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Classes


Too-Cute Bunny Bag
- Feb 25, 2017

These Bunny Bags are guaranteed to bring a smile! Fill them with candy or small items for a perfect Spring or Easter gift. Too cute!

Cost: $ 30.00
Cut the Deck Challenge
- Feb 26, 2017

We start with a deck of cards. Cut the deck and take your card! Use that card as inspiration to make a quilt that is not larger than 18" x 24". Finish your quilt by April 12. We'll hang the quilts in the shop so that the CQ community can vote on its favorites! Come to the "Card Party" on April 30 to celebrate the winners.

Cost: $ 10.00
Improv Open Sew
- Feb 27, 2017

Meet with like-minded quilters to expand your color horizons and free your piecing imagination.

Cost: $ 10.00
A two-lesson class focusing on hands and feet ! How to move your hands, and how to attach and use your feet for machine quilting. Start with the walking foot and move right onto free motion quilting. This is the gentle but skillful introduction you've been waiting for.

Cost: $ 70.00
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!"

Cost: $ 200.00
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!"

Cost: $ 200.00
Class Lecture: Needles and Thread

Cost: $ 10.00
Woodblock printing on textiles with carved wooden blocks is an ancient art. Begin by learning to print your fabrics with a wide variety of wooden printing blocks and Gel Printing Plates and textile paints. In the afternoon, use your blocks to make artful collages with fusing and, time permitting, sewing. Create a plan for finishing at home. Receive a printing block and foam printing mat to take home! Judy Gula, owner of Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria, VA, believes that to make art, you must live art. She finds inspiration in new and vintage materials, her interactions with other artists, and in surprising and unexpected experiences. She loves empowering people to create their own artwork.

Cost: $ 85.00
Longarm Club
- Mar 04, 2017

The Longarmers Club is open to all long- arm quilters, regardless of the brand of machine you own. Enjoy a lecture each month, with either a guest speaker or a club member with expertise in the particular skill being demonstrated, Q&A period, show-and-tell, and a 10% discount on longarm accessories and thread on the day of the meeting. Skill level: all

Cost: $ 65.00
Square Tuffets
- Mar 05, 2017

If you've made a round tuffet, you know how much fun it is. Now you can have a square tuffet, too! This one takes a little longer to make, but there are more design options.

Cost: $ 70.00
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!

Cost: $ 90.00
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!

Cost: $ 90.00
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!

Cost: $ 90.00
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!

Cost: $ 90.00
Braidwork
- Mar 07, 2017

Transform your 2 ½" strips into a sophisticated and stunning column quilt with this wonderful braided look. It’s easier than it looks.

Cost: $ 40.00
Art & Stitch
- Mar 07, 2017

Learn to create your own longarm quilt design including “edge-to-edge”, custom work, and fills. Turn lettering into quilting designs. Edit existing quilt patterns to create unique designs, scan in a quilt block to design and audition quilt designs, and save your design for stitch-out in formats for all major longarm electronic quilt systems. Art & Stitch can be used with your embroidery machine as well. These classes begin with the basics and incorporate more advanced techniques with each class.

Cost: $ 160.00
CQ Cares: I Spy Quilts
- Mar 09, 2017

There are elementary schools in our region that have what one principal calls a "vocabulary gap", where children haven't had a good start at learning. "I Spy" quilts are good for learning to pick out images by name. Help us make I Spy quilts for schools in DC. Montgomery County, Prince Georges County, and Frederick County.

Cost: $ FREE
This sweet wrap-in-the-back dress can be worn as a sundress or, layered with a top, as a jumper. The bodice is lined and can be smocked or not smocked. The pattern is for sizes 4-8 and includes the directions for smocking.

Cost: $ 30.00
Sandwich Night
- Mar 10, 2017

Sandwich Night

Cost: $ 25.00
Sandwich Night
- Mar 10, 2017

Sandwich Night

Cost: $ 25.00
Sandwich Night
- Mar 10, 2017

Sandwich Night

Cost: $ 25.00
Dear Jane
- Mar 12, 2017

The “Dear Jane” quilt dates back to 1863. Helen will emphasize hand piecing, but you may also do machine piecing. Develop the piecing and applique skills needed to construct the 225 quilt blocks.

Cost: $ 180.00
Make a classic Feathered Star that can be a wall hanging or the center of a larger quilt. Learn to make the Star, a small Mariner’s Compass, and stem and leaf applique blocks.

Cost: $ 60.00
Using this sit-down quilting machine feels a lot like using your home sewing machine. Learn how to thread it, wind and load a bobbin, establish good tension, bring up the bobbin thread, anchor and tie off, use the TruStitch stitch regulator, and do some basic designs.

