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
website: bluebirdquiltstudio.com e-mail: bluebird@qwestoffice.net

CLASS LIST FOR APRIL - JUNE 2017

LONG ARM QUILTING CLASSES – Learn to quilt on our Handi Quilter long arm quilting machines and get those quilt tops finished in no time! $50 Call for availability. Offered on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday Mornings, or on the 2nd & 4th Thursday afternoons.

BEGINNING QUILTING – Come in and learn this fun, rewarding hobby! Inspiration, encouragement and instruction provided. Wednesday mornings for 7 weeks, beginning Apri1 5th- May 7th , 2017 10:00 – 12:30 p.m. $95.

STUPENDOUS STITCHING! Thursday, May 11, 1-4 PM $25 plus book
Learn to combine couching, decorative machine stitching, hand embroidery and quilting to make your own unique art type fabric! FUN, FUN, FUN!!

LAYERED WAVES JACKET-3 session class, March 30th , April 13 and May 10 $40.00 plus book. Come join us in making a unique Layered Waves Jacket that will keep you warm and be beautiful! Based on Karen Eckmeier’s book Wearable Waves Book, the jackets can be quilted to a sweatshirt for comfort.
FISH TAIL PLACEMATS--- Tuesday, April 11th 1-4 PM $25 plus pattern. These are the most fun placemats ever. You can use scraps, or dedicated fabric.. They are all cute and fanciful and easy. The hardest part. . .when do you say enough!
BINDING BONANZA! –Wednesday , April 12th 1-4 PM $25 plus $10 for kits. Come and learn several methods for binding your quilts and small projects! This will be a hands on workshop so you can practice in class!
COSMETIC CLUTCH--- Tuesday, May 2nd, 1-4 PM $25 plus pattern This is a fun little bag (in 3 sizes) for more than cosmetics. It requires 4 coordinating fat quarters and is great for storage, travel or gifts! Start your Christmas sewing now!
MACHINE CLEANING- Tuesday, May 9th 1-4 PM $25 (this is not a repair class)---How often do you clean your machine? You should clean your machine after 10 hours of sewing. This class offers machine cleaning basics. You only oil your machine if it is required and that information should be in your owner's manual. Bring your machine, owner's manual, needles, oil (if required) and tools. We will discuss thread, needles, and useful tools. We will have time for a quick sewing project at the end of class, so bring 5 fat quarters for a surprise project.
ON A JELLY ROLL- Tuesday, May 16th. 10- 12:30. $25 plus pattern
This is a quick and easy, strip friendly quilt that is great for beginners.
BASIC MACHINE QUILTING, Wednesday, May 17th 1-4 PM $25 Yes, you CAN quilt those quilts on your home machine! This class will teach you the fundamentals of free motion quilting.
CIRCLE PLAY- Wednesday, May 24th 10 AM $10 with the purchase of tool kit and your choice of book. (also offered July 15 at 1 PM)
This fun and easy technique gives you a completely quilted project in one step! No binding necessary! Choice of projects too

QUILTING CONFIDENCE ACADEMY CRASH COURSE Thursday June 15-22, 2017  Its back!  One of our most popular workshop series.  Master machine quilting in this intensive one week crash course into quilting.  Details below!!!

KIDS CAN QUILT CAMP!! Tuesday-Thursday for 2 weeks. July 11-13 and 18-20 9:30-12:30 $150 includes fabric for quilt top.
Open to kids ages 8-18, some sewing experience is helpful. We will piece a lap sized top, quilt it on the long arm machine and bind so they have a finished quilt at the end of camp!
SPECIAL EVENTS
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. Kick off is on May 6. It is a monthly meeting and pattern assignment. The cost is $60 to join with a free bonus pattern for attending. (bonus patterns not available at any other time). Participants must purchase the book from Bluebird. On the 2nd Friday of the month there will be a workshop from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (available to anyone not just Splendid participants) with a $5.00 fee. Workshops include embroidery, applique, paper piecing, hexies, precise piecing and pressing.
Join the Bluebird UFO Challenge, 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. June 24th---Hanging of the Quilts. Enjoy a day on the patio. Show and tell and a pot luck!
SPRING QUILT RETREAT May 4-7. 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!

FEATHERWEIGHT MAINTENANCE CLASS- Saturday, June 3rd. $95
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!
ART QUILT SERIES COMING TO BLUEBIRD QUILT STUDIO THIS SUMMER! This fun series will include dyeing, fabric painting, thread painting, raw edge and resist techniques to name just a few! This is the perfect opportunity to learn and play with fun new techniques! Dates and time to be announced
QUILTING CONFIDENCE ACADEMY CRASH COURSE Thursday June 15-22, 2017

 

QUILTING CONFIDENCE ACADEMY CRASH COURSE

JUNE 15-22, 2017  SPECIAL SERIES PRICE $300

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 June 15 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.

Saturday June 17 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

Monday June 19 1-3 p.m.  Marking, Pantographs and Rulers  Support your free motion skills with the assistance of this helpful tools and techniques. $35

Thursday June 19 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

Tuesday June 20th 1-3 p.m., and 3-5 p.m., Wednesday June 21st 1-3 p.m. and 3-5 p.m.  Free Motion Fill Freedom.  This is a set of  four sessions to learn 49 free motion fill patterns.  Never be at a loss on how to fill a quilting space again.  Twelve 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  June 22 1-3 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

Thursday June 22 3-5 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

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

QUILTING CONFIDENCE ACADEMY CRASH COURSE

JUNE 15-22, 2017  SPECIAL SERIES PRICE $300

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 June 15 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.

Saturday June 17 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

Monday June 19 1-3 p.m.  Marking, Pantographs and Rulers  Support your free motion skills with the assistance of this helpful tools and techniques. $35

Thursday June 19 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

Tuesday June 20th 1-3 p.m., and 3-5 p.m., Wednesday June 21st 1-3 p.m. and 3-5 p.m.  Free Motion Fill Freedom.  This is a set of  four sessions to learn 49 free motion fill patterns.  Never be at a loss on how to fill a quilting space again.  Twelve 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  June 22 1-3 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

Thursday June 22 3-5 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

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!

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