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What's New at CQ 6/13/23


Dear Friends,


You probably already know that we clean and repair all brands of machines. Do you know about our other services?  We offer quilt sandwiching twice a month, AccuQuilt cutting services on request, personal shopping, one-on-one instruction (machines or projects) classroom rentals, and longarm rentals. (Whew! That was quite a list.) Is there a service we should offer but do not? Or does one of the services we already offer pique your interest?

We've had some requests for precut kits for baby quilts - is a quilt kit that requires no cutting something you'd be interested in? 

I'm always willing to entertain your ideas, so keep passing them along. 


Happy Sewing!





Colour Ways from Stof Fabrics allows for a full range of color, in this case grey.  We love the touches of yellow and orange that liven it up. These work great for modern quilts, but feel free to use them anywhere!


Are you a music lover, or do you need to make a gift for one?  Timeless Treasures has sent us these three fabrics that will harmonize well with others. 


From Bound Co., we have a trio of adorable critter quilt patterns, perfect for a nursery or toddler's room.  

Read on to hear about jackets that match the quilts!

Little Critter Coats are relaxed fit, reversible quilted children’s jackets with a traditionally pieced critter panel on the back, and a cute tail and ears on the reverse! The hood is detachable from the pop collar. While the coat pattern has clear and easy to follow instructions, you will need "intermediate" skills to piece the animal panel.


We are having a Quilt of Valor Workshop on June 14th. These quilts are tremendously important to the men and women who serve our country in the military.  Help us support our vets by making a Quilt of Valor.  The group will make one quilt.  All fabric is provided.  Just bring your sewing machine, supplies, and lots of energy! Please register for either the morning or the afternoon session, as space is limited. There will be at least one veteran present in the afternoon to receive a Quilt of Valor.

Do you have someone special graduating from school this year?  And do you have stacks of his or her t-shirts with school names, team names, club names, etc.?  Use them to make the perfect gift for the graduate! Debra B. shows you how starting Saturday, June 24th.

Our next session of the Complete Course of Quilting is coming up on June 25th. This 10-week quilting course teaches everything you need to know to start making your own quilts. 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.

Relax on Friday nights with fellow quilters for a virtual quilting bee. Settle into your favorite sewing space with your favorite Zoom-compatible technology for 2 hours of stitching and chatting. Everyone will have a chance to talk about what they’ve been working on and pose questions to the other quilters. On July 7th, the topic will be Favorite Hints and Hacks for Quilting with new moderator and longtime member Karey Herriman.

We like to party on Friday nights, if by party you mean sew. The next Get It Done session will be Friday, July 14th.  Reserve your spot, bring your project, and sew in the company of other quilters.  We'll have someone on staff here to help you if you get stuck. 

Quilt Show Schedule

 Four County Quilters Guild "Jubilation" Quilt Show
Calvary United Methodist Church
403 S. Main Street
Mt. Airy, MD 21771

Friday, August 4, 2023 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, August 5, 10:00am-5:00pm


Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza

 Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Avenue
Oaks, PA 19456

Alternative GPS Address:
1601 Egypt Road, Phoenixville, PA 19456

Thursday, September 14         10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday, September 15              10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, September 16          10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, September 17             10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Original Sewing and Quilt Expo
Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center
2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Thursday, September 28         10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Friday, September 29              10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday, September 30          10:00 am to 5:00 pm


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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