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Original quilt by Gael Boyd.
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The Power of Two!

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Second Anniversary Challenge

Blue Bar Quilts Second Anniversary Quilt Challenge!
Make a mini quilt that is representative of the number 2 to help us celebrate our second successful year of business! Couple, double, pair, there are so many definitions of 2 to inspire and interpret the challenge theme. We are grateful to be in partnership with you, our customers and modern quilting community and can’t wait to see what you create!

Here are the details:
  • Entrance fee is $10, register here
  • Quilts* may be any size up to and no larger than 20” x 20”
  • Deadline for turning in finished projects is Monday, April 15, 2019 by 6:00 PM
  • One entry per person
  • Quilts will be numbered and hung anonymously for judging
  • Quilts will be displayed at the shop April 20 through May 31
*For our purposes, a quilt is defined by no fewer than 3 layers including fabric/fiber/batting held together with machine and/or hand stitching.

Prizes are as follows:
  • First - $100 gift certificate
  • Second - $50 gift certificate
  • Third - $25 gift certificate
  • Viewer’s Choice - 12 large spool Aurifil 50wt thread collection

Queen of Hearts Sale
This Weekend!

We’re celebrating Valentine’s Day this weekend with our Queen of Hearts Sale. This Saturday and Sunday only, at checkout you’ll be given the opportunity to pull a colored chip from our grab bag to reveal your discount:
  • White Chip - 15% off
  • Red Chip - 20% off
  • Pink Heart Chip - 25% off
Your discount applies to your entire* purchase of full-priced merchandise! *Discount does not apply to Classes, Makers Gallery or previously discounted items.
Jen Carlton Bailly a.k.a. bettycrockerass is coming! Jen is the self-proclaimed master at curves, she finds pleasure in creating quilts with secondary patterns that make you stop and wonder. She will be teaching her One Curve, 4 Blocks, 100’s of Ideas workshop at the shop on March 3, a rare opportunity to study with a curved piecing maven.
Join us for the fun!

Featured Classes

Mixed Media Art Collage Making

Instructor: Maday Delgado

Saturday, February 23

Improvise to create a textile collage, much like scrap-booking, centered around a theme of your choice. Whether you love to preserve memories, mementos from trips or treat the project as a personal or meditation journal, this piece is sure to become a cherished heirloom.
Register for Collage Making

Advanced Ice/Snow Dyeing

Instructor: Tess Imobersteg

Saturday, February 23

If you have seen or tried snow/ice dyeing, you know that the resulting fabric has amazing depth and beauty. Serendipity plays a huge role in the results, but there are processes and folding patterns that can give us some control and add to the beauty. Tess will guide students through the steps to create gorgeous fabrics in the dye studio. She will cover dye sources, color choices and folding techniques.
Register for Ice/Snow Dyeing

Sewing for Babies & Toddlers: Big Butt Pants

Instructor: Susan Fortney

Sunday, February 24

These pants feature a rear panel with lots of room for diapered bottoms! They are designed to fit over cloth diapers but work great over disposable diapers too. Variations include a ruffled rear panel and fold-over cuffs. Sizes newborn - 2T multi-sized pattern requires a $10 download from the Made By Rae website.
Register for Big Butt Pants

Teen Pajama Pant

Instructor: Susan Fortney

Wednesday, February 20

Students will learn basic garment sewing skills: pattern layout, pinning & cutting, sewing seams, elastic waistband & machine hem finishing. Pattern will be provided in class, see supply list for fabric requirements and supplies needed.
Register for Teen Pajama Pant

*NEW* Studies in Value & Balance

Instructor: Lorraine Torrence

Tuesday, February 19

In any good composition, especially quilts, there are many ways to balance elements and use values to best effect. If a composition has poor value contrast and is unbalanced it makes viewers uncomfortable and disengaged.

Lorraine will guide students through exercises using paper and fabric to discover how to use value and balance to create quilts and artwork that are dynamic and have impact.
Register for Value & Balance

New Fabrics

by Alexander Henry

Alexander Henry fabrics
Electra in Graphite and Nyara in Multi
See you in the shop this weekend!

-Gael 🌸
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Sunday Noon-4pm

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