Cost: $ 20.00
Learn the ins and outs of the longarm machine and the frame, how to set up for quilting a quilt, what proper tension is, and some basic quilting designs.

Cost: $ 30.00
Strip & Play
- Mar 16, 2017

Make strip sets into 10” squares and pair them with background fabric. Use them to learn how to make half square triangle blocks without drawing any lines! Talk about how to use your blocks to create amazing number of different quilt designs. Supply List Instructor: Cathy Sullivan Thank you for taking “Strip & Play”! We will start the class by making strip sets and cutting them into 10” squares. Next I will show you how to make half square triangle blocks without drawing any lines. We’ll make a lot of blocks, and then we will play with them to create different quilt designs. The possibilities are endless!

Cost: $ 30.00
This class introduces you to the basic straight-edge ruler and the Versa-Tool ruler. Learn how to set up your machine, hold the ruler safely, use template markings, and mark your quilt design.

Cost: $ 20.00
Sandwich Day
- Mar 18, 2017

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. "Emergency" appointments may be made, depending on room and staff availability.

Cost: $ 25.00
Sandwich Day
- Mar 18, 2017

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. "Emergency" appointments may be made, depending on room and staff availability.

Cost: $ 25.00
Sandwich Day
- Mar 18, 2017

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. "Emergency" appointments may be made, depending on room and staff availability.

Cost: $ 25.00
You can use Zentangle to create lovely free-motion blocks, which you can frame as is or use in other projects. You can also use Zentangle to create quilting designs. The possibilities are infinite!

Cost: $ 120.00
Sandwich Day
- Mar 18, 2017

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. "Emergency" appointments may be made, depending on room and staff availability.

Cost: $ 25.00
Sandwich Day
- Mar 18, 2017

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. "Emergency" appointments may be made, depending on room and staff availability.

Cost: $ 25.00
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!

Cost: $ 90.00
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!

Cost: $ 90.00
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!

Cost: $ 90.00
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!

Cost: $ 90.00
Learn the ins and outs of the longarm machine and the frame, how to set up for quilting a quilt, what proper tension is, and some basic quilting designs.

Cost: $ 30.00
CQ Cares: Pet Beds
- Mar 23, 2017

Join Marla to make pet beds. The beds are donated to local rescues and shelters for the cats and dogs in their care. Since we began this program, we have delivered hundreds of pet beds. We need people to sew, stuff, and cut.

Cost: $ FREE
Bob and Weave
- Mar 24, 2017

At the shop we call this quilt “Lightning Bolts”. Start with a strip set, add some background, and you’ve created the perfect storm!

Cost: $ 30.00
AccuQuilt Club
- Mar 25, 2017

Members meet the fourth Saturday of each month to learn special tips about cutting with the Accucutter, share in a lively show-and-tell, and cut fabric on the Studio machine. Additional hours are available each month for members’ convenience. Membership is limited to ensure access to cutting times for all. For more info, call Carol at the shop (301-527-0598). Skill level: all

Cost: $ 65.00
This small longarm has built-in stitch regulation. Learn how to load your quilt on the frame, thread the machine, wind and load a bobbin, establish good tension, bring up the bobbin thread, anchor and tie off threads, and do a little stitching.

Cost: $ 20.00
Demo Day
- Mar 25, 2017

Join us to learn more about tools and techniques you've always wanted to try.

Applique Academy
- Mar 26, 2017

For beginning appliquers and those wanting to brush up on their skills. Meet with Annette each month to learn the many different ways to applique, both by hand and by machine. You'll make 9 beautiful blocks and assemble them into a quilt.

Cost: $ 50.00
Review the structure, functions, and buttons of ProStitcher. Learn how to do a basic edge-to-edge design. Students must bring their own laptop that is able to download the simulator used during the class.

Cost: $ 30.00
Improv Open Sew
- Mar 27, 2017

Meet with like-minded quilters to expand your color horizons and free your piecing imagination.

Cost: $ 10.00
Blooming Nine-Patch
- Mar 29, 2017

This quilt unfolds like a flower as the color washes from the center outward. It looks beautiful on a bed, and it will be elegant on the back of the sofa or hanging on the wall. We are happy to help you select your fabrics!

Cost: $ 60.00
Novelty Collage
- Mar 30, 2017

Have you ever made a collage, perhaps with pictures of your children or a vacation, or in art class when you were in school? You can make collages with fabric, too! Instead of cut-and-paste, it's cut-and-sew, then add details with thread, beads, lace, or whatever strikes your fancy.

Cost: $ 30.00
Fun with Free Motion
- Mar 31, 2017

Tired of stitching in the ditch? Let's try some other patterns and techniques! We'll explore meandering fillers using stencils and more. SHOULD HAVE SOME EXPERIENCE WITH FREE MOTION QUILTING.

