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English Paper Piecing with Liz Oner of Indie Hipster Quilts - June 30 at Blue Bar Quilts


English Paper Piecing 101
June 30 with Liz Oner

Learn the basic techniques of English paper piecing (EPP) by learning to make the classic Grandmother's flower garden unit! This class will cover the basics of EPP fabric and template preparation and use, glue basting, and stitching options to make a hexagon flower.

Learn more about this class and register here
Cherrywood Challenges Revisited Hallway Gallery Show Winners

Cherrywood Challenges Revisited
Hallway Gallery Show Winners

Congratulations to Sally Manke and Kerry Faraone for winning Viewer’s Choice and Staff Pick for their quilts for the original Lion King Cherrywood Challenge and Monarch Cherrywood Challenge. Thank you to all who participated and sent us quilts to display from challenges past. A beautiful collection we were only too happy to display in our gallery. ????

JUKI Sewing Machines and Service

Sewing Machine Service

Our service technician, Ginny, is accepting machines for service. We take all JUKI sewing machines and sergers, and any machines of other brands that are beyond the manufacturer's warranty. Bring your machine to the shop for service; the current wait time is within 30 days. Service times may increase if repairs and/or replacement parts are needed. Email Ginny at machineservice@bluebarquilts.com if you have questions and visit our service page.

Blue Bar Quilts JUKI Club with Trisha, exclusive and private, for JUKI customers

Blue Bar Quilts JUKI Club

Hosted by Trisha Urben

Purchase a JUKI machine from Blue Bar Quilts and gain exclusive access to the Blue Bar Quilts JUKI Club! All future meetings will be posted in our private Facebook group.

If you have purchased a JUKI machine at the shop, visit our Blue Bar Quilts Facebook page and like and follow. Direct message us and we will then invite you to join the group where we will share JUKI news, tips & tricks, and answer your JUKI machine questions. Members are encouraged to share their own JUKI makes, news, and knowledge! For non-Facebook users, please email bluebarquiltsinc@gmail.com and we will add you to our contact list so you can get notifications and news via email.

Direct to fabric digital printing at Blue Bar Quilts!

Direct to Fabric Digital Printing

Email your high-resolution photo, image, or text files (JPG, PNG, TIFF, PDF & DOCX are the best usable file extensions) ahead of time with the subject line “digital prints” to bluebarquiltsinc@gmail.com and include your name and phone number.  We cannot print copyrighted images or artwork that does not belong to you.
  • The price per print is $8.99
  • The maximum image printout size is 11.7” x 8.3” and your image can likely be increased to fit this dimension. If there is a chance of distortion with a size increase we will print the file as it was received. If your print needs to be a specific, precise dimension you must provide the file as you would like it printed.
  • Images will be printed on a 12”x 14” piece of PFD (prepared for dyeing) white quilting cotton. 
  • Please allow up to a week for the fulfillment of your order of 3 prints or less, an order of more than 3 prints could take longer.

Sharpening Services

Sharpening Services from 5th Dimension Knives are now available weekly at Blue Bar Quilts
Sharpening Services from 5th Dimension are now available weekly at Blue Bar Quilts.

  • Drop off your scissors (or knives) at the shop by Monday and they will be returned the following Monday.
  • Fill out a form providing your contact information; name, email address & phone number.
  • No limit on how many items to be sharpened, bring as many as you would like.
  • You will know your sharpened items are ready to be picked up once you receive an e-invoice from 5th Dimension for service.
  • Any questions regarding sharpening services & invoicing should be made directly to Chessie of 5th Dimension: 5thDimensionknives@gmail.com or (608) 554-4203.
  • Any blades that cannot be repaired will be returned with explanation and without a charge.
    Pricing:
    • Scissors & Pinking Shears - $15 each regardless of length
    • Knives - $1.50 per inch

Rent our Classroom!

Rent our Classroom for a sew day, event or gathering!
Rent our Classroom for a sew day, event or gathering!

Rental charge is $25 per hour; please check our online calendar for availability - if nothing is scheduled for that day the classroom is available, please email Gael at bluebarquilts@gmail.com to request. Limited evening hours available.

Amenities include: irons, ironing boards, cutting mats & basic acrylic rulers, twelve 6’ tables, 20 rolling office chairs, 75” smart TV, 100” square quilt design wall.
Blue Bar Quilts is a Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics Retailer!
Cherrywood Fabrics Infinity Pattern by Karla Overland
Cherrywood Fabrics Infinity Table Runner Workshop at the WMQFA

Monday, September 9, 2024 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

"NO RULERS! NO MEASURING! NO PINNING! NO BATTING! Size: 18′′ x ??′′ (You choose!)

