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Blue Bar Quilts Shop Sept 2020
In-Store Shopping &
Curbside Pick-Up
Hours:

Mon, Tue,
Thu, Fri 
10AM - 5PM
Wed
10AM - 3PM

Saturday
10AM - 4PM

Closed Sunday

Safety Precautions for In-Store Shopping
Mask covering mouth & nose required
5 customer limit
Social distancing in effect


Online ordering open 24/7
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A Challenge to Move Forward and Mend - Blue Bar Quilts Challenge

Whether we like it or not, pursue it, or avoid it, there have always been quilts and quilters that express political views and ideals. Jacquie Gering made her “Veer” quilt in 2016 to express her concerns over the direction the country was moving and her disappointment in its leadership. It also reaffirmed her commitment to political and community action and to be part of the solution.

Jacquie’s 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 its red and white stripes.

Mend - Michael Miller Fabric collection

Jacquie’s original 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.

Blue Bar Quilts would like to offer a challenge to our quilting friends to create in the spirit of the Mend message.


Rules:


  • Your quilted piece must incorporate one of the small Mend panels designed by Jacquie Gering, available at the shop or online here. The panel may be used whole or partially, but must be identifiable in some form. Use any other fabrics, threads, and embellishments that you would like.
  • Must be a quilt with 3 layers (top, batting, backing), using any machine or hand techniques that you would like.
  • Your piece must measure no larger than 30” square. Smaller and non-square pieces are allowed.
  • Each entry must include a short artist statement including inspiration, sources, materials and techniques.
  • Please label the piece with your name, city, email address, and any social media handles (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) if applicable.
  • One entry per person.
  • Deadline for submission is April 30, 2021. Entries can be dropped off at the shop or mailed but must be received by 4/30/2021.
  • Winners will be announced on Monday, June 14 - Flag Day.
  • All entries will be returned to participants after June 14, 2021. Those that were dropped off at the shop may be picked up during regular business hours. If your entry was mailed, please contact the shop via email or phone to pay and arrange for return shipment.

Prizes:


  1. First Prize Winner to be chosen by Jacquie Gering: $50 Blue Bar Quilts Gift Certificate & 30 minute personal ZOOM chat about walking foot quilting with Jacquie, author of Walk & Walk 2.0!
  2. Viewers Choice: $30 Gift Certificate & Shot Cotton 12 Fat Quarter Bundle
  3. Staff Pick: $20 Gift Certificate & In the Navy 6 Fat Quarter Bundle


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.

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: Art Gallery Fabrics, Blank Quilting, Blend Fabrics, 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.

Our shop takes pride in featuring local Wisconsin pattern designers. Some of our favorites are JD’s Custom Quilts, Purple Pineapple Studio, Sew Hungry Hippie, Studio R Quilts, and Wefty.

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 and Hope 2 Others donation drop off location for finished quilts, blankets and baby items.

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.

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

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

In-Store Shopping Hours:
Monday - Friday 10 AM - 3 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM
Closed Sunday
Safety Precautions for In-Store Shopping:
Mask covering mouth & nose required
5 customer limit
Social distancing in effect
Online ordering open 24/7
Curbside Pick-Up Hours:
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 10 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 3 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM