quarter Shop will kick off the Clementine Quilt Along on January 25th.





This fun event will go for seven months, ending on July 25, 2018. The pattern will be released one block at a time on the 25th of each month on the Clementine Quilt Along Landing Page This is a fundraiser to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  A suggested donation of $5 for every pattern download, with 100% of the proceeds being donated to a great cause. Plus, the Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics will match up to $20,000 of your donations in this 2018 St. Jude Fundraiser.









I hope you’ll check out these fun and creative events in 2018, hopefully joining where you can.

QuiltShopGal will try to help increase awareness of other fun and creative events in 2018 that catch my attention, as I hear about them.  But, feel free to leave a comment and share your insights about your plans for quilting and creativivity in 2018, as well as any event you want to recommend to others.


Carol of My Carolina Home will be hosting a Scrap Dance Mystery Quilt Along that will kick off early 2018. 

Bea of Beaquilter has kicked off a 2018 QUBE QAL, that showcases blocks you can make with the AccuQuilt Qube.


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