"We are braver and wiser because they existed, those strong women and strong men... We are who we are because they were who they were. It's wise to know where you come from, who called your name." Maya Angelou
Dear Friends of Fabric,
Please join the us in welcoming Alison home from her travels! We managed to keep the store going without her, but we are happy she has returned. While she's still a little jet lagged right now, we know she has a lot of wonderful experiences to share once she gets caught up on sleep.
Speaking of catching up on sleep, remember to spring forward and change your clocks this coming Saturday night. While we'll appreciate the extra light at the end of the day, the initial adjustment of "losing" that hour of sleep is always difficult. What are your best methods of coping with the time change?
Shortly following the announcement that Jaftex intends to acquire Free Spirit Fabrics, we received word from Free Spirit that the Kaffe Mystery is definitely ON for August delivery! Additionally, kits are available in Light, Dark, and Pastel. Each month for ten months, you will receive a 5x7 card with instructions for the month and all the fabric you'll need to complete those instructions. We're taking orders for this exciting project through this weekend. $19.99 per month, payable in advance.
Go 'n' Piece,
Kat & the CQ Crew
Now is the perfect time to purchase that Handi Quilter you've been wanting! Stop in today to ask how to take advantage of $0 down, 0% interest, and FREE shipping!
NEW AND NOTEWORTHY:
Ella & Ollie is a bright and beautiful floral collection by Fig Tree & Co. for Moda fabrics. We have six bolts for you to choose from. $11.99 per yard.
These two gorgeous bolts of rayon batik are from Kate Spain's Longitude collection from Moda. These fabrics are even more beautiful in person, and have a beautiful drape that is perfect for those spring wardrobe pieces you want to make. $$12.99 per yard.
If your favorite part of quilting is fussy cutting, it usually involves figuring out how to enhance an interesting quilt block by framing a favorite element in your most-loved fabric! Let fussy cutting become more than just showing a single design. By following along with how the authors create drastically different samplers from each of their 48 unique patchwork blocks, you can see how those same 9'' blocks can easily be adapted to your own personal taste. The Fussy Cut Sampler by Nichole Ramirez and Elisabeth Woo, MSRP $27.95, CQ price only $23.76.
The Geometry Of Hand-Sewing: A Romance In Stitches by Natalie Chanin presents a breakthrough grid-based method featuring illustrated instructions (both for right- and left-handed stitchers) for more than 100 stitches. From the most basic straight and chain to the more fanciful feather and herringbone there are photos of both right and wrong sides, and guidelines for modifying stitches to increase one’s repertoire further. MSRP $24.99, CQ price only $21.24.
In Nine Patch Revolution, discover diverse projects inspired by easy-to-piece nine-patches from the dynamic team of popular pattern designer Jenifer Dick and expert quilter Angela Walters. MSRP $25.95, CQ price only $22.06.
You can sign up for classes online, by phone at 301-527-0598, or in person at the shop.
No one picked up the open slot for Sandwich Night on Friday, 3/9, so if you need help, call to book this appointment ASAP!
Stitch up a Little Somethin' Jacket and breeze into spring with style! The pattern includes sizes 8 to 24, and offers a 3/4 or full-length sleeve as well as a longer or shorter length. Barbara will help you get a perfect fit on Monday, 3/12 at 10:30am.
Getting Started: The Handi Quilter Longarm teaches you all you need to know to start renting our Handi Quilter machines to finish your own quilts! Tuesday, 3/13 at 11am.
Rag Baskets are sturdy, versatile and fun to make. 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. Lois Sumser teaches on Tuesday, 3/13 at 1pm.
If you love your rag baskets, and want to take them a step further, Lois is also teaching Advanced Rag Baskets on Thursday, 3/15 at 10:30am. Bring a basket you've already made, and learn how to make a lid for your basket! Lois will also talk about fancy handles and embellishments.
For those of you who prefer weekend classes, we are also offering Getting Started: The Handi Quilter Longarm on Saturday, 3/17 at 11am.
Saturday evening, join Kat from 6-midnight for Night Owl Sewing, six wonderful hours with companionable quilters, pizza, beverages, exclusive shopping privileges, and a gift card.
Labyrinth is a mesmerizing Judy Niemeyer pattern. It is a paper-pieced project. Where to begin? Where does it end? Jackie Kelso shows you how to piece the Niemeyer way on Sunday, 3/18 at 11am.
It’s never too late to join a club. If the club has already begun, we prorate the fee for the balance of the year. Pick a topic that interests you and come enjoy the company and the experience.
SAVE THE DATES
March 24: Machine Embroidery Trunk Show
April 12-14: "Quilt Fiesta" Faithful Circle Quilters Show
June 1-3: QU Quilt Show
June 9 & 10: Annapolis Quilt Show
June 21 - September 4: Row by Row Experience
October 19-28: Quilters' Quest
We are still accepting Kennel Quilts for animals affected by natural disasters, and just received a request for more to be sent out to shelters taking in animals displaced by recent winter storms in the northeast. Small Kennel Quilt kits are available in the shop; just ask for one!
CAPITAL QUILTS BLUE BAG BONANZA
The March prize is "Grand Finale", a DVD Workshop by Ricky Tims. Includes 122 minutes of instruction in fine machine quilting and finishing techniques, such as innovative marking techniques, bobbin quilting, managing the quilt, creating your own designs, trapunto, and binding techniques.
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 Gold Tag for $10 and be able to participate in four special sales on the four 5th Saturdays on 2018.
Our thanks to everybody who shops at Capital Quilts and who participates in the Blue Bag Bonanza.