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What's New at CQ 10/24/19

"To market, to market, to buy a fat pig.” Mother Goose 

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Dear Sewcialites,

Quilters’ Quest 2019 is now in the history books. Thank you to all of you who participated! We enjoyed having you and hope that your journey was inspirational and fun.

We have a busy fall ahead of us. We will be vending at Everybody’s Quilt Guild Show November 1-3. They are having the show in a new location this year: Pleasant Valley Community Fire Hall, 2030 Pleasant Valley Road, Westminster, MD 21158. The show is open 12-6 on Friday, Saturday 10-5, and 10-4 on Sunday. See you there!

Local designer Heather Kojan is presenting a lecture/trunk show here on Saturday, Nov. 2, 12-1. Come hear her inspirational ideas on what to do with UFOs, the odd block, and that fabric you can’t believe you bought.

On Monday, Nov. 4, Heather is teaching a class here at the shop called “Five Easy Geeses”. She will show you five ways to make Flying Geese blocks and you will put your blocks together to make a quilt top. The class is from 11-3. Sign up here!

You are invited to Sip & Stitch! Join us on Thursday, November 7 from 6-8:30 to enjoy a glass of wine and light hors d’oeurves and make a Wine Bag. We’ll have kits ready for you to sew up. Bring your machine or use one of ours. We have room for 12 sewists. $45 includes wine, food, and a Wine Bag kit. Staff will be on hand to show you how to make the Wine Bag. The party is being catered by Botanero, a wine and small plates restaurant in Rockville.

Have you taken a picture of yourself here at Capital Quilts for the 2019 Scott Sent Me Challenge? You can find the complete rules at In short, you take a selfie at as many shops as you can through 11/30/19 and post them on Instagram and/or Facebook with the hashtag #ScottSentMe2019. There are prizes to be won, ranging from $100-$500 credits to spend in your favorite quilt shop. All winners will also get some pre-cut fabric from Scott Fortunoff. Scott’s companies include Free Spirit, Henry Glass, StudioE, Blank, and A.E. Nathan Co. We have set up a picture-taking station here in the shop under the “Kaffe” sign near the cutting table. Make sure you get the sign that says “Scott Sent Me” in your picture! Please send the picture to as well, because there are prizes for the shop to win, too.

Janome Club members: don’t forget that your meeting has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 26 at 1.

Most AccuQuilt dies are on sale, 15% off, through October 29. There are specials on all of the machines, too; see Vendor Specials below.

Kat and I are off to Quilt Market this weekend. If there is something you’d like us to look for, reply to this email!

Thank you for supporting Capital Quilts. There are lots of places and ways to shop these days, and I appreciate your choosing to shop at Capital Quilts to keep our wonderful community here for all to enjoy.

Go ‘n’ Piece,

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 $5,995.
     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.



Machine Specials: 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. Offer valid October 1-31.

$75 Rebate on GO! Fabric Cutter Starter Set. $224.99, regularly $299.99. Offer valid October 17-31. Rebate form must be postmarked by November 14, 2019.

$75 Rebate on GO! Big. $524.99, regularly $599.99 ($50 off at purchase + $25 mail-in rebate). Offer valid Oct. 17-31. Rebate must be postmarked by November 14, 2019.

$75 Rebate on Ready. Set. GO! Ultimate Fabric Cutting System. $374.99, regularly $449.99. Offer valid Oct. 17-31. Rebate must be postmarked by November 14, 2019.

$50 Rebate on GO! Me Easy Fabric Project Maker. $49.99, regularly $99.99 ($25 off at purchase + $25 mail-in rebate).

Die Special: 15% off GO! dies, mats and accessories. Exclusions apply. Offer valid October 4-29.

HANDI QUILTER has two promotions running at pretty much the same time:

October 12-28: Purchase a new machine package and receive a free Secret Drawer or HQ Highlight.

JANOME: Valid October 1-31.

Back to Sewing Specials! Receive great deals on the top-of-the-line Janome machines, including:
     MC15000: take $2,000 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: Designed for quilters, with an 11” bed space and auto pivot function. Save $500.
     MC6700P: This is a high-speed industrial-style machine, with a 10” all metal seamless flatbed. Save $500

SEW STEADY: Offer valid through December 31.
Purchase the new Versa Table and receive a 15” x 20” teal travel 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 and extension 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.

