311 14th Avenue South, Nampa Idaho
FALL AND WINTER CLASSES 2021
IN PERSON CLASSES
These classes will be taught in person in our spacious classroom. Masks are required in our shop at this time for the protection of our community. Private showings and education available for Handi Quilter Machines and for our Machine Rental Program. Call us today to set up your personal appointment or private class. We are committed to your safety!
QUICK QUILTED CHRISTMAS GIFTS
Sew easy quilted Christmas Gifts for your friends and family. Come sew in our studio with holiday music and smiles to spare. Class is free with Kit purchase. Fabrics may vary from samples. Thursdays 1-4 p.m.
November 11 1-4 p.m. Christmas Braid Table Runner $20
November 18 1-4 p.m. Christmas Table Service on the Long Arm (Four Quilted Placemats and Table Runner) $30
December 2 1- 4 3 D Christmas Tree Wall Hanging
December 16 Silicone Hot Pad or Trivet $ Price varies by size.
TRICKS AND TREATS ONLINE SALES EVENT
Bluebird is hosting a Halloween tricks and treats event for quilters! Join us for spooky good sales available only during the live event along with some fun Halloween projects and techniques. Thursday October 28 2-3 p.m. Call the shop for details on how to sign up for the event to be held on Facebook Live.
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 for long arm aficionados including tips for loading, marking, free motion, ruler work, pantos, specialty tools for greater confidence as you move forward 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. This class assumes you have some limited experience with long arm quilting.)45” x wof Quilt sandwich supplies are required for the class. Supplies may be purchased at time of registration, or supplied by the student.
November 23 and 30 1-4 p.m.
$49/session (This class is complimentary class for Bluebird Handi Quilter Long Arm owners.) MACHINE QUILTING ONE! TWO! THREE!
MACHINE QUILTING ONE, TWO THREE ! Featuring Megan Best, National Handi Quilter Educator
VIRTUAL LIVE EDUCATION SPONSORED BY BLUEBIRD QUILT STUDIO ON ZOOM!
November 11-13, 2021
Join Bluebird Quilt Studio, HQ Way award winning shop in welcoming National Handi Quilter Educator, Megan Best in this LIVE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP ON ZOOM. Megan is a veteran Handi Quilter Educator with over 25 years experience as a professional long arm quilt artist. She is also an ambassador and designer for Island Batiks. Megan has joined us at Bluebird on several virtual workshops and is an excellent online instructor and a “fan favorite”. Her insights will be sure to grow your skills whether you are new to the quilting world or a seasoned quilter. Join us for these inspiring adventures in quilting November 11, 12 and 13 2021. Class days will be live on zoom and broken into a morning and afternoon sessions, time to practice independently and a live virtual troubleshooting/Q&A session in the afternoon with Megan. This format has been very successful for our quilting students, focused instruction with practice time and Q and A! Live instruction from a National Educator in the safety of your own home with your own machine! What a great quilting adventure! Join us! We are also excited to offer a “front row seat option” for the workshop in our new Long Arm Education Studio in Nampa with beautiful new machines equipped with prostitchers and in person Bluebird TLC and encouragement! SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS EVENT!
BLUEBIRD QUILT STUDIO ANNIVERSARY SALE-ABRATION!
November 16-November 20
Bluebird is celebrating their 14th Anniversary!
We would like to thank our “bluebird flock” with a special week of savings and daily demos of fun live demos in the shop at 1 p.m daily. See our website calendar for schedule. Everything in the store is 14% off! Stock up for the holidays! Sale excludes machines.
QUILTING CONFIDENCE ACADEMY CRASH COURSE LONG ARM ADDITION
IN OUR NEW LONG ARM STUDIO!
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.
IN PERSON INSTRUCTION IN OUR LONG ARM CLASS ROOM
December 8-11 9 a.m until 4 p.m. $249 Fee for studio kit $99 (thread, batting and backing, on our beautiful Amaras/Forte loaded and ready to rock and roll for our class!)
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERIZED QUILTING: TOTE PROJECT
Curious about the possibilities of long arm quilting with a computer? Learn the basics in this project based super-sized quilted tote class. Create areas, modify designs, learn edge to edge skills, use mark and record features while enjoying the computerized quilting journey. Quilt on one of our Studio Handi Quilter Amaras with prostitchers in this hands on introduction to computerized stitching. Supplies may be purchased at time of registration, or supplied by the student. 45 x WOF Quilt sandwich supplies are required for the class. Supplies may be purchased at time of registration or supplied by the student.
Dec 21 9 a.m to noon. Class fee $49 (Complimentary class fee for Bluebird Handi Quilter Long Arm owners. Supplies required. )
Learning from a quilter in person is SEWWWWWW much easier! We will share the wonders of quilting to make your first steps in your quilting journey adventure fun and frustration free! Make a sampler quilt to be proud of start to finish in this classic BQS class!
Wednesdays January 19 to March 2, 2022
ONGOING HAPPENINGS IN OUR STUDIO
OPEN SEW OPPORTUNITIES Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for both hand and machine stitching. Call our studio for details.
SKILL BUILDERS 2022 Marilyn, our shop manager shares her tips and techniques throughout the year in this favorite Bluebird gathering. We are now enrolling for the 2022 project QUILTING COUSINS BY LORI SMITH. The Skill Builder quilt will be a full size quilt top with 12 blocks. Each participant can choosebetween white on white or black background, spring brights or muted autumn fabric. Optional settings kit with possible applique or pieced options (shown on the right) will be provided at end of project. BQS will supply the multi colored fabrics for each month's blocks (Possible fall color choices shown here with optional setting kits). If you come to the next meeting with your block completed, you will receive the next month's block absolutely FREE! Fee of $6 will be assessed to “catch you up” if you miss a month. You will be the first to hear about Bluebird news, upcoming events and new products. Prepaid kit for background fabric and pattern are required with registration. (3rd Saturday of each month at 10 a.m.)
IN HOME (ZOOM) CLASSES
MEGAN BEST NATIONAL HANDIQUILTER EDUCATOR EVENT
(SEE DETAILS ABOVE) NOV 11-13, 2021
HANDI QUILTER EDUCATION AND SUPPORT First Thursday of each Month live on Zoom and now live in our studio!
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 Quilter, awarded for outstanding service and education. ($20 fee for long arm lovers who purchase their machines from other dealers. ALL are welcome!)
LOOKING AHEAD… SAVE THE DATE!
WOODEN BARN BLOCK CLASS Coming this Spring! March 25 & 26
BLUEBIRD SPRING 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! May 13-16 OR May 16-19?, 2022 $299 (Price prorated for shortened stay. ) Non refundable deposit of $50 to hold your place.
TREASURE SHOP HOP Featuring 11 Fabulous Southwest Idaho and Eastern Oregon Quilt shops in all of their unique grandeur! April 21-30 2022 Our Project Linus theme this year is Autumn Woodland! Hope you can join us for a fun and fabulous hop with amazing assortment of hopper gifts from our vendors!
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