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Classes


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
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
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
Heated Neck Wrap
- Mar 30, 2017

Does your sore neck need some relief? Make a neck warmer that will help relax those tight muscles. Two half yards of flannel, a bit of cotton twill tape, and some winter wheat berries or a mixture of rice and flax seeds are all you need to get to “Aaahhh…”. Heat the warmer in the microwave: if you use the wheat berries, it will smell like bread is baking!

Cost: $ 25.00
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
Longarm Club
- Apr 01, 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
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.

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: $ 95.00
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: $ 95.00
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: $ 95.00
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: $ 95.00
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
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
Round Tuffet
- Apr 06, 2017

This nifty round stool comes together quickly using the Creative Grids 15-degree Triangle Ruler. Add legs and prop your feet up. Ahhh...

Cost: $ 60.00
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
Lemoyne Star Sampler
- Apr 09, 2017

This is a class for intermediate and advanced quilters. It requires precision cutting, sewing, and pressing and plenty of patience. The quilt consists of 12 large and 12 smaller blocks. There will be six sessions and we will cover two blocks in each session. In the first class, we will cover the basics of using the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool by Deb Tucker (Studio 180). You will practice making the smaller stars and combine them to make two of the larger blocks. For each subsequent class, you will have a homework assignment to prepare for the next class. You will not have time to complete your block if you have not done your homework. I know that life happens and you may not have had time to complete your homework, but come to the next class so you can at least observe and take notes. If you want to make a different size quilt, please contact me for revised fabric requirements.

Cost: $ 240.00
Dear Jane
- Apr 09, 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
The Children’s Inn at NIH is a place where families can stay while their child is being treated for a serious disease. Help us make pillowcases for the Inn to make the families’ stays a little brighter.

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

Hand-Piecing Club

Cost: $ 65.00
Sandwich Night
- Apr 10, 2017

Sandwich Night

Cost: $ 25.00
Sandwich Night
- Apr 10, 2017

Sandwich Night

Cost: $ 25.00
Sandwich Night
- Apr 10, 2017

Sandwich Night

Cost: $ 25.00
Sergers Made Easy
- Apr 11, 2017

Does your serger confuse you? Let Barbara shed some light on it! She will go over the parts of the machine and how to thread it and maintain it. She will also teach you some basic stitches and talk about the many uses for a serger.

Cost: $ 30.00
CQ Cares: Quilt of Valor
- Apr 12, 2017

These quilts are tremendously important to the men and women who serve our country in the military. Help us support our vets by making a Quilt of Valor. The group will make one quilt. All fabric is provided. Just bring your sewing machine, supplies, and lots of energy! Capital Quilts Cares program

Cost: $ FREE
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
Knit Tees and Tunics
- Apr 13, 2017

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: $ 120.00
Antelope Canyon
- Apr 15, 2017

Use precut 2 ½ inch and 1 ½ inch strips to make this dramatic quilt, the latest pattern from designer Laurie Shifrin. Once the four large log-cabin style blocks are made, you can experiment with different layouts. The sewing is not difficult, assuming an accurate quarter inch seam, but planning and organization are essential. (Hence the first, one hour planning class.) Use autumn colors,as Laurie did, to evoke the canyons of the southwest, softer colors to suggest tide pools as in Hilary’s version, Low Tide, or black, white and gray, for a dramatic, masculine look.

Cost: $ 50.00
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
Sandwich Day
- Apr 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
- Apr 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
- Apr 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
- Apr 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
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
Cut the Deck Challenge
- Apr 19, 2017

We start with a deck of cards. Cut the deck and take your card! Use that card as inspiration to make a quilt 18" x 24". Finish your quilt by April 19. 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
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
Make a Bumpershoot
- Apr 21, 2017

“Bumbershoot” is a silly word for umbrella, and April is the perfect month to make one. Learn how in Annie’s workshop.

Cost: $ 40.00
AccuQuilt Club
- Apr 22, 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
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
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
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: $ 95.00
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: $ 95.00
Zentangle Club
- Apr 23, 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
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: $ 95.00
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: $ 95.00
Improv Open Sew
- Apr 24, 2017

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

Cost: $ 10.00
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
Delectable Diamonds
- Apr 25, 2017

Turn border stripe fabric into a lovely table runner. Make it as long or as short as you need it to be. Florals work best.

Cost: $ 30.00
Square Tuffet Prep Class
- Apr 26, 2017

Free with purchase of Square Tuffet Kit.

Cost: $ 10.00
Use a Groovy Board or a pantograph to do edge to edge quilting. You will learn how to start and stop a row and how to match up the rows as you advance the quilt. Learn how to do a partial design to finish the bottom edge of the quilt.

Cost: $ 20.00
Retreat Bag
- Apr 27, 2017

This boxy bag comes in two sizes. The best thing about it is when you unzip the zipper and open the top, it stays open wide so you can reach in and easily see what you are looking for.

