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.
Classes: August-November 2018
SKILLBUILDERS $50 start up
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
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
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
Beginner class for learning the classic log cabin block.
Wednesdays, October 31-November 21, 9:30am-12:30pm