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Original quilt by Gael Boyd.
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Teacher Cheryl Schenck of UnSpooled publishes her first pattern – Mental Block!

From Cheryl: "This pattern is easier to put together than it looks! It only takes five fabrics and a background. The illusion of stacked squares makes for a wonderful space for featuring some fantastic quilting!

The quilt measures 64 x 87, which is big enough for a twin bed (with not too deep a mattress) or a very generous throw."

Blue Bar Quilts is happy to be the first area shop to host a Mental Block Class!

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❄️New featured classes for Jan./Feb.
❄️New fabrics!
❄️Lisa Binkley Art Quilts & Embroideries Exhibit
❄️Pre-order your Tula Pink HomeMade fabrics!
❄️Shop online, anytime, anywhere!

Featured Classes

English Paper Piecing 101

Instructor: Elizabeth Oner

January 16

Learn the basics techniques of English paper piecing (EPP) by learning to make the classic Grandmother's flower garden unit! This class will cover the basics of EPP fabric and template preparation and use glue basting and stitching options to make a hexagon flower.

Register for EPP 101

Beginning Quiltmaking

Instructor: Cheryl Schenck

7 Sessions: January 21 - March 3

Learn every step of the quiltmaking process in this class designed for beginning sewists. You will learn fabric selection, cutting, piecing, pressing, borders, basting, quilting, trimming and binding. After taking this class you'll be ready to make any number of quilt projects. There's nothing like a handmade quilt - now you can make your own! Don't have a sewing machine? Ask about using one of our shop machines.

Register for Beginning Quiltmaking

Accordion Sewn HST Method

Instructor: Trisha Frankland

2 choices: January 23 & February 23

This technique will blow your mind! Learn a new half square triangle method that allows you to make it super scrappy but in a controlled way. Use it with the Carpenter's Apprentice pattern and anytime you need HST's. Also, tons of tips and tricks from Trish for trimming.

Register for Accordion Sewn HST Method

Lucky the Labrador

Instructor: Cheryl Schenck

January 25

Make your own adorable stuffed Labrador Retriever using your favorite fabrics! This is a multi-step, detailed project and can be tricky, so this class is intended for sewists with some experience.

Register for Lucky the Labrador

Hem Your Jeans

Instructor: Cheryl Schenck

January 26

Say goodbye to worn hems! With this technique, you will learn to shorten your jeans while keeping the existing hem. This technique works best with straight leg jeans, not flared.

Register for Hem Your Jeans

Diva Frame Wallet

Instructor: Dayna Thwaits

February 2

This is a perfect class for anyone who is: 1. New to sewing 2. New to bags and clutches 3. Loves the look and functionality of the Diva wallet. It really is a functional wallet that is easy to make. And once you do one, they can be addictive!

Register for Diva Frame Wallet

Hand Quilting 101

Instructor: Elizabeth Oner

2 Sessions: February 7 and 22

Learn the basics of hand quilting; supplies, marking, basting and stitching techniques. A whole cloth one block design approximately 18" square will be the class project and several stencil designs will be available for students to use in class. Both the poke/pull and rocking stitch methods will be covered.

Register for Hand Quilting 101

Patch the Pussycat

Instructor: Cheryl Schenck

February 8

Make your own adorable stuffed Pussycat using your favorite fabrics! This is a multi-step, detailed project and can be tricky , so this class is intended for sewists with some experience.

Register for Patch the Pussycat

New Fabrics


designed by Sarah Campbell
for Michael Miller Fabrics

Colour Fields


designed by Katarina Roccella
for Art Gallery Fabrics

16 bolts of quilting cotton

Ice Forestry
Foxnest Haze
Flora Fields Flax
Flora Fields Anemone
Gaia Sunshine
Gaia Eventide
Beneath Our Feet
Grounded Glacial
Grounded Tierra
Gentle Lunaria
Serein Branchlet
Migration South
Migration North
Allium Specks Rose
Allium Specks Pure

Lisa Binkley Art Quilts & Embroideries Exhibit

Lisa Binkley Art Quilts & Embroideries Exhibit is on display through January 2020. Lisa’s work incorporates layers of created color and texture from her own hand-dyed fabrics and fibers, hand stitching and bead work. Lisa is a member of Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists and Memory Cloth Circle.

Pre-order your Tula Pink HomeMade fabrics now!

We are excited to have Tula Pink’s new collection, HomeMade, arriving at the shop in March 2020! Since the last collection sold so quickly, we want to give all of you the opportunity to reserve your favorite designer’s collection so you don’t miss out!

Pre-order a fat quarter bundle and save $6, a half yard bundle and save $12 or a full yard bundle and save $23.75! We ordered 24 prints from the collection in all 3 colorways; Morning, Noon & Night (and one wildcard print with the color name Bruch!)

This offer is also available in-store if you would like to reserve in person.

Here are the fine print details: Fabrics will ship in March 2020 and pre-sale customers will be informed of delivery ASAP after they are received at the shop.

24 SKU's included:


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Of course, we love our customers and we love to see you and all your creative projects. We set up our online store for your shopping convenience so you’re never too far from your local quilt shop, Blue Bar Quilts!
See you in the shop!
-Gael 🐦
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Tues & Thurs 10am-8pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday Noon-4pm


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