311 14th Avenue South, Nampa Idaho
Spring/Summer 2021 Class List
SIP 'N SEW-CIALIZE SUMMER QUILTING SERIES
Grow your sewing skills and your circle of Quilting friends!
Whether you are new to quilting or looking for a way to grow your skills (and your group of sewing sisters) this series of easy peasy technique workshops and work time is sure to fill your summer with quilting fun! Enjoy a short class and time to work on YOUR OWN PROJECTS with assistance from our staff! Each week we will focus on a specific skill to get you flying in your skill set and sew-cializing with new friends! Join us for learning, laughter and a tall glass of lemonade or ice tea and sip ‘n sew-cialize. Join us for one class or the entire series. Purchase the series and receive a Bluebird tumbler as a “welcome to our nest” gift to you.
SIP N SOCIALIZE: The second and third Thursdays of the month from 1p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
June 10 Accurate cutting, June 17 Pressing Matters July 8 Accurate Piecing July 15 Borders and Sashing August 12 Machine Quilting with a Walking Foot August 19 Binding Your Quilt
$10 each session or $ 50 for series (with a fun Bluebird Tumbler)
IN PERSON CLASSES
These classes will be taught in person in our spacious classroom. Until things settle down a bit more, due to covid concerns, the indoor classes will be limited to 6 and masks will be required. If there are large covid spikes at the time of the class, we may have to reschedule or teach online.
DYING YOUR OWN OMBRE FABRICS-
This class is taught by Gwen Armstrong. You will learn to dye fabric with variations in value from light to dark in the same color. You will have an opportunity to dye several colors! Class includes all supplies. Thursday, May 20 or Saturday, May 22 9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.. $55 (Price includes 2 yards fabric and dyeing supplies.)
BEAUTIFUL BACKINGS- Come dye a custom kaleidoscopic back for your next quilt! Class includes all supplies including 3 yards of 108 wide backing and all dyes. Friday, May 21.9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.. $99 (Price includes 2 yds of 108” pfd cotton and dyeing supplies.)
QUILTING CONFIDENCE ACADEMY CRASH COURSE IS BACK! IN PERSON OR ONLINE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Gain skill and confidence stitching on your own machine or long arm. We have two long arms available to share in our studio for this Class, or bring your home machine to learn the basics of free motion quilting. Class limited to 8 people. This is one of our most popular offerings and we are thrilled to be back in person teaching this much requested class.
PURCHASE A HANDI QUILTER LONG ARM MACHINE DURING THE TREASURE SHOP HOP AND RECEIVE THIS INSTRUCTION ONLINE AS OUR SPECIAL GIFT TO YOU AND AS PART OF OUR BRIGHT IDEAS PROMOTION!
ONLINE VERSION OF CLASS May 27-29 9 a.m until 4 p.m. $99
IN PERSON July 22-24 9 a.m until 4 p.m. $249
QUILTING WITH RULERS-
Come learn the basics of using rulers when quilting. Rulers can be used on sit down machines as well as long arm stand up machines. We will learn the tools you need and basic techniques for designing and quilting with rulers. Wednesday, May 5 10 a.m. to noon $25
HOW TO DESIGN AN ART QUILT-
This class teaches the techniques to make an art quilt using a sketch or photograph. We will base the class on the teachings of Gloria Loughman in her book, Quilted Symphony. You will find inspiration, design and complete your small art quilt project. 2 sessions, June 2 and 9. 9:30 a.m. -2 p.m. each day. $50 plus book
DANCING DIAMONDS GEM BAG-
This great tote bag uses a custom interfacing template (included) to get perfect 60 degree angles. The bag is a generous tote size, big enough to carry most anything you need! 2 sessions June 4 and 11 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $40 plus pattern and fabric
DYEING WITH RESISTS-
This class teaches several methods of dyeing with resists (think your favorite batik fabrics) without using hot wax. Class includes all supplies. Resist Session: Wednesday June 9 3-4 p.m. Dyeing session: Thursday, June 10 9:30 a.m.- 1p.m. $50 includes supplies.
