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What's New at CQ 5/23/19

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Make the Stasia Dress!

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Dear Summer Sewers,

Memorial Day feels the beginning of summer for us, and it sounds like the heat is rolling in here right on schedule. Don’t forget Capital Quilts is cool! Be sew cool and come to our Memorial Day Sale on Monday, May 27, and enjoy 20% savings on batiks, cat fabric, solids, and panels. Shop early for the best selection! May not be combined with any other offers or discounts.  In-store only.  Batiks, cat fabric, and solids require a minimum 1/2 yard cut to qualify for the 20% discount.

AccuQuilt GO! owners: have you heard about the new Quilt Block Center Cutting Cabinet designed just for the GO! machines? It is a high-quality cabinet by Horn of America, available in white, sunrise maple, or sunset maple. The table top is roomy enough for your GO! machine and a cutting mat for rotary cutting. Below the table top is loads of storage for all your dies and Qubes and mats plus a drawer for sundries. If you have a GO! BIG, a special table supports the die as it comes out of the machine. The dimensions with the table leaves open are 66.5”W x 27”D x 36.5”H. Closed, the width is 30.75”. $1,623 and FREE SHIPPING (a $300 savings). This is a limited time offer, good through June 15. What a great addition to your sewing studio!

Just one more week to take advantage of the 15% Birthday Discount! If your birthday falls on or between May 1 and December 31, come do your shopping and use that discount.

Go ‘n’ Piece,

Buy a Janome Skyline S9 or the 15000 and save 20% PLUS get a free 1-year membership in Janome’s Flex Club. Flex Club offers you 50 Great Notions designs of your choice each month for one year; choose from over 60,000 designs! I have one free membership only. May not be combined with other discounts or offers. In-shop only.

If you miss the Flex Club or don’t want it, we offer a Fall Table Runner Kit with a value of over $200 with your purchase of the S9 or 15000. This is a Floriani kit that includes embroidery batting, Template Tearaway, Wet N Gone Tacky, Water Soluble Topping, a project CD, and embroidery Chrome needles 75/11. Purchasers of the 15000 will also receive a free box of Micro thread, valued at $200, in addition to the Flex Club or Table Runner Kit.

Build up your thread stash and save money at the same time. Join the Aurifil Club! We invite you to purchase a thread box containing one large spool of white Aurifil 50 wt. thread; usually this box costs $22.99, but we offer it to you for only $15.99. With the box you will receive an Aurifil Club Card. Each month, come into the shop and purchase one large spool of Aurifil thread, in the color of your choice, at a 15% discount.


We are always open until 9 on Fridays; when we have an evening class, we keep the shop open until 9 on that day, too. Upcoming evenings when we will be open until 9pm: Fridays, May 24, and 31. On Sundays through June 16, we are open from 12-6.


This month we have a variety of Capital Quilts quilts hanging, some new, some old favorites, all with patterns available. Enjoy!


Handi Quilter longarm machines for less!

     Simply Sixteen: MSRP $5995, now $5,000

     Amara: MSRP $11,995, now $8,499. Your choice of a 10’ or 12’ frame.

     Forte with ProStitcher: MSRP $24,495, now $18,495. Your choice of a 10’ or 12’ frame.

We will install your machine free of charge and provide a free lesson on its basic use and maintenance. There is a separate free class for the ProStitcher.


5/16-5/30: Save $30 on GO! Me, Ready Set GO! Starter Set, and Ready Set GO! Ultimate Fabric Cutting System. Ask for the rebate form when you make your purchase.

HORN OF AMERICA: Now through May 31, get $100 off the purchase of a model 8030 or 8050. Both cabinets have storage for an embroidery unit and hoops, a hinged drop leaf on the back and left side for greater table space, a cut-out large enough for even the biggest machines, electric lift, and a 6-outlet power strip included. The 8050 also has thread storage and a bifold swing-away door that allows you to close up the table when not in use. The 8030 retails for $2,988 and the 8050 for $3,238.

Capital Quilts deal: buy one of these units within 30 days of the purchase of a new Janome sewing machine or serger and get 20% off the price after the $100 Horn savings is taken.

Janome is having their Spring Sale! Through May 31, look for SAVINGS and FREE GIFTS on the MC15000, HMC 9450 QCP, MC6700P, Skyline S7 and S9, MC500E, Sewist 780DC, 4300QDC, CoverPro 2000CPX, and AirThread 2000D Professional serger. Come see the machines in the shop (except the 780DC and 4300QDC, which we don’t stock), or click here to see the brochure.

Sew Steady has a new table bundle available. Get a large 18” x 24” Sew Steady table, a Large travel bag for transporting the table, and the new Grid Glider for $149. The regular price is $183.


Register for classes online, in the shop, or by calling 301-527-0598. Please register early; we need at least 3 people to make a class happen. If the class is cancelled by Capital Quilts, or if you let us know you can’t make it at least 7 days in advance of the class, you will get a refund or store credit. The Supply List for each class may be found on our Website at the lower left-hand corner of the class page. You may have to scroll down to find it.


