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

Our Classes!

311 14th Avenue South, Nampa, ID 83651
phone (208) 467-4148 ~ fax (208) 467-4632
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Class passes available for $99, valid August-October. Eligible classes noted with *

Learn to quilt on our Handi Quilter long arm quilting machines and get those quilt tops finished in no time! Offered on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday Mornings, or on the 2nd & 4th Thursday afternoons. Call for availability. 

*  $25 plus pattern
Friday, August 11  10am- 2pm       
This is a quick and easy, strip friendly quilt that is great for beginners.

BAA, BAA BLACK SHEEP *  $25 if you bring your own dyes, $40 if we provide dyes
Wednesday, August 16, 9:30 am- 12:30 pm       
We will learn to dye wool, silk, and other protein fibers. Includes ice, immersion, and Kool Aid dyeing.

  $40.00 plus book
3 session class:
August 31, September 14 and October 12th, 1-5 pm
OR Saturdays, August 19, September 16 and October 21, 1-5 pm
Come join us in making a unique Layered Waves Jacket that will be beautiful and keep you warm! Based on Karen Eckmeier’s book Wearable Waves Book, the jackets can be quilted to a sweatshirt for comfort.

FABRIC PAINTING   $50 includes all fabric paints
Wednesday, August 23rd   9am-12pm
Come join us for a fun day of fabric painting! This is a great way to create your own fabrics and play with sun printing and many other fun techniques.

Wednesday mornings for 7 weeks, September 6 - October 18 10am – 12:30 pm
Come in and learn this fun, rewarding hobby! Inspiration, encouragement and instruction provided.

CUDDLE MONSTERS *  $30.00 Pattern required
September 6th or October 11th, 10:30am – 3 pm
Nap time will never be the same, but your little one will be cuddled in his/her favorite nap time attire!  It also makes a great “one of a kind” Halloween costume.  Join us for a day of sewing to make this great super monster costume.

DYEING FOR ART QUILTS   $50 includes dyes
Thursday, September 7, 9:30am-12:30pm
Bring your own fabric, and come play with us! Hand dyed fabrics make perfect backgrounds!

MAGIC WARDROBE SERIES *  $30/session, plus book
First Saturday of the month, (except September, due to Labor Day will be moved to 9/9) 9am-1pm
Come learn basic clothing sewing with the fabulous Magic Pattern Book! See store for first class sample, the Betsy Skirt. Join us to update your skills and wardrobe! (pre-class meeting to prep pattern and discuss fabric selection time TBA)

FALL ART QUILT WORKSHOPS   $75 each session
First Saturday of each month September through November (except September due to Labor Day weekend, first session will be 9/9) 1-5 pm  includes instruction, demonstrations, art supplies (dyes, paints, mediums, embellishments). First month, “Apples, apples and more apples!, Month 2, ‘Harvest Bounty’, Month 3, ‘Holiday Magic’.   Come join us for all or one, your choice!! 

Thursday, September 21, 1 pm- 5 pm  OR Wednesday Oct. 25, 10am– 2 pm  
Come play with us!!  This class teaches the basics of landscape quilts, from general principles to fun with embellishments, it is a creative way to make stunning wall hangings, tote bags or pillows!

HAPPY VILLAGES – HALLOWEENVILLE *  $25.00.  Required book Happy Villages
September 18 OR October 2, 11-3pm
Design your own Halloween village with goofy ghosts and happy pumpkins.  Add some scary spider webs to cast an eerie feeling over the village.
OR design your own holiday village for a seasonal wall hanging. November 13, 11 – 3pm 

STUPENDOUS  STITCHING *  $25 plus book
Thursday, September 28, 1-4pm 
Learn to combine couching, decorative machine stitching, hand embroidery, and quilting to make your own unique art fabric! FUN,  FUN, FUN!!

Quilt assembly-Thursday October 12   Machine quilting workshops daily October 16 – 20
An intensive course to free motion quilting confidence. This is a workshop series and can be purchased individually, or receive a discount for enrolling in the series.   One of our most popular workshop series! Call for more details.

Saturday, October 14   Time TBA
Featherweight technicians Carmon and April Henry will be teaching this all day workshop on how to take care of your Featherweight machine. They have traveled all over the country teaching Featherweight Fans to care for their machines. They will address routine maintenance, simple fixes, and how to keep your baby beautiful and humming right along! 



