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The Great Craftacular Panel Challenge - Come in see all entries until the end of September!

Congratulations to the winners!

View all entries in the shop until Sept. 30.

Winner, Most Practical - Rope Bowl & Coasters by Jerilynn Lijewski Winner, Wild & Wacky - Godzilla Triptych Quilt by Elly Burian
Winner, Viewer's Choice - Panel Portrait by Amanda Nickel Winner, Staff Pick: G&T Diorama by Jane Doughty & Jane Ferris

View the entries!

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Curbside Pickup

Mon, Wed, Fri 10 AM - 5 PM
Tue, Thu 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday Noon - 4 PM

Staff & Instructors are all fully vaccinated

Mask wearing is encouraged & respected

Please wear a mask in the shop if unvaccinated

Online ordering is open 24/7 - Curbside pick-up and shipping are available.

GSAFE Quilt Auction 2022🏳️‍🌈 The GSAFE Quilt Auction is coming up! If you are planning to make or contribute a quilt or other fiber art piece, the deadline is 10/31 and the online auction takes place 11/29-12/5, 2022. This year, some of the auction offerings will be hanging in our hallway gallery for the month of November so you can preview all the gorgeous quilts and other items in person and prepare to bid! Be sure to invite your non-crafty friends and family to participate in the bidding! Learn more

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. Call the shop if you have questions and visit our service page.

Watch Gael's interview with Deanna Springer at the Great Wisconsin Quilt Show 2022!

Featured Class of the Week

Dynamic Duo: Talavera with Rebecca Lidstrom of Studio R Quilts
🪴 Learn to sew the Talavera quilt! Perfect for the intermediate quilter, Rebecca Lidstrom of Studio R Quilts will teach you to construct the Talavera quilt, which consists of two quilt block designs coming together to create a design reflective of Mexican pottery. This is a 2-session class on September 29 and November 3, 6:00pm - 8:30pm. Register here

Take a class at Blue Bar Quilts!
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.

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, CamelotClothworks, Dashwood StudioFree Spirit, Island BatikMichael MillerModa Fabrics, M&S Textiles, P&B Fabrics, Robert Kaufman, Ruby Star Society, Stof Fabrics, Studio E, Windham 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, 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 workday in our classroom on 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.

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!

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.

(608) 284-9299
6333 University Avenue
Middleton, Wisconsin 53562
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