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What's New at CQ 9/12/19

"If you are willing to do something that might not work, you're closer to being an artist." Seth Godin

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Dear Wearers of Thread,

We are going to have a guest at the next Capital Quilts Cares: Quilts of Valor Workshop. Eleanor Balaban, winner of two ribbons at the Montgomery County Fair last month, will share some of her quilts with us, then lead the group in making a QOV quilt in a pattern called Diabolical Jane. The workshop is on Friday, September 20, 1-3:30. Even if you can’t or don’t want to sew, come by to meet Eleanor and see her quilts.

Don’t forget to attend Bobbie Korengold’s lecture about her fabulous Baltimore Album style quilts this Saturday at 3! Come a little early and visit her quilts in our Gallery; take note of her tiny, parallel quilting stitches and beautiful fabrics, not to mention the beautiful embroidery.

Our next Night Owl Sewing with Kat Martinez is coming up this Saturday, the 14th, from 6-12. Night Owl Sewing is an in-store mini-retreat, a chance for you to visit and sew without distractions from family, pets, telephones, homework questions, and so forth. You don’t have to stay until midnight if you don’t want to, but Kat will stay with you if you do. Bring your own project and sewing equipment. We provide pizza, beverages, and a $10 Gift Card. The shop stays open just for you!

We are very busy getting ready for Quilters’ Quest shop hop, which is just 4 weeks away. Have you reserved your seat on our motor coach yet? We travel to all 10 shops in 2 days, Monday and Tuesday, October 14 and 15, and we provide lunch, snacks, and a hostess with the mostest to make your trip easy and fun. You will receive a Quilters’ Quest 2019 tote bag with some goodies inside, a chance to win some very nice prizes, and a card for a 15% discount on purchases made at all 10 participating shops during the next year, through September 30, 2020 (some exclusions apply).

We will be vending at a quilt show this month, Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22. The show is presented by the Friendship Quilters of Linthicum and Eternal Quilters guilds at the Lindale Middle School, 415 Andover Road, Linthicum Heights, MD, from 10-4 each day. There will be some 200 quilts on display, vendors, boutiques, demonstrations, a silent auction, and raffle quilts. Come see us!

Do you know anyone who would like to learn how to sew? We are offering a beginning sewing class, “Learn to Sew”, on Saturday, September 28, from 1-4. The students will learn how to thread and use their sewing machine, how to sew a straight line and a curved line, and make a pillowcase.

Thank you for shopping at Capital Quilts!

Go ‘n’ piece,

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. This coming week, we will be open until 9 on Friday the 13th and Wednesday the 18th.

Stop by and view quilts made by Bobbie Korengold. They are Baltimore Album style quilts and are made by hand. Bobbie’s quilts regularly win awards in shows around the country. Register for the free Gallery Talk this coming Saturday, September 14th at 3pm.

Buy a floor model and enjoy quilting at home for less. We install your machine in your home, and a free lesson on using the machine is provided.

Simply Sixteen: $5,100, regularly $5995

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

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


ACCUQUILT: These specials are valid September 1-30.
Machine Special: Present a completed coupon (or get one in the shop) and get $100 off a GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter Starter Set at the register.

OR complete an AccuQuilt rebate form, available in the shop, and get $150 off a GO! Big machine after mailing in the rebate.

Die Special: Most dies and the Qubes and Companion Sets are on sale:
  Take $5 off items under $50.
  Take $10 off items $59-$125.
  Take $20 off items above $125.

HANDI QUILTER: Valid through September 16
Bundle Up! Purchase any Handi Quilter machine and receive a FREE Accessory Bundle, which includes a Square Feet kit, a Glide Foot 2, an Echo Feet kit, a Sure Foot, a Silver Ring quilting template set, a 6” x ½” Line Grid Ruler, a 2¼” Slice Ruler, and two spools of Chenille-It Blooming Bias. This bundle has a $400 value!

Purchase a ProStitcher and receive the Golden Threads Digital Design Collection, also a $400 value.

JANOME: Valid September 1-30
Back to Sewing Specials! Receive great deals on the top-of-the-line Janome machines, including:
  MC15000: take $2000 off the regular price plus get a complimentary iPad and embroidery apps, a $326 bonus value.
  Skyline S9: Great embroidery capability along with excellent sewing capability. Save $200.
  9450QCP: Focus on quilting, with an 11” bed space and auto pivot function. Save $500.
  MC6700P: A high speed machine, with a 10” all metal seamless flatbed. Save $500.

SEW STEADY: Offer valid September 1-December 31
Purchase the new Versa Table and receive a 15” x 20” teal bag OR a Westalee Design Ruler Foot Starter Package, your choice. Use the 16” x 13.5” base only for small spaces and small projects. Easily extend to 16” x 27” for bigger projects and spaces. Included with the table are 8 legs, 2x Acrylic Leg Locks, and a Grid Glider. Regularly $159, buy it now for $149.

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 of the class fee. If you let us know you can’t make it at least 8 days before the class, you will get a store credit of the class fee. 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 a 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.

Don’t have enough room in your house to easily sandwich a quilt? Bring your quilt top and back, batting, and supplies to CQ and we will help you sandwich that quilt in no time! Sandwich Night is Friday, September 13. Make your appointment now for 6 and 7 o’clock.

In Longarm Rulers 101, you will learn the basics of safe handling and working with longarm rulers. Try a variety of rulers, including the straight edge, stitch-in-the-ditch, and VersaTool rulers. Longarm experience is required for this class on Saturday, September 14 at 11am.

