"What makes things memorable is that they are meaningful, significant, colorful." Joshua Foer
HANDIQUILTER: The CQ floor models are available at 30% off the MSRP. Stop in for a demonstration and test drive the Avante or the Fusion! Free installation and bobbin winder included.
SEW STEADY: Has two packages to make your Holidays Shine! Package prices are good through 12/31/2017.
Wish Table Package includes 22" x 25" Wish Table with Drawer, Circles Sewing Tool, Holes in table for Circle Sewing, Universal Grid, Table Lock, 26x26 Big Table Travel Bag, and a bottle of Acrylic Shine. MSRP $260, SALE $209
Large Table Package includes 18" x 24" Large Table made for any make and model of machine, 20x26 Large Table Travel Bag, and a bottle of Acrylic Shine. MSRP $170, SALE $129
NEW & NOTEWORTHY:
The new Secura Thread we talked about finding at Quilt Market has arrived! This thread fuses to itself, and can be used for button sewing on all garments, bead attachment, and sequin attachment -- we're sure you can think of additional uses, too! Coats Secura thread exhibits excellent button pull through strength, excellent sewability, and good abrasion resistance that seals loose ends. Available in 6 colors, $2.99 per spool.
Proudly proclaim your quilting/sewing status in the kitchen! These bamboo spoons are imprinted with witty sayings, and are sure to bring a smile. $6.99 each.
LAST MINUTE GIFTS that are low on sewing time and high on impact! These tree ornaments sew up quickly, and gift card fits snugly inside. Each kit comes with felt, embroidery floss and hanging string for 6 ornaments. Choose from envelopes, stockings and mittens, $19.99 per kit.
The Uncorked collection from Windham fabrics is 24 bolts of cotton fabric designed to look like colored cork fabric, with gold metallic accents. These cottons look JUST LIKE the cork "fabric" that we've been getting in, and requires no special techniques for sewing. $$11.50/yard, $42.99 for 2-1/2" strips, $10.99 for 5" charm squares.
You can sign up for classes online, by phone at 301-527-0598, or in person at the shop.
There is one appointment for Sandwich Night on Friday 12/8 left! For a small fee, you get the use of our classroom and a staff helper for an hour. Baste one large quilt or several small ones. Appointment required.
As mentioned above, come in on Saturday, 12/9 for Handi Quilter Demo Day! Meet the new Amara and learn all about it's exclusive features. Hear about all the clubs we have that center around longarm quilting!
Zentangle for Beginners: on Sunday, December 10, at 2:30, 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 $6 kit, available at the class, contains drawing supplies that you can use in other Zentangle classes as well.
Monday 12/11 at 10am, Laurie will lead a CQ Cares group in making a holiday wall hanging for the local women's shelter, because everyone needs a little cheer in their lives! Please register for this free workshop so we'll know how many to expect.
As mentioned above, we have added a Stitch ‘n’ Fold Wreath class on Tuesday, 12/12 at 10am. This fast, fun project will add just the right touch to your holiday tablescape.
As of this writing, there is one Sandwich Day appointment available on 12/12, at 1pm.
There is still time to finish your quilts in time for the holidays! Take Getting Started: The Handi Quilter Longarm at 6:00pm on Tuesday, 12/12, and then set up a time to rent one of our longarms! Your first rental includes free time with one of our monitors in case you get stuck.
Lois Sumser is offering her popular Rag Basket class again on Thursday, 12/14 at 10:30am. This class will provide instructions for making a small bowl and hopefully have you leaving with your bowl and all you need to make more. Be careful - it is addictive, but if you are a quilter and/or sewing "nut", you know all about that!!!
Learn to make a Basic Tote Bag on Friday, 12/15 at noon. Once you have made this tote, all other tote patterns will make sense to you. You will be able to start making variations and designing your own!
We are offering Getting Started: The Handi Quilter Longarm again on Saturday, 12/16 at 11am.
If you already have some longarm experience, you may be interested in our Free Motion Quilting on the Longarm: Feathers class; it's being held on Wednesday, 12/20 at 11am. 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.
SAVE THE DATES
December 9: Handi Quilter Demo Day
December 25: Closed for Christmas
December 31 & January 1: Closed for Inventory
January 5: Westalee Ruler Lecture
January 6: Westalee Ruler Workshop
FMCA is excited to announce the start of their fall fundraising event, the “Cash for the Animals” Raffle. Take a chance on a win-win! Buy a raffle ticket or a few. You’ll feel good about supporting FMCA and enabling them to continue our work to save homeless, abandoned and abused animals. Plus, you could win up to $2000, just in time for the holidays! Click here for all the details.
FMCA has another way you can help support them! Eat at the Chipotle in the Kentlands on Monday, 12/11 between 5 and 9, and tell the cashier you're there for the FMCA fundraiser -- Chipotle will donate 50% of your total purchase to the rescue!
We are still accepting Kennel Quilts for animals affected by natural disasters. Small Kennel Quilt kits are available in the shop; just ask for one!
CAPITAL QUILTS BLUE BAG BONANZA
The December prize is The Wedding Quilt, a novel by Jennifer Chiaverini, and a Cake Mix Recipe for 10" squares from Moda.
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. The more you shop, the more chances you have to win. 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 members-only sale on December 30th!
Our thanks to everybody who shops at Capital Quilts and who participates in the Blue Bag Bonanza.