Cost: $ 40.00
Friendship Star Quilt Guild "Sunshine and Moon Glow" Quilt Show

Learn how to create Zentangle patterns. There are no mistakes, no ‘right’ way! You will find yourself relaxing as you focus on what you are doing. The $5 kit, available from Pat at the class, contains drawing supplies that you can use in other Zentangle classes as well. This class is a prerequisite to all other Zentangle workshops.

Cost: $ 20.00
There are four months in 2017 that have 5 Saturdays: April, July, September, and December. On each 5th Saturday, we will have a different event or promotion for you to enjoy. On April 29, bring your Capital Quilts Blue Bag and load it up with goodies; I’ll give you a 20% discount on whatever you can cram in there. It has to be in the bag; no handholding anything! How do you become a member of the 5th Saturday Club, you ask? If you already have a Capital Quilts Blue Bag, you just need to purchase a 5th Saturday Club green ticket, which we will affix to your Blue Bag. The ticket costs $10 and will gain you entry to all four of the 5th Saturday events. If you don’t have a Blue Bag, buy one for $14.99, which includes the green ticket. If you don’t want to participate in the 5th Saturday Club, you can still purchase a Blue Bag for just $4.99.

Cost: $ 10.00
Photo Pillow
- Apr 29, 2017

Create a pillow with the picture of a special person, a special event, a special memory sewn right into the pillow itself. You’ll send your picture to Jenny, who will transfer it to fabric for you, then make the pillow in class.

Cost: $ 30.00
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: $ 75.00
Kids: Sew a Quilt!
- May 03, 2017

Learn how to make a small quilt! Shelby will teach you all about your sewing machine, how to wind a bobbin, and how to sew safely and accurately. You’ll sew your blocks together, make a quilt sandwich (you can’t eat this one), and learn how to tie and bind your quilt.

Cost: $ 120.00
Square Tuffets
- May 04, 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
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
Use Zentangle to decorate four marble coasters. You’ll go home with four unique and beautiful items. Purchase the marble from Pat in class.

Cost: $ 20.00
Hawaiian Applique
- May 07, 2017

The quilts of Hawaii are very different from those that evolved on the mainland USA. Annette will teach you the traditional methods of Hawaiian applique and talk about the history of quilting in Hawaii.

Cost: $ 50.00
Round Tuffet
- May 08, 2017

This nifty round stool comes together quickly using the Creative Grids 15-degree Triangle Ruler. Add legs and prop your feet up. Ahhh...

Cost: $ 60.00
Round Tuffet
- May 08, 2017

This nifty round stool comes together quickly using the Creative Grids 15-degree Triangle Ruler. Add legs and prop your feet up. Ahhh...

Cost: $ 60.00
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
Crosswalk
- May 15, 2017

A pack of pre-cut 2-1/2 inch strips makes it easy to make this striking table runner and matching placemats, but you can put together your own combination of fabrics. Make strip sets, and then have fun making the diagonal cuts in the strip sets and rearranging the segments. You can make a longer table runner than the pattern suggests, and still have enough for four or even six place mats.

Cost: $ 40.00
Spring Wagon
- May 15, 2017

This wagon full of beautiful tulips will look lovely hanging on your wall. Or use it as the center of a larger quilt. This is an applique project, by hand or machine, your choice.

Cost: $ 60.00
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
Maui Glam Bag
- May 16, 2017

The Maui Glam Bag is fat quarter friendly and has lots of pockets and a detachable handle. At 11” wide x 7” tall x 3” deep, it is the perfect travel bag, cosmetic bag, purse, or sewing project bag. Try it in cork!

Cost: $ 40.00
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
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
Sandwich Night
- May 19, 2017

Sandwich Night

Cost: $ 25.00
Sandwich Night
- May 19, 2017

Sandwich Night

Cost: $ 25.00
Sandwich Night
- May 19, 2017

Sandwich Night

Cost: $ 25.00
Journal Covers 4 Ways
- May 20, 2017

Get ready for some creative fun! Turn a plain old composition book into a lovely journal. Jenny will show you four different design options.

Cost: $ 30.00
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
Quilting by hand is immensely satisfying and a terrific stress-reliever. Not only that, others will ooh and aah over your beautiful quilt. Put on your favorite music or a book tape and find your quilting Zen. Chris will show you how to mark your fabric, what needles, thread, and thimbles to use, and how to do the stitches. A state of peace and a beautiful quilt are in your future!

Cost: $ 20.00
Hexagon Table Topper
- May 23, 2017

Not sure what to do with that gorgeous border stripe fabric? Make a table topper! This pattern uses a 60-degree Triangle Ruler to make the wedges.

Cost: $ 35.00
Graffiti Quilting
- May 25, 2017

You, too, can become a graffiti artist! Quilters, of course, do it with thread and fabric. Learn how to turn simple shapes into complex designs, how to combine threads of different colors, textures, and weights to give your quilting design life, and how to combine elements for the ultimate WOW!