Sunday, May 26th, Marianne has one appointment available for Janome machine service.

There are 2 seats left in Getting Started: the HQ Simply Sixteen on Wednesday, May 29, 11-1. Completion of this course certifies you to be able to rent the Simply Sixteen longarm machine. If you are thinking about purchasing a Simply Sixteen, this is a great way to learn about the machine in depth.

Friday, May 31st is our monthly FREE Sit 'n' Sew from 5pm-9pm.  Bring your project and perhaps a snack to share with other quilters.  We provide beverages.  Space is on a first come, first served basis. 


Take your quilting to the next level in Getting Started: the HQ ProStitcher Premium on Sunday, June 2, 1-4. You will learn the structure, functions, and buttons of this software plus how to do a simple edge-to-edge quilt design. Completion of the course allows you to rent the ProStitcher here in the shop. Elyse Turkeltaub teaches.

Learn how to select the best needle to go with the thread that is best for your project. Barbara Kascic unravels the mysteries of threads and needles for you in her popular Needles and Thread lecture on Wednesday, June 5, 10:30-11:30.

Make a T-Shirt Pillow and at the same time learn the technique for making a T-shirt quilt! Take a favorite t-shirt, stabilize the knit fabric, add a flanged border, and create an envelope-style pillow cover. Insert a pillow form and you have a keepsake for a favorite person. Debra Ball teaches this class on Thursday, June 6, 10:30-1:30.

Learn how to longarm quilt in Getting Started: the Handi Quilter Longarm Machine on Friday, June 7, 6-9. Completion of this course certifies you to be able to rent the Amara and Forte longarm machines. If you are thinking about purchasing a longarm, this is a great way to learn about the machines in depth.

There are just 2 spots left in the popular Rag Basket class on Saturday, June 8, 2:30-5:30. Lois Sumser teaches.


All events are free and fabric is provided. You need bring only your sewing machine, neutral thread, and sewing supplies. Please register for each workshop so that we know how many to expect. Coming up:

May 25 – Join the QOV (Quilts of Valor) group and help us make quilts for veterans. We have enough sewists signed up already, but you can help with pressing, putting blocks on the design walls, or just generally helping the sewists. 3:30-6

June 13 – Make Fidget Quilts for people with Alzheimers and other forms of dementia, ADD, or autism. You will machine piece a small quilt using charm squares, then embellish it with buttons, hook-and-loop tape, zippers, ribbons, and other fun add-ons. Some hand sewing is required. Jan Wisor leads this project. Skill level: confident beginner. 1-4

June 14 – Celebrate Flag Day by participating in this QOV sewing event to make quilts for veterans. 10:30-12:30

June 16 – Stitch along with Billye Roberts to make string quilts for the Interfaith Works Women’s Center. These quilts decorate the beds in the shelter, making the rooms welcoming and cheerful. Skill level: easy. 12-3

Small Kennel Quilts: We are always accepting small kennel quilts, and we always have free kits available for you to take home to make and return to us. They are a perfect little project for practicing your quilting skills! We receive requests from shelters for completed kennel quilts on a frequent basis, and there are a lot coming in now from the flooded and tornado-torn parts of the Midwest. We are running low on finished quilts and need your help making more.


There's a lot of black & white going on this week! We have white-on-whites and black-on-blacks from Timeless Treasures ($9.99 per yard), and from Andover, a black-and-white collection called Opposites Attract ($12.50 per yard). 

Field Day by Kelly Ventura for Windham was inspired by the playful and colorful things found on a day outdoors. Bright green grass, spring blossoms, tiny seedlings, kites flying in fields and a perfect little picnic. $12.50 per yard; 5" Charm Pack, $10.99; 2-1/2" strips, $43.99.


• May 31-June 2: Quilters Unlimited Quilt Show, Chantilly, VA
• June 8-9: Annapolis Quilt Guild Quilt Show, Annapolis, MD
• July 11-28: Sacred Threads, Reston, VA
• August 2-3: Four County Quilters Guild Quilt Show, Frederick, MD
• September 21-22: Friendship Quilters of Linthicum and Eternal Quilters Guild Quilt Show, Linthicum, MD
• October 11-20: Quilters' Quest
• November 1-3: Everybody's Quilt Guild Quilt Show, Westminster, MD


Morgan Arts Council presents the Delectable Mountains Quilt Guild Show, “Music to my Eyes”, April 12-May 26, 2019, at the Ice House Gallery in Berkeley Springs, WV. Visit for more information.


May’s prize is a clear zippered pouch full of goodies, including 3 Ghee’s zippers, a measuring tape, needle guidebook, luggage tags, a pen, Aurifil thread, an owl button, a mini petal template, 2 purse-size lint rollers, and a scissors lanyard. WOW!

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.

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

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