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Featured Class - Making Mountains

On Tuesday, February 17, we are hosting a class entitled “Making Mountains”.  This will be taught by one of our many, many very talented customers, Mary Jo Gustafson.  If you stop by the shop, you’ll notice several of her quilts hanging in the longarm room; she is our “Featured Quilter” this month.  In this class, you will learn how to take one of your photographs and turn it  into a quilted treasure.  Above, see an example of her fine work, and imagine one of your photos immortalized like this!  She has a treasure trove of excellent ideas to help you with your design.  Stop by the shop to see these in person, and ask any questions. 

We are having a party…A Pillow Party!!!

  These “bench pillows” are 16X38 and are perfect for a bench, bed or couch. The January cover is on display at the shop, it features a chubby penguin and snowmen, complete with yarn tassels on their hats!  These adorable pillow covers will be offered monthly beginning in February.  There are 13 designs, you can choose to make one, all or pick and choose the ones you want!  The cost is $36.99 each- this includes, fabric, batting and pattern for each design.

We will be starting in February with the March pillow cover so that your pillow will be ready to display that month.  The pillow kits will be ready to pick up the third Friday of each month. We will offer a complimentary class on the third Friday at 10 AM and again on the fourth Friday at 6 PM.  On Monday, January 26th there will be a class on making the pillow form, let us know if you would like to participate!

Quilter of the Month

Our featured quilter this month is Mary Jo Gustofson!

Mary Jo is a retired teacher; she taught Kindergarten through 9th grade and was a school principal also.  

She has been quilting since 1987.  When asked what her favorite quilting technique is, she replied, “Whatever I am working on at the time!”

 Mary Jo has taught quilting classes in Arizona, Oregon and Idaho- we are honored to have her teaching some classes at Bluebird!  (Watch for “Making Mountains” class coming at the end of January) She is very creative, inventive and “out of the box”.  She says that she can’t follow a pattern, and always needs to be adding, changing and improving!

Mary Jo would like to learn how to incorporate photography in her quilting. 

Thank you, Mary Jo for sharing some of your quilts with us and being our “Featured Quilter”!!!!


Bluebird will soon fledge our current home and fly to a nearby nest.  WE ARE MOVING TO 311 14th Avenue South in the historic district of downtown Nampa in early spring.  Our new home is a charming Tudor inspired, storybook cottage, and we are excited to begin a new chapter of our quilting adventures.  This will give our quilting family the homey comfort they have grown to love about our shop, with a traditional flair that only a 1937 residence can.  We look forward to sharing this new adventure with you! 

To celebrate, and to give thanks for our quilting  friends who have made this possible, we will be having a series of sales and events over the coming month as we prepare for the migration to our beautiful new nest.  We will be updating inventory, updating our Handi Quilter machine line up, and updating our class offerings and events in our new space.  Stay tuned to periodic email blasts over the next month to be informed of upcoming happenings.  We are very excited about our move to the new space and know you will be too!


 We are a full service quilt store in downtown Nampa, Idaho.  We offer inspiration, encouragement and instruction for fledgling and "free flying" quilt artists.  We have a wide range of quilting and sewing classes for all ages and abilities and a beautiful long arm quilting machine that we share with our quilting sisters. Custom quilting services are available including long arm quilting services, binding and completion of those treasured heirloom quilts to be enjoyed for generations to come. Join us!  

The journey of a thousand quilts begins with a single stitch....

Contact Us

Bluebird Quilt Studio
1309 2nd Street South
Nampa, ID  83651

(208) 467-4148

Store Hours: 10:00 am-5:30pm (Mon.-Sat.)
w/extended hours on Thurs. evening until 7:00pm
(Mountain Time Zone)

Classes will still begin at 9:30 and shop will be open early on those days.


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New Block of the Month

We are offering a new Block of the Month from Java House Quilts, called “Symphony in Sea”.  This beautiful ocean themed appliqué quilt Block of the Month is spread over 7 months.  We are offering kits that include the pattern and all batiks for the quilt for $32 per month beginning in February.  As always, a complimentary class is included, please let us know if you would like to participate. We will be ordering fabric soon and will need to know how many would like to be a part of this. 


“SEW MANY QUILTS…” Open sew days- the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. 10- 3 PM Come on in and sew in our studio and classroom. Use our space, our tools and our expertise. $10 for the day, (must pre-register by the day before.)


SKILLBUILDERS- Third Saturday of each month at 10 AM.  Each month there will be a skill taught, demos of new products and a summary of what is new at BQS! Open to anyone and everyone, but you must sign up ahead so that we can make a block kit for you!


FEATHERWEIGHT CLUB is the 4th Thursday of every month at 6:30p.m. Come and join us with your own Featherweight sewing machine.


Please give us a call to sign up for any or all of these events. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Patchabilibies Quilted Banners

We are offering 12 mini quilted banners from Patchabilities beginning in January.  We will start with the February banner so that you can use it as soon as it is completed!  Each month there will be a kit available and you can preorder 1 month, or up to all 12.   The $19.95 kits will include pattern, metal hanger, buttons (if needed) and we will include all fabric for banner top and binding for $29.95.  The monthly class is optional and complimentary. Above is a picture of all 12 banners; you can also come in and see the samples in the shop. Give us a call and reserve your spot!

Our wonderful little wool area in the shop! 
Be sure to visit when you are in Nampa - we're always adding wonderful, wooly samples, kits, patterns and inspiration!


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