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BLUEBIRD QUILT STUDIO 

FALL CLASSES 2022

311 14th Avenue South ~ Nampa ID 83651

(208) 467-4148  www.bluebirdquiltstudio.com bluebirdquiltstudio@gmail.com

 

BEGINNING QUILTING CLASS Come and learn the basics of quilting while making a lap-sized sampler quilt. You will learn to accurately cut, piece, and even quilt your sampler!  Begin your quilting journey with a smile of satisfaction and better results! Wednesdays November 2 to December 21 (No class the week of Thanksgiving) 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  $ 125


BEGINNING GARMENT SEWING:  LILY DRESS  This adorable dress is perfect as a gift for a little one and is a great beginning project for people new to garment sewing!  Let Nina help you stitch this up in no time.  Soooo cute with our holiday fabric lines (10% off fabric purchased at the time of your class registration from BQS! (Fabric should be pre-washed and pressed prior to the first class.)   Tuesdays, November 9 and 16 1-4 p.m. $49 plus pattern.  

 

LONG ARM BASICS:  Learn the basics of long arm quilting. This class is required  to rent our studio machine.  $99 includes all materials for the class.  Call for class availability.  It will be scheduled to meet your needs.  Rental rates through the end of 2022 are $20/hour or purchase a 10 hour punch card for $150.  

 

DIAMOND SETTING PHEASANT TABLE RUNNER ZOOM CLASS  Piece this artistic table runner using strip sets or scraps from your stash and elements from our laser cut applique kit.  Learn piecing diamonds and y seams, as well as thread and fabric painting techniques.  Nature inspired quilting finishes the project in style. Tuesdays; November1 and 15; 1 to 3 pm with some pre-recorded content.  $49  Pattern and laser cut pheasant included with class fee.  Coordinated precut strip set available but not included.

CARPENTERS STAR QUILT  This is a great beginning quilt project!  Make this quilt from precut squares or use fabrics from your stash.  The finished quilt size varies depending on the size of squares chosen.  Get this pattern stitched in no time! It  is a great gift option in whatever size you choose to make!  Wednesdays, November 30 and December 7  $39  Purchase your precuts and background at time of class and receive 10% off your fabric.

 

FREE MOTION, ONE DAY CRASH COURSE: LONG ARM EDITION, IN YOUR HOME STUDIO!  ZOOM CLASS  Gain skill and confidence in free motion stitching on your home long arm machine. Friday, December 2 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $49  Fee for class for one student on zoom.  

 

FREE MOTION, ONE DAY CRASH COURSE: LONG ARM EDITION,  IN OUR LONG ARM STUDIO.  Gain skill and confidence in free motion stitching on your long arm, by practicing on OUR machines. Class limited to 8 people. We will be in close proximity, so  masks are requested. Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  $120  The class fee includes instruction and pre-loaded practice material on our Amaras/Forte.

 

FREE MOTION ONE DAY CRASH COURSE- DOMESTIC, or STATIONARY LONG ARM EDITION, IN OUR STUDIO! Gain skill and confidence free motion stitching on your domestic machine or stationary long arm. Class limited to 8 people. Friday, December 9, 10 a.m until 4 p.m. $120.  Fee includes class and kit pre-sandwiched and ready to stitch!  We will be in close proximity, masks requested.  

 

HOLIDAY TABLE SERVICE ON THE LONG ARM: STUDIO CLASS (Four Quilted Placemats and Table Runner) 

Make a simple holiday table runner and 4 placemats using holiday fabrics on our studio long arm quilting machines. Price includes a kit (using 2 fabrics of your choice from our shop, the batting, and thread) and use of our classroom long arm quilting machines with pro stitcher for the project. You will be sharing the long machine with one other student for the afternoon.  Thursday, November 17 1-4 p.m. $69; Kit included in class fee.

 

HOLIDAY TABLE SERVICE ON THE LONG ARM  ZOOM CLASS (Four Quilted Placemats and Table Runner) 

Make a holiday table runner and 4 placemats on YOUR long arm. This class is live on zoom!  Quilt from home with your friends at Bluebird using your home long arm machine for this class. We have some great fabrics for this project, or use fabrics from your stash.  Friday, November 18 1-4 p.m  $29 Class only. Kit is not included.



