This is the ultimate quilt course! The incomparable Annette will teach you everything you need to know about quilt making, including fabric selection, cutting, piecing by machine, pressing, set-ins, paper piecing, and so much more. You will make a sampler quilt incorporating all the major quilt techniques, and learn to sandwich, quilt, and bind your masterpiece. It is the perfect opportunity to start at the beginning and learn one step at a time. At the end, you will be able to say proudly, "I am a quilter!"
Don't have enough room in your house to easily sandwich a quilt? Bring your top, backing, batting, and supplies to CQ and we will help you sandwich that quilt in no time! Sandwiching services are offered twice a month, once during the day and once during the evening. NOTE: If you are using a longarm quilter, you do NOT need to sandwich. "Emergency" appointments may be made depending on room and staff availability.
Bruce, our machine technician, comes to the shop on selected Sundays and spends the afternoon with us. While he is here, he can clean and tune up your sewing machine. All brands are welcome. It takes about an hour, and you get to take your machine home the same day!
If you've taken and enjoyed the Basics class, either at Capital Quilts or elsewhere, come learn some new tangles! We have a certified Zentangle instructor, who will guide the class to new heights of creative doodling. We'll talk about how to apply the patterns to other areas of handicrafting, such as quilt-making and quilting, ornaments, book covers, bags, gifts, and more.