Blue Bar Quilts
Original quilt by Gael Boyd.
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Electric Quilt Classes
in October

If you have wondered about quilt design software or already own Electric Quilt 7 or 8, we have classes for you!

Seasoned Electric Quilt instructor, Barb Gardner, will be teaching two classes here October 11 & 12: an introductory class, Electric Quilt – How Does it Work & Should I Invest?, and a hands-on how-to class for those who already own the program, Electric Quilt 7 & 8 – Introduction to Hands On Quilt Design.

Barb has a background in Textile Design from Iowa State University and designs patterns under the "Gardners Delights Patterns" name. She started out making traditional quilts and has branched into Modern and Art Quilts. Most of her designs are created using the Electric Quilt Program (EQ). She has taught EQ classes at festivals, state guilds and The International Quilt Festival in Houston. Barb has had works published and won awards with designs using the Electric Quilt (EQ) Program. She is from Lafayette, Colorado (near Denver) and is active in several local guilds and makes charity quilts.

Visit our website to register for Electric Quilt – How Does it Work & Should I Invest? and Electric Quilt 7 & 8 – Introduction to Hands On Quilt Design.

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🧵Featured classes for Sept. & Oct.
🧵New fabrics
🧵Our web store is open for business!

Featured Classes

Tuffet Making

Instructor: Cheryl Schenck

September 29 & October 6

Tuffet (noun) - A low upholstered seat or footstool, hassock, ottoman. While you'll want one for yourself, tuffets make wonderful gifts for special occasions including weddings, new babies, anniversaries and special birthdays. These heirloom creations will bring a touch of charm to any room! Join Cheryl, a certified TuffetSource affiliate, and create your own masterpiece in a two-part workshop. You will have fun and walk out of the second class with a completed tuffet!
Register for Tuffet Making

Nuno Felted Scarf

Instructor: Jennifer Angelo

September 27

In this 5-hour workshop, you will complete a scarf with merino wool and silk, about 50 inches by 10 inches in size, using the nuno wet felting technique. We will discuss the history and uses of felt, explain the types of felting and complete a hands-on wet felting project.
Register for Nuno Felted Scarf

Make & Go Pouch

Instructor: Amie Borgelt & Trisha Urben

September 28

This unique & versatile "zipper pouch" pattern can be customized in many different ways. It can be used for hand-stitching supplies, travel sewing, cosmetics or jewelry organization, school or office supplies or even as a clutch or wallet. Use your imagination for custom hacks for yourself, friends or family - makes a wonderful gift. This project is fat quarter friendly and a great introduction to installing zippers and sewing with vinyl.
Register for Make & Go Pouch

Funky Friends Cat or Dog

Instructor: Cheryl Schenck

October 1 & 3 ( 2 sessions)

Make your own adorable stuffed animal using your favorite fabrics! You can make either the cat or the dog. Samples are Patch the Pussycat and Digger the Dachshund. This can be a tricky project, so this class is intended for sewists with some experience. Of the two samples, the cat is more difficult than the dog.
Register for Funky Friends

Felted Vessel

Instructor: Jennifer Angelo

October 11

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

Beginning Free Motion Quilting

Instructor: Cheryl Schenck

October 5

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 Beginning Free Motion Quilting

Leaf Printed Silk Scarf

Instructor: Kipp Inglis

October 12

Real leaves from plants can make their mark on fabric! Using available leaves, rich in tannin and colors near the end of their autumnal cycle, participants will learn to treat a silk scarf to transfer the leaf imprint to the fabric with bundling, pressure and heat techniques. While not all colors will transfer, outlines, vein lines, natural imperfections (bug chomps, disease spots, missing leaf lobes) will come out as interesting prints on silk. Mother Nature provides our medium to make your own fabric design!
Register for Leaf Printed Silk Scarf

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

New Fabrics

Catch & Release
designed by Mister Domestic
for Art Gallery Fabrics
School of Fish
Good Luck Trails
Paddle Rows
Catch & Release
Blue Bank Flora
Crocheting the Net
River Rules
Mountain Scape
Ride the Current
Flower Stream

designed by Sharon Holland
for Art Gallery Fabrics
From the Heart
Something Blue
Bouquet Muse
Summers Dance
Flutter Buds

designed by Katarina Roccella
for Art Gallery Fabrics
Cascading Blossoms
Cherry Picking
Petunia Garden Treillage
Seed of Roses
Wandering Cranes
Waterish Melon


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You can now shop Blue Bar Quilts online - any time the mood strikes! Order online for shipping right to your door, or opt for pick-up in store at checkout and your order will be waiting for you in the shop in about 24 hours. You can also set up a customer login to access your shop account and view your past purchases, class registrations and check your points progress toward your next $20 discount. Just visit our website and check out the online shop. Of course, whenever you need in-person services don’t hesitate to visit or call the shop. We love to help and we love to see your projects. Thank you for supporting your LQS and being part of our Modern Quilting Community!
See you in the shop this weekend!
-Gael 🐦
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