Blue Bar Quilts
Original quilt by Gael Boyd.
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Beginning Quilt-Making is Back!

Learn every step of the quilt-making process in this class designed for beginning sewists.

Quilting pro, Cheryl Schenck, covers everything you will need to become a quilter: fabric selection, cutting, piecing, pressing, borders, basting, quilting, trimming and binding.

Fabrics and all other materials and tools needed for class can be purchased at the shop at a 10% discount. If you would like a kit put together of all tools needed to get you started, we would be happy to accommodate you. Don't have a sewing machine? Reserve one of our classroom machines for an additional $10 to use in shop and at home to complete your quilt.

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!
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Reduce. Reuse.
Or Just Don't Use.

Our ongoing effort to reduce single-use plastic shopping bag consumption continues and your enthusiasm for this project is strong.

We started this project last August and since then you’ve helped reduce plastic use by refusing more than 4,500 bags at checkout. That’s fantastic!

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 May winner of our monthly drawing to promote reduction of plastic bag waste is Nancy WisniewskiNancy has won a 4-Fat Quarter Gift Card.

Featured Classes

Skill Seminar Series: Rows & Borders

Instructor: Trish Frankland

Thursday, June 6

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!
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Bag of the Month
with Sew Hungry Hippie:

Iris Messenger Bag

Instructor: Natalie Santini

Saturday, June 8

The Iris Messenger Bag is designed for confident beginners to advanced level sewing. This bag has customization options to pick and choose from including zipper pockets, slip-in pockets, adjustable strap, cross body styling, and a recessed zipper closure. Approximate finished size is 16"w x 17"h x 5"d. YES this is a large bag! The feedback has been really positive that it's a useful bag for many purposes: roomy purse, diaper bag, library, electronics, market, etc...
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Wicked Hex EPP Mini Quilt

Instructor: Elizabeth Oner

Sunday, June 9 & Sunday, June 16

The Wicked Hex is an English Paper Piecing project designed by Libs Elliott. It's versatile in that you can fussy-cut certain pieces to add focus to the quilt. Because the pieces are larger, it's a good starting point for anyone who hasn't tried English Paper Piecing before. It's portable, great for mini quilt swaps and it's not just's fun. Pattern required and it includes all paper templates to complete the quilt.
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Tuffet Making

Instructor: Cheryl Schenck

Saturday, June 15 & Saturday, June 22

Tuffet (noun) - A low upholstered seat or footstool, hassock, ottoman. While you'll want one for yourself, tuffets make wonderful gifts for special occasions including weddings, new babies, anniversaries and special birthdays. These heirloom creations will bring a touch of charm to any room! Join Cheryl, a certified TuffetSource affiliate, and create your own masterpiece in a two-part workshop. You will have fun and walk out of the second class with a completed tuffet!
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Dyeing Floss, Thread, Lace & Linens

Instructor: Pamela Niebauer

Saturday, June 15

Have fun in a new way with your embroidery and fiber art materials. We'll use fiber reactive dyes to color embroidery floss, lace, ribbon, threads and linens in a variety of ways. Bring in your new and vintage materials and leave with transformed items to use in your stitching and other fiber projects.
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Surface Design with Thickened Dyes

Instructor: Pamela Niebauer

Saturday, June 8

We will start this class with pure play, exploring the dyes and tools by experimenting on cloth prepared by the instructor. There are many ways to apply thickened dye and we will probably discover new ones. We will use tools such as scrapers, brushes, stamps, mono-print plates, rollers and some household items. After the introductory play session, each student will get additional prepared fabric to either continue experimentation or may work with your own specific plan.
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New Fabrics

Uppercase Vol. 3: Circular Logic
designed by Janine Vangool
for Windham Fabrics

"Janine took graphic cues from the mechanics of print on paper: the rollers of a printing press, stacks of paper, halftone dots, and registration marks."
See you in the shop this weekend!
-Gael 🐦
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