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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.

Madison Modern Quilt Guild

The Great Escape 2023

This Madison Modern Quilt Guild event is being hosted as a three-day (Friday April 14th – Sunday April 16th) in person retreat happening at: Hilton Garden Inn Madison West/Middleton 1801 Deming Way, Middleton, WI 53562.

Cost: $250 per person

To reserve your spot, email We will get you complete details within 24 hours of receiving your email.

A block of rooms has been reserved for participants who would like to stay at the hotel. Hotel rooms are an additional $104 / night plus taxes paid directly to the Hilton Garden Inn. You can book your room by calling (608) 831-2220. (If you book a room, mention the Great Escape or MMQG.) The room rate doesn’t include breakfast, but you can have that added to your room. The hotel has an on-site restaurant, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. It is also located in the heart of Greenway Station surrounded by food and shopping opportunities in walking distance.

Your $250 payment includes: • Sewing space with ironing stations and cutting stations available • Lunch and a snack on Friday & Saturday • Snack on Sunday • A chance to win door prizes from several wonderful sponsors, including Blue Bar Quilts!

Cherrywood & Friends Challenge

It's our soon-to-be 6 year anniversary in April 🤩 and we're announcing a new shop challenge to celebrate! 

Here are the rules:

  • Purchase a Cherrywood Fabrics fat quarter at Blue Bar Quilts in the color of your choice. You may buy a larger cut or bundle, too if you like but the minimum to participate is a fat quarter.
  • Use the fat quarter with at least two other non-Cherrywood fabrics of your choice to make a 24” square mini quilt. Anything goes for additional fabrics and there is no limit to the number, the minimum is one Cherrywood fabric and two additional (any type, fiber, print, designer, etc.), and any quilting technique, surface design, embellishment, embroidery, machine or hand work is fair game.
  • There will be 2 prizes: Viewer’s Choice & Staff Pick. Winners will receive an 8-step Fat Quarter Bundle or 4-step Half Yard Bundle of Cherrywood Fabrics in the colorway of their choice.
  • Participants may enter one quilt only, and the deadline is Friday, March 31, 2023. All entries must be labeled on the back with the maker's name, email & phone number. The entered quilts will hang in the hallway gallery through April 30, 2023, for viewers’ choice voting. Winners will be announced on Monday, April 24 via email newsletter and on our social media platforms.
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 if you have questions and visit our service page.

We have these JUKI machines in stock!

HZL-G220 JUKI machine at Blue Bar Quilts
MCS-1700QVP JUKI machine at Blue Bar Quilts
Direct to fabric digital printing at Blue Bar Quilts!

Direct to Fabric Digital Printing

  • Email your high-resolution photo or image files (JPG, PNG, or TIFF are the only usable file extensions) ahead of time with the subject line “digital prints” to 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: or (608) 554-4203.
  • Any blades that cannot be repaired will be returned with explanation and without a charge.
    • 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 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.

New in the Hallway Gallery: Gini Ewers

"Making Connections; Building Relationships"
March 2023

New in the Hallway Gallery March 2023: Gini Ewers

Announcing a new show by Gini Ewers: "Making Connections; Building Relationships -- Exploring relationships with others, nature, and myself through textiles and stitch" - now on display in the Blue Bar Quilts Hallway Gallery through March 31. Please join Gini at Blue Bar Quilts, March 4, for an artist reception from 1pm-3pm. All are welcome, and refreshments will be provided.

Gini Ewers began quilting almost 20 years ago. Through her quilting she has connected with many others quilters and stitchers, developed deep friendships and participated in a number of quilt collaborations. Nature is a source of inspiration for her work and a source of comfort and peace. Creating textile art has also been a tool for self-discovery.

Featured Class of the Week

The Beauty of Denim: An Improv Study with Maday Delgado - May 6, 2023

From Maday: "We will use improvisation to create a dynamic jean quilt that is visually striking, encourages sustainability, and ignites your creativity. Use, re-use, and up-cycle have never looked this great!

As sewists, we have a unique opportunity to deconstruct the unused into something practical, while keeping clothing from the landfill or sitting in warehouses for years. Finding new uses for worn-out or unused clothing offers a remarkable opportunity for creative outlets both in home decor and reimagining wearables.

In this class, we will focus on the beauty of the blues, and improv style, using simple shapes that lead to a cohesive panel or quilt top. The durability of denim makes it the perfect candidate to explore beauty and function. It also opens future possibilities for sustainable practices in our everyday life."

Maday will provide additional denim scraps for students to use. May 6, 12:00pm-3:00pm. Register here.

Take a class at Blue Bar Quilts!
Blue Bar Quilts is a Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics Retailer!
• 100% cotton • Gorgeous texture • High thread count • No right or wrong side • Needle turns beautifully • Shows off quilting stitches • Combines with printed fabric • Dyed by women in Minnesota • Wash with Synthrapol

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.

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, Camelot, Clothworks, Dashwood Studio, Free Spirit, Island Batik, Michael Miller, Moda 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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