CROCHET RUG OR BASKET-
Use your scraps, remnants or long trimmings to make a one of a kind rug or basket for storage. Simple crochet stitch is all that is used, so no experience needed! Friday, July 2nd 9:30 a.m. - noon $25
KIDS CAN SEW!!
This class is an introduction to sewing for kids aged 8-18. They will learn the basics of using a sewing machine and make a beautiful and useful pillowcase! Wednesday, July 7th 1-4 p.m. $40 includes fabric.
TRIANGLE FRENZY TABLE RUNNER-
This beautiful runner uses a border fabric to make kaleidoscope blocks for a unique look! Friday, July 7, 9:30 a.m. to noon $30 plus pattern.
“GET OUT OF TOWN” BAG-
This is a great bag (Pattern By Annie) for a getaway weekend or a quilt retreat! It is the perfect size for a Carry-on, it even fits under the seat! 2 sessions, Thursdays, July 15 and 22 9:30 a.m. -2 p.m. $50 plus pattern
LONG ARM BASICS AND BEYOND HANDI QUILTER NATIONAL EDUCATOR EVENT WITH BARB TATERA
Handi Quilter IN PERSON (Covid Permitting) Live Education Event with National Handi Quilter Educator Barb Tatera to be held at Holiday Inn Nampa. We are thrilled to have Barb back with us again. She is an absolutely incredible teacher with a great eye for modern quilt design. Two great days of in person instruction in a small group setting with Barb are sure to jump you ahead with your long arm skills in this Basics and Beyond Workshop. The agenda will include an overview of basic long arm/sit down stitching skills, rulers and even an introduction to computer guided stitching. Seating is limited to provide for a safe learning environment and stitching time on a long arm shared with you and one other student. Masks required. Lunch included with event . Event will be held at the Holiday Inn 16245 North Merchant Way, Nampa (near Target). SPECIAL EVENT PRICING ON HANDI QUILTER MACHINES. June 23 and 24 OR June 25-26 $249 ($219 for Bluebird Handi Quilter owners!)
Private showings and education available for Handi Quilter Machines and for our Machine Rental Program. Call us today to set up your personal appointment. 208-467-4148
BLUEBIRD MOUNTAIN RETREAT Stitch in the fresh mountain air, along the shores of beautiful Payette Lake at Camp IdaHaven, Mc Call. Space is limited. Private sleeping rooms. Includes meals, optional short classes and lots of laughter and great food! October 3-6, 2021 (This session is full at this time.) $299 (Price prorated for shortened stay. ) Non refundable deposit of $50 to hold your place.
IN HOME (ZOOM) CLASSES
HANDI QUILTER EDUCATION AND SUPPORT First Thursday of each Month live on Zoom.
11 a.m. ProStitcher Power 12 a.m. Handi Quilter Education and Club 1 p.m. Handi Quilter Project Class
Join us for an educational discussion, time for questions and support of fellow quilters and the ever popular Show and Tell!. These classes are to promote your growth as quilters and are complementary to our Bluebird Quilt Studio Handi Quilter Owners. Would you like to join us? Call or text us for a trial link to our zoom machine quilting classes. It's an honor to quilt alongside our Handi Quilter owners, and is one of the reasons we are HQ WAY retailers for Handi Quilterawarded for outstanding service and education. ($20 fee for long arm lovers who purchase their machines from other dealers.).
BLUEBIRD QUILT STUDIO SKILL BUILDERS
Join us for a gathering of education and highlights of the happenings of Bluebird Quilt Studio. earn a wide array of useful techniques and apply them to our quarterly skill builders projects. .There is a fee to participate in our skill builder project kit club, but it is not required for attendanc
The third Saturday of Every Month at 10 a.m. (Zoom and limited in person seating)
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