Blue Bar Quilts
Original quilt by Gael Boyd.
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Make a Big, Bold, Modern Quilt

with Nicole Neblett!
Nicole Neblett, a Quilt Con 2019 instructor, is coming to Blue Bar Quilts on May 5! Nicole will teach the same workshop she presented at QuiltCon, How to Make a Big, Bold, Modern Quilt.

In this class students will practice designing and constructing a large-scale quilt top using modern design elements and principles. Using an idea for a large-scale quilt, students will make it a reality using either traditional piecing techniques or freezer-paper techniques. Tips will be learned for selecting fabrics and color schemes, working with large pieces of fabric, and deciding on quilting options for negative space. Participants will leave the workshop with the beginnings of a big, bold modern quilt! Register here.
Register for Nicole's class

The Power of Two!

 Blue  Bar  Quilts 
Second Anniversary Challenge

Make a mini quilt that is representative of the number 2 to help us celebrate our second successful year of business! Couple, double, pair, there are so many definitions of 2 to inspire and interpret the challenge theme. We are grateful to be in partnership with you, our customers and modern quilting community and can’t wait to see what you create!
Here are the details:
  • Entrance fee is $10, register here or when you drop off your quilt
  • Quilts* may be any size up to and no larger than 20” x 20”
  • Deadline for turning in finished projects is Monday, April 15, 2019 by 6:00 PM
  • One entry per person
  • Quilts will be numbered and hung anonymously for judging
  • Quilts will be displayed at the shop April 20 through May 31
*For our purposes, a quilt is defined by no fewer than 3 layers including fabric/fiber/batting held together with machine and/or hand stitching.

Prizes are as follows:
  • First - $100 gift certificate
  • Second - $50 gift certificate
  • Third - $25 gift certificate
  • Viewer’s Choice - 12 large spool Aurifil 50wt thread collection

Reduce, Reuse, or Just Don't Use.

Our efforts to reduce single-use plastic shopping bag consumption has been a big success! We are proud and happy to report that since August, you’ve helped reduce plastic use by refusing more than 3,000 bags at checkout! Together our Blue Bar Quilts community continues to play a role in reducing plastic waste pollution and its environmental impact. Thank you to all customers who elect to use their own shopping bag or who refuse a new one at checkout.

The March winner of our monthly drawing to promote reduction of plastic bag waste is Lori Cushman! Lori has won a 4 Fat Quarter Gift Card.

Featured Classes

Intro to Paper Piecing

Instructor: Cheryl Schenck

Tuesday, April 16

Learn paper piecing basics with a modern project from Paper Pieced Modern by Amy Garro.

Project is Itty Bitties, a 42" square graphic quilt suitable for a wallhanging or baby quilt. Book purchase is required; print-out of foundation pattern will be provided in class.
Register for Paper Piecing

Bag of the Month with Sew Hungry Hippie

This month: Santorini Tote
Instructor: Natalie Santini

Saturday, April 13

Learn all the bag-making tricks and techniques from Natalie Santini of Sew Hungry Hippie! If you have wanted to up your bag construction game with vinyl & cork or try out modifications, different types of hardware and straps, and insert zippers with ease, this is the place to do it. Many options will be offered such as handbags, pouches and even a duffel. A new bag will be chosen each month with input from participants.
Register for Bag OTM

Denim Improv Quilt

Instructor: Maday Delgado

Sunday, April 14

We will use improvisation to create a dynamic jean quilt that is visually striking, encourages sustainability and ignites your creativity. Use, re-use and up-cycle has never looked this great!
Register for Denim Improv

Star Storm

Instructor: Trish Frankland

Saturday, April 27, 10:30-4:30
Sunday, April 28 Noon-4:00

Turn strip sets into a dramatic 5-pointed medallion star quilt measuring 80" square. Using Victoria Findley Wolfe's pattern and full size paper templates you will learn to sew and cut the mirror image units to make this show stopper. Easier than it looks!
Register for Star Storm

Paint Pouring 102

Instructor: Cheryl Schenck

Tuesday, April 30

Expand your paint pouring horizons with two new techniques, tree ring and string pull pours. You'll go home with two 8"x 10" unique paintings.
Register for Paint Pouring 102

The Weaving Connection with Maday

Instructors: Maday Delgado

Saturday, April 20

Weaving as a sustainable practice can be rewarding and fun; meditation in the act of making. The woven cloth can be used in practical or decorative application and you can always count on weaving becoming a part of your artistic self-expression. In this workshop, we explore weaving with typical and atypical fibers to create textures and interest in your work. My hope is that you will want to include bits of denim which will be provided by Maday. You will be rewarded with a fabric swatch completed entirely by you using a high quality loom by Purl & Loop that you will take home to use again & again. All supplies are included but feel free to bring bits of fiber; yarn, etc. from your own stash to include if you desire.
Register for Weaving Connection

Skill Seminar Series: Piecing

Instructor: Trish Frankland

Tuesday, April 30

Brush up on your quilt-making skills (or learn the basics if you're a beginner) in a fun, informative skill-building series. Whether you've been sewing for a while or you're just getting started, any 2-hour session will give you vital info to become a better sewist. Plus, we promise you'll laugh. Each topic is a stand-alone session: pick and choose the topics you need!
Register for Piecing Skill Seminar

New Fabrics

Pinkerville is here! Pinkerville is here! Tula Pink’s newest collection, Pinkerville from Free Spirit Fabrics, is finally in the shop.
Backing Fabric: Frolic
See you in the shop this weekend!

-Gael 🌸
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