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Original quilt by Gael Boyd.
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Forest Quilt Auction to Benefit

Days for Girls

QThis spectacular quilt was made by the High Country Quilt Guild of Mount Horeb to help support the work of the Days for Girls Middleton Team, which has called Blue Bar Quilts its home for the past two years.

Days for Girls is an international organization that organizes teams all over the world to make reusable feminine hygiene kits that are sent to areas of the world where no products are available for dealing with monthly periods. In these areas, girls and women stay home when they have their periods, causing the loss of days at school or work. The washable hygiene kits allow them to be productive every day.

The very prolific Middleton team was started two years ago by Nancy Jarvis and has grown quickly to over 100 members. To date, more than 400 kits have been made and shipped to Malawi, Philippines, Bali, Kenya, Haiti, Botswana and most recently, to Syrian refugee camps. The proceeds from this auction will help cover the cost of materials needed to sew most of the parts of the kits, to purchase other items that are included in the kits, and to pay for shipping.

The sealed bid auction of this 95”x106” quilt will continue through November 6 at 3:00 PM. The starting bid is a minimum of $1000. If you would like a bid form we have them in shop or you can email bluebarquilts@gmail.com and we will send one to you via email to print, fill out and return to the shop in person or by mail. Please feel free to share this information with anyone you feel would be interested.

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🧵Featured classes for Oct. & Nov.
🧵Hallway Gallery Show Reception & Stitch-in
🧵New fabrics
🧵Shop online, anytime, anywhere!

Featured Classes

Intro to Foundation Paper Piecing

Instructor: Cheryl Schenck

October 29

Foundation paper piecing is a technique that will open up your patchwork world. If you've ever looked at a complicated or tiny pieced quilt and wondered how they did that, it was probably with paper piecing! Once you learn this technique, you can use it for any number of projects. Choose from two designs from Flying Parrot Quilts, either Gossamer Wings dragonfly or Tiny Jewel hummingbird and you'll be hooked in no time!
Register for Intro to FPP

Sashiko Table Runner

Instructor: Maday Delgado

November 2

Sashiko hand stitching is used in Japan for quilting, mending and decorative purposes to create household items with both beauty and utility. Learn this traditional running stitch embroidery style while making a lovely and useful tablerunner for yourself or as a gift to give.
Register for Sashiko Table Runner

Pour Your Heart Out!

Instructor: Cheryl Schenck

October 26

Can't get enough of poured paint? Come to this all day workshop and pour your heart out! Cheryl will teach you lots of different techniques including flip cup, tree ring, iris, swipe, paint manipulation, and more. Previous paint pouring experience not needed. Included in the class fee are: paint, pouring media, tools, boxes for taking your work home, and canvases. You can make a combination of eight 8"x10" canvases or you can "trade in" two 8"x10" canvases for an 11"x 14" or four 8"x10" canvases for a 16"x 20". The fee is the same no matter the combination of sizes you make. Please bring a lunch or take a break and go out. If you finish painting before 5:00 there is flexibility to leave early.
Register for Pour Your Heart Out!

Felted Christmas Stocking

Instructor: Jennifer Angelo

November 1

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 Christmas Stocking

Dyeing Floss, Thread Lace & Linens

Instructor: Pamela Niebauer

October 27

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.
Register for Dyeing Floss, Thread, Lace & Linens

The Weaving Connection with Maday

Instructor: Maday Delgado

October 19

Weaving as a sustainable practice can be rewarding and fun; meditation in the act of making. The woven cloth can be used in practical or decorative application and you can always count on weaving becoming a part of your artistic self-expression. In this workshop, we explore weaving with typical and atypical fibers to create textures and interest in your work. My hope is that you will want to include bits of denim which will be provided by Maday. You will be rewarded with a fabric swatch completed entirely by you using a high quality loom by Purl & Loop that you will take home to use again & again. All supplies are included but feel free to bring bits of fiber; yarn, etc. from your own stash to include if you desire.
Register for The Weaving Connection

English Paper Piecing 101

Instructor: Elizabeth Oner

October 27 or November 12

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

Artist Reception & Stitch-in Session

In conjunction with our Hallway Gallery show, Dyeing to Stitch featuring work by Memory Cloth Circle, members of the group will be hosting two events here at Blue Bar Quilts:
  • Artist reception -- Friday, October 15, from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Stitch-in session -- Wednesday, October 23, from 10:00 AM to Noon (includes a free kit and hand-stitching and embroidery instruction)
Both events are free and open to the public. All are welcome, please join us! No registration necessary.

New Fabrics

Cotton Linen Canvas 2019

designed by Ruby Star Society

Teal
Navy

Palette Stacks digital print

designed by Marcia Derse for Windham Fabrics

(Palette semi-solids back in stock as well.)

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See you in the shop this weekend!
-Gael 🐦
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