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What's New at CQ 06/06/2019

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Dear Fabricologist Friends,

Thank you to the Quilters Unlimited Guild for inviting us to vend at their wonderful show last weekend! As always, the quilts were gorgeous and the vendors plentiful. I found myself particularly drawn to the Baltimore Album quilts this year. We enjoy this show every year and hope to be a part of it for many more.

This coming weekend, we are heading to Annapolis to the Annapolis Quilt Guild’s “Quilts by the Bay 2019” show, another show we enjoy vending at every year. Come see us at the Annapolis High School on Riva Ridge Road, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-4. Don’t miss it!

Today is the 75th anniversary of D-Day.  We are grateful to our military servicemen and servicewomen who fought valiantly for the liberation of Europe and by doing do, preserved our liberties here in the US. Capital Quilts has a very active Quilts of Valor chapter that meets about once a month to make beautiful quilts to give to military veterans. On June 14, Flag Day, the chapter will present quilts to 2 of those veterans. We invite you to join us at 11:30am to celebrate the service of these veterans to support and protect the liberties we all enjoy. 

Those of you who have joined the Aurifil Thread Club, don’t forget to bring your card to the shop in June to get your discount on your large spool of thread! Those of you who haven’t joined, what are you waiting for??

Did you know that some birds sew? Take a look at this post of a tailor bird on our Facebook page. It’s amazing!

It’s a great time to buy a new Janome sewing machine or serger. Pay what Capital Quilts employees pay; get the same discount they enjoy. Come talk to us about the Employee Pricing Event and test drive some machines!

We are currently looking for a part-time employee with flexible availability.  If working in a quilt shop sounds like a dream come true, please contact Alison directly by calling 301-527-0598.

Go ‘n’ piece,

THIS WEEK’S SHOP SPECIALS: Take 15% off green fabric this week (6/7/19-6/13/19)! When you look at it, the word “green” must enter your mind, as opposed to red flowers with green leaves. The fine print: ½ yard minimum cut, may not be combined with other offers, in stock only, in shop only.

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, June 7, 14, 21, and 28; and Tuesday, June 11. On Sundays through June 16, we are open from 12-6; after the 16th, we’ll go back to being open until 5.

There is a new show happening! Diane Garrison is generously sharing some of her quilts with us this month. They are cheerful and whimsical, everything from 3D bats to cupcakes to a seek-and-find quilt.

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.


June 1-10, join the Block Party! Take $20 of fall GO! Qube Mix & Match blocks and Companion Sets. Includes Serendipity by Edyta Sitar.

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!

JANOME: Employee Pricing Event You pay what our employees pay! Employee pricing is available on ALL Janome models. Come into the shop to see what the big deal is! These awesome prices are available through July 31. Janome won’t let us advertise the actual prices, so you’ll have to come see us, or give us a call. 301-527-0598

SEW STEADY: 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.

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 is just 1 spot left in the popular Rag Basket class on Saturday, June 8, 2:30-5:30. Lois Sumser teaches.

EQ8 is a computer-based application with which you can preview, color, design, and resize your quilt. It calculates yardage for you, adds seam allowances, creates templates, rotary cutting instructions, and foundation piecing patterns. It works with both Windows and Mac. Learn how to use this fabulous software on Sunday, June 9, 1-4, with Elyse Turkeltaub. Class size is limited to 4.

The Stasia Dress is a super comfortable dress, perfect for our area’s hot summer days. Barbara Kascic will teach you how to make this dress on Tuesday, June 11, 10-4. She’ll help you get the sizing right and make it fit perfectly!

Tired of wrestling with your quilts as you try to quilt them on your sewing machine? Make life easier and quilt them on the Handi Quilter Simply Sixteen machine. Learn how on Wednesday, June 12, 11-1. Barbara Bean will show you how to use and take care of the machine in Getting Started: the Handi Quilter Simply Sixteen. Completion of the class certifies you to rent our machine. It’s also a great way to learn about the machine in detail if you have been thinking about purchasing one for your home.

Kathleen Barden is new to our teaching roster. Come meet her in her class, Mondo Bag, on Wednesday, June 12, 10:30-12:30. This is a great bag that comes in different sizes and is easy to make, just cut, fuse, and sew.

There are appointments available at 6, 7, and 8pm on Friday, June 14 for Sandwich Night. Bring your quilt top and backing, batting, and basting spray or pins and Carol will help you get your quilt sandwiched in no time. Remember that if you are having a longarm quilter do your quilting, you do not need to sandwich the quilt.

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:

June 14
– Celebrate Flag Day by participating in this QOV sewing event to make quilts for veterans. 10:30-12:30. There will be a presentation of 2 quilts to veterans at 11:30am.

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.


Giving Thanks from Robert Kaufman features an elegant panel and several go-with fabrics, including two glorious ombres. Panel, $8.99 each. Metallic prints, $13.50 per yard. Ombres, $12.99 per yard.

Palette is a collection of tonal fabrics in 40 colors by renowned textile designer Marcia Derse for Windham Fabrics. With slight gradations of color, these blenders have a subtle movement. $10.99 per yard.

Brimfield Beginnings are fresh and easy-to-sew designs from local designers Kim and Nisha, based on antique or vintage flea market finds. These are perfect for the EPPer just starting out or the advanced sewist who wants a fast finish. All three starter packs contain acrylic templates, papers for (4) 7″ blocks, and an instruction card. Meera, $13; Soleil, $12; Mayflower, $12.


• June 8-9: Annapolis Quilt Guild Quilt Show, Annapolis, MD
• July 1-30: ByAnnie Trunk Show
• 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
• November 16: LickinFlames Trunk Show, 3-5


June’s prize is a Folk Art Fantasy charm pack from Contempo Fabrics and a retractable measuring tape from Clover.

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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