Blue Bar Quilts
Original quilt by Gael Boyd.
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Come to our Wisconsin Vendor & Designer Day tomorrow, Saturday, July 20, and receive a coupon good for 15% off your purchase of full-priced eligible merchandise in the shop.

Coupon is good right then and there or can be used anytime through 7/27/19 if you want to shop later in the week.

One single-use coupon per person.

Wisconsin Vendor & Designer Days

Tomorrow! Saturday, July 20

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.

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

Here is 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!

Quilt Expo Tickets Available!

Quilt Expo time is coming up September 5-7, 2019! We are already busy making plans and preparing for vending there.

You will find us again this year at Booth 321/322.

We have discounted advance tickets for sale at the shop now through September 4.

  • One-day – $8 in advance; $10 at door
  • Two-day – $13 in advance; $15 at door
  • Three-day – $16 in advance; $18 at door
Parking is paid separately at the Alliant Energy Center entrance gate ($7) and children 12 and under are free (must be accompanied by an adult).

For class registration and scheduled events please visit the Quilt Expo website:

Row by Row 2019:
Taste the Experience

Row by Row is well underway and by now you probably know this year’s theme is food.

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

Our free pattern is titled BBQ Grill, designed by Trish Frankland aka Quilt Chicken. Our row takes a graphic approach to this year's food theme with the design inspired by the classic kettle grill and the simple shapes of modern quilting. Trish made us this cool, grayscale version, too!

Row by Row Experience is for quilters and sewists 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. Shops will be distributing their free patterns from June 21 - September 4, 2019.
We hope you will join in the fun!
BBQ fabric license plate
Our fabric license plates are on sale now for $5.99!

Featured Classes

Block & Mono Printing

Instructor: Maday Delgado

Saturday, July 27

An exploration of texture and design facilitated by block printing with stamps and mono-printing with real leaves. With these techniques you will create your own unique fabrics to use in future fiber arts or quilting projects. You will have the option to add running stitches by hand to enhance your work if desired.
Register for Block & Mono

Cleo Skirt

Instructor: Susan Fortney

Sunday, July 28

This gathered skirt features a flat-front waistband with elastic in the back for a flattering and comfortable fit. Two views are included: a knee-length version with cutout pockets and contrasting hem band, and a midi-length version with inseam pockets. Cleo's versatile design works with many different kinds of fabrics; make it with cotton for an everyday staple, or dress it up with silk for a fancy party skirt!
Register for Cleo Skirt

Paint Pouring 101

Instructor: Cheryl Schenck

Tuesday, July 30

Pouring paint is really popular right now, and with good reason. It's fast, fun, easy and no experience is necessary! In this class you can try two different pour techniques - the swipe and the dirty pour. You'll go home with two 8"x 10" unique paintings.
Register for Paint Pouring 101

Surface Design with Thickened Dyes

Instructor: Pamela Niebauer

Thursday, August 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.
Register for Surface Design

Beginning Free Motion Quilting

Instructor: Cheryl Schenck

Saturday, August 3

Step into the world of free motion quilting! In this class you'll learn to baste your quilt and use a walking foot, but the focus will be on free motion quilting. Learn several different patterns suitable for beginners. With a little practice, you'll be quilting those unfinished projects in no time. Let's start turning those tops into quilts!
Register for Free Motion Quilting

A Study In Big Stitch Quilting: Machine-Pieced, Hand-Quilted

Instructor: Maday Delgado

Saturday, August 3

This Big Stitch workshop will incorporate machine-piecing and Sashiko style hand-stitching. We will improvise to create a machine-pieced panel with assorted fabrics. This panel will be adorned with the rich textured running stitches of Sashiko using colorful threads to give your work dimension and charisma. In addition, our pieced panel will benefit from the unique, spontaneous cuts made with scissors instead of a rotary cutter. These techniques can be a wonderful addition to your current sewing projects ranging from quilts to garments and facilitated in part by the speed of our sewing machines.
Register for Big Stitch Quilting

Beyond Beginner Quilting

Instructor: Cheryl Schenck

Monday, August 12 & 26

If you have finished your first quilt and are ready for your next challenge, this class is for you. Using the Twinkle pattern by Swirly Girls Designs you will build your piecing skill set by learning how to make half square triangle blocks and combine a color palette that will make your star quilt sparkle.
Register for Beyond Beginner Quilting
See you in the shop this weekend!
-Gael 🐦
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