Living life to the fullest through the little things.

     The Blue Quail is a Creative Center in Downtown McMinnville Oregon with a gallery, space for events, and an arts and crafts thrift shop. Our hours are Sunday 1pm - 5pm, Monday 9am - 2pm and Wednesday - Saturday Noon - 6pm, we are closed on Tuesday

       Who are we? My name is Amanda, I am an artist, wife, mother of three, and being quirky and eclectic is my normal. I received a B.A. Art degree from George Fox University and a DIY degree from HGTV. (the second degree is not real but, should be) My husband Justin has a beautiful introverted soul. He went to culinary school in Portland Oregon and has been cooking for the past ten years. He also has a genetic disorder called low blood IGA and the result is we have a very 'clean' diet because of his many food sensitivities.  Justin and I were born in the heart of Portland, Oregon and raised in its majestic suburbs. We lived for 2 years in the beautiful city of Raleigh, North Carolina and recently bought our first home in McMinnville, Oregon!

      Together we love nature and the beauty it holds, a good cup of coffee, a delicious glass of wine, talents rendered into art, and good friends. We have adopted the lifestyle of organic eating, recycling everything, thrift store shopping, and clean living as much as possible. We are suburbanites who long for the day where we can buy a plot of land somewhere in the Willamette Valley and live off of it fully. Until that fateful day we will make due with our grocery stores and outlet malls. This website and blog is us sharing with the world our zest for life, projects, food and people. We truly hope you enjoy yourself here. 

The Blue Quail services include:

We offer drop in d.i.y. arts and crafts anytime we are open!Just come and pick out your project and do it at our gorgeous work tables.  

Cup and Easel events - two hour painting class with delicious beverage - $35

Private Parties - We can do cooking classes and Cup and Easel events at a private location of your choosing. If you live out side of McMinnville, a 54 cent per mile fee is attached.  You may also do private paint parties here at the shop as well!