Blue Bar Quilts
Original quilt by Gael Boyd.
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Wisconsin Vendor & Designer Days

Save the Date, July 20th, 2019!

Join us for our first annual Wisconsin Vendor & Designer Days to see what our creative state has to offer!

We will have Wisconsin-based businesses and pattern designers onsite to share information and demo products for all of you.

This event is free and will take place in our spacious classroom.

Here's who will be joining us:

Looking forward to seeing you all for this fun event featuring businesses that support our local creative community and economy!

Row by Row 2019:
Taste the Experience

Row by Row is underway and this year’s theme is food!

Our 2019 row and license plate are BBQ themed which seemed like a natural for us since those are our initials!

Row by Row Experience is for avid quilters and sewers who love to travel and love to add the next new quilt to their collection. Anyone can participate!

Collect free patterns for themed rows from participating shops all over the US, Canada & Europe. Use 8 of your collected patterns to create a quilt, and be the FIRST person to bring a completed quilt to a participating shop any time before October 31, 2019 to win a bundle of 25 fat quarters.

If one of the rows used in the quilt was designed by the shop where the quilt is turned in, the maker will also receive a bonus prize chosen by that location, and Blue Bar Quilts will be awarding a $25 gift certificate. Shops will be distributing their free patterns from June 21 - September 4, 2019.
BBQ fabric license plate
Our fabric license plates are on sale now for $5.99. We hope you will join in the fun!

Featured Classes

The Chaos of Perfection

Instructor: Maday Delgado

Saturday, June 29

We will use improvisation and hand-stitching with Japanese yarn and Sashiko thread to create a stitching journal that is true to your style and complements sustainable living. Textures and color will come together to inspire makers to take these techniques and apply them to uplift wardrobes and even home decor.
Register for The Chaos of Perfection

Felted Vessel

Instructor: Jennifer Angelo

Friday, June 28

Have a space in your home that needs a little something but can't find the perfect object? Make it yourself! In this class you will learn how to make a felted vessel using wool fiber suitable to catch your keys, pot petunias or beautify your abode.
Register for Felted Vessel

English Paper Piecing 101

Instructor: Elizabeth Oner

Sunday, July 7

Learn the basics of English paper piecing (EPP) and make a fun little project! This class will cover the basics of EPP including different options available to make a hexagon flower.
Register for EPP 101

Skill Seminar Series: Binding

Instructor: Trish Frankland

Thursday, June 27

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 Binding

Bag of the Month with Sew Hungry Hippie:

Bliss Yoga Bag
Instructor: Natalie Santini

Saturday, July 13

Sew a zippered yoga bag with Natalie of Sew Hungry Hippie! We will focus on inserting a main large zipper for fast access to the yoga mat plus two zippered security pockets. I'll show you how to make an adjustable strap, which you can use for any future bag project also.

Natalie writes her patterns with step-by-step photos, directions, diagrams, and digital illustrations so everyone has a successful experience. There are options to customize your best bag as well- such as a vinyl cell phone pocket inside and more! This bag may be sewn with quilting cotton, canvas, duck cloth, vinyl, cork, leather, faux leather, and PU leather. Make sure you have the proper feet to sew if bringing an unconventional material (such as vinyl- you'll need a Teflon foot).

The finished bag measures approx 6.5" diameter x 27" length, however, we can customize this if you need! I do have fat mat dimensions already worked out if you need them. All her patterns go through three rounds of testing by varying levels of sewing experience, including beginner to advanced. Hope to see you in class! Take the skills learned and use them on future bags.
Register for Bliss Yoga Bag

Zip-Up Tray Pouch

Instructor: Amie Borgelt & Trisha Urben

Sunday, July 14

The Zip-Up Tray Pouch, designed by Aneela Hoey of Comfortstitching, is a fabulous, fun and unique project! Zipped closed, the pouch measures 11" x 4" x 4". Opened into the tray, it measures 11" x 4" x 7" and can be securely filled with your hand stitching supplies, knitting projects, kids toys, travel necessities or whatever else you would like to stash! Use your favorite prints, fat quarters or stash fabrics. Great for canvas or linen blends.
Register for Zip-Up Tray Pouch

Sew Together Bag

Instructor: Dayna Thwaits

Sunday, July 21

A popular project on Instagram, the Sew Together Bag designed by Sew Demented is a clever, multi-compartment organizer for sewing notions, cosmetics, craft supplies and more. Make it plain or fancy, quilted or not. Great way to showcase a favorite fabric.
Register for Sew Together Bag

New Fabrics

Gone Wild
designed by Sarah Frederking
by Studio E Fabrics
Tropical Animals

from Riley Blake Designs
Joey Main Blue
Joey Koalas Mint
Joey Trees Gray

designed by Allison Harris
for Windham Fabrics
See you in the shop this weekend!
-Gael 🐦
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