Bluebird Quilt Studio is happy to share our beautiful Handi Quilter Amara Long Arm Machine. This wonderful machine will help you finish your quilt creations in no time at all! We offer classes in beginning longarm quilting, advanced long arm design, as well as rental services on our long arm.
Call to schedule a long arm rental introductory class! $75 Studio phone (208) 467-4148.
WE ARE NOW HONORING ALL COMPETITOR LONG ARM RENTAL CARDS FOR A LIMITED TIME! Use your contracted long arm card from another shop in our studio in exchange for $25 discount towards our introductory class fee. Present your long arm rental card at time of registration to receive this credit towards your class and up to 5 hours of rental time on our machine. This is available for a limited time only!
Class includes “flight” manual and supplies. Class size is limited to two students to ensure personalized instruction and time to practice your new quilting skills. For those wishing to "fly first class" we even offer backing preparation and quilt preparation services for a small additional fee.
Our students often remark that the long arm is the "only way to fly" when quilting their quilt tops.
Interested in purchasing a long arm? We also are an award winning Handi Quilter Retailer. For more information call our shop for a complimentary demonstration of a full line of Handi Quilter machines.
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"