Sew Steady: 18” x 24” large table with FREE light stick (light stick value $29.95), regularly $199, now $119. Offer expires 6/30/2017. The light stick allows you to turn your Sew Steady table or cabinet insert into a light box.
NEW AND NOTEWORTHY:
I’ve added two bolts to our music collection, from Kanvas’s “Encore” collection. $11.99/yd.
A shipment of Aboriginal fabrics has arrived, some new and some repeats, all gorgeous. $12.50/yd.
Remember date stamps and card files at your local library? They are now immortalized in fabric! This group of six bolts is called “Literary”, from Windham Fabrics. $12.50/yd.
Here is a wonderful, fun blender from P&B. It’s called “Ultraweave”. Look in each colorway for the fabrics. $10.99/yd.
“Zentastic” is fantastic! There are 33 bolts of fun shapes and colors, even some shimmery frost. From Contempo. $11.99/yd.
From Moda we have Fig Tree’s latest offering, called “Coney Island”. There are lots of bolts, fat quarters, strip sets, charm packs, and 10” squares. Fabric on the bolt is $11.99/yd.
You can sign up for classes online, by phone at 301-527-0598, or in person at the shop.
April showers bring May flowers, so come to Annie’s Make a Bumbershoot class and make your own umbrella! Friday, April 21, 12:30-4:30. What a great gift for Mom! An umbrella personally made by you will also make a terrific gift at holiday time.
Get certified to use the Handi Quilter Avante or Fusion on Saturday, April 22, 12:30-3:30 so that you can rent the machine and finish your own quilt! The class is called Getting Started: the Handi Quilter Longarm Machine.
Learn the ins and outs of working with curves in Barbara Bregman’s Lucky class on Saturday, April 22, 1-4. The Quick Curve Ruler makes it easy!
Do your own thing! Come to the Improv Open Sew on Monday, April 24, 1-4. Bring your project and your sewing gear and enjoy 3-hours of hassle-free sewing. Kim and Kat will be on hand for inspiration, cheer-leading, and answering questions. Improv is the new “in” thing in the sewing world. Give it a try…I dare you!
Need a pretty new table runner? Mother’s Day is on the horizon; perhaps your mom would like a new table runner. Try the Delectable Diamonds class with Cathy Sullivan on Tuesday, April 25, 12:30-3:30. Use your favorite border stripe to create this pretty runner. The patterns works best with florals and if at least one stripe is at least 3” wide.
Annette’s Getting Started: the Handi Quilter Simply Sixteen class on Tuesday, April 25 is full, but you can sign up for the one on May 16, 2-4, to get certified to rent the machine and/or to learn more about it.
If you are taking the Square Tuffet class in May, there is a prep class on April 26, 4:15-6:15.
The Retreat Bag class scheduled for April 27 is full, but you can sign up for the one on June 8! Don’t wait too long; there are just 2 seats left.
Learn how to use a Groovy Board or a Pantograph to guide your edge-to-edge quilting on a longarm machine. Barbara Bean is teaching the skill in Groovy Boards and Pantographs for the Longarm on Thursday, April 27, 12-2.
We speak Zentangle here! Take the Zentangle Beginner’s Workshop on Friday, April 28, 10:30-12:30. This class is a prerequisite to all other Zentangle classes.
The April Sit ‘n’ Stitch is on Friday, April 28, 5-9. Bring your own project and supplies and some food to share with others. It’s free, and Capital Quilts supplies the beverages.
Jenny Trussell and her hubby are retiring to Tennessee this summer, so she’s only teaching a couple more classes here at Capital Quilts. In April, she is teaching the Photo Pillow class on Saturday, the 29th, 10:30-12:30. Jenny will do the photo transfer for you and spend time in the class explaining how to do it. This will also make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift! And look for her Journal Covers 4 Ways class on May 20.
SAVE THE DATES
CAPITAL QUILTS BLUE BAG BONANZA
For March, we are giving away a strip set of Robert Kaufman’s Artisan Batiks from their Portofino fabric line and Elizabeth Hartman’s pattern called “Frances Firefly”. To be entered in each month’s drawing, bring your Capital Quilts Blue Bag with you when you shop. Make sure you show it to the staffer at the register! Upon completion of your sales transaction, your name will be put in the jar for the drawing at the end of the month. Don’t have a Blue Bag? Purchase one at the shop, by phone, or online for just $4.99. We save all of the entries for the year, and at the end of the year we draw a Grand Prize Winner from all the entries.
Sign up for our 5th Saturday Club! Purchase your Green Tag for $10 and come to our special events on the four 5th Saturdays of 2017. The first one is April 29th. You’ll get 20% off everything you can stuff in your Blue Bag! Things have to be in the bag: no handholding the overflow! Each event will be different. The discount applies to regularly priced items and may not be combined with other discounts, offers, or promotions.
Our thanks to everybody who shops at Capital Quilts and participates in the Blue Bag Bonanza.