LONG ARM QUILTING: NEXT STEPS STUDIO CLASS Are you new to long arm quilting and looking for personalized coaching to assist you as you grow? This hands on, "next steps" class, limited to six participants (2 students/machine) will help you “up your game”. Best practices including tips for loading, marking, free motion, ruler work, pantos, and specialty tools will be discussed. Class instruction will be adapted to class participants' “next project" needs with plenty of time for hands-on practice on three studio Handi Quilter Amaras. (Please note, this is a "next steps" class, if you are brand new to long arm quilting, we have a basic long arm class listed above that may fit your needs better.)  Wednesday, November 9 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $59/session or $39/session for BQS Handi Quilter Owners.  Preloaded quilt sandwich kit is included in the fee.


NATIONAL HANDI QUILTER HANDS ON EDUCATION EVENT WITH MEGAN BEST

OCTOBER 25 to 28, 2022

 

OCTOBER 25, 2022 EVENING EVENT  7 PM - 8:30 PM

TURN YOUR QUILTING PASSION TO PROFIT EVENING EVENT 

HOLIDAY INN~ NAMPA $15

 

OCTOBER 26-27 9 AM TO 4 P.M.  

THE BEST IS YET TO COME! 

 2 DAY BEGINNING LONG ARM CLASS 

BLUEBIRD QUILT STUDIO ~ NAMPA $249*

 

OCTOBER 28 9 AM TO 4 P.M. 

PRO STITCHER DESIGNER CLASS 

BLUEBIRD QUILT STUDIO ~ NAMPA $149*

*BQS HANDI QUILTER OWNERS RECEIVE A DISCOUNT ON THESE EDUCATION EVENTS

ONGOING CLASSES AT BLUEBIRD QUILT STUDIO

 

Bluebird Skill Builders Club 

Learn the art of quilting, one fun skill at a time.  This monthly Club features a mini class from Marilyn, news about Bluebird happenings, and a special featured BQS sale item.  A new monthly project will be starting in January 2023 so get your name on our email list for details. Third Saturday of each month, 9:30 or 11 a.m. Club is free, you may opt into our yearly club project for a fee.  Ask a staff member for details.

 

Bluebird Handi Quilter Education and Support

We offer ongoing education support for our Handi Quilter owners.  Join us for the first Thursday of the month at 11 for our Pro Stitcher Class, at noon for our Handi Quilter Owners Class and at 1 for our new project classes.  The class is free to our Bluebird Handi Quilter Owners.  Others are welcome to join us for a $20 monthly fee or opt into all of our Handi Quilter owner bonuses with our Bluebird Quilt Studio Adoption Program.  Ask a staff member for details.

 

NEW!   Bluebird Quilt StudioThursday Morning Facebook Live!  9:30 a.m. every Thursday on the Bluebird Quilt Studio facebook page.  Hear about Bluebird happenings, new product offerings and fun quilting tips and techniques.  Laugh with us over a cup of coffee and get your morning started with happy thoughts of how to tackle your next quilting project.  Have a fun project to share or a special question you would like us to tackle?  Message us with it and we will be happy to share our ideas!

 





BLUEBIRD QUILT STUDIO

 

NATIONAL HANDI QUILTER 

HANDS ON EDUCATION EVENT

WITH MEGAN BEST

 

OCTOBER 25, 2022 EVENING EVENT  7 PM - 8:30 PM

TURN YOUR QUILTING PASSION TO PROFIT HOLIDAY INN~ NAMPA $15

OCTOBER 26-27 9 AM TO 4 P.M.  

THE BEST IS YET TO COME! 

2 DAY BEGINNING LONG ARM CLASS ~ BLUEBIRD QUILT STUDIO $249 

OCTOBER 28 9 AM TO 4 P.M. 

PRO STITCHER DESIGNER CLASS 

 

TURN YOUR QUILTING PASSION INTO PROFIT:  

Running a successful quilting business from home

OCTOBER 25 7-8:30 p.m.

Holiday Inn ~ 16245 N. Merchant Blvd.,  Nampa, ID  $15*

$5 OFF EVENING EVENT WHEN PURCHASED DURING BBQ SHOW!!!!

 

Megan is a seasoned professional long arm quilter, national Handi Quilter educator, and savvy quilting business entrepreneur.  Learn from her decades of quilting know how in this amazing quilty world and how she earns the majority of her income quilting from home on her Handi Quilter machines.  

