Blue Bar Quilts
Original quilt by Gael Boyd.
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Welcome November!

I’m off to Quilt Market in Houston! Dayna & I will be searching out the newest offerings from fabric companies, designers and creators. We will have all of you in mind while we are shopping; watch our Instagram & Facebook accounts for sneak peeks of what we are seeing and doing while we’re there.
We’ve brought the rich, warm colors of Autumn indoors with this gorgeous new quilt pieced by Julie Cowing and quilted by Heather Matanock, The pattern is Curry of Madison Cottage Design and is available in the shop.
Congratulations to Leslee Nelson, winner of our October fishbowl drawing for using your own bag or refusing a bag a check-out! Leslee won a Blue Bar Quilts 4-Fat Quarter Gift Card. Thank you to all of you who continue to help reduce single-use plastic bag waste! In October, you said “no” to 432 bags!

Blue Bar Quilts Logo Bag Sew Day, Friday, November 16

Our 9-inch square logo panel is $8.95 and is available now. Make a reusable bag or tote using our logo panel and enjoy 20% off full-price purchases* during Logo Discount Days happening the fourth weekend of every month.

To facilitate and inspire you to create a logo bag, we are hosting a Logo Bag Sew Day on Friday, November 16. The only cost for this event is the purchase of a logo panel. Store hours will be extended until 10:00 PM for this sew day to give everyone the opportunity to join us, register here. Use the panel to make the bag or tote pattern of your choice. If you need pattern recommendations, we have several to suggest that we have tested.
*discount does not apply to Makers Gallery, sale items, t-shirts, logo panels, classes or events.
Register for Logo Bag Sew Day

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.

Upcoming Classes

Surface Design With Thickened Dyes

Instructor: Pamela Niebauer

Tuesday, November 13

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

Beyond Beginner Quilting

Instructor: Cheryl Schenck

Wednesday, November 7
Wednesday, November 14

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

English Paper Piecing

Instructor: Elizabeth Oner

Sunday, November 18

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

Indigo & Shibori For Quilters

Instructor: Kipp Inglis

Saturday, November 10

Learn to make and care for your own personal organic indigo vat and learn resist patterning techniques. Use these skills in combination to create beautiful indigo dyed pieces to incorporate into your quilting and sewing projects.
Register for Indigo & Shibori

Beginning Free Motion Quilting

Instructor: Cheryl Schenck

Saturday, November 17

Step into the world of free motion quilting! In this class you will 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

Piecing as Painting

Instructor: Heidi Parkes

Saturday, November 10

Join Heidi Parkes to learn a more painterly approach to your piecing. Texture, color, concept, abstraction and materiality can all be explored in both mediums. Heidi will talk through her artistic process, meet with students one-on-one and guide students through starting to compose their own quilt tops. A variety of techniques will be demonstrated and the class concept will be shared in depth and tailored to meet the unique interest of the students leading to highly individual outcomes.
Register for Piecing as Painting

New Fabrics

Dakarai designed by Scion for Free Spirit
Mr. Fox in Aqua
Tetra in Brights
Priya in Brights
Texture in Aqua
Forma in Charcoal
Happy weekend!

-Gael 🌸
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