BQS Fall Schoolhouse



We are starting to think fall and back to school!           

Our Semi Annual Schoolhouse is coming right up on Saturday, September 6.  This full day of classes, demos and workshops is only $25!  If you can not stay and play all day, you can still come for a half day for $15.  We have almost 40 classes to choose from including 6 Make-And-Take workshops!  


 You can call and register over the phone, stick the registration form in the mail, email it to us or come on in and register in person.  All classes are filled on a first come, first served basis.  

If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call or send an email.  


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Customer of the Month

Kathy Cruthirds has lived in Nampa with her husband Bob for almost 10 years. Their two grown children and their families live in the area. She took her first formal quilting classes in 1991, but had made several quilts before then.

She discovered Bluebird Quilt Studio on her birthday, the first day the store was open. She has found Bluebird to be a good place to meet friends, gain inspiration for new projects, take classes, learn techniques, and share ideas.

She enjoys almost every aspect of quilting, and appreciates traditional quilting more than modern. Her first few quilts were made with a wooden ruler and a yardstick for measuring and dressmaking scissors for cutting. Ahh, the joys of acrylic rulers and rotary cutters!

Hand quilting has been a joy, but machine quilting is much faster and can be very beautiful. Kathy is gathering the courage to use the longarm quilting machine to finish a stack of projects.

Her current passion is working with wool, applqueing shapes onto wool, flannel, or cotton. She finds the handiwork to be very enjoyable. 

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 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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Photos from our quilting Schoolhouse

The slideshow above showcases the wonderful time we had at our Fall Schoolhouse. We had many participants attend the workshops and demos. A huge "Thank You" to everyone who came! We hope you enjoyed spending time at Bluebird, and can't wait to do it again!



We are offering a SEW 'N' GO class series in September  We will be making a great tool kit, the Beatle Bag,  a pincushion/trash bag, and a Sew Impressive pressing mat.

The classes are Sept 3, 10 and 17th.  You can sign up for the whole series for $75 which includes all 3 patterns and inserts, or for individual classes, if you prefer. 

Come join us for a Tea-riffic experience!!  Wednesday, September 24 at 1 PM we will be making a quilted Tea Cozy, followed by late afternoon Tea. (including tea, scones with clotted cream and other delicacies.)  We will even have a special presentation to enjoy while sipping and nibbling!   


Boise Basin Quilt Show is Saturday and Sunday, Sept 27 & 28 at Expo Idaho.


Bluebird's Mystery Quilt Day-  Saturday, October 4th. Come join us for a fun day of sewing at this very popular event.  Fun, Friends, Food, Fabric and Fairies!  What could be better?!


Quilting Confidence Academy is being offered again on evenings and Saturdays during October and November.  See our flyer or give us a call for more details.


Bluebird Mountain Retreat- Friday- Monday October 24-27  (If you can't stay through Monday,  Please join us Friday-Sunday, the price will be pro-rated)

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!


Seasonal Silhouettes is an appliqué quilt designed by Laundry Basket Quilts and we will offer it as a 12-month block of the month beginning in January.  This quilt is unique because the kits include all appliqués PRECUT and with fusible web already on the back of them!  They are made entirely from beautiful batik fabrics. The cost for book, background fabric and appliqués is $31 per month. (You supply sashing and border fabrics)  If you would like us to include sashing and border fabrics, the monthly cost is $37. We have all 12 blocks made up in the shop, if you would like to see them close up; we have also attached a picture of the quilt for your convenience.

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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