Blue Bar Quilts offered a challenge to our quilting friends to create in the spirit of the Mend message. We were excited to receive 7 challenge entries which will be on display in the shop as well as in our online gallery, Instagram and Facebook. Vote for the viewer's choice in store, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, to let us know which is your favorite by June 14, 2021.
Jacquie Gering's original Mend quilt inspired her “Mend” fabric collection from Michael Miller Fabrics. The quilt design is featured as the foundation of the collection with supplementary prints derived from the design of the flag’s starfield and it's red and white stripes.
Jacquie’s quilt speaks to the impact that citizens have on the direction of our country, the responsibilities and obligations of citizenship, and the ability of our country to grow and change for the better. Jacquie added the word MEND to the original design of the veering stripe to encourage all of us to work together to foster the values of compromise, collaboration, and problem-solving. We are sewists and quilters and mending is our superpower. Jacquie wants the collection to provide an opportunity for our community to show the pride we have in our country and the power of its citizenry to work together.
We are so thankful for your continued business. This international health crisis is going to be a rough patch for so many small businesses and that worries me for all of us in that boat. On the other hand, it has heartened me to see how local communities have rallied in support of their friends and neighbors. May we all remain united in the face of adversity and come through this healthy and happy.
Our focus is on modern quilters and makers and the fabrics they love. We stock designer fabric collections and fabric basics from: Art Gallery Fabrics, Blank Quilting, Clothworks, Free Spirit Fabrics, Moda Fabrics, M&S Textiles, P&B Fabrics, Robert Kaufman, Ruby Star Society, Stof Fabrics, Studio E, Windham Fabrics, and more.
Our quilt shop offers classes in quilting and sewing projects and techniques, both hand sewing and sewing machine, hand quilting, embroidery, sashiko, applique, patchwork, fabric dyeing, textile surface design, color theory and design essentials.
We believe in giving back to our community through service. Our shop is home to the Days for Girls Middleton Team which meets for a work day in our classroom the second Tuesday of every month from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Days for Girls is an organization that makes and distributes reusable menstrual kits to girls and women all over the world. Blue Bar Quilts is also a Project Linus donation drop off location for finished quilts and blankets.
Blue Bar Quilts is a welcoming Modern Quilting Community – We invite anyone with an interest in quilting, sewing and creating to join us!