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What's New at CQ 07/04/19

"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." Nelson Mandela

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Dear Scrappy Stitchers,

Happy Fourth of July! I hope you are enjoying being with your family and friends at the beach, in the mountains, or in your backyard. May your burgers be juicy and your fireworks loud!

Please join us on Thursday, July 11, 6-8 for a reception for Diane Garrison, our current artist-on-display. Diane will give a Gallery talk at 7 about her quilts and her journey in the quilting world. Free, but please register so that I know about how much fruit and cheese to provide!

The Janome Summer Scratch Off Savings Giveaway has begun! Now through July 31, 2019, come into the shop and enjoy a demo of any Janome machine. Receive a Scratch Off Card and scratch off the disc and instantly win one of 22 prizes.

Rod’s Sharpening Service will be here on Wednesday, July 17 in the morning. Please bring your scissors, pinking shears, knives, and small gardening tools (under 12”) to the shop on or before Tuesday, July 16. Bundle your items with rubber bands or packing tape in a towel, basket, box, or other wrap that won’t allow the sharp blades to protrude and hurt anybody (no plastic bags). Include your name and phone number and your payment inside the bundle. Beauty salon shears are $25.00 each; everything else is $7 each. Cash or check, please.

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!).

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.

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: Fridays, July 5, 12, 19, and 26. Also, Tuesday, July 9.

IN THE GALLERY: 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. Join us in the shop on Thursday, July 11, 6-8 for a reception for Diane. She will give a Gallery Talk at 7 about her journey as a quilter.

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!

Come in for a demo and instantly win a prize with the Summer Scratch Off Savings Giveaway! Now through July 31 while supplies last.

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!

ACCUQUILT: 'Tis the season for the AccuQuilt Christmas in July sale!  All July long, save up to 40% on Select GO! Dies!  Stop into the store to see if the die you've had your eye on is on sale!
Don't have an AccuQuilt Fabric Cutter yet?  Come by to see what all the fuss is about!  With an AccuQuilt, you can cut more fabric in less time!  Rebates are currently available on the GO! Me and the Ready. Set. GO!  Rather have the electric GO! Big?  Ask about the in-store $100 coupon!


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, you will get a refund. If you let us know you can’t make it at least 8 days in advance of the class, you will get a store credit. Cancellations 7 or fewer days before the class are not refundable, but you can try to find someone to take your place. If there is waiting list, we’ll try to help with that. 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! 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.

If you would like to know even more about ProStitcher, take Custom Quilting with ProStitcher with Elyse on Thursday, July 18, 11-2. Learn how to fit a quilting design to a block, triangle, border, or sashing. Explore chunking borders, fitting border corners, and cropping out areas around appliques and embroideries. Find out more about the size, align, and skew functions.

Elyse teaches Art & Stitch: Getting Started on Saturday, July 20, 11-2. Create your own Edge-to-Edge quilting pattern using Art & Stitch software. You’ll cover the basics and the most often used tools and techniques.

Do something different with your summer: learn how to make Fabric and Felt Jewelry! Lois Sumser will show you how to make jewelry that is always original, lightweight to wear, and a great way to use up your scraps! Kit included. Saturday, July 20, 2:30-5:30.

Enjoy up to 6 blissful hours of sewing and fun with Kat in Night Owl Sewing. This mini-store retreat is on Saturday, July 20, 6-midnight (stay as little or as long as you like). Includes pizza and drinks and a $10 Gift Card.


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.


Hanukkah fabrics have arrived, 5 bolts from QT Fabrics with traditional Hanukkah themes. “Happy Hanukkah”, $13.50/yard.

From Westfield Laser and Design, we have laser applique kits. The kits include the pre-cut applique, a Quilt by Numbers template, and instructions. There are three different turtle kits, called “Hatchling” One, Two, and Three, a Sea Turtle, a Crab, and a Lion. Prices range from $10.99 to $27.99, depending on the size and complexity of the applique.

Swirly Girls has a new pattern called “Block Talk”. Use it with 10” squares, panels, blocks, or t-shirts. $10.00

Anna Graham of Noodlehead has designed a new tote called “Redwood Tote”. The mid-sized crossbody tote has a front zippered pocket, back slip pocket, zip top closure, and a reinforced base. Short handles are included for easy grabbing; the crossbody strap is clip-on. $9.00

Our 2019 Row by Row Custom Plate has arrived!  Our "Eat, Sip, Sew" plate is available in-store and online. $5.99 each.


• 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


The winner of June’s prize, a Folk Art Fantasy charm pack from Contempo Fabrics and a retractable measuring tape from Clover, is Nancy W. Congratulations, Nancy, and thank you all for shopping at Capital Quilts!

July’s prize is a charm pack of the “Mix” collection from Timeless Treasures and a pattern called “Zip to Shape” from Ghee’s. The pattern includes instructions for a drawstring bag in four sizes.

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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  • 15926 Luanne Drive
  • Gaithersburg, MD 20877