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What's New at CQ 1/10/2023


Dear Friends,
The New Year came in with a bang. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and can’t wait to get started on new projects. Lora has the front table all set up with beautiful items that should warm your heart….

In that vein, Cathy has is teaching a new runner class perfect to decorate your table to show your love.

Happy Sewing!




Cluck-clucking their way into our hearts are the cutest farm animals from the newest Crayola licensed collection from Riley Blake, Coloring on the Farm. This collection features the most adorable crayon-colored farm animals and coordinating prints. Check out the Coloring on the Farm quilt panel kit, too!

These lovely prints are from Clothworks' Delilah collection.  We expect to be using these fun and whimsical fabrics in all the things!

Guess How Much I Love You from Clothworks is inspired from the popular children's book of the same name.  It consists of adorable prints: bunnies, florals, leaves, and stars in soft colors such as gray, pink, blue, and white. These cute fabrics are perfect for a baby's nursery and kids' rooms.  We have bundles of 12 fat quarters PLUS the panel!  Chose pink or blue.



Have you registered for Second Saturday yet? In 2023, the group will work on three smaller projects: Posh Snowball, Florid Bloom/City Lights, and a modern Japanese Rice Pouch. 
You can join in on the fun from anywhere -- this club meets via Zoom, on the second Saturday of each month. 

Sew Together via Zoom continues. On January 13th, Karey Herriman talks about Kaffe Fassett's influence throughout the world of textiles and discusses his aesthetic and genius.

 Gather up all your unfinished sewing and bring it to Capital Quilts. Enjoy time you can dedicate to getting those projects DONE! We will be here to offer suggestions, guidance, and support. Monthly Get It Done sessions are now available through December.

We have two sessions of the Complete Course of Quilting starting in January: in person starts 1/15, and via Zoom starts 1/18.   This course covers the basics: getting to know your sewing machine, rotary cutting, fabric selection, and a variety of techniques for machine-piecing quilt blocks. You make a sampler quilt and learn to sandwich, quilt, and bind your masterpiece. It's great for newbies, or as a skills refresher.

 Karen Kehl is back with her Don't Fear the Curve class on January 21st. This class is designed to help you get over your fears about sewing curved blocks. The class is great for confident beginners and for experienced quilters who avoid patterns with curves! This half-day workshop will show you basics and advanced tips on sewing curved quilt pieces while you practice on quarter-circle (Drunkard’s Path), half-circle and full inset circle blocks. We will talk about accurate cutting of curves, pressing and handling curved pieces, and techniques for accurate piecing. You will be given ideas for how to make the samples from class into a fun, modern quilted wall hanging or table runner.

CQ Cares (Community Sewing Projects)

We have placemat kits available at the shop, please stop by to pick up one (or two). For those who 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 Case 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. Alternately, use your stash and any of the Million Pillowcase Project patterns.

We have free small kennel quilts kits 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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