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Original quilt by Gael Boyd.
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Celebrating 2 years in business!

Our anniversary weekend celebration is THIS Saturday and Sunday, April 27 & 28! Join us for discounts, prize drawings & Julie’s special treats both days!

The Power of 2 Second Anniversary Challenge quilts are on display and we have winners!

This year’s challenge was anonymously judged by friend of the shop and non-quilter, aeronautical engineer Ginny Ross. Her judging criteria were the following:
  • Theme of “2”
  • Varied use of techniques
  • Creativity
  • Use of Blue Bar Quilts name/logo/colors

Here are the winners:

First Prize – Nancy Ellison
“Blue Bar Quilts, 2 Years & Rocking”

Nancy’s quilt had a story on the back describing her creative process!
Here's how this quilt came to be:
  • pieced in celebration of Blue Bar Quilt's two year anniversary
  • machine pieced and quilted using scraps from a variety of other quilts
  • incorporated one Dresden Plate hand-pieced "plate" in the 1930s by my friend Carol's grandma. I've kept this tiny bundle of Dresden Plate pieces since the late 1970s. This is the perfect use for these antique, traditional pieces
  • incorporated a Western cattle brand motif. 2Y is shorthand for "two years" and the half circle indicates "rocking"
  • machine quilted free motion stipple and ripple
Second Prize – Laurie Ceesay Landree
“Yin Yang”

Laurie's quilt maximized use of the theme of 2 in its color scheme and embellishments.
Third Prize – Jill Dow
“Two Star Transparency”

Jill's quilt had a modern simplicity in color choice and design, the two stars share overlapping points and a transparency technique with straight-line, matchstick style quilting.

Viewer’s choice will be tallied and announced on May 31 so please visit the shop and vote for your favorite challenge quilt!

Featured Classes

Nicole Neblett:
How to Make a Big Bold, Modern Quilt!

Instructor: Nicole Neblett

Sunday, May 5

Have you ever wanted to create a big, bold modern quilt? Then this is the workshop for you! You'll practice designing and constructing a large-scale quilt top using modern design elements and principles. We'll take an idea for a large-scale quilt and turn it into a reality using either traditional piecing techniques or freezer-paper techniques. You'll learn tips for selecting fabrics and color schemes, working with large pieces of fabric, and deciding on quilting options for negative space. You'll leave the workshop with the beginnings of a big, bold modern quilt!
Register for Nicole's class

Anatomy of a T-Shirt Quilt

Instructor: Maday Delgado

Saturday, May 4

T-shirts are a wearable memento and functional art. Making a t-shirt quilt is a wonderful way to preserve memories for yourself or a loved one. Maday has made countless t-shirt quilts for others since 2013 and will share her tips, tricks and design secrets for a fantastic finished piece. Class time will focus on proper preparation, stabilization and cutting of the shirts, no sewing machine necessary.
Register for T-Shirt Quilt

Low Water Immersion Dyeing

Instructor: Pamela Niebauer

Sunday, May 2

Create fabric to use in quilting and other sewing projects while learning the basics of low water immersion dyeing. This dyeing technique uses a small amount of water in shallow containers. Different ways of manipulating fabric and applying dyes produce a variety of effects including textured fabric using a single color, relaxed shibori (with one or more colors), and wonderful multi-colored pieces.
Register for Immersion Dyeing

Make Your Mark, Get Set, Sashiko!

Instructor: Maday Delgado

Saturday, May 4

Create your own hand-marked sashiko stitching design using templates and simple tools to embellish whole cloth quilts, home decor pieces and clothing. We will combine templates to personalize your design. The basic running stitch of sashiko (traditional Japanese hand embroidery technique), is sure to delight in its repetitive and meditative quality. Learning this technique makes it possible to use any fabric to add your mark and customize your sewing projects.
Register for Make Your Mark

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

Adult Garment Construction: Schoolhouse Tunic

Instructors: Susan Fortney

Sunday, May 5

Using the Schoolhouse Tunic pattern from Sew Liberated you will build your garment construction skills.: measurements, pattern layout, pinning, cutting & sewing. A great second project for beginning garment sewists.
Register for Schoolhouse Tunic

English Paper Piecing 101

Instructor: Elizabeth Oner

Tuesday, May 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 English Paper Piecing
See you in the shop this weekend!

-Gael 🌸
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