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What's New at CQ 5/24/22


Dear Friends,

Not only is Memorial Day weekend comin up, but so is the day I purchased the shop.  In honor of both these events, I am extending to you -- both online and in-store -- a sale event!

Please enjoy 20% off your entire purchase* between Saturday, 5/28/22 and Monday, 5/30/22. This sale INCLUDES clearance!

*Excludes services, classes, machines, special orders, and furniture.  May not be combined with any other offer or discount.

We had a great time at the Faithful Circle Quilt Show this past weekend!  It was great to see so many of you come out to see all the quilts!  Our next vending opportunity is at the Schoolhouse Quilt Show in Cumberland, Maryland, Friday June 3rd through Sunday, June 5th.

Happy Sewing!




Inspired by her love of the sea and coast, Shell Rummel's newest collection Natural Affinity echoes the small moments of beauty found while exploring nature. Flowing lines and soft flowers are captured marvelously in shades of translucent sea glass.

Glyphs are a symbols that convey information nonverbally.  In this collection, designer e bond reflects on what comprises language.  The symbols she has created for this collection can represent ideas, time, and emotions.  Each design is named for a woman African-American writer or poet, from post-Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance to today.


Sweetwater's new Timber collection from Moda is all about the great outdoors!  If you've ever gone camping, hiking, or visited any of our wonderful National Parks, this is for you!


Join Betsy for Sew Together, a virtual quilting bee!  June 3rd is Demo Night, where participants are invited to showcase and share their favorite quilting tools and techniques. You’ll see demonstrations of ruler work, the AccuQuilt Go! cutter, and much more!

Table runners are a great way to spruce up, and they make great gifts, too.  Make your own Liberty Table Runner on Saturday, June 4 at 11:30am.

Capital Cares: Interfaith Shelter Quilts is back!  Join Lori on Thursday, June 9, 11-3 to work on quilts.  These quilts are treasured by the women who receive them, and as each woman leaves the shelter for permanent home, they take "their" quilt with them.

Are you afraid to make color choices? Do you grab the hand of the nearest shop clerk to help you pick out fabric? Do you hope and pray for kits so you don't have to make the choices yourself? We can fix that! Join Pam for two sessions on gaining color confidence!
You will gain confidence as you train your eye to see color and read the mood of fabrics as she walks you through a series of play-like exercises. Class starts Saturday, June 11 at 11am.

Quilting with rulers is a wonderful way to add curved designs to your quilting repertoire!  This is an ideal compromise to create precise yet interesting stitching on your quilts using your domestic machine. In this 5-week class, starting Sunday, June 12 at 3pm, you will make a 9-block sampler of ruler work designs.


CQ Cares (Community Sewing Projects)

We will also have kits available at the shop, please stop by to pick up one (or two). For those that want to sew from their stash, click on the picture for the beginner-friendly Charm Square Placemats pattern, or you can use your own pattern.

Please return all completed placemats to Capital Quilts.
Thank you for your continued support of the Capital Quilts Cares program. 

We have free pillowcase kits available!  We donate all pillowcases to Ryan's Care for Smiles, who in turn distributes them to children battling serious illness.  Pick one up next time you're in the shop, then complete it and return on your schedule. 

We also have free small kennel quilts available.  These little quilts are sent to shelters who take in pets displaced by natural disaster.  To quilters, they are a great beginner project, a use for leftover fabric, and a place to practice free motion skills.  To use your stash, visit


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