Join Kat at Night Owl Sewing for up to six blissful hours of stress-free sewing. Starting at 6:00pm on Saturday, September 14, we offer pizza, beverages, and a $10 Gift Card to round out your exclusive sewing and shopping time.

On Sunday, September 15 at noon, you can help make quilts for the Interfaith Works Women’s Shelter. These quilts mean so much…warmth, love, hugs, comfort home. Join us for this Capital Quilts Cares event.

Does your serger confuse you? Let Barbara Kascic shed some light on it in Sergers Made Easy on Monday, September 16 at 10:30. She will go over the parts of the machine and how to thread and maintain it. She will also teach you some basic stitches and talk about the many uses for a serger. This is a perfect class for someone who is thinking about purchasing a serger as well as someone new to serging or needing a refresher.

A T-Shirt Quilt makes a perfect holiday, birthday, or graduation gift. Learn how to make one on Monday, September 16, at 2. Debbie Ball teaches.

If you’ve seen Bobbie Korengold’s quilts, you may be inspired to learn how to hand-quilt or to improve your skills. Chris Giannascoli is pleased to share her knowledge in Hand-Quilting: The Ultimate Finish on Tuesday, September 17, 10:30-12:30.

Getting Started: the Handi Quilter Simply Sixteen is the class for you if you would like to learn about this small but powerful quilting machine. Barbara Bean teaches you how to use and care for the Sixteen on Tuesday, September 17, 11-1. Completion of the course allows you to rent ours in the shop.

Let us help you sandwich your quilt during Sandwich Day, Tuesday, September 17. Bring your quilt top and back, batting, and basting spray or pins and we’ll have your quilt sandwiched in no time. Appointments are available at 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

The Vinyl Mesh Market Bag is great for shopping, carrying books, gym clothes, toys and lots of other things. It’s washable, cute, and nearly indestructible. The mesh allows you to see what is inside. Learn how to make this wondrous bag with Kathy Barden on Wednesday, September 18, 10:15-1:15.

On Friday, September 20, 10:30am, join Kat to make pillowcases for Ryan's Case for Smiles, a volunteer organizations solely dedicated to helping kids feel better to heal better. This workshop is free, but space is limited.  Please register if you plan on attending.

Saturday, September 21st, Elyse teaches EQ8 at 11am.  EQ8 is a fantastic software program that helps you design quilts of any size, draw block patterns, scan and import fabric, calculate yardage, and print your patterns. Its friendly new look introduces large interface elements, customizable workspace, help tips, and guided designing—creating the most intuitive version yet!


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:

Interfaith Works Women's Center Quilts: Sunday, September 15, from 12-3. Join Billye and Lori to make quilts for the women at the shelter.

Ryan's Case for Smiles: Help us make pillowcases for Ryan's Case for Smiles, a volunteer organization solely dedicated to helping kids feel better to heal better. While other great organizations focus on research and finding a cure, Ryan's Case for Smiles works to improve the quality of life of children and their families as they undergo treatment. Colorful, fun pillowcases are a part of this mission to give children an emotional boost and remind them that they are not defined by their illness. Friday, September 20, at 10:30am.

Quilt of Valor: These quilts are tremendously important to the men and women who serve our country. Help us support our vets by making a Quilt of Valor. Joining the workshop this month is Eleanor Balaban, who will have a Show & Tell with some of her quilts (she won 2 ribbons at MoCo Fair in August). Eleanor will then lead the group in a quilt pattern called Diabolical Jane with patriotic fabrics.

Small Kennel Quilts: We are always accepting small kennel quilts, and we always have free basic kits available for you to take home to make and return to us. (They're great stashbusters, too!) 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 hurricane season is here! We've shipped out over 130 of these small quilts in the last week alone!


More yummy batiks from Island Batiks!  These are just a few of what we received.  Each is prettier than the next.  $13.99 per yard.

Andover has sent some lovely fabrics:  9 bolts from the Alison Glass collection "Handiwork" are 12.99 per yard.

This fabulous Very Hungry Caterpillar Panel coordinates with both the beads and the dots from the same collection.  Panel, $9.50 each; yardage, $12.99 per yard.

Finally, we have this adorable kit, Biblio-boo!  $39.99 each includes all fabrics needed for top and binding.  You will need to add backing, binding, and your fusible web of choice.


• September 14: Bobbie Korengold lecture at 3
• September 21-22: Friendship 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 2: Heather Kojan Lecture/Trunk Show, 12-1
• November 4: Heather Kojan Workshop “Five Easy Geeses”, 11-3
• November 16: LickinFlames Trunk Show, 3-5


Join the Embroiderers' Guild of America, Baltimore Constellation Chapter for a very special event! Heather Hook's “Closet of History: a Timeline of Embroidery & Fashion in the 19th Century” on Saturday, October 12th at the Chartwell Country Cub (no stairs!) in Severna Park. Heather will be sharing a large portion of her 4000+ antique clothing collection with participants. Learn about the rise and fall of women's fashions in the 19th century, with special emphasis on embroidered pieces. Lunch will be served. $40 per person. Please contact Leslie Carson ( for additional information or to purchase tickets.

Capital Quilts has supported Friends of Montgomery County Animals in the past by donating pet beds and promoting events for them. FMCA is celebrating their 45th year anniversary, and invite you to join them at a wine tasting event at the Olney Winery on September 15th. Tip: online tickets are less expensive than they will be at the door. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and 5 tastings are included with the price of your ticket, in addition to a $3 voucher good toward the purchase of your first bottle of wine and a chance of winning a fabulous wine basket! Silent Auction and fun items for sale to benefit FMCA. Visit for more information and ticket sales.

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!).


September’s prize is a pattern from Indygo Junction, and a sampler of threads from Superior.

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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