Hungry for a new quilt pattern? Take Muffin Tops with Kim Jalette on Friday, October 25, 10:30-1:30. You’ll use the 12” Clammy ruler and learn how easy it is to sew a gentle curve.

The October Sit-n-Sew is on Friday, October 25, 5-9. Bring your own project and sewing equipment and some food to share with your old and new friends. Capital Quilts will provide beverages.

Learn how to quilt using the computer in Getting Started: the HQ ProStitcher on Monday, October 28, 10-1 with Elyse. Completion of this course allows you to use the ProStitcher when you rent the machine. You must have previously taken the Getting Started: the HQ Longarm Machines class and have some longarm quilting experience.

Learn the proper and safe way to use rulers when you use a longarm quilting machine in Rulers for the Longarm on Wednesday, October 30, 11-2. Barbara Bean teaches you to work with straight rulers, curves, and waves and starts you on how to make feathers . You’ll have time for hands-on practice in this class.

Make a quilted jacket for the cool weather ahead! Rae Cumbie returns to teach her Quilted Jacket - Tabula Rasa Style workshop on Thursday and Friday, October 31 and November 1, 10-4. Choose the Vines & Leaves or the Flower Garden pattern or make a wholecloth quilted jacket. You need to have a muslin made already, so if you need a fitting, please contact Rae, or contact us and we will put you in touch with Rae.

A Strata Quilt is created by using multiple strips of fabric in a color family to create the fabric that is used to make a simple block. In Julie’s Strata Quilt, Julie Taylor will talk about color theory and guide you through the creative process. The class meets on Saturday, November 2, 2-5.

The lovely Showering Stars Table Runner will embellish any table. Give it as a gift during the upcoming holidays. Cathy Sullivan will teach you the primary blocks, flying geese and 9-patches, and help you assemble them into this table runner. Sunday, November 3, 12-4.

In the skill-builder class 5 Easy Geeses, designer Heather Kojan will teach you how to make perfect flying geese five different ways. And yes, they are all easy! Put them together to make a lovely quilt. Monday, November 4, 11-3.
Make a new ornament for your tree, mantle, or to use as a package decoration in Woven Snowflake on Tuesday, November 5, 10:30-12:30. Debra Ball will show you how it is done. A kit is included in the price of the class. More kits are available for purchase.

English Paper Piecing has become very popular, mostly because the handwork is very satisfying and very portable as a project. Kim Jalette will teach you how to prepare the shapes, stitch the blocks, and assemble them into rows and the rows into a quilt top. Make a small wall hanging called Stars of Savannah and gain the skills to make many more projects! Class meets on Tuesday, November 5, 2-4.

Make a Mondo Bag on Thursday, November 7, 10:30-1 with a second class the following Thursday. It’s mondo cool and mondo easy! Kathy Barden will be your guiding light. Make the Midi or Mondo (large) size. 


CAPITAL QUILTS CARES All CQC events are free, and we provide fabric and patterns. Please bring your sewing machine, thread, and supplies. Please register for each event online, by phone at 301-527-0598, or in the shop so that we know how many to expect. Thank you!

Quilts 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. The next workshop is on Friday, October 25, 2-4:30.

Placemats for Iona Center: Iona Center, located in Washington, DC, supports people as they experience the challenges and opportunities of aging through counseling, the arts, and providing meals, among other things. Join us on Monday, October 28, 11-1 to make placemats to make meal trays cheerful.

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. (The quilts are great stash-busters, 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.


Amethyst Magic from Wilmington Prints is a soft and pretty floral line. We can see these fabrics in fresh quilts, and sweet little girl dresses. Maybe even a Spring tote! $11.99 per yard. 

Also from Wilmington are Rock Candy Batiks, a new “hand-dyed” tonal texture in a rich “rainbow” of hues grounded by shades of gray & a deep, true black. $13.99 per yard. 

• 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 “5 Easy Geeses”, 11-3
• November 16: Handi Quilter Classes with Patty Kerns
• November 16: LickinFlames Trunk Show, 3-5

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 is a great space for sewing bees, small sewing, knitting, or other craft groups, and kid’s sewing parties. Our staff is on hand to assist you. You can bring food and drink (please keep it in the classroom!).


October’s prize is a pattern from Denise Olson called “Beach Glass” and a Moda charm pack by Robin Pickens called “Sweet Pea & Lily”.

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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