Blue Bar Quilts
Original quilt by Gael Boyd.
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Our Thanks To You!

Our warmest wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to our wonderful, creative Blue Bar Quilts community!

We are so very grateful for all our friends, family and our fabulous staff! If you are traveling this holiday season, safe travels; if you’re staying home, may your feast be a huge success and your dishes few!

This handmade card is by Teresa O’Connor and it's available in the shop!
Blue Bar Quilts in Madison Essentials magazine
Blue Bar Quilts is in print this month! We’re very excited about all the ink we’re getting and want to make sure you know where to look for it. We are featured in the November/December edition of Madison Essentials magazine, free at your grocery store, library and several other local outlets. It’s their “giving and sharing” issue and they’ve included a great article about Days for Girls, their mission and their work days at Blue Bar Quilts.
Also, this Sunday, The Holiday Idea Book in the Wisconsin State Journal will feature an article about Blue Bar Quilts as well as a half-page ad. It’s available in all newspapers this Sunday as well as online. If you’re not a subscriber you can pick up a free copy of the newspaper at Metcalfe’s markets if you happen to be doing your Thanksgiving grocery shopping this Sunday.

Blue Bar Quilts Gift Certificates now available online!

You can now purchase our gift certificates in your PJs. Just go to and click on Purchase a Gift Certificate in the navigation bar and you’ll go straight to our gift certificate page where you can purchase then print out a gift certificate.

No printer? No problem. Just bring in your gift certificate on your mobile device and we’ll be able to access it from there. Gift certificates purchased online will be stored in the customer history associated with the email address of the purchaser.

Featured Upcoming Classes

Jelly Roll Rug

Instructor: Maday Delgado

Sunday, November 25
Sunday, December 9

This extremely popular project is hot! Learn to construct this area rug with a jelly roll or two and batting strips. Maday will walk you through the steps to completing your own unique rug to decorate your space or give as a gift.
Register for Jelly Roll Rug

Edgy Collage Quilting

Instructor: Maday Delgado

Tuesday, November 27

Explore collage quilting to create any size project in a quilt-as-you-go manner. Scraps and favorite fabrics assembled with non-traditional piecing will result in richly textured quilted panels.
Register for Edgy Collage Quilting

Wicked Hex EPP Mini Quilt

Instructor: Elizabeth Oner

Tuesday, November 27
Thursday, December 6

The Wicked Hex is an English Paper Piecing project designed by Libs Elliott. It's versatile in that you can fussy-cut certain pieces to add focus to the quilt. Because the pieces are larger, it's a good starting point for anyone who hasn't tried English Paper Piecing before. It's portable, great for mini quilt swaps and it's not just's fun. Pattern required and it includes all paper templates to complete the quilt.
Register for Wicked Hex

Perfect Pillow

Instructor: Nancy Horns

Saturday, December 8

Learn to make a perfect knife-edge, corded, 16" decorator pillow. Full color, comprehensive instruction booklet is included. Most students complete their pillow project during class.
Register for Perfect Pillow

Paper Pieced Mariner's Star

Instructor: Maday Delgado

Tuesday, December 4

This beautiful paper pieced star will be sure to delight, as it is easy to sew with large and small details. The foundation paper provides a total of eight stars, with the largest at 19.5" which can be incorporated into a pillow or other projects. This is a great class for beginners and advanced sewists alike.
Register for Mariner's Star

Anatomy of a T-Shirt Quilt

Instructor: Maday Delgado

Saturday, December 1

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

Botanical Printing & Dyeing

Instructor: Lisa Binkley

Botanical Printing & Dyeing with the Seasons

Have fun while learning to use local plant materials to add beautiful colors and patterns to fabrics. We'll explore which local plants create the best colors and patterns, how different natural fabrics take colors differently, both eco-printing and dyeing techniques, and safe and sustainable dye practices. Each student goes home with a beautiful bundle of eco-dyed and/or printed fabrics for use in their own stitching projects. This class will be offered quarterly, and each session will be unique in the mix of plant materials and techniques used. Register for this class on Saturday, December 1.

Botanical Printing & Dyeing - Mordanting Session

Mordant your natural fiber fabrics for the Botanical Printing & Dyeing class so you get optimal prints and colors from the process. Register for this class on Friday, November 30.

Intro to Paper Piecing

Instructor: Cheryl Schenck

Sunday, December 2

Learn paper piecing basics with a modern project from Paper Pieced Modern by Amy Garro.

Project is Itty Bitties, a 42" square graphic quilt suitable for a wallhanging or baby quilt. Book purchase is required; print-out of foundation pattern will be provided in class.
Register for Paper Piecing

Barn Quilt Painting

Instructor: Maday Delgado

Tuesday, December 4

Choose from one of 30 block patterns. Maday will prepare and draft the design on a 24" square board for you and all you have to do is choose your colors and paint! All paints, brushes and supplies are included. Your finished piece is appropriate for indoor or outdoor display. One painter per prepared board, please.
Register for Barn Quilt Painting

Paint Pouring 102

Instructor: Cheryl Schenck

Tuesday, December 4

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

New Fabrics

We have a fresh selection of Art Gallery Fabrics as well as Color Master curated fabric collections of 10 fat quarters per box. Choose from a color story or a designer collection. Perfect for gift giving and receiving!
Warp & Weft– bright yarn dyed wovens designed by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr of Modern Quilt Studio for Contempo
Warp & Weft
Warp & Weft
Warp & Weft

Cat Fish from Ink & Arrow Fabrics

Echo from Quilting Treasures
Intergalactic from Quilting Treasures
See you in the shop this weekend!

-Gael 🌸
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Tues & Thurs 10am-8pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday Noon-4pm

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