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BLUEBIRD QUILT STUDIO 

WINTER CLASSES 2023

311 14th Avenue South ~ Nampa ID 83651

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

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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 for 2023 are $25/hour or purchase a 10 hour punch card for $200  


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! 

  • Thursdays, January 12- February 23  9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (7 sessions) $125

 

SLING ALONG BAG-  This great bag is ideal for work, travel or play! It can be worn as a chest pack, backpack or even over your shoulder.  

  • Wednesdays, January 25 and February 1st (2 sessions).  9:30am-2:00pm   Class is $30 with purchase of kit. (Kit includes pattern, zippers, all stabilizers and hardware)  


SNOWFLAKE SENSATION: This class uses Pre-cut Laser kits and finishes at 48” x 48”! The kits are only available with class registration.  Join this exclusive quilt class taught in three sessions.

  • Tuesdays January 24, 31 and February 7.  Cost: $139.00 includes laser cut fabric and instruction.  Sign up by January 17 for laser cut kit


STROLL THROUGH PARIS: This really fun fresh modern take on a Desden plate log cabin star mash-up is great for the intermediate beginner.  The techniques used are applique templates and piecing. In this two session class, instruction will be given on creating each of the two blocks used in the quilt so that the student will feel confident completing their quilts at home.  We can hardly wait to see all the creations!

  • Wednesdays, February 15, 9:30am-2:00pm and February 22, 9:30-12:30pm (2 sessions).  Class is $40 with purchase of pattern


SHENANDOAH QUILT:   This stunning setting for a large print fabric or panel will open your eyes to windows of possibilities for challenging to use, but BEAUTIFUL fabrics.

  • Wednesday February 8 9:30 to 2 $40

 

MACHINE QUILTING CLASSES FROM BLUEBIRD

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. 

  • Monday February 20 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. 

  • Tuesday March 7 10 a.m. - 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/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. 

  • Wednesday March 15 , 10 a.m until 4 p.m. $120.  Fee includes class and kit pre-sandwiched and ready to stitch!  

 

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.)  

  • Date and time to be determined. $59/session or $39/session for BQS Handi Quilter Owners.  Preloaded quilt sandwich kit is included in the fee

 

FREE MOTION CUSTOM  DESIGN AND PRACTICE SESSION STUDIO CLASS

Need help with designing quilting for a quilt and developing a strategy to free motion quilt the designs.  Join us for this practical class in how to “see”  the quilting possibilities in a your next quilt, craft a plan to quilt it and practice the designs so they can be stitched more confidently.  Bring your quilt tops for design help, and a 40” square to practice your quilting designs and quilt that next quilt

  • Tuesday February 21 and March 7   4-6 p.m

 

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, 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!  This night gathering will Beta test third Saturday of each month, January, February and March.  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! Enjoy 10 % off during the session

  • January 21, February 18, March 18 5pm - 10pm $10 for a space 


THIRD THURSDAY ART QUILT SERIES:  GELLI PRINTING ON FABRIC   Relax and explore a different art quilting technique each calendar quarter with monthly studio sessions to gather for artistic, creative fun.  For the first quarter we will explore mono printing on fabric with acrylic paints and gelli plates.  We will stitch up our art explorations into a fun art quilt wall hanging.  Join at any time! We will supply the paint, textile medium  and share some gelli printing plates/brayers and stencils.  If you have a gelli plate,  or acrylic stencils bring them to share with the group. Last session of the quarter bring your machine!   . 

  • January 19, February 16 and March 16    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.   $25 studio fee per class session, or $70 for the quarter Fabric purchased separately

 

 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.  

 

Upcoming events  Treasure Shop Hop April 20-29, 2023 and Handi Quilter National Handi Quilter Education Event sponsored by Bluebird May 31 to June 3,2023

 

 

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


  •  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