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What's New at CQ 8/30/18

"Everyone should be a participant, whether going to classes or attending special events or rehearsals." Twyla Tharp

We have several "can't miss" events coming up in September! 

The first is our LABOR DAY WEEKEND SALE!  9/1/18-9/3/18 only, take 15% off storewide*.  If you finish a bolt of fabric, you'll receive an additional 5% off that bolt!  As always, this sale excludes items already on sale, machines, books, and AccuQuilt items.  The sale may not be combined with any other offers or discounts.

On Saturday, September 8 at 10:45am, join Phyllis Twigg Hatcher to learn how the Aboriginal artists make fabric designs that are used by quilters, sewists, and decorators everywhere. These artists have been creating dot art designs for thousands of years. Learn about the meaning of the designs as they relate to Aboriginal culture and life in the outback, and see how you can incorporate these richly designed fabrics into your own quilted creations.  Register online here.

Phyllis is also an AQS certified quilt appraiser. All appraisers certified by the American Quilter’s Society have been tested on their knowledge of fabric dates and construction techniques, on their ability to recognize patterns and regional influences, and on their awareness of values. AQS certified appraisers are sworn to the Code of Ethical Practices. Phyllis is qualified to appraise both antique and new quilts, tops, blocks, and quilted wearable art in all traditional, contemporary, and innovative styles. She is a member of the Professional Association of Appraisers- Quilted Textiles. Phyllis also appraises woven coverlets. You can make an appointment for an appraisal with Phyllis for Saturday, September 8 by clicking here.

Why should you get an appraisal?

   To establish a replacement value for insurance purposes before a loss
   To meet insurance company requirements for a "Fine Arts Floater" including transit and display
   To establish value for donation, gift, or estate purposes as required by the IRS
   To obtain a descriptive written record for the family
   To mail your quilt and/or meet requirements for entrance in a textile competition
   To determine fair market value for the sale of quilts
   To accompany a quilt to be given as a gift

FIGO/Northcott Trunk Show, Saturday, September 8 at 3pm.

FIGO, pronounced “fee-go”, means cool. The brand embodies this meaning and so do the people that create their fabrics. They are vibrant, energetic, and think outside of the box.

FIGO produces fabric with a current aesthetic, embracing what’s trendy and modern. The designs are pretty, edgy and diverse and are sure to please the eyes of modern sewists and crafters. With designers from various industries, each offering a distinct design flair, FIGO provides enough variety to tickle the sensibilities of all creators and add some attitude to whatever they’re working on.

As a division of Northcott, they understand quality, which is why they’re not straying away from Northcott’s impeccable standards and silky hand that you have come to know and love.

FIGO has a very simple mission: produce kickass fabrics with style and quality, make you want more, and build a community of FIGO friends to share its fabrics with.

Millie Gross, Northcott National Sales Manager, will be here to highlight the new FIGO fabric line, and talk about what is new and exciting at Northcott.  Please register here.

Handi Quilter Event with National Educator, Susan Manry
Friday and Saturday, September 14 & 15
SIGN UP TODAY! $30 per class

New Kids on the Block     Friday 10-1

“New Kids on the Block” is a look at how to use rulers on a longarm machine. We’ll focus on Handi Quilter’s newest rulers, how to use them safely and creatively.
Prostitcher Premium     Saturday 10-1

HQ ProStitcher is software that guides your machine as it quilts. People come from near and far to attend Susan’s classes about the ProStitcher. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best!
The Three Bs     Friday 2-5

“The 3 B’s” explores quilting backgrounds, borders, and blocks. Consider your quilt as a whole and plan how to quilt each area. Use what you learned about rulers in the morning!
You Can Do That On A Longarm, Too?     Saturday 2-5

You can do more than just quilt on a longarm, as you will find in our final class, “You Can Do That On A Longarm, Too?”. Piecing, couching, and binding are among the possibilities. Make a small project to take home!


Other classes in early September:

Getting Started:  The Handi Quilter Longarm is being offered on Wednesday, 9/5 at 11am.  Learn all the ins and outs of using the Handi Quilter longarms!  Successful completion of this class will allow you to rent time on our longarms.

Bailey Island Hobo Bag on Wednesday, 9/5 at 1pm.  Join Alison to make this gorgeous, roomy bag from a strip set and batting, using the Aunties Two technique.

Annette is teaching hand-embroidery and pillow construction in the "Embroider Me!" class, Thursday, 9/6 at 6:30pm. 

Make a classy bag to transport your yoga mat to and from classes.  Marla says it's fun to make, fun to use, easy to carry and store! Make one for yourself and one for a friend! Friday, 9/7 at 1pm.

The Quilter's Quest Shop Hop will be here before you know it.  There are a lot of enhancements this year that we think you'll love.  Avoid the stress of driving 500 miles -- hop on one of our buses!  Just $150 gets you a professional driver, a luxury coach with restroom, breakfast, lunch, snacks, fun, and companionship.  Our "bus mom" will handle all of the pesky Quest details -- passport stamping, free pattern collecting, and scavenger hunt items -- leaving you free to shop to your heart's content in each of the ten shops.  CQ bus riders get special goodies in their finishing bags, too!  Register by clicking here.

Monday-Saturday, 11-5
Sunday 12-5


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  • Gaithersburg, MD 20877