Cost: $ 30.00
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: Quilt of Valor
- May 27, 2017

These quilts are tremendously important to the men and women who serve our country in the military. Help us support our vets by making a Quilt of Valor. The group will make one quilt. All fabric is provided. Just bring your sewing machine, supplies, and lots of energy! Capital Quilts Cares program

Cost: $ FREE
Sandwich Day
- May 30, 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
- May 30, 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
- May 30, 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
- May 30, 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
- May 30, 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
CQ Cares: Pet Beds
- Jun 01, 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
Quilters Unlimited Show
- Jun 02, 2017

Quilters Unlimited Show

Class Lecture: Needles and Thread

Cost: $ 10.00
Zendala
- Jun 03, 2017

A Zendala is a hybrid of a mandala circle and Zentangle art. It can be created on a prestrung tile or by dividing the tile into sections and designing your own. Like mandalas they are meditative and repetitive. Very relaxing.

Cost: $ 20.00
Learn how to create Zentangle patterns. There are no mistakes, no ‘right’ way! You will find yourself relaxing as you focus on what you are doing. The $5 kit, available from Pat at the class, contains drawing supplies that you can use in other Zentangle classes as well. This class is a prerequisite to all other Zentangle workshops.

Cost: $ 20.00
Learn how to achieve longarm-quality quilting on your domestic sewing machine! Whether you love free motion quilting, hate it, or have never tried it, you don't want to miss this event.

Cost: $ 15.00
Here is your chance to work first hand with Donelle McAdams, Westalee Educator, while experiencing the Westalee Free Motion Quilting Templates. NO Free Motion experience is needed. This is a very basic introduction class so we will not be completing a project. You will learn how to correctly set up your sewing machine, attach the ruler foot, use the Starter Set and Sampler Set 1 Templates and see some of the other popular templates including Feathers and Curly Qs. We will dive into Free Motion work and answer your questions. Hit the road RUNNING after taking this introductory class!

Cost: $ 45.00
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
Let's Start Quilting
- Jun 06, 2017

Let's Start Quilting

Cost: $ 100.00
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
Annapolis Quilt Guild “Quilts by the Bay” Quilt Show

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
Sandwich Night
- Jun 12, 2017

Sandwich Night

Cost: $ 25.00
Sandwich Night
- Jun 12, 2017

Sandwich Night

Cost: $ 25.00
Sandwich Night
- Jun 12, 2017

Sandwich Night

Cost: $ 25.00
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
Big Hexie Love
- Jun 15, 2017

Showcase some of your favorite fabrics in these big hexies! Learn how to do English Paper Piecing, and combine it with machine applique for a quilt that starts out as a portable project, but finishes fast! Use your hexies to make anything from a placemat to a king-sized quilt.

Cost: $ 40.00
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
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
CQ Cares: Quilt of Valor
- Jun 17, 2017

These quilts are tremendously important to the men and women who serve our country in the military. Help us support our vets by making a Quilt of Valor. The group will make one quilt. All fabric is provided. Just bring your sewing machine, supplies, and lots of energy! Capital Quilts Cares program

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

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

Cost: $ 10.00
Sandwich Day
- Jun 28, 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
- Jun 28, 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
- Jun 28, 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
- Jun 28, 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
- Jun 28, 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
Barbados Bag
- Jun 29, 2017

This cross-body style bag has an adjustable strap, lots of pockets, including a zippered one, and closes with a zipper at the top. At 10-1/2” wide x 10” tall x 2” deep, it is a good size to take to the mall or on a trip.

Cost: $ 40.00
Feathers are a beautiful addition to your quilt. They can be simple or ornate. You will learn several different feather designs, how to embellish them, and how to combine them.

Cost: $ 20.00
Strip & Play
- Jul 02, 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
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
During this 90 minute Aurifil lecture, you will be delighted with a video that includes a behind the scenes window into how Aurifil threads are made in the factory in Italy. After the video, Alex will talk about recommended thread weights for projects and care including washing instructions. Last, but not least, is a trunk show of stunning artworks made using Aurifil threads from top designers in the industry.

Cost: $ FREE
During this 90 minute Aurifil lecture, you will be delighted with a video that includes a behind the scenes window into how Aurifil threads are made in the factory in Italy. After the video, Alex will talk about recommended thread weights for projects and care including washing instructions. Last, but not least, is a trunk show of stunning artworks made using Aurifil threads from top designers in the industry.

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

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

Cost: $ 10.00
Patchwork Bench
- Jul 29, 2017

A great fun bench for your home which measures 15 1/2" tall x 36" wide and 16" deep. The cover for the bench is made up of simple squares but you can be more adventurous with your patchwork design. This is also a great way to use up scraps or you can be more planned with your fabric choice.

Cost: $ 60.00
Four County Quilters Guild "Piecing Together" Quilt Show

Improv Open Sew
- Aug 28, 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
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
Glacier Star is a Technique of the Month quilt. Techniques taught include curved piecing, paper piecing, floating points, and strip piecing. You can apply these techniques to other Niemeyer quilts. If you do your homework, you will have a gorgeous quilt at the end of the six months! Choose lap (60” x 60”) or queen (90” x 90”). 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
- Nov 09, 2017

Quilters’ Quest is a free event that encourages quilters to explore 10 quilt shops Maryland and Northern Virginia over the course of 10 days.

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
Sit 'N' Sew
- Dec 29, 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

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