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What's New at CQ 11/19/18

"I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual." Henry David Thoreau

Dear Sew-worthy Friends,

Did you miss this Newsletter last Thursday? My apologies: I was out sick and it didn’t get itself written. I am feeling much better now and am here to let you in on what’s happening.

Carol Dean Jones, author of the popular “A Quilting Cozy” series of books, called me today to thank me for carrying her books. It turns out she lives not all that far away and is willing to come to the shop to do a talk and a book signing!! Carol will be here at noon on Saturday, December 15. This is a free event, but please register online, in the shop, or by calling 301-527-0598 so that we have an idea of how many people to expect.

All of the clubs we had in 2018 will continue to meet in 2019, with a couple of additions. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the clubs and what happens in a club meeting, we invite you to attend a regular club meeting at no charge in December. Here are the dates and times:

     Dec. 1: Longarm Club meets 10-12. ProStitcher Club meets 12:30-2:30.
     Dec. 2: Let’s Get Dressed Club meets 2:30-4:30.
     Dec. 8: 2nd Saturday Club meets 9-10:30. Wool & Hand Embroidery Club meets 12-2.
     Dec. 9: EPP (English Paper Piecing) Club meets 12-2. Art & Stitch Club meets 12:30-2:30.
     Dec. 10: The Hand Piecers meet from 1-3.
     Dec. 11: Improv Club meets 6:30-8:30.
     Dec. 15: Janome Club meets from 10:30-12:30.
     Dec. 22: AccuQuilt Club meets from 10:30-12:30.

The two new clubs are 1st Saturday Club and AccuQuilt GO! Club. Please visit the 2nd Saturday Club meeting on the 8th to learn more about the 1st Saturday Club; the meetings will be very similar, but focusing on a different project. The GO! Club will meet on the 4th Sunday of each month in 2019, from 1-3. Because that is so close to Christmas, we are going to have a “demo” meeting on Sunday, January 6, at 1. Liz will talk about the club and do a little demo to give you an idea of what the club will be like. She is also open to your ideas of what you’d like to do during club meetings!

I hope you’ll come to one or more of the club meetings. Clubs are lots of fun, and you will make new friends as well as learning new techniques and sharing tips, tricks, and projects.

Don’t forget we are open only from 10-2 on Wednesday, to allow our staff to prepare for and enjoy Thanksgiving.

Friday, of course, is Black Friday. Come on in for some good deals: finish a bolt and take 15% off, 20% off Christmas and Hannukah fabric, and 20% off Northcott and Michael Miller solids. Some of our vendors are offering sales, too: see below.

And don’t forget that Saturday is Small Business Saturday. Support your local stores and the local economy by doing your shopping locally. You can visit our online shop at if it’s too cold to set foot outside!

From all of us at Capital Quilts, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Go ‘n’ piece,


ACCUQUILT GO!: Take $100 off the purchase of a Ready. Set. GO! Ultimate Fabric Cutting System. Regularly $449.99, pay $349.99 November 1-22.

Take 20% off all GO! dies November 1-25! Excluded in this sale are all the Qube products and new dies #55181, 55485, 55487, 55461, 55494, 44861, 55490, and 55491.

BLACK FRIDAY DEALS: GO! Big or GO! home! Take $100 off a GO! BIG machine AND a $50 Rebate. Regularly $599.99, get your GO! BIG for $449.99 after sale + rebate.

Also on Black Friday, take $20 off all Qubes and Qube Companion sets.


Janome has several promotions going on through December 31:

     1. Purchase the MC15000, regularly $12,999, for $10,999 and get a FREE Apple MacBook Air and FREE Artistic Digitizer Software, a $2198 value. This is the first time Janome has allowed us to put the 15000 on sale; if you have been lusting after this machine, this is a good time to buy it.

     2. The new HMC9450QCP retails for $5,499. Buy it for just $4,499 and get a FREE universal Table and Janome’s exclusive Westalee 6-piece Ruler Kit with carrying case and instructional DVD FREE, a $768 value. Your total savings is $1,768.
     3. The new Skyline 6 has a regular price of $1,999. Buy it at the introductory price of $1,599.
     4. Buy a Skyline 7, regularly $2,999, for $2,499.
     5. Buy a CoverPro 2000CPX for $849 and get a Travel Roller Bag, MSRP $99, for $75.
     6. Buy the new AirThread 2000D serger with One-Push Air Threading System for $1,799. The Janome Serger Thread Kit, normally $59.99, can be purchased with the 2000D for just $39.99.
     7. The MC6700, regularly $3,799, is on sale for $3,199 and includes a FREE Universal Table, a $658 value.
     8. The MC500E, regularly $2,999, is available for $2,499. Save 15% on the purchase of the Artistic Digitizer Software with this machine purchase.

