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What's New at CQ 6/27/19

"And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see - or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read." Alice Walker

Dear HOT Sewists,
The heat is on outside, so let’s have a COOL SALE inside! Friday, June 28, 2019 through Wednesday, July 3, 2019, take 20% off every regularly priced item in the store. ½ yd. minimum cut, no combining discounts or other offers. Valid in-store only and not valid on special orders.

July 1 marks the beginning of the next calendar quarter and the beginning of a new set of classes. Check the calendar on the website to see what is coming up. The next Capital Quilts Complete Course of Quilting begins on Monday, July 1; get the word out to friends and family who want to learn how to quilt!

Are you part of a group that needs a meeting space? Capital Quilts is happy to rent you its classroom for just $25 an hour. It’s a great space for sewing bees, small sewing, knitting or other craft groups, and kids’ sewing parties. Our staff is on hand to assist you. You can bring food and drink (just please keep it in the classroom!).

LAST DAYS…If you are interested in purchasing a sit-down quilting machine, I can offer you a great deal on a new Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen that includes free shipping ($230 value), free TruStitch ($995 value), and a free 5’ HighLight ($350 value). Give me a call at 301-527-0598 or stop by and visit the shop. Offer valid through June 30.

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! You won’t get a better price for a fabulous machine at any other time of the year. Come in before July 31.

Please note that we are closed on Thursday, July 4. Enjoy your Fourth!

Go ‘n’ piece,

SHOP OPEN LATER HOURS: 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: Friday, June 28.

IN THE GALLERY: 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 FLOOR MODEL SALE: 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.


JANOME: EMPLOYEE PRICING EVENT You pay what our employees pay! Employee pricing is available on ALL Janome is a deeper discount than is usually available to you. Come into the shop to see what the big deal is! These prices are being offered through July 31. Don’t miss out; ask about these terrific savings today!

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.

Take 50% off the Sew Steady gray travel bags, large (26” by 26”) or not as large (20” by 26”). Limited stock available, offer valid while supplies last. You can buy them through the Sew Steady website and pick them up here at Capital Quilts!


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.

Our June Sit-N-Sew is on Friday, June 28, 5-9. Bring some food to share with others. Capital Quilts provides the beverages. Bring your own project and supplies. Shop staff are on hand to answer questions.

In Fabric Fun on Saturday, June 29, 10-1, Julie Taylor will have you painting, using colored pencils, paint sticks, and crayons, doing simple tie-dying, using Terial Magic spray, and printing with stencils, vegetables, and more. You will take home 6” blocks you can use later.

Liz Brodsky is teaching the Capital Quilts Complete Course of Quilting this summer. Classes will meet on Monday afternoons, 2:30-4:30, for 10 weeks beginning July 1. Learn everything from fabric selection to binding and making a label. Class will not meet on Labor Day. The final class is on September 9. You’ll learn everything you need to know to start your quilting journey, from winding a bobbin to putting the label on your finished quilt. Make a sampler quilt while you learn different techniques. Fall classes begin September 11.

Learn how to longarm! Take Getting Started: the Handi Quilter Longarm Machine on Friday, July 5, 6-9 and Barbara Bean will teach you the basics of using and maintaining the Amara and Forte machines. Completing the class certifies you to rent our machines. Just think of all those quilt tops languishing in closets that you could finish!

Once you’ve got the knack of using the Handi Quilter longarms, take Getting Started: the Basics of Premium ProStitcher and learn how to use the computer to do edge-to-edge quilting. A whole world of design will open up to you. Tuesday, July 9, 11-2, with Elyse Turkeltaub.

Make an artistically accurate Scrappy Color Wheel quilt to use as a reference in your sewing studio, or as a colorful baby quilt or wall hanging. Karen Fricke will talk about color as you work on your quilt. Tuesday, July 9, 1-4, with a following class on July 16, 1-4.

Make yourself a washable, durable rug in Jelly Roll Rug Squared on Wednesday, July 10 and 17, 12-2. Susan Stanton-Carr will show you how to turn a jelly roll and some batting into a lovely rug. No curves, it’s all straight sewing.

Want to learn the right way to bind a quilt? Need a binding refresher? Betsy Kulamer will teach you the ins and outs of binding in Binding Basics, Thursday, July 11, 10:30-12:30.

Learn how to design your own quilts using EQ8 on Thursday, July 11, 11-2. Elyse will explain the software to you, from how it works to explaining the buttons and functions. Class size limited to 6.

Liz Brodsky loves to teach embroidery. Take her Intro to Wool Embroidery class on Saturday, July 13, 2-4:30 and learn lots of beautiful stitches. If you are allergic to wool, try flannel and cotton embroidery floss.


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:

Quilts of Valor: Help make quilts for our military service men and women who have protected our freedoms and our country. Join our QOV chapter if you like. Our next meeting is Friday, July 19, 10:30-1. Project Leader: Sue Moats

Holiday Stockings and Bags: On Wednesday, July 24 (Christmas Eve in July!), we are making stockings and bags to share with the children at NIH later in the year. These stockings and bags will be filled with goodies and presented to the children to give them a bit of holiday cheer. Sew with us from 10:15-12:15. Project Leader: Jan Wisor

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.


Wanting to put a little more positivity out into the world, Shayla Wolf designed Good Vibes Only, a fabric line featuring bright colors and unique designs. $12.50 per yard.

We've received more of the Palette collection from Windham.  Palette has the perfect color blenders for all your quilting and sewing needs. These "solids" have a subtle movement that will add depth to any project. $10.99 per yard.

If you love the look of our Scrap Petal Garden quilt, but find picking out all the fabrics for the background a little overwhelming, you'll love this pack of 16 different neutral/low volume prints!  The kit contains enough fabric to piece the 72" square background out of 9" squares.  $59.99 per kit.


• July 1-31: 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
• October 14 & 15: Capital Quilts' Quest Bus (reserve your seat today!)
• 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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