There is enough fabric in a kit to make TWO long runners that are custom length! The colors will keep overlapping... to infinity! Free yourself from rulers when you cut these free-form waves and layer them raw-edge on a foundation. This forgiving technique uses the beautiful gradations of Cherrywood Fabrics to its advantage creating a simple, but effective modern quilt. To sign up for the Cherrywood Infinity Table Runner Workshop, click here."

To get the pattern at Blue Bar Quilts, click here, with 8-step FQ bundles here.


Karla Overland of Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics

'Cherrywood Challenge: From the Beginning' Lecture with Karla Overland at the WMQFA

Sunday, September 8, 2024 1:00 - 4:00 PM

"For the past decade, Cherrywood Fabrics has provided a platform for quilters to express their originality and skills in the form of a challenge. A few simple guidelines and a select number of colors are paired with a popular theme to stimulate creativity. Because the participants must use only hand-dyed fabric from Cherrywood, the end result is cohesive and impactful. Cherrywood Fabrics owner Karla Overland will bring you along on the journey from a simple idea to the current day Cherrywood Challenge that attracts quilters from all over the globe. As a special treat, local artisans will be on hand to talk about their own works that resulted from the challenge. Enjoy a dessert table and the Monarch Chrysalis exhibit hanging at WMQFA. To learn more about the Cherrywood Fabrics Lecture, click here."

Blue Bar Quilts is a Modern Quilting Community located in Middleton, Wisconsin.


Our focus is on modern quilters and makers and the fabrics they love. We stock designer fabric collections and fabric basics from  Alexander HenryAndover FabricsArt Gallery Fabrics, Blank QuiltingCharley HarperCamelot,  Clothworks, Dashwood Studio, Fableism, FIGOFree Spirit, Island Batik, Michael Miller, Moda Fabrics, M&S Textiles, P&B Fabrics, Robert Kaufman, Ruby Star Society, Shannon FabricsStof Fabrics, Studio E, TildaWindham Fabrics, and more.
 
We are a JUKI QVP dealer and stock a full line of JUKI sewing machines, sergers and long arm quilting machines, the Tajima Sai embroidery machine, and the Ricoh Ri 100 direct to fabric digital printer. Come into the shop to see our selection or call to schedule a demo.

Our quilt shop offers classes in quilting and sewing projects and techniques, both hand sewing and sewing machine, and often including other fiber arts crafts and surface design techniques.  Our shop takes pride in featuring local Wisconsin pattern designers. Some of our favorites are Abby Maed, Indie Hipster QuiltsJD’s Custom Quilts, Persimon DreamsPurple Pineapple Studio, Sew Hungry Hippie, and Studio R Quilts.

We believe in giving back to our community through service. Blue Bar Quilts is a donation drop-off location for Project Linusfor finished quilts and blankets, and Ryan's Case for Smiles pillowcase donations. We host a monthly sew day for Boomerang Bags Dane County and Mad City Quilt Guild Community Service Committee. We are an in-kind sponsor of the annual online GSAFE Quilts & Fiber Arts Auction that takes place in late November. Check our online calendar for other community events and sew days.

Two Madison-area guilds meet at our shop, Madison Modern Quilt Guild and Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists. For more information on these groups please visit their websites or social media profiles.

Blue Bar Quilts is a welcoming Modern Quilting Community – We invite anyone with an interest in quilting, sewing, and creating to join us!

Your Full Service Quilt Shop


Blue Bar Quilts is your Full Service Quilt Shop!
From custom kits for any pattern (yours or ours!), to sourcing and ordering specialty notions and tools, to cutting fat quarters at your request, we're your full-service quilt shop!

An Aviary of Affection


I was honored and surprised to receive this amazing quilt and pillow, made by members of the Blue Bar community. Titled "An Aviary of Affection", it couldn't have been a more perfect gift for me, full of birds and incredible collaborative artistry, two of my favorite things. I thank the makers for this quilt, but most of all for sustaining and nurturing the community that they have built in and around Blue Bar. My love to you all! 💙💛❤️

An Aviary of Affection Quilt - created by members of the Blue Bar Quilts community, for shop owner, Gael Boyd.



A note from Gael:


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.

CONTACT US
hello@bluebarquilts.com
(608) 284-9299
6333 University Avenue
Middleton, Wisconsin 53562
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