Pat Sloan’s Splendid Sampler--- Join us for this fun Sampler Quilt Series! This monthly class will be held on the first Saturday of each month. The cost is $60 to join with a free bonus pattern for attending. Participants must purchase the book from Bluebird.  On the 2nd Friday of the month there will be a workshop from 1 - 4 p.m with a $5.00 fee.  Workshops include embroidery, applique, paper piecing, hexies, precise piecing and pressing.

Finish projects, earn discounts, raffle tickets, and special treats. Come join us for Open Sew Day on the 4th Friday of every month; 10 am – whenever.  Details on the end of the year UFO party December 2 coming soon. Save the date

MYSTERY QUILT DAY – Thursday October 5, 2017. All Day! Watch for details!

   OCTOBER 26-29.
Come and join us for a fun filled retreat on the shores of beautiful Payette lake. 3 nights lodging, all delicious meals and a gorgeous view to look at as you sew, $205! Can’t come for all 3 nights? Join us for 2, for only $170! Optional classes available. Sign up now to reserve your spot, space is limited!




Do you wish you had more confidence in your chosen method of quilting, whether it be long arm or quilting with you home machine?  Join us  for an intensive quilting workshop lecture series taking you from core knowledge through advanced quilting design and free motion mastery.  This series of workshops, will take your skills from where you are  to a more confident quilt artist.   Join us for one workshop or for the whole series, finishing the series with a quilt showcasing your machine quilting skills.

Thursday October 12 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Create your Quilting Sampler Quilt Top:        Create your stunning, bold palette to showcase your quilting skills.   $35,  $ 120  precut kit for top.

Monday October 16 1-5 p.m. Machine Quilting Basics  Learn the basics of quilting with your home machine.  This is a strongly suggested prerequisite for the design classes to follow.  Instruction will be given in how to prepare your quilt for machine quilting, options in handling the quilt top with easy and ways to eliminate friction as well as exercises for the fledgling machine quilter. Bring your machine to this workshop to work on the basics of machine quilting skill.  An additional optional instruction session will immediately follow this workshop to transfer these skills to a long arm machine.  $75

Tuesday October 17 1-3 p.m.  Marking, Pantographs and Rulers  Support your free motion skills with the assistance of this helpful tools and techniques. $35

Tuesday October 17 3-5 p.m.  Free Motion Design:  Learn the basics of free motion quilting design.  Bring your quilt tops to discuss design options!   Learn how to use motifs and themes to unify quilting in your quilts as well as how to best tackle free motion quilting of pieced blocks.  $35

Wednesday October 18  1-3 p.m., and 3-5 p.m., Thursday October 19 1-3 p.m.  Free Motion Fill Freedom.  This is a set of  three sessions to learn 49 free motion fill patterns.  Never be at a loss on how to fill a quilting space again.  Seventeen fill patterns covered in each session, with muscle memory emphasis and cue reminders to assist you with design mastery.  There will be assigned homework daily to transfer the designs to your quilt sampler.  $30 per session plus book required.

Thursday  October 19 3-5 p.m.  Botanical Bounty  Learn ten botanical patterns to use in your quilting creations.  Mix and match for a floral bouquet of beautiful quilting design options!  This is Shirley’s special love!  Learn to put a touch of nature in your quilt tops with these designs.  $35

Friday 1-3 p.m.  Borders :  Learn how to approach design options for borders.  Special focus will be placed on how to  incorporate feathers into border patterns. $35  (Guided practice session for complete workshop participants available until 5 p.m.)

IF YOU COMPLETE THIS WORKSHOP SERIES AND THE ASSIGNED HOMEWORK,  YOU WILL HAVE A COMPLETED A SAMPLER WITH SIXTY FIVE QUILTING DESIGNS!   Join us to a greater sense of quilting confidence in this workshop series!  This workshop is appropriate for both the home machine quilter and the long arm enthusiast.  The skills sets are transferable to both methods of machine quilting.

WORKSHOP SERIES PRICE $300 for the series (a savings of $70 over individual workshops)  Check out Bluebird’s ad in the Treasure Shop Hop Quilter’s Coupon Book for additional savings on this workshop series!


Bluebird Quilt Studio

1309 2nd Street S.

Nampa, ID 83651

(208) 467-4148


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