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Sew for a Cause & Mask Up!

Monday Minutes with Gael, Volume 1 Number 48 - Sew for a Cause & Mask Up!Curio Case Pattern for a Cause and A Better Fitting Mask
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Featuring:

The Curio Case Pattern by Dayna Thwaits (@daynasjourney) & Natalie Santini (@sewhungryhippie), with all proceeds donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County!
Curio Case PDF Sewing Pattern
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Japanese 3D Face Mask Pattern & Video Tutorial
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Blue Bar Quilts holiday fabric sale - 30% off and select kits 25% off
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We are open for in-store shopping once again!

Safety precautions will remain intact, masks covering nose & mouth required, limit of 5 customers in store at a time. As always, Online Ordering and Curbside Pick-Up will continue.

Hours:

In-Store Shopping Hours:

Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Closed Sunday

Curbside Pick-Up Hours:

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wed  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Sat    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Appointment Shopping

Need an appointment for personal shopping or a group of 10 or less? Please email bluebarquilts@gmail.com for availability and scheduling.

Online ordering open 24/7

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Fabrics for Cat Lovers 🐈‍⬛ 

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Le Chats Noirs
designed by Leezaworks
for Dear Stella Design
Les Chats Noirs Chillin White
Les Chats Noirs Feature White
Les Chats Noirs Cat Heads White
Les Chats Noirs Having A Meowment Black
Cat Tales
designed by Rachel Hauer
for Free Spirit Fabrics
Cat Tales Magnolia Garden Natural
Cat Tales Cat Tails Aquifer
Cat Tales Yarn Crawl Aquifer
Cat Tales Yarn Crawl Green
Cat Tales Fishing Trip Toile Sepia
Cat Tales On The Prowl Nectar
Cat Tales Pennants Charcoal
Cat Tales Bicycle Race Aquifer
Cat Tales Cat Nap Natural
Cat Tales Essential Supplies Rust

Choices! Block of the Month 2021

We've got two Block of the Month (BOM) programs to get excited about in 2021!

First up is Moda's My Favorite Color is Moda. We've got a Pre-Sale on this kit, and 4 colorway options using Moda Bella solid fabrics and all traditional piecing. If you'd like to use your own fabric, the standalone pattern is $12 and requires 10 solid fabrics. Purchase the pattern here.

This will be 12 months of BOM fun for 2021, with supporting tutorials on the Moda website. Check out the options below and pre-order your kit today.

Shop My Favorite Color is Moda Kit Pre-Sale
Join Trisha for this skill-building, foundation paper pieced modern design by Sassafras Lane.

The class fee includes the pattern booklet and 10 monthly classes.

Choose your own fabrics or purchase full kits or monthly block subscriptions for the pictured quilts.

Kits or monthly block subscriptions will be available for purchase starting in February 2021; watch our newsletter for updates. Kits will be available with a choice of light or dark background.
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Mask Supplies

Explore mask panels and supplies on our website!
I'm Actually Smiling Mask Panel - 28 designs
Masquerade Mask Panel 36
Fun Mask Panels from Moda
Mask panel from Ruby Star
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New Drawstring Mask Elastics with Adjusters:

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Refer to our COVID-19 Mask FAQ for patterns, articles and information about mask making.

ZOOM Classes

Beginning Quiltmaking Series with Cheryl Schenck


January, 2021 – June, 2021

  • Class 1: Buying a Sewing Machine - register
  • Class 2: Sewing Machine Care & Maintenance - register
  • Class 3: Quilting Tools of the Trade - register
  • Class 4: Understanding Sewing Machine Feet - register
  • Class 5: Choosing Fabric for Your Quilt - register
  • Class 6: How to Use Rotary Cutters & Rulers - register
  • Class 7: Perfecting Your Seams - register
  • Class 8: Assembling Your Quilt Top & Back - register
  • Class 9: Basting the Quilt Layers - register
  • Class 10: Preparing to Machine Quilt - register
  • Class 11: Basic Free Motion Machine Quilting - register
  • Class 12: Trimming & Binding Your Quilt - register
Choose your classes

Pre-Felt Techniques with Jennifer Angelo

February 6, 2021

Ever wanted to know how felters make those crisp lines and corners in a felt design? In this course, you will learn how to do just that! This course will teach you the difference between machine-made and handmade pre felts, how to make your own pre felts, and how to use your pre felts in your felting projects. Come learn how to make striking design effects and expand your felting skill repertoire. The kit is included in the class fee and can be picked up at the shop or shipped. Did you see this class too late to get supplies? Take the class anyway and pick up or have the supplies sent to you the day after the class.
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Block of the Month with Trisha Urben

Graphic Jam designed by Sassafras Designs
March-December, 2021

Join Trisha for this skill-building, foundation paper pieced modern design by Sassafras Lane. The class fee includes the pattern booklet and 10 monthly classes. Choose your own fabrics or purchase full kits or monthly block subscriptions for the pictured quilts.