Cost: $ 20.00
ProStitcher Group
- Apr 01, 2017

A group for ProStitcher owners.

Cost: $ 35.00
Because quilts can mean so much… warmth, love, hugs, comfort, home. Come help "Because Quilts" make quilts for the Wilkins Avenue Shelter for Women in Rockville, MD run by Interfaith Works. There are many opportunities to help out. We’d love to have you join us.

Experience the long-arm computerized quilting cycle from designing a unique long-arm quilting pattern using Art & Stitch to stitching out your design using ProStitcher. Barbara Bean and Elyse Turkeltaub team up for a hands-on class with personal attention to walk you through the process from design to stitch out.

Cost: $ 45.00
Learn to create your own unique quilts using improvisational piecing techniques. Author and designer Cindy Grisdela encourages you to let go of the rules and piece blocks intuitively, freely, without a pattern. You’ll have a blast in this all-day workshop!

Cost: $ 75.00
Wool Embroidery Club
- Apr 08, 2017

Wool Embroidery Club is open to all skill levels, beginner to pro. We'll learn new stitches and techniques, experiment with stitches and techniques we already know, and talk about color selection. You'll have a chance to share your work with other members and have time to sew in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. This year's focus will be on learning new stitches based on circles, as illustrated in Sue Spargo's Creative Texturing book.

Cost: $ 65.00
Hand-Piecing Club
- Apr 10, 2017

Hand-Piecing Club

Cost: $ 65.00
Expand your wardrobe with a variety of well fitting knit Tabula Rasa Knit Tees and Tunics over two inspiring days stitching up knit tops with Rae Cumbie and Carrie Emerson. After a trunk show of knit possibilities, students will be guided to choose the appropriate size and pattern pieces, cut their knit fabric, sew flexible seams, and smoothly finish the necklines and hems. The second day will allow for more sewing and an exploration of finishing techniques to add variety to your knit wardrobe.

Cost: $ FREE
Night Owl Sewing
- Apr 15, 2017

Enjoy up to six blissful hours of distraction-free sewing and fun. It's almost a mini-retreat! Includes a $10 Gift Card, dinner, and beverages. Work on a new project or finish up an old one. Kat will stay with you as late as midnight.

Cost: $ 60.00
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!"

Cost: $ 200.00
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!"

Cost: $ 200.00
More Fun With Free Motion
- Apr 20, 2017

If you've got the basics down, and want to learn more complex quilting designs, this is the class for you! Karen will talk about borders, sashing, fillers, feathers, and more.

Cost: $ 20.00
Lucky
- Apr 22, 2017

Feeling lucky? This striking quilt provides lots of space for custom quilting. Play with the colors to create your own favorite look. Learn to use Sew Kind of Wonderful’s Quick Curve Ruler to make some spectacular contemporary quilts. We will use the pattern for the Lucky Quilt (page 60) to learn all of the techniques you will need to make any of the quilts in this book! To be most productive in this class, you will need to do some basic fabric preparation prior to class (pressing and pre-cutting). We will do all of the cutting with the Quick Curve Ruler, trimming and sewing the curves in class. Warning: this ruler is addictive – bet you can’t make just one of these quilts!

Cost: $ 30.00
Improv Open Sew
- Apr 24, 2017

Meet with like-minded quilters to expand your color horizons and free your piecing imagination.

Cost: $ 10.00
Sit 'N' Sew
- Apr 28, 2017

Bring your machine, handwork, a new project or an old project, perhaps some food to share, or just come to talk and have fun with other quilters. Capital Quilts will provide beverages and have staffers on hand to assist you in any way they can. Sit 'N' Sew is held on the last Friday evening of each month, between 5 and 9. Space is on a first come, first served basis, stay as long or as little as you like.

Cost: $ FREE
T-Shirt Quilt
- May 16, 2017

Do you have someone special graduating from school this year? And do you have stacks of his or her t-shirts with school names, team names, club names, etc.? Use them to make the perfect gift for the graduate! Or maybe your spouse has favorite t-shirts that are more hole than shirt: turn them into a quilt to love.

Cost: $ 40.00
Featherweight Clinic
- May 20, 2017

For all of you who own Singer Featherweight sewing machines, here is an opportunity to learn how to maintain it. Diane will show you how to take the machine apart, clean and oil it, and reassemble it.

Cost: $ 25.00
Improv Open Sew
- May 22, 2017

Meet with like-minded quilters to expand your color horizons and free your piecing imagination.

