Classes for fledgling and free-flying quilt artist...


We offer Classes for all ability levels at Bluebird Quilt Studio.  Our most popular classes include our beginning quilt class and our long arm quilting class.  Join us today for inspiration, encouragement and instruction on your quilting journey.


Class Calendar


Classes: August-November 2018


SKILLBUILDERS $50 start up
This year our Skillbuilder quilt is a beautiful sampler of applique blocks. Start up fee includes pattern and all background fabrics. When you bring back your completed block, the following month’s block is free. ($5 for late blocks). Discount available on Hand Applique class for those needing more intensive instruction before getting started.

Third Saturday of every month, 10am


LONG ARM QUILTING CLASSES $50
Learn to quilt on our Handi Quilter long arm quilting machines and get those quilt tops finished in no time! Call for time slot availability.

NEW!!! SPLENDID SAMPLER II

We have worked through 100 blocks and have made several quilts, but there are more 6 ½” blocks to be made.  Yes, Pat and Jane are publishing the sequel, Splendid Sampler II. We had so much fun with Splendid Sampler I, we decided to continue. You can make blocks from either book I or book II. We will meet on the first Saturday of every month at 10:30 to discuss and plan our block making strategy.

By the way you will be able to get Splendid Sampler II patterns online starting June 14.  The book will be published in the fall and we will pick up where we left off after publication.

If you are interested please sign up on our Splendid Saturday List and order your book from us today.

DYEING WITH RESISTS $50, includes dyes and resists

Love batiks? Come make your own with dyes and resists! Non toxic resists used from the kitchen or things you have in your home. First session is using resists, second session is the dyeing.

Wednesday-Thursday August 1 (3-5pm)-August 2 (9:30am-1pm)


FABRIC PAINTING AND SUN PRINTING $50, includes paints

Hand dyeing isn’t just for experts. Learn great ways to make custom, hand dyed fabric with elegant textures and patterns created by you and mother nature.

Wednesday, August 1 9:30am-2pm


ACCIDENTAL LANDSCAPES $30 plus book

Learn to “paint” your own unique landscape with fabric. Fun and easy, we bet you won't be able stop at just one!

Saturday, August 18, 12:30-5pm


MEXICAN STAR $35 plus pattern, 2 sessions

For the wall or your table, this stunning quilt has no curved piecing!

Mondays, August 20, 27 9:30am-12:30pm


BETTER BINDING $25

Learn how to make perfect binding including bias cut strips, mitered seams and corners, invisible ends join, both hand and machine finished.

Tuesday, August 21, 9:30am-12:30pm


STUPENDOUS STITCHING $25 plus book

Learn to combine couching, decorative machine stitching, hand embroidery, and quilting to make your own unique art fabric. So much fun!

Thursday, August 23, 10am-2pm

PANTOS PLUS $40

 Do you love the look of pantographs but are just a little overwhelmed on how to really use them, set them up, advance your quilt, and space your design evenly? This class will help alleviate panto anxiety as we practice these steps.

Saturday August 25, OR Tuesday August 28, 10am-12pm

 

GARDEN PARTY $35 plus pattern, 2 sessions

This summery design from Laura Heine will be a bright spot for years to come! Fusible applique and big blocks make it easy to make any size quilt.

Wednesdays, September 5, 19, 9:30am-12:30pm


HAND APPLIQUE $30, includes kit

Learn the basics of hand applique including using freezer paper templates, the blind applique stitch, how to handle inner and outer curves, points, perfect circles, and bias stems.

Monday, September 10, 9:30am-12:30pm


QUILTS FROM THE CRAYON BOX $25 plus book

Come learn the Melt-and-Blend technique to make beautiful appliques. There will be a variety of projects to choose from.

Monday, September 17, 9:30am-12:30pm


LITTLE SOMETHING JACKET $35 plus pattern

This cute, comfy jacket is flared and flirty and has either ¾ or full length sleeves.

Thursday, September 20, 9:30am-2pm

FOUR WAY FLOWERS $40 plus book, 2 sessions
4 patch kaleidoscope blocks can be set in a multitude of ways. So much fun as each block allows you to choose the design placement you like best!
Thursdays, October 4, 11, 1-4pm

 

WOOL APPLIQUE $25 includes kit

Learn basic embroidery stitches and the joy of working with felted wool. Needlebook project and kit included.

Wednesday, October 17, 1-4pm

THREAD BUFFET $40

We will play with several types of thread in this class so you can gain confidence in using different threads on your quilt. You will learn how to adjust tension for your thread choice, use pre-wound bobbins, and can start thinking how various threads will look on your quilts.

Tuesday, October 23, OR Saturday, October 27, 10am-12pm


BEGINNING RULER WORK $40

Rulers come in all shapes and sizes and can really add a little zing in just a section of your quilt, or all over! You will learn to properly set up the ruler base and attach the special ruler foot. We will practice with a few rulers and see some examples of how they might be incorporated into your quilt.

Monday October 29, OR Saturday November 3, 10am-12pm


LOG CABIN $75, plus book and ruler, 4 sessions

Beginner class for learning the classic log cabin block.

Wednesdays, October 31-November 21, 9:30am-12:30pm



SPECIAL EVENTS


FALL RETREAT!
Mark your calendars for October 21-24.
Held at the beautiful Camp Idahaven.
$225 for three nights
$180 for two nights

 


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