Turn your passion into profit!  Let Megan show you how!

Refreshments, door prizes, special discounts and quilty fun.  

We will have information about local business assistance for getting your home based 

quilting business up and running!

 $15 ~ purchase your ticket by emailing our shop or visiting us online at www.bluebirdquiltstudio.com.

 

  • BLUEBIRD HANDI QUILTER OWNER RECEIVE DISCOUNT ON ALL HANDI QUILTER EDUCATION EVENTS SPONSORED BY OUR SHOP!  

 

THE BEST IS YET TO COME! LONG ARM BASICS AND BEYOND

WITH MEGAN BEST NATIONAL HANDIQUILTER EDUCATOR 

HANDS ON EVENT!

TWO DAY EDUCATION EVENT (OCTOBER 26-27 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)  

Bluebird Quilt Studio 311 14th Ave. S.  Nampa, ID $249*

 

DAY ONE  MORNING CLASS:   LONG ARM MACHINE QUILTING BASICS   

 

LUNCH ON YOUR OWN.  Several great restaurants are walking distance from our shop!

 

DAY ONE  AFTERNOON CLASS:   FAST, FUN, FABULOUS FREE MOTION QUILTING














DAY TWO  MORNING CLASS:  INTRODUCTION TO PRO-STITCHER HANDS-ON

 

LUNCH ON YOUR OWN.  Several great restaurants are walking distance from our shop!

 

DAY TWO  AFTERNOON CLASS:  HANDS ON RULER ESSENTIALS

 

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  • BLUEBIRD HANDI QUILTER OWNER RECEIVE DISCOUNT ON ALL HANDI QUILTER EDUCATION EVENTS SPONSORED BY OUR SHOP!

 

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


We offer Classes for all ability levels at Bluebird Quilt Studio.   Join us today for inspiration, encouragement and instruction on your quilting journey.


Class Calendar

  • REFLECTIVE QUILTING 2022
  • Join us for quilting experience to lift your spirits in the coming year and assist you in planting self care habits to nurture you as you serve others in your life.  Bluebird Quilt Studio will be offering a unique quilting journey with those who are looking for additional support through the challenges of life.  This is both a personal journey and a community experience and is offered to support quilters mentally and emotionally as we find our ways through the challenges.  Quilters are caregivers to their families, their communities and the greater world.  There is no charge to participate in the quilting instruction or for the free downloadable pattern that will be provided monthly during project.  It is offered in a spirit of helping those who do so much for others. 
  • The pictures shown below represent the possible quilt projects that will be offered.  The top quilt is our new offering for this creative endeavor and is intended for intermediate to advanced piecers, as the pattern is more challenging and requires paper piecing that is not necessarily appropriate for a beginner.  (We do have an introductory class to paper piecing planned prior to launching this class.  The lower quilt pattern is a pattern that was offered in 2020 and is appropriate for beginners to the quilting world.  I have included a few versions of the quilts that were completed in the 2020 version for your enjoyment. 
  • (Ladies, that group was a highlight of my year!  You are amazing!)

What is "reflective quilting"?

Each session will begin with a discussion related to the quilt block and the theme it represents in overcoming personal challenges.  A journaling and reflective group discussion will follow with the quilt group live on zoom.  Lastly we will discuss tips to make the sewing of the block go more smoothly.  We had quilters from across the US join us during our 2020 session.  Quilting together and discussing important self care strategies quickly stitched together both quilts and hearts and made abiding friendships within the group.    We would love to kit your project for you (and appreciate your business!) but it is optional to participate.  I hope you can join us!

REFLECTIVE QUILTING 2022 FROM BLUEBIRD QUILT STUDIO 89" x 103"



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  • REFLECTIVE QUILTING 2021 QUILT  FROM BLUEBIRD QUILT STUDIO 
  • REFLECTIVE QUILTING 2020 QUILT FROM BLUEBIRD QUILT STUDIO
  • Completed quilts from our 2020 Reflective Quilting Class!  I love the color choices!  Ladies you are amazing!






  •  Currently during Corona Virus concerns, we will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday
  • and 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays.
  • Please wear a mask so that our nest remains safe for all of "our flock."  Immune compromised staff members will be serving you.  

    • 311 14th Ave South Nampa, Id 83651
    • Ph: 208.467.4148
  • bluebirdquiltstudio@gmail.com