Cost: $ 10.00
All the cool kids are doing it! Share ideas, techniques, patterns, projects. Everybody does EPP just a little differently, and it is fun to learn and try other methods. Whether you are just starting out or a pro, it is fun for everybody! Optional: pieced Hexie BOM project based on Katja Marek's book, The New Hexagon

Cost: $ 65.00
Janome Club
- Jun 17, 2017

Do you have lots of Janome feet that you don't know what to do with? Are things you'd like to do with your machine, but don't know how? Join the Janome Club! Meet with other Janome owners once a month for fun, fellowship, and the opportunity to learn new things about your machine. Barbara will demonstrate a different foot each month, answer your questions, and perhaps provide a small project to work on. There will also be show and tell time. 10% off Janome Accessories on the day of the meeting for members! For more information, call Barbara at the shop.

Cost: $ 65.00
Improv Open Sew
- Jun 26, 2017

Meet with like-minded quilters to expand your color horizons and free your piecing imagination.

Cost: $ 10.00
Night Owl Sewing
- Jul 15, 2017

Enjoy up to six blissful hours of distraction-free sewing and fun. It's almost a mini-retreat! Includes a $10 Gift Card, dinner, and beverages. Work on a new project or finish up an old one. Kat will stay with you as late as midnight.

Cost: $ 60.00
Zentangle Club
- Jul 16, 2017

If you've taken and enjoyed the Basics class, either at Capital Quilts or elsewhere, come learn some new tangles!  Pat Dee, certified Zentangle instructor, 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.

Cost: $ 65.00
Improv Open Sew
- Jul 24, 2017

Meet with like-minded quilters to expand your color horizons and free your piecing imagination.

Cost: $ 10.00
HoopSisters’ 2017 Embroidablock of the Month is for machine embroiderers. One or more new techniques are taught each month. Each block takes 30 minutes or less to stitch out, and each can be used to make a one-block “wonder quilt”.

Cost: $ 150.00
Improv Open Sew
- Aug 28, 2017

Meet with like-minded quilters to expand your color horizons and free your piecing imagination.

Cost: $ 10.00
2nd Saturday Club members work on one or two projects a year. Each project is chosen by the group: majority rules! The first part of the meeting is devoted to discussion of the next month?s block. A lively show-and-tell follows. Before and after the meeting, there is lots of friendly conversation! Skill level: intermediate

Cost: $ 65.00
Machine Embroidery Club
- Sep 09, 2017

This club will demonstrate, explore and discuss the tools and methods to create beautiful embroidery on various fabrics. We will cover hooping, stabilizers, thread, needles, toppers, and more. You can bring your embroidery machine (any brand) or just come and join the discussion and take notes. Of course, we will have "show and tell," both successes and failures -- we learn from both. Members take 10% off embroidery designs and Floriani thread and stabilizers the day of the meeting.

Cost: $ 65.00
Vintage Rose is the 2017 Technique of the Month quilt from Quiltworx. Each month you’ll learn a new technique. You can apply these technique to other Niemeyer quilts. If you do your homework, you will have a gorgeous quilt at the end of the six months! Choose wall (74” square) or queen (97” square) size. Patterns are sold separately.

Cost: $ 375.00
Improv Open Sew
- Sep 25, 2017

Meet with like-minded quilters to expand your color horizons and free your piecing imagination.

Cost: $ 10.00
Night Owl Sewing
- Oct 21, 2017

Enjoy up to six blissful hours of distraction-free sewing and fun. It's almost a mini-retreat! Includes a $10 Gift Card, dinner, and beverages. Work on a new project or finish up an old one. Kat will stay with you as late as midnight.

Cost: $ 60.00
Improv Open Sew
- Oct 23, 2017

Meet with like-minded quilters to expand your color horizons and free your piecing imagination.

Cost: $ 10.00
Quilters' Quest BUS
- Nov 10, 2017

Quilters' Quest BUS

Cost: $ 150.00
Improv Club
- Nov 21, 2017

Each month, the club will explore a different method, technique, or inspiration. Let go of the rules and free your imagination!

Cost: $ 65.00
Improv Open Sew
- Nov 27, 2017

Meet with like-minded quilters to expand your color horizons and free your piecing imagination.

Cost: $ 10.00
UFO Club
- Dec 13, 2017

Get help finishing all those unfinished projects that are stashed in boxes, closets, drawers, bathtubs, and the trunk of your car! Bring one project (or more) that you will commit to finishing before the next meeting. Get advice from Annie and the other club members. Bring the completed project to the next meeting for show & tell, along with the UFO you will commit to finishing for the following month.

Cost: $ 60.00
Improv Open Sew
- Dec 18, 2017

Meet with like-minded quilters to expand your color horizons and free your piecing imagination.

Cost: $ 10.00

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  • Fridays until 9 PM
  • Sundays 12 PM - 5 PM
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