SPRING/SUMMER CLASSES 2023
311 14th Avenue South ~ Nampa ID 83651
(208) 467-4148 www.bluebirdquiltstudio.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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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. Class will be scheduled to meet your needs. Rental rates are $25/hour or purchase a 10 hour punch card for $200
PLANES TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES: An Introduction to EPP (English Paper Piecing)
This class is an introduction to a method of quilting that is fantastic for anyone on the go! Going on vacation this summer? Going to be on a long car ride? Plane, bus or train? You can quilt while you are traveling! You will get a kit and an introduction to English Paper Piecing with hexagon shapes.
Thursday May 25 10-12 $45.00 includes kit
GLASS QUILT BLOCK CLASS
We are having a GLASS CLASS!! Amy from Amy's Glass is coming to teach us how to make quilt blocks with fused glass! You will get to make 2 projects, either a beautiful sun catcher or a shallow bowl for your table. The class fee includes all supplies and everything you need to make 2 blocks, 6 inches square, including hangers and chain. Amy will fire them and return to Blubird to be picked up.
Saturday May 20 or Saturday June 17 1-4 p.m $49
WOOL APPLIQUE AND BASIC EMBROIDERY:
Come learn about the pleasure of working with warm, wonderful wool! We will make a needle book while learning to applique with simple embroidery stitches.
Wednesday, April 26 9:30-12:30 $25 includes wool kit for needle book
FUN AND FABULOUS ICE DYING-
This fun, hands-on class will teach you the fundamentals of ice dying- you can create beautiful textures and colors with this simple technique. The class includes 4 fat quarters of dye-able white fabric, all dyes and supplies.
Tuesday, May 16th 1-4 PM $75 includes kit
SHENANDOAH QUILT- This beautiful quilt is stunning but simple to make. It is perfect for panels or large prints and uses only two fabrics!
Wednesday, May 17th 9:30-12:30 $40 plus purchase of pattern
CUSTOMIZE YOUR OWN SWEATSHIRT!
This is a fun new way to personalize a comfy sweatshirt and make it uniquely your own! Prerequisite: Purchase your own Hoodie Sweatshirt that has a front pocket that is NOT attached to the waist band. In this hands-on class, bring your sewing machine with walking foot and we will bring new life to your hoodie sweatshirt letting everyone know you are a quilter!!! The key is that the front pocket is removable and not sewn into the waistband.
Saturday, May 27th 9:30-1:30 $35 (you provide your own sweatshirt and half yard of scrappy fabrics)
WIRE FRAMED UTILITY TOTE
Come and make this charming and practical tote with us! This tote can be made in 3 sizes and uses a wire frame to keep the top open for multi-purpose use.
Wednesday, July 12 9:30- 3 $35 with purchase of pattern and frame
This great organizer, a By Annie design, is perfect for travel or just for organizing your cosmetics. It has mesh, vinyl and quilted pockets and folds up to fit neatly in a suitcase or hang from a hook.
Thursdays, July 13 and July 20 2 sessions 9:30-2 $50 plus pattern
MACHINE QUILTING CLASSES FROM BLUEBIRD
FREE MOTION ONE DAY CRASH COURSE- DOMESTIC/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.
Date and time to be arranged with attendees $120. Fee includes class and kit pre-sandwiched and ready to stitch!
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.
Date and time to be arranged with attendees. $49 Fee for class for one student on zoom
LEARN TO QUILT WITH RULERS ON YOUR LONG ARM
If you have ever wondered how quilters make such nice straight lines or consistant curves, now you can learn to do it too…with quilting rulers and templates! This class is hands on and you will leave feeling confident in a new quilting technique.
Tuesday, July 18 9:30-12 $59 Includes supplies for class
OTHER HAPPENINGS 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, 10 a.m. Club is free, you may opt into our yearly club project for a fee. Ask a staff member for details.
Third Saturday each month, $50 Start up fee includes 2 yards of background fabric
PAJAMARAMA: Quilters night out.
Bring your project and machine or needles and thread to work in a flock of friendship. Make yourself comfy in your jammies, if you want, or your significant other's sweatpants, we don't care, messy hair, bring a snack to share! There will be a bluebird staff quilter to give you some advice or encouragement while you sew and jibber jabber with your friends. Space is limited to 12 seats and you must sign up ahead of time Enjoy 10 % off during the session
Third Saturday of each month as long as there is interest. 5pm - 10pm $10 for a space
UP FOR A CHALLENGE? THE 2023 100 YEAR HOFFMAN CHALLENGE CLUB AT BLUEBIRD
Join a friendly flock of Hoffman batik enthusiasts to craft an entry for the world famous Hoffman Challenge due in September 2023. Bluebird has the Hoffman challenge fabrics on board and if you are up for a supportive group to push your quilting skills with this challenge we will be the wind beneath your wings. Group members will decide on format and a regular meeting time at our first meeting on Thursday May 11 from 10 a.m. to noon.The club is free with purchase of the Hoffman fat quarter bundle from Bluebird.
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.