I have most of these machines in stock or on order. If there is something you want that I don’t have, I will cheerfully order it for you.

SEW STEADY: Wish to Quilt Package For those of you who want to start quilting with rulers on your domestic machine, this package offers the Sew Steady table, free motion glider, ruler foot starter kit, 6 templates, stable tape, a spacing gauge, a crosshair ruler, and a book about designing with rulers, plus tips and tricks, everything you need to get started quilting with rulers. Valued at $430, this package is $390 through December 31. Add a Travel Bag for $49.

HEAVENLY SEATING: Save 10% on Heavenly Seating Chairs 11/23/18 through 12/22/18.


Dear Stella has sent us Ginko, featuring -- you guessed it -- ginko leaves!  Also, cats, cranes, koi, and flowers.  Tranquil in blues and white, this collection is easy to find a project for.  $12.50 per yard.

Did you know we have kits?  There's something for everyone, from small wool projects to bed-sized quilts!  Here are just a few: Bareroots Puppy Love or Cat's Meow, $21.95 each; Mini Mosaic Sea Turtle, Lighthouse, or Salty (Crab), $29.99 each; Guinevere in peaches & pinks, $59.99 each; Breezy in wintertime prints, $49.99 each; Seaside Table Runner in elegant Christmas prints, $32.99 each; Gemology, regularly $139.95, on sale for $90.97; Gourdy's Gang featuring Hoffman Batiks, $35.99 each; Vintage Holiday, $179.95,  Violet Craft's Peacock, $49.99; and Tula Pink's Wayfinder, $179.99.


In Tranquility, you will create a beautiful landscape quilt, layer by layer. The background is made using a mosaic technique, and the picture is built using applique techniques.  This 3-session class begins Saturday, 11/24 at 2:30pm.

This little Zippered Pouch makes a great gift!  Once you’ve learned how to install the zipper, putting the rest of this little pouch together is easy as pie. Bet you can’t make just one! Annie teaches on Monday, 11/24 at 10:30am.

If you have some free motion experience, and are looking to expand your repertoire, More Fun with Free Motion is the class for you!   Karen will talk about borders, sashing, fillers, feathers, and more, on Monday, 11/26 at 2:00pm.

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! Sandwich Day appointments are available for Tuesday, 11/27 at 2, 3, 4, and 5pm.

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 on Wednesday, 11/28 at 11am.

The Retreat Bag from Emmaline Bags is super popular!  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.  Annie has made a few, and will show you how to make your own on Friday, 11/30 at 11am.

Our Free Sit 'n' Sew is Friday, 11/30 from 5-9.  No registrations; space is first come, first served.  We'll have beverages for you.  Many participants bring a snack to share will fellow sewists.


• December 15, 2019: Book signing with Carol Dean Jones
• April 26-27, 2019: Friendship Star Quilt Guild Quilt Show
• May 31-June 2, 2019: Quilters Unlimited Quilt Show
• June 8-9, 2019: Annapolis Quilt Guild Quilt Show
• October 11-20, 2019: Quilters' Quest


Current exhibits at the Virginia Quilt Museum:
• Mountain Mist Quilts - 20th Century Favorites curated by Neva Hart
• AQSG Basket Quilts
• Sacred Threads curated by Sarah Entsminger
• Treasures From the Vault: This is my Name curated by Gloria Comstock
• Viva La Difference by the Apple Valley Needle Threaders, Berryville, VA curated by Nyra White and Pam Pampe

At the National Theatre:
BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Runs 11/27/18 through 12/30/18.


The November prize is a Christmas Tree Fusible Applique Kit from Lone Star Laser.

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 special sales on each of the four 5th Saturdays on 2018. The next one is at the end of December.

Our thanks to everybody who shops at Capital Quilts and who participates in the Blue Bag Bonanza.

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