Kits or monthly block subscriptions will be available for purchase starting in February 2021, watch this newsletter for updates. Kits will be available with a choice of light or dark backgrounds.
Register for BOM

Catch our Great Wisconsin Quilt Show Live Stream Videos!

In case you missed the fun, our collection of The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show Virtual Vendor live stream videos is up on our new videos page! Grab your favorite beverage and watch today!
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Shop by Color or Theme!

You can shop for all cottons by color or theme on our website. Try it out today!
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Social Justice Sewing Academy

I am looking with hope to the future and believe that following the lead of our youth will bring progress.

Have you heard about Social Justice Sewing Academy? Founded in 2017, the Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) is a youth education program that bridges artistic expression with activism to advocate for social justice. Through a series of hands-on workshops in schools, prisons and community centers across the country, SJSA empowers youth to use textile art as a vehicle for personal transformation and community cohesion and become agents of social change. Many of their young artists make art that explores issues such as gender discrimination, mass incarceration, gun violence and gentrification. The powerful imagery they create in cloth tells their stories, and these quilt blocks are then sent to volunteers around the world to embellish and embroider before being sewn together into quilts to be displayed in museums, galleries and quilt shows across the country. This visual dialogue bridges differences in race, age and socioeconomics and sparks conversations and action in households across the country.

This year the SJS Academy is excited to launch their 2020 Block of the Month Pattern Series! On the first of each month, they share a FREE pattern or two of a finished block that is inspired by art that youth made in SJSA workshops. Each pattern is designed by a unique quilter, adding their own personal style to each pattern while still encompassing the original youth art ideas or theme for the month. At the end of the year, participants will have the chance to piece these 20 blocks together and make a quilt representing a snapshot of youth inspired SJSA artwork!

For more information on the SJSA and how you can participate in their mission please visit their website: sjsacademy.com.
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Donate a Processional Cover Quilt to Agrace

Agrace Processional Cover Quilt
Text from Agrace:
 
"We’d like to extend a special thank you to Betty Boche (left) for donating her time and talents to make this beautiful and dignified processional covering for us. We are so grateful.

Processions are a time-honored tradition at Agrace. When someone we care for dies at one of our inpatient units, they leave the building through the front doors. A processional cover is a blanket that’s placed over the body as they leave, and we need more.

If you’d like to make or donate a covering that is 74” x 86,” in excellent condition, machine-washable/dryable and gender-neutral, please email Jenn at jsauter@agrace.org for more information."

Make a Zoo Bear for Henry Vilas Zoo

Henry Vilas Zoo Bear
From Henry Vilas Zoo:
 
"Are you looking for something to keep you busy during these cold winter days? Why not pull out your sewing machine and make a few Zoo Bears?

We're looking for volunteers to help us make keepsake bears for our upcoming International Polar Bear Day. (Saturday, Feb. 27)

This is a one-time project for experienced sewers. If you are interested in learning more, please email volunteer@henryvilaszoo.gov."

A Note of Thanks

I am so thankful for your continued business. This international health crisis is going to be a rough patch for so many small businesses and that worries me for all of us in that boat. On the other hand, it has heartened me to see how local communities have rallied in support of their friends and neighbors. May we all remain united in the face of adversity and come through this healthy and happy.


Take care my friends!
💙💛❤️Gael

Hours of Operation

We are open for in-store shopping once again. Safety precautions will remain intact, masks covering nose & mouth required, limit of 5 customers in store at a time. As always, Online Ordering and Curbside Pick-Up will continue.

In-store shopping:


Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Closed Sunday
 

Curbside Pick-up:


Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

For prompt replies to your questions, please call (608-284-9299) or email us at bluebarquilts@gmail.com. These methods are preferred over social media messaging. Thank you!

 

Appointment Shopping:

Need an appointment for personal shopping for you or a group of 10 or less? Please email bluebarquilts@gmail.com for availability and scheduling.

Phone:

(608) 284-9299

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